Tuesday, January 25, 2011

No Excuses-Just Lazy and ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!

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.