Sunday, October 29, 2006

Logan the Movie Director

So I have this little $30 video camera that I grab whenever I quickly want to record something. Most of the Youtube videos I do are filmed with it since the video quality doesn't matter all that much after Youtube compresses the heck out of them. Because it was so cheap I don't mind if Logan plays around with it.

After letting him film away I found it fascinating to watch what he decided to film. It's so cute to get into his world and see things from his point of view. Most of the time it's nothing too spectacular but he films things that are important to him. He always does close ups of his favorite toys. In this one he shows off some "Cars" toys and shows us that he can turn off the basement lights. I'd like to give him a camera to use all day and see what he comes back with. I think it's so neat to watch.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Logan is really into the Pixar movie Cars right now, so he decided to dress up as a racing pit crew member. Samara wore an adorable lady bug outfit. She is a little sick so she doesn't enjoy the whole dress up routine all that much, but she was a good sport. We went trick-or-treating in our friends neighborhood. Logan made out like a bandit! He didn't even get scared at the houses with the haunted soundtracks and gruesome decorations!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Alonzo Stagg Hike

Round two, Walk!!

I did it again. 50 miles. 16 hours. Non stop. Pain. Torture.

That about sums up the Alonzo Stagg Hike. An all night 50 mile hike along the C&O canal thats quasi sponsored by our ward boy scouts (no one really likes to officially sponsor it due to liability reasons.) It starts at 9pm Friday night and ends at 3pm the next day. Finish in that time frame and for all your hard work you get a nifty little medal. Nobody does it strictly for the medal though. The sickos (and there are only a handful that finish it every year out of almost a hundred) like me that finish it do it to prove something to themselves. That they can push their body beyond the breaking point and keep going. I made a promise to myself two years ago after finishing it for the first time that I'd never do it again. But as time went by, the memories of the intense pain faded I kept looking forward to the next one. I recovered quicker this year and even managed to hobble to the ward Progressive dinner Saturday night in relative ease. I'll be looking forward to the next hike in 2007!