Monday, December 21, 2009

My Toyota's new features




And Autobots from the Transformers.
It hasn't transformed yet, maybe it needs a bigger decal?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

2005 Yamaha FZ6 For Sale


I'm selling my FZ6. If you would like to be the new owner of this beautiful, fun and fast bike, contact me. Click here for information about my bike.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This is an amazing Thanksgiving Day. I acually have the day off. It is nice to be able to spend the day with my Wife and Kids. The ham is cooking and smelling so yummy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Custom Vinyl Lettering For Your Vehicle

Don't tape an ugly "For Sale" sign in the window of your vehicle.
Keep it clean and nice with a custom vinyl decal.
Benefits;
1. Easy to install
2. Easy to remove
3. Draws positive attention
4. Keeps your vehicle looking good
5. Low Cost
Winshield Decal 23"x 2.6" - $5.00
Side Window Decal 20"x 5" - $6.00

I can easily customize the size to best fit your vehicle.
Other colors are available, although white shows up the best on the windows.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

25 Mile Challange Complete

Today I completed my 25 Mile Challange on NikeRunning.com. My current Challange that I am in is A Mile A Day from 10-1-09 to 9-30-10. Join Nike+ and start saving your runs, setting goals, and challenging friends.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Today's Run

Today's run was not the best. I haven't been eating very well the last few days and all the sugar didn't help me much.

Nike+ Running

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Non-Treadmill 5k

I ran 5k in St. George, UT around my Mom's nieghborhood. It was my first outdoor run. And it was my first run with my new Nike running shoes, that I bought today. Carey and my little bro Patrick ran part of it with me. It was nice.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My first 5K Run

I did my first 5K Run today. My time isn't very fast, but I made it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2.27 miles

Did 2.27 miles in the same time that I did 2 miles in yesterday!

2 mile

So last night I hit my farthest distance in a single run. 2 miles! I didn't make it in a very good time. I'm getting better. The "A Mile A Day" challange on Nikeplus.com starts tomorrow. So get signed up so that you don't start behind.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First 3k.

I ran my first 3k today. For the most part I ran a steady pace. I picked it up when I saw that I wasn't going to make it by my goal time of 25 minutes. Made it in 25'31". Not bad for starting my second week of running.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Today's Jog

I was tired today so I didn't run very far. I jogged most of the way. I did increase my distance to 1.7 miles. Still working towards 3 miles in 25 minutes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today's Run

So I figured out how to get my Nike+ account to rack in miles. Got a new personal best for the mile. 11'34". Also ran .15 miles farther today than yesterday. I am working towards 3 miles in 25 minutes. I know that is not very fast, but its a lot better than my first run of 1 mile in 14'26".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today's Run

Today I cut 1 minute and 35 seconds off of my 1km! I ran .31km farther today than yesterday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book Finished


I just finished reading "The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams". It was a great book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about getting a team to be a highly productive team. "The Words Leader And Educator Are Synonymous" - Ken Blanchard

My Run Today

Today I ran .22km farther than I did yesterday, and I cut 34 seconds per km!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nike+


For my birthday I got a Nike+ for my Ipod. I am glad to have this cool toy. I can run, and then upload my run onto NikePlus.com. It shows me my run and my previous runs. I can join groups to run with. I think its pretty cool. Maybe I can get in better shape and be able to run better soon. The picture is a screen shot from my run today, 1.12 miles, yeah for me.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2 new vehicle magnets

Here are 2 more vehicle magnets that we made.


This is to advertise our own Vinyl.

This one we just did for an acquittance.

We can make some for you. Go to Carey's Creations to see more of what we have done and to place an order.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Mom Might be Surprised

I have picked up a new hobby of reading books. I've actually read several books in the past year, probably more than I read in all the years of high school. I bought two more books today. The first one is "Monday Morning Choices, by David Cottrell", 12 Powerful Ways to go from everyday to extraordinary. If anybody wants to read it with me and learn from each other, let me know. From Chapter one The No-Victim Choice, "It's not what happens to us but how we choose to respond to what happens that determines our next move, next path, next relationship, and next risk."

The second book I bought today is "The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, by Ken Blanchard". I have really enjoyed reading the One Minute Manager books, and I am excited to start this one.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More Vinyl that we did today.

Today was my day off from my regular job, so we went fot a day roadtrip as a family. We went to Montrose and installed this vinyl job. Then we went and had lunch at Eldarodo Bakery. It was a yummy.
Back window of the Jeep.
Office Front Door.
Go to Carey's Creations for more information.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Carey's Toy

Here are a couple of things that Carey and I have made in the past week with her vinyl cutter. Glad that her toys can make us some money. Not like my toys that just cost money.
1'x2' Vehicle Magnet "Event Support"

1'x2' Vehicle Magnet "Caution Bicylces on Road"

6"x6" Bicycle Magnet signs
I miss helping out on the fun bicycle events in Idaho. The ham radio club here is very small and doesn't go to events like the Voice of Idaho Amatuer Radio Club does.
Window decal for a local business here. We made a 2nd for thier other office and 2 decals for her Jeep. This was our first attempt with a layered business logo.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

13114 Feet

Here are a few pics from my 4-wheelin trip to Imogene pass with my brother. That's his cool Jeep in the first picture.

There is my Toyota at the top of a little hill, where we stopped to look in an abandoned mine.

The next three pictures are of Carsyn at the spot on the trail that we stopped for lunch. It was a good spot for lunch, even though it was choosen because of water in the engine of my truck and one of the other guys Jeep. Carsyn loved climbing all over the old building, fence and rocks.
Carsyn had so much fun, mostly when we weren't driving.

