Monday, March 30, 2009


I am feeling a little nervous as I received a call for "Alice" again today (see previous blog post). However this call was during the middle of the day and the woman was very polite when I told her there was no Alice. Let's just hope this Alice thing isn't too widespread ;)

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I know these things can get a little boring but this blog is also for grandma's for whom things like this never get boring ;)
Seth: I a baby.
Mom: No, you aren't a baby.
Seth: I a baby!!
Mom: Did you know that babies can't talk?
Seth: Baby no talk. I a baby, I don't talk!
Mom: What are you doing right now?
Seth: Talking.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Synergy in life

Melissa is happy...

John is happy...

Holy Blizzard Batman...

So last night the official total at 10:00pm was over 16 inches in Boulder but we got another 1-2 inches through the night. These picture were taken in the afternoon so imagine another 4 inches on top of that! We have had too much fun! Math and Seth couldn't even walk through the snow because it was too deep. Josh had to make trails for them. Isn't snow amazing!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So we let Hy and Josh start lists on goodreads. I had a hunch that it might inspire more reading and it has worked very well. They really like adding books to their list. It is a little harder for Hy but I told him he has to read them all himself before we add them but his list is growing slowly. Goodreads has this new thing were you can add your favorite authors. Of course, JK and Austen and Tolkien have a lot of fans but I was surprised that I am one of 3 Michael Shaara fans (it's not like he hasn't won a Pulitzer) and one of 2 JD Fitzgerald fans. Henry James doesn't even have 20 fans...of course, he is a hard read ;) It is amusing to see how many or how few fans your favorite author has.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Seth: This orange.
Math: No Seth, that spoon is yellow, not orange.
Seth: No! It orange.
Math: Seth, Yellow and Orange are almost the same so I know that you could think the spoon is orange but it is really yellow.
Seth: No, it orange.
Math: Look Seth, see this is all yellowy so that makes it yellow. Orange is very orangey so that makes it orange but it is not yellow. Do you see Seth?
Seth: It yellow.
Math: Good boy Seth.

Movie Quiz Answers....

Here are the answers for the ones that didn't get answered...

John #4 - Fearless, #12 - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Melissa #12 - Hoosiers, #15 - Star Trek First Contact

Friday, March 20, 2009


We were thinking of taking a vacation for Spring Break...found an excellent deal on hotels. After some consultation though, we realized that the van probably won't make it. We are pretty sure we will have to go to Utah this summer and then the van will have to make it back to Utah one more time when we move. It would not be good time to have to get a different car. We will try and save the van for one more no vacation...on the plus side, I get to order pizza for my "vacation." A special treat considering since we moved to Boulder we have only bought dinner 4 times. I feel a lot of spring break swimming coming ;)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

15 movie quotes quiz


1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (one-liners).
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO cheating. If you don't know any of them, that's just too bad.
6. You DON'T have to be tagged in the note to play.

  1. I tell you to go out and shovel the walks and you come back in, two hours later, talking about willows! CIPHER IN THE SNOW - ELDON
  2. He chose poorly. INDIANA JONES - ELDON
  3. I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much. ROCKY - TONIA
  4. I only understand wushu. I practiced for many years to understand what Wushu is, what is wushu's real purpose. The competition must continue. One cannot choose how one's life begins. It takes courage to finish the final step.
  5. This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility! RUDY - JET
  6. Dinner means death. Death means carnage! Christmas means carnage!! BABE - JENNY
  7. How is it you can keep so serene...and stay so utterly insensible...with a storm of shells and bullets raining about your head? Captain religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death, I do not concern myself with that...but to be always ready, whenever it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live. Then all men would be equally brave. GODS AND GENERALS - ELDON
  8. Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS. STAR TREK IV - JET
  9. Po-tay-toes LOTR (TWO TOWERS) - JET
  10. You have the worst reflexes of all time. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE - JET
  11. I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it. QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER - BEN ;)
  12. Hey, what do you say we both be independent together, huh?
  13. Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. STAR WARS (A NEW HOPE) - JET
  14. Piracy is our only option. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - TONIA
  15. Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share / That's why it's so important. It separates us from them. BATMAN BEGINS - BRANT

Movie Quotes Quiz


1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (one-liners).
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO cheating. If you don't know any of them, that's just too bad.
6. You DON'T have to be tagged in the note to play.

