Thursday, June 19, 2008

Update by Bartley

Today Nathan finished his baseball season with the Dodgers. We won our first game of the tournament by one run and lost today's game by one run. The team really did well and they have a lot to be proud of. Nathan caught a fly foul ball. The batter popped it straight up; Nathan, being the catcher that he is, ripped off his helmet and found the ball and was able to catch it for an out. He was moved to third base later in the game. A runner was stealing third on a pass ball. The catcher threw the ball to third where Nathan caught it and tagged the runner, but the runner was safe. The runner then stepped off the bag to talk with his coach and did not call time out. Nathan then tagged him for the out. Nathan and I are heading to Rexburg for an All Star Tournament on Wednesday. We get to play four games at the minimum.
Last year Nathan asked me to take him camping for his birthday. He liked it so much that he wanted to make an annual thing. This trip will be "the guys" campout. We are excited.
Jen, Maggey, and Abbey are heading to Carey tomorrow. Nathan is still undecided. They will get to spend time with many of the Murdocks and are looking forward to it.
Lindsey has started marching band this week. Friday and Saturday will be all day band days, as in 11 hour days. She has received her music for show and will learn the first part of the "drill" in the next 2 days.
I have decided to stay home from Carey. Health wise it would not be a smart thing to do. As much as I try to convince myself that the a hospital visit can be a little R&R, I'd rather not go (to the hospital). Uncle Bobby once asked me if I was getting the hospital confused with the Hilton. At that time I had never been to a Hilton. I have since, and I can tell there is a lot of difference between the hospital and the Hilton. I would rather have the insurance pay for the "real" Hilton and stay there. It definitely be a lot cheaper (I wonder if I could get the cardiologist to write me a prescription for that?),

Uncle Bobby is AKA Dave Larsen. As in my brother-in-law, my sister Juli's husband. Several years ago Dave and Eric started calling Nathan, Richard. I am not sure where Nathan came up with it, but he started calling Dave, Bobby. I want to say that he was given inspiration from another aunt, but I cannot be sure. So, I will withhold Colleen's name in case I am mistaken.
Love to all, and I have appreciated reading the comments many of you have left.
Airman Nicholes, I'd love to bring my computer to you to see some more New York pics. By the way, I do not recall that kind of hairdo being approved by the military? Are you going undercover somewhere?
Here's to my Boys of Summer (Nathan's baseball team)



The Vigue's Wild Ride said...

congratulations nathan. have fun playing while you are young enough to do so. thanks for mentioning my kids on your blog.

Deric said...

Well, you are right that it is not approved, but after a nice leave and having some really long hair needing to be cut, it was fun to have a Mohawk if only for a few hours. Have you seen our blog? It has a story that Stephanie wrote about why I might have decided to get a Mohawk. it is at
Also some good news is that I am no longer an airman. I am now a big boy Staff Sergeant! It has not been long and had been very different since putting it on. Tschüss!