Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well, today was Christy's first book signing for her book. It was held at Barnes and Noble at the newer mall at Centerra here in Loveland. Well, some of the employees mentioned that it was a rather slow day for being a saturday, but did that stop us??? I THINK NOT!!! Christy and her little twin sister got there to set up, and luckily the events coordinator got the books yesterday. Christy talked to her the other day and the events lady was getting worried that the books weren't going to be in on time, but they arrived just in the nik of time. So the table was set up, and Christy began to sign books. She was there from noon till four, and sold all 26 books!!! In fact, mom wanted to buy 6 books, to take to Utah and sell to friends and fam, but Christy had to limit her to only a couple, so that all of Christy's soon to be fans could have a copy. We had read before that a successful book signing one would have to sell 15 books, so I would call this book signing Super Successful. Now it's time to start planning the next one. So if you want a visit from us sooner than later, and I know you want one, contact your local bookstore to have Christy come in, and then get everyone in your city to come out, and that will guarantee a quick visit from us, and a soon to be millionaire relative.

To Germany and back again!

Hey there! Its been a long time since I've posted a blog on here. I've been letting Matt do all the work. Yep, I'm a slacker...

Well, I thought I'd share a little bit about my trip to Germany!

On the long 10 hour flight to Germany, I had to sit next to a man from India who smelled of curry spice and B.O.! It was horrible, and then there was another couple from India sitting in front of me with a little boy. He couldn’t have been much older than 1 year. He seemed to cry every half hour for 15 min! At first I was able to ignore him as I was engrossed in the book again, but after the flight attendance served us supper, I wanted to sleep so that my Jetlag wouldn’t be so bad. I couldn’t sleep! I tried! I would sit there with my eyes closed, covered my head with the blanket, trying to stretch my legs… But my back kept pinching when I twisted funny, and the little boy crying all the time made it impossible. I put on my headphones and listened to music, but it didn’t help. I think I tried sleeping for 5 hours or more… and then a MIRACLE! I fell asleep – 1 hour before landing. And the Stewardess woke me up for breakfast half an hour later. Ugh.

It was wonderful seeing Kristin again, and we were both tired. She was exhausted from getting all her wedding stuff prepared – and gown fittings where her sleeves didn’t fit – and I was soooooo tired from my flight. I told myself I wouldn’t sleep till 9:00 pm there so I wouldn’t have bad Jetlag… Kristin and I stayed up talking till about 10:30. That night I woke up at 5 am with Jetlag... and I was extremely HOMESICK! Only 12 hours in Germany and I wanted to come home!

Long story short. I helped out with the wedding, got a toothache the fisrt night (After visiting the dentist only 2 weeks earlier - and he said everything looked fine), allergies the next night, and then a sore throat and a massive cold! Whatever could have gone wrong, did. Ok, I didn't loose my wallet, or passport, so I guess I can't comaplain too much.

Needless to say, I was ready to come home and Matt greeted me at the Denver airport with a dozen red roses!!! :) I could go on. But I think this is enough. Matt wants to tell you all about the book signing today...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dallin!

Wow - eight years ALREADY?!Hope it was a great one!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OU Texas Game Day Footage!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


This was supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, football season. Today that most wonderful time got squashed. UT-45 vs. OU-35. BUT, I was there to witness it first hand. Had a good time and for those that saw the game know it was a great game, Oklahoma just didn't come out as the best team on this day. Beyond that, there is so much tradition with this rivalry. For years the two teams meet at a half way point to play, happens to be at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas during the HUGE Texas State Fair. The stadium and the fair was jam-packed with burnt orange and crimson that really ends up being a massive tail gate party from early morning until late evening. I must say, if ever you have the oppertunity to attend this event yourself, it is well worth making the effort. Maybe I'll go back for more next year, but for now I can check the Red River Rivalry off my Bucket List!

Outside the Historic Cotton Bowl, just before game time.....
From my seat about 45 mins to kick off.
Decided to go over to the UT side and taunt the orange cows!

B-52 Flyover as the Star Spangle Banner finished up.

Boomer Sooner--Go get it boys!
Part of half time, a look to the North West, catching the top of the Dallas skyline. Does that say TEXAS??OK, so we may have lost, but seeing the 7 National Title Dates seemed to ease the pain a little. (The Texas Semi had only 4 years of National Title on their rig....)
Looking into the Cotton Bowl from the top of the Western Hemisphere's largest Farris Wheel. I can see where my seat was from here! What a day, I'm ready for bed.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

One Winged Angel - Distant Worlds Chicago

Well, last night Christy and I went to a special performance of Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert by the Colorado Symphany Orchrestra. Even though I am not a gamer, it was very entertaining. This is an example of what was shown, infact it was the 2nd encore that we got. Hope you enjoy it, even though it was so much better in person.