Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sorry about the boring post. It was a goal of mine to blog that day...I didn't really feel like it, but I had to do it, so I just wrote that.
So a little over a month ago, the company I worked for went out of business. I have to tell ya, though, it was probably the best thing that could have happened to me. It was kind of a good kick in the rear to start accomplishing some of the goals that I need to be working on. It's been fun being the one to clean, make dinner, make Emmy lunch and such. Me and a friend who also worked there are starting a company also in transportation logistics! We're both really excited as we have several customers who are on board, most of the same fleets will work with us, and some new carriers as well. Those that know me real well probably are surprised that it took so long for me to actually start a business. I'm such an entrepreneur, and it's great having the freedom and flexibility, as well as the extra drive to work for myself. It's nice to check that off that goal...it was supposed to be within 5 years, so nice that I got it checked off early. On top of that I'll be selling health insurance on the side. I'm trying to do a better job of not talking about crazy goals until at least some steps have been taken. I've slipped a few times with some people...poor Emmy hears so many of my crazy ideas. But yeah, I'm studying for the accident, health, and life insurance exam...so that's why I can talk about it. Once I take some steps on the next crazy goal, I'll talk about it.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So I didn’t quite post every week like I wanted to. I did pretty good for awhile, but then college football happened. A lot else has happened as well…including mine and Emmy’s first year anniversary!! It’s been a great year, lots of adventures…tons to come still, of course.
Things I’ve learned this last year:
-Marriage does weird things to ya, I’ve kissed my finger or hand so many times thinking it was Emmy’s. A few weeks ago in the Temple I honestly thought I was her for a couple seconds. I always think that she’s me, which is why I don’t give her many details of my day cause I feel like she’s gone through it with me, and I assume she has all the same memories I have.
-I knew when I married Emmy that I’d also be marrying Porky, what I didn’t know is that I would also be marrying Tay-Tay, Harry, Memmy, and Bammy. We all have so much fun together, I love the mall.
-I’d say that when we were dating I rubbed off on her a lot more than her on me. I think it’s changed, though. Sure she still says, ‘for the love’ and calls me ‘kid,’ ‘son’, etc. And she does go with me to football games, but I used the word ‘sickie’ in the title. And I do her dance.
-Marriage is great…Emmy is great!
So the Squirt Gun War is started up again, I’m the neo-Grand Moff. It’s pretty fun, I’m ready if anyone tries to come get me. In fact, I dare them. I was home from work for two days and home from church for one. Even though I hate not contributing to society, I did finally beat the online Risk game for the USA Map with 7 computers at very clever. I also have 133,000 points for Brick Breaker which makes me in top 1,000 players, but still over 10,000,000 points away from first place.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
So one of the main reasons we went to Texas is because of the BYU-Oklahoma game. It was amazing! I loved almost every second of it. It was incredible, so magical! The stadium was unbelievable! I have never seen anything like it and it really is worth all the hype. Jerry J went all out. This last week everybody has been asking me how it was. It's almost like answering the same when people asked me how my mission was. It was amazing! What else can I say?! There were tons of Oklahoma fans, it was pretty intimidating, but in the end the Cougars from Provo, UT pulled it off.
Lots of celebrating!
I loved it when they showed the BYU logo
So I can't fall asleep right now so thought I'd blog it up. Last year one of Emmy's Christmas presents was a promise that we would go to Texas within 5 years. I think it was like a week after where it was announced that BYU would be playing Oklahoma in the Cowboys new stadium. We decided to go for the game and enjoy Texas while we were down there. Emmy lived in Plano for some time so she really wanted to go back there. We also went to see Jared in Waco and then down to San Antonio. We came back to Dallas for some meetings I had with some clients, and we stayed with the Wyatts. My uncle Cory and his family, Jared, the Wyatts, and the Jacobsons were so nice in letting us stay in their homes.
Went by the Temple in Dallas
JFK was shot from the 2nd window from the top to the right. What was interesting, though, is that there are conspiracy theorists everywhere and no people telling what really happened.
So that's it. It was a really fun trip, we ate a lot of good stuff. Em took me to some AMAZING restaurants like On the Border and Texas Land and Cattle. What's amazing, though, is that the more we travel, the more we love Utah.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Me and Emmy had a fun weekend at Zions and Bryce Canyon.
This is Em right before the really steep part. The hike was pretty cool and challenging up to this point, but the last 1/2 mile is pretty steep...and a thousand feet in the air.
It's a long way down.
That was such a good nap.
I hope our kids never read this blog.
The photographer made a big deal about the heart on Emily
Bryce Canyon- Em's in deep contemplation about life.
Me and my buddy
Monday, August 03, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It really isn't my fault that I missed last week. Two weeks ago from last Thursday we left for Mesa for my grandparents' 50th anniversary. It was pretty fun. We got in late Thursday night after seeing some cool things along the way, like the Dixie National Forest and Glen Canyon Park. We OF COURSE got Jack in the Box in AZ, dropped Carl off, and went to Amy's. Friday was fun- there was an Amazing Race scavenger hunt that my team did terrible on, the food was really good. Let's see, then we chilled, played human foosball at the church and went to this little water park. That was a lot of fun, there were some cool slides. The girls and us saw old Robson Elementary, our old house, and introduced Jamie and Kayla to Jack in the Box. The next day was the reunion all day. We stayed up late playing Werewolves, went to Church the next day and then drove back. That weekend the National Parks were free, so on the way back we saw the Grand Canyon (it really is a grand canyon, not just an ok canyon) and Zions National Park. Gosh the earth is pretty!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I'm trying to do better about blogging at least once a week. There's a lot to talk about- how our summer is going, rafting, vacations, etc. I'll get to that soon I hope, but a year ago last Tuesday June 30th was when we got engaged...holy cow! It's been an awesome year, we hope to re-enact the same engagement date we had. We didn't play basketball, but we did take the convertible (thanks Bishop Dad!) up the Alpine Loop and then went to our spot. We couldn't exactly remember how we the pictures were last year so we tried to do it somewhat similar to our memory. We only had a camera phone so we both couldn't be in some of the pictures.
It's been a great year and things just keep getting better.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Yo, it's my wife's birtday! She's pretty amazing ya know, I'm really lucky to have her. I know it's her birtday and I should be giving her gifts, but she's the one who is constantly giving of herself, gosh, what would I do without her?!?!! I am really blessed to have her in my life.
So besides being birtday week, it's also Kasey and Emmy's 7 month anniversary week! Here's a little of what we've been up to the last 7 months:
In Rhode Island
Fun in Connecticut
To Lake Winipasaukee in New Hamphire, the place What About Bob was filmed
Russ got us Coldplay tickets for a wedding gift! Gosh, that was so cool, we listen to Coldplay all the time now. Coldplay makes us happy
Went to a Jazz game!
Lotsa BYU basketball games!
A visit to Park Place...it's just not the same