Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LOVE this Layout

Isn't it just beautiful? Inspiration courtesy of Prima Matketing, Inc. You can find their blog here. I'll post a picture when I make my rendition of this, probably at a much later date. I'm such a lazy scrapper. But I love it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

McCord's take on his recent vacation...

Well, we just rolled back into Moscow last night. We had a good ride. While we were gone a lot happened. I helped my dad work on his shop. (The wood and the steel for the shop are all from salvage jobs. Some of the wood came from the old Overland School. Some of the wood came from a potato cellar tear-down. The steel beam for the overhead door header is from the old Murtagh bridge. It is probably over 80 years old. No, my dad is not green, but the cost on all this stuff was low, it has cost him less than $600 for the wood and steel, for a shop that is 30x40' with 12.5' tall.) I also worked at Burley Refrigeration. That was fun. Sometimes I miss fixing things, but I always remember why I left that field.
I also got Forest started roping. It was not without events... He bucked with Annabelle (my niece) and she stuck it to him like a pro, for ten seconds. Then she made a hasty exit. We put her back on and she was shaking so bad, that Forest bucked again, harder. She really stayed in the middle, but came of when he went vertical. What an experience... I got on him and worked him over. I started roping on him the next night. I roped about 50 head on him while we were home. I would have taken him to the Big Dog, but two nights before the roping Forest went vertical on me and I thought it would be better to take a horse that was really broke. So I borrowed one from Mikey, a cute little paint mare. She was really fun. I made it to the short go with my cousin, Brandon. Had I caught 6 feet instead of 3, we would have won some cash. As it was, my buddy John ended up winning a little. It was great to see that happen.
There is more to this vacation, and I am sure Olivia and I will update this soon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Harrison Update and Pictures

So, it's been awhile... McCord finished his summer classes, and I'm finally feeling normal. Harrison is getting so big!
And he's Strong! He's already tying to pull himself to a sitting position while holding him, or whenever seated and he needs very little or no head support. Most recently, he has started to fight the car seat straps while he's buckled in. Every once and a while, while he's on his stomach, he'll kick so hard that it flips him onto his back! and I usually find him on his side after a nap (he sleeps on his tummy. I know, I know. they say he should sleep on his back, but he just does better on his tummy). His two month checkup was a couple of weeks ago, stats are as follows:

Head Circumference: 15 1/2" - 50th percentile
Length: 23 1/4" - 75th percentile
Weight: 13 lbs. 4 oz. - 90th percentile

Yup. He's a big boy! And I'm sure he's put on at least another 6 oz. since then, if not a pound. He also had his shots :( but he did very well; little fevering and he hardly bruised, which was great because most of the recovery time was spent in the car.

We left for Burley right after his appointment. By the time we got to Missoula, all three of us we're exhausted. We set up camp in Dillon around 1 am. In the morning all the bikers (they were Canadian!) just loved to hold Harrison. One guy was holding a Mike's Hard Lemonade and the rest of them looked like they needed one. They were nice people and quite chatty. It was so fun to listen to their accents! So then we were on our way to St. Anthony, ID to visit the Garrett's. Mac went on a crazy ride with Tyson and AJ in demolition derby car through a gravel pit. They thought they were going to die! And I watched Twilight for the first time. It was pretty good, I think I'll have to read the books. We really miss them, Mac and Ty have been friends since they were in diapers. Mac's mom and Tyson's dad were born on the same day, in the same hospital, so they have known each other forever. It was so good to see them again!

Back to Harrison... He smiles and coos all the time, we even have little "conversations". I just love it! Motherhood is finally starting to feel like more than just being a milk cow. Harrison recently decided that he doesn't care much for naps, so now he takes a solid 1-2 hour nap in the morning, and the occasional 1 hour in the afternoon. Yay for me.

I think traveling has something to do with it. Last weekend my sister-in-law's husband competed in the Spudman Triathalon. He is a Physician's Assistant in the Air Force, and will be deploying for Afghanistan in December after a month of weapons training in November. Now, everybody in the military has weapons training, but he has to learn a few new ones because he will be with a Special Forces unit, which means he will be traveling and working through combat zones instead of in a hospital. Scary. So this was one last thing to do before leaving. They live in Clovis, New Mexico, so it became a family event. Mac's brothers family's came down from the Boise area, and let me tell ya, it was one mad house. There were 10 children, 10 adults, and one infant in a 4 bedroom house. Utter chaos. But it was so great to have them around.

