Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


So after a week of snow and a week of riding the four wheeler everyday I remembered to take pictures. Dad took some pictures on thursday of when it snowed over 4 or so inches in one night. On friday I went up to a hill that someone is trying to put a house development on. With my new camera Mom and Dad gave me for my brithday I took some pictures.

Senior ball

Well December 13Th came and Bonnie Clark and I headed over to St. George. After meeting two of her sisters and shopping a little, We ate lunch then headed over to her sisters house so Bonnies sister could do her hair for the dance. I was just sitting there waiting and one of Bonnies twin sisters (Rachel) Friend came over and picked Rachel up to go repelling they asked me if i wanted to go so I said sure why not. So we went it was a blast. I knew a storm was coming in and wanted to head home earlier but Bonnie wanted to stay still exactly four so I waited. As we were driving back I saw where exactly the storm was it was just a question of when we would meet it. We ran into the storm about Veyo. Traffic slowed to about 20-25 mph all the way to enterprise. We pulled into the gas station in enterprise to see if the weather would let up. So after some waiting ( it was about 30 minutes) i decided to try it. Yeah it was so slippery I couldn't even get out of the parking lot. So i pulled back in and I called mom and dad and Bonnie called her brother and sister and they said stay there and they would come pick us up in there four wheel drive truck. So after sitting in the gas station/ store for about 2 and a half hours. They showed up. The senior ball promenade started at nine and we pulled in Panaca about 9:30 so we decided to skip it a) we were not really ready for it. b) by the time we got to Caliente got changed then headed back it would be over. So we went to Bonnies house and tried to watch a movie but I had a hard time staying awake, so I headed home. But the next day for church she wore her dress and I wore my tux, and after wards we took some pictures. So here they are.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunting

Yesterday (December 13) Mom (Ann) and I (Kevin) decided to take the Rhino up toward Mount Elly to find a Christmas Tree. We knew a storm was coming in later in the day, so we left around 8:00 am. We ended up going all the way up to Mount Elly. It is a beautiful view from up there. We enjoyed the ride and found our Christmas Tree.
On the way up, there is this beautiful stand of ponderosa Pines.

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of Gods creations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Fun" Saturday

Saturday November 15, 2008
I (Kevin) wanted to get some work done on the garage we are building. Mom (Ann) and I had not been to the temple for awhile and need to get some things. Cory wanted Neal to help get some firewood. So, we figured that Mom and I would leave early (4:00 am) and get back hopefully by noon, by then Cory and Neal should be back from hauling wood and we could work on the garage for awhile. Not long after Mom and I got back, Neal called and said that the battery had died on the truck and that Grandpa (Lenard) was going to come up to hep them. I decided to ride up there with him. Grandpa and I got back around 2:30. I did some work on the garage. Around 3:15 we received another call from Neal. He said they were on the way in and that Cory had "nicked" him with the chainsaw. They were sawing down a tree when the saw kicked back onto his leg. When they got home, we looked at the wound and knew he definitely would need stitches (it was more than a nick) We took him to the emergency room and Dr Katchke put 29 stitches below his left knee. If the cut had been a little higher he would have got the Patella tendon and that would have need surgery. He did Nick the bone but not bad enough to worry about. All in all he was fortunate it was not worse. We are grateful for that. If you want pictures just email Neal and he will send you some.

Neal had a couple of poems he need to write for English class. For one of them he had to use four words, Hazardous, bodacious, shizzle and sizzle. Sunday evening he went to Cory and Melissa house for them to help with the poems. Following is the one they come up about the accident.

Just Another Day

It started out, just another bodacious day
Of chopping wood, “Great fun,” I might say.
I soon discovered we shouldn’t be there
For problems arose… more than our share.
Past days of chopping wood have just flown,
But today the saw had a mind you might call its own.
Once we stopped sawing, the saw wouldn’t start
For at least an hour, though, that wasn’t the worst part.
The saw started once again and we worked some more
To the sound of the saw’s very loud roar.
We felt good for just a moment, or less
For we soon found we were in quite a mess.
The battery in the truck was really dead,
Not a sizzle, or a spark. “Oh great”, I said.
For I was with my brother and his 3-year old kid,
Under the covers that morning I should have hid.
That’s not the worst part yet you see,
A hazardous event was waiting for me.
The saw was on and running once more,
It was cutting our final tree, and then I swore.
“Oh shizzle”, was something I might have said
I thought “At least I’m not yet dead.”
For it grazed my gigantic leg you see,
It was supposed to have gotten the tree!
We rushed down to the emergency room
Then we waited for the doctor who came pretty soon.
Lucky for me there would be no surgery
Though, I wasn’t yet home free, you see.
Twenty-nine stitches just under my knee.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

homecoming dance.

This year I decided to ask a girl to the homecoming dance, so after asking around someone told me I should ask this girl who moved here this year. Her name is Bonnie. So I got together with two of my friends Cody and Dylan, and together we planned a date. We took our rhino and Cody and Dylan and there dates, Britt and Erika, took a friends four seater rhino up to saw mill canyon which is going up towards mount Ella. They packed some 22 pistols and we took some cans and shot those up. Then ate lunch and dinked around up there for a little and then came back and did some more stuff around here and then took them home and went to the dance. So here are some pictures of us and the group. I don't have any pictures of the days events sorry about that.


