Allen and I were called to serve at the Mount Timpanogos Temple in November of 2006. Today we were released. We have enjoyed the opportunity to serve in such a capacity. Although it was sometimes difficult to wake up at 3:30 a.m. to be at the Temple by 5:00 a.m. we always enjoyed serving and ended our shift edified by the spirit. We are going to miss serving with such a great group of people and hope to some day be able to serve again.
This week I assisted in a 3 day Federal Jury Trial. The attorneys from our firm presented the case with passion. At the end of our third day of presenting our clients case,it was up to the jury to make the decision, and to tell you the truth I'm glad it was them and not me. This wasn't a open and closed case. I was bias of course but I always like to play devils advocate and try and see things from the other side. It was suspenseful. This was our lead attorneys (he was the main attorney on the case) first trial of any kind, as he has only been licensed for a little over a year. The opposing counsel on the other hand has been practicing for ruffly fourteen years and has done numerous trials. They defiantly had experience on their side. Anyway, the jury was sent home at 9:00 p.m. on the third day, and were asked to come back in the morning. I didn't attend court on the fourth day but wished I could have been there. Around 2:00 p.m., 11 1/2 hours of deliberating, the jury found in favor of our client. It was so exciting. It was nice to see that all of the hard work and late nights the attorneys put into the case paid off. It's amazing to see how dedicated the attorneys are to their clients and their cases. We have got some great attorneys at our firm.
Lindsey, Chad, Amy, Allen and I went boating tonight. We got out on the lake around 8:00 p.m. Amy went wake boarding for the first time.
Isn't she beautiful
Chad and Lindsey helped her get all situated in the water and gave her some tips.
Just like that she got up. It was getting dark fast so she didn't have time to show off any wicked moves.
She did great for her first time. We are hoping to get her out again before she has to head home to Oregon.
After wake boarding we had a cute little picnic and watched a couple episodes of Arrested Development. It was a beautiful night.
Someone in Provo was having a firework show that we were able to benefit from. The stars were also shinning brightly. What a night. It was 10:30 p.m. before we headed back in. It was so dark we had a difficult time finding the marina.
As everyone knows, Noreen is incredibly sexy and looks great in any swimsuit. What you may not know, is that she is an actual swimsuit model! She has been on Studio 5 (Channel 5's morning talk show) modeling swimwear for Hapari, a swimsuit company. Here is a picture from the photoshoot:This is the screen saver for our computer at home. I love turning it on everyday - the computer that is! Sheesh! Get your minds out of the gutter! I'll put up a few more pictures later when I have more time. I am a very lucky husband to have such a beautiful wife.
Melinda had this on her blog, but the questions were asked to her daughter. But since I don't have kids I thought I'd ask the questions to Allen and see what kind of answers I'd get. Here it is:
1. What is something Noreen always says to you? "ALLEN, ALLEN DEWEY!" 2. What makes Noreen happy? A clean kitchen 3. What makes Noreen sad? When friends don't show up (flake out) 4 How does Noreen make you laugh? She tickles my middle spot 5. What was Noreen like as a child? Curious (you liked to peel paint and poke stuff) 6. How old is Noreen? That's not fair...30 right? 7. How tall is Noreen? 5'7 or 5'9 8. What is her favorite thing to do? Snuggle 9 What does Noreen do when you're not around? Nothing 10. If Noreen becomes famous, what will it be for? A swim suit model 11. What is Noreen really good at? Everything, especially kissing 12. What is Noreen not very good at? Leaving work at work 13. What does Noreen do for her job? Legal stuff (she plays a lawyer on t.v.) 14. What is Noreen's favorite food? Spaghetti with parmesan cheese 15. What makes you proud of Noreen? She has an amazing work ethic 16. If Noreen were a cartoon character, who would she be? The Little Mermaid 17. What do you and Noreen do together? Bowchickabowwow 18. How are you and Noreen the same? We both think Lindsey's short 19. How are you and Noreen different? I'm low stress, Noreen's high stress 20. How do you know Noreen loves you? Is it the way that she laughs - oh no that's not the way... (he was singing) She shows and tells me every day. 21. What does Noreen like most about you? My sense of humor I guess 22. Where is Noreen's favorite place to go? Hawaii
My cute little niece, McKenna has been banned from nursery for biting (and drawing blood) two children at church. She was also the culprit for calling 911 and hanging up, which sent a Sheriff out to the house to check up on things. This all happened in a weeks time.
McKenna does have a softer, kinder side to her. You just have to be cute enough and she'll "steal" a kiss from ya.
I was able to join the Priest's on their camp out this weekend. I wasn't supposed to be there so I'm not in any of the pictures. Allen M., Makay O., Callin O., (Bishop) Jim P., Matt N., Matt C., Shawn W., David P., Sae T., Scott N.
Allen got there early and got the perfect camp site on Indian point.
They played a little watermelon football until the watermelon cracked open. (To tell the truth, the game didn't even really start before the watermelon was busted)
The Bishop took the boys on a ride of their lives on the tubes. He was going so fast.
There was only one boy who had ever been wake boarding before. They all did really for it being their first time!
I'll add some pictures next time of me skiing. I just have such a serious look on my face when I'm skiing, I need to remember to smile. I have such a great time but you would never be able to tell by the look on my face.