Friday, April 29, 2011

Tyson Turns 13

We had a fun time today celebrating Tyson's birthday.  Although his actual birthday is not until tomorrow, we started the festivities today.  The good times started with checking him out of school early.  He asked for what I'm sure most kids his age desire - the "SWAT" package at Get Some Guns and Ammo.  A glimpse of the fun is included in the attached video. 

He got to shoot an Uzi, the M-16, a UMP and the MP5.  After shooting those our 9 mm and AR-15 that we brought along seemed like kids toys.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Temple Square

Tyson and I went to Temple Square for his quorum activity this week.  The place is flooded with missionaries who were very nice and took the opportunity to teach the deacons.  One set of Sisters asked the group if they had ever been to Temple Square and everyone raised their hand except for Tyson.  We have to get out more often.  My favorite part is sitting in the upper room of the visitors center where the statue of Christ is.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Busy Day for Travel Agents

Kristi and I were able to attend the Jazz game tonight and watch the Lakers officially end the Jazz's hope of making the playoffs.  I think most of the fans had given up hope a long time ago.  In the process they set some records.  Among them, the Jazz are the first team to start the season 15-5 and not make the playoffs.  Now we cheer for more losses to improve our draft position.  Here's to hoping that the Jazz select Jimmer with one of their two first round picks.  He may not end of being a start, but it would be fun to watch his transition to the NBA. 

The Jazz led for most of the game, but by the end of the third quarter, the Lakers surged past the Jazz and you could see many of the Jazz players calling their travel agents to schedule their summer vacations. 

We watched the game from the Executive Club - our first time with seats in that area.  The Executive Club is on the same level as the Suites.  A fantastic buffet dinner is served before the game and a dessert spread fit for royalty comes out at half time.  We ate well.

Our only complaint was that there were far too many Laker fans at the game.