Dec 26, 2008

The Pie Pizza

So, Hali recommended the Pie, a pizza place in Salt Lake and hence the whole family went. Basically, we went for the 23"er of cheesy goodness. For some reason we thought we needed appetizers as well, not a good idea. We barely dented the pizza with 8 of us.
(Notice how Derek has the exact same look in each picture)

Dec 15, 2008

The Daily Kona

So, to bring simple joy into our lives, Derek, Hannah, and I have created the website called....

As many of you know, we our proud parents of The Kona, find her hilarious, and often comparable to 2 year old children. When our friends have a funny story about their kids we often have a Kona story that is similar. (I will yet write a book called "The Parity of Toddlers and Dogs")
The website is still a work in progress, but the main is The Kona.
The Nerd part, the monthly book, is by me and Derek. (***Nerd alert, I really LIKE the library, and I have a book journal, so if you're looking for a good book. . .Nerd Harmony likes talking books.)

Hannah writes the captions, and Hannah is FUNNY. You should also read her blog, she has a knack for writing.

Now, we realize many of you will think we are weird, it's okay, we love The Kona. But still, Kona is funny.

So, we update the Daily Kona, Almost daily.

Dec 11, 2008

Joy of Snow

This is just sad, they really tried to stop it.

This is just stupid.

But this, this is Fantastic.

Dec 9, 2008

Tagged (Why Not) Things I've Done in Bold

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (Camping with Melinda!)
3. Played in a band (an Orchestra Band, I played the Bass)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (Thanks Daddy)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain (The XTreme Team, Stacie, Megera, & Paylay, we almost died)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (in the car, shower, on a mountain...)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (Also when I was 2 months old)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Learning Rivet)
15. Adopted a child (SOON)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Also when I was 2 months old)
20. Slept on an overnight train (How about a Expedition in Hawaii)
21. Had a pillow fight (do I have siblings?)
22. Hitch hiked (After Hiking 14 miles in Zion)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill (Is the grass green?)
24. Built a snow fort (Can view this in earlier blogging days, Gram's House WOOT WOOT)
25. Held a lamb (Petting Zoos Rock)
26. Gone skinny dipping (Shh)
27. Run a Marathon (5k?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Also 2 monthsish old)
29. Seen a total eclipse (New Mexico, in elementary school)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Daily in Hawaii)
31. Hit a home run (the Wii is kind...jk, I really have hit one)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (umm Ogden and Iowa does that count?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Spanish, it didn't say if you were successful)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David (Also when I was 2 months old)
41. Sung karaoke (Caleb and Melindas, I was booed off the stage)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (For as much as i go to the E Room. no ambulance rides for me!)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (Also when I was 2 months old)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Also when I was 2 months old)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Swam in the TURTLES)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (Good Times. . .)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (Probably on of the last in Utah)
55. Been in a movie (School Ones?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Jewelry, if anyone needs anything)
58. Taken a martial arts class (Orange Belt or something)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Brownie Girl Here)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (Drives DEREK CRAZY)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (They can have everything when I DIE)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (In my younger years)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (Recently, also on the blog)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Kind of, but he was extremely chauvanistic, plus he just said I wouldn't be coming back after the year was up)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (Actually no, just major ligiments, cartilage)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Science Fair Winner)
85. Read the entire Bible (Really)?
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish, but I do want to learn how to fix a bird proper)
88. Had chickenpox (Notice my scar left of my nose)
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Chuck Norris' Partner, yeah I know)
92. Joined a book club (Started)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (It was Glorious)
97. Been involved in a law suit (Soon, stinking investor people)
98. Owned a cell phone (Wish I could smash it)
99. Been stung by a bee (This year, I stepped on one)
100. Read an entire book in one day (Love it)

Nov 29, 2008


For those of you who think Kona is a big dog, I would like to introduce Emma. Emma is the beloved dog of our friends, the Greens. If you will notice the first picture, Emma is sitting and she is at least 4' sitting. (I am 5 1-1/2" tall.) While Kona is sitting she is only half as tall as Emma. The last picture is Travis and Emma. Travis is six foot something. When Emma trotts over to you, she reminds one of a galloping horse. Emma is a BIG DOG. So I hope that all of you will think twice before calling Kona a big dog. Cheers!!

Nov 27, 2008

Nov 22, 2008


We finally got the photos developed from our underwater camera. Most of them were pretty worthless, but a few of them turned out alright.

I can't believe Harm didn't post this one yet. It's the coolest video she's ever made!

This is actually really funny if you can picture Harmony skipping down the stairs and staring at the ground at the same time. Also, her comment during the movie is priceless...

Nov 18, 2008

We're back! Note 1

Well hello.

We just got back from Maui. . . and it is much greener than Utah.

IAO Needle, pretty self explanitory

Banana TREES! I've never seen one.

Botanical Gardens. It was so pretty! I can't believe people live in a place like this.

Haleakakakakakea Volcano. It was 10000 feet up from sea level. It was kind of funny, signs said "Don't walk to fast, you might faint" or "If you feel faint sit down" . . . People need to go and visit the rockies mores

I know it's weird, but I've never SEEN a telephone booth like this, I thought they were extinct...Haha

We had to cross this viaduct to get to the waterfall below. It was an awesome short hike.