Harrison was blessed on Saturday the 25th of July, and it was such a beautiful blessing. I am so grateful to have a husband who honors and is worthy to hold the priesthood. It was so nice to have family here!

So to finish this unorganized and choppy post, here are some of Harrison's likes/dislikes:
- he loves to be snuggled, which I love
- he likes taking showers, and baths are growing on him
- he still doesn't care much for a pacifier :(
- he doesn't like the drive from Missoula, MT to Dillon, MT, or any other travel for that matter
- he may or may not like his car seat
- he loves to coo and smile, especially when mom is around
- he likes whipped cream and jello (in very, very small amounts)
- he doesn't like to be on his back for very long
- he likes rodeo's and fireworks
- he loves to be rocked to sleep by his daddy

I cannot believe how big he is getting! My love for him grows everyday, and I am so elated that I have been blessed by such a beautiful boy! He really is a good baby.

Ditto to what Olivia says about our beautiful son. I love that little buckaroo. It really is great to have him as part of our family. It is great to know that I have such a wonderful wife and fantastic son.
I really do not want to return to Moscow. It has nothing to do with school or the stresses that are coming in the next year, but it is more that I will be leaving the land that I really love. I will miss roping and watching Forest progress (I might take him to a ropin' before we head back to Moscow). If I didn't know that this was what the Lord had in the cards for my little family, and without the support of my wife and the rest of our family and friends, I don't think I could do it. Thanks to all ya'll. Pictures of Forest and some of the other events are forthcoming...

His cute, chubby legs during a nap.

Our first family photo :)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Eight Years Ago...

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
when you're perfect in every way.
I can't wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better loking each day.
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
but I'm doing the best that I can.
I used to have a girlfriend
but she just couldn't compete
with all of these love starved women
who keep clamoring at my feet.
Well I prob'ly could find me another
but I guess they're all in awe of me.
Who cares, I never get lonesome
cause I treasure my own company.
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
when you're perfect in every way,
I can't wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
but I'm doing the best that I can.
I guess you could say I'm a loner,
a cowboy outlaw tough and proud.
I could have lots of friends if I want to
but then I wouldn't stand out from the crowd.
Some folks say that I'm egotistical.
Hell, I don't even know what that means.
I guess it has something to do with the way that I
fill out my skin tight blue jeans.
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
when you're perfect in every way,
I can't wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
but I'm doing the best that I can.
We're doing the best that we can.
-Oh, Lord, Its Hard to be Humble. Mac Davis

I used to sing this song, with a good friend, at the top of our lungs while warming up our horses before rodeos. I miss that friend, but i am thankful for his friendship, example and his great sense of humor. I live in the present, but it is necessary to sometimes look back on the past. Just remember that most of the important things come out in the wash, and that one of the best things in the world is a good laugh. Take care Mr. Perkins.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

By the way...

Olivia and I have been married for 27 months! It is our 27th monthaversary. I have a habit of celebrating every month how long we have been married, usually by taking her out to dinner. Today's celebration might just be going to Church.
Wally is growing, he is an eating machine! Consequently, he has made some awesome poops. I will be posting pictures soon that show some of our most recent baby purchases, including a baby wrap carrier, one size fits all and it has sequins!
Well, off to get ready for Church!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Settling in...

We are starting to get in a routine with Harrison. He is eating more and Olivia is doing quite well. Right now both are asleep. I am not tired (crud, it is only 9pm). I thought I would give a quick update on things.
Today we took Harrison to his first doctor's appointment. He passed with flying colors. He turned bright red when the nurse took off his diaper to weigh him. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. He left the hospital at 7 lbs 6 oz. so we are gaining. You should have seen him yell, though. The color of his skin was red enough that I would have thought we dressed him in a WSU outfit, seriously, he was mad.
Last night we (Harrison and I) stayed in the new glider-rocker (thanks Grandma Holly and Grandpa Brent) until midnight. This is one nice chair, pictures will be forthcoming. Anyhow, we rocked for about two hours while Olivia took a much needed nap. Then we all laid down for sleep and Harrison woke up. Apparently he woke up every hour until 5am. I slept through all of those except the 5am call. Olivia handled it like a trooper, the only time she needed my help was with the 5am problem. Harrison slept better today and we even watched a movie tonight: Benny & Joon. That is a classic, Depp did a great job in that film.
Things are going good and we are slowly getting adapted and learning lots each day. This may sound corny, but this is one of the neatest things I have done. I hope all is well for all of you who are far from us, we miss all our friends that just left Moscow, as well as all our friends whom we have not seen for a long time, that goes ditto for all our family.
This weekend is Yard Day at Grandma Marj's. I wish I could be there, it really is one of my favorite traditions. There is nothing like getting together as a family and working. It is quite enjoyable.

