Friday, August 21, 2009


Lying on the trampoline with Matt this evening, we were watching all the bats that come out in the evening. I kept saying, "See the bats." And he would say, "No." Finally, he got up and walked the edge of the tramp, pointed to a wiffle ball bat on the ground and said, "That's a bat. Dose are birds."

James came out later and after lying there awhile said, "Dad, get your gun and shoot those bats. I want to eat one."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The fam

Daniel took the photo of the fam this summer since all the bros were in town. Dad picked the cow pasture. There were cows, but no gun play. John left the Glock at home. If you click on the photo and enlarge, you notice that both John and Dad have the same smile. I also didn't realize that Billy Idol is so short (far left). He sang to us during the photo shoot.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Big Country

We stopped off in San Antone while in Tejas this summer and took a family photo. Matthew shot the photographer shortly after the photo and gutted him from crotch to eyeball. Then stole his watch.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

King's Peak - High Uintahs Wilderness

Just got back from 4 days in the Henry's Fork basin on the North Slope of the High Uintahs Wilderness in Utah. Took 3 of the venture scouts from our ward. We hiked 7 miles up to Bear Lake and fished and relaxed. I went with one of the scouts on a 21 mile dayhike the third day, leaving at 4:45 AM, and climbing 3,000 feet to King's Peak at 13,528 feet. At the trailhead the first day, I went to put on my boots and realized my inserts were back home drying out from the last hike I went on. My feet are now hamburger. Here's the biggest blister and me atop King's Peak. Awesome 4 days. Rained on us all the way out. And no, that blister is not my unborn twin. Although, it did have teeth.