Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Be Honest...'d love to be in her shoes right now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Play Ball!

It's spring T-ball time again. I'll give you 1 guess to pick out My Big Guy in the picture below.

And this year, we have personal connections with the coach - definitely think he's hot :)

The rest of us come along when the weather is warm and cheer on the team from the side lines.

They never stay stationary for long though...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Thoughts on Earth Day

Oooh, so Mother Nature needs a favor?! Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys! Nature started the fight for survival, and now she wants to quit because she’s losing. Well I say, hard cheese.

-C. Montgomery Burns-

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You Know Times Are Hard...

...when you come downstairs to breakfast and your 5yr old is browsing through retirement options. (True story!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Freedom and Tea Parties

So if you've been following my blog for any length of time, you wont be surprised when I tell you that today I fully supported my city's Tea Party demonstration. It was awesome!

Greg couldn't go - but I was so thrilled to be there with my brother and my sister-in-law.

Seriously - it was amazing! So good to be out supporting the cause of freedom - our values - our principles. We were reminded that when the Boston Tea Party took place - it was December, it was snowing, and the people were out there all day. It also took years to see any kind of freedom be restored to the people. Sadly - it might take us longer...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break and Easter 2009

Welcome to our crazy Spring Break/Easter weekend of 2009!

The "Big Things We Saw" List -

#1 - Brigham City (and Maddox!!!)
#2 - BYU Museum, lunch and fountains with cousins
#3 - Easter Egg hunts
#4 - MacKinnon family dinner on Sunday at our house
#5 - Wheeler Farm with friends

The "What My Kids Remembered" List -

#1 - A LONG car ride to some city with graveyards ("Mom!! This is taking too long!!")
#2 - If Lucy can drink the fountain water, then I can get some to!
#3 - Sheep will eat about anything - including my little sister.
#4 - If I get up before mom & dad, I can definitely raid my easter basket early.
#5 - Cousins never stay long enough and bedtime came too fast.

The "What I'll Remember" List -

#1 - Feeling a wonderful connection between my ancestors and my children.
#2 - Sleeping bag blow-out/movie night with Pretty Girl jumping on my tummy.
#3 - The excellent browsing moment in the "book clearance" area with Brit.
#4 - Getting to know new friends in our ward.
#5 - Big family dinners are much more fun with plastic plates and cups (plus increasing my carbon footprint) - really a win/win situation.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Ok, I need to apologize for the AWESOME (but some felt it wasn’t quite so awesome) April Fool’s joke about being pregnant. Karma better not bite me on the butt on this one.

For you who were taken by it – I need to let you know that Rachael got her vengeance. She thought it would be funny to put Miracle Whip in my nightly Oreo’s. The bad part was that I didn’t eat any Oreo’s until yesterday, and I didn’t notice there was 3-day old Miracle Whip inside. Yet, I’m still alive, and as they say, that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. I must be a pretty tough dude.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A picture is worth a 1,000 words...

Mostly family knows - but I think it's time we spill the beans! :)