Friday, February 17, 2012


A week or so ago, Kiera was able to go to a cheer clinic at Edison High School in Huntington Beach. She had a great time interacting with the older kids, learning cheers, and dancing. It was great to see how excited she was when she came back. She will occasionally chant some of the cheers she learned there. I can say, "Dibble" and she will respond with a "Shoot, Shoot! Put that ball in the HOOP, HOOP!" It's really cute. They were learning a routine to be performed the following week during the high school's varsity basketball half-time, but we didn't make it to that. There was a photographer from the OC Register there who was pretty entertained by Kiera's hijinx at the clinic. Here is the link to the photos.

I have put the only two that matter, here though...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I will miss you...

Skye, I was one of the few people you have tolerated (maybe liked) from the get go. I know that at times we annoyed each other, but, we have always been fiercely loyal to one another. We have both had the same goal in life: To serve Sarah and make her happy. I have enjoyed having you in my life and you letting me into yours. You will be missed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I just finished my 3rd season coaching here at CdM. We have been League Champions every year, and have been undefeated in our league each year. The last 2 years our record has been 8-2 (overall) This year, we were undefeated for the entire season (10-0). It was an incredible season. The boys scored 435 points and only allowed 31 for the entire season! It was a special group. The future of CdM football is bright!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


So... One of the struggles that I have every year with coaching is the fowl language of today's youth. When I was that age there was something "hardcore" and "tough" about swearing. That doesn't seem to be exactly the case any more. Now it's mainstream. People just don't think about it anymore. It's natural. (Mosiah 3:19 came to mind after I typed that...)
I am not one to push or force my moral beliefs on my athletes, but I do tell them my expectations and I don't like the swearing. I have also had the backing of their Athletic Contracts they sign at the beginning of every season which says they will not use offensive language. Unfortunately, no one pays attention to that; and, among our coaching staff, I am the only one who WILL NOT swear. I mean, the coaches don't swear constantly, but will when they are trying to emphasize a point or be intense. Yesterday, I even heard one of the coaches praise one of the boys for using the F-word. I was shocked. He made it sound like swearing was "manly."
The problem seems to be worse this year, than in the past. I don't know what more I can/should do than expressing my preference and not swearing myself. Just a little frustrated.

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's been a long time...

So... I'm over Facebook. I deleted my account last week. There are a lot of great things about Facebook. I was able to keep in contact with a lot of friends from high school, mission companions, and family that I don't see regularly. Although, those are all good things, I got sick of the time I spent on it doing nothing, being forced to read to personal facts of where someone is and what they are doing, and the FB drama that is all over that site. It has been nice not being on there; although, I do feel a little bit out of the information loop.
It has been a long time since I posted anything on Blogger. I figured, with my escape from FB, I will increase my time spent here so that people will still have some source to go to for personal updates on my family n' me.
Since I last posted anything, a lot has happened:
1. I have another daughter. Regan Aria Pond was born on 15 February 2011.
2. I still love my beautiful, wonderful wife Sarah.
3. I bought a motorcycle to ride to and from work.
4. My football team is 9-0 with one game left in the season.
5. I have had siblings marry, new nieces and nephews. The family is growing!

I could go on and list many, many more things. Instead of going through a long list, I will start fresh and update from this point on. It's good to be back. Hopefully, I will do better posting than I have historically.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My best fRiEnD!

Ok, so this is a post just because I haven't posted in such a looooooong time. I really don't know who, if any, actually looks at my blog. Sarah does such an awesome job keeping hers up-to-date. It's awesome!

I'm just gonna get to the what's on my mind... I love Sarah! I have the best wife in the world! She is beautiful! She is so supportive of all that I do. She cares for me and makes me laugh. She is an OUTSTANDING mother to our daughter, Kiera. She has such a strong testimony of the gospel and is a great example to me of how to live. She is the PeRfEcT wife/mother/eternal companion/friend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010