Friday, April 30, 2010


Scouting has always been a big part of our lives. Diana and I have been Cub and Scout leaders in the past and have been active in the scouting effort. Diana is currently the Wolf Den Leader in our ward and Spencer and Andrew are pursuing their Eagle badges. Chase will enter Cub Scouts in August and he is very excited to do so. Jordan was on his way to Eagle when he got sidetracked by girls and cars. Here are some pictures from last night's Court of Honor:

Andrew and Spencer

Spencer (Asst Senior Patrol Leader) and Andrew (Patrol Scribe)
Andrew was voted to be his patrol's new Patrol Leader after the Court of Honor

Andrew (Tenderfoot Rank)

Spencer (Life Rank)

Spencer (future Eagle Scout)

Spencer receiving awards

Andrew received his Second and First Class ranks

Monday, April 12, 2010


Lawrence (home of KU) is about 20 miles or so from Olathe and we recently took a Sunday drive there to look around. I am a big Jayhawk fan and the campus is such a beautiful place to visit. It sits up on a hill and you can see it for miles. Another draw is that the Jayhawks play basketball at Allen Fieldhouse. Coincidence? I think not! I am looking forward to football season and hope to attend a few games this year. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!

University of Kansas (Jayhawks) Campus - Lawrence KS

Andrew got his hands into the picture

Yes, that is Chase in the red shirt

Memorial Stadium (Big 12 football)
The track was being painted so we couldn't get too close

Allen Fieldhouse (Big 12 basketball)

Statue of Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen
The father of modern basketball coaches
played at KU under James Naismith, the founder of basketball

Andrew, Spencer and Chase

Hoglund Ballpark (Big 12 baseball)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

College Road Trip

Diana and I recently took Spencer, Andrew, and Chase (see previous post concerning Jordan) to some more local small towns to look around and we ran into a couple of universities along the way. So, we decided to get out and take some pictures. Diana and I were impressed at how good some of them turned out. There are some very pretty areas in Kansas believe it or not. Enjoy!

Baker University - Baldwin City KS
Baker is a private Methodist affiliated university and home of the Wildcats

Spencer, Chase and Andrew

Diana and the boys

Diana and Brian

Looking at tadpoles

Mr. GQ - Andrew

Me and the boys

Diana wanted this to be a serious picture but I messed it up. Sorry honey!




Diana (the wind was blowing her hair)

Spencer, Chase and Andrew

My Boys

We also ran across this park while driving around

Ottawa University - Ottawa KS
Ottawa is a private Baptist affiliated university and home of the Braves

Andrew, Spencer and Chase

Looking for directions

Diana and the boys

The boys without Diana :)

Andrew performing the safety dance?

Go Braves