Sunday, May 26, 2013

RAGNAR time

video

The 2013 RAGNAR is fast approaching. I made a video to help pull our team together and inspire us to reach mountains of excellence we never thought possible.

Most of these pictures are from the 2011 team, and since I was in van 2 that year, most of the pictures are of those lucky people who were in the van with me. Sorry if I excluded you, I assure you that it's not on purpose.

Although out team is made up of many different faces today, our goal of pure domination remains the same.

So here we go team "Eye of the Tiger...BOOM", lets do this thing!

AT :46 there is one swear word. Sorry:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Over a Year

It has been over a year since I last updated my blog. I am sure that nobody ever checks it now, although it is not like anybody checked it a year ago either. Anyway, I just wanted to see if I still have any friends in this world.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Graduation and Qualifying

It has been a busy couple of weeks for us, but in a good kind of way. Last week was graduation and that means that our time in Provo is coming to a close. I am now offically an alumi and can say that I have a degree. It was a great week with both my parents and Kristen's parents coming out to Provo and supporting us. It was great having you guys here, thank you so much. I was only able to go to the very large ceremony where President Uchtdorf and Elder Nelson spoke because my race was during the Health and Human Performance (my college) ceremony. It is really too bad that I didn't get to wait for 3 hours to walk across a stage with 700 other Exercise Science graduates. (Do I sound a little relieved?) I know that everyone here was very disapointed that we had to go to a track meet instead, especially my dad!!!
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the great day.


The proud parents

The Proud in-laws

The proud wife

Just jumping for joy

My new T-shirt. I got it for free. See how nice BYU takes care of its graduates.

On a seperate note, this week I finally qualified for regionals in the 800 meter run. It has been a long time coming. Last year I missed it by .08 seconds and earlier this year I missed it by .16 seconds. But two days ago I finally ran a 1:50.8, which converts to a 1:50.3. The qualifying mark is 1:50.4 so I barely slipped under. That means that I will be running in the regional meet in Eugene, Oregon at the end of May. If I finish in the top 5 there, then I will go to nationals two weeks after that. Although the picture below was not taken after I qualified it is the only picture I got. We recorded the race but I can't transfer it to our computer because we lack the cable, but one day I will show it.

Natasha (Keith's girlfriend), Keith (a teammate), Kristen, Me

The shades that I am wearing I got for 8 bucks at a 7-11. Not bad huh. I also need to mention one more thing. For 3 years now, my teammates have been making fun of me because I don't shave my legs. They say that is the reason that I get so close to getting to regionals. So the night before my last race I shaved it all off. That is right, I have legs smoother then a babies bottom. And guess what, I got a regional mark that first race I ran with shaved legs. Is it a coincidence? That's for you to decide.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The New ipod and other random things

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog. I just haven't had the drive, but I have decided to try again. Things are going well here in Provo. The Cougs just beat UCLA 59-0 so we are in high spirits. BCS bowl has started to cross our lips but it is a long season and many things could happen. WE just got a new ipod, an ipod touch, from a friend on the track team. He sold it to us for a good price and he gave it to us with about 15 "Office" episodes on it. It will be used with all the traveling I have to do with dental school interviews and later on with track. Speaking of dental school, things are going well. I interviewed at Midwestern University in Phoenix last week and was really impressed. I thought it went really well and feel like I have a good chance of being accepted there. I have three more interviews lined up with Case Western in Cleveland, Colorado, and UNLV. I hope to get a few more in the next few weeks. It is exciting to be at this point, but dental schools can't accept anyone until Dec.1 so that is a long time to wait. But wait we will.

Other than that things are just going. School is up and running, my last year at BYU (hopefully) and intramural sports has started. I am once again on an ultimate team and we are looking to repeat as champions this year. I am also on a division 1 flag football team and we are real good. We won our first game last week pretty easily, but there are a lot of games to play. Well that is it for now. Until next time.

This is my new ipod. It is pretty sweet. Look at how happy I am!!

I forgot to mention my lovely wife above so I had to put a picture of her here. Save the best for last. She is also a returning member of the championship ulimate team of last year, so we are excited.

Neither Kristen or I remember this picture being taken, but it is a great picture of her hard at work. She is always trying to prepare for her 2nd grade class. Isn't she wonderful.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Garden

A lot of people have been wondering what our garden is looking like these days. Well, I am happy to report that everything is going well.. We picked our first squash today and they were huge. Our "Mortgage Lifter" tomatoes, yes that is their name, are looking real good as well as the rest of the tomatoes. The peppers are starting to come in as well. We have a few banana peppers that are about ready to pick, but the rest need a little more time. Just look at the pictures below and you will know what I mean.


Here is the first squash that I picked from our garden.


A proud farmer and her squash.



Couldn't wait to cook it. Can you blame her? Look at how fresh they are.


A look at the whole garden.

The pumpkin plant that is going to deliver a 500 pound pumpkin!! If not 500 punds, then at least 10 pounds.

The lone corn plant, but by far the largest corn plant I have seen in town. We will get at least 2 heads of corn from it. It's the best.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

The DAT

I just got home from taking the DAT. It went well, but not quite what I had hoped for. Overall, I scored a 20. That is pretty good but I was hoping for a 21 or 22. Every section I did fairly well on, except for one...quantitative reasoning. This was the section I was most worried about because it all depends on the questions. The ones I got were stinking hard. Besides that all went realativly well. A breakdown of the scores goes like this. (as if any of you care).

Academic Average................19
PAT.........................................21
Total Science..........................19
Biology.....................................18
Gen Chem...............................19
O-Chem..................................20
Reading Comprehension.......21
Quantitative Reasoning........17

As you can tell, the QR stunk. Bio was disapointing, and the PAT (perceptual ability) was also a little disapointing. I thought I totally rocked it and scored a 23, but not so. The rest were about what I expected. Overall, I think my scores will get me into a school somewhere and that is all we can ask for, and now my summer really begins. NO more DAT, that's right, NO MORE DAT!!!!!!! Say it with me NO MORE DAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Winter Hike

Kristen and I decided to go on a little hike up Rock Canyon a few weeks ago and I wanted to share a few pictures. We were inspired for a few reasons, but mainly because of my church history class (Ask me about it sometime and I would love to share). Anyway, here are the pictures.

A little Wendy's to get us ready. We love a good Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger!!! I mean who doesn't.

The man himself.

Kristen got a little crazy and decided to jump.


Luckily it was a soft landing. It just took her a few minutes to get out.

We told you we went to rock canyon but we actually went to the top of Mt. Everest. This is at the Hillary Step. I know all you climbing buffs will know what I'm taking about.

Another veiw from the Hillary Step.

A look down ffrom the Hillary Step. We realized that blazing our own trail through 4 feet of snow just wasn't worth it. Plus our feet were cold!!


We finally made it back to the trail and Kristen let me know how she feels about leaving the trail. I wanted to try again but she wouldn't have it.

That was our little adventure. I hope you liked it. Yes this was my first blog in a while, but I'm back baby.