Friday, October 31, 2008

HUGE Suprise!

Today has been a really good day so far! I got the biggest suprise on Halloween! My co-workers, out of no where, threw me a shower at work! I was just sitting here at work and then they called me into the back-out of no where everyone was standing around with a cake and baby gifts. I was so excited, and so grateful at the same time-they spoil me here at work. Jessica made me this awesome hand crafted book with pictures of all my co-workers and baby advice. She also got me 3 very cute outfits. Kathleen got me 2 outfits, and a baby einstein lullaby CD which is going to be great. PJ got me a gift certificate, as well as, the Stephensons. Anita got the cake and also gave me a gift. Such amazing people! They really are the neatest individuals and such a blessing to work with. I am so grateful for their generosity, and for making me feel very special.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


The tag was to 1.) Go to the pictures folder on your computer 2.) go to the 4th folder 3.) get the 4th picture in your folder 4.) Tag 4 other people. This amazing picture is taken at the movie theater here in College Station. There isn't a whole lot to do here so we see a lot of movies. As you can tell everyone looks so excited because we just got out of a movie, and I'm just being my good ol' self. I don't really know who to tag, but I'm gonna tag my mom Denise, Wesley my brother, and two other people who feel that this tag is meant for them!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Tryout

I have to say that my wifes belly is getting bigger and her attitude is pretty "BOSSY" HAHAHAHA I'm just kidding I really love her. I have been preparing myself the last couple of weeks for the arena football tryouts and it has been really tough. Thursday morning I left for SLC to tryout for the Utah Blaze. I arrived in SLC around 8 o'clock and the tryout was Friday morning at 8, so I had to get home to get some rest. I woke up around 6:45 Friday morning, ate breakfast, and drove to University of Utah Indoor Facility where the Utah Blaze held their tryouts. There were a lot of athletes that showed up from different colleges; Penn State, Nebraska, U of U, Vanderbilt, Weber State, and many others. We started at 9am with a warm-up and then the coaching staff divided us into 3 groups. The group I was in started with the 40 yard dash, shuttle, then the broad jump. Afterward, we had position drills which I felt went really well. Then we went on to one-on-one with the offensive linemens and fullbacks. It was funny because there were some big guys trying out. After one-on-ones we went on to full team which was intense because everyone was trying to impress the coaches. After teams they called everyone together and told us they would let us know how everything went in a couple of days. Before I left I went and talked to the Defensive Coordinator to introduce myself. He asked me how much I weighed, who my agent was, and told me he was impressed with my time on the 40. He also so said that he would contact my agent for me. Overall, everything went well. It felt good to be back on the field and I look forward to hear about the results. I felt very grateful for the opportunity to tryout and blessed to have this type of experience.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Infamous Pictures....

This is a moment many have been waiting for. I have been putting this off for a while now and figured now that I am 24 weeks I should just post these dangs things and get if over with. Prego Pics, only 2 but it's the best I could do with the resources I am limited to. As you will notice I have a hard time taking things seriously, especially this type of photo-and the stance. Ugh, the side profile. Oh well. This is history right? Whitnee being pregnant, something that most (my family) never thought they would ever see. I'm done ranting now and I hope that you enjoy them. They are taken at my work, so I have my work shirt on. I also thought it would be a good idea to take some photos since Misi is in Salt Lake and I have a couple more minutes at work to spare.
So there you have it! 24 weeks along and I have to say that these pictures look bigger than I really am, or think, I guess.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Never done one of these 'tagged' things, but figured they were pretty easy questions that I could figure out!
8 Favorite T.V. Shows
-The Hills
-The Office
-Project Runway
-Anything on TLC
-Anything on Food Network
-That's So Raven
-Grey's Anatomy
-American Idol(when it's on)

8 Favorite Restaurants
-Cafe Rio(miss it a lot)
-Blue Baker
-In n Out (not really a restaurant but that's ok)
-Cheese Cake Factory
-Raw (sushi, thanks aunt sue!)
-Honolulu Grill
-The Pie Pizzaria

8 Things That Happend Yesterday
-I went to work, as usual
-I went to the park with Misi and Prince and played catch with the football
-Did some walking/running while at the park
-Made sandwhiches for dinner (we have that a lot)
-Helped misi with his homework while working
-Went to the church and watched Misi and Prince play 'Church Ball'
-Talked to Mykelle and my Dad for a bit
-Best part of all was layed down, watched T.V. for a bit, and read my scriptures.

8 Things To Look Forward To
-Misi making a team!
-Heading back to Utah to spend time with family for the Holiday's
-Our baby arriving
-Thanksgiving and Christmas
-Finding our own place to live
-Running a triathalon/marathon
-Buying a new car and baby stuff
-Seeing Misi happy and feeling successful in everything he does

8 Things I LOVE About Fall
-The weather
-The food and smells!
-Jackets and sweats
-Building fires
-Color of leaves
-Holiday atmosphere
-Football season
-Family time

Monday, October 13, 2008


I have to admit that I absolutely love to LAUGH! This has been my therapy most of my life. Whenever something hard, trying, and frustrating comes along I have found the best way to kill it is through laughter. I have to thank Misi for putting up with me and all my complaining and for always making me laugh when I need it. My family can testify that I can be a bit strange and out of control and truly enjoy making others laugh. I feel like I have one of the goofiest families ever! As we've gotten older it's been fun to see how much more we laugh and make fun of each other (my dad is included, he's a big goof). What would it be like if we didn't laugh? The odds are it wouldn't be fun to be around anyone. I also have to thank my beautiful sister Mykelle for making me laugh on command. Just the other night I was having a very hard time and I texted her and told her to say something funny. Sure enough, she wrote back with a funny movie quote and some lame jokes. Priceless. Thanks for cheering my up Ses and making me laugh. I thought it was a good point in my life where I have to express my gratitude for being able to laugh and look at the bright side to all situations.

There isn't a whole lot going on in our lives right now. I am still working for the Chiropractor while Misi is finishing up school. He is going to be in Salt Lake this weekend trying out for the Arena League. We definitely look forward to hearing good news on that and wish Misi the best of luck! He has been working hard trying to back into good shape, and I couldn't be more proud!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Helping Hand

Well, its been awhile since we've updated our blog so I decided that its my turn to write a spiritual experience or something meaningful. I guess my week started off with an Email from President Bradford, asking all priesthood holders 16 and above to volunteer in helping the stake members in Conroe because of the damage caused by hurricane IKE. Without hesitation, I volunteered myself without asking my wife if it was ok. Whitnee was pretty shocked when I told her that I am planning on going to conroe, but at the same time was excited that I am doing something very important and meaningful.

I was amazed at how many people showed up at the chapel to help out. In the Email President wanted 30 people but come saturday their were 100plus volunteered to help. It is an amazing feeling to know that we can always count on the saints to help out. It took us about half hour to get to Conroe and once we got there we started to work. We lifted logs, cut trees down, and pretty much went from house to house cleaning up broken down trees.

The second weekend we went back to Conroe there were two groups from the ward that went. We were able to help out a non-member named Andrew Eason who has been a cop for 17 years. We cleaned his back yard and cleared out all the trees and branches that had been broken up by the wind. Afterward we finished we took a few pictures with Andrew and he started to tear up while telling us that for 17 years as a cop he had never had someone do that type of service to him and his family. We also gave him a Book of Mormon, and President Kuttler told him that it was another testiment of Jesus Christ. Andrew embraced the Book of Mormon to his chest and had never been more grateful. The second home was a retired navy soldier that we were able to clean up. This entire experience was a good experience-all of the families were shocked that they didn't have to pay us for the service we did.