Saturday, November 22, 2008

Suggestions please!

So at work I sit at a computer all day and its kinda boring, but I can listed to Cd's and such so I would like to listen to some books on CD to help pass the time. I of course, as many of you have already guessed, am listening to harry potter right now ha! But I want to read/listen to something new. So give me some ideas. Oh and if anyone suggests those dumb twilight books I will remove you from my friend list... I am not kidding :) So the moral of the story is give me book ideas but no twilight. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thank You!

This blog has been for the purpose of keeping a journal more than anything. I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone for their love and support. Dinners have been prepared, cards, flowers and cookies have been brought, phone calls have been made, and condolences sent. Experiences like this help you realize what true friendship means. A quick word about my sweet wife, she has been working so so so hard AND been very sick. Not only did she do all that, she was always there for me when I needed her, late nights and early mornings at the hospital, and on the phone all of the time. She is amazing! Anyway, thanks again to everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A funny!

Its a new week and we thought we would post something a little more light-hearted. We are due right? Enjoy!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Dad's Obituary

David Milner Skelton
David Milner Skelton
Born in Redding, California on Dec. 20, 1944
Departed on Nov. 11, 2008 and resided in , UT.

Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
Service: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
Cemetery: Bountiful City Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

David Milner Skelton

David Milner Skelton

December 20, 1944 to November 11, 2008

David Milner Skelton, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away on November 11, 2008 in Bountiful, Utah surrounded by his family and friends.

David was born in Redding, California on December 20, 1944 to Brant (Tony) and Mary Milner Skelton, spent his first few years in Tooele, and later grew up in Woods Cross, Utah. David was a humble strong person who had a deep faith in God, which was developed through trials and adversity. David served an LDS mission to South Africa. Following his mission, David was able to baptize his mother and witness his parents sealing in the temple. Soon after, he met and courted his eternal and devoted sweetheart, Cheryl Hawkes. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 14, 1969.

David graduated with a degree in English Literature from Weber State College. He was a dedicated worker who taught Jr. High English Literature for five years, worked as a forklift operator at Garrett (ANR) Freight for 18 years, and ended his career working for the LDS Welfare Program at the Central Bishop's Storehouse.

David will be remembered for his unmovable love toward his family, friends and neighbors. He was always there for those who needed a helping hand. Those who knew him know of his talent for fixing anything and inventing such things as camping luxuries and a 70 ft. tree house. He was an active, strong man who had a knack for building things and working with wood. He had a deep love of literature and history. Those who heard him teach knew of his capacity for deep thinking and his command of the English language. Grandchildren would gather around at his knees knowing that sooner or later a piece of candy or a new toy would find its way into their hands. His wood working projects will keep his artistic legacy alive for generations.

The majesty of perfected manhood was sanctified within his course exterior. His intimate relationship and knowledge of the Gospel shone in his eyes. From the corridors of a pre-existent sphere, our best friend has taught us the meaning of life, in so doing leaving a covenant, sealed family.
David is survived by his wife, five children, Andy (Laura), Bryan (Tiffany), Dallin (Sarah), Alex (Danelle), and Marné, eleven plus grandchildren, younger sister (Denise Litster), and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother (Brant).

Funeral services will be held at the Bountiful 9th Ward building, 500 East Center Street, Bountiful, Utah on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main St. and Saturday at the ward prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the kind nurses, doctors, and hospice workers who cared for him with loving respect during his final days.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

David Milner Skelton, my Father

The man I call Dad quietly slipped through the veil with his family by his side this afternoon. What an amazing man of God he is. In Dad's words... What a Guy!
I love you Dad, I miss you, I will try to make you proud.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am not very good at putting things into words as eloquently as Alex is. These past few days have been very humbling as I have watched Alex's father deteriorate. I tell you not much in life is harder than watching your husband lose his father. I have all new levels of respect for Alex watching the way he has been handling things. Alex has always spent a lot of time helping his family. He and his brothers have so many memories helping dad with his projects. Alex is so willing to serve. He has been such a support for his Mom at this time. I can't even describe how incredible Alex is and has been through everything. I wont list everything he has done but he sure amazes me! He has an incredible father and it has been a very sweet experience sharing memories of him as the family has waited in the hospital room the past few days. This has been something we knew would happen as Dad's health has gone down hill the past few years but it is still so hard to watch and go through. We have had so many amazing friends and family that have supported us. Thanks to you all. Here are a few pictures of Alex and his Dad over the years. They have a very special relationship and Alex has learned so many valuable lessons from his dad. I love you Alex!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ashamed of the Prophets?

This is a great quote I stole from a friend ( thanks Ryan ), which sums up my feelings of the latest events and the events I am sure that are to come. President Monson is absolutely not JUST the Prophet for our church. He is called to be the Prophet of the WORLD. Those who find it hard to follow him will find themselves on scary paths. In or out of the Church.

"Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life..'

"This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions."

"Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel."

"Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat."

From "A More Determined Discipleship" by Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Found in Ensign, Feb 1979, 69–73. An address delivered at Brigham Young University, 10 October 1978.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Broken Record?

Proposition 8 has been through the thickets time and time again and it probably will not stop. This post is not to go over the specifics. I just spent a lot of time researching BOTH sides. When all is said and done a Prophet of the Lord has asked us to support proposition 8. I decided a long time ago that if the Prophet asked me to follow him into hell, I would do it with no question. God's mouthpiece has spoken, will we have courage to follow? It really doesn't matter what I think, or my small personal opinions, call it blind faith, I don't really care. In the Temple I made certain covenants. If I go against those covenants I automatically forfeit blessings and the Holy Spirit. President Monson asked me to support something, I have faith in the living Messiah, so I WILL FOLLOW!


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Saturday, November 1, 2008

What was I thinking?!?!

Yeah I made it about an hour and a half into the day before I realized not taking unisom was a bad idea. Thank heavens for good neighbors named Cinda who donate from their unisom supply!
Its amazing how much of a difference unisom really makes! Thanks Cinda!