Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas!!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It Ends Tonight

My mom did this and it was funny so I had to copy!! This sounded fun and I'm bored.

1. Put your iTunes/playlist on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer

What is your motto?"The Grey Havens"

What do your friends think of you?"You're not Alone"

What do you think about very often?"Will and Elizabeth"

What is 2+2?"Long Way Too Happy"

"What do you think of your best friend?"Before He Cheats”

What do you think of the person you like?"Infatuation"

"What is your life story?"You Be Illin'"

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"The Black Gate Opens"

"What do you think when you see the person you like?"King Of Rock”

What do your parents think of you?"Inseparable"

What will you dance to at your wedding?"Ring My Bells"

What will they play at your funeral?"Can't Take It"

What is your hobby/interest?"To Pirates Cave!"

What is your biggest secret?"The Second Coming"

What do you think of your friends?"When Love and Hate Collide"

What’s the worst thing that could happen?"Armageddon It"

How will you die?"Chasing Cars"

What is the one thing you regret?"Forgotten"

What makes you laugh?"Specialty"

What makes you cry?"Go Back"

Will you ever get married?"Rhapsody in BLue"

What scares you the most?"Twilight and Shadow"

Does anyone like you?"In The End"

If you could go back in time, what would you change?"Bringin' On The Heart Break"

What hurts right now?"Yoda"

What will you post this as?"It Ends Tonight"

That was fun. (There is also a post under this one)

Winter Break Almost Here!

Woohoo! Just a few more days until winter break. Im so glad I get like 3 weeks off from and school and celebrate New Years and Christmas.

Anyway, I am going to be taking A hour World History and my Grandpa Standage is giving me $150 to pay for it. Thx Grandpa! I will work for him for that money like I do with my Grandpa Hooper :).

On Monday I made a Hydrogen/Oxygen bomb in science (it was hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon). We taped it to a wall outside and burned a fuse of tape. When it blew up it was so loud. People fom across the school could here it. If you ever want to see it go off, I can send it to you form my phone.

Wednesday and Thursday are my final days. Today I have a final in math and tommorow I will have finals in Science. The rest of my finals I did yesterday.

Well there isn't much to talk about so see ya!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Campout

Friday-Saturday I went camping with my troop up at Four Peaks. It wasn't to cold but when the wind kicked in, it was freezing. The dirt road that we drove t get to our campsite took like 45 minutes. We finally get there and we set up our tents and now we are all hungry and ready for some burgers.

As we try to make our fire, one of the leaders sons came and basically turned into the scout master. He was showing us how to make fire with flint and steel (all of us know how do this from 11 year old scouts so this was irritating). For about 15 minutes we are watching try to light this nest of grass and me and another kid were just like, Hey! we have matches and 6 brand new lighters for a reason. Lets use them? After the leaders son went to go and get more grass. There rest of my troop builds a Tee pee and uses matches to get the fire going before he got back. I felt bad for doing that but seriously we have had this lesson all the time, we just wanna eat lol.

The burgers were delicious (cooked by my dad). After the burgers we kind of went to bed cuz we were cold and we talked and laughed for a while before falling asleep (of course i fall asleep first).

In the morning we got camp packed up, ate breakfast, and went on a hike. The hike was actually fun. We hiked for like a 1mile and decided to turn around. Before turning around we ate lunch by this really cool tree. The branches on the tree formed a staircase so me and another kid from my troop, Tyrel, climbed to the very top. We had this awesome view of the valley.

On they way home on this 9 mile down hill dirt road, our car breaks start smoking and we had to stop to cool them off for about 20 minutes. Tyrel had to go to the bathroom so bad and he forgot toilet paper so he wiped with sticks lol. If you want to hear the whole car story feel free to talk with my dad.

Well I have to get ready for church. Cya!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Things that are going on

Well I went to my counselor to see if I could take World History for an A hour yesterday since it doesnt fit in my schedule. If I take 2nd semester WH I'll take the first semester online or possibly next year. So I am allowed to be in A hour and that will start at 7:55 :/ but I need to pay $150 before Dec 19.

Final are next week :/.

I am going camping today at 4 peaks. Im excited to go. Its been since like July that I have gone camping with my troop. We will go on a hike and play capture the flag all night long :).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday - Sunday

Well these few days have been a little hectic. My parents went to Utah to get the new but old suburban. While they were gone. Me and my brothers and sisters went to stay at my grandpa's. For the most part, everything went pretty well. There times where kids were fighting or Jenna was crying cuz she wanted her mom. We spent the night at grandpas Friday and Saturday. Saturday morning me and Leslie helped Lucy move out of Grandma Rowley's house. That took maybe an hour and a half. I pretty much just played xbox all day. Saturday night I took my brothers and sisters to our ward party. It was actually fun. We all enjoyed the play and the food. Alex and Jenna especially liked the square cheese on toothpicks.

Sunday just me and Connor came to our normal ward. Everyone else went to Grandpa's ward.
It was weird being at church without the entire family but in a way it was kind of fun. At about 1:40 I see grandpa and he comes toward me and says "Ales has puked 7 times". I was like are you kidding me? After church me and connor came home and maybe some sandwiches and sat down to watch the Cardinals play and checked on alex who felt miserable. Woohoo!! NFC West division champs!!! The score was 10-31 and the Cards win!

Gotta go. Cya

Thursday, December 4, 2008

just a few things

Alright well, its been a normal week; going to school and all. Um I had an orchestra concert Tuesday and I think we did pretty good. I played well thats for sure. I thought I was gonna be really freaked out and mess up.

Me and my dad got really cool looking wool blankets for our kapotes we are making in scouts or our Rendezvous campout.

..I'm going to the counselor today to see if i can take A hour World History since I dropped it so I could take Seminary. I'm hoping I can jump in and get 2nd semester out of the way and take the 1st semester class online in the summer.

