Friday, October 31, 2008


On Saturday night, before you go to bed, make sure you put your clock BACK one hour! I just heard it on TV, so it must be true.
At 2:00am, Sunday morning, the time will go back to 1:00am.
Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!

Halloween Pictures!

Ok, I know these pictures are up in an odd way, but that's the way it goes, just enjoy the party!
I will describe from the top of the picture:
This is Griffin at his FIRST SCHOOL Halloween parade. He was a bit nervous, he told his dad.

Kylie waiting her turn to "parade" around at school. She looks yummy.

Jack-o-lanterns that Kylie and Griffin carved!
Griffin's is the horse-man, Kylie's is the alien

Griffin with his class at school.

Megan Colton, for those of you who know the Colton's. Jane made that jacket!

Kylie watching Griffin "parade" around.

3 Trick-or-Treaters

The 3 with the house decorations. Griffin and Dad made the ghosts.

Griffin with his teacher, Ms. Nho
House decorations

Griffin's Jack-o-lantern

Kylie's Jack-o-lantern

Christopher's new tatoos

Kylie is scared of the ghosts!

The spider, just in case you didn't notice it before.

Happy Halloween!

I will post pictures of the "dress up" later. You can too!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fantasy football

Christopher, I saw you "protested" the trade that you accepted from quinn. do you want me to Veto it, or let it through?

if the Rams win next game they'll only be one game behind the leader of their division

3 Months Later

For those of you who don't live here (Arcadia), here are a few pictures of my leg, 3 months after the break:

Notice the color of each leg, and the difference in ankles
Do you see the tan line??

I go to the doctor tomorrow. I will let you ALL know what he says.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Important stuff

Christopher did you know they're going to let us trade accounts (so we can all be in the same kingdom) in utopia next age? did you know the current age ends Sunday? so next Sunday or Monday you need to make an account and Steven can get us all in his kd. Steven you need to call Josh and make sure he gets with the program (I did mention it too him once though). And Steven, use your writing skills you acquired in 10th grade to make a post ensuring you keep monarchy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dinner Ideas For Chase

Please make a comment on any good/easy dinner ideas for Chase on his mission! You RMs, tell what you made!

New Toy and it's Not Even Christmas Yet!

What a FUN, NEW toy Christopher has given us!
I can't wait to think up new ways to use it!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chase Picture

This was taken June 13 while Chase came up to Utah and we went to visit Grandma. I found this on my computer, and I thought it would be fun to share.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More blue pictures

Everybody loved us. We were the best front row people ever.

I'm So Sad

Chase's ipod doesn't have any space left for any songs, but it was right when I finished adding songs so as long as I don't think of any other songs I need to add to it I'm fine

BYU Blue

That's the BYU spirit!
Great Win!

Friday, October 24, 2008


AHS JV football lost today, but Zak caught an interception. He played a lot and did very well. I chose to watch with my eyes, and not through a camera, so sorry, no pictures. Imagine.

Zak also caught an interception last week, I neglected to blog about it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

next woodshop creation!

I couldn't get a good picture. You may just have to see it in person. Anyway, it is a bud vase. I forgot what wood it is made out of, either Maple or Elm. I wrote it down, I'll have to go look at report. That stuff on the side is called a burl.

My last thing is my final project. You may have to click to make it bigger. It is a TV stand. There are about 10 pages of plans for the drawings defining the front view (shown), top view, drawers, and full scale of all the joints, etc. The drawings by themselves took somewhere around 30 hours to do, it was crazy. Now I get to actually make it!

Reading with Griffin

I was reading this book to Griffin.

When we were done, I told him who the author of the book was. He then asked, "who is the illustrator"?

I have never said the word "illustrator" before to him. He is brilliant.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Call About the Truck

Hi, I am calling about the truck

me: great

so, are you selling the green Toyota too?

me: no

I have cash right now!

me: no

What will you sell it for?

me: $6000

oh, ah, how much for the truck?

me: I'll sell it to you for $6000, the price on the truck is $6650.

