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

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Wow, another year of extraordinary food, great company, and lots to be thankful for! We started out at Terry's parents house for our first gluttonfest. Here is Peama with Bren, Tim and Topher.
Here are our happy newlyweds. It is so good to see them so happy!!!
Here is our film student extraordinaire Kody!!!
Here is Jeremy.
Here is Kasey, Paydon and Logan.
We had an unexpected visitor show up for the party. This poor pigeon must have been freezing. He flew into the garage and wouldn't leave. Can you blame him????
It took quite a while for Terry and Steve to get him to leave, but he finally did. We tried to feed him some bread, but he wouldn't take it.
Need to get a picture of me after stuffing myself!!!!
Tim, always as sunny and chipper as ever!!!
Topher, always the ham.
After that it was off to my mom's house for a second huge dinner! Here is Xander with a yummy homemade role! He is wearing my "wetter". At least that is what he called it last year. I called it that this year and he told me "NO its a SWEATER!"
Here is sweet Kennedy!
Here is Brendon holding Raylor. He was so cute with him. When Raylor would cry, he would get up and walk him. He never chickened out and gave him back to Natalie. He is going to make such a good dad!!!
Here is Ryan and Trey. Poor Trey is like Tim. He has a mom that takes WAY to many pictures and is so sick of the camera! Good thing Rachelle married a man that is as photogenic as Coop is because I have the feeling he has a LIFETIME of this!!!
Here is Jason. I got a lot of genuine smiles on this day! Gotta love turkey!!!
Here are Rachelle and I being silly!
Caught her laughing!

Didn't get as many as I wanted, but there is always Christmas! I am so thankful to have the wonderful family that I do! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Tune: The Thanksgiving Song - Adam Sandler

Monday, November 22, 2010

Beginning Winter Fun - 2010

So most of you got buried in the snowstorm that happened this week. Saturday night, the boys went out in their pajamas and coats. That lasted for all of about two seconds, then they went in and actually got some pants on. Here they are making their snowman.

This is Brendon and I freezing while watching them.
So they went to all of the trouble to build this snowman......


This is as FAR as the dogs would even venture....
Finished at last......
Then they proceeded to destroy it!

Ok, fast forward to Sunday night. As many of you know, Terry is a sadistic torturer and is always coming up with challenges that defy common sense. He told the boys he would give them each $5 if they would go do a snow angel with only their boxers on. So, being the greedy capitalists that they are.....they did it! Psyching themselves out, then............
WHOA NELLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim flipped me off at the last minute, then wouldn't let me take his picture again. I told him I was going to post this so grandma could see it, then he would be in BIG trouble!!!!!
Snow angel number two!!!!
Well, needless to say, they earned their five bucks! I was laughing the whole time. How did you spend your weekend????
Tune: Round and Round - Tevin Campbell

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy 40th, Kristi


Do you remember when we were in school at Riley and there was a solar eclipse that was supposed to happen? Do you remember that it wouldn't happen again until we were in our 50s? We used to joke that we would watch it from our rocking chairs on the porch where we lived side by side because 50 was SO OLD. Well, 50 is not so far away anymore! Kinda surprising how fast time flies. But the thing that doesn't surprise me is that you are still in my life and I am FULLY looking forward to seeing things in our "old age" that we saw as kids. I've never had a vision of my future in which you weren't there to take part of in some way. I know sometimes we get busy with our little families and we don't get to see each other as often as we would like, but I know that if I EVER need anything, you are just one phone call away. You have been one of my dearest and best friends ever and you are one of the most selfless people I know. You are also one hot mama and I am glad that we can still be sexy at 40!! So you ENJOY this day and work it for all its worth because you deserve to have one helluva special day to celebrate this Earth being blessed 40 years ago with the arrival of YOU!!!! Love you to pieces!!! Love, Jaylene

Tune: You're My Best Friend - Queen

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Hard To Be a Dog - 2010

All I can say is that when I come back in my next life, it will be as a dog in a house like mine!!! This is a typical Sunday at my house if you have four legs.
Notice they are ALWAYS together. He can't live without her!
I liked this picture. You can't see Gizmo, but he is there. She just jumps up and makes herself at home wherever. Notice Bren is still playing his game, totally unfazed.
Damn its hard to be a dog!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Halloween - Trick or Treat Fun

We round out our weekend of fun with Trick or Treat on Saturday. Yeah, I know, its only October 30th. Don't ask. Anyway, here is Topher as Proto-man. I DO NOT sew. This costume is miraculous for me!!! Notice the toy he is holding, that is who he is supposed to be!
Tim dressed up for Halloween! I love his costume because about 30 minutes before we left, he raided the abundant supply of past Halloween costumes and picked this one. Less work for me!!!
First stop was my Dad's house. Here is Tiger in his costume!
Hi Terry! Where is your mask? You're wearing it you say? Wow, didn't notice a difference! (just kidding, love ya, hun!!!)
Tiger ran around and played with the kids the whole time we were there. He was in heaven!!!
After Dad's house, we ran back home and met Bryce and Lisa to go Trick or Treat around our neighborhood. It was lame because it started to rain and I swear NO ONE WAS HOME! Lisa said there were tons of kids running around her neighborhood, so we left early to go Trick or Treat there.
Okay, the story behind this photo goes: Terry and I were at the VF Factory Outlet's Kitchen Store. Terry found this ring that is also a bottle opener. So he buys one for Dave and one for himself. They both had them on Halloween night. This is their "Wonder Twin Powers...Activate!" Shot. You guys are TOO funny!!!
Madison is the Candy Corn Princess. I think she is secretly saying "Please pick me up! It is lonely down here!"
Here is Peyton as Iron Man! Right on!
It was SO FREAKIN WINDY AND COLD! It rained on us for a bit too. Miserable! By the time Dave and I came back from the last round of Trick or Treating, we couldn't feel our faces! No worries though, yummy warm chili on the stove and a fresh round of cocktails. Watched the last of the Ute game....what could be better? Happy Halloween!!!!
Tune: I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween - Bowling Fun

After a wonderful day at school, I ventured out to join the Skyliners Bowling League! They had planned a fun potluck. Food and bowling....it doesn't get any better than that!!!! Here is my cute grandma Betty in her costume.
Here is my cute mom in her costume. I love the innocent look on her face! I wonder if she meant to do that. She and my grandma are too funny!
Pfc. Aunt Cindy! I love her smile! She always has the best costumes!!!
Here is her husband Uncle Chuck. I love his shirt. He's in!!!!!!
The ULTIMATE Ute fan, Joe! He is having a good time....I swear!!!!
Party Animals! No really, that is their team name! Winners of best team costume!!!! Margaret, Mary, Gae, Don (hiding) and Ingo.
No wait! HERE is the ULTIMATE Ute fan, Steve!!!
Here are the winners of individual costume. Sally and George. Sporting masks made by Madison!
Brett looking smooooove!!!
Here is most of my mom and grandparent's team. Joe, Karen, Clyde, and Betty. Not pictured, Cindy.
Bart and Judy in black. Oooooooooo!!!!!
Here is my cute grandpa Clyde in his costume. He glows in the dark!!!!
AND now for the cutest pirate EVER......Colton!!!!!!!!!!! He is so sweet. He was waving at me when he first posed, but I wasn't fast enough to catch it!!! Good job on the costume, Terri! Good job on the kid, Lindsey!!!!

Had a great time! Thanks to B.J. for letting me sub for her. Next up, trick or treating!!!

Tune: I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow