Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baby Olin

I though i would take a second and upload a few pictures of Olin. Meagan really wanted me to upload some so she could see him. It would have been nice if Olin could have come a day earlier so Meagan and Rhone could have seen him before they had to head back to Dover. Olin was born at 9:47 pm on December 2nd, his weight was 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 22 inches long. Both Olin and Morgan are doing good.


This picture was taken the morning of the 3rd




This picture was taken this morning.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A post for July

I'm getting a little better about posting, its only been a month since the last one. This past month has been really busy for me and Morgan. She has started summer volleyball camps, and open gyms which can be quite time consuming. The 4th of July was fun as always, I love watching the fireworks. Every time I hear one of the huge booms I can help but think of explosions and what the soldiers of this country have gone through to keep us free and safe. The parade in Malad on the 4th was fun to watch as always and this year her grand parents were the grand marshalls.

Morgan went to the doctor last thursday and the baby is a boy (if the ultrasound is correct). Now that we know the sex of the baby it seems more real to me for some reason. Its pretty amazing what they can do with the technology anymore, below is a video clip from the Ultrasound. It looks like the baby is doing some hard thinking
video

I also went on a quick little trip up Mount Harrison, I love the mountains to me there is no where prettier. There was still a bit of snow up there and it looks like there will be snow in some spots for quite some time. Below are a few pictures from the trip.

Looking toward Mount Independence which has an elevation of just under 10,000ft



Using a large rock and the timer to get a picture in front of Mount Harrison

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Finally a new post!

I know I am horrible at putting updates on the blog. As you can imagine alot has happened in the past 2 months since I last posted. Morgan is finally done with her club volleyball for the year. She has a few things this summer with her Shelley team (camps and stuff). My last day of school was June 5th, its good to have one year behind me. I also signed my contract for next year back out at Aberdeen, so I will at least have a job until August 2010 which is great considering the shape the economy is in right now.
Most of you already know that Morgan and I are expecting a baby around the 2nd of December, so she is just under 16 weeks along. The doctor wanted to have an ultra-sound done at her last appointment to kinda pin-point the due date so below is a scan of one of the ultrasound pictures.


So far this summer I have only been able to go camping once because it has been unusually rainy lately. I went up North Canyon just outside of Malad for one evening and pitched the tent Morgans family got me for Christmas. It worked really good, it rained all night but I slept dry. I hope that once it stops raining everyday I will be able to go camping a few more times this summer. Below are a few pitures of what I have been doing so far this summer.


My camp spot up North Canyon



The pictures above were taken on a hike in the mountains just to the west of Pocatello. It you look closely in the one picture you can see a deer. On the way back to the car from this hike I got caught in a rain storm and got soaked (not that much fun).


This is a picture of a Reeves/Ringneck pheasant cross. The guy that my dad gets the game bird chicks from had a bunch of extra birds this spring so he brought a bunch down and released them on our property up North Canyon. Its awesome to just drive out through the field and be able to see 10-15 birds every time.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Well, its been a little over a month since I have posted anything so I thought I better get to it. Meagan, Ben and Rhone came up to Idaho for a quick visit at the beginning of February, and it was great to visit and spend some time with them. Morgans volleyball teams are still doing really well in her tournaments down in Salt Lake. I was also suppose to post a correction, because her club has 13 teams total which is quite a bit more than I said last time. This past week was spring break, which is pretty early for spring break. It was awesome to have little bit of a break from the students and preparing lessons. Unfortunately this is the last real break until school is out which isn't until June 5th. Over the break my old blazers transmission went out. Since the vehicle was probably only worth 2000 dollars and it was going to take 2600 to fix, we broke down and got a new vehicle. Well not NEW but new to us. Its a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer with 71000 miles, which was about 120000 miles less than my old blazer. This is by far the newest vehicle I have ever owned. Hopefully I can get at least 200000 miles out of it like I have the old blazer and the park avenue. Here are a few pictures:



I wanted to thank everyone that wished Morgan and I a happy anniversary. We celebrated our third anniversary on the 10th. Its hard to believe its already been three years, it doesn't seem like its been 3 years to me. If you were to ask Morgan though you might get a different answer, I have to admit I am probably not the easiest person to life with since I am always RIGHT (well, at least in my mind). All joking aside its been a great three years.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Monthly Update

Christmas has come and gone, and as always its a great time of year. Morgan and I had a great Christmas. It was great seeing family and getting to catch up. Morgan had to work Christmas eve, which kind of sinks but we were able to go down to Malad Christmas morning and spend the day down there. The Christmas break off from school was really nice, I was definitely ready for a break.
I am sure most of you know that my sister and brother-in-law had their baby on January 9th, his name is Rhone and is a cute little guy. Its still kind of strange to think that my little sister has a child. Ben also got his plane assignment, its a C-5. If you haven't seen a picture of a C-5 look it up, its impressive something that big can actually get off the ground.
Morgan has started her own volleyball club this year, its called Club Next. She has a total of four teams (she is only coaching one of them), the girls range from age 14-18. She had her first tournament this past weekend down in Salt Lake. Her teams did really well. The team she coaches won their division as did the 14's team.

Here are a few pictures of the past month:

Some chuckars trying to make it through the winter



Morgan opening her gifts on Christmas morning


Puppies from the last litter


Wintering deer down by my grandpa Crittenden's property in Samaria