Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nighttime air show

In a little less than two weeks we will close on our new house! I am really excited. Very near this new house is a really small municipal airport. A month or so ago our family got to go and tour Ben's helicopters. It was very informative and fun. I asked him if he would ever have a chance to fly to "our" small airport and he said probably not, because it is in the Salt Lake City airport vacinity.

Well, yesterday he called and said that they were going to come to that small airport after all. So, at about 8:00 we packed up in the van and parked right at the end of the runways. We saw a plane and another helicopter practicing, and then we went and got some treats at a close gas station (the kids have to learn about their new neighborhood, right?)

When we got back to the airport and parked once again VERY close to the end of the runways we were not disappointed when soon enough along came Bens Apache. He was kind enough to land right at our end of the runway, and do a nice little manauver complete with a wave. Then he and the co-pilot? continued to practice, and we continued to enjoy it! Every time they would go right over our heads Joshy would grab Brents face and say "Lets do it again, just one more time!" All the kids were really excited.

The best part was when Ben came down one runway, turned at a 90degree to cross over to the other runway, and then went back down that runway...sideways! The very very best part of this move was when all the dust, debris, grass, etc started flying towards us. Our van is now a museum of these things attesting to our nightime fun!

The only unfortunate part is that I only had my cell phone camera, and I can't send anyone the pics. So, when we are together remember to ask me to see the cool pictures we got.

Thanks Ben!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


So. This may be more of a post for our individual BLOG but I thought you might all enjoy this little life experience and associated Web site.

So for a long time now Maria and I have debated where we want to end up. We have talked pros and cons, Likes and dislikes and since now we have moved all over creation we are starting to feel like we at least have experienced some of what this country has to offer.

So the debate has continued. And we have come up with some simple exclusions. Which we wont include in this post. Basically we dont wanna live in the south other than NC, we dont wanna live in CA at all or In Washington DC. We do want to live in a medium sized town large enough to have a Costco, and a Nice theatre, We would like Green meaning trees and a fledgling ward or branch in the chruch. The perfect place would have mild summers seing as the scorching venezuelan summers/winters have forever turned me off of LONG HOT DAYS and nights.

We would like Winters that could have snow but not winters that are 7 months long of sub -20 weather (Cough, rexburg) So the debate has continued, We even printed off a map of the entire US, and crossed off states that we had no interest in living in vs States we were very interested in and those we knew nothing about. IE, no california, no alabama, no missisipi, no new mexico. For whatever reason we were interested in the Pacific North West and Asheville NC, because we like the climate and the size and composition of the church in those areas.

SO this morning we were discussing AGAIN what we wanted to do with our lives and Maria in the discussion Found web site. Called FINDYOURSPOT.com it is probably a 10-15 minute long quiz on how strongly you feel about one thing or another, Now keep in mind the only area we know alot about and have had any inclination towards is Asheville. After filling the info in completely KENT WA, was the winner of our list. However the suprising part was that Asheville came up as #3 on our list of 2o and we NEVER mentioned, anything about region or anything. So we are thinking that the winner may be worth a look. So...... ANYONE UP for a ROAD TRIP TO KENT?

Everyone feel free to post where this formula thinks your perfect place to live is. the web site asks for address and email but that is it and it was a fun quiz. Love you all Jeremy and Maria

Thursday, July 23, 2009

my new home guardian weapon

Somewhere on this huge internet, i came across a picture since lost.
I have discovered how to protect our modest posessions.

Practicing Urban Assualt Drills.

the other kind of daschund gun

a trip to my "vacation home"

Since I've had some people complain that I didn't tell them the last times I was in the hospital, I thought I'd post on here and let everyone know that, once again, I am in for a stay at my beautiful Salt Lake City vacation home! I am in the University Hospital in room 243 on 2 East. I'll be in for at least 2 weeks (so the earliest I would get out would be the 6th).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday July 19

Finally back in the saddle again, Cali has (Re) mastered her two wheeled conveyance. Cole is well into his training, and both make for proud parental units and jealous neighbors.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House, Anyone?

Is anyone interested in going to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house with me & my kids? We'd need to go the Wed, Thurs, or Fri at the end of July.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Best Places to Live, 2009 Edition

1. Louisville, CO
Courtesy: City of Louisville
Top 100 rank: 1Population: 18,800Typical single-family house: $325,000 Estimated property taxes: $1,590 Unemployment rate: 6.0% (county) Fun fact: Rail service to Boulder and Denver is scheduled to begin in 2017.Pluses: Hiking, biking, golfing, skiing…Minuses: No major negatives (That’s why it’s No. 1!)
Some towns nestled along the Rockies are full of pretentious eco-hipsters. Not Louisville. Ice cream shops dot the historic downtown. Families grab burgers at the cozy Waterloo Café. A Friday-night street fair, with a beer garden, live music, and games for the kids, runs all summer. No wonder this down-to-earth town has appeared high on Money's Best Places list before--and on many others.
It's also weathering the economic downturn well. Robust industries in the area, such as high tech, energy, and health care, make county unemployment among the lowest in the state.
But the top reason residents give for moving here? The great outdoors. Louisville is laced with nearly 30 miles of trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away, and eight world-class ski resorts are within two hours. The town's schools are highly rated as well.
Add in dry, clear weather, little crime, good health care, and low taxes, and Louisville is pretty tough to beat.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

To Beach (please) Or Not to Beach, That is the Question...

Tis that time of year when I raise the question, "And, shall we beach?"

What I mean by this is are we going to go ahead and move our family reunions to every other year on the NC coast? If so, we probably need to know who is interested and go ahead and get moving on getting a house reservation. So, here we go, lets give this blog something interesting talk about.