Monday, November 21, 2011

Halloween with Riley and Carter

Fun in Phoenix

Here's some of the action while we were visiting Britany and Cameron in Phoenix:

Nana & Papa visit Everett

Nana and Papa had a great time with Everett and company.
But I hope that just because this is slow in getting published it will still be enjoyed as much as ever.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

reunion pics?

Are we gonna get copies of any of the pics taken at the Amussen reunion?  I'm making a photo book for all this year's photos and I'm just getting to August.  I'd like to have a pic or two of Everett with his great grandparents - pretty please!

Monday, October 3, 2011

new blog

As you all know, I would post on here every once in a while - if I didn't have my own blog.  I've been neglecting that blog a little lately and realized it's because it's too time-consuming to make posts.  I found something I think will be easier, so here is the address for the new Burgon Blog:

It will be public for now, and I think I will hold onto the old blog to post more "private" matters (e.g. anything Rob is up to haha!)

I haven't figured out how to let anyone comment on it yet, but I'll work on that.  Hope you can check it out! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Riley's Birthday Party - 9/24/2011

Riley turned 2 last Tuesday and we celebrated in the park down the strret.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pics Please!

Is anyone going to post pics from last weekend reunion? I would but I didn't take any. Just thought they would be fun to see!! Thanks and stuff!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy birthday, mom!

Mom got to spend her birthday this year in lovely Alamogordo, New Mexico. We went out to dinner, just the three of us (Rob was in Florida that day). Happy birthday, mom!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

4/30/2011: Britany and Cameron get married

Here's what happened this past weekend.  I know, Cameron, it's not how you would do it. 
So tell me what you'd like to see and I'll work on in my spare time (Means may or may not happen).
Thanks for the pics of yours I used Nathan - Yes, I know, I infringed on your copyright.  Get over it!

See the fun!
(Apparently YouTube didn't like my music and turned off the audio.  Usually they just slap my hands for a copyright infringement, but I guess Michael Buble doens't like that. I did swap in some youtube friendly music, but it ain't as good.
I do have a DVD version available with the music.  Who wants a copy?)

Bros advice to Cam

New Family Pictures!!

*Thanks to Fred & Tiff for spending the cold morning with us to take these pics!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Break -- Mexico 2011 (The Long Mix)

*The Better One as Promised!! (Unlike Dad's Videos, this one shouldn't put you to sleep...Love ya Pops!) =)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Quick Mix Video from our Mexico Spring Break

*Working on a better one as time permits!

New Riley Vid

Riley spent a night with us last week and then we had a surprise party (new job) for Mat when hey came to pick him up the next day. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Break in Mexico

So we took a family vacation this Spring Break to Santo Tomas Mexico, about 2 hours south of the Arizona/Mexico Boarder. (No, not as scary and unsafe as all the news reporters broadcast). Oh, did I say Family?? Yeah pretty much, but I'll keep you wondering for now...
I flew to Phoenix Friday, March 18th, the next morning Britany and I got in the car and drove to Vegas...that was the meeting spot to pick up Savannah and Abigail for this visit!! After a long day of driving, eventually my girls met Britany's girls. Monetrey 7 and Alexandra 5. For being together for 2 weeks they all played and got along really well!
Britany has access to a private Beach House that is very secluded, safe, and big enough to spread out. Right out the back door and down a large hill is where the sand meets the water. We enjoyed a full week in our own little Paradise. Lots of days on the beach, in the water, one day hanging around in a Mexican Village, a fire in the sand with marshmallow roasting and s'mores and lots and lots of free time to enjoy each other. It was the best vacation ever, nobody wanted to come home and now we're wondering why we did. More pics on my Facebook if you want to go see them.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I passed my PV!!!

