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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Tim - The Next Party

11. Tim is 11. My life needs a rewind button! So on Tim's official birthday, Terry made one of his favorites - Salisbury steak with rice and veggies. Then we ate brownie birthday cake. I LOVE this picture. He is actually smiling a genuine smile and I didn't even have to threaten him! Happy Birthday, Timeehhh! I love you!!!

Tune: Timmy! - South Park

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Tim - Dinner at Peama and Grandpa's

We celebrated Tim's birthday with the Morleys. Peama made a wonderful Italian dinner, and then for dessert.....Oreo cake!!!!! We celebrated Jeremy's birthday too.

Score! Tim likes his birthday present! He made us drive STRAIGHT to Game Stop to put this new video game on hold. He has been planning this for a while.

Here is the gang singing "Happy Birthday"



Toph looks SO thrilled!

AND presenting.............the happy newlyweds!!!!!!!



Was SUPER yummy! Boy, can Peama cook! Now I know where Terry gets it from! Thanks for a great day.


Tune: That's Amore - Dean Martin

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Utah State Fair 2010

On Friday, we decided to hit the Utah State Fair. We hadn't been for a while. Topher couldn't remember what it was like because it had been so long. Now I know why. I think we spent their college fund that night!
There were all of these little wooden picture stands. I thought they were cute. Tim did not.
Topher had a blast looking at all of the animals.
Then.....they discovered the rides! It was all over from there!



We stopped for a moment at this seal show.
Not quite sure what she was trying to accomplish with them. All she kept doing was making this one back up. I guess he was being "naughty".
The director of the food program where I work has a son named Joey. He entered and origami piece and won first place! Congrats Joey!!!!
The Navy SEALs parachuted in over the rides. It was hard to catch them because they were sorta far away and moving fast!
Back for more rides!!!!!


AND of course..... THE BIG SLIDE!!!!!!
By then, the Turners had made it to the fair, so we hooked up with them. This is Bryce petting the goats. This goat was so funny. He started eating Bryce's stroller. Bryce was all "No goat!"
So he decided to eat Lisa's shorts instead. Didn't touch the fries that were on the tray, what does that tell you?????
Then we wandered over to the cows and there was a newborn calf that everyone was molesting. Do they have therapy for cows????
After that, Terry said game over, so we left the Turners to explore the rest of the fair and headed home. It was a fun day and our feet HURT by the time we got home. What I think is funny is that I saw all of these women walking around in their hoochie mamma shoes. I wore my workout shoes to walk around in and my feet hurt, I can't imagine how theirs felt. Gotta look good!!! So I think next year in order to be able to afford the fair, we will have to rob the treasury of a small country!!!!
Tune: Lover Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alex, Allee and Boston go to Bear Lake

Alex, as many of you know, has had some down time from touring (not really the way most of us would want it!) He and Allee went with her family to Bear Lake over the Labor Day holiday. They sent me some pictures.
Future skipper!!!
Ahhhhh, life is good!!!!
I LOVE this picture. It is so cute! They had a great time. Alex gets his "headgear" off on Thursday. I know he can't wait!!!!
Tune: Gilligan's Island Theme - ?????

Friday, September 10, 2010

Crazy Hair Day!

Here it is...the spirit day you've been waiting for! Topher's favorite.....CRAZY HAIR DAY!!!!!
As you can see we have added the color electric blue to the model's right side and the color brilliant red to the left side. We have finished this fine ensemble off with a perfect faux hawk down the middle. Definitely the "in" look for this season.
I asked Tim if he wanted crazy hair too. I believe "Hell no" would have been his response, were he allowed to swear!!!
Tune: Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Topher Gets Climbing Higher for 2nd Grade

Topher got his climbing higher award for second grade last week. He was so excited because this is the earliest he has ever received it!
Now when it says being a good helper to his table, it means he keeps them in line. Like he used to keep the daycare kids in line. When I (or teacher in this case) issue commands, everybody better snap too, or they have to answer to Topher!!!
Funny how the littlest kid would be the one bossing everyone around! Seriously, Topher strives to do what he is supposed to and be the best he can be. I am glad his teacher recognized him for that!
Here he is getting his award with the principal.
Here is the rest of the gang. Congratulations, well done!!!!!!
Tune: The Power - Snap

Friday, September 3, 2010

No Training Wheels!!!!

Topher has been walking with me to the crossing in the morning. Well, I have been walking, he has been riding. He still had training wheels on his bike. He usually has to leave before I do, or he will be late. I watch him ride up the hill to school. One day, some kids made fun of him on the way to school because he still had trainers on his bike. That was it, he wouldn't ride his bike to school anymore. When I finally found out the reason, I told him daddy would take off his trainers and he could practice without them. Show those damn kids!! I figured it wouldn't take him very long, but all I did was give him a send off and that was it! He started riding! I wish everything I had to teach my kids only took 5 seconds!
Now he can ride his bike to school like all of the "big kids". He has such a fiery temper, I am surprised he didn't pull those kids off of their "trainerless" bikes and beat the living &*^% out of them! Don't mess with little packages! Looks can be deceiving!

Tune: We Are the Champions - Queen

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grandma Turns 80!

My beautiful grandma celebrated a milestone for her birthday this year. 80 years old! but I don't think she looks and acts a day over 60! I stole this pic from my sister. Here she is with her cake. It was yummy too!
We all went to lunch at Golden Corral. Then we took some family shots. Here is my mom with my grandparents.
Here is Rachelle and her little family (Ryan and Trey)
Here is Jason. His little family was out of town. Sure wish they could have been there! (Missing Courtney, Madison and Kennedy)
Here is Ryan's "little" family. (front row: Peyton, Raylor, Xander, Kenyon, back row: Rebecca, Ryan, Natalie, and Dextor)
My little family, together for a rare appearance! (front row: Tim, me, Topher, and Alex. Back row: Brendon and Terry)
We had a great time. It is getting harder and harder to get together because we are getting so big and our schedules are getting so crazy. It is nice when we can manage it. Happy Birthday, Grandma!
Tune: Young at Heart - Frank Sinatra