Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Help earn money for Cancer Research by eating at Rubio's July 22nd

Print off a copy of this flyer and take it to one of the three Rubio's listed between 2-8PM on July 22nd and Rubio's will donate 20% of their sales to Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Eat at Rubios June 24th and contribute to Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Rubios Restaurants likes to help the community. On June 24th, 2009 at three Salt Lake City Area Rubios from 2-8PM if you take in the attached flyer they will contribute 20% of their sales to Huntsman Cancer Foundation Hometown Heroes 2009 LOTOJA. Please print off and flyer and tell all your friends. There is no limit to the amount of money that can be raised.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Rockport with Family

I was lucky enough to have the 24th of July off from work. My aunt and uncle invited me and my little family to go with them to their cabin that is up by Rockport reservoir. We had a wonderful relaxing time that seemed like a weekend in the middle of the week.

Kim and Joey's new boat was such a smooth ride, and proved to be a great vehicle for some fun kneeboarding for me. My kids enjoyed riding on the boat and Diana liked swim-racing me around the boat in the middle of the lake. We were all very grateful to Kim and Joey for their hospitality and for spending their vacation day with us. What a great time we had!


Monday, July 21, 2008

We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Twin Falls, Idaho. It was great to visit places where I used to hang out, and show my kids where I spent some of my growing-up years. I enjoyed seeing the Twin Falls LDS Temple with my family, and golfing at Canyon Springs golf course. It was also really nice to visit the Shoshone falls when the water level was so high. It was a great relaxing weekend and I felt like I was back home again.

Here are a bunch of pictures I took of the places around where I used to live:

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Family Photo

Latest family Photo taken in July.
Diana (beautiful wife), Kate (2), Tommy(4), and me (crazy husband).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tommy's Birthday 9/12/07

Tommy's Birthday- Tommy now age 5 and little sister Kate age 2.

LOTOJA 2007 Pictures

LOTOJA Bike Race(Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
I need to explain what LOTOJA is for those who don't know.
LOTOJA was started in 1983, by ten crazy guys wanting to bring a European style cycling event to the United States. It is a 206 mile bike race that has everything from a pro rider, weekend warrior, relay team, and tandem cyclists. There are three mountains the riders challenge in the first 110 miles that test your physical and mental stamina. The worst of the climbs is 28 miles long and the top near 7,500 feet in elevation. After the three mountain climbs it's endurance that propels you through a beautiful Star Valley that seems to never end. When you are about 15 miles away from the finish line you come into the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and you look up at the monsterous Teton Mountains and you know that you are close. I am no pro rider like some of my friends, but just someone who wants to have the thrill of pushing themself to their limit and accomplish a major feat of riding their bike through three states and 200 miles in one day. Not bad for a guy who had major back surgery ten years ago and had to learn how to walk again. You can do anything you put your mind too.
For this year's LOTOJA I decided to ride for someone else and raise some money for charity. People were encouraged to become fundraisers for Huntsman Cancer Foundation so I signed up. I sent a few emails out and had no idea that I would get the response I did. It was like a snowball effect. I set a goal to try and get $1,000 but when it was all said and done we raised $3,611!! The picture above is the banner of 33 names I attached to my jersey for the bike race. There were several times in the ride I felt like the people on my bike were pushing me up the mountains. When I felt like I was tired, I simply remembered those people battling cancer and Luekemia.
LOTOJA Sunrise at 6:30AM in Logan, Utah
(click on the photo to get the real effect)
33 Names on my back- that's a load to carry.

Start line with the family support crew- uncle Joey and cousin Kara. Start line photos- 5900 series racers started at 7:13AM

Montpelier, Idaho rest stop @ 80 miles, 1 climb down and 2 to go. Bottom of Salt River Pass climb.
Top of Salt River Pass 7,630 Feet
Scenic view from top of Salt River Pass, Wyoming

FINISH LINE!! 11 hours 45 minutes @ 7PM

Celebrating with my cousin and her husband (Matt & Kara)

Aunt Kim and me
It's time to celebrate another great year of riding.

Celebrate the little victories in life.

Family Photo- Uncle Joey, me, Kim, Kara, & Matt with the Grand Teton in the background. Our greatgrandfather was the first to place an American Flag on this peak.
Awards ceremony the next day in Jackson Hole.