You might need some background to fully appreciate the hilariousness of this shirt. (I apologize if you already know all this) On the UNLV basketball team there is a player named Tre'Von WILLIS who has been talking trash about Jimmer all season, saying he's overrated (then the next day Jimmer scored like 37 points against him) and that he doesn't deserve the MWC player of the year award. He's been saying stuff like that all season. Anyway, I thought this shirt was hilarious.
We have eaten cantaloupe lately (great prices; on sale!). Zak saw me cutting the cantaloupe the other day and told me that it just makes him sick to see the inside of the "uncleaned out" cantaloupe. I quickly cleaned out the cantaloupe; I didn't want any sick children.
Now the Blog Post:
We just finished watching Survivor! It was so good. We decided that this year there are WAY more "weird-os" on the show. We really enjoy it.
Then I was switching around and saw a bit of: Hoarding: buried alive! It is such a car wreck of a show. Interesting. It is also a show that helps people. (That's my defense in watching it.)
Zak said: "watching that show kind of makes me feel like cantaloupe; a little sick."
I have kept this bar in my car for a few days. My goal was to see if anyone would try it and then to my own delight, see their face as they chew. My latest victim was Zak. He saw it, couldn't wait to try it. Really, it is a disgusting bar. You can't help but screw up your face. He did well. I had to spit my bite out. I think he swallowed. Just a little joy in my day. If I wasn't going to get my money out of eating the bar, then I got my money's worth out of people's faces when they ate one bite.
While running the other day, my mind started wandering on my children.
I thought about Kylie, turning 12! She will start Young Women's. She will do Personal Progress!! I thought we should do something special for her; growing up; moving on. I know it is right, but sometimes I want to squish them down. What happened to my tiny, baby girl?
Then I remembered Griffin would be baptized this year!
That's BIG! My youngest child turning 8!
And then Zak, turning 18! Graduating from High School. My 4th child to do so! Accepted to BYU...also the 4th. Getting his driver's license. Oh, and he will probably get his braces off, ha ha.
It's a big year for him!
And Heather and Steven having a baby! That is BIG! Steven getting the news that he passed all of his CPA exams!
Quinn will be 16! He can get his driver's license...will he?
Christopher getting in a car crash and having his car totaled! Who knew? Would we want to know?
Chase, what is your news of 2011??
I think that is A LOT of BIG things to happen in one family in one year.
I sent Zak an e-mail this morning about what I thought we should have for dinner. You know, dinner, that meal that is always coming, what you always have to plan and hopefully make people happy about. I thought I would just ask Zak's opinion. I know he checks his e-mail in 3rd period. Kerry checks his e-mail, but happily, he seems always to be happy with what is placed before him. Here is Zak's and my e-mail exchange:
FROM JULIE/MOM: REALLY: I think we will have large, baked potatoes for dinner tonight. I'll have cottage cheese to eat with them. Maybe some fruit too.
I think it will be good and filling! If you have objections or anything to add; now is the time!
Much Love, Your MOTHER
ZAK'S RESPONSE: sounds good, keeps with the cole family side-dish as a main course theme. you could add something like rolls and green beans in there too
What is funny is that I NEVER considered Zak's thought about "our Cole family" tradition! But it is true! I do like a good side-dish for a main course. Funny to me! This is just how my brain works. If I add extra things to dinner it is always a nice bonus.
Do you see anything wrong with this picture? Notice the actual faucet where the water comes out, it is up on the sink edge. See the yellow hose...that is taped there. That is where the water is coming out. Last night as I was pulling the faucet out, as I have done 3000 times, it came off in my hand! The tubing slipped back through the mechanism and was on the ground. I picked it up and taped it to the counter so I could still get water to my sink. Hopefully Dad will make a miracle and get it all fixed tonight.