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!