Saturday, December 27, 2008

These are my Favs

This is my favorite pic of our family.....
Thought you might like to know.....

Merry Christmas to all.......and to all a good........

What a year. I know that everyone has their own set of challenges so I know that we are no different. I have always been taught if it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger.

I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas and holiday season. We were very lucky to have my mom stay with us this past week for Christmas. She has only stayed with us on Christmas morning one other time about 15 years ago near as I can remember.

The kids loved having her around and it was fun to watch them interact with her. They enjoyed every minute with her.

I was also able to see my Grandma Liston. She is 87 and is starting to suffer from Alzheimers. Sometimes you don't notice and other times it is incredibly noticeable. She is a very strong woman and I am lucky to have her in my life.

I would also like to thank my family for sticking together this year through thick and thin and for always being there for each other. We have really grown together as a family this year and I have a greater appreciation for each of my children and my sweet wife and what each of them bring to our family.

I am very grateful for the great friends that Jen and I have. You will never know how much each one of you mean to us. You are the ones that make us stronger and give us the opportunity to continue moving in the right direction. For that I am extremely blessed.

Where would I be without my sweet wife and all that she has endured this year. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.

Everything I have I owe to my father in heaven and I pray that I can continue to live up to the expectations and promises that have been made.

I love you all,

D, Triman, Eaglebeak,
you know the good.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am now officially back to work. My Comfort

The day has finally come...........

It took 4 weeks to make a decision and we had some very kind friends and family involved in helping us but in the end I decided to get back into retail where I have had over 15 years of experience.

I was offered the position as VP of Sales and Marketing at My Comfort for a couple of locations. The Murray and Logan locations is where I will call home. As you know I am a big believer that things happen for a reason and this is no different. The way that I came upon this opportunity and what took place to even get me to interview for it was very inspirational. I could have taken a few other jobs that may have been a 9-5 M-F but it did not offer the kind of potential that this position could ultimately bring.

I found this position from Craig's List and replied to a posting for an available sales person. I had an opportunity to meet the 2 owners and after several meetings and phone calls we came to an agreement on my responsibilities for the organization and what my specific role will be in helping this company reach its potential.

Since this is a franchise opportunity I am currently only affiliated with the 2 locations I mentioned previous. (Murray and Logan) If you are in the market for a new bed (Intelli-Gel) then please see me at either the Murray or Logan locations. There are several other My Comfort stores along the Western US and Utah but for know I am only working with these two.

After I researched the company thoroughly and spoke to the two owners (Amy and Emily Pearce, Yep they're sisters) I reached the conclusion that these beds are by far the best on the market and offer things that no other beds can claim. It was also very evident that both Amy and Emily are passionate about what they are trying to accomplish and have offered me a great opportunity to be a part of it.

I start my new position on Monday the 3rd of November and I am excited to help move the company in the direction that they desire, to be the best at what they do.

I would like to personally thank all of you for your kind words and phone calls and for your willingness to help with anything. Also to the angels that touched our lives in more ways than one.

Be good always.........You never know who may be watching you.........


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Angels amoung us.......Thank you.....

Have you ever had the distinct impression that you were being watched over and protected? Have you ever prayed and had your prayers answered when you said amen? Well we have as a family.
Although I will never know in this life who the angels are that were keenly aware of our needs, I do know that we are truly blessed and say thank you with every part of my soul. Words cannot describe the feelings of gratitude that we have as a family.
All things happen for a reason. It is hard to say at this time exactly why we are tested in the ways we are. What I can do is promise to pay it forward one day when we are able.

To our guardian angels.........You answered our prayers in more ways than one. Because of that I am eternally grateful.......Duane

Jen's new little boutique business. Sweet Adeline

My sweet wife has always wanted to start a little business of her own to sell various items. With a few suggestions from friends and relatives she has decided to start selling beanies and hand made personalized tutu's. I'm sure that there may be more to follow but this is a start. Thanks for everyone's love and support and for being there for us.........Love, The Ralphs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Final game of the season for Syracuse Black. Finished season 6-3

What a great year the boys had. They played a tough Kaysville Brown team that were able to capitalize on our mistakes very quickly and we lost 33-6.

Jaden was able to score his final touchdown of the year on a fake punt around the right side. It has been so fun watching him and the rest of the boys play this year.

I went back and looked at all of my previous posts and if my calculations are correct Jaden had 17 touchdowns for the year. He was able to learn much more about football this year as he is only a second year player.

We are trying to decide if we will be able to go to the tournament in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving this year. With my job loss we are not sure where our next paycheck will come from so it makes it difficult to commit to going.

Thanks to all of the players and coaches for a great year. It has been a ton of fun and I know all of the boys had a great time as well.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Syracuse Black...Now 6-2.....Great playoff win against a tough Bear River White team.

What a great win today against a tough Bear River White team. This was our first game in the playoffs this year and we came away with a 6-0 win played in a cold, very, very wet game. Jaden scored the only touchdown on a deep fly pass that Kolten threw perfectly to him. It was just enough as we were able to hold them scoreless the rest of the game. We were able to protect the ball and move the ball just enough to keep them in their own end of the field most of the game.

We are now one of only 8 teams left in the playoffs and face a tough Kaysville Brown team next Saturday. If we can execute our game plan and not turn the ball over we will have a good chance to come away with a win next week.

Look for more next week............

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