I Am also very excited for my campout at 4 peaks next Friday.

Well there's not too much going on so..

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday - Sunday

Saturday morning my family had to clean the church for our final time. We were done fairly quick. After this we cleaned the house and began decorating Christmas. We have our tree up and the wreaths the lights and all sorts of other things. The house looks really nice. This year was my first year actually setting up Christmas lights out front. I did all the bushes and had help with the really tall bushes. I think it looks really good for my first time doing it. I also got shocked by an old strand. I got electrocuted on my calf muscle and had to sit down. After being afraid of touching that strand I had Connor take it down and throw it in the garbage. Guess what... Connor got shocked to lol. I felt bad for him cuz it hurts.

It was a lot of fun and am so excited for Christmas this year.

On Sunday I had to give a talk. It was definitely my best talk yet. I sounded smooth and looked up at everyone. Here is my talk if anyone would like to read it. :)
My name is Jonathan Hooper and I have been asked to talk about the Spiritual Development requirement in Duty to God. There are 12 different goals in this requirement and I will only be talking about 3.

One of my favorite goals out of all 12 is collecting a dozen quick meals that can be used on my mission. I love to cook. A lot of the time I will be peeking over my mom’s shoulder when she is cooking dinner to pick up a helpful tip. Before my mission I would like to learn how to cook Sour Klopse. Sour Klopse is a German dish with meatballs and potatoes that my grandma makes every now and then. It is a very delicious but kind of a tricky meal. On my mission I am sure that I am not always going to be fed lunch or dinner and macaroni and cheese or spaghettios get really old really fast. I need to be prepared with quick and easy meals. By the time I have completed this goal, I will have 12 meals that I can easily cook in a short amount of time.

Another goal is to regularly add to my mission fund. Missions are not cheap and it is up to me to plan and save for my mission. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money all the time, but a little bit at a time can add up over time. I have noticed that when I pay for my clothes or things I want by myself I end up taking better care of them. Especially if I worked hard to earn that money, I don’t want to see it go to waste. Paying for a mission by myself as much as possible will help me to be a better and more dedicated missionary.

Last but not least, memorizing the articles of faith. Almost any question that a person can ask about our church can be answered by one of the articles of faith. My favorite article of faith is We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. It says as long as a repent of all my sins and obey the commandments and laws of the land, I will be saved at the last day. Joseph Smith was inspired when he wrote the articles of faith and I know that they are true. I am trying to memorize them so I can use them on my mission to help people that are seeking answers about our church.

The spiritual development requirement is, in my opinion, the most important requirement in the Duty to God program. It has definitely strengthened my testimony and has helped me understand my priesthood duties more fully. I know by completing this requirement it will help me become a better young man, and a stronger member of the church.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My ThanksGiving

In the morning I get up and get ready for my flag football game that our ward is doing. We had like 16 people show up which means 8 vs 8. The first two plays of the game were all me. The ball was thrown to me both times and I got a total of 50 yards. Couple of turnovers later, I get and interception and ran for 25 yards until I was accidentally tripped (I'm kind of doubting that) and I really hit hard.

After a few bumps and bruises I get ready to go to my Aunt Jenny's house. The food was ok but the potatoes were nasty (fake of course). After dinner I decided to get away from the family and play pool with my dad down stairs. I got my butt kicked by the way. The the family meeting woohoo! Lol I'll let my mom or dad tell this story.

After this we went to Grandpa Hooper's and watched Hancock with lots of sound/picture problems.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nothing to post

Facebook is way better than blogger lol.
Uhh... Well Thanksgivving is this week of course so I am going to my the Standage's fiest :(. I am most excited for Kirk to come down and go fly airplanes with him and my dad.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Saturday

Ok so I wake up at 7:00 to get ready to leave to go clean te church (I think I woke up at like 7:45 cuz my mom was getting frustrated cuz i wouldn't wake up). We are at the church by 8 and there are like 5 families helping already and pretty much everything was cleaned. So we stayed for like 15min to see if anyone needed help thn we left.

After all this I called up my grandpa Hooper to see if he had any work needed to be done so I can make 40 bucks :). He did as always which to yesterday was cleaning around the pool. I didnt think this would be to hard. I look at the pool and there are leaves all over. It took me 2 hours to clean it all up with about 6 loads of the vacuum (the really heavy duty outside vacuum for dirt and leaves). After that grandpa had me mow the backyard which is really easy cuz its so small.
40 bucks is now in my pocket.

Me and my dad go to the mall to shop for me. I bought 2 shirts from Aeropostale then from Hollister. My total was $70. It was actually a lot of fun. We were there for like an hour then we went to Serrano's. We split the Special Quesadilla thing. It was really good and really cheap.

Following that we went to target for some dividers for binders for the Teacher's quorum presidency and I really wanted a new game for xbox and I bought Gears of War 2.

My Saturday was pretty fun.
Im so excited for 24 and the football game; NY Giants @ AZ Cardinals 2:15pm Sunday

Friday, November 21, 2008

Football Banquet

So last night was my football banquet. We started out in the cafeteria at Shepherd and had hawaiin food. It was much but the meatballs were really good. After eating the crowd headed down to the library to give out wards and also to watch the game film. I was about the 8th kid who was talked about and given a certificate and shirt. Coach didnt say much about me, im sure he really didnt care about me anyway since I didnt go to summer camp but whatever. Now he is giving long speeches on his favorite players and that went an hour and a half late. When it was time to watch game film at 8:30 (the party was supposed to be over this time) my mom and I left becuase we needed to leave. We went home and watched he game film. I was actually surprised to see some of my sacks and great plays on it too. (If you ever wanna see me in it let me know and Ill show you :])

I gotta go to school cya!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I promised this

Well I have gotten in to facebook and found out I kind of like it. I find out that most of you guys had facebooks so I decided to make one. It definitely a lot of fun especially the games lol :).

