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, December 27, 2008

Introducing......Sam and Rikki!

Well, here they are at last! The Guinea pigs. The boys had picked out boy names (Sam and Ricky) but Petsmart only sales girls. So.........

Here is Tim holding Samantha. She is an Afghan long haired guinea pig. She is a snuggler!
Here is Topher holding Rikki. She is more an adventurer. I think if they escape from the cage, it will be because of her!

The boys are doing really well with their new guinea pig responsibilities! They are very attentive. The first thing they do when they wake up is make sure their "girls" are okay. I hope it lasts!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and SAFE day. What a snow storm, eh! (I have to say eh because I feel like I am in Canada now!)
Look, I got Terry to smile!
Santa brought lots of stuff in the stockings. Topher got enough money to buy his guinea pig! (Yes, I said guinea pig)

Look, I got Tim to smile too! Tim got enough money for his guinea pig (yeah, he's getting one too. I guess mom has inherited two new pets!) Santa brought something called "Flarp" which is basically fart in a jar. It doesn't take a lot to entertain the Morleys. The kids and Terry must have made fart sounds for three hours!


Here I am with my boys. This will be the last Christmas with all of them as my "little boys". Alex will turn 18 in April and be an official adult. His band is embarking on a European tour this summer. I am so scared and so excited for him! Merry Christmas everyone!



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Colemere Family Christmas Party

My family had our annual Christmas party. It was at Bev and Jesse's house (of course, always the gracious hosts!)

Here is Barb's family with Grandma

Here is Bev's family with Grandma


Here is my family with Grandma. We're missing Alex. The rockstar is on tour!

Here is Rachelle's family with Grandma



Here is Angie and Steph with Grandma




Here is my dad's kids with Grandma. We are missing Ryan and Natalie because they had to leave early. I don't know how Coop got out of this pic!






Here is my dad and Sue with Grandma





Here is Ryan's family. Notice we have the U blanket on Grandma! These guys are BYU fans! (just kidding guys!)







Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Dogs

Here are my cute Christmas dogs, all groomed up and pretty. Gizmo looks like he's been smoking weed. I wonder what those groomers give dogs to calm them down.......

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy Eights Tag

Rachelle tagged me with Crazy Eights. Here goes:


8 Favorite TV Shows I Like To Watch
1. Heroes
2. Reaper
3. Supernatural
4. How It Works
5. Biography
6. Desperate Landscapes
7. Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee
8. Of course any type of Trek

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Outback
2. Ruby Tuesdays
3. Iggy's
4. La Luna
5. Chili's
6. Taco Bell (does that count?)
7. Olive Garden
8. Morley family restaurant - Head chef: Terry

8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1. Wrapped presents
2. made my christmas cards and sent them out
3. had lunch with mom at the employee association lunch
4. met Robert Kirby!
5. went to Sweet Afton's and some other shops at Gardner Village
6. did Mom's taxi for Bren and his friends
7. made dinner (yeah, I did instead of Terry!)
8. played with Tim, Toph, and Zane

8 Things I Am Looking Forward To
1. GRADUATION!!!!!
2. Christmas vacay
3. camping
4. camping
5. summer
6. playing games with my family (I promise I'll take a nap so I can stay up!)
7. Watching my kids open their presents
8. The Sugar Bowl (Go Utes!)

8 Things On My Wish List
1. a new cappucino machine
2. selling my van so I can buy a new car (small and gas efficient!)
3. Health and happiness for my family
4. strength to finish my backyard this spring
5. a hot tub
6. supermodel body
7. a maid
8. a hot personal trainer

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Tree Tagged!

YEAH! Mom finally got the Christmas tree out! Here are the hardworking boys setting it up.

Such concentration! This is hard work!

Finished! You can't see the lights, but they are blue

When Alex was a baby, I bought him an ornament and started a tradition. I have bought my kids an ornament for Christmas every year. Now there are 49 and they cover the entire tree. It has been fun. What is sad is next year, I will give Alex his last one because he will turn 18 and become an official adult. I can't believe it has been 18 years since this tradition started! Also, if you are reading this, you have been tagged. You have to put a picture of your Christmas tree on your blog for everyone to see!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

At least someone likes it!


Here they are, playing in the snow! They had a blast while mom and dad shoveled the walk!







Snowball!

Snow angel!


Face plant!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tagged!



Okay, so Andrea got me. Basically this is a picture of your fridge tag. Anyone who reads my blog is tagged. You have to put a picture of your fridge on your blog. Good luck!

Tim found my camera again.


Happy Birthday, Shella!


My first baby is turning 29 today. The horror! I guess you'll have to be the big sister now because I'm only 23! :O. Seriously, happy birthday to my bestest sister in the whole world!