Wow!! Another week has gone by and I still haven't been in for a haircut. It really seems as if the last week started and ended at the same time. There was so much going on (not much of it fun), that time sped past at whatever speed time goes by at when it's going really fast. I don't remember much before Thursday so I will start there. On Thursday evening after work, Sherrie and I headed south to pick up Jordan from SUU for his birthday on Friday. We made it down in good time, but were delayed in returning just a big as the apartment of girls next door had birthday brownies for Jordan. We opted to take the longer route back and stay on I-15 given our previous experience in December when we were stranded in the middle of nowhere (which is located between Meadow and Delta, Utah). On that trip, my poor brother and father had to come recover us in Delta after we sat in our freezing, non-operable car for a couple of hours during the wee hours of the morning. That trip also cost me a new engine for the Subaru. We did make it back, albeit late, without incident. I was up bright and early for work and Jordan was able to sleep in. Jackson Farnsworth came up from BYU to spend the weekend sometime on Friday. That night we had pizza and cake to celebrate Jordan's 19th birthday. Mom and Dad came up from Saratoga Springs, but didn't get to stay too long because it is still winter and it gets dark and cold early. Jordan had a good birthday and spent the rest of the evening hanging out with his friends. Saturday morning he had an early visit to the Bishop's house to start his mission papers. He was able to hang out some more with his friends Saturday. He really enjoyed having Jackson up for a visit. On Sunday morning he was up even earlier to visit with the Stake President for his Elder interview. About 10:30 am we headed back south to return him to his apartment. Again the trip down went much faster than the trip back. On the way back we stopped in Saratoga Springs to drop off my mother's purse which she left at our house on Friday. We also took the Mazda truck back with us for my neighbor to repair. It wasn't really fun driving separate cars back, but Sherrie and I were able to talk on the phone (hands free of course...). We didn't hit any deer and only saw one drunk driver off the road with the highway patrol attending to him. So all in all it wasn't a bad trip except that we arrived home late and tired. I was, however, up bright and early to head out to work which was good because the Subaru had a dead battery (thank goodness I have a collection of jump starter packs). That wraps up a few days. I am still racking my brain to figure out what happened Sunday through Thursday. I guess if I can't remember it, it must not have been worth remembering...
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.