Sunday, December 7, 2003

Snow Already!?

It snowed a total of eight inches Friday and Saturday. We usually don't get snow until after the new year, but it looks like this year may be a big blizzard like last year was. We got a digital camera this year for Christmas and decided why wait till Christmas to use it?

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Happy Turkey Day!

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Tiffany and I also celebrated our two year wedding anniversary this past Sunday.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Happy Halloween!!!


















We had a wonderful ward Halloween activity this week. Aaron and the deacons were in charge of a, *gasp*.... craft activity. We ending up making little bats, ghosts, and spiders - they were a hit with the kids!

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Long overdue update

Its been a while since we've updated anything. The main reason is that I've started school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County and between 40 hours of work, a full time school schedule, and a seven month old boy, I don't have a whole lot of spare time. But at least we have a lot of good stuff to post! The only reason I have time now to do any of this is because hurricane Isabel is blowing overhead and we only had a half day of work and school got cancelled -Hurray for mother nature!

I found a great Russian grocery store from a Russian that I worked with for a little while. All you missionary friends will appreciate this. Russian food

Here are some cool pictures i took of the moon from our from yard.

We have a weekend project of stripping an old dresser that Jim made. We've had fun doing it, but the past few weekends have been rained out so we haven't been able to complete the work yet. We plan on refinishing it and redecorating our room whenever we get enough time and money. Here are the pictures.

Here's a nice little trip that we took down to Old Ellicott City. Its a nice little historic part of Ellicott City that's nice to stroll through and do some antique shopping. Old Ellicott City pictures

We sent up another fish tank in Logan's room. This time he's actually old enough to acknowledge the fish, and he really enjoys watching them. Unfortunately these pictures were taken before i added in the fish, so I'll have to take some new pictures sometime.

And here's the cute little Logan (or big since the last time you may have seen him) eating, playing, and bathing - probably his 3 favorite things. He now has an ice cream addiction (thanks Grandpa) that is hilarious to watch. He started crawling about a month ago and now he goes everywhere. He recently discovered the stairs and found out that he can actually climb them (but can't get down). So now we have to be REALLY careful to watch where he is going.

Saturday, August 9, 2003

Camping on Assateague Island

Assateague Island is located off the Maryland - Virginia eastern shore. We were only able to camp there one night but we had a lot of fun. We camped just behind a sand dune on the beach where we were eaten alive by mosquitoes. Assateague Island is famous for its population of wild horses. No one knows exactly how the horses got there, but they know that they've been there for about 300 years. We hadn't even setup our tents before the first horse came trotting through the camp ground, knocking over boxes looking for food. Luckily our bags and coolers of food were still in the car, safe from any hungry horses. Every year some of the horses get rounded up and are swam to the main land where they are auctioned off. This helps raise money for the park and helps keep the population under control (there are still a lot of them though!) The weather was forecasted to storm the whole weekend, but luckily it was only cloudy with a sprinkle here or there.
Rory and I tried shore fishing for the first time. We caught several fish and more crabs than you can imagine. Rory managed to catch a little flounder which we took home and ate, and also a puffer fish!
Pictures

Friday, August 1, 2003

Mike is home!

Mike returned home from his mission to the Domican Republic on Friday August 1st. That very same day we moved the rest of our stuff to the new house, so Mike came home to a new house. He only plans to be here for a couple of weeks, then he is heading back out to Utah to continue school. Rory, Sonya and boys came up for the entire weekend. It is great to have him back.
Heres Mikey!

Trevor is home!

Tiffany and Logan have flown back to Othello to visit the in laws. Trevor returned home from his mission in Venezuela on July 11th. Tiffany is leaving me home alone for almost two weeks :(

But life hasn't been too boring here. We have started to finally move stuff into the new house. And with just my old man and myself, it isn't exactly going fast. Luckily, the new house is only a few miles away, so we can make several trips fairly quickly. Here are some pics of us moving in.

Friday, July 4, 2003

4th of July 2003

We had a good 4th of July. Rory and Sonya came up for two days with their two boys. We lit off our own fireworks and went to Columbia to watch fireworks on the lake.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Night Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

I went out fishing on the Chesapeake Bay Tuesday night with fellow ward member, Rich. Rich is a First Mate on 33' fishing yacht. The owner and Captain of the boat is Captain John. He's a kind hearted but rough and tumble 86 year old who only wishes to fish the rest of his days. We went out with a crew of 8 people and fished from 8:30pm to 11:00pm. We were bottom fishing for croakers (named so because they croak much like a bull-frog when you pull them out of the water) and caught over 100 of them! Captain John showed us all how its done and pulled in over 30 fish himself. It was an absolutely gorgeous night with no waves and all the stars in the night sky visible. On the Chesapeake Bay at night, schools of 3 inch jelly fish come to the surface of the water. Whenever these jellyfish are disturbed they give off a soft blue green glow much like a fire-fly. It was an incredible site when we were heading back to shore, watching the jellyfish bounce off the boat and get turned over in the wake leaving a phosphorescent trail behind the boat. I didn't get home until 2:30am after filleting the fish and the hour and a half ride home.

Monday, June 23, 2003

House pictures

Since we might not be living in this house much longer, we decided to take some pictures of it.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Crabbing!

We went crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay right by the Bay Bridge at Sandy Point State Park. We went with Rory and Sonya, and their two boys Bradley and Jason. We had a fun day of playing on the beach and walking around. Its still very early in the crabbing season but we surprisingly caught two crabs. We can't wait to go back later and catch a feast!
Here are the pictures

Thursday, June 5, 2003

We've Finally Moved

Tiffany and Logan flew out of Salt Lake City on 05/28/03. Then I rented a truck and drove to Maryland with my father. Luckily, Logan was just as sweet as could be on the plane. We drove nonstop (except for gas) all the way and got there in 34 hours, not bad for a 16 foot truck towing a car!
Getting Ready to Move
Visit with Grandpa and Family

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Moving update

We finally found someone to rent our apartment. We will be heading to Maryland by the end of the month!

Saturday, May 10, 2003

We're Moving

We are heading back to Maryland. We have to first rent out our apartment here in Utah and that is proving to be harder than we imagined. As soon as we find someone to take our apartment, Tiffany and Logan will hop on the first plane to MD, while I make the cross country drive with all of our stuff.