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

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Many Faces of Boston II

Whoever said time flies when you're having fun must have been a grandparent! New bike for his third birthday (coming soon!)
I did NOT give him this.....hahahahaha1
I'm on a boat babe!Faces.....Luvin' on mama...So cool!We are in SO much trouble when he gets older!!!!Crazy boy!On the boat with Spongebob!BIG day!Captain America has NOTHING on Boston!!!!Being silly!My sweeties!!!!Luv you guys!
Tune: Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

Monday, July 25, 2011

Calli Receives a Blessing

Rachelle and Ryan did something a little different for Calli's blessing. Instead of having it at a church, they chose to have it in a park up in the mountains. I thought it was a really great idea! Here she is in her professional photos.Love the purple!Isn't she cute!Happy smile!Mama dressing her up...Yeah, I took her and wouldn't give her up! Too bad for everyone else!!!Hre is the circle for the blessing.Proud daddy!Me and my sista! Congrats Ryan and Rachelle! You make beautiful babies!!!
Tune: Speed Of Sound - Coldplay

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Camping Over the Fourth of July 2011

We went camping with "da gang" to Utah Lake over the 4th of July weekend. Certainly one of our best yet I must say! It was pretty hot, but we didn't let that get us down. Lisa brought the slip and slide for the kids.....BUT the adults couldn't let them have all of the fun, now could we????Terry took one of the firewood containers and turned it into a swimming pool!The kids didn't like the slip and slide on the "thorny" hill, so we moved it to a better location. It was WELL USED the whole weekend!!!Later on, we had a MAJOR water fight. I mean everyone got SOAKED. It felt so good! I think the adults won that one!!!!So then it gets even better! After a wonderful day of boating/swimming on Saturday, we came back and had a luau! It started with everyone getting leid (hahahaha) and yummy frozen drinks, courtesy of the Brentels.Here are da guys looking all studly in their luau attire! Life is good, right?Of course Topher has to ham it up! I got Terry to smile though!THESE TWO are the hams!Mr. Aaron!Bryceman with his cool drink!Topher with his!Shy Tim with his! Thanks to Dave, Lisa, Aaron and Keesha for all of the cute "accessories and drink cups!"Okay, like I said....hams! Check out Dave's get up. Too funny!!!! He even brought out the IPad and put it on Don Ho radio on Pandora!HAD to take the self portrait!Here is Bryce in his grass skirt! This is one of the only pics I got of Heidi! She is a shy one too!!! I'll get you Heidi, one day! Love this photo the best! Da group! Not all of the kids are in it. They were too busy playing! Loved the menu for the luau - Khalua pork, grilled pineapple, Hawaiian sweet bread, cabbage salad and Keesha brought a coconut cake from Kneaders that was TO DIE FOR!!! We had a blast! Like I said, one of our best ever! Missed those that couldn't come. Until next time! xxoo

Tune: Luau - John O'Brien

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tim's "Country" The Black Cobras

Forgot to blog about Tim's end of school project! They had to create their own country. So team members Tim, Michael, and Caeser decided their country would be called....The Black Cobras. Here is their flag....(Tim drew it by the way!)Here is their country. Notice the volcano in the middle of the river. It rolls downhill into the village.Here they are presenting their country to the class.They had to tell what their national sport, farming, animals, history, hero, enemy, and the most important...food!!! Here is quesadilla, a sweet bread that is usually drank with coffee. And, of course, chili verde. Terry made his famous chili verde so Tim could share it with his class. Yeah, there wasn't ANY left! It turned out great!They did a great job and it was a good time to watch. Go Black Cobras!


Tune: Cobra - Quicksilver Messenger Service