I had so much fun doing this on my friends blogs. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where I had heard their quotes!! I knew I had seen some of them but could not think of the movie. I was very entertained ;) I tried not to make them too hard and didn't get in every movie but it was still so much fun. John is tempted to do his own list and you should too so I can be even more entertained!!

1. "Never tell me the odds." STAR WARS - EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - JENNY (RYAN)
2. "
You are nine hours behind the toughest target you have ever tracked." BOURNE (ULTIMATUM) - JET
3. "I don't believe in giving animals ridiculous names. I call him Cosmic Creepers, because that's the name he came with. " BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS - JENNY
4. " Howd'ya sleep, Jack? On me back, Mush." NEWSIES - JILL
5. "I wish to check the position of the Nile. My sister tells me it is in South America." SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - JENNY
6. "I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way. My years are not advancing as fast as you might think." GROUNDHOG'S DAY - JENNY
7. "Your bodyguard?"....His gardener. " LOTR - TONIA
8. " But not handsome enough to tempt me." PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - JENNY
9. "I see salt and pepper... is there a salt substitute?"/"Is this corn hand shucked?" WHAT ABOUT BOB - JENNY
10. "But if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't. Give me SOME credit." ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - MARISA
11. "That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken. " MARY POPPINS - JENNY
12. "My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment. "
13. "the lyrics are real heavy lyrics... you’re mighty young to write such heavy lyrics."(Yes, this is the only movie I have seen over 300 times)
RATTLE AND HUM - TIFFANY (of course, because she was with me the 300 times I watched it ;)
14. "If you're ever under a falling building and someone offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don't think, don't pause, don't hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye." WHITE CHRISTMAS - MARISA
15. "The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!" (This represents a great love of whole series)

Barefoot in the Park

Spring is here. We still expect a few more random snow storms but the flowers are budding and the world is about to awake....

Hyrum and baby Hank...Hank and I are super friends, see how he is reaching out to me. We are happy together. I am going to name our next boy Hank!

Math had his training wheels come off and he is going good.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Church...

My sister is working for the Church right now in the New Media Dept. Part of her job is tracking/recording/reporting on things like Prop 8 and Big Love. (I think that is fairly accurate Jet). Anyway, she told me this weekend that Big Love had released pictures of the temple ceremony they are going to air and it looks like it is going to be accurate at least in dress. They also had a episode at Carthage jail that was not very nice. My sister said they have former returned missionaries writing for the show. It is frustrating and sometimes it really upsets me. I read this article today and was reminded why I don't need to be upset. I feel like Joseph Smith was inspired beyond normal when he gave not only the saints in his time this reassurance but also for us who live to see even more of it fulfilled.

“The Standard of Truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame. But the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, until the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the Great Jehovah will say, ‘The work is done.'”

This is the article address...

Monday, March 9, 2009

A few from Math and Seth...

Math - "Mom, the sun is sweltering me."
Math - "Seth Juice Prince" (as opposed to Seth Bruce Prince)
Seth - "I want at home macaroni and cheese." This means homemade mac and cheese since we rarely have the boxed kind. He has to go to Grandma's for that special treat.

Do you need a laugh...

Money has me depressed ;) Everything is such a mess and our friends are losing their jobs or they can't find any jobs...anyway, this is a (large) clip of the Daily Show making fun of CNBC and the terrible economy if you need to laugh a little....Jon Stewart is very funny.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Here are some pictures that go along with the older posts...mainly, me doing all of John's scout work and Seth smelling like frosting ;)

This is me entering all of John's scout records because he couldn't decide on a good system so he "let" me decide on a good system while he was at his leisure to take pictures....hmmmm.....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I realize that there are very few people who care...

but this was a fun NPR article on The Office being the most romantic TV show (in a good way, not a bad way.)

Friday, March 6, 2009


So I am still laughing over the lady that called at 7:00am a few days ago. I am also nervous to answer my phone because what if the number is really listed for AA. I went to the website but didn't find an Alice or my number but still...
I forgot to mention the best part of the call. The women was not American. She had what sounded like a German accent, or maybe some other eastern European country. Anyway, it was really funny when she said "liar, liar, pants on fire.". It is a good thing she hung up right away so she didn't hear me laughing. It would have been even worse if she added "hanging on a telephone wire."