Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trying to Set a Record

Kristi is the type of person who does something well or she doesn't do it at all. A couple of weeks ago we took her to the ER for severe back pain that kept her from sleeping or walking. We assumed it was a slipped disk or something similar. Not satisfied with one disk bulge, she decided that three broad disk bulges would be even better. She goes to her back doctor on Wednesday to see what course of action he recommends.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Family Evening at the Ball Park

We took the family (+ Taylor's friend KC, - Darren) to a Salt Lake Bees game on Monday evening. We're not sure who won the game as we left early. I think the kids' wanting to leave had something to do with their meeting their treat quota early in the fifth inning. It was all we could do to get them to stay through the sixth with the Bees leading 7-4.

Camryn getting an autograph from the team mascot - Bumble.

Taylor and KC striking a pose. One of the few moments when they actually sat with us. I think teenagers get an allergic reaction if they spend too much time with their parents.

This hit went out the park - home run.

We had nice seats nine rows behind home plate.


I went golfing a few weeks ago with a friend of mine and on the eighteenth hole got these pictures of a family of deer that crossed the fairway. The hole is fairly short par five that is reachable (you can see the green in the background). I reached in two and had an eagle put from twenty feet. Then a par put from five feet. Followed up by a tap in par.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

...and then there were three

We made the family trek to Logan this weekend to drop Darren off at school. Having your first child, or any child, grow up and leave home is a mixed emotion experience. On the one hand we are happy that Darren has developed into a potential rich young man, capable of tackling the challenges of attending college and being away from home. On the other hand we will miss him in our home on a daily basis. He has been a great example to his brother and sisters and a tremendous support to his parents.
Check in was on Saturday and Darren joined the masses of freshmen and their parents hauling boxes back and forth to their dorm rooms. After getting his room set up, we went on campus and hit the bookstore to outfit the family in Aggie gear and had lunch at the Taggert Center.
Darren and his room mate Zack in their "home" for the next eight months.
What trip to Logan would be complete without going by the temple for a picture or two.
Tyson was pouting all evening and wouldn't come outside of his sleeping back for the picture. I think he was pouting when he found out that without actually drawing the short straw, he had to sleep on the floor.
After dinner we left Darren and Zack and they stayed in their dorm room for the evening. We decided to stay the night at the local Holiday Inn. Taylor spent the evening reading "A Tale of Two Cities" - not by choice, rather she has to as part of a summer reading assignment for honors english. Her review of the book would probably start, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of books..." After swimming we all went to bed about 10 pm. I wonder if Darren was asleep by 10 pm as well?

We went by Darren's dorm room on Sunday to formally say good bye. Hugs were exchanged, a few discrete tears were shed, and the three kids still at home turned their thoughts to taking over his room left behind at home.

Monday, August 3, 2009

You May be a Taliban If....

With apologies....

You may be a Taliban if....

  1. You refine heroin for a living but have a moral objection to beer.
  2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
  3. You have more wives than teeth.
  4. You wipe you butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean.
  5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet proof and suicide.
  6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
  7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
  8. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least one.
  9. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have other uses than setting off road side bombs.
  10. You have always had a crush on your neighbors goat.