My laptop was declared dead on December 10th at 3:43 p.m. Services were held, and many tears were shed!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
My laptop was declared dead on December 10th at 3:43 p.m. Services were held, and many tears were shed!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I know, I know, a little perspective here. It's just that we start to take for granted how easy some things have become. If I wanted to know what time the Gateway closed I could know in 5 min. If I wanted to know exactly how much money was in my checking account I knew immediately. kids grades no problem, the square root of pie.... you name it. So if you have been wondering why I haven't been posting (and I hope you have!) it's because a nasty, mean, virus has claimed my computer. Computek is trying to resurrect it as we speak. In the mean time this post is courtesy of MJ's old faith full T-rex computer. Slower than cold tar!!
(again slight exaggeration)
So I will not be posting too frequently until I get my friend back, please pray for her, and me!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
That's my Colby always good for a laugh!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, never check to see if it's really dead.
2. If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetery, was once a church that was used for black masses, had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house - move away immediately.
3. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
4. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
5. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or if they speak to you using a voice which is other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. NOTE: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.
6. When you have the benefit of numbers, never pair off and go it alone.
7. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
8. Never stand in, on, above, below, beside, or anywhere near a grave, tomb, crypt, mausoleum, or other house of the dead.
9. If you're searching for something which caused a noise and find out that it's just the cat, leave the room immediately if you value your life.
10. If appliances start operating by themselves, move out.
11. Do not take anything from the dead.
12. If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a reason. Take the hint and stay away.
13. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you are doing.
14. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
15. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, get away from them as fast as possible.
16. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.
17. If your car runs out of gas at night, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help.
18. Beware of strangers bearing tools such as chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any device made from deceased companions.
Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?
What did the skeleton say to the vampire?
* you suck!
Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?
*he didn't have any"body" to dance with!
What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?
*He is mist!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I have changed my mind on what to be for Halloween more times then Colby!
no too cumbersome......
Oh I know exactly what to be.........
You didn't think I was really going to tell you?......
Thursday, October 23, 2008
~Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain~
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We tell our children to Choose The Right, and sometimes it is as easy as that! Other times there is not a clear choice of right and wrong. More like left or right, they will both get you to the end destination just with a different view and different experiences on the way!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
$98.00 (yes really)
2 hours in Jo-Ann trying to find ribbing that matches
4 hours deciding, cutting, gathering, sewing,
Ok, Ok maybe not quite that bad. Let's just say it didn't
quite work according to plan.
Don't worry Kallie...
I will still be game when you come up with another"grand idea!"
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Why you ask... because he has" allot of stuff!"
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I love you and I am proud of you....... Mom
I'm not going to post the answers so leave a comment and let me know how many you know........ (ok so the 1st one is a gimmie!)
1. "We got one! " or" ectoplasmic residew" (one of my fav halloweenish movies!)
2. "It's a good day to die" (1990)
3. "I'm so scared" (1990)
4. "It's the blood sucking brady bunch" (one of my fav Halloweenish movies!) 1987
5. "your gunna need a bigger boat" (1975)
6. "I'd love to stay and chat, but I'm having an old friend for dinner"
7. "Whatever you do don't fall asleep"
8. "I have come here to chew bubblegum or kick a**, and I'm all out of bubblegum" (1988)
9. "They're Heee-re"
10. "Oh yes there will be blood" (2005)
Monday, October 6, 2008
I didn't know the man in this picture, I didn't know the All American distance runner, I didn't know the man who won the first Deseret News Marathon. People have asked what it was like to see my dad run those races. I don't know, I was too young. I just remember a man who loved to run and to be active in any way. He encouraged us all to run. Dad really believed running could fix anything, if we had allot on our mind he would say "go for a run" when I would get car sick on long rides dad would stop, and have me get out and "run a while" then he would pick me up about a mile down the road. I will admit I didn't always want to (kinda like piano lessons) but I now have a love of running. It really does clear your head! If you don't believe me just give it a try, it can be very addictive.
Random stuff I loved about my DAD...
Me and my dad at our 1st daddy daughter date.
I still use the scriptures with his name on them that he gave me just before he passed away, they are very old so when someone references a scripture with page numbers mine never match up but I don't care I feel like my dad is with me when I read them.
I Love you dad and I miss you!
I think I may have created a blogging monster! Sunday Brennon decided he wanted to try being a blogger so I showed him the basics and he did the rest. He is having a great time expressing himself this way. I have been trying to get my kids to journal forever, so I think this is awesome. Keep it up Bren! He would love for you all to check it out and leave a comment. http://brennon30.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Facts about Halloween....
The Gaels believed that on Oct. 31 the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead became dangerous for the living causing problems like, sickness & damaged crops. Costumes and masks were worn in an attempt to mimic evil spirits or placate them.
What do you call someone who puts poison in your lucky charms?
A Cereal Killer!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
To which he replied... "Mom I don't need to climb, and you've got to quit treating me like a baby!"
I guess all my boy's are growing up. I think I'm going to go have a good cry!
Now I'm not talking about going for a walk with your ipod,(or a friend) or a bike ride with your kids. (that's just fun). I mean the kind with weights, and squats, and push ups and sweat running down your... well everything! I know I need to take care of myself, especially if I want to keep eating Cold Stone. (and I do) Soooo I guess I will keep squatting and lifting and sweating. I know if those folks on biggest loser can do it, surely I can to. (at least a few days a week).
So I will get up off my backside now and get moving!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
When Brennnon was 6 just starting kindergarten he informed us pink was his favorite color, and he wanted PINK jelly shoes, with glitter! (you remember those?) Devon took no time at all informing Brennon he must be a girl because only girls like pink and not to tell anyone he was Devons brother because he was a big fat sissy! Luckily Brennon didn't care what Devon thought and got those shoes. (mom designated them "play shoes" that didn't get worn to school).
Fast Forward 7 years........
Colby: Devon is there boy cheerleaders?
Colby: Wheww that's good because that's what I'm going to be.
(mom holding her breath waiting for the response)
Devon: Cool, I think you would be really good.
(lets see...very loud likes to jump and flip, I think we found his calling!)
Moms 2nd emotion.. Pride
Sometimes you realize you have a pretty good kid (for a teenager)
and maybe, just maybe they have listened and learned that it is important for everyone to....
Just Be U!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake, .Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government .Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case. The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ok If you haven't already heard (and I think the whole town has) YES we are moving to Altamont (pending the sell of our house) We have been very busy scrubbing, painting, Patching holes (yes we had a few). We are hoping to get it on the market in the next two weeks. And for all you critics out there, We feel like this is the best thing for our family, even though we will miss you all dearly! It breaks my heart to leave this house and all that we have built with much Love, Blood, Sweat, and yes a few tears....Wish us luck!!
Registration Brennon $130.00 (Jr. High yea!)
School clothes Devon, Brennon, Briggs, Colby (first grader!) $500.00
Crayons, pencils, binders ect. $50.00
The fact that School is starting again PRICELESS!!
I Love My boy's more then anything in this world but, I can admit breathing a small sigh of releif at the end of summer each year.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
So much to do in the summer. The 4th of july was so much fun. The 5K was a blast as always. Briggs was the big winner again this year, as Devon would say "he owned us all" finishing the race in just over 20 min. Devons time was 23 min and my official time was 23.03 (Devon couldn't lose to his old mom!)