Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Up Close and Personal With Kyrylo Fesenko

Okay, so I took the kids to a Jazz Clinic. As you can tell all Carson wanted to do, was stare at the size of this 7 foot- 290 lb guy. But the rest of the kids had a lot of fun. After the clinic, I asked them what they learned.

Chalisse said:

  • When you are a rookie you are not supposed to talk, and you are supposed to bring doughnuts to practice.
  • Fesenko's best friend is Andrei Kirilenko.
  • Sportsmanship is important.
  • Jerry Sloan is a hard coach to play for.
  • If an older player tells you to do something, you better do it.
  • Even though you play for the Utah Jazz, it is still possible to miss a shot.
  • Never say, " I can't".

Jensen said:

  • Coach Sloan is tough.
  • Fesenko isn't a very good free throw shooter, but he is good at blocks and dunks.
  • Sportmanship is another word for respect.
  • Fesenko and Almond take turns bringing doughnuts.
  • Fesenko does not have a drivers license.
  • When you dribble a ball, don't dribble in front of you, dribble to the side.

Andrea said:

  • He is really big.
  • He can shoot a ball from a long ways.
  • He has yellow hair like me.

Well there you have it! That is what one hour with a Jazz Player will do.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Naked Man Sighting

Let's just say I had a little adrenaline on this last race, the good thing is that my time was 22:23. The bad thing is what got my adrenaline up. It started the evening of July 25th. I noticed Tremonton City Days was holding a FREE 5K run that included FREE breakfast. Anybody that knows me knows that the word FREE is very appealing. First of all that means no cooking and no cleanup. So I told Greg that I would get up early the morning of the 26th around 5:30, run 4 miles and be back in time to go to the 5K where I would drag my entire family (including my sister Liz) to run, walk, or be pushed in a stroller just to get a FREE breakfast. Anyway right before I left the house, it came to my mind twice to take my cell phone with me. I ignored this thought because the last time nothing happened.
Approximately 1/2 mile from my house a naked man (YES BUTT NAKED) came out from the bushes and ran up to me. It was still dark outside so my first impression was is this guy really what I think he is. The closer he got, reality sunk in that yes this guy is BUTT NAKED (complete with package dangling) and dancing for me making suggestive gestures with his hands.
When I acknowledged his presence saying, "Hey Dude". He either turned around and ran back or kept running after me, I tend to think the later. I'm not sure the particulars. But I can tell you I was running 3x as fast the other way. I sprinted my quickest 1/4 mile run in less than 10 seconds (IT SEEMED) to my Brother in Law's house where I frantically explained the whole story, and insisted that I could not run back on that road towards home. He said he would take me home, and he had my husband on the phone.
When I got home, Greg met us at the door and they (Greg and Berto) went looking for this streaker.
To make a long story short, Greg called the cops, and based on the description I gave the cops, they found him and cited him for lewdness. Still I am still traumatized by this event.
-----------THE GOOD NEWS-----------
We had 20 minutes after we got home to wake up the kids (including Liz) and get to the race. Since I didn't have my run in yet. Greg told me to go ahead and run the race. Liz volunteered to push the 2 youngest in the stroller.
Our results: Cherilee 22:23, Chalisse 30:21, Greg 30:28, Jensen 38:20, Liz and crew 40:00.

To make the best out of a situation, I think this tops the list for the things that I have been chased by while running.

1. Naked Man
2. Baby Calf
3. Snarling Dogs
4. Skunks
5. Snakes
6. Deer (actually they just stand and stare at me)

Moral of this blog ( I will listen to the promtings and take my cell phone with me, and take the new pepper spray that Greg just bought).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Meet My Family

Greg-- works for Utah State University and Four Seasons. This year he has been soccer and softball coach as well as baseball assistant coach. He enjoys spending time with the family, reading and Dutch oven cooking whenever he has any spare time.

Cherilee-- works for Intermountain. She is an on going 4-H leader. She is currently training for a marathon. She enjoys spending time with the family, running and scrap booking.

Chalisse-- is a straight A student. This year she participated in the Geography Bee, Government Youth Council, Band, and will be on the Student Council for next year. She enjoys playing the piano, running, softball, swimming, and clogging (ranked nationally). She is in 4-H and has done a Triathlon and a 5K this year.

Jensen-- has a love for animals and currently breeds and sells Netherland Dwarf Rabbits. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, swimming, and baseball. He is learning to play the piano as well. He is in 4-H and scouting.

Andrea-- just finished preschool and will be going to kindergarten in the fall. She likes to clog, play with friends and family, and is currently trying to read 100 books. She took swimming lessons this year and will be moving to level II. She likes to clean the house and water the flowers.

Carson-- is a best friend to everyone, even for a two year old. He loves to see the train and help Jensen feed the rabbits. He likes to help mom wash the dishes and pretend he is dad and wear his hat.