Monday, April 4, 2011

MOAB

Cool Pic!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Buggy

As most of you probably know a little over 4 years ago, Tony and I built a buggy. It has been very fun to have. With the exception of one life flight trip to the hospital 4 years ago we haven't had to many issues with it. We bought a new trailer (toyhauler) and the door is 50" wide and the buggy rear was 52". We made it one trip by taking off one of the rear wheels and pushing it in. We couldn't find any wheels with the offset we needed so we modified some. I cut out the centers on the waterjet at work, and since I was cutting on them I added some bears. I love bears! They turned out pretty good and this should make loading and unloading much easier.


If you haven't seen it before check out www.blazeofgloryoffroad.com and click on the builds link on the right side then it is the tera tamer build.


Below I put some pictures from Tony's broken arm. It was 4 years ago this month. Don't look if your stomach is weak.




He had to wear this to move his hand. Breaking his arm damaged a nerve and he couldn't open his hand or lift his wrist for 7 months.


After the surgery. Lots of hardware.



Nasty bruise.


This is where his seatbelt rubbed.


The jog in the cut is where the bone came out on its own.


You can see the gaps in the bone where pieces were missing.


The following video is on of the happiest days in our lives. :) This was 7 months after he broke his arm and it had not moved at all up to this point.

video

Friday, April 1, 2011

It has been awhile

Sorry I got tired of trying to put the pictures where I want them. I hope you get the idea. Camping and hiking in southern Utah. Brayden on his bike. The boys are getting to be quite the good riders. Owen on his bike. Pretty Hannah. My husband does such a good job of keeping up on what we are doing on his web site I neglect mine. I am going to try to do some catching up. Two years ago today I started working as a Engineer at Kihomac. It is a great company and I really enjoy it. In Feb last year I was promoted to Engineering Manager. I really enjoyed working with the Engineers and the others on the Management team. Earlier this week I was promoted to Deputy Director over Manufacturing. I am looking forward to this new challenge. One nice thing about working there is there is a lot of cool "toys" to play with. I will post some pics. Hannah is doing good at Daycare/Preschool and will be starting Kindergarten this year. I can't believe how fast my baby is growing up. She is a little fire ball and loves to talk. She is taking dance (ballet) and tumbling. Owen is doing Great! He was in a less then ideal, well no down right crappy class at the begining of the year. Many calls and emails and complaints later I got him moved to a different class and it is awesome. He does so good and is progressing so fast. A good teacher makes all the difference in the world. Speaking of good teachers, Brayden has a awesome teacher this year. I am so glad he is in her class. He is doing really well this year and learning so much. He is growing up so fast. I can't believe he is 11. Only one more year and he will be a Decon and have the Priesthood. WOW! Tony is doing good and still working as an accountant. He works hard keeping all our toys running and keeping us happy campers. We bought a new trailer this year and so far it is great. He has gotten really good at making videos and documenting trips on his web site, http://www.blazeofgloryoffroad.com/. We are all doing good and enjoying life.