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Just a few thoughts.

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I think her name is Lori

I think her name is Lori It was Thanksgiving morning and I was stopping by one of my favorite convenient stores for a bottle of pop. When I got up on this particular morning I decided to dress in my Santa casual clothes that consisted of green shoes, red pants, an off white shirt with a Christmas print vest. When I arrived at the store I was met with a bright smile from an old friend. Lori had worked at this store for several months and was always a welcome smile for my morning

Santa Matty

Santa Matty

 

Rock Climbing

As I have mentioned before I have been involved for many years with the Boy Scouts. One activity I have thoroughly enjoyed over the years has been Rock Climbing and Rappelling. Though I have done a little climbing (when I was a few pounds lighter) I have had the greatest time working with the boys teaching them to Climb and Rappel. Many times I have watched these young men conquer their fears as they have rappelled sometimes hundreds of feet. From time to time I have also had the privilege of te

Santa Matty

Santa Matty

 

Paddeling

Who likes to Paddle? I sure do. In my lifetime I have paddled many hundreds of miles in several different states. So on this hot summer day the twins and I returned to one of our favorite places. A small reservoir in North East Utah. The day was hot probably 85-90 down in the valley but much more comfortable at higher elevations. The water was perfect cool but not too cold. The lake was not too crowded though several others had the same Idea we had. So we paddled. We splashed and we swam. We ma

Santa Matty

Santa Matty

 

Bleaching

I just got home from the beauty shop where I had my hair and beard bleached. It did not come out as white as it has in the past. But I am not un happy with it. I have two appearances this week. I will be attending an annual book expo in Salt Lake City Utah. Here Santa will meet book store owners who hopefully will be ordering large quantities of the latest production of The Night Before Christmas. The producers seem to think since I was the star Santa in the movie I am the right

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Santa Matty

 

I have seen the Tetons

This past week I had the opportunity to drive up to Jackson Wyoming. Jackson is just south of the Grand Teton National park and only a few miles south of Yellowstone. Unlike its older brother The Grand Tetons fail to receive the attention and visitors that Yellowstone receives. However the beauty and splendor of the Tetons is more than worth the trip through the park I only wish I could have spent mort time in the park

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Santa Matty

 

Reaching out to others

A great experience in diversity was experienced by both my self and the boys dutrin our visit to Zion National Park. Due to the current changes in economy, travel to the United States by foreign tourists has skyrocketed. We found ourselves surrounded by tourists from all over the world. As you know I am a very out going person and love to talk to people. As I began to realize how many foreign visitors we had in the park I began to formulate a plan to reach out to these people, to welcome them to

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Santa Matty

 

Scouting in a Kilt

I have been associated with the BSA for over 25 years and I am personally of Scottish descent. I don’t own a plaid or tartan Kilt, but I do have a nice green one that matches well with my Scout Uniform. I take a little grief from friends when I wear my kilt. But that doesn’t bother me I am proud to be a Scottish Scout.

Santa Matty

Santa Matty

 

Geocaching

Are there any Geocachers among us. I have been caching since Sept 2002 and have over 1350 finds. What a great sport-Hobby Here is a pic of my latest find near Kaysville Utah.

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Santa Matty

 

Fathers and Sons

I took my Two sons and two Grand sons camping this weekend. What a wonderful experence being out with my boys once again and bonding with my Grand sons.

Santa Matty

Santa Matty

 

Ogden Newspaper article

Yes, Virginia, That is a Real Beard Monday, December 24, 2007 By Marie Dougherty Standard-Examiner correspondent And this Kaysville Santa has grown his own since 1999 KAYSVILLE -- Boots? Check. Belt? Check. Red suit? Check. But what about the beard? Got it. And it's real. To Matty Ross, there's no other kind. The 50-year-old Kaysville resident sat on his couch and stuck out his chin while his wife held a measuring tape. "It's

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Santa Matty

 

Chris and her Children

As a relatively new Santa each experience is a new experience. One of the first of these was visiting a young family, a mother named Chris and her 5 children. I had met Chris as a clerk at a local convenient store. I knew very little about her other than she was Divorced and not doing very well financially. I had spent several days working for a photographer in a typical children visiting Santa Claus setting but I had not done any kind of home visits. I arrived at the home early in the e

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Santa Matty

 

Looking for lost reindeer

I love to hike. I used to hike 3-4 times a week. Since changing jobs I have not had as much time as I once did. I went out for a couple hours today. Where I live in Northern Utah, it’s a hikers paradise. I live only a couple miles from the mountains and can be on the trail in less than five minutes. The weather was perfect today around 70 degrees and a gentle breeze. I was not the only one to come up with this great idea today. There were several cars in the parking lot and I passed quite a few

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Santa Matty

 

I love it here

In a conversation with my sweet wife today I told her I had finally found a Santa Claus web site I really like. I have frequented four other Santa forums in the past two years. I also follow three other non-Santa discussion forums. Being somewhat a forum junkie I often log in several times per day just to see what’s happening. I know most of you are aware of the problems some of the other boards have. Some of then are just a little slow or awkward to follow. I just love this place I like the

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