Man im struggling to stay awake, good night

Posting more regularly

Ok well I haven't been posting hardly anything if you haven't noticed, probably cuz I have been forgetting about my blog. So I promise I will post probably every other day maybe even everyday. So after school today I will add something.

My mom is always saying I need to post something new so... I will....eventually.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday Trip

Well there isn't really much to post about except for my quad riding trip near four peaks witht eh Standage families. I left with my Aunt JoAan and her family to go quad riding. Todd, my grandma standage, and JoAan's friend came. It was a lot of fun. I rode my Grandma's quad. I really only wanted to ride her's because I am very comfortable with it. We drove down a trail for about 45min with everyone on a quad. Then we decided to have let slow pokes get in the back and the people who really wanted to ride could zoom on back to our camp. Me and my cousin Trevor were going pretty fast. At one point we were going 55mph (according to Trevors quad's speedometer) and we also caught some air. I am looking forward to our next quading trip. It was a blast!

Well I would wright moer but I have to hurry off to the bus. Cya!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pictures of Heber and Halloween

Well there you have it! That was pretty much my Halloween weekend. Srry it too me so long to post pics.
This week I have figured out what I want to do for my eagle project (with the help of my mom and dad) . I want to help out in the Pediactrics department in any hospital that needs help in that area. I have been having trouble figuring out how who to contact.
Well Im tired. Have a Good week!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Friday - Sunday

So on Friday I wore my grandpa's michael jackson jacket to school. I have never had so much attention before lol. Everyone thought it was so cool and they were all unzipping the zippers on my back too lol. It was pretty crazy. After school we got ready for the Halloween party at my house. Our next door neighbors, grandpa/grandma standage, Todd's family, and my 2 friends Kimberly and Lexie. We had scones, which were very delicious, then went trick our treating.

I went with Kimberly and Lexie. It was a lot of fun. We got tons of full size candy bars too. I don't think I have ever gotten so much candy. I am also afraid to eat it cuz I don't wanna get chunky lol. At 8:30 we left for Lexie's house for her Fear Factor party. We did lots of crazy things. It too was a ton of fun. (Lexie's blog has all the cool pictures of that. Btw, I'm a wimp.)

Saturday morning we got packed for Heber. We left around 10:45 and arrived about 2ish. First thing I dad was hop on my grandma standages automatic quad. I love her quad! I am very comfortable with it and no what I can and can't do on it. I was going really fast down the gravel road to her land; it's a blast. Started getting darker and colder so we needed a fire so we could stay warm. We go searching for wood and we had tons of wood to carry back, it would take forever to carry it. I come up with an idea to strap the wood down on the quads with bungie cords and haul it down to the fire.

This worked really well. my dad and I took both quads and gathered a lot of thick pieces of wood to burn. This as well was a ton of fun! We got Our fire going and I basically drove the quad all night long with the lights on with my Connor and Alex aboard.

We had steak for dinner and then my grandparents left. We all climbed into the trailer and went to bed except for me my mom and dad. We played Phase 10 for about an hour. It is a lot fun. There are ten different phases you have to complete to move on to the next round. The first phase is like you have to have 2 sets of 3 cards. The rest of the phases get a lot harder.

We woke up in the morning and had breakfast then went on a short hike. The hike was kind of boring but the little ones liked it. My dad did his normal nature pictures which I am sure he'll post on his blog when he has the time.

We left around 2 and got home at about 5. It was a lot of fun and am excited to go back later in the winter when it snows since we have our sledding hill all planned out.

Have a great week!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Season To Its End; Randon Stuff

Well football season is over. We cleared out all of our lockers and turned all of our football pads in. When I started putting my stuff away, I kind of started missing it. But now I get to come now when the sun is still up! Now I am just in a normal P.E. class.

Well We beat Fremont!! 43 - 0! It was pretty funny watching us beat them that badly. They were the ones who started saying they were gonna win 0 - 48. I did play a little bit in the 4th quarter.

Happy Halloween! I am being Michael Jackson. I think I've said this before, but I'm borrowing my grandpas mj jacket that he had sitting in his closet. My mom even made a glove for me to wear too lol. (I took a picture of it and will post em soon)

My family carved pumpkins yesterday too. It was a lot of fun. My mom and Dads always are better than mine. My pumpkin didnt turn out the way I wanted it too but oh well. (It looks cooler since I spray painted it black lol)

Well thats all I have. I'll post pictures of stuff this weekend.

Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Season Is Ending

Well the 2008 Shepherd Football season is coming to its end. It's been a great winning season of football. I have been on a team that has been so good. I am very glad I came to an athletic school unlike Smith lol.

My last practice was today. Honestly, I was so glad! Football is definitely a ot of fun but its been a little too mch lately. I am gettinghome when its pitch black and I have been forgetting to do my homework (I still have good grades though). We have been practicing for the biggest game of our freshman career. We are playing Fremont. Shepherd and Fremont extremely dislike each other and try to beat each ther at everything. We have beat fremont for 4 years now. One my coaches lost to fremont playing for Shepherd and he said he still hears the story of their lost to this day. So basically this is a must win game. It will be "TODAY" at Red Mountain High School, 6:00pm.

Since football is over I plan to start spend a lot more time practicing my violin. I absolutely love playing my violin, especially hymns. Whenever I play church hymns I just want to keep playing more. I want to get a scholarship through my violin also. Anyway, I have Regional tryouts in January and I really really want to make so I will be practicing my butt off. I mainly want to make it in for my Grandma. She has worked really hard to help me develop my violin talent and this is the way I want to thank her.

Well have a great rest of the week!!!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sabercats vs. Stallions

We are on our 5th game winning streak with a record of 7 - 1. We beat em 40 - 0. Back to back defensive shutouts. It was a pretty fun game. I played all of the 4h quarter.

