Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Changes in Technology and the Queen

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl,
but she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
but she changes from day to day

I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a belly full of wine
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeah,
Someday I'm going to make her mine.
(McCartney 1969)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday and the Bountiful Ridge Golf Course

Since my kid brother Jeremy couldn't drive to Twin Falls on Saturday to go cliff diving with us, Junior and I drove down to Bountiful Utah to play the Bountiful Ridge Golf Course. Bountiful Ridge sits high up on the hill in Bountiful with spectacular panoramic views of the area. This course was featured in the Microsoft video golf game "Links" and having played that many times I was happy to play the course in real life. Joining us was my old friend, Matt Elliott.

I was surprised at the beauty of the course. Equally I was surprised at how difficult the course played as every shot (other than tee shots) seemed to be either uphill, downhill or sidehill. I ended up shooting an 84 but it felt like 100.

Click on the pictures to enlarge and see greater detail.

Junior at the tee

Junior at a par 3

Beautiful fairway with the Bountiful Temple in the background

Nice picture here. If you click to enlarge you will see 6 or so other deer lying in the shade off to the right


Hidden in the thicket
Matt chipping on to the green

Friday, September 25, 2009

Random Batman: Number 1


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Random Madness: Facebook

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I can see it now...."Ladies and Gentlemen: THE SVEN-ERICS!"

Finding a demographic that I could "speak to" through my music was difficult.

Not anymore.

I've been signed by Tyfon on the Hagstrom label (whoopee!) and me and the rest of the Sven-Eric's are going to sweep this planet with our unique style of music and dance choreography!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Things I'd never buy, but perhaps secretly try out.

Nothing says, "RELAX" like reading a good book, sitting on the couch, wearing my yard sale hat, with my dog arrow and I wearing Snuggies! "Ahhhhhhhhh."

That tricky Batman!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Best Book: Kindergarten thru Sixth Grade

Personal favorite from Mrs. Barth's 3rd grade.
What's yours?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Axis of Evil

Monday, September 14, 2009

DRAT!!! Summer is almost over!!

Ever felt listless that Summer is almost over?

Me too.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Sunny Day in St. Anthony!

Jessica, Thomas and Felix at the Sand Bar in St. Anthony!

Jessica diving off the board into the Snake River!

Ole Grandma Hope and our Grandson, Felix!

Jessica and Brent III swimming down the Snake river.

Brent III displaying his unique diving skills.

Jessica and Thomas sliding down the water slide!

Video of Brent II and Brent III jumping into the Snake from the city bridge in St. Anthony.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Snake River and my good son Brent

My son Brent and I had the good fortune to go fishing yesterday.
Every year I fish with Matt Elliott and his brother Adam down in Owyhee County in southwestern Idaho on the Snake River. Matt is my oldest friend. We have been friends since we discovered that in 7th grade we had every single class together. Using Adam's boat we travel miles down the river to our secret fishing holes and catch tons of smallmouth bass. We've done it every year and every year we catch tons of fish. This year Brent came with us and we had a great time!

Quiet river

Adam Elliott, Brent Hope and Matt Elliott

Brent with one of the 10 bass he caught!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whirlwind Trip

As per typical, the Hope's spent a whirlwind trip in Utah this last weekend.

On the agenda were:

  1. Attending the baptism of a dear friend in Sandy Utah
  2. Golfing with Brent III and Matt Elliott in Tooele Utah
  3. Attending the newborn infant blessing of Mary and Michael Monson's daughter Ruthie in Hyrum Utah
  4. Attending Sacrament meeting in Orem with Ron and Wendy Mitchell (Ruth's brother and sister in-law
  5. Attending Larry and Helen Mitchell's (Ruth's parents) 60th wedding anniversary
  6. Seeing the original Hope homestead in Bluffdale Utah for the first time of my great-great Grandfather, James Hope
Driving east on i84 looking west in the reflection with a car load of Hope's.

Elise is Baptized!

Crummy phone camera picture of a fantastic lunch provided by the Ames after the baptism.

Golfing with Matt and Brent in Tooele. Do you see the dear? Pretty cool!

Getting ready to go to the blessing in Logan/Hyrum.

Ruth, with the lovely baby named after her.

Brent, Sarah and Steven Mitchell at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Lindon.

Glen and Stephanie Mitchell making some yummy home-made root beer!

Larry Mitchell (Ruth's Dad)
Helen and Larry Mitchell (celebrating 60 years of marriage!!)

Glen and Stephanie after having way too many Root Beers!!Brent with his newly painted "tribal design" on his forearm and the incomparable Wendy Mitchell!

Petting horses on the original Hope family homestead in Bluffdale Utah. I would have never known where this place was without the information from The Daily Item person of the year: sweet Darline Burke

A lovely trip was capped by driving by the newly dedicated Oquirrh Temple on the way home.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bad Nyquil Dream: Part 7

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Captain's Log:

As of, September 2nd of the year 2009: I've never seen a complete episode beginning to end of Star Trek.

In case you were wondering.