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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my family and friends!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hard to be a kid (and a dog!)















We had a fun day of shopping, McDonald's, playing in the park, and ice cream on Friday. I guess I must have really worn them out because the CRASHED Friday night. Here is Tim in his blanket cocoon.


Here is Toph and Gizmo. I guess it's hard for a dog to lay around all day, play, poop, eat, etc



They were both out. I wish the insomnia fairy would let me sleep like that!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Yeah, Brendon!


Brendon has received his first report card this year. The grades are as follows:

Spanish C-

Reading C+

Algebra B+

Guitar B (he is really doing well, he practices all of the time!)

Exploring Tech I A

Geography for Life B-

Language Arts D+


He just barely squeaked through on that Language Arts! I don't blame him, english majors are hard to please (right Hillary!). He received a 2.6. Now this is compared to his cumulative GPA that he has received for the last two years of maybe 1.0. This is a tremendous accomplishment for Bren! His goal is to get that 3.0 so he can have a great insurance rate when he starts driving (lardhavemercy). Good job Bren!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Insomnia fairy III

(set to the tune of American woman)

Insomnia fairy, stay away from me
Insomnia fairy, daddy let me be
Don't come hanging around my door
I don't want to see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time playin' with you
Now fairy, stay away
Insomnia fairy, listen what I say
Don't come knocking around my door
I don't want to see your shadow no more
Colored lights can hypnotize
Prop open someone else's eyes
Now fairy, get away
Insomnia fairy, listen what I say
Don't come hanging around my door
Don't want to see your face no more
I don't need your alarm machines
I don't need your stressed out scenes
Colored lights can hypnotize
Prop open someone else's eyes
Now fairy, get away

I gotta goI gotta getta away
Babe I gotta go I wanna fly away

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kicken' it!


On Saturday we cleaned up all of the leaves in our yard. It was hard work and everyone was really tired the next day. Tim and Toph decided to kick it in my room (on my side of the bed!) and watch Mario and Sonic movies. Don't they look cozy!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I wonder what if feels like to be the mother of a rockstar......



Alex's band signed to a record label! It is a small label called Statik Factory Records, but they are paying for a lot of their merchandise now (I'm still working on your shirt, Dave!) and their tour dates. This is their latest promotional pic. In case you can't tell, Alex is the one in the middle. They are headed on tour again and this time they are playing venues out east! I sure hope this works out for him, because his heart and soul is in this and not in school! Love you Alex!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat

While out trick or treating, we ran into Michael Myers Turner! He caught Tim!

And then he caught Toph!
This caused Topher to turn into Jason Voorhees Morley. Daddy doesn't give him enough allowance!

Now Michael Myers Turner is getting them both!



When we arrived at Dave and Lisa's we split off like we usually do. Dave and I took the kids trick or treating while Terry and Lisa remained to "hold the fort" and make us pizza. It is pretty fun to trick or treat with Michael Myers. No one messes with you and it is pretty good entertainment watching teenagers run away at top speed.


Halloween Parade at School

Here is the Halloween Parade at Tim and Toph's school. What a lot of fun and interesting costumes!

Here is Tim. He is a "werehog" from Sonic Unleashed. He looks really good!
Here is Toph. He decided to be Megaman again this year which was nice because I didn't have to make another costume! I was a dead crossing guard. I put a tire mark over me and painted my face like a skeleton with some blood coming out. Trust me, some days it isn't a far stretch. I forgot to take a picture of myself though, so you'll have to use your imagination. We had fun!