The Teacher's Quorum is in charge of a bean bag toss for the trunk or treat for my ward this Friday. So for mutual we went over to one of my leader's houses and made the booth. It is just a square board with a big orange pumpkin painted on it. Its eyes, nose, and mouth are the holes where the bean bags will be thrown. I think it should be fun for the little kids :).

4 MORE PRACTICES TILL FOOTBALL SEASON IS OVER! Yea I am a little excited cuz I never have to time to do anything else, but football. We our last game is Wednesday versus our huge rival, Fremont.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

B game and the movie Eagle Eye

Well the B game was a lot of fun! We won 24 - 22; it was really close the entire game. I played a ton too. I layed out 3 people and actually got a picture of one too. Well I will post most of the pictures of the game and then tell you about the movie Eagle Eye.

Me blocking for the running back
Protecting the QB
Field goal (fake)
to the very right you see me laying out this kid


punt is off

Well that was the B game.

Anyway, me and my dad went and saw Eagle Eye last night at 10:00. It was by far the best movie I have ever seen. There was non-stop action and it was very hard to predict the ending. Even my dad didn't know what was going to happen next. It was definitely a great movie. Shia LeBeuof or whatever did very well. If you get the chance to go to the movies go see this one.

Shia Labeouf reteams with 'Disturbia' director D.J. Caruso playing a young slacker whose twin brother has died mysteriously. Rachel (Monaghan) finds that her child is missing, and soon the two strangers realize that they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves while being led by a mysterious voice. -

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Victory! (News on B game today)

Alright! We beat Taylor. 54 - 0 lol. I played like 15 plays in this game in the 2nd half. It was a lot of fun kicking another teams butt on our home field just like Kino's game. We scored most of our points in the 2nd half cuz i think Taylor kind of gave up at 20 - 0. So.... yea the game was great and fun watching.

The B game is TODAY sorry for the late notice, but it is today at 4pm at Poston Jr. High. If you can come this is the game that you are going to want to see since I will be playing basically the entire game and I will be kicking field goals, punting, offensive line, and linebacker. It should be a fun game and this is how we get revenge for Poston beating us 6 - 14. Well HOPE to see you there.

Have a good day!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

YES!! Cardinals Beat Cowboys In Overtime!!!!!

This was so awesome!!!! Blocked punt TouchDown return wins the game! I was really nervous when they made the extra point making the Cardinals go into overtime. We put a good rush on the quarterback and forced them to punt and we blocked it. I was yelling Yes, go cardinals! lol. It was so cool. The cardinals ahve been playing very very well lately. WOOHOO!!!


They are 4 - 2 now.

Fun In Bull Dog

Well yesterday my family and my Grandma and Grandpa Standage went to Bull Dog Wash to hang out and ride the quad. I know we took pictures, but I really don't feel lie going through the hassle of getting the camera out and downloading them. It was a lot of fun. I learned how to drive a quad with a clutch, which is definitely a lot more work then an automatic :). It felt really nice, probably in the low 70's plus the wind. We sat under a really big tree and it provided us with a bunch of shade to relax under. Kaitlyn, Connor, Jenna, and Alex had a blast on the quad with Dad. Alex also got some cactus stuck in his shoe while he went on a hike with Dad. He was talking all about when he got back lol. I also got a late birthday present from grandma standage. It was a really nice shirt which I'll probably where to school on Monday and she got me another Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites book. So far the book is good.

Well that was my Saturday. Have a good week!

*There is "B" football game this week on Thursday. I will be playing a lot in it. If you can come, this will definitely be a game you'd want to come to. (I will post more about it when I know more lol)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Random "Ology" Tag :)

This is my tag that I made up cuz I was bored. If you get tagged with this pass it on!


What is your salad dressing of choice? RANCH

What is your favorite sit- down restaurant? Matta's

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? steak

What are your pizza toppings of choice? pepperoni of course

What do you like to put on your toast? strawberry jelly


What is your wallpaper on your computer? flames

How many televisions are in your house? 3

What color cell phone do you have? maroon

Are you right or left handed? Left

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? teeth

What is the last heavy item you lifted? table

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? for a few seconds


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? definitely not

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $ 1000? YES


Last time you had a run- in with the cops? at a scout activity

What did you want to be when you grow/grew up? pediatrician

Last person you talked to on the phone ? my mom

Last person you hugged? hug


Season? fall

Holiday? Halloween, Christmas, New Years

Day of the week? wednesday

Month? october

Pass this on to atleast 3 people!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We Made History!!

Well no Shepherd Football team has ever beaten a Desert Vista team and we did! It was a very close game and am very proud of my team. It was very close. No one scored until 3rd quarter. Desert Vista had a lot of fumbles and penalties. The score was 14 - 8. It was really fun game cuz when ever a big play came we all would just start jumping in the air and screaming. My team had more fans in the stands the desert vista until about the second half lol. If we didn't win the game I would have been very mad cuz having a quiet 60 minute drive home wouldn't have been fun. Well hopefully my next game we will do jusas well and score even more points.

It's my B-DAY! I am now 15. It should be a great day. I've already gotten a bunch of texts telling me happy birthday and its only 7:00 in the morning. Today will also be cool cuz it is early release and we get out at 1:40, but I still gotta go to football till 4:40. And I just got my first present of the day and it was a new under armor. I really needed a new one cuz the one i got now is wearing out.

Well talk to ya later!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The tag image wont work so I will just explain the rules. Share 7 random/wierd facts about yourself. Tag 7 random/wierd people once you have gotten this. Let each person know they've been tagged my commenting on their blog.

My mom tagged me.

1) (boys love their cell phones too not just girls) I love my cell phone. I always have to know where it is or i like freak out cuz i dont want to lose it. It is basically my way to communicate with friends.

