Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nashtyn's Blessing

Nashtyn Jane Wilson was blessed by her father this snowy morning and J.D. did a marvelous job. Mindy added her strong testimony. We then gathered at the Wilsons for brunch and photos, some of which appear below.

The happy family.

I'm tired of posing for photos.

Max is up to something, and I think that Nash knows what it is. Jack, on the other hand, is merely content to have found his finger.

"So Jack, what do you think of my blessing dress?"
"Almost as cool as my argyle sweater, Nash."

Running with the Bison

The March madness of running continued this year on Antelope Island as the Buffalo Run 50 mile, 50K, and 25K were off and running. I, along with about seven fellow Cache Valley runners gathered in the early hours for the 25k. The weather was chilly early, but perfect for running after the sun got going.

Sunrise lighting up Antelope Island.

Team Cache Valley plots the new route for this year. A new trail allowed for less road running, but required an immediate uphill start.

The first uphill trail through the rock garden. The shot is looking west with White Rock Bay in the foreground.

Scott Datwyler and Ron Stagg heading east before turning south towards snow-capped Frary Peak.

Dave Isom cruising past Split Rock.

The trail levels out a bit after climbing the switchbacks out of Split Rock Bay.

Working our way up.

Running past a rock corral once used to hold wild horses that had been left on the island.

Heading back south with Ben Lomond and Willard Peaks in the background. The runners seemingly confused and running the wrong direction are actually the 50K'ers heading out for the second loop. I did this last year but now I'm one year smarter.

Dave heading south before the final turn back north and the finish. This is the new trail section and it was a bit bumpy from the early spring horse traffic, but for the most part, this is a great trail run with excellent trail conditions.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy 50th!

I was just going to title this - "Happy Birthday," but I had to rub it in a little. We just had a great week with my dad here in Utah for his Spring Break - skiing, playing withe kids & being able to spend time & visit with Grandma & Grandpa, plus each one of his siblings at some point. It was lots of fun having him around, it took Polly a few days to realize that "Grandpa's room" had turned back into "Bruce's room." Here are a few pictures of the birthday boy over the years! Happy Birthday to the best father, son, grandpa, husband, brother, uncle, skier, marathon runner, teacher (I'm a little biased!) that I know! We love you Dad/Grandpa!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mountains of the Lord

Will's first day at Beaver Mountain

Draper Temple Open House (Isaiah 2:2) with Marie's parents and sister Rachel. We will attend a satellite viewing of the dedication this Sunday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Paddy's Day at the Beav with Jack

Getting ready in the basement locker room. The good news was that even though Jack needed help getting his boots on, his grandpa didn't need anyone to help with his new boots.

Jack and John on Little Beav. Jack's one word description of the lift ride, "high".

The Happy Family on the Dream Lift

The Boys at the Top.

Jack owns Gentle Ben

Tears? Not allowed. Grandpa.........

Grandpa takes his turn with the old school technique of putting Jack between my skis. The tears are soon replaced by a smile.

It's fun to ski with Grandpa!

Son following dad to Deadhorse Point.

Four Generations pose for a rare photo op.

Jack, Beth and Bob all thought St Patrick's Day required baby blue. Beth had lots of encouragement for her first born.

One last ride up Little Beav with Grandpa. "Wave to mom and dad!"

PARTING SHOT: Can anyone doubt that Beth is a true Emmett? Here she models her new outfit from Norda's Park City while enjoying a cold Dr. Pepper.

Four Generations Enjoy Some Spring Skiing

Today was the day for young Jack to make his debut at the Beav, complete with his new 2009-2010 season pass. Jack (pictured above with dad, John, Grandpa Bob and Great-grandpa John) was all over the mountain - skiing Little Beav, the rope tow and even one run down Gentle Ben.
Cruising into Deadhorse Point near the end of Gentle Ben.

Not quite sure where the camera was or why he should be looking into it. Instant Classic.

Sharing some fries with Great-Grandpa Emmett!