Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Weekend

The Memorial Weekend is a weekend that all of us look forward to. We spent our weekend with our friends Drew and Ashley Whiting at the Sucher Family cabin in Heber, Utah. We were lucky enough to take 6 children 12 and younger with us as well. I lost count on how many times we asked the running in the house to stop, in addition to the repeated request of "stop throwing things at each other". Perhaps one child will suffice this Sucher household :) Ok, maybe not, but we there is definitely a growing into parenthood period that we need to experience before managing a large amount of children again.

We were lucky enough to have the use of Jason Sucher's ATV's. A great time was had by all, even by Kim who got the heavy duties of managing the kids most of the time. She did get a chance to ride the ATV's and although she comes to near complete stop to turn, she had a great time. I was simply amazed on how beautiful the Almighty's creations are. We took some time to get way back into the mountains and take in some of the beauty of the earth.

We enjoyed the experience of introducing the Nintendo Wii to Drew and Ashley. For those not familiar with the Wii, it is an interactive video game system with such games as bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf. Drew and Ashley took an immediate interest in the boxing game. Ashley even went so far as to show Tae-Bo moves as she boxed. I wish that my camera was near by to catch the moves, but I did get grab a few pics that show the enthusiasm of the Whitings.

Today, Monday, we got together with the Wirig side of the family for a family breakfast. After a few hours on indecision the idea of home run derby at a local baseball field was agreed upon. Being a huge baseball fan and a 2 time Orem City softball champion, I figured I would be putting on a show for the 12+ family men that participated. It was evident rather quickly why I have turned my attention to softball and left the playing of baseball to the young folks of the world. As I sit here writing, my legs, back and arms ache, mostly due to a lot of swinging and missing. That is the beauty of softball, it allows me the time to get the 35 lbs I have added since college, in motion and still have a chance to hit the ball. I did manage to get one over the fence and a long way over the fence I might add. Still, my brother Stewart has yet to ever really beat me in anything athletic. Today, I found myself in an unfamiliar situation, that being a loser to Stew in the home run derby. I have come to accept the fact I am young and nimble as I once was, but at least I still have my rugged good looks.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Finally, the Time Has Come

There is not any question that last Tuesday was a very emotional day for the Sucher household and the neighborhood girls Kim has made friends with. The Gilmore Girls has finally come to an end. As I am sure you can imagine, I was very broken up and emotional about the series coming to a close. No longer will I have to reserve my Tuesday nights at 7 pm. Kim invited the girls next door to come on over and partake of the fast talking, sarcasm that is known as the Gilmore Girls. Maybe all the time I have spent in Utah has made my hearing/comprehending abilities slow a great deal, because I find myself not being able to understand a word between Loralie and Rory and digging deep to catch the humor in their sarcastic dialog.

Only a time or two have I found myself with a tear in my eye at the end of a television series and that was at the end of Growing Pains (a marvelous work and wonder) and the recently departed The King of Queens. The girls that Kim invited over cried during random parts of the show. Perhaps they felt their biggest love being torn from their grasp. We can only hope they an find a way to fill the void in their life.

I feel bad that Kim has lost a valued treasure in her life, but at least she has Baseball Tonight and the NBA playoffs to keep her busy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Support Cosmo

Well it appears that someone at CBS Sportsline has a bit too much time, not to mention strange deep thoughts about college mascots. They have been promoting their own tournament of sorts in regards to college mascots to determine which mascot reigns supreme in Division I athletics. Each region has been broken down into one of four categories: Predators (where Cosmo has landed), Land Animals, Humans, and Inanimates/Mythological.

Cosmo has made it to the Elite Eight and now face the New Mexico Lobo mascot. Although Cosmo looks more like Cosmo the housecat after his makeover in 1999, he still falls into the category of a predator. Honestly, would you rather be protected by an Aggie from Utah State or a Cougar from BYU? When you think about it, it really is a simple question, a baby could answer it. We all (or should) have some love for Cosmo. Please take the time to ensure Cosmo gets the credit he really deserves and cast your vote.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Well it is glaringly obvious that there is no love for Canadians in the NBA. Now that Steve Nash has had time to clear his from the cheap shot he took from Robert Horry, he is right when he says he is "disgusted" with the way the NBA treated the altercation which took place on Monday night.

Kim looked a bit surprised when I jumped off the couch and yelled at the TV. Perhaps the moment of rage that took place in out living room stems from the fact that I have never liked Robert Horry. Maybe it is my loyalty to the BYU alum, Danny Ainge. Horry threw a towel into the face of Danny Ainge because he didn't like what Ainge had to say in a 1997 game when Ainge coached the Suns. But nonetheless, Horry has always been a player who in my mind, is a bit on the dirty side.

Unfortunately, the Phoenix Suns will suffer in tonight's game without the presence of Amare Stoudamire and Boris Diaw. Horry doesn't bring much if anything to the table for the Spurs, but it is an understatement to say the Suns will miss Stoudamire's presence in the paint tonight. Perhaps the most frustration lies in the fact that in the 2nd quarter that Tim Duncan was seen being pulled back to the bench by teammate Bruce Bowen after a dunk took place and yet the NBA brushed over this fact. The link below clearly shows Duncan stepping onto the floor.

Oh well the world is full of injustices. For instance, I made it all the way to the doors of The Price is Right and yet due to some unfortunate circumstances, Bob Barker and I were not able to make acquaintances. A long, dramatic story for another day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First Posting

Kim and I (mostly me) have decided to try and keep up with the times in creating a blog. Hopefully this goes a bit better than our journal writing (0 entries in the last 3 1/2 years). For those not up to date on the happenings with this particular Sucher clan, I will provide a brief summary of the last 3+ years of our time together.

We currently live in Orem, Utah. Kim just graduated from BYU with a degree in Health Science and is extremely excited to be done. I am working at a property management firm in Orem and find myself married to my cell phone, much to Kim's dismay. However, we have been extremely blessed this past year and have learned to accept the fourth member of our family (my cell).

As the picture indicates, it appears we have a child. Morgan Anine Sucher was brought into the world on Ocotber 13, 2006. She has been a delight for the most part. It does appear that the good luck and quiet demeanor she brought to the Cardinals playoff run last year, has run out. She is now noisier than ever and the Cardinals find themselves 4 games below .500. Go figure.

The picture also indicates that I am quickly on my way to looking like Ron Howard in terms of my hair. I assure you all that I do still have a full head of hair and that the Utah sun can make my locks appear to be dwindling. I have at least another year before we make Rogaine a regular on the shopping list.

Anyway, this is not the greatest of writing's rendered by one Jeff Sucher, however better posts hopefully will appear in the near future.