2)I want to be a pediatrician when i am older. I like to learn about health, our bodies, and all the rest of the stuff. And seeing blood doesn't freak me out. I also do well with little kids.

3) ummm.... I would love to learn sign language in high school. I have always wanted to learn how to do sign all those words with hands.

4) I extremely don't like people to be in my "bubble" (people who i dont know). Especially in football when I am just standing there and someone touches me or just taps me with their shoulder pads or something I just get irritated. lol I have no idea why I do this.

5) I am a kicker, not a lineman! My coaches just don't care that I can kick better than there starting kickers. I hate when coaches have favorites and even when they someone is better than that favorite, the favorite still plays.

6) I love to play madden 09. It is so much fun to kick other peoples butt around the world on xbox live. I never lose lol. (madden 09 is an NFL game)

7) I am still trying to figure out if I am gonna play football next year, or get a job.

And the only person to tag now is Lexie.

Happy birthday to Darrin Skabelund my best friend. And happy bday to me tommorow!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Birthday Party

Well my birthday party was a blast! Everyone enjoyed it (im positive cuz they all told me it was fun). We just played video games lol. We started off playing call of duty 4 and we couldnt do a system link for some stupid reason. We then tried halo 3 and it worked so we played that for a while. Pizza came and we all ate it very quickly. Everyone was dieing to play rock band so we played that basically half the party while me and some other friends play xbox live on halo 3 and madden 09. I got a total of $100 and a gift card to target for $15, iron man, and a ton of candy.
The party was a lot of fun. Only downfall was that I was sick and everyones Cologne/perfume made it hard for me to breathe lol.

The football game was a slaughter lol. We won 56 - 18. We scored 75% of the points in the 1st quarter lol. I even played a ton too. They had a guy # 68 i swear was like 300 pounds, you could see his fat just flopping and hanging out of his jersey. I had to block him and he flew me back atleast 2 yards. Luckily I didn't let him get to the quarterback lol.

Thats all I have for now Cya!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well I have finally decided, with some help of my parents, to just do a small inexpensive video game party this Friday. I have invited 12 people and 2 of them can't come because they are leaving for general conference. So i will probably look for 2 more people to take their place.

But I am hoping to have 3 Xbox set up, one on the big screen, one on a projector and another on the smaller tv upstairs. We will all have to switch off cuz I am sure that no one wants to play on the little tv lol. The games we will play are probably gonna be Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Madden 09, and possibly Nascar 09. I wish we had some more, but oh well.

I think the party should be a lot fun. Hopefully everyone enjoys it.

This is all I got for now. Cya

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Football Can Be Extremely Painful lol

I was just watching a bunch of you tube videos of football and stuff and would like to show you guys some of em. Some of theses are crazy!

I really hope this guy is ok

Well I really hope those dudes are ok and I hope I never get hit this hard lol. Anyway I finally got a haircut (its been getting pretty long). My dad also found a whole box of my clothes that I have been looking for since we moved here. It was buried deep in the garage lol. Thx dad!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Whatever I Feel Like Adding

Ok Smith got their butt kicked once again by Shepherd 28 - 8. I wasn't allowed to play in this game cuz I have played in all of our A and B games so far (you can only play in like 8 or 9 and I had already played in 4 and we had 6 games left). It was painful to watch everyone play the kids I went to school with for like 4 years. It was awesome to see the expressions on their face as I shook their hands after the game.

I also had an Orchestra concert on Tuesday. My orchestra played pretty out of tune which irritates the heck out of me and half the orchestra wasn't together lol. Hopefully next concert we get that all sorted out.

Thats all I got for now. Gotta go to school Cya!!

My birthday is coming up quickly and I still have no idea what to do so any suggestions would be great. (nothing to expensive)

14 more days to October 8!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last Saturday, my dad, my scout troop, and I went to participate in an event called On Target. On Target is where a bunch of different scout troops go on top of mountains and signal each other with mirrors. It was really quite amazing that a signal mirror can reflect more then 120 miles. I was on the one of the highest peaks of the White Tanks. The farthest mountain we signaled was 75 miles away. The best part of the trip was when a sheriff helicopter circled around us. Apparently, people down in Phoenix saw our mirror and called the sheriff's department. The copter landed and out came a woman dressed in a police officers uniform and asked what we were doing and if we needed help because she thought we were like stranded hikers. We explained to her the event that was going on and she took off and did a little trick flying away. I was very glad that football was cancelled so that I could come to this. It was a blast and would love to do this again. Below are some of the pics of the trip.

The light is a mirror. This was the first mountain we signaled

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Last Few Days...

I don't have much to blog about except that my football team is not undefeated anymore. We lost to Poston 14 - 6. It was a very upsetting lost since that is one of the teams that had to be beaten so we can win City. Now we have to hope one of the teams we beat beats Poston.

Happy Birthday Dad!!! Yea I know it's a little late but I never had time to blog until today. He got 2 nice ties (from Joann), a nice church shirt (from grandma standage), and Nascar 09 (from me and my mom) which I think is his favorite present.
Hope you had a marvelous b-day.

My brothers and sisters now have a blog if anyone would like to check it out. Just look down at my links to find it.

Well Today is picture day so I've gotta go make myself look good. Cya!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

50th Post!! New Phone and College Football

Saturday afternoon Grandpa came over and took me and my dad over to Verizon and let me pick out a phone. I've been eyeing the enV2 for a while cuz it had everything I wanted on it.

I love the phone it, has a lot of kool features and it is fun to text with since it has a keyboard.

AT 5 me and my dad went and watch the USC game with Bro. Montez (family in our ward) and his family. It was a lot of fun and my dad seemed to have a good time also. We brought a bunch of snacks and soda to.

Well that was my weekend. C ya all later!