Monday, May 18, 2009


So it was 4 in the morning and Olivia was feeding Wally, however, he just wouldn't latch on. So I took him and started tapping the air out of him. He promptly began hiccuping. This is probably the cutest set of hiccups I have ever heard. Sorry I didn't get audio, but next time, maybe.
We will be checking out of the hospital today and going home. Sorry about not being very contactable, we have been trying to feed/rest the last 24 hrs. and it has been a trip. I promise we will catch up with all our voice mails.
Olivia is sore and stiff, but otherwise pretty good. Wally is getting this eating thing figured out. Risa has been a huge help. Nothing like experience to help see when a baby is full of air/won't eat, what a good grandma!
Thanks for all the support, verbal and otherwise. Thanks for your continued prayers. We hope Wally's cousin, Austin, gets feeling better. We love all ya'll!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


The News

Harrison Walbridge Larsen was born at 10:25 am, P.S.T., after 2.5 hours of serious and intense labor. Olivia was such a tough girl! She missed a really good opportunity to beat me like a red-headed stepchild, she never did, nor did she cuss at me, even when I said "Well, this ain't as bad as I thought it would be."
He is 20 inches tall, and 8 lbs. When the nurse handed him to me I told her that he was probably 8 pounds, since he felt about the same as my 1895 Marlin 45-70. I was spot on.
Risa was here for the whole festivities. She was extremely helpful when Olivia was trying to feed for the first time. I was way out of my league. I mean, getting a calf to take a bottle is nothing to trying to get a little feller to start feeding.
His picture will be coming soon to the Gritman Stork Report.
All is well and we will have more news, and pictures, soon.

Morning Update:

No baby yet. However, things are still progressing. Will keep posting as things change...


We are in the hospital. Olivia just got done with the epidural. I was helping her and all was well, then I woke up. I dozed off for a few seconds, notice, that was not fainted, I fell asleep. Olivia didn't notice and when I woke up things were done. She is resting and we are gonna see some action soon. She is at a 6 and the nurse, Sally, just put down the rubber sheets. We are gonna have a baby boy here before morning. He must be his daddy's boy, since I like to work at night... More to come soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Here's to Mom:

Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's.
Olivia is ready to be a mom, but Wally is not ready to be out yet. Olivia's feet and legs are swollen and she cannot get comfortable at all. Poor girl. We got pre-registered at the Hospital and took a tour of the facility. Quite the deal. I hope we get to return to the hospital soon, for Olivia's sake. Of course, the nurse giving our tour said that the baby knows when it is time and there is usually good reason why they do not come until they are ready.
I know Olivia will be a great mother. She has good examples: Risa (Olivia's Mom), Lois (Olivia's Maternal Grandma), Holly (my Mom), Jean (my maternal Grandma), Marj (my paternal Grandma), Devonie, Michelle, Lindsay, Pat, and all our other friends and relations.
Be thankful for your mom today.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Importance of Listening and Remembering

