Taylor and I went for a visit in the newsroom this morning. I introduced him to my morning show coworkers and gave him a tour of the set. He met Laura, one of the anchors, and was quite smitten… We also practiced his on-camera skills. He checked out the anchor desk and even took a shot at the weather forecast, showing some heavy snow in Tahoe this week. Now all that’s left is to teach him to write scripts and edit video, and he’ll be the next great producer. We’ll…read more
While we were in Utah for Christmas break we blessed Taylor in my family’s ward. It was such a sweet experience to be surrounded by family and to have both our dad’s and our brothers and brothers-in-law in the circle. Even Taylor’s great-grandpa Goff was able to be in the circle. He’s certainly loved. After church everyone came to our house for soup and salad, and Taylor got a chance to hang out with some of his cousins.
Every year when December rolls around I fall into the same trap: I always forget to do my Christmas shopping until December 1st, schedule way too many parties and events on the weekends, scramble to make Christmas treats and get the decorations up…and before I know it, it’s Christmas. This is not to say I don’t enjoy the parties and the shopping and all that. Quite the contrary. Last weekend we went to an Ugly Sweater/White Elephant party… (Sweaters courtesy of the thrift shop…though I was disappointed I could not…read more
So it’s been a long time since I wrote anything noteworthy on here, but it has come to my attention that some people are still interested in what we Whites are up to in California. And truthfully, I have missed blogging a bit. Here’s a quick update. Our biggest news in the last year is that we welcomed a new addition to our family. Taylor William is now two months old and so much fun. He was 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches at birth… at his last checkup…read more
When I was growing up, my family had a book called “How are you Peeling?” It was full of pictures like the one above (which I love). I can’t look at them without smiling. The other day I found this squash at the store. It fits my mood today. Smile.
Brady and I have had a busy summer. Here are some of the highlights. A few weeks ago we took a much-needed vacation to Maui, along with my family. I had never been to Maui, and Brady had never been anywhere in Hawaii, so it was a good adventure for us. Scenic walk along a lava beach Iao Valley: This is considered a sacred burial ground by native Hawaiians. When King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands in the early 1800’s, his forces defeated the Maui warriors in this valley….read more
(This is an old pic…obviously.) I love my dad. He’s one of the greatest men I know. Ever since I was little, I would ask him questions about things and he always seemed to know the answers. Everything from math, to health, to spiritual…he knows it all. He always listens, and he has this way of making you feel like you’re the most important person in the world. And whenever he was around, I always knew I was safe. Last weekend was his birthday. My mom came up with the…read more
At least in tennis. Brady and I celebrated Valentine’s day this year by going to the SAP Open in San Jose. We got super-awesome seats to watch Andy Roddick. That’s us before the first match started. Yes, that’s Andy Roddick. I was like less than 100 feet away from him. But this was actually the day after Valentine’s day, so before I get to that, let’s talk about our super-romantic “love day.” Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty funny. Brady and I exchanged Valentines in the morning, when I got home…read more
Since it’s been a few months since we checked in here, I’ll give you a quick photo rundown of what we’ve been up to. September: Brady’s parents came to visit. We took them to see the highlights of San Francisco, then up to the North Bay to check out Muir Woods (Redwood Forest.) This is them next to a 1,000-year-old tree. We also took Brady’s parents down to 17-Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula. It covers a lot of beautiful coastline scenery…and it’s where all the ritzy golf courses are….read more
In the spirit of tonight’s rivalry game, I thought I’d post this clip we ran on KSL last year. This was my first BYU rivalry prank…courtesy of Brady and his brothers Jeremy and Jason. They’re all Cougar fans. Their brother Weston is the black sheep in the family…he’s a Ute. So when the fun was over…I thought it would be fun to run this little story on the morning show. If you think that was funny…check out what they did to each other this year. Go Cougs!