Thursday, September 11, 2008


Well my football team is undefeated so far, 2 - 0. The end score of the game was 20 - 27. A the start of the first quarter I thought we were going to lose because they kept scoring. In the second quarter we got ahead by two points, 12 - 14. Third quarter begins and in like 2 plays we score, but missed our field goal. Fourth quarter they scored and got a two point conversion making the score 20 - 27. As time fell short, the referee's called the game.

I played only 5 plays on the special teams. I am still working on getting a starting position so hopefully I will play more next game.

Other stuff and things to look forward to:

I finally got something new to play from grandma. (I've been absent from lessons for a while so couldn't get anything new) It is a lot harder than the one before, but it is fun to play.

Saturday should be a fun day for me. Hopefully I don't have practice. But, grandpa is taking me to Verizon to get a new phone so when my parents cut mine off I will still have one (I have been dieing to get a new one lol). And I am going to one of the Elder's Quorum guys house to watch some college football with my dad.

Well I gotta go to school Cya!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

We win AGAIN!

This Saturday morning I had a scrimmage against Smith Jr. High. If you look at all the pictures you will see the score of the game. I did really good!! The start of the game we kick off the ball. I tackle the dude with the ball causing him to fumble it. I dive to the ground scrambling for the ball and I got it! I stand up after the play is over and hold the ball over my head to the side line and everyone is screaming. A bunch of guys said I set the tone of the game. I sacked the QB twice, Alex Carlson one of my friends from Smith and teammate of Paiutes, I made sure he knew it was me who sacked him each time lol. I blocked all of my guys and no one passed me. It was also really funny to be yelling at Smith's defensive players by name and they are all like how does he know my name lol. My dad took a lot of pictures and I'll post the good ones. I had so much fun playing in this, but was left with lots and lots of bruises.

(captions are under each pic)

Opening kick off of the game
same kick off

coming off the field after we scored on offense

I am in the bottom of this pile (If you look closely you can see my glove)

I am in the center or picture and this defensive lineman isn't gonna to touch my QB

End of game

46 - 0

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We WIN!!

Stallions win 21 - 12! Even though I didn't play much it still was fun being there. I played a total of 5 plays! Wow! It is better than not playing at all I guess.

We made lots of errors, especially fumbles. Number 5, Mike Calendo fumbled the football on a punt return and allowed Fairfax to recover it giving them a 50 yard gain. Mike did reveal himself by scoring the last touchdown though.

The best play we probably had was when Fairfax punted it and we caught it and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown (about 4o yard run).

*On Saturday we have a scrimmage against Smith (yes! This is a must win for me) at shepherd - 9:00am. I "will" play a lot since starters are not allowed to play. (I'll give more info maybe tomorrow)

There is a lot more to talk about, but I am very tired. Have an exciting day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I am Excited!

I am so excited for the game tonight. It is so much more fun playing against someone other than your own team all the time. My team should do really well. We have good runningbacks, quarterbacks, our receivers are ok too. I am also excited to use my really nice new gloves I got for selling 20 cards. I should be playing more than I thought I would in my last post and I am jersey number 60 if no one caught that in the last post.

If anyone would like come it is at Red Mountain Highschool @ 6:00pm.

I also have a chair test in orchestra today. I hope I do good and move up in chairs.

Yesterday was a lot of fun. I hung out with Anthony and Connor from my ward. We pretty much played video games the entire time. I kicked their butt at halo. Anthony is really good at the drums on Rock Band. He plays the hardest songs on Expert which is really crazy lol. We also played super smash brothers on the wii lol.

I am sooo excited lol. Gotta get ready for school. I have good day.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Rest of My Week

The rest of my week was just kind of the same stuff, football practice everyday, scouts, and all the great stuff. I'm kind of just falling back in football. There is always a better kid than I am who wants it more than me. I'm still being put in on offence, but I am on the kick off return team and the punt team so I will get some playing time. I finally got my decals and number jersey number. The helmets look really slick. There is a skinny blue stripe down the center and a big stallion with "stallions" under it. (I'm number 60)

Orchestra is good. We are having a chair test on Tuesday and I have been practicing a lot because I really want to be first chair. I have to play an A scale and a D scale, which I have figured how to play 3 octaves. What I am really focusing on is my bow. I'm trying to figure out a how I can be less choppy and sound more smooth. My chin rest also snapped in half and I have absolutely no idea how it did, but I got a different one from Grandma Hooper.

That's all that has really happened this week. I don't really have anything to look forward to either besides my football game at Red Mountain High school on Tuesday.

But, have a spectacular day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Past Few Days...

The past few days have been pretty good. I've been meeting new people, especially girls lol (I'll explain in a minute). School is boring and homework is crazy, but I have good grades. I am also really enjoying seminary. Bro. Spencer is a very fun teacher, but is serious when it comes to the lessons.

The football team has really changed up the offensive line. We don't have a center anymore and the guy they thought could play center isn't doing to hot. So when the coaches were all talking I overheard them saying they needed a new center or to some of you who don't know football so well the center is the guy who hikes the ball to the quarterback. I told my coach that I would do it for the teams sake. They were like yea that's a good idea. So I'm gonna try hard to get the position even though I have never played this position. I think it'll be fun.

No girl in this neighborhood doesn't know my name now. I'm getting tons of texts from girls who I have no idea who from. Sunday night I sent/received 90 texts in like 1.5 hours. May not seem like much, but I used to not send very many. I am always texting now and if I didn't have unlimited texts I would've spent $60 in one day lol. Cheerleaders at my scrimmage sat under my mom and dad's "shade" (they had their canopy) and they were asking my parents who was their kid. They said we are here watching Jonathan and The cheerleaders said Oh the tall blonde one? Everyone talks about him. I was laughing when my mom told me that. Last night for family home evening we went to the Murset's house (family in our ward) and I guess this girl wanted to meet me. Her and her mom came over to say hi. She was very nice.

