Thursday, October 24, 2013


I watched Captain Phillips last night. I remember really being into that story back in 2009. Mark my business partner was always commenting how much I loved the pirate story because I talked about it so much back then. I went to the movie by myself and had no idea before hand what it was about. It touched my soul a little bit. I was more grateful when I left the theater. I am grateful for the USA, and saddened by the poor and destitute of this world. I wish the whole world was filled with the love of Christ. I felt for that captain. What a tramatizing couple days.

I just watched this video link of this couple. Stories like this blow my brains and touch my heart. Wow. It reassures me that there is still goodness in this world, and the love of god is still pursued. Such love...she is a saint, an angel. She is an example of the love of god.

Ian and Larissa's story remind me of how very blessed I am to be married to Megan. She is such a wonderful wife--she is loving, beautiful, and kind. She is a blessing in my life.

Life is changing for us. The only constant in this world is change so they say. Mark and I sold our shipping business, and Mark bought me out of the Soda business. So I am a "free Agent". It will be exciting to see what the next year brings. Megan is also pregnant with our 3rd kid. I am looking forward to the future and enjoying the present.

Most important in our live right now is the hope in Christ that we have. I am trying to love like he loves. The only way to become like him it to imitate him. He had such compassion and always lifted the burdens of those in need. His life was spent helping the less fortunate, tending to the sick and lame, always caring and helping those with burdens. I love him and wish this whole world could love as he did.

Most days I am in awe at the beauty of this world. Maybe its the sunrise on my way into work. Sometimes its looking up at the stars and the moon. The mountains, fields and lakes. Everyday I am moved by some sort of beauty that I see.

Life is good. There is still a lot of good in this world and I hope we all can be apart of that goodness.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Summer 2013

HI! Its me again for my quarterly post. Just thought I would journal about the summertime so my posterity can know what I did with my early 30's! Its raining of those days you just want to curl up in a blanket with some hot chocolate and watch batman! Anyways... Lets work backwards.

Joyce(Megans mom) and I competed in a cooking contest together a few weeks back. Its called the Iron Pig. Here is a link if your interested in reading about it. We had a great time.

BYU just lost to Utah for the 4th straight year. Pete took me to the game with him. We had a great time hanging out and it was a beautiful night, just a bummer BYU seems to shrink at the big games.

We went to California this summer. Megan went with the girls for 10 days and I just came for a long weekend. While she was gone I painted our backslash and changed out the lights as a surprise for her. It turned out really good.


We did Clark family pictures while we were there in an orange grove and they turned out really good.

Sav loves her CA cousins... Sav and Dani on the Farris Wheel @ Irvin spectrum

Megan doing what she does best in CA ;)relaxing!!!

My highlight was Golfing with JD an Brent! It was a fun trip.

Our girls are growing up fast! They are as cute as ever! Sav is a great big sister.

Luckily Charlotte is cute because she currently is a little tornado.

Sav turned 5 this year and we had an ice cream party for her. We invited all her friends and they had cones, made cards and played pin the cherry on the ice cream cone.

I turned 30 this year! Yep the cats out of the bag. It was a great night. I invited my best friends who live in Utah and their wives to dinner and had them all share their favorite memory of me and I shared my favorite memory of them. It was a nice night. The guys went bowling afterward.

Last but not least. I had this kid named Daniel come and work on my yard with me this summer. He has lived in Utah all his life. He was 16 years old and never been to cafe rio. I couldn't believe it. So I treated him to lunch there. I had to post that because it blew my mind.

Its been a Great summer. We love our new house, and things are well. Couldn't be more blessed. Praise be to god!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Charlotte May is 2!!

This is my 1st post ever on this blog about Charlotte! Sad!

I wanted to document her 2nd bday and little about her at this stage.

Her bday was pretty laid back but so fun. It started off with Donuts and chocolate milk, then we went swimming with cousins, she took a nap and then we had a little family party with Joshs family. I bought one of those cool layered rainbow cakes. It was a perfect day for a 2 year old! She got a couple of cute/useful gifts. We got her a bike trailer because she cries when her dad and sister go on bike rides and she cant go. Up until this week, when you asked her how old she was, she would say "por." Which is 4 because that is what she hears her sister say to everyone. Now she'll say 2 (or sometimes 3 or 4 still!!)

