Sunday, December 20, 2009

Justin's best two years has begun!!!

Justin entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo on Wed Dec 16. It was a bittersweet moment. We are happy he's going but sad to know that we will miss him for 2 years. It will be hard....but...we can do hard things!!! He was ready to go and embark on this new wonderful chapter of his life. GO get'em ELDER HATCH!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mission Call

Justin has received his mission call to the Canada Toronto West Mission!!!!! He speaks in Sacrament Meeting Dec 13th and enters the MTC Dec 16th.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Justin's mission papers are in and we are waiting for a mission call!


Justin qualified for the IMPRA Rodeo Finals which were in Blackfoot at the State Fair. On Monday Night he scored a 65. On Tue he had a good ride going but hit the ground as the 8 sec buzzer sounded! All in all he had an awesome 1st year of rodeo! We are so thankful that he was protected as he participated in this potentially dangerous sport. He's now moving on to bigger and better things.....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Rodeo Sept 4-5 weekend update- He took 2nd in Wellsville and came in 3rd in Winnemucca Rodeos.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Justin is winding down this rodeo season with a big weekend planned. Friday, Sept 4, he will ride in an IMPRA Rodeo in Wellsville Utah. Then on Sat evening he'll be back on a horse after a 6 hour drive to Winnemucca Nevada. Then on Monday and Tuesday at the Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot he'll be competing in the Inter Mountain Pro Rodeo Association Finals. Right now he is sitting 9th in the IMPRA which is quite amazing!
As the rodeo scene winds down for a spell the missionary scene picks up speed. Sunday, Aug 30 Justin was made an Elder after a Special Stake Conference. This Sunday his Bishop will be doing the final requirements for his papers to be completed for him to receive his mission call for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 24th -25th Rodeo Weekend

We had a busy pioneer weekend going from rodeo to rodeo! Justin rode in the Bannock Rodeo at 2pm on July 24th making a terrific 80 points. That put him in 1st place, got a nice belt buckle and check! Yeah!!
Then we went on to Oakley Idaho for an evening Rodeo. Here he had a good ride which placed him 4th. The next day we had a some time to kill so we did a little sight seeing. The Twin Falls Temple and the Shoshone Falls were a couple of the impressive things that we saw. That evening the Shoshone Rodeo proved to be eventful with bucking horses jumping over the chutes and cowboys being dumped over fences. Add Image

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our Lil' Cowgirls & Cowboys

Wellsville Rodeo - July 15, 2009

This was the first rodeo held in the new Wellsville Rodeo Arena. Yeah for Wellsville!

The first picture is of an exhibition ride that ended with this "handstand" looking way of biting the dust. It is a sure way of getting a pain in the neck.

This rearing to go bronc started things off in the chute just as the gate was pulled. Justin made an awesome ride earning a score of 73 points.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Marsh Valley Rodeo - July 10, 2009

Here's Justin's Marsh Valley Rodeo ride. Talk about horsepower, this 17 hand horse had it! His score didn't tell the whole story for this qualifying ride!