Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

facfacFact of the Week

Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems, and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.

Joke of the Week

Joke of the Day: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared, what would be the most difficult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.”

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sous Chef!

Topher has decided that he likes to cook too. When we took one of our jaunts to the dollar store, he found this apron and this wisk. He liked them because they were both blue. He is making noodles here, one of his favorites. Now we have two budding chefs in the family!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brendon's Triumph

As some of you may know, Brendon has had a real struggle when it comes to academics. I have been trying to get some help for him from the school since 5th grade, and finally this year (ninth grade) someone finally took me seriously and listened. We have also added some other strategies to this (I won't go into details) and it is finally starting to help. I went to his parent/teacher conferences last night and his teachers had glowing remarks. "Nothing missing", "What a great student", this one is my favorite "The Brendon of last year and the Brendon of this year is like night and day". It was so awesome to go and meet his teachers and only spend five minutes with them, telling me how awesome he is doing, rather than spending 30 minutes with them trying to encourage him to do his work and turn it in. He is so close to a 3.0 right now he can taste it. Keep up the good work, Brendon, you'll get it!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tim's Birthday

We celebrated Tim's ninth birthday on Saturday. He has decided he is not going to smile for pictures anymore, so it looks like he is being tortured, but I think he really had a good time!


We like to load them up on soda so that they are bouncing off the walls. Chug! Chug! Chug!


It was also my grandpa's 80th birthday. I hope if I live that long that I am as active as they are (Grandma is not far behind!) We also celebrated Coop's and Natalie's birthdays too.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ute game


Wow, what a fun time. Terry and I were tailgate virgins. That is something we need to do more often! Our tickets were right on the front row and it was great. I've decided in my next life, I am going to go to college right out of high school and live on-campus. I forgot to take my camera so I had to steal some pictures (thanks, Andrea!). The weather was beautiful and Terry and I really had an awesome time.

Tagged

I've been tagged. I think I am one of the last ones to tag so there is no one to tag back! I will have to tag Rachelle, I don't think she has been tagged yet.

1. Where is your cell phone? On the charger
2. Your significant other? Terry- aka Golden Living, aka T-Dog, aka T-bone
3. Your hair? reddish brown
4. Your mother? Karen
5. Your father? Jay
6. Your favorite thing? Drinking coffee in the morning by myself and going through my homepage and my email
7. Your dream last night? I usually remember, but I don't remember last night
8 Your favorite drink? Coffee
9. Your dream/goal? Getting my bachelor degree and having ONE job
10. The room you’re in? Outside on my porch
11. Your hobby? reading, camping, redoing my house inside and out
12. Your fear? dying young before my children are grown up enough not to need me
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? I want to be a CPA and have my own business
14. What you’re not? Skinny
15. Muffins? orange cranberry
16. One of your wish list items? To be skinny
17. Where you grew up? Glendale (West siieeed!)
18. The last thing you did? Listened to "Magic" on Lisa's blog
19. What are you wearing? PJs and robe
20. Favorite gadget? my laptop
21. Your pets? 2 dogs Gizmo and Dusty, and we just inherited a rat Brendon named Jimmy
22. Your computer? is my constant companion?
23.Your mood? Tranquil
24. Missing someone? Rachelle
25.Your car? My van is in the garage, because I bought a little four banger so gas won't cost me a fortune.
26. Something you’re not wearing? Bra (me too)
27. Favorite store? dollar store (I know, pretty ghetto but I don't care)
28. Like someone? I like everyone!
29. Your favorite color? Lavender
30. When is the last time you laughed? Last night I came home and talked to my sons and their friends and we were telling jokes.
31. Last time you cried? This morning I heard a 12 year old girl sing opera like a grown woman and it brought tears to my eyes.