Friday, September 30, 2011

Farm Photo Shoot for Work

Here are some pictures that we took about a month ago for a farm photo shoot for work. We flew the Grumman Tiger (N28300). We were shooting pictures for a promotional booklet that we are sending out to different power companies for our irrigation load control program. The pictures turned out great! I can't take credit for them, however. Kevin Hill took them while I was flying the plane.

Snake River

Rexburg, ID Temple

Cool looking fields near Moody
Farms outside of Rexburg

Saint Anthony Sand Dunes and Eagen Lake

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monday, August 23, 2010

Aloha!!!!!! Day 1 in Hawaii!

Since I haven't updated my blog in a very long time, why not start back up with Hawaii!! After a long long flight in a totally cramped plane, we landed in Honolulu and our adventure started right away! We dropped our bags, grabbed some lunch, and headed for Diamond Head. We were actually a little bit disappointed with it but we got about 9-10 miles of walking in! We had dinner at a cool little Burger Joint right on the beach and so far have just walked the town and the beaches. Tomorrow...Pearl Harbor, a rainforest, and the beach! I will try and keep updating the blog with our different adventures here in Hawaii!

I will have to put up pictures won't let me upload any pictures!!! Keep checking back. Hopefully I will update it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Sorry for not keeping my blog up to date! It has been a while! I have just been playing way too much and have not kept up with it. Anyway, this past saturday me and my roommate took dates snowmobiling to Mesa Falls, ID. It was so much fun....even when the snow storm hit! Anyway, I don't want to write a whole lot since I have a ton of pictures to upload. Here they are!!

This is the view from where we had our little bbq after we were done riding. It was right next to the river in a totally beautiful spot. It was awesome! It wasn't even that cold!

This was a little trail that we hiked on around an old abandoned train tunnel. It was cool walking right on the edge of about an 500 foot drop or so. Maybe even higher!

This is me jumping off the waterfall! Well....sorta. Good ol' photoshop! Same with the one below!


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back to its natural habitat

As most of you know, my grandpa let me bring up a snowmobile that has been up in Big Bear for the last 20 years and lately that has been my project...fixing it up! After taking it apart quite a bit, tuning it up, it is running like a champ and I have been having a blast the last couple of days on that snow machine!! I have taken it the last two days to the same place that I go quadding in the summer. Its inaugural ride was Friday the 30th and today was its second ride. On Friday I learned a little lesson and that was to fill up the gas tank before I go. I only had about a 1/2 gallon of gas in there and didn't think to check it before I left and yup....I ran out of gas!! Luckily some guy was nice enough to give us a rope to tow mine back with! And thank goodness my manager came too, otherwise I would have had no way back! Today I went with one of my FHE sisters and we had an absolute blast! We rode close to 40 miles, blew through some big powder fields, and hit a lot of awesome trails. Anyway, enough words. Here are the pictures:


Monday, January 26, 2009


Here are some pictures of our igloo that we are going to finish tonight!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Well, I still haven't found my SD card but I found an old one that I had on the mission so I am using that until I can buy a new one. So, lately I have been working on getting the snowmobile running and out of the garage where I keep it. My first problem was that the driveway was buried in a bunch of snow with a huge pile of snow at the top of the driveway from the snow plow that was about a few feet high. So that was my first task. Getting rid of that snow!

Overall, it took about 3 days to get rid of all that snow and then came the fun part. Trying to pull my trailer up a hill that was covered in snow. The only thing that worked was 4-wheel low. I am so glad this thing is 4 wheel drive! Now that I got my trailer out, it was time to make it into a snowmobile trailer! My manager and I used some carriage bolts to bolt a piece of plywood to the deck so that the skis don't get all scraped up on the metal. Here is how it turned out!
Now it was time to get the snowmobile! My manager and my roommate came with me to finish putting it back together since I had taken it apart and was cleaning it out. We got it back together fairly fast (it was just the plastics that we had to put back together) and then came the moment of truth. Would it start? Nope! For some reason it is not getting any spark so I am probably going to have to replace the ignition coil. Hopefully it is something less expensive though! Nonetheless, I have it here at my apartment on the trailer. We had to tow it up the hill with the quad and then we lifted it onto my trailer. I am going to work on it here.

Other than that, I got my first 3 snow removal jobs on friday and we are still getting snow so I am going to go back out on Monday and hopefully get some more! Wish me luck and pray for snow!!

Last night we were hanging out with our FHE sisters and we had a random idea to build an igloo. So that is what we did! We didn't finish it though so maybe on monday night we can finish the roof. It is way cool though. We got some awesome pictures last night that I need to get copies of but here is a picture from over our back fence.

We have to finish the doorway and the roof but I can easily stand up in it. It is way cool!! So yeah, that has been my life for the last few weeks! We are supposed to get a few more inches of snow from this storm so hopefully that will bring me business!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sometime when I moved apartments right before I came home before Christmas, I lost my SD card and card reader for my computer. So that is why I have not been updating my blog. Sorry!! Anyway, hopefully I will find it so I can keep everyone updated on my life! Happy 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Lights!!

Last night we all headed out to Rancho Cucamonga because there is almost an entire neighborhood (probably about 100 houses) that is totally decked out with the most Christmas lights that I have ever seen in my life! It took us a couple of hours to walk through the entire neighborhood and I don't even think that we saw all of them. The houses were absolutely amazing. Oh yeah, just on a random note, among the thousands of people in that neighborhood last night, who do we happen to run into? DEV and LISA! It was so random. Oh yeah, and a big thank you to the Jewish people for the free hot chocolate and cookies! Anyway, here are some pictures: