Monday, March 23, 2009


Good Luck Baby!

I am so proud of Amber. She set a goal to work from home and now is seeing the fruits of her labor. Amber has started an on line buisness called: and it officially started today. In the beginning we both had the idea of this, but if you know me I have drifted off to the wayside. Amber on the other hand has seen this process through and has learned so much. I now go to her for questions about the internet. Anyway, check out the site. I am very impressed to see how well she has done.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Yesterday we were sitting at the table for lunch and Joaquin said "Me, me, me me me. Me, me, me, me, me. Ironman song". The tune he was singing was to Black Sabbaths Ironman. The song is located in my play list to the left. It was awesome. Also Friday I took the day off to bring Fat Girl out of storage and I went to the local Honda dealer to get some prices. When we pulled in he went crazy! "Dad, dad come mere, mere!" Amber and I followed him around looking at every motorcycle, and 4 wheeler that they had. "Dad, mere, mere racing gung, gung!" If you have heard him, he says "Gung, gung" for motorcycle. Then we went into the parts department and he was still in heaven. I showed him a DVD for Motorcycle racing and he just studied it and wanted to bring it home. $30.00 is a little pricey for a DVD, so I am going to keep my eye out for some cheaper ones. We will watch races on You Tube. He loves motorcycles. Here is a poor picture of "Fat Girl", my Honda ST1100.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Well, Wookie had is first emergency room visit. For the last week, the flu has been coming through the family. Amber and I are the only ones who have not had any of the symptoms. Anyway for the last few days, Wookie has been running a fever and just was plain miserable. We had been providing Tylenol and Motrin, but yesterday his fever would not lower. Amber called FT. Eustis and they told us to take him to the emergency room. It was good that we did. We found out that he had a double ear infection and the flu. What was funny is that he did not show any signs of his ears hurting. So after three hours and several pokes and prodding’s, he was released from the ER. I would say that his visit and what he saw for the first time, is something that I am grateful he will not remember. He was not very happy anytime a person came in with smocks or a white coat. Friday he slept in our bed and Amber was on the couch. She really needed a break and hopefully got a good night rest. He only woke up about 4 times. Once he rolled off our bed; reminder that the top of our mattress is about 3 feet off the ground. As of Saturday his fever has broke and he is on the mend. Here is a picture of his first visit. As you can tell he was not happy and really wanted to be “done” and go home.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time to move on

Well, I have decided to sell my faithful mountain bike. I originally purchased it in California in 1998. I have rode it on trails in California, Oregon, Washington, Oahu, the Big Island and Virginia. After riding last weekend with my brother, I started talking to his friend Brian and he has a Steppenwolf frame that he has put my brothers older forks on and has assembled a new bike for me. I need to come up with some more cash, so that is how I am coming to terms of selling my Giant Iguana SE. I have really enjoyed all the miles, but there are times in our lives that, sniff - sniff, we just have to move on. Can someone please hand me a tissue?

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I am going to start posting some of Madi's Words of Wisdom. Right now as a family we are trying to read scriptures every night and currently we are reading from the First Book of Nephi. We had just started Lehi's dream. Madison has become a very good reader and asked if she could read last night. One of the verses she read was the verse of how Lehi looked for Laman and Lemuel to have them come and taste the fruit of the tree. After reading we always discuss what we read and Madi asked how come they did not want to come and eat the fruit, Amber and I told her that they chose not to. Her reply was "I guess they want to be hungry!" I can not remember if those were her exact words, but it was close. We laughed so hard and she got a little embarrassed, but it was so cute!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Conspiracy Theory

I need to share a little story about our kids and the bed. Very rarely are Amber and I allowed to sleep in our bed alone. We have two little people that feel all will be better if they are in our room. They each have their own approach to getting on the bed. First I will talk about "Wookie". For him, he just walks in and says "MOM!!!!!!!!" and that is how he gets in.
As for Madi, well I think she has been watching some ninja movies. It is actually funny what she goes through just to get in our room. I have seen this a few times and it never gets dull.
Step 1: Open mom and dads door and hide in the hall
Step 2: Peak around corner
Step 3: Duck walk to end of bed (this is the funny thing, I can see the top of her head while she is moving)
Step 4: Get half way on the bed, then freeze
Step 5: After about a minute, bring up the rest of the body and freeze in a ball on the bed
Step 6: Hold position for a few minutes and slowly spread out on bed.
One time in Hawaii, I was watching this routine and waited until she was in a ball on the bed and then yelled: "Hey! What are you doing!" She freaked out, jumped off our bed and ran into her room. I think that I scared her so bad, she probably peed her pants.
Anyway, that has been our life during sleeping hours for awhile. Then the other night, Wookie came in first, then Madi. Both of them were turned in opposite directions and spread out like a starfish. I was to tired to deal with them, so I went to the comfy couch and slept there for the rest of the night. When I awoke to get ready for work, this is what I found (picture). To quote a line from the movie CHICKEN RUN "They are organized."