Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Excuse #1. While in Disneyland we were notified that the offer we put on a home had gone through--so we moved into a new (to us) home in Springville in May.
Excuse #2. Just when we were starting to get settled, Payton was on the computer and won a million dollars!! That is what the link told him and in the process a killer virus was downloaded that destroyed our computer. Our attempts to find a computer have been in vain. And turns out the whole million dollar scheme was a scam!
Excuse #3. Just when things were starting to settle down Payton decided to go wreck on his bike. The handlebars hit him in the stomach and he had a hard time catching his breath. After saying a little prayer, he decided that he needed to go to the doctor. Turns out that he had lacerated his liver. July 3rd is now when we celebrate Liver Day--Just like the Thompson's. After three days at Primary Childrens he was sent home and told not to run or jump for eight weeks. Never thought that I would tell my young son to quit running outside and to come in, sit on the couch, and watch more TV!!
Excuse #4. No computer.
Excuse #5. The start of school. Taylor is a sophomore at SHS, Baylee is an 8th grader at Mapleton Jr. High, Kelsea is a 5th grader at Brookside, and Payton is in the 2nd grade at Brookside.
Excuse #6. Football. I spent most of my Friday nights watching my Red Devils and Saturdays watching my Utes. Looking back I could have taken a couple of weeks off in November, because the Utes seemed to, but I choose not to.
Excuse #7. Notre Dame. I had the opportunity to go back to South Bend and watch the Utes play Notre Dame. What a fantastic place. Thanks Age, Marthea, Jeff, Jennie and Jeff Park. It was a blast. There was a drunk, young, female, Notre Dame fan who asked me the same question multiple times, and my answer is still the same--"No, a Ute is not a Mormon with a lot of wives!"
Excuse #8. In late November I hurt my hand and couldn't type. You see I was playing football, my team was up by a point with under five seconds left. I made one heck of an athletic play and blocked the field goal...no wait that was Brandon Burton that did that! Had to fit that in somewhere.
Excuse #9. The Las Vegas Bowl and Jimmer Fredette. Both were like car wrecks for me as a Ute fan. Both were ugly moments where I should have turned my head and looked away, but just had to sit and admire an opponent who could not be stopped. I just can't hate Jimmer, but I sure don't like Boise.
Excuse #10. Truth is that I have spent too much time enjoying the time I have with my kids that I have just not taken the time to share it with others.
I will try and do better. As soon as I can I will download some pictures from the moment's I shared. Life is not always easy, but it sure is good. The Lord continues to bless us with more than we probably deserve.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
We went to the "Walk of Fame" located outside of the Kodak Theatre and the famous Chinese Theatre. There we met all kinds of people dressed as famous people. We had pictures taken with Snoopy, Michael Jackson, and Jack Skeleton even swept Taylor off of her feet. I looked up the exact location of Cary Grant's star and made Deborah's day. It was cool to see all of the stars and places that I have only seen on TV. But man are there some weird people in this world....
After seeing the Walk of Fame, I wanted to take the kids to get a good look at the Hollywood sign with the hopes of getting a good picture or two. After driving for what Payton thought were hours, we found ourselves at the observatory. Great view of Los Angeles, but not close to the sign. We then finally asked for directions (actually Deb did-its a guy thing) and found a good place to take a photo--right in the middle of a busy road. Item two off the bucket list.
It is hard to believe that the trip ends tomorrow. We have one more day at Disneyland and are planning to hit it hard. I really hope that the kids have had fun. This has been a great trip. We have a lot to look forward to when we get home, but I am just going to focus on tomorrow and then the long drive home. Pictures to come.....
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The weather has been great, not too hot, but not cold enough to need a jacket. Didn't take too many pictures today, but those that I did take will be posted when I get home. Too hard to download them on my laptop. Time for bed.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
We spent the day with Riley and his family again. The kids had a ball pairing off and riding rides together. I think that we rode every ride that we wanted to at least once. I even rented a "Jazzy" scooter for Deb. The rest of the week she will just have to settle with the regular old wheelchair, but everyone should be able to live the good life for a day. The pictures of her driving the thing are funny. She even challenged two old ladies to a race. We then had dinner at a nice Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Disney, and then finished the night dancing to a band next to the Disneyland Hotel. It was late, we were all tired. For those of you who know me that is a deadly, and embarrassing combination. Yes I danced. I danced long, and I danced my heart out. Napoleon Dynamite has nothing on me..except a little more, well a lot more, hair. I think that I thoroughly embarrassed my kids. Unfortunately for me Taylor caught the whole thing on video. I am sure that she will attempt to give it up to the highest bidder. But it would do her well to remember who puts a roof over her head and feeds her. Maybe if I am brave I will post a little of my glorious dancing on the blog. Maybe not.
Pictures will come later...maybe even a little video. Depends on how tired I am tomorrow.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Marie, Deborah, and Glenn...and Shasta
One of the neatest things about this years walk was the support that our children received from their friends. Taylor had a handful of friends walk with us, and Baylee had her friend Ashton there to lend her support.
Part Two of a great day:
Payton and Eric Weddle
He was able to get all of the autographs that he wanted, including one from Shaky Smithson and Brian Johnson.
100 Yards is a long way to run
Thank you again to all of our family and friends. We are so blessed and are grateful for all that you do to support us.