Saturday, November 24, 2007


Mom and dad are visiting us in Pacifica.

So I'm showing him how to upload photos to the blog.

The first is Andy meeting cousins when he was at BYU Music camp this year.
The second is Dad's new car, Chevy Cobalt.

Now he can add more posts with pictures.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

To all our family - Happy Thanksgiving,


Linda, Dave and Sam

Friday, November 16, 2007

Apology for slacking in the birthday patrol

Ok there may have been less confusion on who needs to hear the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL" If I had not slacked off in my birthday police duties and included pictures. SO sorry about that Rachel but this is the first night since Monday that I've even turned on the computer. Hope it was a great day!
And considering the fact that next week looks just as busy I am sending out "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" wishes to you all!!!!
Love you tons!
P.S. Adam, Betsy, Josh, Catie, Are you guys still planning on coming down in Dec? Let me know soon as we are trying to sort out plans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jerusalem update

I got my schedule for the Jerusalem Center in the mail on Saturday. I cannot even describe how excited I am starting to become. I was reading through the schedule and almost started crying from joy! I can't believe I'm really going! How did I get to be so lucky, so blessed? It is a miracle, I assure you. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, an opportunity that I have dreamed of for so long that it is weird it is finally coming true. But then again, I should be used to this, right? I dreamed of serving a mission in Russia, and I did! How many people are able to say that? Now that I think of this a little more, opening that envelope and reading my schedule brought many of the same feelings that were present when I opened my mission call letter and read the words "You have been called to serve in Samara, Russia." The joy almost burst out of my chest! There are no words to describe it!
So, to give you a little idea of what I am going to be doing for the first 4 months of 2008, I've found some maps and circled the areas that I will be visiting/touring.
Basically, we have one full week in Egypt, 4 days in Jordan, and a little over a week in Galilee, besides smaller day trips inside of Israel. I will see the Giza Sphinx, the Pyramids, Funerary Temple of Ramses III, Memphis, Luxor Temple, Old Cairo, Mount Sinai (and even spend the night on Mount Sinai), the Red Sea, Jericho, Nazareth, Caesarea, Mount Herzl, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Jordan River Baptismal Site, Bethlehem, Shepherds Field, Nimrod's Castle, boat across the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Tiberias, Qumran, Tel-Aviv, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Bethany, Bethphage, Bethesda, Gethsemane, Garden Tomb, the Mediterranean Sea, swim in the Dead Sea, and much more. I will be studying Arabic, Ancient Near East Studies, Modern Near East Culture and History, Old Testament, and New Testament.
In addition, I just found out that I have received a scholarship to help pay for the Jerusalem Center. So, with that money, I have 34% paid, (leaving 66% left to pay). Then, when I subtract the money I got from my loan, I only have to figure out how to pay an additional 35% of the total . . . by November 26. The other half of my loan will cover most of that amount, but I won't get it until January. So we will see what happens. But, I am not worried about it. I am very excited and can hardly wait for this semester to be over because that means I will be going to Jerusalem!!!!!

Rachel McGee

Happy Birthday Rachel. Hope you have a great day
and get to do all the things that you desire.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I make Drugs

Here is a news article that mentions a drug I worked on at Tularik. Now called INT131.

They won't let us publish on it but every so often they do release some news like the description in this article.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November Birthdays

So Whitney just had her 9'th month Birthday but Today is her Dad's . Happy 31, Jesse. Wish you many more.

Here is a photo from a few years back .

And here is Whitney's photo from Halloween 2007 .