Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday BBQ

Marri had another BBQ at her house tonight.
Good food, good company, good times.
Mom & I
Allen, Noreen & Quincy
Marri, Dale, Allen and I had piggy back races. Allen and I won both times.


Friday night we went spelunking with the Johnsons', Bushmans' and Harrisons'. Natalie J. is a ranger up at the Timpanogos caves and gave us a special "after hours" tour.
Left to Right: David J. Natalie J. Shauna B. Bret B. Leslie H. Jamie H. Noreen M. Allen M.
Check out how funky some of the formations are
The heart of Timpanogos

Temple Calling

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.

3 Day Federal Jury Trial

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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cascade Springs

The Bushman's invited us to Cascade Springs on Sunday.
We took turns riding Bret's motorcycle

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Amy's first time wake boarding

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.

Noreen - sexy swimsuit model!!!

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Through the eyes of Allen

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jack Johnson concert

We went to the Jack Johnson concert last night.
It was a ton of fun.

We goofed off a lot, but it was a way to entertain ourselves while we were waiting for the concert to start.
Lindsey, Chad, Amy (Chad's sister), M.J., her sister (starts with an "M" , Allen & I

Sunday, August 17, 2008


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.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Starvation Reservoir

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!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

All's well that ends well

Today has been a long hard day for me. I was very excited that we were able to end such a rough day on such a good note.
We went boating tonight with Natalie, Jarvis, Haley & Luke.
This is the best picture of the night. Jarvis crashing at sunset.

Boating with the Natalie and Jarvis

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.
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Tubing was a blast!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saying good by to Rebekah

The Bodens are moving to Omaha this week. A couple of us got together to say good by to Rebekah. We'll miss her!
Left to right: Sina, Makay, Rebekah, Noreen, DeLonne & Jill

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