Salty dinosaur bones

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We spent the afternoon at thanksgiving point. Mom and the two older boys toured through, while Owen slept in the car. I went down to the local redbox picked up Salt the new movie with Angelie Jolie. I got in the back seat, inserted Salt, cranked the Bose speakers, and had a good time. I was living large, except for my 8" screen, it was tiny. I recommend a little Salt in your diet of entertainment if you like action movies and hopefully on a bigger screen than 8 inches.

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How to make paper flowers

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My Presentation from last nights Leadership Class

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Rudolph the Red Nose peanut Butter Sandwhich

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Took a picture before little Owen gobbled up Rudolph.

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The 4 Disciplines of a Healthy Organization

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I just created this mind map from reading the book "The Four Obsessions of and Extraordinary Executive" by Patrick Lencioni.   I enjoyed this book, and I plan on doing a presentation about it in my Leadership Class this coming tuesday.  Here is a link to the live mind map if you want to see it in greater detail.   

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BK's McCarthy named Idaho Gatorade Football Player of the Year |

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A fixture in Bishop Kelly’s starting lineup for four years, senior Cody McCarthy was named Idaho’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year on Thursday.

McCarthy, a linebacker and fullback for the 2010 4A state champions is the third Knight to earn the honor. Mike Sladich won in 2004-05 and Cody Hawkins claimed the award in 2005-06.

At 6-foot-1, 226 pounds, McCarthy led the Knights to a 12-0 record this season, which was capped by a 41-28 victory against Blackfoot in the 4A state final at Bronco Stadium on Nov. 20.

The two-time 4A Southern Idaho Conference defensive player of the year and All-Idaho selection in 2008 and 2009 finished the season with 177 total tackles — including 10 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. McCarthy also forced nine fumbles and intercepted four passes, rushed for 603 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries and caught 11 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.

Off the field, McCarthy maintains a 3.02 GPA in the classroom and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an area homeless shelter and youth football camps.

“He’s very athletic and moves extremely well,” said Jerry O’Mahony, head coach of rival Emmett High. “He’s got great work ethic, athletic ability, strength and football presence. I look forward to seeing him move on.”

McCarthy remains undecided on a collegiate destination.

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Great Job Cody!

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Bryan finds dinosaur bones

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Bryan made this sweet dinosaur out of the leftover pile of legos. The tail and head swivels too. Good job Bryan!

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Jr's new glasses

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Some recent gems

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Sold my computer on eBay within minutes

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The joy of eBay, or the Internet for that matter. Posted a computer online to sale, and within minutes it was sold and money was deposited in my account. Yes I have done this many times in the past, but this time just seems to stand out more for some reason. Technology is amazing!

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Black on the Blue

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Coach Lee Leslie has a phone conversation with the Waterboy.

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Bishop Kelly vs Shelley Pre Game Video

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Pre Game Video of Bishop Kelly before they defeated Shelley 28-7 on November 13th 2010. This was the Semi Finals, and now they are going to State this next Weekend.

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BK has Da Boom!

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Raymond eats a storm trooper

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Raymond turned 7 yesterday, Nana baked him a Storm Trooper cake.

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Bishop Kelly vs Shelley Highlights 11-13-2010

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Bishop Kelly took care of Shelley in a Knightly fashion.  28-7!  on to the State Championship game on the blue turf this next saturday

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Bk vs Shelley halftime 7-0

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