Saturday, November 14, 2009


Where to start? Basically I (troy) now have a new job and I work out at the SLC airport doing their HVAC. Its not a job that I am sitting at my computer all day anymore, and so you have seen a HUGE drop off in my frequency of posts and updates.

First and Formost this blog will likely change titles as Andrea and I are expecting a new baby sometime in late June! We are very excited about it and Jada Rose can't wait to have someone else to play with besides her boring dad. Rather than go on and on about our lives, I will start from the beginning of our camera and see if that fills in the HUGE gap that my lack of posting has begun?

Top: was taken this afternoon. Jada was coming in for a Kiss!
Above: Is me explaining to Jada how long it will take to clean the lens if she kisses it.

Above: Two of the three musketeers that run our home!

Above: Perhaps the two athletic of the three as well.

Above: a pose from a Rose

Above: Yes our backyard is on a downhill slope. This can cause people to walk and even stand with a bit of a "tilt".

Above Perhaps the most exciting of Jada's adventures is going to Disney on Ice. SHE LOVED IT!!!

Above: Jada pasting on one of her manufactured smiles. Probably because something was keeping her attention on the ICE!

Above: Perhaps a little less manufactured of a smile as she knows her mother will hold her to a far more strict policy when it comes to legitimate smile.

Above: Now that's the TRUE smile of Joy sitting next to her Grandma watching princess skate right in front of her!

Ok had to slip this in. Its the three ORIGINAL cousins! They are in for some serious changes here in the future, and stand to be considerably outnumbered! Especially the male! This was from earlier this summer waiting for the Circus.

Monday, November 9, 2009

new post comming soon!!!

I know I've been a huge slacker! So a new post is comming to catch u up on everything going on in jadas and our families lives...I promise!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fishing trip to the Uintah Mountains

On Thursday Jada Rose, her Grandpa Nolan, and I went up to the Uintah Mountains ( Wall Lake ) for a day of fishing. We had a blast! Bugs were terrible, but thanks to a few gallons of bug spray, and an afternoon wind we finally were able to deal with them.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day 5

Ok sorry for no day 4 update. We left our battery for the camera at our Hotel and drove 2 hours to SeaWorld. I did have my video cam and have TONS of footage. But the hotel internet is way to slow to download it right now. So we will just have to jump into day 5. The small stick figures in the background of a couple of these are Joel and Troy trying to surf. We put away the foam boards today and went hard....and it was...hard!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

day 3

Jada, Blake, and Briggs enjoyed the Magical Parade...Joel Loved it TOO! He was quoted as saying "it was beyond Magical!".

Mommy and Jada enjoyed many many rides today. Daddy was envious!

Blake, Jada and Briggs worked themselves silly today. Blake fell asleep at 6pm and was OUT!

The face of pleading for "ONE MORE RIDE?"

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Today we slept in while the Taylors went to Disneyland for the morning. The Taylors caught up with us at Newport Beach after lunch. We ate a magnificent dinner at the Crab Cooker! YUMMMM! Tomorrow its early morning with the Disney Characters, and....who knows?

"Mommy, burry me!!"

Strike The Pose

Not just any sandcastle, A Dinosaur Sandcastle!

Walking along the boardwalk...well...playing TAG along the board walk. Pretty much the whole walk consisted of us telling our kids to stop jumping out in front of people riding their bikes!

Joel and McCall's youngest son, Briggs. He now officially owns the Guiness World Record for ingesting sand! Youve never tasted a Hot Tamale unless its been basted in sand!

Monday, June 8, 2009

California day 1

As far as hair photo's go...this is the happiest one.

The first time for both Andrea and Jada on Its A Small World...LOVED IT!

Say CHEESE...errr whatever.

Adrenaline Rush on the Merry-Go-Round...don't knock it til you've tried it!

Jada: "This is the best Corn on the Cob EVER!"
Andrea: "Troy, how many freaking pictures do you need of her eating Corn on the Cob?!?"
(this was my 15th photo)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Ok so rather than just post some random story like my last post I think I should give a full update for Jada Rose and the rest of our family. We are LOVING this warm weather! Jada already wants to be running outside in the sprinklers, and swimming! I so wish she didn't have a compromised immune system because I believe our entire summer would be spent at Pineview reservoir in our boat. Speaking of the boat we are going to start cleaning it out very soon at Jada Roses constant request. It is hopeful thinking on my part that we can get the Liver Clinic to approve Jada to swim and play up at Bear Lake... We are hoping with the size of that lake and the cooler temps that the bacteria level in that lake will be low enough for Jada to enjoy swimming in there. If not, then Ohhhh Wellll :( Our back yard is undergoing LOTS of construction we are currently having a HUGE and I MEAN HUGE tree taken down in our back yard. This tree can be seen from North Salt Lake (and I'm not even kidding). It is dying and we are worried the branches will fall off one of these winters and injure someone or something. It is anticipated that when we finish this little project ($1200) Yah that's a Kauai vacation! That we can plant grass in the remaining areas and have a play set for Jada to swing and slide on.

Jada's EBV count for the most part is un-detected although that can change very quickly. But un-detected is very very good! Her other labs are just perfect. Every day at least 3-5 times each day I stop and watch her in awe. Honestly three years ago I was pleading with God to let me be a dad so that I could witness this little girl learning and playing and doing all the things she is currently doing. So yah basically I am living a dream every day. Jada Rose has acquired my love for cereal, and now joins me for a midnight snack every night of cereal and milk. Andrea has to buy 3-4 gallons of milk a week just to support our habit! Jada Rose is so funny if I have two bowls of cereal SHE has to have two bowls of cereal! When she finishes drinking all the milk out of the bowl it is very important that she shows me SHE was able to drink all her milk too!