Often what I write on this blog is just me blowing off steam and making light of things. Today is not one of those days. Today is a bit more serious. Today is about listening and remembering.
Remember is probably one of the most important words in the English language and most definitely one of the most important in the Book of Mormon. Remembering is so vital to staying true to the faith and honest. One who remembers can reflect on things learned prior to the moment of need. If you remember where you came from and Whose you are, it is easier to live righteously.
Listening is important. Listening is more than just hearing. It is paying attention to what is being communicated. Communication can come from others or from the Holy Ghost. It is important to hear those words and then act on what is being said.
Today I had the opportunity to talk to Grandpa D. I miss him dearly. I grew up with Grandpa. Mom and Dad would drop me off and I would tag along with Grandpa all day. We had frequent trips to Milner, to town and good fishing trips. One of my favorite memories is when we rode the Oregon Trail together, Grandpa driving Freckles and Rainbow and me riding Tiny. What a time. I remember helping him around the house and in his shop. I love that shop and the smells of it.
Our conversation today was different, and I wish I would have said less and listened more. Usually we joke together and laugh a lot. Today, he seemed serious. Today, Grandpa was sharper in his speech than I have heard him in a long time. He asked me if there was anything I wanted to know from an older brain. He told me how much he loves me and that many people love me. He said that I need to stop trying and just do good. He also told me that he expects big things from me. He asked about Olivia and told me to tell her how much she is loved. He also told me that I would need to tell the baby how much he is loved by all of his family. He said he has finally got his head on straight, I told him it was about time, he said it was about time for me to do the same.
I wish I could have talked to him longer. I wish I could be there. I miss my grandpa. I have said this before, but I know that it is true: All that I am I owe to my family. Grandpa has been a huge part of my life. He and I have spent countless hours talking about life and how things are. He taught me how to serve the family and what it means to have good relationships with all the family. He used to tell me when I would depart from his home: "McCord, be a good boy!" I hope I can remember and listen to that advice.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just in case Law School doesn't work out...

I just fixed our oven. It took me all of 15 minutes. I will remind you that a few months ago I wrote about the oven beeping in the middle of the night and waking me up. Well, I finally got around to fixing the problem. Diagnosis was a bad CPU board. It took me two minutes to order the part and then about thirteen minutes to install it once it showed up. If this was someone else's stove, I would have charged 90 bucks for the service call and 155 for the CPU. Yeah, that is right, in fifteen minutes I would have made 128. I have no shame in this. That could be as much as 512 an hour. That sounds way better than a measly 200 an hour as an attorney... Too bad fixing appliances doesn't pay like that every hour. I would totally drop law and go home to Burley.
In other news finals start on Monday. 8 am is the start time for Constitutional Law. This is going to be fun. Then on Wednesday at 8 the Evidence final. Then I am officially 2/3 of the way to being a J.D. degree holder.
In more important news, Olivia is swelling up and the meat thermometer that was her belly button has popped. I think she is ready for Harrison Walbridge to be on the outside of her body. I am excited to meet him, he sure is a mover, thus far. He can do some crazy moves in a very limited space. It is pretty neat. Remember, the big day is May 15th. However, one of our nurses is pretty sure Olivia will go into labor on the 7th. We shall see. I have already filed a contingency plan with the administrative faculty in case Olivia goes into labor during a final. Luckily, a birth does actually count as an emergency, so if he comes before a final starts, I can delay taking it for a while... However, I would rather be done with this crap sooner than later, by crap I mean law skool.
Well, I am off to bed, hopefully to gain some needed rest.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Twnty For

So, I was up all night writing a paper that was due today and I am writing this without using my backspace. I wasn t to see how good I can tyoe without correcting myself on 1.25 hours of sleep in the last 24 hours.
What I was most amazed is how fast time moves after on e oclock in the norning. I am here to tell you that when the closk struck one I was dragging hind end. However, as the mornig slid from night, I begant to workr with increased efficiency, I was genuienly impressed. The paper is howpefull a leiitel better than thia post. Woe, I have a topugh time operating withoug the delete button.
To update on the fanily, Oilvia is getting some swellling and we found out that she her family has a history of preeclampsia. Hopefully she will not have any problems, but any prayers on her bahalf, well, her and HW. would be greatfully apricieated.
Well , I think this experiemt has been a successes, I have proved that I would not make a good insomniac. Have a good day . I just got stopped in my typeinfg by a comment that my shirt made someone think they should be on vacation. I replied that I feel like I should be on vacation every day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon

Just a quick thought: I miss working on appliances sometimes. Especially when I think of the fact that I am $50K+ in debt for doing what I am doing. Oh well. One of the things I miss a lot is driving all over Southern Idaho and jamming out to 94.9. In particular, when the Moody Blues song Tuesday Afternoon would play. It made life seem right. I am listening to MB right now, because sometimes I just need to.
How can you not like a song like this:
Tuesday afternoon,
I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.

