The title of this blog came from the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. In our world, there exists so many different interpretations of what happiness truly is. It appears that some feel that happiness comes from economic prosperity or doing what feels good. Or for all of you Wicked fans out there, "Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true." My personal opinion is that happiness comes by living right and clean lives.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Here We Have Idaho

So, I'm down to the last few weeks in the beloved state of potatoes and apparently gems, but I'm not convinced in that area. I've had a lot of fun working at the INL this summer. Now I'm just down to the wire trying to finish up a paper.
This last week has been crazy for me. I've talked to so many of my friends trying just to keep up with them. But I've enjoyed every minute of it. Sarah is keeping Proctor and Gamble in check, Gerti is going to Texas for graduate school, Danny is thoroughly enjoying his work at BYU, and Nick invited me to accompany him as he played the trumpet. By the way, for any of you who haven't heard Nick play, he is awesome. So all in all I've been extremely blessed this summer with excellent friends, great co-workers, and a wonderful family. I'm not sure that I am ready for this summer to end. Which is why I plan on spending some time at home before that great and terrible day, August 31 arrives. =-)

P.S. Thank you all for your comments I really enjoyed them.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


So now that I have been informed that somebody is actually looking at this site, I have decided to update it. I am having an awesome time up here in Idaho working at the Idaho National Laboratory. I have seen spent nuclear fuel rods glowing blue under water and lots of other cool things. I just got back from a national conference down in Tucson, Arizona. It was the annual conference of the Institute of Nuclear Material Management and I learned all about how we are trying to keep track of nuclear material world wide. It was really an incredible experience. I have never been to a professional conference before and so it was definitely all new. I was surrounded by nearly one thousand people, all experts in their respective fields. A lot of them were Russian, so I can't complain in the least.
Since this was a business trip, I got a whole hotel room to myself. I've posted some pictures just for fun. I also got to drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse all week with air conditioning. I was so excited. As one person put it on the trip however, I just don't deserve a car like that. It's true. I don't know what to do with a sports car. :-)
The best part was trying to find places to eat in Tucson. On one night, we all tried to eat at a Mediterranean restaurant, only to find out that it doesn't exist anymore. Then we tried to meet at Sam's Club to regroup, couldn't find that either. Then we tried to go to a Cafe. Couldn't find that, so my car eventually ended up going to a Outback Steakhouse and the other two cars went elsewhere. It was hilarious at the time. Especially considering that we all had GPS's in each car. Apparently those machines are only so helpful.
Well, I would love to hear of any comments from any of you out there in Cyberspace.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. I know, that I definitely miss that hotel mattress. ;-)