Monday, August 25, 2008


We took a little fishing trip to Flaming Gorge at the beginning of May. We stayed in the cutest little cabin that was out in the middle of nowhere. We didn't catch much of anything the first day but the second day we fished off shore and caught a ton. Parker made Daddy proud by casting and reeling his own pole.

Parker and Amarie


Parkers Birthday

On Parker's birthday we had a leak in our sprinkler system that was causing a huge sink hole on the side of the house. Thankfully, Brian and Jeff were working a job just across the street from me so Jeff came over and helped John dig it out and fix the line. This left a huge pile of sandy mud for Parker and Maisy to play in. This turned out to be one of the best B-day gifts ever. At first he was a little hesitant to get in and play but we convinced him to try it and he loved it! He went in with his clothes on at first but that wasn't very comfy so we stripped him down and let him have at it. After he rolled around in the mud buck naked he decided to rinse off by jumping on his 4wheeler and driving through the sprinklers.

Lifeflight Training

We had the opportunity to do a training session with LifeFlight. They came down the the Sheriff's Office and did a Landing Zone presentation. They also brought one of their helicopters down and let us take a look inside. Some of us even got to get in.

Mommy's new baby

We added a new member to our family when we bought our new house. Maisy is a platinum silver Miniature Schnauzer. Maisy and I share the same birthday along with a couple other family members, my Grandpa Huntsman and John's sister Angie. Maisy is 5 months old. She is a FIRECRACKER! It's so funny to watch her and Parker play and fight like siblings. She is such a good puppy. She knows how to sit and lay and she does great sleeping in her kennel. I just wish she would quit pooping in the house! It'll be so nice when we finally get the backyard finished so she doesn't track dirt into the house. Maisy loves to play with our two other dogs, Brandy and Tank. Brandy is a 10 year old German Shorthair and the sweetest dog you have ever met. She is also mommy to our other dog Tank. Tank is 6 years old. John will tell you he is the best hunting dog ever! While I'm talking about our menagerie I guess I should also tell everyone about our other pets. Cyera is my horse. She is a 4 year old dapple grey Quarter Horse. Ive had her since she was a weanling (when she was taken from her mom) and she is a sweetheart. I haven't had a whole lot of time to ride her since I was preggers when I got her and having a toddler running around a horse is a little scary. But since Parker is getting older and can ride with me now we can start riding alot more. BTW, Parker is doing AWESOME riding Dodger all by himself. Our last little friend is Hobo. He is an orange tabby cat who wandered on to my front porch last year. He was an extremely sick little kitty so we kept him and got him healthy again. When I took him to the vet to get neutered he was diagnosed with FLV or Feline Leukemia Virus. The vet believes that his mom had it and passed it on to the kittens. Hobo is very resilient and is holding up to it really well. Since there is no way to treat it we just have to watch him and make sure he is eating and drinking. Luckily for Hobo I don't like cats in the house so he gets to live at my dad's on the farm. Well, there you have it. That pretty much sums up the rest of the family. Eventually I'll get pictures posted of everyone.

Seven Peaks!

We finally made it to Seven Peaks for the first and last time this year. We only stayed for a few hours but Parker had a blast. While we were playing in the kiddie pool Parker found some friends. My Aunt Karen and my cousin Amy were there with all the kids. It was nice for Parker to be able to play with kids around his age instead of just Mom and Dad.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It was a rough day at work this morning....This is what we got to deal with.

Sheriff's sergeant dies during traffic stop
August 14th, 2008 @ 11:52am
By Randall Jeppesen
A Wasatch County sheriff's sergeant is dead after he collapses during a traffic stop.
In Provo Canyon, just below the Deer Creek dam, Sgt. G. Scott Hathcock was pulling over Grace Waitt for speeding. She says everything appeared normal as he asked for her license and registration.

"I was looking for my registration, and when I turned around, he had collapsed onto the ground," Waitt said. Other drivers, like Mark Shaw, pulled over when they saw something was wrong. Soon after, Hathcock stopped breathing, and they started CPR.
"We tried with what equipment that we had, you know, tried to work on him," Shaw said.
A medical team later pronounced the Hathcock dead at the scene. The medical examiner will have to determine if it was a heart attack or something else that killed the 48-year-old sergeant.
A trust fund for Sgt. Hathcock's family has been set up in his name at Zion's Bank