Sunday, November 30, 2008

Late Twenties

Chris chose this pose for his birthday post. Chris entered the world of the "late twenties" yesterday at 3:42 pm. Surprisingly, he was still as lively and energetic as always, but I'm sure he'll start needing to take more frequent naps soon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

November almost gone.

Yes, it is true. Mom and Erica both broke their fingers. Erica broke hers Monday playing football (the same way she broke her clavicle) and my mother broke hers running up the stairs. SAD, but awesome at the same time.

This is Abby and I after our last performance of the Nutcracker this year. She was my snooty little daughter and was wonderful. Yes, the makeup is excessive. It is how I make up for not wearing makeup the rest of the year.

The Dickson girls and me! This was taken at Brooke's wedding, it was so fun and she was beautiful.

A snapshot of the Bride and Groom.

The entire Dickson Fam-i-lie! "Precious"

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008


For those of you who did not know, I am planning on competing in weightlifting in the Utah Summer Games in June. I made a little video in case you were curious what that is. Weightlifting consists of 2 lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. In the snatch you bring the weight from the floor to overhead in one move (the first clip in the video is a snatch). In the clean & jerk, the clean is when you bring the weight from the ground to the shoulders and the jerk is taking it from the shoulders to overhead (the second and third clips are a clean and a jerk, respectively). My technique isn't great and I'm not an extremely strong person but I love it and it gives me something to train for and work toward. I may post another video when I get some really good clips, probably closer to the competition. Hopefully I'll be much better by then. The other clips are some different ancillary lifts and some misses as well. The song is by Emery and it’s called Walls. You probably won’t like the screaming. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"That's what I said, carrots!"

For Joni Dickson Kennedy and her little fetus.
"That's what I said, carrots!"

Makayla Video

Chris made this video of our film from Denver.
Starring Makayla Wilkes.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Denver Zoo

When we were in Denver a few weeks ago, we went to the Denver Zoo. These were the cutest little baby animals. This first video is of an energetic baby giraffe.

This is a video of red pandas, or "firefox" is their nickname. It's kind of long, but they are so cute and little. It was surprisingly how gingerly they moved around on the rock, because we are used to seeing the adults who are so agile and quick.