Thursday, June 19, 2008


Montana can now officially drive (with a parent)! She didn't pass the test the first time but was successful the second time around. She drove us home from the DMV. That was pretty scary for both of us!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Believe it or not, Fillmore's pretty cool!

If you've never taken the 50 mile back-trail from Fillmore to Richfield, you should; pretty dang cool. It's 100 miles round trip--and if you're traveling in a group like ours--plan on eating dust most of the way.

I took the boys with my father-in-law, bro-in-laws and their kids on Rhinos last Saturday; five machines in all. It took about 4 hours to Richfield, where we ate lunch and refueled, and about 2 hours back (we were a bit trail weary and ready to call it a day, so it didn't take nearly as long).

The landscape is beautiful this time of year. Nice and cool on top and wild flowers everywhere. The trail is easily managed (unless Indy is driving), and again, well worth the trip.

Who knew...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Another cancer scare

I am thinking that the Brian family has had enough cancer! After Eliza and Darin(and I am just talking our immediate family!) I think we have had our family share. But Kurt's dad Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 30. It was found while he was having a scan for something else. Luckily, they caught it in the very early stages and the doctors are very confident that it will be easily treated. He had his surgery yesterday. They removed his spleen, the tumor on his pancreas and a part of the colon. He should be in the hospital 4 or 5 days. Sherry sounded very positive about the outcome. He will have to have some chemotherapy to ensure that all the cancer is gone. But we are confident that within a few months time Pat will be back to his old healthy self!

Summer is here!

So much has happened in the last month! The kids finally got out of school. Montana had a birthday and Kurt was called as 1st counselor in a bishopric on BYU campus! Life has been very busy but very fun.

Kurt was called to the BYU 6th ward with our neighbor Craig Patten who is the bishop. He spends the whole day on Sunday on campus. So far he hasn't had to spend much time there during the week. I'm sure that will change once fall semester starts. He's enjoying it so far. It's weird to think that this is where he will be for the next 3 years! I don't really love having to go to our ward without him. I think it bothers Emerson the most. But I'm sure she will get used to it.

So the kids are out of school and you would think it should be warm and we should be swimming in the pool every day------but, no, last week at this time, it snowed 10 " at Alta! It was so cold last week. Yesterday was finally a nice day and it should be nice this week. But it has been quite an interesting spring so far.