Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Wedding Announcement

I have finally managed to scan the wedding announcement form the Vernal newspaper. You can click on the image above to see a larger picture. I have also linked it on the Bailey Acres Extras catagory on the right hand menus.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Honeymoon & Open House Pictures

I finally got a set of pictures online from Andy and Laurie's honeymoon and the open house they had here in Vernal on December 3rd.

Go directly to the pictures - Honeymoon & Open House

Or, use the link on the Bailey Acres Photo Galleries

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Liz Update

Liz went back to the hospital for a follow-up visit with the doctor who treated her after the accident. She had been having pain in her knee. Turns out she damaged some ligaments or tendons in her knee. Now she has to hobble around like this:

She goes back to the doctor on the 18th for another evaluation.

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Traffic Stop

So, I'm sitting at work about 10 PM tonight when one of the Duchesne County deputies asks for a drivers license check.......on Laurie! She got pulled over because she still had her expired Washington plates on her car. Her new Utah plates were in the trunk. And I think we can blame her Dad. He told her not to worry right now since she had been driving on the expired Washington plates for the last three months.

Friday, December 2, 2005

Open House Tomorrow

We've been scurrying around like crazy the last few days to get everything ready for the big open house tomorrow night for Andy amd Laurie. They are driving out tonight from Provo. Everyone else will be traveling tomorrow. And this evening it is snowing! It will be a winter drive for all.

LaRue clipped the wedding announcement from the newspaper and I will get it scanned and posted as soon as possible.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Seattle Write-Up

Our flight went out Friday November 18th at 09:55 AM from the Salt Lake Airport. So, LaRue, Liz and I drove to Salt Lake Thursday afternoon and spent the night there in order to be at the airport early the next morning.

Robin, Emily, Brighton and Kjerstine joined us at the Crystal Inn in downtown Salt Lake so we could all go to the airport together the next morning to catch the same flight.

Before we met up with Robin, Emily and the kids, we went shopping for a shirt for Liz to wear at the reception. We hit several places in Salt Lake. No luck. So, we figured we would wait until we got to Seattle and Liz could check the place where Laurie’s sisters got their blouses.

At one point we all got some gum from a dispenser. I was chewing mine and pulled a cap off. Not just a tooth covering, but an incisor that had been set in with a post. I looked like a hillbilly. Liz and LaRue got a lot of laughs out of it. We called Andy in Seattle and the Krohns arranged for me to visit a dentist there to get the cap cemented back in place.

Friday morning we all drove to the airport. No problems going through security. But I was apprehensive about Robin’s backpack he was carrying on. He had a lot of electronic stuff in it including his laptop, a power inverter, and more. But no problems going through security. Then we had a long, long walk to the gate.

When it came time to board the plane, we all got to pre-board because of the two small children in the party. That was nice. Once we settled in the plane, Brighton took a couple of looks out the window and promptly fell asleep for the duration of the trip. Kjerstine cried several times, but was mostly well behaved.

Landing in Seattle 2 hours later we were met my brother, George, who had flown up from San Diego a little earlier that morning. He just hung around the airport waiting for our flight to arrive. Then it was on to baggage claim. Have you noticed lately how everyone’s bag looks like this: ?

After gathering up the luggage we all journeyed outside the terminal to meet Andy and Laurie’s brother, Kris. They had been sent in two vans to pick us up and shuttle us. First on the agenda was a detour to the dentist (by way of taking a wrong exit and having to double back onto the freeway). Less than 10 minutes later I had a solid tooth once again and we were off to our accommodations at the Redmond Inn.

A couple of hours later Kris came back to lead us to the Krohn’s residence where we met everyone and had (to quote Arlo Guthrie) “a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat”. Before heading back to the Inn we picked up our tuxes to take to the temple.

We all met at the Seattle Temple at 11:30 for the noon wedding. It was really nice. Klaus and I were the witnesses and got to sign the marriage certificate.
Following the sealing we went outside for pictures. Andy and Laurie looked very nice and happy.
Then we all went over to a chapel next to the temple for a quick luncheon.

Onto the reception! We had to be there early for more pictures. Once the reception started it was more like a big party. Lots of guests came and stayed for music and eating and dancing. A good time was had by all.

Things wound down shortly after 8 PM. Andy and Laurie changed into traveling attire and went to make their big getaway. However, the car they were originally planning to use became unavailable when the keys were misplaced. So, they had to take Eileen’s convertible. They were going into downtown Seattle for a couple of nights at a hotel there and then drive up to British Columbia for a few days.

Sunday was a day of rest and recovery. Robin contacted one of his old mission companions, Chris Melvin, and they all went to church together. LaRue, Liz and I opted to do some tourist stuff since this would be our only opportunity this trip. We got some directions and drove into Seattle to the Space Needle. It was foggy that day, but we went up anyway. We could actually see pretty well. After that we walked over to the Science Fiction Museum. They had a lot of interesting displays and information.

After that we went back to the Inn and met up with Robin, Emily and the kids. Then back to Krohns to back up some of the gifts and return the tuxes.

Next morning it was back to the airport for the flight home. This time Brighton was awake for the take-off. He really enjoyed that. But a few minutes in to the flight he nodded off and slept all the way to Salt Lake.

Pretty routine drive home to Vernal that evening. We didn’t even see any deer on the highway.

Now this coming weekend we have the open house for Andy and Laurie here in Vernal.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Liz had an accident in her mail jeep this afternoon. She was making a left turn and got smacked on the left side. She is a bit banged up and shaken, but otherwise okay. The little jeep is totalled. It just fortunate that it is a right hand drive and she was on the opposite of the impact. I will get a picture and post it soon.

