Monday, September 29, 2008

An Average Weekend

This weekend was full of fun and memories. It started out on Friday with Kaid, Kayden, and Brett heading out to Ephriam to kill varmints. This was wildly successful they all had fun and we did not see them until late Friday night. On Saturday Colby and Brett went out hunting to try to get Brett's first deer... No luck.

But Kaid and Kayden went back to Ephriam to hunt waterfowl, boy oh boy they hit the jackpot!

This is Kaid & Kayden's Geese. This was Kayden's first duck hunt and first goose.
This is Kaid's goose or as Kayden says "it's not a bird, it's a baby plane!" This goose had a 5' 10" wing span. So needless to say this is another one that is going to be gracing the walls of my house! Lucky me.

Then it was Brett's turn to try and get his deer, Kaid took him out and with in a half an hour they were texting me pictures of the deer he got. This was the muzzle-loader hunt (black powder) and Brett's first big game tag.

This is a great first buck, it is a 2 X 3. This was about 110 yard shot, with open sights. He must take after his mother!

So all in all it was an eventful weekend, the freezer will be full, as well as my walls.



Brock and his posse..

This picture was taken two weeks ago, the night before the BYU and UCLA game. BYU football team puts on a fireside the night before any game (home or away) we went to the fireside, and let me tell you the spirit that was there was amazing! This is something that is not required by the Coach, this is strictly voluntary and I bet there was easily 80% of the team there. It was truly an amazing night. If you have the chance to go to one of these you should take the time to go, you will not be sorry.

Afterwards the team has a little meet and greet, so Brock was so excited to go and see Jan Jorgensen again. Jan came this summer to the Stake Fathers and Sons and spoke, and got talking to Colby about the outdoors and we ended up having Jan and his girlfriend over for dinner and horseback riding. It was alot of fun, and Brock found his new best friend. He thinks that Jan is awsome. So he was quite excited to have his friends get to meet him, and to get there picture taken with Jan.
In the picture l to r: Jared, Jan Jorgensen, Brock, and Ty.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Trial By Fire

Ok....Here goes nothing this is my 1st post. I decided to start this blog so that friends and family would be able to keep updated on the happenings in our family. It seems sad to me that I live in the same town as my brother and parents and still can't find time to see them as much as we would like. So I will begin this with the condensed version of the 411 in our house.

First, school started the end of August this was an exciting time for us, Kaid got to go to a brand new High School, which is in Salem they are the SalemHills Skyhawks. It has been quite the experience to see this school start from the ground up, Colby's company were the Electrical Contractors which did the school so we have many ties to the completion. Kaid seems to be enjoying the social part of school, and meeting lots of new friends, especially the girls.

Brett he also started a new chapter in his education he got to move to Junior High, he is in 7th grade and excels. We went to parent teacher conference and every teacher told me how much they enjoy having him in their classes, if he could just work on his talking. ( I have no idea where he gets his gift of gab :)

Brock is the last one in Elementary, he is in second grade and he likes school, this is a huge improvement from the last two years. We don't have any crying fits in the mornings any longer and mornings seem to go tons better. He played baseball this summer and is obsessed with BYU football. He eat, sleeps and drinks football.

As for Colby and I, we both have started new jobs in the past year. Colby works for the church at Church Headquarters, he is still an Electrician for them. He has amazing stories it seems on a weekly basis as to whom he has been able to meet. He seems to enjoy it, he rides the bus to work daily so it does make for a longer commute. I how ever have shortened my commute, I now work in town as the Office Manager for an Electrical Contractor. I love being so close to home. I am still in school and should only have about 2 more semesters left. I go at a snails pace I know, BUT I am also a mom.

Well that is what is happening in our neck of the woods...Stay tuned there will be lots more...Remember I have 3 boys, life is never ending at our house.