Well that's all I got for now. I have to head off to school. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Scrimmage

My team lost. We didn't do very well. We made lots of mental mistakes like jumping offsides and stuff.

The score was 0 - 7. I made a few good tackles, one kept the other team from scoring.

The crazy part:

At the end of the game there were police officers all over the place. Apparently kids from Fairfax (one of our biggest rivals) were filming our scrimmage. One of m coaches caught them and called the cops.

I know this is short but there isn't much to write about.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Scrimmage on Saturday!

Hey everyone, you are all invited to my scrimmage this Saturday at 9:00am at Shepherd Jr. High.

It will be a lot of fun. I will be playing a lot more than playing for the Paiutes. I am on the punt team, kick off team, first offence and defence. If you do happen to come look for number 23 in a blue jersey.

Any questions comment.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm Alright

There is nothing to be concerned about.

My bump on my head is completely normal. Grandpa says most human skulls do have bumps like mine.

My back is a lot better than it was yesterday. I will be fine.

Magnets and other weird stuff:
I DO NOT believe in magnets, but my grandma really likes that stuff so I didn't want to argue with her so I just put them on. Surprisingly they took a little pain away, but thats not something I would have cure my inuries.

Lol. I will be ok my back is getting better and my bump is normal.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Injury and The SUPER cold bath lol...

Well Wednesday morning I woke up and started my morning routine with a shower. As I got out, my back starting really really hurting. I had to sit down because I couldn't stand. It is in the center of my back and very painful. I also stayed home for half the day to just relax. I went to my grandma Standage's house to have her try and help. I hung upside down on this thing and it actually made it kind of worse. Then she bandaged a bunch of magnets to my back. Very uncomfortable, but surprisingly it kind of helped the pain. Then she put Sun Breeze crap on my back which smells REALLY bad.

I come home after the long day and take an ice bath. brr! It was extremely cold. The very low temperature of the water constricts the veins not letting very much blood flow. Then you take a warm shower and the veins open back up letting fresh blood flow to muscles actually healing my back. Pretty cool. I did feel better afterward.

I will be alright. Have a good week/night!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random Stuff

Well I don't really have much to post so I will just post what ever.

Football has finally really began. We have put on full pads are now going full speed in our tackling drills. It so much more fun, but way more painful. I am starting to lose my starting position so I gotta work harder.

I have this weird bump in the middle back of my head. Its been there for a long time and my mom noticed it while rubbing my neck since it was sore from football. It isn't normal my grandpa said. Hopefully nothing serious.

I sold all of my cards. I can now get my lineman gloves woot! Those should hopefully impress my coaches during drills.

What other random thoughts should I post?..... Oh! I am 3rd chair in the first violins in my orchestra (I didn't play very well in the playing test), but I will be first chair in our next chair test.

I'm really tired. Good Night!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

What a Week...

This week has been very hectic. School, football, homework, trying to sell more cards. It's been crazy. But hurray for the weekend. My weekend doesn't start till about noon since I have football till 11:30am.

School has been fun. I have made a lot of new friends here and am talking in the big groups which i used to Never do. People actually know that I am there and talk to me. I have never gotten so much homework in the first week of school. I had about 30min to an hour of homework each day which took away of my 2.5 hours of free time.

My orchestra sounds awful. I don't even want to play in it cuz its that bad.

Football has been going good. Today was my second day with shoulder pads. I am also fighting with this guy for first string left guard. There has been lots of new guys showing up that aren't very good and are dieing out in the heat (it's really funny watching whining I'm too dizzy or I feel sick lol). Wearing a button up shirt and tie to school was cool but its now starting to get really annoying, but everyone thinks my dad's ties are cool (I wear a lot of his ties cuz they are pretty cool. Everyone like the frog tie the most lol). It isn't very comfortable.

Seminary is fun, but not fun walking there. I have memorized Romans 1:16 now. Monday is when we really start studying the New Testament.

Well I gotta go to sleep since I am gonna be busy all day long tomorrow.

Good Night and have a great weekend!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Day of School

Well today was my very first day at Shepherd Jr. High. I found all of my classes and was on time to all of em except seminary since it is really far off campus. I also had to wear a shirt and tie.

1st hour:
Mrs. Chilton

My 1st hour class is Orchestra. We picked locks and lockers to store our instruments in and got out planners. Tomorrow we will all be playing.

2nd hour:
Mrs. Ewald

English is by far, the most boring subject. We did a greet and meet sheet thing to get to know other class mates. It was a lot of fun to be honest.

3rd hour:
Mr. Post

This class is science. He is a little wierd, but I'm sure he will teach well. Like most of my classes we just did little get to know you things. After the class we went directly to lunch. Man! Shepherd seems to have better quality. I don't know how when it comes from the same place, but oh well. I sat will all the football players. It was fun.

4th hour:
Mr. Schapiro

Math, one of my more favorite subjects. I actually got homework in this class. We reviewed a little and did get to know you sheets. My math teacher is strict and will be a good teacher.

5th hour:
Bro. Spencer

Seminary was great! My teacher is really nice and it feels great to be in a class learning about the gospel during school hours. The seminary building is really far. Takes about 10 minutes to get there since I have math on the other side of the school. He also cited a really good scripture that we will master later on. (Romans 1:16)

6th hour:

Football practice sucked since we wore helmets. It was alot more difficult, but i lived.

Thats all for right now im tired and I am dieing to eat some food.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Internet, Cable, and Other Stuff...

WooHoo!! My house has finally been visited by cox and we now have Internet and cable. I am not so bored anymore lol.

Last night I went bowling for mutual. It was a lot of fun. It was nice to do something that is kind of expensive for once and not paying for it. In the first round I got second place out of everyone. My score was like 139 or something. The next few rounds i just messed around and tried throwing right handed and stuff. I also made a lot of new friends, and I seem to fit in quite well in this ward.

