On Thursday night Kim and I went to the Catholic Community Services Awards Dinner at Little America. This is an event where they give out a bunch of awards to businesses and people who help out CCS. There were a bunch of community leaders, politicians and business leaders there. President Monson was there too. We sat in the back corner with his security guards. I guess our donation wasn't big enough to move us out of the corner ;) Kim and I decided to stay over the night and Spence came and stayed with the kids and played Rock Band until 1:00 AM.
On Friday, we came home and went as saw Twilight. That night we went to Ryleigh's Birthday party at Bounce U. I kick Tawni and Shanae's butts on the obstacle course. 40 year old out of shape fat guys Rock! Kim and the kids decided to go see Twilight again at 11:00 with Polly and Tawni. I went to bed.
On Saturday Morning I woke up at 3:30 and my dad and I went hunting again. Yes I am addicted to hunting, thanks for asking. We met a friend, Dustin who has a boat, out at Ogden Bay. After a 20 minute boat ride we were at our spot. We put out his 100 duck decoys, 10 goose decoys and 2 swan decoys. We were done setting up about 15 minute before it opened and could hear ducks landing in the decoys in the dark. That was cool. We shot a bunch and even had a triple (3 duck shot out of one flock). We saw geese, and swans but could not get them to decoy in. We came home around noon and now I am so tired that I am having trouble typing. I guess I should go to bed now.
My dad still hasn't filled his swan tag so I guess we will try again.
Kaylee, Tanner, my dad and I all went out to Bear River Bird Refuge on Friday afternoon to see if we could help dad fill his tag.
We arrived about 2:30 and started walking out the dike. We can to an area where water was flowing across the dike and dad had to tight rope across the boards holding the water back. Kaylee got a piggyback. About 4:00 the swans started flying. Here are some photos.
Sorry these aren't the highest quality photos they are stills from my camcorder.
He didn't fill his tag but did get some good looks. Next year we are going to put in as a group so we should have multiple tags. Hopefully Nate can put in and come up for Thanksgiving and try (hint hint).
I went out duck hunting yesterday with one of my friends from Specialized. He has a boat and a bunch of decoys and a new puppy that likes to poop in the boat.
We met at Farmington Bay, and drove out about 4 or 5 miles and started setting up the decoys. He had one of his friends, Dustin, come out as well. He too has a boat and he brought about 100 decoys. The day was sunny and beautiful not too good for duck hunting. We ended up shooting the only 2 birds that decoyed in. Here are a couple of photos. It was still a really nice time.
Last night we went to the Metallica Concet. We left just before 6:00 to get there and give us enough time to find parking and to get through security. We had really nice seats, 10 rows up right in the middle. The first act was The Sword. They were ok. The next group was Down made from 2 members of Pantara. Finally Metallica took the stage and rocked for over 2 hours. Kim and I have been to 2 other Metallica concert and they never disappoint. The kids both loved it and said it exceeded their expectations.
These photos are from last nights show we were at but taken from their web site. I think everyone should experience a Metallica Concert at least once in their lifetime. I can't wait until they come back and we can see them again.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to go duck hunting in the evening to see how good it is. My dad, Tanner and Kaylee all went with. We had a great time and had really good shooting. Here are the pictures from that night.
Well I am offically over the hill. I turned 40 last Monday and celebrated by working a 10 hour day and had dinner with my family. The working part would not have been my first choice but o well. Kaylee made me a hat with a tombstone on it that said Happy Birthday Daddy. I was given a book of scenic highways and 2 pairs of pants.
Dinner was very nice. We went to dinner at Tuscany and had a really nice time. I was given 2 large packages of adult diapers and a really nice Catholic neck tie. What more could a person ask for on their 40th birthday? Thanks to everyone for the phone calls and gifts. Thanks Grams Crackers for the 2 birthday cards.
I also bought myself a new G1 cell phone for my birthday. Happy Birthday me.