Friday, December 12, 2008
Last sunday I went down to Malad to help my Dad catch 500 chukars so he could take them to Oregon to a hunting club that bought them. We started to catch the birds around 10:00 pm because they are easier to catch in the dark because they are roosting. All 500 birds were in the catch pen that is probably around 15ft by 15ft. We use big nets and then transfer the birds from the nets to the boxes that they will travel in. Because there are 500 birds in such a small pen birds fly everywhere. As I reached with the net to scoop some birds up one bird flew and hit me directly in the eye. I told you it was a pretty unbelievable story.
My eye is actually fine I can see good out of it still it just looks horrible because I broke a bunch of blood vessels which has caused it to turn red.
Here are a couple of pictures:
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Besides work, there has been a few other things that have happened. Meagan came home for a visit earlier this month, which worked out great for me because we get out of school for two weeks during the first of October for spud harvest. It was great to visit with her, especially since she will not be able to come back home for Christmas this year. I have also been able to relax and go hunting quite a bit. Just being outside and veiwing all the beautiful scenery we have here in Idaho can ease the stress levels immensely. Morgan started coaching again this fall. This time she is the head coach at Shelley High School. Her team did really well considering she did not have a single senior. They finished second in the district and lost their play in game for the state tournament. She is still working the night shifts at the hospital to. When she has her 6 days on at work I hardly get to see her. I leave before she is home, and she is at practice when I get home, I see her for about 30 minutes as she gets ready for work then she is off again. Now that her season is over we will be able to see each other more often. Her brother got married last weekend so we had the opportunity to go to the Logan Temple with them. Its always nice to visit the temple and be around family. Hopefully it won't be another three months until I post again but the way life is who knows.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This is just one of the nice old cars that was in the parade.
This was a very interesting looking car. The rumor around Malad was that this was one of only two cars like this that exist, the relative of someone in Malad owns this one and Jay Leno owned the other. Isn't it crazy how fast rumors can get around a small town.
Only in Malad do you see old tractors in the parade.
Here is a Picture of Morgans' Grandparents in the Independence Day parade.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Morgan has started doing volleyball stuff in preparation for the up coming session. So far she is pretty optimistic about the prospects of her team, but they have only had a couple of open gyms so far.
This past weekend the Crittenden's came up to Stone Reservoir for what has become an annual camp out. I got to go over and visit everyone for a couple of hours last Saturday. It was good to see them and just visit for a while. As usual my cousins seemed to be having a blast water skiing, and wake boarding behind Shawns' boat. They also looked like they were getting plenty of sun. Granny and Gramps even came up for a couple of days.
This is Stone Reservoir, its not very wide but its quite long. The Bright Blue color makes this one of the prettiest reservoirs that I have seen.
Here we all are sitting in the shade of some trees during the hottest part of the day just relaxing and visiting.
Granny enjoyed her time camping, well at least she enjoyed the company.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This coming weekend Morgan and I are heading to Reno. She has a volleyball tourneyment down there and didn't want to drive all by herself, so I get to go along to. I am kinda looking forward to it because I have never been to the Reno, Tahoe area. It should be fun.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The snow has finally all but melted in the valleys. I even did a little bit of fencing last saturday. It was nice to be outside doing physical labor again, after a long cold winter.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Morgan has her short week of work this week so hopefully we will get to see more of each other. Her volleyball team did very well in the tournament this past weekend in Salt Lake. I believe they finished in the top 15. I am not certain how many teams there are but I want to say there are about 50 or so.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Things here in Idaho are going great. The snow has finally started to melt and is almost completely gone here in Pocatello, but has a long ways to go in Malad. I have been busy getting all my stuff together and sent in to the state department of education, so I can hopefully land a teaching position here in town next fall (Morgan says that its about time I get a job :) ). This week I need to make the trip to Blackfoot and get a couple letters of recommendations to put in my portfolio. Other than that I am basically ready to start applying for jobs when they open up.
Morgan has been really busy between work, running her volleyball club, coaching, and playing in a city league. It hardly seems like I see her on the weeks that she has her 4 straight nights, of 12 hour shifts. The nice thing about her schedule is that every other week she has 5 days off so we still have lots of opportunities to go and do things together.
It amazes me that Morgan and I have been married now for two years. It seems like it was just the other day we were going to SLC to get married. However, if you were to ask her she might say its felt like at least two years. I have to admit I can be difficult to live with on occasion. Its been a great two years!