Thursday, February 28, 2008

On one of our many trips to San Diego

With the Carliles at Temple Square Dec. 2006

Scott took this one of me with my phone. I actually like it, I had just had my hair colored.

Scott's self portrait!

San Diego - Lauren

Here's a photo of me in Coronado, California for a Real Estate seminar. Scott and I took several pictures from our phones during the seminar, but for some reason, can't find them. So, this is it.

No news is good news!

It's official, Bugsy is NOT having puppies. And I'm relieved. If everything went as scheduled, she would have had her puppies on oraround Feb. 14, Valentines Day or the 16th which was our anniversary, (or otherwise known this year as the time Scott was in the hospital). Had she have had her puppies during that time, I think I would have had a nervous breakdown. No, really. So, we have no news, no puppies...which is GOOD news. For now.

The snow is melting (YEAH!) and it has been warm and beautiful the last 2 days, at about 50° or so. I'm getting spring fever and feeling the itch to get to the BEACH! We are hoping to go in early summer, after school ends and before football camps start. The "fuzzins" (The Turners from Oceanside, CA) are coming to visit in a few weeks to ski and snowboard and we are thrilled that they are coming. We can hardly wait, we are all counting the days! The boys are so excited to go skiing (and by boys, I mean Scott, too LOL!). I wish I was, Melinda begged me to go with them so we'll have to see. I ALWAYS have fun when Melinda is around, so no doubt it would be FUN but I've not skiied since the ONE time just after graduation (about 26 years ago) so I'm not looking forward to being cold and wet. Although, the lodge sounds appealing...hum.

Kai is finished with his season of basketball. The team had a BLAST together and won 2 games, of which they are very proud. The boys played better as each week went on. After their last game, our Young Men had a Stake basketball tournament. Our boys played 3 games, won the first 2 and are qualified for the Region tourmament, which I think is next week. They were awesome! Cole really enjoyed it and would like to play more...he was with Monte though, so whatever he does with Monte, he enjoys. The same with Kai and his buddies, Braden, Nate, and Daniel. They are quite the foursome. Cole had his High School Orientation/Registration last week. I can't believe that we are there already. It just seems like yesterday when he was just starting school. Wow! It brought back alot of memories and feelings - the enthusiasm of friends at school and starting a new year - I think I'm as excited for him to start HS as he is! He started running track for CHHS this week. He says its tough but knows it's good practice for football. He has always enjoyed running track, but I think this season of high school track will be a different level for him and will make him stretch. He's competitive, works hard and can push himself and it will be interesting to see what happens. He and Kai had to quit taking piano lessons. There's just not enough time in a day. Cole is working on getting his last two (?) merit badges done so he can work on his Eagle project and get his Eagle. He won't get his license until he gets his Eagle, so he's really motivated!

Mom (Grandma Jo) has spent the last 3 days at the Senior Center. She is having a ball! She spent all day there yesterday - until about 8:30pm. They had a Mardi Gras and she came home with a "tiara" on her head saying how much fun she had. I wish I would have taken a picture, it was a hoot! It's good for her to be with her friends and have something to do.

Scott went back to work on Monday. He feels really good, he just has some discomfort at the incisions on the inside. He shot a few baskets with the boys the other day, I'm thinking he may have done something then, but overall, he's good.

I'm going to try to post some photos soon so keep watching...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One Romantic Valentines Day/Anniversary

Well, I thought I'd let you in on a little secret. For you youngsters, this is NOT how to get the girls. For you old guys you can feel the pain. Lauren and I celebrated our 17th anniversary in the hospital. Wednesday night (the day before valentines day) I went into the hospital with stomache/chest pain and on thursday I had my Gallbladder removed (Laproscopic cholecystectomy), and on friday followed up with another procedure called ERCP to remove the remaining gall stones. I was finally released saturday at around 4pm. To top it off, I also had Pancreatitis (am I one romantic devil or what). I am so greatful for a wife that takes care of me and loves me and Boys that make me proud. They have been so patient with me, and of course as soon as I recover I will make it up to Lauren. She deserves something special for putting up with me for 17 years.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Charlie the Unicorn

The best vid ever, check it out