Plumbing Fun

On top of that it has been a week of plumbing fun. When we got back from Seattle I had to replace the fittings under the kitchen sink. Two sections of pipe had aged and rotted through. Then today I had to remove the old bathroom sink and replace it with a completely new sink and cabinet. It still isn't completely hooked up this evening. That will have to get done tomorrow before I go to work. In the meantime we can't use either the bathroom or kitchen sink (they have a common drain). Thank goodness the tub and toilet still function!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Seattle Trip Pictures

I finally got most of my pictures uploaded. I don't have a link yet on the Bailey Acres Photo Galleries page, but you can click here:

Seattle Trip and Wedding

Or, use the link on the right under Bailey Acres Extras.

I'll be posting a full trip write-up soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Just a Week and a Half to Go

This time next week we'll be making last minute arrangements for the big trip to Seattle for Andy and Laurie's wedding in the Seattle Temple:

We are getting really excited. Not only for the plane ride (which will be a first for Brighton and Kjerstine) but to meet the Krohns. And my brother, George, is planning to fly up and be there for the reception. That will be nice since he has never met Emily or the grandkids.

We would like to have time to see some places in Seattle (like the Space Needle). I was in Seattle in 1974. My best friend and I had driven to British Columbia from Colorado. We rode our bicycles all over Seattle. We were only there for 3 days and it never rained! Hopefully, the weather will be nice for this trip.

Actually, we'll be in Redmond since that's where the Krohns live.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wedding Update

Andy and Laurie came out last weekend and we spent most of the weekend preparing the wedding invitations they had created. I won't go into any descriptive details - just watch for one coming soon to a mailbox near you.
I will post a picture of one after they get mailed out.
We're all quite excited to make the trip to Seattle for the wedding and to meet Laurie's parents. It will be Brighton and Kjerstine's first plane ride. Hopefully we can get Brighton a window seat.

Sunday, October 2, 2005

Engagement Pictures

Andy sent us 3 of the pictures he and Laurie took for their wedding announcement. We don't know which they will use. You can see all three on the Engagement Pictures page.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Liz and I Are Pumped!

Tonight is the big night - Season 5 premieres

We are also going to go pick up the mail Jeep this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Monday, September 26, 2005

Old Jeep

We've been looking around for a right hand drive vehicle for Liz to use when delivering the mail. I finally found an old mail Jeep for sale. It's a bit battered, but seems to run well.

old jeep

We'll probably go pick it up this week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Cartoon We Like

Here's a cartoon that appeared in the Deseret News today that we got a chuckle out of:

Friday, September 9, 2005

Andy Broke His Hand

Here's an X-Ray of Andy's hand -

OUCH! He has to get surgery next Friday Sept. 16. They will put in a small plate and screw the bones back in place.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Kjerstine Blessing

Last weekend we (LaRue, Liz, Travis and I) drove up to Logan for Kjerstine's naming and blessing. I have added some pictures of the trip to the Bailey Acres Photo Galleries. Or, go directly by clicking here.

Robin did a really good job with the blessing.

We did notice on the drive up and back that some of the leaves are beginning to change colors. Falls a-comin'.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

New Pictures

I just posted a small photo album of a recent visit to the carnival at the county fair this year. Robin, Emily, Brighton and Kjerstine came to Vernal for a weekend and we went to the carnival.
Go to the Bailey Acres Photo Galleries, or directly to the carnival pictures.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

County Fair

Both LaRue and Liz entered items in this years county fair. And they both won ribbins!

LaRue got a blue ribbon for her apricots.

Liz got a red ribbon for this quilt:

Friday, August 19, 2005

Liz Gets A Job!

Liz is going to work for the post office as a part time rural route carrier. I don't yet know when she starts, but she has to spend a week in Salt Lake training.

Saturday, August 6, 2005

Next DVD Purchase

Both LaRue and I were quite excited to learn the Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season One will be released in October on DVD!

I also read online that the entire 104 episode run of the old Superman tv series is available. I might have to check into that one.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Old Blue Truck

Sometime last year (I can't remember when exactly) Liz managed to drive the truck home and she said the steering had bound up. It would turn a bit and then the steering wheel would lock up. So, we parked it until we could get it checked.
Many moons go by and I was talking to a fellow I work with. He once had an old truck just like it. He had a steering problem and had to take it apart and rebuild it. And, "would you like me to come over and take a look at it?"
Several more weeks go by before our schedules are compatible enough to get together. When we do, we pull the steering column out and remove the steering shaft. The shaft it pretty worn out. I manage to get new bearings through the Ford dealer since the auto parts stores couldn't get them. I got a new shaft from an auto salvage place.
A couple of more weeks go by and we finally get together again to replace the steering shaft and put it all back together. Well, it still jams.
Steering box. Back to the salvage to get a box. Another few days before we can get together again.
Finally last night we get the whole thing replaced and put together again (third time). AND IT WORKS!!
So, the old truck is up and running once again!

Now I'm in the process of swapping out some car stereos. Take the good stereo out of the non-driveable car and put it into the Impala that has a flakey stereo.

Next week it's build-a-shed-time! Yippee!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Another Graduation Picture

I have another picture from Liz's graduation. It's a group shot of her graduating class. You can click the Bailey Acres Extras link on the right or click here.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

More Pictures

I have put together a little photo album of our Logan trip to meet Kjerstine. Go check out the Bailey Acres Photo Galleries, or click Trip to Logan to go directly to the photos.

Baby Pictures

I have posted some of the pictures of Baby Kjerstine (Kier-ston). You can see larger images by clicking the link under Bailey Acres Extras on the right -

I will soon have a much better collection posted to the photo galleries (probably tomorrow). I will post a new entry when it if ready.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

New Site

I have upgraded the blog software. It will take me a little while to get everything put together again.