I don't know when I fell off the wagon for blogging. I used to be so good at writing something almost every day and now I can hardly get the updates for my missionary sons taken care of. It isn't that I have nothing going on in my life. It seems as if I now have too much going on to have any time to write an entry. I may have to give up one of my TV shows (I am on the edge of becoming a reality TV junkie). They have really set me up with two different dancing shows and Survivor. And in spite of the cast changes on CSI, I am actually enjoying that show this season. I guess some of it is the shorter days and cold evenings. After I go and run, all I feel like doing is crashing on the couch until it is time to go to bed. Maybe it is the working out every night that has taken my time. I only work out for an hour, but then I am tired and ready to settle down for the night after I am finished. I can say that I have increased my work out ability - I am regularly running over 3.5 miles every day and over 5 miles on Saturday. I am just about to up the speed on the treadmill again. I have dropped 24 pounds and almost 4 inches on my waist size. A little bit more and I should be able to get into my "skinny" suit again. I tried last Sunday to see if I was getting close and I was surprised to find that I was actually getting close. I have also been spending time trying to get my Christmas shopping done. I really don't like going into the holiday season with shopping looming over me. It is a little harder this year because two of my children are away from home and I can't really send them anything that they have to cart around. Well, hopefully in a week or so I will be closed to being finished. I guess I should finish this up so that I can pay attention to my dancing show.
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.