I know everyone already knows by now, but I passed the performance verification (PV) on tuesday. Unfortunatly, I did not pass on the first day so I had to do it twice. How it all works... we are trained on what is called the radar associate, basically a helper to the controller who actually talks to the airplanes, and then we are tested at the end of training in OKC. The test consists of an instructor who operated the radar and talks to the "airplanes" and an evaluator who came from another center and the evaluator determines whether or not the student can keep going. The only problem with this is that there are no real yes or no answers, and it is all subject to what one person thinks during that time. I got done and after a long time waiting in the hallway, I was told that I did not pass and would have a few more practice problems and the following day I would retake the test. I retook the test, and this time I had 2 new evaluators grading me, and they would both have to agree to send me home or else I would pass. I did the problem, and after waiting what again seemed like an eternity, they let me in, sat me down and told me I passed, then we went on with a debriefing. Of course I had lots to still work on, but they said they were very impressed with lots of great things I did that they hardly ever, if ever see students who are in the same situation as me do. So now I am officially considered and Air Traffic Controller, it will be awhile before I'm done training, but I can now finish up here and go home!!! Also, to show how subjective the testing was, the instructor who operated my radar during the problem (he is one of the few trained on operating it during these problems and sees many tests) told me today that he thought that I had passed and didn't know that I didn't until my lead instructor found him to discuss the problem I ran. He told me by his opinion I deserved to have passed the first time, that helped to make me feel better about myself that I didn't mess up that first test to much. Thank You all for your prayers, I did truely feel the help while I was testing!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What is really in your water...

Think its important you all view the facts and make an educated decision for yourselves and your family!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nathan and Company visit CO!!!

 Nathan, Emma, Logan and Porter come for a quick visit.  They left yesterday and as I'm writting this they are stuck in a snowstrom in Evanston, WY - fun, fun, fun.  Well, we did have a lot of fun with them this weekend.   
See the video!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Here in OKC life has been both ups and downs. The first month was slower than I thought possible, and this past month or so has been faster than I thought possible. As a quick update on how my training is going...

The first 5 weeks were just the Basics, very slow, all academic, and stuff I had mostly learned in college.

For the past month or so I've been in non-radar training, basically how to safely guide airplanes when I can't see them. It turns out that I will need this training more than most controllers, I was able to meet with the Denver center air traffic manager and he gave us what areas we'll be working in. I got Area 1 which covers all air traffic over the Colorado Rockies below 26,000 feet.

Today I just had my non radar finals. Nearly aced my written, but on my practical it was my worst easy problem yet. But now I'm on the final portion of training here in OKC, the Radar portion.

It has been fun in a lot of ways but still the hardest part is being away from Christy and Riley. So I cherish each time that they come out, it seems like Riley grows up so much each time that I see him, and learning so much. So here are some pictures from the past couple times they've come out.

This was our Christmas Tree this past year

Riley all ready for bed

Playing with daddy's phone

Getting ready to go home to Colorado

Beautiful Christy!

Riley helping out!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Give me Liberty or Give me Death....

Always trying to make a difference in this world by defending our freedom! As an activist and member of "We Are Change Oklahoma" we are trying to be a voice for freedom while waking the minds of Americans to many of the things that have been used to take our liberty and reduced our freedom. This video is a compilation of just 10 major inconsistency's in the Oklahoma City Bombing that need to be investigated. I'm about 5 minutes in if you just want to see me but really, we should all be asking these questions and many more. Unfortunately the real answers are slow to come.

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. -Thomas Jefferson

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.-Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nana and Papa visit Everett

We're having fun visiting with Everett and parents.  He's a cute little dude as his dad would say.  The video is a THIRD pass - thanks for some new music Cam.  However, Darcey says she wants some different music so this version maybe updated when I get that.  Have fun watching this little fellow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

(after) Christmas with the girls!

Had a great time with the girls in Utah December 29th thru January 4. I arrived in a snowstorm and enjoyed snow and cold almost everyday while there! We stayed with Aunt Carrie as normal and are grateful to her for always allowing us to cramp her style!

I can't believe what little ladies I now have. As you can see from the pics, Savannah must have a lot of her Dad in her, always being silly, especially for the camera. Abigail is living up the the meaning of her name, "Joy of the Father." She is always so sweet and loving.

Together we shared Daddy's Birthday together at Grandma Millers, went bowling New Years Eve, and crashed before midnight, (the girls did anyway), and Sunday had some good dinner with Uncle Fred, Aunt Tiff and cousins!

We played together a lot, laughed a ton and even cried from time to time. Miss my little girls but I'm grateful for the time we had together! Enjoy the pics.