Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The snow sucks and a warning to our friends and family!

This weather SUCKS! It's almost mid March and it snowed over a foot at my house last night! Me want springy! Bubba mad at snow! Bubba do Bubba SMASH! Bubba want to play with Summer CARRRR!!!!
Anywhoooo. The real reason I am here today is to warn our friends and family to stay as far away from Skylers car as possible. Apparently his Moon Eyes antenna ball has joined the Towley Ban! He's libel to blow you and himself up at any moment!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


For some reason today I thought I would take a look and see if my blog was still up. I mean after all it has been some time since I posted. Imagine my surprise when I saw the date of my last post. Weird, no?
There have been allot of changes from last year at this time. The major change is after 14 years living in West Jordan we decided to take the plunge and move to the East side. We purchased a 50 year old home that had been partially remodeled. The main reason for the move was to get Skyler within Skyline boundaries so he could play football there. He did and he had a wonderful Sophomore season. I will post some pictures later. He is currently trying out for the Baseball team. We will keep you updated on his progress.
I have to admit the past year has been hard. Allot of things I never thought would happen, did, and allot of things I thought would happen for sure, didn't. Such as life I guess.
The bottom line is this, De Ette, Skyler and me, well were still standing and that's a good thing.
I will tell you what this last year has taught me, always be prepared, never say never and hug the ones you love every chance you get, go to bed tired and wake up happy, hold your spouses hand and tell your children why you love them. Pray with your family, smell the roses, listen to good music and play with your dogs. Most of all, come to the realization, just as I did that life is too short, don't sweat the small stuff.
I hope to be more diligent in my posting this year and hope you like what you see when you stop by.
God Bless!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Bye Old Friend!

For Thine is the Kingdom For Thine is Life

For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.

- TS Elliot

And so it is done.
No Press, no Cameras, no Pomp and Circumstance.
Not even does the last of its kind get to go into the GM Museum.
Nothing but a 2010 strip down white G6.
The last of a fleet order and also the last of a legend.

My fascination with Pontiac started at a young age. When I was a boy I would spend time at my fathers Lincoln Mercury Jeep store which just so happened to be right next to the Pontiac store. When I should have been admiring the CJ-7's, Cougars, Capri’s and the Town Cars I often found myself wandering over to my fathers competitor to revel in that which was the Trans Am.
Damn did I love those cars (and still do). The hours I spent on the showroom of Miller Pontiac dreaming of the day when I too would be the lucky owner of a 1977 Black T/A. In later years it was the 87 T/A GTA then the 93 Convertible T/A GTA then the 03 T/A WS6, then the 06 GTO and finally the 09 G8. These are just to name a few but the list goes on. Over the years these were the Pontiacs I was blessed to have owned.

1977 Fire Bird (Yellow Bird Edition)

1984 6000

1995 Grand Am GT (Brought My New Born Home In This One)

1997 Grand Am GT

1999 Grand Prix GT

2003 Vibe GT (First in the state of Utah)

2009 G8 GT (Still Own Will Never Sell)

So there it is the end is here.
Thank you to the 100's of thousands of Pontiac workers who throughout the years gave little boys hope and made dreams come true.

Thanks for the memories Pontiac my you Rest In Peace.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sometimes They Get It Right!

Last Sunday with nothing to do I decided to sit in my Lazy Boy and see what was on the tube. Totally by accident I turned to the speed channel. I know being the car guy I am you would think I watch the Speed Channel all the time. Short of Bull run and Barrett Jackson I never watch the Speed Channel. To much NATCAR stuff, it bores me to death. Any whoo, hoping to catch a re-run of the auction I turned to Speed. What I found instead was a documentary called "Love The Beast".

