Monday, November 26, 2007

thanksgiving report

Good times. We spent a good deal of time with my family, including my grandparents and aunt from CA. We got to go to a UA basketball game, sitting something like 10 rows up, thanks to my Uncle Tom and Aunt Christy. We spent Thanksgiving day at the family ranch, hanging out with all the extended family....rode a quad for the first time (see picture below). Also to ride my bro-in-law Keith's motorcycle. And Mason did great the whole time (minus sleeping the first night)....he was a little charmer.

Great Grandpa and Grandma

Sunday, November 18, 2007

thanksgiving in the desert

We're very excited to be able to go down to Tucson to see my family for Thanksgiving. We'll be meeting Elliot for the first time and introducing Mason to my grandparents & Aunt Karen for the first time (who are coming down from CA), and of course Mason will get to hang with Elliot for the first time as well. We'll also get to meet some new 2nd cousins (my cousin Lindsay's boy, Brody, and cousin Stephanie's boy, Hunter). We're calling it Boyfest '07.

I think Kari and I are also going to be able to hit a UA basketball game, which I haven't done in 5 years (since we moved away from Tucson).

Pray for our trip, if you would, as we'll be driving 13 hours each way with an overactive toddler strapped down. Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, November 16, 2007

chuck e cheese

I am once again a single father until tomorrow, although that deserves an asterisk since I am living with my in-laws. Tonight was fun at a place I once considered heaven about 20 years ago. Now I have a different opinion about it...although it is fun seeing it through Mason's eyes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Uno Mas

(see next blog below before watching this video)

Kari is currently in Hawaii...

on a free trip provided by one of her best friends, Jenny Leverentz (a business trip, where Jenny was allowed to bring a guest). While the rest of us stuck at home are extremely jealous, I'm at the same time so thankful that Kari had this chance to rest and to be pampered. She works so hard in so many ways to support my seminary experience, that she certainly deserves this great vacation. Thank you Jenny!

All that to say, I'm posting this video for Kari...although I'm sure you will enjoy it if you want to take a look.

Friday, November 2, 2007


The Beast

Crazy Mark...up there with no ladder


I thought this picture of my sister's family was cute:

Elliot is already 2 months!