Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hustle & Bustle

Christmas came and left too fast this year. We were so busy with so many families to visit (and so much guitar/band hero) that we didn't have time to relax and enjoy so we are heading to St. George for the weekend for some R&R. Enjoy some of the highlight pictures of this holiday season!

Christmas Pics

Saturday, December 15, 2007

One of life’s greatest mysteries……SOLVED!

Have you ever wondered what to do with that extra sock that sits on top of your dryer but never has a companion? Have you ever wondered where its mate ended up?

Could it possibly be that this extra sock is actually a NEW sock made from all the extra lint from other socks, towels, etc.? I believe it could possibly be a mixture between this extra lint and a little bit of elastic from some old underwear and loose threads.

Regardless if this is an old sock who has lost its mate or a new sock made from lint and elastic the question remains…..What do I do with the damn thing?

Do not fear friends and family for I have the answer but first we will have to revisit the night of Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

We were finalizing the Christmas d├ęcor for the year when Talia noticed that I had my Christmas stocking and we had purchased one for Skylar but her’s was missing. We went to bed not thinking too much about it so I just hung mine and the babies on a rod in the living room. On Thursday morning I was doing some laundry and noticed that one of Talia’s ankle socks was STILL sitting on the top of the dryer since we moved in our house in Orem. I believe this is the same sock that has traveled on top of the dryer from our first home in Lehi, to Springville and now to Orem and I was sick of it. I decided that I was going to write her name on this sock with a black Sharpie and hang it with ours and call it good for the year. She didn’t notice that her old solo-riding ankle sock was hanging on this rod until tonight when we had 18 people over for her Salon Christmas party. I had realized that this sock was there, in fact had a conversation with Tyra (Talia’s little sister) that for 2 days she hadn’t noticed it. Our bet was, she would probably notice it tonight at the party which she did with the help of her stylists who were wondering what the hell she was thinking hanging up that sock with the other stockings. We all got a great laugh and before she could tear it down, I snapped a few pictures for your viewing please.

So next time you are wondering what to do with that extra sock sitting on top of the dryer please don’t throw it away, you never know when you might need an extra Christmas stocking.

If you do not believe this is a good solution for use of that extra sock, I recommend that you visit our friends at where “3 socks for when you lose one” “3 socks for the price of two” & “3 socks last longer than two”

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Don't forget to do your holiday shopping online.......


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

I was unable to hunt in the "usual" spot this year because the baby was born during the middle of that hunt so I decided just to get a "Central" Utah tag and hunt up Spanish Fork canyon with the rest of Utah Valley. Here is a picture of the buck (I will not use the word "killed" for the weak of heart and stomach) harvested this year. I was proud to have "harvested" this year in a open unit because there were only 420,000 hunters in that area.

Here is a picture of the deer I "harvested" last year in Colorado. The Hal Hudson museum of North American big game is open weekly from 9 PM - 2 AM and all nights on weekends. Admission is free of charge but please R.S.V.P.


Talia is going to love this post! We will see how long it actually takes for her to notice there are pictures of dead deer on the same page as Skylar. This post might not last too long on the blog but I will try and keep her from logging on for all of your viewing pleasure.
The main reason I am putting this on here is because over the past week, I have had 3 different people say to me "I didn't know that you were a hunter". Well, yes, I am!
I just returned last night from a 4-day hunt in Colorado with Hal Ross. It was freezing! We hunted what is called the Eastern Plains, even though it's in the western part of the state. This hunt is so far unsuccessful but when the storm passes, Hal might head back later this week. All I can say is that it is good to be home and thank heaven's for picture messaging!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Fruit Salad


  • 2 Plums
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Strawberry
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 Skylar


  1. Mix the fruit in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the fruit with the orange juice. Add sugar
  3. Enjoy!

You know what they say...

An Apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Just ask grandpa poops!

Mom and Dad decided to take a few pictures tonight. We had some fruit and vegetable pillows and decided to put her in with this rose petal. Could she be any cuter?!



  1. A biennial Eurasian plant (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) in the parsley family, widely cultivated as an annual for its edible taproot.
  2. The usually tapering, elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fellow Bloggers

To all my friends and their wives who think blogging is so awesome and convinced me to set this up, here is what the blog is to me.....

Skylar loves the bath tub

Where's Skylar?

Hard to find her in the car seat she is so tiny! Would you think she'd ever be mistaken for a boy?

Mom & Baby

Talia didn't want any pictures of her with the baby at the hospital because....well you know.
Anyway, here they are in an outfit provided by grammy "Di".

Daddy's little girl

Brack can't get enough of his little girl.

Our beautiful little fairy

Baby Skylar's first photo shoot. It took a few hours and a few feedings to get the right pictures but we think they turned out pretty dang cute. {but we are the parents} Skylar has daddy wrapped around her little finger already, cause during our little photo shoot she did some number 2 business in his hands and he still thinks she's pretty dang cute.

Hudson Family

Bracken -- Talia -- Skylar