Waterfall at the end.

True Tourists

Carol and I created an awesome Molokini Mini version. (I'm signalling in the Japanese way of come here)

A view from the tunnel on Mini Molokini. The sunset and the boat that was out there constantly.

Mini Molokini (If only I was photogenic)

A Very windy road, Tom kept honking the horn, and being a very bad side driver (he does not like heights or cliffs by windy roads)

The Blow Hole. Sometimes it would shoot 70 feet in the air. It was pretty awesome.


We also swam with Sea Turtles. I'll get those underwater pics developed soon.

A single Banyan Tree. All the roots grow from the branches and grow into the ground . . . Weird.

Husband hates taking photos like this. Photos in general.

Hana Highway was beautiful

We had to drive over an area that had a flash flood! Good thing we upgraded to 4 wheel drive.

Ching's Pond. An Awesome area.

Nov 8, 2008

Who Will Buy?

Who Will Buy? This is our cute house we need to sell. If you read this (it will be a stretch) But TAG whoever is reading this!!!

Located just west of Cedar City in historic Old Irontown, this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is the perfect getaway. As a year round country cottage, or a quiet weekend cabin, this property offers many unique opportunities. Within walking distance of Old Irontown State Park and the community's private pond, this beautiful property provides easy access to year round activities. Plus, country living does not come at the price of the city's amenities. A fiber optic data connection makes working from home and staying in touch a breeze.

Nov 5, 2008


Won our soccer game tonight, 11 to 6. Awesome. Pictures soon to come..

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November (Edited)

So Halloween is not what it used to be.

We had maybe 35 trick-o-treaters, all very cute, and only Kona dressed up. Maybe it will be more eventful when we can dress up our kids and not just Kona.

Melinda, Caleb, and Bean showed up in some awesome costumes for Winnie the Pooh (check out their blog). We played some card games and Scotland Yard, and ate candy in front of the Miller's (Sorry, they are doing lent or something)

I almost won Settlers of Catan! We stole a tradition from the Miller's, whenever we win a game we put out name in the box. Since we started that tradition I have yet to put my name in for the second time, and it stinks because I had been winning previously before then. Anyway, I almost won with the largest army, longest road, 3 victory points, laid all my points down on my turn and Viola, only 9 points. And I lost. But I did win Scrabble, which is weird because Hannah and Derek ALWAYS Win.

Derek was pretty bummed he couldn't vote this year, he even thought about driving down to Cedar to vote, but 8 hours is a long time.

We are starting a new website....Daily Kona....soon to come. . .

Oct 29, 2008

Oct 27, 2008

Derek's Quote of the Day

While we were on our walk with Kona, a beautiful autumn night and Derek said "Don't you ever get tired of taking such small steps?" Only Derek would be so romantic. Loves

Update on the Walkers. . .

Derek has passed 8 months and still works for the same company!! First time ever! He builds websites and watches TradeGoose all the time (really). Want to see some of his work. . . and

Harmony is an estimator for a company called Overland Construction and DaVinci Homes. Pretty fun, let me tell you LEGACY PARKWAY IS AWESOME.
Favorite Project:

You'll also find us playing indoor soccer on Wednesday Nights, new season starts next week. . .anyone? Anyone? Co-Ed?

So for our Anniversary (which is long due past) we agreed to just get family pictures done instead of gifts (it's kind of hard when your man wants electronic items that are labeled with an apple). 3 years later we have results! This guys was a smokin' deal, 80 bucks and 50 digital pictures. Fits well with the Walker frugalities. . .

The noble Kona.

Can you believe how fat Kona looks? Really, she is kind of fat, but not the ball of wonder here! Too bad she can't play soccer with us.

*Derek will be appalled (dang Graphic Designers.) I can't ever figure out how to align the picture just right, we'll see how long it takes him to change it....9:20 Pm and counting

Oct 25, 2008

Oct 24, 2008

It's worse than we'd imagined...

U.S. Debt Outgrows Debt Clock

The national debt has surpassed $10 trillion, thereby exceeding the 13 digits the National Debt Clock in New York's Times Square. What do you think?

Young Man

Clark Mariano,
Maitre D'
"That's a debt clock? I thought it was just a sign that counted to 10 trillion."

Old Woman

Françcoise Lefevre,
Systems Analyst
"Look, if everyone just donated one dollar, we would have enough money to buy a new debt clock."

Old Man

Mark Wiedenbach,
"At least the McDonald's sign still keeps track of the billions served…. It doesn't? Oh, man. These are dark times."

Oct 18, 2008


Last night at 3 am Kona started barking! So Hannah held her mouth shut, literally, for about 15 minutes, after which she heard some cars start in front of our house and drive away. This is what we found in the morning:Kona is an avid Obama supporter. Hali says it's because she's black. It is Utah after all, and this was one of only two Obama campaign posters out of all of them.

After having gotten mad at her for keeping Hannah up all night, Kona felt vindicated.
Avid. Derek walked in the house and was genuinly appalled to see Kona sporting an Obama cape, saying, "Ah! Kona, you can't wear that!!"

Such a good watch dog.