Monday, June 29, 2009

Loverly Outdoors


Last week we went camping (in part to celebrate Erica's 20th birthday)! Clarkie couldn't come because he had his scout camp (vacation) that weekend, but we tried to have as much fun as we could without him. I love camping.

The man who makes it all happen. Thanks Dad.







The red eyes could not be removed without ruining the pic.

And just to be sure that we don't leave Clarkie out of the blog post, here he is.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Utah Summer Games

(This is Chris writing)
Yesterday Marianne and I drove down to Cedar City for the Utah Summer Games. I competed in weightlifting in the 94kg and under weight class (though it should be called "mass class" because we all know mass is measured in grams and is not a function of gravity like weight). As is my tradition, I made a video documenting the day a little bit.

video

Yes, I won the Gold. There were only 2 people in my weight class and the other dude did not complete any of his clean and jerks and was therefore disqualified (though had he completed the lightest one he attempted, he would have blown me away). By medaling, I qualified for the 2011 State of Games in San Diego, CA. Crazy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Reason to Love Barca

Thierry Henry celebrates after his diving header against Lyon in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Andres Iniesta celebrates after delivering the equalizer against Chelsea (which was the game-winning goal due to the away goals rule).
Samuel Eto'o scores the tenth-minute opener against Manchester United.
Lionel Messi heads home a perfectly placed ball from Xavi in 70th minute to seal the win for Barca.
Champions!

There are obvious reasons to love Barcelona FC. They play a beautiful game. Seemingly everyone on the team can deliver a perfectly weighted pass that leads to a goal. They scored 140 goals on their way to winning the treble of the Spanish Copa del Rey, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Their front line features Theirry Henry, Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi. They have two fantastic midfielders in Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. But for one more interesting tidbit that I didn't know but furthers my belief that they are the greatest club in Europe right now, read this story.