It's a documentary about Australian actor Eric Bana better known as "The Incredible Hulk" and his love of his first car given to him by his father at age 16. The car is a 1974 Ford falcon XB GT Coupe. That car just so happens to be in my top 5 of coolest cars ever built so I was immediately interested.The story is basically about Eric's battle between his acting career and his true love of racing in the Australian GT Tarmac series. As you can see in the above picture after 3000 man hours Eric was able to restore his beloved XB GT to full race spec and fulfill his dream of racing.As the documentary progresses you see Eric’s dream come true but you also see the difficulty in driving a car that powerful and that big in an endurance race series. You begin to realize that sometimes the "dream" is not as easy as you think. I cried my eyes out when I saw this happen!

In the end after Eric and his navigator wreck his car he has to make a choice. Does he fix the car he loves and get back on the track or does he help some one he loves realize a dream of their own.

I won't ruin it for you but I believe Eric makes the right choice.

Have you ever herd the Harley phrase "If I tried to explain it to you, you would not understand"? Well that’s how I feel about cars and my family. I find a strange kind of peace in both. It's what I love and this story is one of the best I have ever seen.
The scenery, the tunes, the cars and the story are great. I would recommend it to any one.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Hollidays!

Golf Balls
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day is not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and started to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes." The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. "Now", said the professor, as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house and car. The sand is everything else -- The small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. So... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
Happy Holidays and may God bless you and yours in the upcoming year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The good, the bad, and the Ring in my ear!

The good news about raising a teenager is when they achieve goals that you set for them especially goals that you think they might not reach. The bad news about raising a teenager is when they achieve those goals and you have to hold your end of the bargain up. In this case we set goals for Skyler that were very high and he stood a good chance of making improvements but not actually achieving the goals. On the flip side of that, Skyler's requested reward for achieving said goals was something that Matt and I would not approve of. He requested his ears to be pierced.
TaDa...........................Skyler we are very proud of what you have accomplished! You have earned our respect and we are excited to set new goals. We love you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What I want for Christmas!

I have a mighty fine Christmas list going on here! My hypotheses is, by the end the of Christmas, my parents are going to have a mountain of credit card and check bills! Here is what I want:

1. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2

2. Borderlands (x-box or ps3)

3. Nike high tops

4. Any amount I-tunes card

5. Guitar

5.5 Guitar lessons

6. Bullet For My Valentine "The Poison" C.D.

7. Left 4 Dead 2

8. Alien Predator Attack Pack

Maybe List:

9. Vans Jeans (don't know if they are skinny jeans or not)

10. Ears Pierced (mom has to approve)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I love Gizzards!

Sorry I have been a little bit neglectful in posting on our family blog. Been real busy with football. It's almost over though and as soon as it is I will be much more diligent in my posting. Until then.. Go eat some Turkey! By the way, my favorite word is "Gizzard".
See ya in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The season so far

These have been the games so far.
Viewmont 18 Copper Hills 0
Jordan 12 Copper Hills 6
So I guess we have been doing okay. I believe we have the hardest hitters ever. Our next game is against Bountiful at 10:30 am at Elk Ridge Middle School 3469 w 9800 s. We have a scrimmage against Highland tomorrow at Sugar House Park. I hope to see you all there!!!!!!!

Got no TIME!

Sorry gang we have not posted in a while. Football is here don't cha know? It pretty much occupies our lives from the 1st of July through the end of November. It is so worth it though. I have a blast coaching the boys but most of all I really love the time I spend with Skyler. I have to tell you all he is working his but off. He practices 3 days a week and then goes to TOSH 2 days a week. He then plays a game on Saturday. He has a goal to play for Skyline and with the work ethic and the intensity he has showed so far I have no doubt he will achieve it! A practice never goes by where he doesn't prove to me just how much he loves the sport. I am so thankful to have been able to share it with him to this point. He doing a fine job with his studies as well. He is turning into quite a young man and his mother and I are very proud of him.

Unfortunately we are 0-2 so far this season but our boys have given it everything they have got and lost 2 very close games. You can't ask more then that and I am proud of them. Last week Skyler had 4 un-assisted tackles, 3 for losses. Good job Skyler! Keep it up!

We would really love to see you all at some of his games. The support would be much appreciated. If not, we will give you updates of the progress of the season.