Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Spiral Jetty

Promontory Point

The shore near the oil jetty
Nearby there were a couple dudes (who may or may not have been wearing clothes) taking pictures of each other in the water (not pictured).  That was pretty weird.


On the oil jetty with Drew and Andee.  Sam is trying to blind me.
Somewhere on this expedition I ripped a hole in the butt of my pants (not pictured)

So we spent a couple hours exploring the oil jetty, thinking we were on the spiral jetty, and that the spiral part was just submerged.  As we were getting ready to leave someone told us we should go check out the spiral jetty, since we'd driven all this way.  We felt pretty stupid when we realized we were only three minutes short of our destination.  When we saw the actual spiral jetty, we were pretty underwhelmed.  We decided to run out to explore it anyway, and I came within a foot of stepping on a rattlesnake, which gave me a good scare. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cystinosis Research Conference

Ashton went to a conference in Newport Beach, California back in May for the Cystinosis Research Foundation.  She was able to meet with lots of other children with cystinosis and their families, as well as hear the most up-to-date research from physicians, scientists and pharmaceutical companies.  Here are some photos:

This is Sam's new friend Tina Flerchinger.

This is Sam's buddy Hank, featured in this other post.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Animal Sounds

His rooster sounds a little constipated, and he still doesn't quite understand what a cat says, but his other sounds are pretty legitimate.  

In other news, Sam went to the doctor today, and he is now in the tenth percentile for his weight (woot woot!) and the third percentile for his height (finally on the chart!!).  We are elated.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Boys are from the Cretaceous and girls are from the Victorian.