Sunday, May 31, 2009

This is what happens when you play basketball with your brother:

You get a fat lip with a huge canker and you can't kiss your wife.

And then you have to look like you're mad at everyone all the time.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Visit

On Sunday we walked up to the Clifton cemetery to visit Grandpa, Grandma, and Uncle Jeff.

Alexa Jo. is named after Grandma Betty Jo. so we wanted to get a picture of her by her namesake. It's too bad she never got to meet Grandma. We're hoping she'll grow up to be just like her.

Here's a view of Clifton with the lakes in the background.

I'm not sure whose headstone this is, but Alexa thought it was great and spent most of the time right there watching everyone at the cemetery.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


According to Wikipedia...

Clifton is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 213 at the 2000 census.

It lies in the northern end of Cache Valley, at the base of the Bannock Mountain Range.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.

Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born in Clifton on March 28, 1899.

This is where we will be living for the next few months:

Back in with the parents

And here is a picture of our neighbors:

I can't tell a lie...I'd much rather be here during the summer than in Mesa. Clifton is home to Twin Lakes, clean air, and the best beef jerky around.
If anyone should feel the need to come visit, we welcome you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just a Shade Under a Decade

Tommy: Did you hear I graduated?
Richard: Yeah and just a shade under a decade. All right.
Tommy: You know a lot of people go to college for seven years.
Richard: I know, they're called doctors.

Well, he did it (in only 7 years)......... Brad graduated!!!!

We drove down to Phoenix last week for the commencement.

Here's the big college grad

Brad and his parents got to go here President Obama speak at the 1st commencement. I opted out of sitting in the 100 degree weather for 5 hours. I hear that I missed a good speech though.

This is us looking toward the future and smiling at the fact that we won't have to take out more student loans. But it only lasted a minute when we realized that we have to start paying them all back soon.

Moff, Mom, and Dad got to come and be with us for the big event.

Here are some of Brad's best friends from ASU: Seth, Dan, & Thomas

Here is my support group: Rachel, Holly, & Allison (the wives)

And finally.....Brad's #1 fan. As you can see, she's thrilled.

Now, he gets to study for the bar.... so fun.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Travel Tips

After traveling a lot the past few months, we feel the need to share some things we learned about airlines/airports:

#1) If you're ever in Europe and you hear that flying Ryanair is the best option, DON'T BELIEVE whoever tells you that!! We flew with them twice and the second time we got charged a lot of money for their mistake. No one would even help us out. They have no customer service!

#2) Try to avoid flying through Chicago. They seem to have quite a few weather related problems. We were stuck in Philly for 15 hours because of weather in Chicago. Then, we were delayed another hour in Chicago because of Chicago.

#3) If flying with US Airways be prepared for mix-ups. We booked with them, but some of our flights were through United and apparently they don't hand the baton off very well. We spent some time going back and forth between check-in counters - not ideal when you get to the airport late.

#4) Watch out for Rome Fiumicino Airport. If you're a fan of standing in a billion lines that are unnecessary, this airport is for you. You've got a line for the shuttle to take you to the right terminal, a line for prescreening, a line for check-in, a line for security, a line for passports, a line to get on the shuttle to take you to your gate, and finally a line to get onto the plane. Just make sure you get there 3 hours early so you can stand in all those lines. Or better yet, find another airport.

Hopefully one day these tips will be useful to you.