To all of you who have given up on me....I don't blame you. There really is no good reason for not writing in the blog since Disneyland, but I think that I do have some good excuses. Here is a list of my best excuses:
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.