I'm looking at myself reflections of my mind,
It's just the kind of day to leave myself behind.
So gently swaying through the fairyland of love,
If you'll just come with me you'll see the beauty of

Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, afternoon,
I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way.
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.
Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.

Peace out, while I go search for myself...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter: Fukatu Sai Omedetou

I still prefer the Japanese name for this day, it means The Day of Resurrection. Regardless of what you believe the day means when you think of Easter, I would hope that people can acknowledge that it is the day when Christ rose from the tomb. That is why I prefer the Day of Resurrection, there is no doubt of the meaning, it does not get lost in candies and stuffed toys. This is the day we celebrate the Lord's overcoming death! He lives! He rose from the tomb! Because He lives, we shall live also. The power of death lost its eternal sting on this day. Christ overcame that: Oh death, where is thy sting? Behold, there is none. We shall all live again! I know this to be true, and I am proud to have this knowledge! I hope all of you have a lovely Day of Resurrection.
In other news: Olivia is officially old enough to do all the things we don't do! Yesterday was her 21st birthday! She and I went to Sangria and had an early dinner and then we returned home and finished watching Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. You have got to love Heston as Moses!
Also, yesterday the sisters in our ward had a baby shower for Olivia. She got some neat presents and it sounds like they had a great time. Thank you to all who came, Olivia is blessed to have such good sisters in our ward.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

"Everybody laughs at Rednecks

until their car breaks down..." I heard that from Larry the Cable Guy, but I would have to say I think he is right. As I am a pretty good Redneck, I would like to point out that when something needs fixed, shot, or roped, I am usually the first man called to the job.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Be prepared to be amazed:

Click here for some interesting news about PETA. This is the kind of stuff I cannot make up! Just goes to show you, everyone kills fuzzy animals, even PETA. Boohyah!!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Name Game

So, we are about six weeks from the arrival of our new boy. Crazy! I bought him a .22, called the Chipmunk, it is made by a company in Lewiston, so it is kinda neat. No I won't be giving it to him soon, but the price was right.
We are thinking about using the name Harrison Walbridge Larsen. Harrison is a family name on the Matthews side and Walbridge was Grandma Jean's middle name. I really respected her and think it would be neat to have him carry her name. We are thinking about calling him Bridger, or Wally (my idea, not Olivia's). Tell us what ya'll think. Vote in the poll!
We might also be toying with the name Maxwell Cash, or Clarke or some variant. We will need to see him before we give him a name, but so far H.W.L. is kinda looking like the idea... More to come soon, including belly pictures...

Friday, March 27, 2009

What a day, huh?

Here is the thing: I used to write and publish online whatever was on my mind. Some people like what I say, some don't I really have no problem with that. Most of what I have written has been a slight travelogue with me trying to find meaning to it. If you like what I have to say, feel free to keep reading, but if what I have to say bothers you: DON'T READ IT! I am not out to hack on anybody, I don't really care enough about what people think I think. I am not here to rag on folks and be negative.
The other day something that I said was taken out of context and used to show that I am an intolerant person. I am sorry that they were offended by what I said. However, I would like to quote Brigham Young: "Woe unto the man who takes offense where none is given, for he is a fool. But also woe unto the man who takes offense where it is given, for he is a fool as well."
If you want to keep up with Olivia and me on Facebook, search for Olivia and ask her to be a friend... Also remember that in communication with me (remember communication is the exchange of ideas, this blog is not an exchange this is just me, and sometimes Olivia, blabbering) face to face is best. In fact, I would like to leave this subject with a quote from my father: "Email is a chicken shit way to talk to someone. If you have something to say pick up the phone and call someone or do something novel, like talk to 'em face to face."
Now on to important stuff: Olivia and I are working on getting ready for the baby. We have the car seat, the crib and the stroller. Shopping for baby stuff is interesting to say the least. Everything is so little, but so dadgumm expensive. I wish I could say money is no object, but this kid might just end up sleeping on clean straw... Just kidding, please don't report me to Health and Human Services...
Life has been fun this last month. Tim and Pat (our landlords) have been in St. George, so Olivia and I have been Bentley sitting. She is such a funny dog, she just thinks she is one of the gang. If you are going, she wants to go. If you sit down, she wants to lay at your feet. She loves following me around as I hike all over the place.
Olivia is starting to feel better, other than her back. She is sore and stiff, but I think she is mostly happy. It is pretty neat to feel the baby jump and move around. He gets pretty active when we are going to bed at night. It is nuts to see Olivia's tummy jumping and moving around. It is friggin neat.
I am pretty excited to become a dad. I hope I can be a good one.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I just deactivated my account on Facebook. Some of you who are in Moscow might know why... I think I will stick to blogging, since not everybody knows my address. You will still be able to keep up with Olivia on FB, so feel free to.
More to come on this subject later...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WOW: 2 Years...