We have introduced both dogs back into the home again and Jada simply loves them! If we are at cousin Troy's house or grandma Dawny's house often the only way we can get her home is to say "Jada your Doggies are waiting for you to feed them". That seals the deal virtually every time.

Andrea is working her butt off in the Real Estate market. She enjoys working and is very good at what she does! She is also doing lots of exercise, and recently started playing Tennis! She has a mean back hand! But then again I already knew that before she was playing tennis! ;-) Because of our work schedules, we dont have a lot of options available for about four hours out of the day. Andrea has been researching the Challenger schools for Jada Rose, and we are going to enroll her for summer. Jada Rose is so smart in several areas that I am excited to see how she excels within a more regimented system. Her favorite toy is her dinosaurs, she can distinguish between 20-25 different dinosaurs, and knows their pronunciation. Paliocincus, Dimetridon, Apatosaurus, Ankyliasaurus, Pterodactyl, T-rex (of course), dipladocus, brachiasaurus, triceratops, protoceratops, velosaraptor, UTAH raptor, Iguanadon, stegosaurus, apatosaurus, brontosaurus...the list goes on and on!

Most exciting news is the recent addition to our extended family! Aunt Teya and Uncle Sean had a baby boy last week his name is Braden Mark Wilson. He is perhaps the cutest little baby on earth at this moment! I simply love him! I posted an update on his blog From the Eyes and Arms of a Very Proud Uncle

The future is bright for our family as well! I am soooo excited that Aunt Loni and Uncle Zak are going to be having twin girls!!! Honestly I was of the opinion that in order for me to enjoy football, sports, sci-fi movies, making things that I would need a son. I was WRONG! Jada Rose loves all these things as much as I do! Plus I get to spoil little girls and give them everything they want! So yes I am excited to be having more girls in our family. Andrea and I are contemplating having a baby sometime in the future (or rather trying). Its not an easy thing for us though because we both still have some post traumatic stress with Jada Rose's situation. Last night Jada said the prayer for dinner...who are we kidding, she "HAS" to say it every dinner!... and typically it is as follows "Dear Heaven-fathuh, thanks for food, thanks for healthy bodies, bless food so that healthy bodies, bless donor family, nama-Jes-Christ-AMEN!" So I told her "Jada did you know you can ask him for any other thing you might want?" She looked at me like "Seriously you just now are telling me this?" Of course I was thinking that next time she would perhaps add to her usual prayer...Andrea and I started chit chatting as we were eating, and during this time Jada was thinking about what else she wanted to ask for. When all of a sudden we hear her say "Dear Heaven-Fathuh...." Andrea and I put down our food AGAIN and listened to PART II of the prayer. I thought for sure we would hear Disneyland, or Lagoon, or more Dinosaurs in the amended version...everything was exactly the same until the very end "...And pleas bless that I have a brother, Nama-Jesu-Christ-AMEN!"... Tough to let that one go without some some deep reflection!

Well that is the end of a very prolonged update. Oh I almost forgot! Last Saturday Andrea and I were getting ready to take Jada Rose to her Grandma Dawny's house so that we could go to the Red and White game and then see our new Nephew Braden Mark. Jada Rose insisted that she "Go to the Football Game!" We kept trying to tell her all the fun things Grandma had planned for her when it occurred to me "My Daughter wants to go to a Freaking Football GAME! What kind of an Idiot father would not want that?!?!" So I convinced Andrea in a slightly more matter of fact way than she would have appreciated that "MY DAUGHTER WANTS TO GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME WITH US. BY DARNED SHE IS GOING!" Jada had a ball! Three of her favorite men were present Blake, Tippetts, and Uncle Zak! While we were tailgating she kept begging to go into the stadium to watch the game. During the game she laughed, cheered, sang Utah Man, and visited every individual within three rows of where we were sitting! So the spring is off to a good start! Hoping that the summer holds true to form!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


If you are playing the "I took your nose" game with a three year old, you know the one where you say "I have your nose" and its your thumb disguised as the child's nose? DO NOT finish the game by patting the child on the head as you walk away!I did this yesterday, and for several moments confusion reigned as Jada Rose was sure I had decapitated her! Hysterical screaming ensued until I could race her into the bathroom where she could see her head was still attached! Sheesh!!!! Maybe a little less Tom and Jerry for a while....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Onkel Bibby's Luge

Onkel (German for Uncle) Bibby created perhaps one of the neatest luge runs in his back yard. It begins on his deck where onlookers lounging in the pristine waters of the Hot Tub can enjoy the cascading luge that unfolds down through several berms, up one speed check, and into the deep dark forest of Cave Hollow Gully. We have been spending several days a week here because it is so fun. I apologize that this visit (which was in the dark) was the first time I had videotaped the event.

The experience begins with me carrying Jada Rose back up to the beginning of the luge. The snow depth is such that if I were to let Jada walk herself, she would be overcome with exhaustion as its about 3 feet deep. Plus its good rehabilitation exercise on my healing tendon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Walking with Dinosaurs!

Jada Rose and her two cousins (Troy and Kit) went to see "Walking with Dinosaurs LIVE" last week. Jada Rose had a wonderful time and accumulated a few souvenirs to prove it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jada Rose Painting

Last night while Andrea was watching some TV downstairs, Jada Rose and I decided to do some painting! Jada did not feel like my painting was up to par, and kicked me off the canvas! So I grabbed the video camera and enjoyed watching my favorite "Artist"!