May 31, 2008


I think by now we can officially say that summer is here. School is out, the weather is warm, and my grass is nice and green. Lately, all Brevin and Spencer want to do is run through the sprinklers and have a "water party" with all their friends. Maybe this is why my grass is so green. Well, time to go work on my tan.

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May 21, 2008

Garrett - 1 week old

Here are pictures of Garrett at 1 week old. He's starting to get on a better sleep schedule, from 5 or 6 wakings per night down to 2.

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Garrett is here!

Like I mentioned in the last post, a gusty storm along with a cold front hit around 1:30 am the night of May 11th. That seemed to kick Amber's labor into high gear. By 3:30 she was finally able to get me out of bed, saying it was time. A quick call to my parents (sorry for the early wake up call) and we were off. Checked in about 4:00 am and everything from there was smooth sailing. Garrett was born just before 7:00 am on Monday May 12th. He was 7lbs 9oz and 20 inches long. Pretty much a spitting image of his two older brothers when they were born. We're glad he is here safe and sound. Brevin and Spencer sure think he's pretty cool.

Here are some images.

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Happy Mother's Day

We thought we might be having a baby on Mother's Day because of all the contractions Amber was having throughout the night. As soon as it was time to get up and get ready for church, it was like the labor was put on pause. I guess it was good that Amber could enjoy Mother's Day not being in a hospital bed. It was a beautiful day, and little did we know that the storm that was heading our way later that night would trigger the real deal. Baby was on his way.

Amber, you are awesome. Thanks for all you do for me and for our boys. You are one of a kind, Happy Mother's Day. Kimi ga suki da!

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In Loving Memory, Maj. Brad Funk

On May 1st we received the tragic news that Brad and a student pilot were killed in a training exercise while performing a touch and go in their T-38C at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. Both had tried to eject but did not have full deployment of their parachutes. We have not heard yet what might have caused the crash. There has been an enourmous amount of love and support from family, friends, and the people at Sheppard AFB.

There was a memorial service at the base on May 5th. A viewing was held on May 9th in Roy, UT, with the funeral services held the next day. It was great to reflect back on Brad's life and all that he had accomplished in his 35 years. It was evident that family was his biggest priority.
I've included some images from the funeral here.

Brad will be deeply missed, but we know that he is still anxiously engaged in the work on the other side.

Links to news stories and obituaries:,5143,700224969,00.html