I'll buy the green car for $1000

me: laughing

funny, huh?

me: yes

ok, I had to ask

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ghost Of Tom

For all of you who LOVE the Halloween music, (Elizabeth and me), I have added a new song! It is called Skeleton. It is the tune and beginning of the song, "Have you seen the ghost of Tom". It is a great song, and brings up good memories.
Anyone else sing this in school?
If you want to hear the Halloween music, you HAVE to push the play button on the Halloween Music Player. That makes the others happy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

An Explanation of The Ironing Board

In an effort to encourage more volunteerism and getting “the list” done, I have come up with a POINTS plan. You get points for doing your list, for volunteering, for helping. When you accrue enough points, you may turn those points into items you want – clothes, candy, meals out with friends, stuff you need money for. You get extra points for cleaning & vacuuming your room first, for getting the most points in a day.

Steven and Zak lobbied VERY hard to get points for several athletic achievements! I did succumb to a few, the worst being someone got a point for the Bloons game! Ugh! There were also points for pull-ups and push ups. That was all the first day when I was weak to the opposition. Steven also suggested to his brothers that they use their points that they had earned to wager on some football games – if the bears won or if the Rams won, which Steven lost both of those wagers.

So, Steven asked me to iron his “business casual” shirt. I did, it turned out great, he loved it. I asked him to make sure he put the iron and the ironing board away. He did not, I’m sure he forgot, so I have publicly deducted 3 points!
I am VERY happy with my new point system, and as in FF, Kylie is doing the best by far (well, Kylie did fall a bit in FF this week, sorry).
(The picture at the top is supposed to be tally marks. I see now that it looks kind of like a fence.)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Uh Oh

Forget something, Steven?? You owe me 3 points!!

Leavin' On A Jet Plane

Steven's blue dot is gone.
He is about to leave us.
He has one more interview on Monday, then he really leaves.
He got an offer from his first set of interviews.
He gained about a pound.
We ate some good food.
He will probably lose at FF.
He helped Quinn a lot with Chase's Ipod.
He helped fix Chase's computer.
He encouraged us to make several wagers...did he win any?
It has been fun.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Because I See Everything!

Sitting by Steven, I looked over and saw a blue dot in his ear!
I was guessing it was a misplaced blue highlighter.
No, it was from his True Blue event (several posts ago). He thought he had got all his blue off.
Sorry, try again.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

True Story

I went to Griffin's school today to fulfill my assignment to help in the computer lab. I just have to help the children with questions while they do a project on the computer, not hard, but nicely interactive with the class.

I got there only to see another mother already there. I tried to talk to her and find out why she was there on my day. I was VERY nice! Sadly, the mother didn't really speak ENGLISH! Another Asian mother had to translate for me.

She had a schedule that showed it was her turn. Fine. I left. I hope Griffin and the rest of his class can understand the Chinese language.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Have Not Taken Enough Pictures Lately!

So, I pulled out the camera to document part of last night - - >
We had pancakes, yummy, and lots of bacon. (Really, this meal was planned for Monday night, but dad supplied dinner by bringing home extras from his lunch meeting at work, yippee!)
Quinn had to eat late because he was at soccer practice. Here he is happily eating! This was to be my picture of ALL the bacon that was LEFT OVER!
I guess I was wrong, it was gone about 30 minutes after that last picture.
Dad has been trying to fix the fridge ice and water - neither work. Pushing the fridge in, then out, depending on the starting for finishing, because of going to a meeting.
(Notice, in the background, Zak is jumping during the picture. He gets laughs from that.)
Finishing the pushing.
I always have interest in where Zak's salt line will be on his shirt on any given day. I don't really find it gross. I wonder how Chase would's his shirt.

Sadly, for Steven, I have NO clue what to have for dinner tonight!!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Congratulations, Christopher on being accepted into the BYU IT Masters program!

(I can't find ONE good picture of you!!)


Kylie is the BIG Supremo so far!!

I can't believe her ability to get points!

We will see on Tues if anyone else can join her in the Supremo status.

Dodgers - game 4 tonight - we will be watching!

That's all the entertainment I can come up with.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bloons Tower Defense 3

I'm somewhat embarrassed I would put this on the blog, but Christopher/Steven might want to know that they made a bloons tower defense 3. It's been beaten on easy/medium with no lives lost, and I beat it on hard, but lost lives.

Everybody Has Their Own Way

I cut Zak, Dad's and Quinn's hair today.

Zak had to wash his hair before I cut it, it was too dirty. He washed his hair nicely.

I cut his hair. He showered after the hair cut being VERY careful NOT to get his hair wet, as he had already washed it today.