I have survived football so far this week. I also know what position I'm in. I am the left guard on the O-line. (hopefully this doesn't change later on lol) I know you probably think I'm pretty small for that position, but I get the job done.

That's all for now. Time to go shoe shopping lol :).

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Moving and Stuff...

Well it has been a while since I last posted. It also doesn't help that my new house doesn't have Internet so I am over at my grandpa's house blogging. We finally moved into our new house and are trying to unpack everything. (I will also post pictures later of the move and stuff). I love this house. It is so much bigger than our last one. The only problem that I have with it is that it smells so strongly of new carpet and paint that it gives me a headache, and we have termites.

Church was good today. I found all of my classes ok and there are very few teachers, but lots of priests. Mutual is now on Wednesday and we will be going bowling this week. It should be a lot of fun and hopefully I will socialize and make new friends.

I also have been going to Shepherd's football camp. I will be going to the official pre-season practices tomorrow 3pm - 6pm all week long.

I am also really excited to start school at Shepherd Jr. High.

That's all for tonight Cya.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Scout Camp

Well as you all know I have been gone for 5 days in Moab, Utah white water rafting. Is was a great trip and would definitely do it again. Wish I had pictures, but didn't bring a camera.
(this is probably my longest post lol)

DAY 1:

The drive was very long and boring (8.5 hours). My car basically listened to all my cool music I had on my iPod which we plugged into the radio. We got lost a couple of times putting us back about 45 minutes. As we finally got to our camp site for the night, I set up my tent in the dark. 4 people were going to sleep in my tent and we all get in and it felt like someone cranked up the heater. It was so HOT! One of my tent sharers or whatever found another tent to spend the night in. Luckily I slept fine.

DAY 2, 1st day on river:

When we all woke up, we packed up our gear and headed to McDonald's for breakfast. It was disgusting! I will never get a Deluxe Breakfast ever again. (The orange juice was good though) After breakfast, we headed down to the White Water Expeditions HQ and got our life jackets. My group got into a bus and drove down to the part of the river where we started our adventure. The river was very slow. No rapids or anything cool. We were all very bored and VERY excited to come home. That night we had burgers for dinner. Mmmmm!

DAY 3, 2nd day on river:

We packed our gear and threw into our trailer. And got back on the river. There were lots or rapids this time. It was so much fun. A couple of guys fell out of the boat and held onto the side of our boat until the rapid ended. Later that day, we got settled into our next camp ground. That night was the best night I slept until the storm. Winds were blowing very hard and blowing polls out of tents and taking tarps off. It was really crazy. The entire camp was up all night at like 2 in the morning staking down and tents and just talking cuz we couldn't sleep. I have to say, it was kind of fun with all the wind. It eventually slowed down and everyone was able to get back to sleep.

DAY 4, 3rd day on river:

Well we past all of the rapids in the river, so the guides decided to get us in the bus and go do yesterday's section of the river so we could have some more fun. The best part of that is that we didn't have to take down camp and set it up all over again. So basically it was the same as yesterday, but with no storm.

DAY 5, going home:

I woke up and packed my stuff and helped anyone else who needed so we could leave ASAP. we left about 7:45 AM Utah time. I got home around 5 PM, took a shower and left for grandpa's house for Jacob's B-Day party.

I did skip a lot of stuff cuz it is just to much to right. I earned the White Water Rafting and Rowing merit badges which will go toward my Eagle Palms. I also got the Cleanest Camper award since I never had any dirt on my body at the end of the day and picked up trash often. The mountains and stuff were really amazingly pretty and there was one rock formation that looked like a gummy bear lol. If you get the chance, go rafting down the Colorado River, but be sure to wear lots of sunscreen lol.Below is the merit badges I earned and am not sure if these are the current looking ones.


White Water Rafting

These merit badges were VERY fun. I flipped big boats rowed, and tied lots of knots for these. Well this is all for today. I my tired and am finally going to sleep on a comfy mattress instead of the hard ground. (If you have and questions about my trip fell free to post and I will be sure to answer them)

Good Night.

Monday, July 21, 2008

5 Days

Well I wont be posting for a while since I am going to be gone with my scout troop. I am going to Moab, Utah and will be rafting down the Colorado River for 5 Days. I hope it will be a ton of fun. I will blog all about it when I get back.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Since Leslie did this and I commented I have to do this too. :)
(Does anyone even have a memory of me besides my parents lol?)

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Family Home Evening

Well this evening my family and I had FHE which we haven't done forever it seems like lol. But, we learned about how Christ appeared to the Nephites in America. There was a nice spirit in the home until Alex started freaking out. Before the nice lesson given by my dad, I gave a scripture.
It is D&C 1:12, "Prepare ye prepare ye for which is to come, for the Lord is nigh." I thought that was a really cool scripture. I explained to the little ones and we all thought it was something we a need to start doing better, PREPARE.

After all of that, we had a treat organized by Connor, which was Bananna Splits! Mmmmmm!

It was a great night. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Saturday

This morning I woke up at 7:00am and went to work in my backyard. I mowed and cleaned the porch and basically made the yard look nice for the realtor. I also cleaned up a big pile of palm tree trimmings that has been sitting for months lol. Then my family and I went to help Leslie's family move in to my Grandpa's house. We left my grandpa's and went straight to our "soon to be" new home. I have a ton of pictures of the house I would like to share. The pictures of the inside were taken through windows, so they aren't very clear.

The House

Photoshopped picture with grass added to front yard by
Hooper Freight Photoshop Co. (lol my dad)

Back of the House
This is the Living Room through the shutters
Family Room with a Fireplace

Kitchen I isn't the nicest, wallpaper is coming down

Our Big Backyard

The Soon to be Garden

This Picture was taken from the driveway. I'm walking to church now lol