Two years ago today I became the husband to the best woman ever. I am pleased to say that this has been the best two years of my life. We have had a lot of crazy experiences, not all easy, but I am so glad that Olivia agreed to marry me. What a wonderful woman.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

News of February...

We have been super busy with school and family. Olivia is doing well and staying afloat in her classes and I am keeping my nose above water. School keeps us really busy...
We had to make a quick trip to Burley to say farewell to Grandma Matthews. What a woman. She was Grandma to 79 great-grandkids, 27 grandkids and Mom to 6 kids. She was 91 years young. She taught me how to read and always taught us how to appriciate what we had and to work hard and get an education. I miss her. Her full name was Jean Jordan Walbridge Matthews. I had the opportunity to speak at her funeral. This is an experience I hope I never forget. It has been a long time since I have been that inspired. One of the cool things was being able to read family history notes that Grandma wrote. I am sorry to say, she did not write about me, but she wrote about my siblings (I wasn't born yet). She said Riley, my older brother, was a law unto himself (She nailed that, he really is his own man). Grandma had a neat veiw of the world. Two things she taught me was "It is hell to get old. Don't ever get old." And "Do the best you can with what you have." She would always say that she did the best she could with what she had, reffering to her family. She really did. I have a great family. We are not perfect, but we sure have a good time. As I write this, I am a little teary eyed, which is not normal for me, at least it wasn't until I went to Japan. It is amazing what you can learn from learning to love other people. I just want to let all those who read this that Grandma was one of the most important women in my life. All that I am I owe to those I love. I love Grandma.
Olivia's belly is growing. The baby is the cause of this growth. It is pretty cool. Last night he had the hiccups and her belly would move. It was just neat. I am pretty stoked to be a pappa. We will post a poll/list of names we are considering. One of my new favorite hobbies is making names. Olivia gets a tad annoyed because every couple days I come home with a new one... Oh well, what can I say, I have named all sorts of things, steers, horses, dogs and even vehicles, but I have never given a name to something that I thin will out last me...
Well, I hope wherever you are and whoever you are, all is well in your world. Just remember to say "I love you" to everyone you should. You never know when that chance won't be there.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It has been a while...

We haven't updated the blog for a while, so I think we will take a minute to do so now.
We had a pretty good time on the trip home, lots of family time, work and a little play. My favorite part was getting to ride Forrest, the horse that I broke the first summer of our marriage. He is coming along nicely and hopefully will be ready to rope when we leave Hippieville. Another fun thing we did was watch Sarah, Olivia's younger sister, who is 6'3", play a basketball game. What a hoot! She kinda towers over the other players. If that girl gets too good she will have colleges knocking down the door by the time she is a junior!
As of today, we have been in classes for almost two weeks. Time flies everywhere but in the classroom. I swear it feels like all we do is travel back and forth to school... Oh well. Olivia has some fun classes (at least I think they sound a whole lot more fun that Law School), one of which is Japanese History. I get a kick out of some of the things she hears and is learning. My classes are going to be a bit of busy work in three, the other two I will struggle to stay awake for... Lecture classes pretty much bite the big one, but who am I to tell the school what to do?
Work has been fun. I am trying to talk Charles into changing the sign to read "Congratulations Mr. President: Gun Salesman of the Year." I don't know if he'll do it, but it sure would be a hoot.
Olivia is feeling a bit tired and her tummy is expanding. The other day I felt The Boy move. it was pretty freaking neat.
I am going to see if Olivia has anything to add, surely she will have something... I am getting the "Maybe later" look from her... So this will do for now...