Sunday, November 29, 2009

A very sad day.

So a lot has happened in the last few weeks since our last post with Thanksgiving and all, but I wanted to talk about a tragedy that happened yesterday (Saturday). I was just hanging out at home and a friend called me letting me know that they were all going to Jordan River Motocross track to ride. With my finger I was out as far as riding went, but I really enjoy shooting photos of my friends with my camera and decided to go to snap some pictures of all of them. As I arrived I followed an ambulance into the facility.... Upon arriving I got out of my car and started to walk towards the track which is a couple hundred yards away. I saw life flight coming our way and I didn't have a good feeling, since there were only about 12 trucks in the parking lot and I knew 6 of them. I started running over to were everyone was and saw a friend walking towards me, he didn't look good and I asked him what had happened. He said our friend Buttars had crashed and was not doing well. To not go too much into detail, our friend Brian Buttars did not make it. It was of the saddest days of my life. I had met him about 2 yrs ago, and Brit and I had only got one opportunity outside of motocross to go out to dinner with he and his wife about a month ago. I feel so sorry for his family. Buttars was a truly great guy, he was always happy and in a good mood. He was one of those guys you just enjoyed being around. I loved riding with him, and will always remember his smiling face after accomplishing something for the first time. Let us all keep his family in our prayers. I love you Buttars.

Here are a few photos I took of him over the past 2 years.


Local News Story HERE


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Festivities

I can't believe Halloween is over! It went by too fast. I am sad to say that this is the first year that I haven't dressed up. With Ben's injury and me being sick we never really thought about a costume.

A couple weeks before Halloween we carved pumpkins with some of our friends. We really enjoy being able to get together with our friends that we miss at the singles ward.

Here are Jen and Abby showing their finished pumpkins.

Wes working on his.

Ben and I with our finished pumpkins. Ben did a bat, and since mine looked like it had a scar on it I did Two Face. I don't have the best pumpkin carving skills, but I still love doing it every year. After, we took all the pumpkin seeds home and roasted them. That is my favorite part!

Ben was having fun with his camera

Our snow covered Jack-O-Lanterns

The night before Halloween we went to dinner and saw Thriller with our friends Aaron & Krista, and Josh & Jessica. We went last year and Ben enjoyed it, so he wanted to go again. I love it, but it sure makes me miss dancing.
We didn't get a picture with the zombie dancers, but here we are in front of Kingsbury hall.

On Halloween we didn't do too much. We ran errands during the day, and at night we passed out candy to the trick or treaters and watched part of the U black out game. We also went to the old white church near our stake center. They open it up twice a year on July 4th and Halloween. They have been making it into a Haunted house every year. It was pretty good. I screamed a little. Then we watched Young Frankenstein. It's a classic. It was Ben's first time watching it. I don't think he liked it as much as I do.
On Sunday we went to Ben's parent's for dinner. The kids were dressed up in their Halloween costumes, and we forgot to take pictures. Dinner was great and Ben's Mom made my favorite Jell-o. It is delicious. Then the kids made ghost suckers with melted white chocolate and chocolate chips. Ben even joined in on the fun. Ben's Mom always has great "cwafts" (as Cole would say) for the kids (and Ben). I really enjoy being part of their family!

Well I'm sad it is over, and hopefully next year we will be able to dress up.
Now on to Thanksgiving and Christmas the best time of the year!