Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Clark!

Twenty-Eight years ago today I had my first baby when I was 22 years old.
Clark Reynolds Cahoon. (still really love his name)

Loves music. Loves adventure. Loves reading. Loves extended family. Loves photography. Loves good times with friends. Loves hiking. Loves Canada. Loves t-shirts. Loves being organized. Loves history. Loves thrift stores. Loves basketball. Loves good food. Loves gopher hunting. Loves to travel. Loves the creek. Loves his mom, his dad, his brother Bradley, his sister Laurel, his sister Michelle and his brother Neal.
And we all love you Clark!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ranch Hand

There is a lot of work to do on a ranch. A ranch with 300 cows. A ranch with 300 pregnant cows. A ranch with 300 pregnant cows having calves.

Look at the view from the barn door. Is this not a spectacular vision? Those momma cows are having baby calves regularly. Like 5 or so, give or take, a day. That is where a ranch hand comes in mighty handy. Those babies need earrings. Big plastic ones with numbers on them.

Now this momma was just fine with having her babies ear pierced. No problem at all. Can you see the family resemblance?

Oh, that reminds me of a funny story. Do you want to hear an ear piercing story from back in the day, like 1972? Lou Lou and I begged to get our ears pierced when we were 12 years old. Begged and begged and begged. Our parents were really not excited about it, but some parents give in to things, weird. So anyways, we get our ears pierced. Fine and dandy right? That night......." Leeeeee Leeeeeee, I don't know if I want my ears pierced anymore. Do you?" You guessed it. We both took our earrings out. Can you even believe it? I mean, really now. Our parents said we couldn't get them re-pierced until we were 16 and that was that. Yah, they were pretty darn mad.

Back to work. Sitting on a baby calf was a little tricky especially since the momma was a little concerned. She was a nice momma, not like the one that practically rolled Dixie. Oh man, I would have been so super scared. Can you even imagine a mad momma cow charging you? Dixie handled it very well and came out of it unscathed.

I am not a strong ranch hand. No way. Sometimes if you pull a face you might get the job done. It's like a friend I had in grade school. She always stuck out her tongue when she would write.

" We're safe now baby, let's get far away from these ranch hands".

Swans taking flight.

Lunch break. All ranch hands work hard so all ranch hands need a break.

When was the last time you swung on a rope from a hay loft? I thought so.

We finished off the afternoon gopher hunting. My first 10 of the season. Bring on the gopher hunt!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Via Dolorosa

Last semester Michelle worked for Jon McNaughton. She worked in the warehouse, his store in the Provo Towne Center, and also worked on setting up his blog. Sometimes you get perks from your place of employment, like free food or discounts on clothing, right? How about a modeling job?

Can you see Michelle? She is standing, with her head slightly bowed behind the old man in white, in the lower left hand corner. See her? She is portraying Catherine of Alexandria. If you go the website and click on Via Dolorosa you will be able to scroll over each person in the painting and see who they are.

Watch this. It explains Jon McNaughton's thoughts on this painting.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Winner!

I might as well just go ahead and say it. "Kalood took 1st place in the BYU Business Plan Competition last Friday".

The competition that Kalood placed 2nd in back in February was the business model competition. This one was the business plan competition.

Look at the size of this trophy, would ya? This trophy is not a trophy you take home though. Each year, the winner of the competition will have their named engraved and then it stays in a trophy case I presume. The winner of the 2003 competition is a friend/mentor/past roommate of Brad's so that's kind of fun for the two of them.

Here is the Kalood team. Neal, Matt, and Brad. Um... this is a nice fat check yah? Kalood took home $50,000.

Michelle, Laurel, and Mark were there for the big event. Lucky!

Kalood has another competition this weekend in Oregon and then one more after that. Needless to say, Brad will be glad when this semester is over. Trying to finish up his business degree and start a venture like this has been a little busy.