Monday, April 16, 2007

nathan's fun

Most of you know that we lived in Florida for a year while Nathan went to flight school. While we were there, he took up a new hobby ... scuba diving.
The picture to the right is of Bradley Gann and Nathan scuba diving at Crystal River in Florida.

Another place they went scuba diving a lot was a place called Blue Spring. The dark line in the middle of the picture on the right, is the opening to a 120 ft deep cavern the 72 degree water flows out of. During the winter, manatees swim up the St. Johns River and spend the winter in the warm water from this spring. Swimmers can get in this river and swim all the way up to this cavern. Sometimes, while swimming, the manatees would actually swim up next to you. Manatees are an endangered species, so the park rangers didn't care for this very much.

Once, Nathan convinced me to put a snorkle on and get into the water. The water is so clear that you can see everything floating in the water and everything that is on the bottom of the river. You could also see very clearly the manatees swimming only feet from you. Although they are very docile animals, this was a little unnerving to me and I decided to get out of the water. Not to mention that lying on the bank of the other side of the river was an alligator.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

why i do not camp as much as my husband would like me to...

Tonight, Nathan and I were looking through pictures we took over the past year. We came across some pictures we took while deer hunting last October. Nathan had begged me to bring the kids up to the camp for one day. Well, upon further begging and manipulation, one day turned into a day and a night and half of another day. As I was not planning to stay for two days and a night, my supplies were limited. Needless to say, it was a very fun time for me. (Did you catch the sarcasm?) At any rate, Isaac and Jared thought it was great fun. I only share the VERY SCARY, and very embarrassing picture of myself as proof of the not-so-pleasant experience.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Family Update

Well, I guess this would be the best way to update all to how things are going with our family. Wendy still works for American Name Services and seems to be getting along very well there. We know that she will always have a place there. Wendy is just finishing up a semester at Utah Valley State College and is excited to take the summer off. I work for the same people as Wendy, just at a different business. They have me do various things for them but the best is flying their plane and taking care of it. Hopefully this will lead to my career goals in aviation. I recently graduated from Utah Valley State College with a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Science. I'm continuing with my Masters at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Wendy and I both have callings at church and try to enjoy them as much as we can. The boys continue to grow so fast. Just last week, Jared got up in church during testimony meeting and bore his testimony to the whole congregation. He's a lot braver than I am. Isaac impresses us every day with his physical abilities and tender heart. They make us very proud. Amelia is also growing very fast. I can't believe that she is going to be two years old this year. It seems like it was just yesterday that she was born. She is starting to walk more. She's a little bit of a late bloomer in that department but is catching on very quickly. That's about it with our little family. We will try to keep the information up-to-date as much as we can.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The First Post

Hopefully this will be a place for us to post pictures, stories and news to share with family and friends. I am excited to add to this blog as a way to keep in touch with the people in our lives.


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