Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bull Whips

Russ is such a creative person! He likes to crack bull whips and recently taught himself how to make them! He made a few and sold them at our Young Men/Young Women fundraiser in our ward. They are really awesome whips and a lot of fun to mess around with.

If you are interested in buying one he can make custom neylon whips of pretty much any color. He also makes the handles some are out of elk horn others he's made are out of wood.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Although I have not officially received my diploma (taking 3 summer classes to finish my degree) I participated in the USU Uintah Basin 2011 Commencement Ceremony! It was a great day and I'm so thankful for all my family that attended I have the most supportive family EVER! And of course the best husband who is such a sport for marrying such a nerd :)

Russ and I after Graduation!!!

My empty diploma holder and research award

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Researcher of the Year!

So my research project has not been going as smoothly and quickly as I hoped, but recently I was informed that I am the Regional Campuses & Distance Education 2011 Researcher of the Year! I'm super excited that even though the research has gone slowly it has been rewarding and the actually fun part of the study should be starting soon! The award ceremony is March 29 and I get to go to Logan and get my certificate and honorarium! Here is the website that shows all of the 2011 Undergraduate Researchers of the Year.... click here

Friday, February 18, 2011

Elk Mount

Well a year or so ago, Russ shot a bull elk in the bookcliffs... it was a good hunt and we decided to mount his bull... Rusty Farnsworth, one of Russ' close friends is a taxidermist and so he did this mount for us! He did a great job and the mount looks really good!!!

When we brought it into the house tonight it really looked huge!!! especially in our tiny little house, but we like it!!1 And someday we will have the perfect space to put it!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I have the best husband!!! Even though he's not a huge fan of Valentines Day he is a good sport and brought me home some BEAUTIFUL flowers!!! And we went on a nice date... dinner at Canton City and a Movie - Country Strong - we had a good Valentines Day!!!

Playing with New Toys

So lately Russ and I have been having fun playing with our new toys! ... my 22 rifle and Russ' recurve bow (he got it for Christmas, and luckily really likes it even thought it's not what he asked Santa for :D ).
We messed around a bit on Saturday... I must say I thought I was doing really well shooting at some pop bottles and oil jugs... I knocked all 5 down at least once... It only took me 45 tries!!! Man I guess I need more practice... ?!?
Russell's brother Mitch came up too and they shot their traditional bows... I think they did pretty good except loosing one arrow in the hay stack!!

Full Draw :)

Russ and Mitch with their traditional bows

Russ had to go find an arrow that went into the hay stack... so funny!!!

Me and my Henry

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Birthday & a New Hair Cut

I just had my 22nd Birthday and it was great! Russ got me a 22 lever action rifle, which is awesome! I also recently cut my hair!! Its quite different but I really like it