not many photos were taken but here are a few.
1. Brock with his Christmas loot.
2. Ghentry waiting for one of his toys to be opened
3-4. Brock playing magic with us Christmas night.
5-6. The only evil part of Christmas, the part that makes you huge!
7. Elder Slocum and I.

Christmas was Great! On the eve of we went over to the Treasures and spent the evening with them, eating great food and playing games. Christmas morning we got up and opened packages and anything wraped we took down to open with the Harris fam. It was a great time to be able to be with them on Christmas. We got to watch Ghentry open his presents and of course play with them. At about 11 ish we went up to Bishop Berry's where he let us use his phone to call home, it was great to be able to talk to family again. We went back to the Harris Home for a late lunch, then played games the rest of the night and relaxed.


Big Jud's

Last week we had interviews with President Colton in Rexburg. Elder Slocum and I thought it would be a good oppertunity to go and gorge ourselves on the famous Big Jud! The hamburger was about as big as my head and the fries a meal on its own. Elder Slocum and I came out victorious and finished the burger we have decided that finishing a Big Jud is the true sign of a leader, not mission leadership...HAHA.


Quick Photo Update from Idaho

im currently serving in driggs, and cover 3 small farming towns, and am surrounded by mountains, its great. i thought i would make a quick update via email, so im not breaking any rules, and share some pictures. mtc to today. the last one is out of order, thats the only view from the mtc to the outside world.


Photo Update

Well since so much has been going on in my life lately, I came up with the idea of instead of typing loads and loads of things, and probably forgetting things anyway, I would just throw up a bunch of photos with brief descriptions or headings, so I could get it all done in one post instead of 6.

Sherman Wedding in Omaha
My friend Zachary got married a bit ago so I made the trip to omaha. The wedding was great very small and I loved it.




The Races With Jace and The Elders
The IHRA Sprint cars were in Lancaster so we hit that up, it was a good night. Also there was hardcore double decker swinging before hand.



Mission Call!
I got my Mission Call packet, my Mom came home for lunch and told me that she thought it had come and sure enough it did, I couldent wait and was leaving that night to go to the Twin Cities so I opened it on her lunch, and called my Dad on the way to the Cities. IDAHO HERE I COME!!!! If you are a facebooker, here is the link to the group.

Tom's Birthday.
Tom's Birthday always falls on Applefest weekend, so its a we always spend it with Grandma Paulson, selling pies for her church and Tom always gets a parade around his birthday that according to my Dad he sets up every year.


Mario Cart Song

yes i know there is a much needed update about the life of andrew paulson, since he is going on a mission and such but if you are my facebook friend and are invited to my group then you already know it all, if you dont then shoot me an email.

well why i am really here is to just post another video that i stumbled across while watching youtube and in the description it says its about mario cart... and love.



Kanye West almost makes Taylor Swift cry. What does the President think of it all?

Kanye almost making Taylor cry
The Presidents Response

Maybe I do like Obama. Oh nevermind.


I want one!

the unimog by mercedes benz

Madison, A Beach, A Fair, Work, Food and 1 More Fair

mariah came up to visit a few weeks ago, it was fair week so tom and dad were busy getting toms stuff done. Well now im jumping ahead of myself. Mariah got into town on late sunday night and i had to work monday. boo.

on tues we went to madison to find a suit for my mission, first we went to burlington coat factory, and they had a pretty good selection. Nothing seemed to fit correctly and there service was horrible, so we got a bit frustrated there and went to a place in the mall and the dude was great, he had me in a suit and out of the store in about 20 mins, it was great. After we were done at the mall we decided to go check out downtown since Mariah had never been there. it was pretty cool, we went up and down state street just going from shop to shop. here are some pics from monday.