Well the regular football season is over now with the lynx's in first place with a record of 6-1. I (Neal) have held up pretty well this season, even though i have re-hurt my ankle again, but it is feeling pretty good now and I have not missed a game, so that I am proud of. So now it's playoff time our first game will be against mountain view in panaca. Then if we win that game the next week we play either battle mountain or whittel ( schools in the north) but either way we will play in panaca because we are the #1 team in the south. Then if we win that we will go to state which will be November 22ND, in Las Vegas. So this is quite the way to end my final season playing high school football. So to conclude this post I will post a couple pictures of some of the games. I am number 68 if you can see me in any of these.

We have a couple of posts we need to do..I am really late in posting about our shed we are in the process of putting up. For the last few years when it comes to tilling the garden in the fall, I think I should put a shed here to cut down on weed control etc. This last spring we finally decided to build the garage. After studying several options, we decided on a metal building. We had a local contractor pour the cement. The building was delivered in early July. On October 11, some brethren from the ward, Cory, Neal and Marie and Joe and Family came over for a work party to put up the garage. We would have finished with all the arches except we were missing one piece. Then a week later, with those that come home for our high school home coming Neal, Cory, Joe, Andrew, Jeff and I tightened up a lot of the bolts. I really appreciate all who have helped with this. With my shoulder problems and surgery this summer, it has been hard for me to do a lot on this project. The last couple of days, we finished the last arch, and tightened all the bolts. Now we have the endwalls to do.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Half Way Through

Well Lincoln county high schools football team is now half way through the football season. (not counting playoffs or state) Our team is doing really well we are 1-2 in preseason. (one win and two loses for those who don't know) and 2-0 in regular season. I (Neal) have been holding up very well until last game. It was just about half time and white pine scored and they were kicking off. Well the kick came right to me and I tried catching the ball, and being the line men that I am I dropped it!! So I ran to recover it and as I was diving for it a bunch of people tried to dive for it and one happened to land right into my ankle and re-spraining it. For those that don't know last year, about 3 weeks before the season ended, during practice a kid was thrown and happened to land right on my ankle spraining it. So after a lot of work, physical therapy and stuff to keep that from happening well it happened again. But being the small school we are and not having very good backups for my position will probably have to play with it this week and the rest of the season most likely unless something else REALLY messes it up even worse. So right now I'm just praying for the best and hoping that I can finish out the season.

So here are some pictures of the games thus far. (I am #68 if you can ever see me. )

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Guys Weekend

Last week (August 8th to the 9th my dad, two of my sons (Alma and Cory), my sons-in-law (Joe, Andrew, and Jeff) and three grandsons ( Tyler, Hafen, and Keagan) gathered in the Fish Lake National Forest for our annual guys weekend. A great time has had by all. This is the first time that Jeff and Keagan has been with us. I am glad you came. We missed Neal who stayed home making some extra money. Everyone enjoyed fishing, eating, snacking, visiting, cooking eating, snacking, fishing etc, visiting etc etc. (Notice, I said nothing about pedicures etc.) One special moment for me (Kevin) was after supper Friday night, everyone surprised me with A&W root beer floats for my birthday (39th +) Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. I am continually amazed at the beauty of the earth. Heavenly Father truly created many beautiful places on this earth.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Camp helaman- sorry a little late

I, Neal, participated in a camp that is strictly a church camp and is pretty much a missionary training program. It started June 25 and it went through the 28Th. It was a really good camp and at first I thought it was going to be boring and just be like a regular scout camp, But it was so much better then any of the scout camps I have been to before. It seemed like as soon as you got to the camp you immediately felt the spirit and it was just amazing how strong it was. At this camp they have what is called a C.O.P.E. course, which is just some stuff to help teach team work and also to get a break from sitting and looking in scriptures. It was so much fun and it really built my testimony and you could see it in everyone from the first day we had a tiny testimony and you can tell by the last day at our final testimony meeting you can tell a big increase in every one's testimony and there actions and it was so much fun!

A note from Dad, Mom and I attended parents night on Friday night. We are reelly glad we went. We could feel the spirit as soon as we got out of the car. We eat supper there. Then all the young men and their leaders changed into white shirts for a testimony meeting. It was great to see a change in Neal. He bore a strong testimony as did most of the boys. Afterwards we went to Neal's Zone camp and had a devotional. All of us, including had the oportunity to bare testimony agian. A great experience!
This post is in thanks to Vera for her kind reminder.

Friday, June 20, 2008

BSU football camp!!

On June 14Th at 5:00 am 22 football kids and all there gear some how fit into 4 cars and headed to Boise, Idaho for a football camp. We got there about 2:00, I think, met up with another player that flew in and got checked in . Got moved into our dorms at the campus there and ate a little dinner and from then pretty much the same routine football in the morning then relax then football again. Except on Tuesday the 17 we went through the normal stuff but in the afternoon some other teams went to a water park close by but we stayed scrimmaged a little bit then went to Brenda and Andrews for a little BBQ. (you can check out pictures of that on their blog.) I figured we should put up some pictures of the actual camp its self and show you a little of what went on.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Toy

Last week, I (Kevin) saw a poster about a yard sale in Panaca. There was a Rhino with a trailer on the list of items. So, Saturday Alma, Cory Neal and I took a trip to Panaca to check it out. I fully expected the Rhino to be gone before we got there. It just so happened that it was still there. We took it for a test drive, I called Mom and decided to get it. We have had some fun with it already.

For Neals' last project in woods I had him make some plaques, one for each of our children. Here is a picutre of how it turned out.

Memorial Weekend

As Matti said, Alma, Matti and Belle were here for the weekend. We enjoyed having them here. The kids enjoyed the parade ran right behind our house. They also enjoyed swinging and playing outside.
My brothers oldest son, Loren and his family was here for the weekend also. We enjoyed getting to know them a little better. We also enjoyed a dutch oven dinner at my Dad's house.