Friday, May 30, 2008

Congratulations Alex Shumway

I just wanted to congratulate Alex, my cousin Diane's oldest boy, on graduating from High School. More than anything, this signifies Diane's age...which will remain unknown. Seriously though...Loren and Diane have raised a good young man...I cannot wait to see where he gets called to serve on his mission. And, when he becomes rich and famous, he will remember his short, stout cousin Steve when he is making millions at whatever he chooses to do in the future. He will remember (waiving of hands in a mystic way) this blog...always.

It was great to see the all the Shumways, the Stuckles, Grandpa and Anne, Gary, Heather, and the kids. We nearly froze to death outside, but it was worth the hours of warming up. Alex has gone from preparation for life to the stage now where he gets to live his life...good luck!

Monday, May 19, 2008

May Weather

I think that someone has placed a curse on me...this is the third year I have been in charge of the AdvancedMD golf tournament and weather has vexed me yet again. Last October it literally rained, iced, and snowed during the tournament. This year the temperature is going from 95 tomorrow to 60 on Thursday with chances of lightening. You would think that since I still organized the tournament even though I cannot play golf for another 3 plus months that luck would have been on my side. So, I think this is the last year I am going to do it.

Subject change...if you have not seen Iron Man yet, it is worth the price of admission. Have not seen the latest Narnia movie, but I am looking forward to Indiana Jones...brings back great childhood memories.

Last subject change...the book club finally met and we had a great discussion about Wizard's First Rule. Terry Goodkind does a fantastic job of exploring the human condition. Next month we will be reading Ender's Game and the first book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy. Reading all of these books in getting me in the mindset to start writing again, but work is stil thwarting my creative endeavors. Hopefully I will be able to get everything under control.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Well, I just wanted to take a moment to thank my mother for all that she has done for me. It could not have been easy with four boys who were roughly two years apart. She was always my biggest backer when it came to sports and she always had our backs. I am very thankful for my mother who means so much to me. I love you Mom.

It is a blessing to have a mother-in-law who tolerates me like my mother. I am truly a blessed man. My wife and I were able to enjoy a weekend away this Mother's Day weekend. It was very nice to get away from the stresses of every day life. It was also very nice for the Shumways to bring Debbie flowers. She really appreciated them.

If you have not told your mother lately that you love her, get on it straight away. Much appreciation and love to all mothers out there...if roles were reversed between men and women, this would be a dismal existence.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Day

What a way to start the month of May...snow! I think we are cursed here in Utah...it is crazy that is can be 86 one day and 44 the next. Grumbling aside, I am glad that May is here. There will finally be good movies in the theater again. However, if you have not seen The Forbidden Kingdom then shame on you. Jackie Chan and Jet Li could not be funnier.

This month my book club will be reading Prince Caspian in preparation for the movie. We will also be discussing Wizard's First Rule in our meeting this month as no one was able to make the meeting last month. I will also be having a Hal0 party over the holiday weekend, so I have plenty on my plate.

Debbie and I will be going to a bed and breakfast over Mother's Day weekend, so there are numerous events to look forward to. My company is having their golf tournament May 22nd and I am in charge of it. The bummer is that I will not be able to play golf until August or September at the earliest. Life happens.

I hope you all enjoy the month of May and I certainly hope that you are not having snow like we are wherever you are at.