Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Goin' Fishin'

The family went to Heber, AZ last week and stayed at Bison Ranch. My mom and dad were able to join us for the first couple of days. We went fishin', shoppin', bikin', 4-wheelin' and hikin' - we all had a blast...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'll be rich...

That time of the month can be pretty difficult for men. Our wives are a little bit more on edge, they cry, they yell, they even beat us. It’s just terrible!! I have a new service I am planning to offer the poor men in the world who suffer needlessly every 28 days.

It’s a delivery service that men could access from the safety of their office computer. They could choose any combination of the following items:

Please send my wife a custom package with the following items:
(please choose any two items)
  • Roses
  • Midol
  • Tampax
  • Ice-cream
  • Prozac
  • Cheese-its
  • Chocolate
  • Jewelry
  • Cash
Please deliver my package to my wife:
  • Next day
  • For the love... before I get home from work
  • Now!!! Now!!! Now!!!
Please deliver my package to my wife by:
  • FedEx
  • Shirtless Mormon Missionary Calendar Model
  • Masseuse
  • Therapist who can prescribe medication
  • Armored Transport
  • Airdrop
Please provide a reason the package is needed:
  • Because I love my wife
  • I want the “normal” woman I married back
  • So I can come home
  • So the beatings will stop
  • I haven’t been fed in three days
  • So my wife will love me again

More Slides

I still have 100s of slides to go through... Here are a few more I found:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


John Warner Mattice, Mela's father, past away back in 1979. John was quite the photographer. Back in John's day (for some crazy reason) most pro-amateur and professional photographers took pictures on slides. John literally has 100s if not 1000s of slides that no one has looked at for years.

I have been dying to look at them and to digitize them into JPEGs. I have a back lit scanner with a slide adapter but it could only scan two slides at a time. This would take forever! So, this last weekend I tried something different...

I took my camera and set it up on a tripod. I got the slide projector and the screen setup. Then I pointed my camera (as best I could) directly at the screen. I took pictures of the slides as they were being displayed on the screen. It actually worked out pretty well. I still have 100s of slides to process.

Tell me what you think...

Sylvia, Mela & George are on the left.


Baby Tricia with Mom.

Baby Tricia with John.

George in his scout uniform

We think Michelle with miscellaneous Perry kids.

Mela, George & Sylvia

Baby Michelle

The pictures below were not taken by John but they are priceless...
Doesn't my wife look hot!! She's the red head... dang I'm a lucky man.

I love the hair!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I was tagged...

I love getting tagged believe it or not.

How to play this game. Post these rules on your blog; List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys:
  • My sweet wife - Mela is my best friend.
  • My sweet children - my joy is in direct proportion to the joy my children experience. I wonder if this is the same with our Heavenly Father? I bet it is...
  • Teaching/Presenting/Facilitating on subjects I am passionate about: religion, politics, technology, photography.

3 Fears:
  • Not being prepared for a disaster of any kind – natural, civil unrest, financial, crime, or any combination.
  • My family will be in danger in anyway.
  • A death of any member of my family.

More than 3 Goals:
  • Getting off that last 10 lbs (I agree with Erin – when is this not a goal??!!)
  • Getting completely out of debt
  • Completing many many many projects around the house.
  • My MBA
  • My Series 7 License

3 Current obsessions/collections:
  • I hate paper – I have a high speed scanner that scans front and back directly to PDF. I scan everything. My computer is my file cabinet.
  • Photography – I need to take more pictures. I should be shooting everyday!
  • Mountain Biking - I need to ride more. The problem is it's too dang hot!

3 Random surprising facts about myself:
  • I’m an introvert just pretending to be an extrovert.
  • I have never blessed the bread
  • I HATE onions. I would sooner eat my own poo...

I Tag only one person... Mela