On wed we decided to go to the beach, it was a good bum around day and mike didnt have to work so he came with us, it was a good time, but mariah and i got burned pretty badly.


on thurs we made the trip to milwaukee, to go to the state fair, it was another good day, we walked around the grounds and checked out the venders building, ate some good fair food, listened to some good music, went to the pig races, in the evening we went to a pretty sweet horse show, oh and i got to drive on the milwaukee mile speedway with my car, it was glorious, just with i could have went faster. (we parked between the start/finish line and corner 4 to bad it wasent free of cars). oh and when your at the wisconsin state fair you cant forget about the cream puffs.


then on friday i had to work again it was grand.

on saturday we went to the crawford county fair. we check out all the entries, i think tom got blue on every thing he entered and to two best of departments. so thats pretty sweet, after we checked that out mike and i tried to win some cash playing guitar hero but we werent as good as the rest of the people playing.


we also partook in the most redneck of sports, know as the demo derby.


this car got hit so hard the roof caved in

oh... and i got video of it!


for more pics go here


Moped Accident!

this happened earlier in the summer but i never posted about it. i was driving home from work and dumped my moped and smacked my head on fresh pavement doing about 27.2 mph, yes thats about top speed on my little spree. (actually it will do about 31.56mph... haha) i am ok so here are the photos:






Love story meets Viva la Vida

Andy and I just watched this video and I thought it was sweet! So watch it.


Fajita Dinner!!!

so the week is going really well, more of an update on that later. today the fitzners left and i am house sitting, mariah is home so we decided to make some food. we were looking through the fridge and there was not much, but there was alot of produce out of there garden, well mostly tomatoes so we decided to make some salsa and we found some chicken in the freezer so i was instantly thought fajitas. so i did the fajitas and mariah did the salsa, it was a great meal even though we ate at 10:30 cause we started cooking late. well sorry for the babble here is the picture:


Another well needed update.

well first off i will say that i'm a lier cause in my i said there would be a post soon and well it is now august, and may things have changed since my past few posts. i know i have been slacking and should be keeping up on letting the world know what is going on with my life. not that i think may people read this but maybe will randomly stumble upon this blog and find something interesting and maybe internet stalk me. well anyway. its after aug 1st and there was no wedding so, that means change of plans, i decided that i am going on a mission and that it would be the best choice for me to make. so that is the plan now i have been working on my papers and they are mostly done, i had my last dental appointment last week, and just a few hours ago i had my physical done, but there are still a few things to do before the medical papers are completed. life has been busy trying to get everything together. oh random thought, mariah is now a writer on this blog as well now so maybe some day she may come out and say hi to all you people on the internets. i also just found out today that my last day at the bank would be on aug 4th. lots of things have been going on lately, and its fair week so tom and dad have been busy the past few days and last week getting projects done, and things are looking good. maybe i will post pictures later of some of his stuff. speaking of pictures i don't have any for this post because i just got my charger back from my friend beth cause we have the same camera and she crashed at my house at the beginning of the summer and thought it was hers. well sorry this was a bit random and if you lasted this long you get a gold star for enduring. any way i will try to make posts more regularly and will try to get mariah to post so hopefully between the both of us you will hear something. see this time i didn't commit to make any posts soon.

oh i found a picture, i took it at the beginning of the summer before my battery died.

and thats the way the cookie crumbles...



So yesterday I got a job, finally. Its taken ages, but i have a good one now. I'm working at Peoples State Bank, with my Mom. Its pretty sweet and I'm excited to have this opportunity and be able to have this experience to learn something new. 

Longer update coming soon, time for bed!


Long needed update

It has been far too long since I have made a real post on here so I thought it was about time. lots of things have happened since my last real post (around Christmas) and it has been a busy couple of months. 

Since we have been back in Wisconsin Mariah has been in the hospital twice. The first time a few months ago for to get her tonsils out, and the last time a this past weeks to get her appendix out. I think that those two things should be taken out when you are 3 so you will never have to worry about them again. 

Between the 2 times of hospital-ness  Mariah and I have gotten engaged!!!

 So thats pretty sweet, we are getting married on Aug 1st, In Nauvoo, IL. 

Then heading back up to PdC. Its all pretty exciting and planning is underway, we booked a spot for the reception.

Other than that I'm still on the job hunt after "not fitting in" to my last job (LAME). Mariah is almost done with school and is moving back to PdC on the 5th so thats only a few days from now. That will be good.

I will try to keep this updated, but its hard being busy and all, until then...