A few things about Charlotte that I want to remember...

*She hums while she eats. She's been doing this since I can remember!
*Loves her binki. She only gets it at nap/bedtime but tries to sneak it in between.
*She's a yeller. She yells at the top of her lungs for me when she wakes up. She yells at her "sissy" to do things for her.
*She LOVES her sister. She's learned that her sister will pretty much do anything for her and takes advantage of it. I LOVE watching them together. She wants to do everything Savannah does which is pretty disappointing when Sav has playdates all day long.
*Charlotte talks about her Grandma, Dawson and Alec all the time.
*She watches YouTube many times a day. I search "Animal Songs" and she knows how to pick what one she wants and change it if she wants a new one. She knows my phone better than I do. Lately instead of games she'll just go through the photos and show us the ones she likes.
*She gets into everything! Squeezes toothpaste, squirts out soap, dumps out food storage, pulls all of her clothes out of her dresser, pulls out the entire thing of floss, etc, etc, ETC!! I have to follow her around all day long!

From Josh:

Charlotte loves her big sister Savannah and always wants to do everything she does. She has a cute little voice and talks in one word sentences. She loves duck, duck, goose and any game where you have to chase her. She is a little tease. She loves to play with balls. Every night when I get home from work she wants me to toss the ball with her. She love what she calls "hulk" I will act like "the Hulk" and chase them and lift them up on my legs and she loves that. So when I get home she say's "Ball" or "Hulk". She loves to sneak into the pantry and open the dry food storage and make a mess when the dried blue berries. She is a little cutie and a very happy girl. We love her.

Monday, May 13, 2013


I stumbled across our blog today and thought, "this blog needs an update!" So here I am with a winter review. Its been a great winter. I am always grateful for life and all it has to offer. We are very blessed and happy and have really enjoyed the winter months.

In November we bought a business with Mark and Racquel. Its called Custom Soda Labels. Its been really fun and we have made lots of changes.

We do private label for restaurants & stores wholesale or custom labels for parties, events, or holidays. We carry 10 different soda flavors a water. Its been a work in progress but coming along. Here is a Father day label we are doing for Deseret Book.

All of Megan's family came to the cabin for a winter trip.

We skied a few days and I finally got Megan out to go skiing.

There were some beautiful days on the mountain.

Savannah did a lot of sledding with Grandpa Clark and her cousins.

We even went to Soldier Hollow finally and we all had a great time. Savannah went 2 hours straight in the cold and didn't want to come home.

I made a root beer for Deans birthday which was over the holidays with this label. It was fun.

Charlotte wanted to say hi!

I went on a daddy daughter date with Savannah for valentines


Raelene turned 30...we had a surprise party for her. Megan and Raelene...

I grew a beard for 6 weeks!

Packed car...we took this picture so we can look back years from now laughing at how we made soda delivers. Marks Car broke on this trip!

We moved into a new house in March. It was bitter sweet! We loved our old house and the street we lived on. It was so nice to live on a green space where the kids could just run out the front door and play. But we LOVE our new house as well and its just down the street. We are in a new ward, and its been fun designing a new house.


A week later we went to CA for Easter and our nephew Evans baby blessing. It was a great trip. I went to the desert with my brother in law Aaron and his 2 boys and some friends of theirs. It was a blast though. He has some awesome toys.

Aaron tipped the razor over in the 4x4 park.

We stayed a night with JD and Adrienne which was so great to see them and their family.


We also went to the San Juan Capistrano catholic Mission. It was pretty cool. The gardens and trees were amazing. It was quite interesting as well.
Sav and Charlotte. Charlotte was too short to put her head in the open hole so we just moved it and took a picture of her on the stool to avoid a tantrum!

We are lucky to have such great friends and family and love them all very much. See you next post!