Monday, April 26, 2010

Samara's 4th Birthday

Our "little" girl has just turned four. The theme this year? Monkeys!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I took the family minus Gavin to a coworker's hockey game this weekend. The game started at 9:20pm and Samara was understandably falling asleep on the car ride over. As soon as we entered the building and saw the skaters she went crazy hyper on us. Even though it was cold and late, we had a lot of fun hanging out and watching the game. In the last seconds of game a hockey puck flew through the 2 inch gap between the glass and the netting right in front of us. Logan got to pick it up and help put it back on the ice, which he was super excited about.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


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Friday, April 2, 2010

Boy Scout Camp Out at the Larson Cabin

I took Logan with me on another boyscout camp out. This time we went to our ward friends' cabin near Woodstock, Virginia. We enjoyed some warm weather, beautiful scenery, and a magnificent night sky. I took the scouts on a 6 mile hike up and down the mountain that, partly due to the heat in the 90s, was more of a challenge than I anticipated. We also found another "spinning vortex of doom" log, which is a hollowed out log put over the camp fire. It quite spectacularly spews fire out of the top of the log for quite some time.

At night I experimented with my camera by leaving the shutter open for long periods of time to gather light. I pointed it to the stars and in one particular picture, tracked a blinking light from an airplane. As I was watching this particular airplane fly over head I also noticed a much dimmer, smaller, but faster object streak across the sky. I'm fairly certain it was a satellite and I happened to capture it in the photo as well.