Friday, October 07, 2005

The Campaign

You see that nice looking sign? That's mine. Yes, that is a campaign sign. I am running for city council in Provo. It is a crazy thing to do, but it can be a lot of fun. It takes lots of hard work and lots of money, but it's been worth it so far and I think I will win. This is one of the 30 4' x 8' signs I am putting up - this one located at 300 South and University Avenue at Bill Harris Music. I also have 500 small signs and 400 11"x17" window signs (let me know if you want a sign). I am running in district 5, which covers the central neighborhoods. There is one month left and still tons to do. I am out knocking doors all night and putting up signs all day (when I'm not trying to run my own business).

Business has been good. We are expanding. I now have 3 partners. One is a lawyer and works with me on business financing projects. One is a friend (named Adam also) who helps me with brokering a large bridge loan/hard money fund. The third is a neighbor and is helping me expand into wholesale brokering through another company, owned by a friend of mine. On my own, I do research and want to expand that part of the business. I have just completed a week and a half long research project for an Arizona company that needed market analysis research. They used my research to obtain funding for expansion of their business into Utah.

Anyway, things are crazy here, but we are having a great time. We pray that all the deals on the table go through and that I win the election. It is going to be a very intense month.

Be good you all.

Adam Clark

Away we go...

We took Henry home Friday at about 6pm. We introduced him to the pacifier so that Amy could get a few moments of rest in between feedings. The little guy loves his mom. I am thinking of inventing a head piece that keeps the thing in his mouth - it is always falling out and he doesn't like that much.

It's been 8 days now. Carole and Joe (Amy's parents) stayed to help for a week, which was great. Now it's just the three of us and it is pretty cool. I sleep through everything, I think. Unfortunately, Amy does not. Henry sleeps next to the bed for now, to make it easy for Amy to get to him when he wakes. The first week was crazy and Amy barely slept. Henry is now sleeping 2-3 hours at a time at night, which allows Amy to sleep 5-6 hours a night now. the word cute is now the most often repeated word in the whole house (more than the word 'the'). Henry is a fun little guy, but it will be nice when he can smile.

Amy recovered very quickly. She is amazing. She cleans, goes on walks with Henry, and then crashes when she can. I, on the other hand, keep things going at a rabid pace in my sector of the house (the ofice) and out of the house (on the campaign trail). Life is great as a three person family! Who in the world let me become a DAD??!!!

Henry with Grandma Carole



This is Henry! He was born Thursday, September 29th at 1:27 am.
He weighed 6 lb 15 oz and was 19 in. long.

Amy was a champ! She went all natural. I was out campaigning and Amy called saying that her water had broken. We had been at the doctor's office at 3 pm that day and the doctor said she was at a 2 and that she might go into labor early. If only he knew! At 5:15 pm that same day, her water broke. By 1 am she was ready to push and about 30 minutes later, Henry was born. It was a great moment for our family!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

B-day gifts

My wife is the best!! She has good taste, I think. She got me this great shirt and a number of other awesome gifts, such as new Reef flip flops. In all, I had a wonderful birthday, thanks to my wife, my family, and friends.

The Chantrys

Matt and Joy Chantry - they live 3 doors down from us and have become great friends of ours. Matt and I get up at 6:00 am every morning (Monday-Friday) and hike up the mountain for an hour and a half. It's a lot of fun.

The Campsite

This isn't my perfect idea of a campsite, but it's what the girls could handle. Joy is exhibiting how she felt that whole week - with a cold. The fire is just gettting going. We cooked up the best tin foil dinners I have evern eaten. I did a great job on them, if I do say so myself.


The fishing on Payson Lake wasn't near as good as it is made out to be. We fished that Monday night for 2 hours and then 2 hours in the morning before we left on Tuesday. I caught a total of 3 fish - none much larger than the one in this picture. Still it was fun. Matt was skunked - ha ha ha. We love to fish and usually spend our time fishing the Provo River, a Blue Ribon trout river. This fish here is nothing to what we catch in Utah lake and in the Provo River.

Blowing out the Candles

MMMM....Carrot Cake. My wonderful wife made me my mom'c recipe of carriot cake with cream cheese frosting. It is sooooo good!! Here is the one candle. They figured it is the only candle I could handle blowing out. They should know I have much more air in my head than that.

Adam's B-Day

Well, back to Payson Lake. This time, for Adam's B-day (August 8) and with our friends, Matt and Joy. Here, Matt and I are sitting on a large log in the middle of the lake. We pushed/paddled the dumb log all the way across and back. It was fun - further than you'd think. We measured on a mapping program and found it was about 1/2 a mile. Well, Matt and I could both benefit from more exercise like this.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Henry J.

This is our ultrasound of our new rookie, Henry J. Clark. This was back at the end of May. He's due October 12 - coming up soon!! Both Amy and I had grandfathers with the name Henry, which is why we are naming him Henry. The J. is a little longer story. You see....J. is just an initial. When I (Adam) was born, there were three patriarchs of the family still alive - my two grandfathers and one of my great-grandfathers. Their names were Henry, Hamilton, and Herman. I was given an H. as my middle name in honor of all three. When our son, Henry, is born there will be only two patriarchs still alive - My father Jim and Amy's father, Joe. So...we are giving him a J. in honor of them both. Nice how that all works out, eh?! Well, anyway, that's it.

The Garden

This was part of our garden back at the beginning of June. The Snapdraggons are second year plants. They bloomed nicely last year, but there werre only like 3 plants. Now there is a bunch, as you can see. They bloomed so nicely this year. The begonia plant at the left of the snapdraggons has now taken over in a huge way and is producing beautiful purple flowers. The snapdraggons have been since cut down. Some plants from last year have way over produced this year and while they look nice, it made our garden kind of mss-matched in places. Each year we try to add a few perennials to make it look nice. We have to give them till the second year to really see what they will grow like. We have had some really beautiful blooms this year and lots of hummingbird visitors, which Amy loves. You can see the small brick (tumbled brick) border we put in this year too. We like to garden. Too bad it's been so dang hot this year. It's been a rough year for containers outdoors.

A Day at the Lake

Well, here we are at the Lake - Payson Lake, to be more exact. This was actually like 2-3 weeks ago, but oh can see how pregnant Amy is. She's the one on the right...ha ha ha. That was a good day. A good Friday afternoon activity. We hung out on the grass there and Adam swam across the lake and back. It was fun. Amy had a hard time getting in the water (it was a little chilly, but not bad at all). She has a very odd philosophy about cold water. She 'eases' in cause it is too cold and shocking. WHAT?!? Anyway, her inching in causes for her body to be reshocked each inch. Finally she went all the way under...and that was about it. We hung out on a log in the lake for a bit. It was a good day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Here We Are!!

Well, this is us. Adam and Amy Clark. Aren't we a cute couple?!