Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last week was Spring Break and we had a couple of birthdays. For Daniel's 13th birthday, Dad and Daniel went to Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian in Las Vegas. We were able to see Ben after the show and chatted for a few minutes. I think the last time Daniel and Ben spent much time together was when Ben babysat Daniel for us when he was in high school. Here's a picture of them now. We had a good time wandering around Vegas.

Benjamin turned eleven and he got a set of drivers that we had to try out at the golf course. Benjamin wanted to go shooting for his birthday so we got a target from Uncle Mark and we went shooting a couple of times. Benjamin is a pretty good shot with the .22 and he was able to handle the shotgun pretty well too.

We went for a hike up the red mountain. The girls went a little ways. Daniel went up the first knoll. Benj, Jacob and Dad went up to the first half.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Benja wrestled in the Wasatch Tournament last saturday. Wrestling is serious business here. The stores are empty during "the wrestles" --its the best time to shop. Kelleen has a hard time watching Benj wrestle. I think she would probably go down there and throw the other kid if she thought he was hurting her Benja. All sports help teach values such as teamwork, fair play, rules, etc, but there's something about wrestling that builds character when you have to go out on the mat all alone. Here's a clip (sorry for my yelling) of Benja's match against a wrestler from Delta. Benj won the match and took third at the tournament.

Saturday, January 09, 2010