Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend camping trip to the San Rafael Swell

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Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bill's Photos

Check out a couple of pictures Bill took on our recent trip to the Moab area.

Bill's pictures

Arches: Day 2

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Arches:Day 1

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Hunters Canyon

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Hunters Canyon

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Moab half marathon

Alene ran in the "almost half-half marathon" which was a 5 mile run. She did great, finishing better than she expected at 43:44 (that's 8:45 average over the 5 miles).

She finished in 50th place out of 479. She finished # 9 in her age group and number 138 combined men/women (out of 786).

Bailey and I parked on 100 S. in moab and walked the 5 blocks up to the park where the finish line is to wait for her. I was so proud seeing her running across the finish line.

Here are some pictures:

Bailey and I walking to the park where the finish line is

The finish line

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Bailey wasn't sure about the swing

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Bailey got really happy when I told her mommy was almost there

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Alene crossing the finish line

She was thirsty

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Bailey was tired and fell asleep in the Kelty pack as we walked to the car. Alene carried her the rest of the way.

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This guy liked dancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Man, when you're busy with work, there isn't much to blog about other than "I'm busy with work". Nothing too exciting although I continue to be amazed at how lucky I am to have a wonderful wife, a great son, and the cutest daughter in the world.

Having a job that you spend all day at makes you appreciate so much more I think. I seem more focused in some aspects. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I have less time, so I try to make the most of it? I mean, I still waste time playing Call of Duty 4 here and there, but not as much as before. I think by shooting enemy players, it allows me to blow off a bit of steam. I would highly recommend this game to the postal service.

What I'm really talking about is my focus on my "one" class I'm taking. Normally I don't put a lot of effort into my schooling. I take the classes and if I can come out with a B, I'm pretty happy. Right now I'm pulling an A in my math class, which is the subject I hate the most. I actually do spend the required 2-4 hrs a week on the homework. I actually do study for the tests. I've only missed one class and that was the second class of the semester because I just plain forgot about it. I'm just kind of surprised with myself so far. I have 2 more exams and a final project before this class is over. It would be pretty amazing if I could pull off an A. If I were to, I'd actually finish my associates with a 3.0 gpa, which is pretty amazing considering how little effort I put into school.

With that said, it's spring break and I'm partying like a rock star. I have my groupie (my wife) and my roadie (caiden) and my business partner (bailey) all with me. For this week off Caiden has started baseball, which is much more competitive, so they practice 3 days a week. It's put a kink in our schedule, but we'll deal with it. It's not easy. At the end of this week my groupie, my business partner, (the roadie will be with his mom) are going to Moab. Alene is going to be running in the "almost-half of a half marathon", then we are going to try to do something fun and outdoorsy. It's been too friggin' long. The weekend after that we're going camping to the San Rafael Swell, then two weekends after that we're going back to the swell. We're going to try to fit in as many camping trips as we can.

OK. Time to focus and get ready for work!