Mmmm, Lunch.




This is my truck and the 13114 foot pass.

What a view there was from here.

Even though Jeff had to tow out one of the Jeeps it was a fun trail. And I finnally got to use my CB that I bought along time ago. In Idaho everyone I went anywhere with was on the ham radio. I put the CB in my truck for when I went 4-wheelin with non-hams, and it worked, just don't get to far apart.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Drive through

So I believe I broke my Hamstick. I was going through a drive through, one that has a small overhang. My hamstick is on the pasanger side, I thought I was over far enough over that it wouldn't hit the overhang, it did. So I cut a new sticker for my truck.

Maybe this will help remind me that my truck doesn't fit throught the drive through any more. Anybody have a good deal on an 80 meter Hamstick for me?

While I was cutting the above sticker, I also cut this one. I put it on in the dark and its a little crooked. I'm going to peal it off and recut it bigger, maybe when I have some day light to put it on.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Post

So here it is. A new post. Its been half the summer since my last one. I've been debating on deleting my blog, since I started facebooking. Through recent events I found out that I should keep it.

I've been playing a little with my FT-857d. Does anyone know what I need to get the engine noise to stoping coming across my speaker? It sounds fine when the truck is off, but when the engine is running I get a lot of static. It is quite fun making HF contacts while driving down the road, just wish I knew what to do to cut the static.

Other than working to much I haven't done much this summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Dog

So, does anybody remember when I ran my dog over on the day after Christmas? I thought he had learned his lesson about cars. Anyway, yesterday I went to my brothers house to take care of his dog and my dog jumped out of the back of my truck while we were pulling in the driveway. Nearly got run over AGAIN.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Bike

Yesterday we went to Walmart and bought Corbyn his own bike. He loves being pushed around on Carsyn's, but its kinda big. Now he has his own bike to ride with us!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Decals

I sure am glad that Carey wanted to buy a vinyl cutter. It is such a fun toy. Here are a couple of new decals on my truck. The wilwood sticker I got from my brother at Tripnozzi Muscle Cars.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Here is a picture of the antenna bar that my brother and I built for my truck. Mounted I have my Yaesu ATAS-120, Firestick CB, and 80 meter Hamstick. I have made a couple of HF contacts since finishing this project. I still need to get my hamstick working. I think the whip was trimed to short, I got it used.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My First HF Contact

Last night I got my Yaesu FT-857D and ATAS 120 hooked up. I went to 20 Meters, and tuned in a guy in LA, CA. He sounded like he was next door. I called for him and to my surprise I had everything hooked up and working properly, he could hear me. Thanks to W6VA for my first HF contact.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Good News

I passed my General Exam at the Idaho State Convention. And my new license came in the Mail this week. I've been working on getting my HF radio hooked up. I bought an ATAS 120 to go with the FT-857D that I won a year ago.This past week my brother and I built a bar to mount my ATAS 120, 80 Meter Hamstick and a CB antenna on, painted it and installed it. I got the antenna mounts and antennas on and got the coax ran. Now I need to run the power cables, mount the antenna switch, mount the radio, run the separation kit and play!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

General Exam Practice Test

Well, I've been studying to take the General Exam at the 1st Idaho State Convention. I've been taking the pratice tests and I got a good score today! I only have 1 week until the Convention, hopefully I will be able to study enough to be able to pass the test.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My House is up for Rent again. (not anymore)


As most of you know we found someone to rent our house in Idaho. Well he got fired from his job and is moving back to Cali. So I put relisted it for rent on craigslist. The very next day a family came and looked at it. They are going to sign the lease this week. Lets pray that this tenant works out.
Mosiah 7:33 But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligencs of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fast and Furious


Last night I went to see Fast and Furious with my brother. I got off work at 9:30 and picked up my brother. We had bought our tickets the day before, and it was a good thing because the ticket line was long. We got there 15 minutes early and the theater was already pretty full. We sat 4 rows back from the screen, that was really close. By the time the movie started all the seats were full. Its was a great show and a fun time hanging out with my brother.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Great News

The House is rented. Now I don't have to move back. I can stay here and keep makin' money. And maybe I can hang out with my brother.

Tomorrow, 4-3-09 Fast and Furious will be in the theaters. My Brother and I are going to see it. It is going to be awesome.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

(not) For Rent

It appears as if my house is not going to sell. It is now available for rent. Do you know someone that would like to rent a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 car garage house, on a Cul-de-sac, in Nampa, ID? Has a very nice yard with full automatic sprinklers and a 128 sq ft sandbox.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

iTunes


Carey and I have almost imported all of our CDs into itunes. In doing this it makes me wonder, How long is iTunes going to be a standard in music? What will be next, that I will have to transfer all of my music to? I look at my Dad's record collection, stored in crates, its a good thing they didn't put record players in car stereos. Can you imagine trying to change records while driving? And you thought cell phones were dangerous. I remember finnally getting a walkman, about the time CDs started to take over Cassettes. When I started Driving I had to have a CD player in my car. A person could pack around so many more CDs then cassettes. Now iPods hold more music then you could even listen to in a year, and you can plug it right into your car stereo. What will my kids pack their music around on?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's a Boy


After Carey spent over 3 weeks at her aunts house in Idaho, and I spent over a week, Cole was born at 1:41am on Feb 4th. We went to The Baby Place in Meridian, ID. This was the best baby experience Carey and I have had. I was so calm and relaxed. Jerusha was the lucky Midwife to be on call that night. I called and woke her up just after midnight. And less than 2 hours later our baby boy was here. He was 8lbs 14oz, 21 1/2 inches. He has been such a peacful baby. What a blessing to our family.

Life Transition

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