Thursday, March 20, 2008

Erin Gymnastics

Erin has been learning gymnastics. Here are some pictures from her first meet.

Here is Erin on the beam.

Here she is on the uneven bars.

Willie Nelsons - 3 and 0

It is official the Willie Nelsons are 3 and 0, and leading the division!! Wednesday night was a blowout of a game. I shared the "keeper" responsibilities with another, so I played the 1st half on the field, and the 2nd half as keeper. Not a bad night for me, chalk me up for 2 assists and only 1 goal scored on me. Final score, Willie Nelsons 12 - Slowroll 5. Here are some pics of the game.

Here I am getting ready for the game, Jeff Quigley - AKA "short willie" behind me.
Our team colors are black, I am adorned in the red goalie shirt - my goalie name - Z WALL!!

Here I am in goal warming up before the game. D. Brophy #1 - AKA Tall Willie, and A. Clark - AKA TORO or Ivanna Willie, taking shots.

Me - AKA Tiny Willie, or OSO (spanish for bear), or Polar OSO, or Z WALL, about to put this poor girl into the wall.....she should have passed it sooner. She sat out most of the game after and some called it a "cheap" shot.....this is America babe, survival of the fittest.

Jenny J. - AKA Zorro, or the Bus Driver because she is about to take this kid to school. Jenny J. was an all MWC player of the year a few years ago when she played for the U of U. She rocks!!!!

I threw this picture in for Ryan. #4 is Amy Maurer, I forget her maiden name, but this is Ryans girlfriend back in middle school!! Jenny J, a bit blurry is in the back ground.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Jason Life Catch Up

I talked to Christian on the phone yesterday and got in some trouble for not keeping up on my life on the blog. He had no idea of some of the things I was doing in my life, so this post will cover a few.
Most are aware that I was promoted to be the Director of the West Valley City Police Crime Lab back in November – the same week I went to Denver to visit Christian and Kristal. The job has been GREAT, and I am learning a lot. I have found there are a lot of administration duties to do and it keeps me from doing case work. I love case work, and still assign myself a few cases a month. I also still take a week of on call. Work is pretty busy, we get slammed with drug cases and property cases, and we are still working 3 homicide cases. Those always take a lot of time.
In December I was contacted by the Salt Lake City School District and asked to teach 2 classes for them. I accepted and started to teach in January. I am teaching a Forensic Science class at the Career and Technical Center (CTC), which is located on the SLCC campus on 1500 South State Street. Students from East, West and Highland are bussed to the school for the class. The SLC School District is on “A” and “B” days, so I teach every other day from about 9:00am to Noon. WVC is good to let me take time off to go and teach, but I have to make up the time I am gone. So typically the days I teach I get into work around 6:00 (yes Christian that is “O-600” in the morning) and then leave for school, return to work and work until around 8:30 pm. It makes for a long day, but it is a lot of fun.
Amber made the post that she will be teaching 2nd grade next year at American Heritage, and they asked if I would come and teach a Forensic Class for the school also next year.
My company, Law Enforcement Training Consultants – or LETC, is doing well also. I have an “Advanced Crime Scene Academy” next week, and then a “Basic Crime Scene Academy” in April. These trainings are fun but a lot of work to put together. They take a lot of time and preparation to get ready. You can find out more info about the classes on my website –
Throw a wife and 3 kids and a church calling and indoor soccer into the mix and you can see I stay pretty busy.

Willie Nelsons

It is official the Willie Nelsons are 2 and 0!! My co-worker Jenn, who was an all pro soccer player at the UofU, started an indoor soccer team for the Police Department. I of course got roped into it, more from my big mouth when she was taking about starting a team, and I talked a lot of trash. Needless to say, once she got the team going, she made me sign up to play. It has been a lot of fun, but I am slowly learning that I am OLD and do not heal like I did as a youngster. I pulled my groin after the second practice, and had to take a week and a half off to recoop. We had our first game (actually 2 games) on Wednesday and we won both! I am the “keeper” on the team, and took a little bit of a beating. I took a couple of shots to the upper body, and got kicked pretty good while diving for a loose ball. It is a lot of fun, and Amber is a good sport for letting me play. With everything else going on in my life it is good to do something to get a little exercise. We took some pictures at the game and I will post some soon. I will also keep you posted on our process. Christian, get ready when you come and visit – we might throw you in the game!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Bennett is getting so big!
Cute little Wilson

Erin and Bennett before church last week, Erin is so beautiful.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

You may not believe it, (I still don't), but I got a job! It really was an amazing experience, as it just fell into my lap. I will be teaching 2nd grade at American Heritage ( next school year. American Heritage is the school that Erin currently attends and the school Wilson will attend next school year. I have been the room mother for Erin's class and her teacher fell in love with me and told the administration that they needed to hire me. Erin's teacher approached me about it and a month later after thinking hard about it decided to apply and see what would happen. I walked in and the director already had a class picked out for me. I am so excited, Erin and Wilson will both be there all day and my mom will tend Bennett. They gave me some books to read one of them is called 'A Thomas Jefferson Education' which is their teaching theory. I loved it and if you want to learn about it check out the web site . I will also be teaching the middle ages, something I know little about but I'm very excited about learning. But more than anything I am so excited to be at the school with my kids all day.