Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Portable Printer anyone?

Hey, Brent and I were cleaning up our computer closet and come across his old work portable printer. Does anyone want or need it before it take it to DI?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

wacky doodle

The mind of Cole. Should I watch this show on comfy leather couches? A mini, micro-fiber recliner? My new superman chair. Hmmm..... choices. HEY, THERE'S A BUCKET!!! A soothing, smooth velvety bucket. Yeah, that's the ticket! Now where does the remote go?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Blog to Follow

We've just started Levi's mission blog. The address is I was wondering if Cindy could go ahead and put the link on the blog. We already got an email from him. It was short but sounded really happy :) Its on the blog on the Argentina page!

Cole at 2yrs 9months sunday21 2010

Amazing what kids can achieve when you just push them mercilessly. And he swims as well as he rides, almost across the pool by himself before it closed in August. One of out ROTC buds said when Jenny and I got married, that with our genes, if we'd just give him our two first kids, he'd turn them into Olympic athletes. Well, I think they stand a better chance here at home, with a dad who pushes them physically and a mom who pushes them mentally. I'm already teaches them the basics of tennis, while Jenny covers schooling, piano, and art as well, to cover all the bases.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


     I have a very nice pile of family names from mom's side.  I was wondering if the adults in Utah might consider doing an temple afternoon or evening to get some of the endowments and sealings done.  Bob and I are plugging away at this, but at best seem to get only 2 male names and 2 female names done in a month.   Maybe we could all plan to go to Timp, Draper, or even Bountiful and squeeze in 2 sessions (I have never done that yet) and then all go to dinner or something?  Might be nice to do it while Dad and Ramona are here with us.
     Let me know if you are interested and we'll start thinking up dates that might work!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Halloween Sacrifice

Jared has made the ultimate sacrifice for his Halloween costume this year. Rachel, Jenna, and Jared have watched all of the Avatar The Last Airbender episodes, so it wasn't a surprise that he wanted to be The Last Airbender. For those of you in the know, it would require a bit of sacrifice to get this costume. I'll let the thousand word pictures tell the rest of the story.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today at the pet store Will asks, " Why are the hamsters in the microwave?" Took us a second to figure that one out! We are always amazed at his observations and his commentaries on them.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

DNA vs. Personal interests

Nate may look a lot like our dad, and our brother Jeremy
Robby is really starting to remind me of my brother 
He saved 1/4 of his summer earnings to buy his dream machines.  
For most 17 year olds, this would have been a car, or a motorcycle -
Alas, for Robby, it is a sound board and speakers that are bigger than EVAN!!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Did John Grant's DNA Survive?

So the big question is. . .Did John Grants DNA survive? Sure a couple of his sons have a passing resemblance, but how about the next generation? Recently an almost random stranger pointed out that my child (who I thought might be a switched at birth child because of the other childrens resembling of either Cynthia Riggs or Nathan Pace) actually looked like the older gentleman in the picture in our living room.
Suddenly, my eyes were opened and I realized that I had seen that nose, those lips and that eye shape before. I gotta say, even though I have thought this particular kid was good looking for at least 5 months, I now enjoy looking at him in a whole different way.
Kudos to people for inventing gell and cool hairstyles for guys. If day had had AXE hair paste for men, the girls would have been all over him. Admit it dad. You think that sounds good. :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Don't panic
Do not think I have lost my mind
it was just for a relief society display
can .you . believe
I crafted??????

Monday, September 20, 2010

Officially official

Brent and I had a fun date to the DR. this morning. Being sick for 3 weeks straight will do that do you. So, this is what we find out.

1-I am a girl
2-I now have about 1/2 cup less blood
3-I know the complete definition of "clean catch" sample
4-Stratton number 4 is due on our anniversary date
5-The "blueberry" has a great strong heartbeat
5-It is all by itself for the next 7 months
6-I will probably continue to be sick for 4-6 more weeks
7-Except for the sick part we are excited!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Is This Your Skirt??

At the end of August I was sorting through laundry in the laundry hall of shame.  I came upon this skirt--a very cute skirt, but completely unfamiliar to me.  I am having quite a time finding an owner for it.  Does it belong to you?  (It's cute enough that if I could, I would just adopt it and wear it.  But that would require not having had triplets or having plastic surgery, one or the other...)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Will Wonders...

In the car tonight Will asked Jeannie when Grandma Ramona and Grandpa Doc were getting married. Upon learning that they are already married he asked, "When are they going to have a baby. They need a baby!"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We are WATSON!

large family cropped

I'm too tired now to resize can see a bigger shot (that includes Laila!) on my blog!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Some Family Beach Pictures

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Tomorrow I’ll post our combined family beach picture!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Emerald Isle 2010

Here is a little fun memory for my wonderful sibs.  Enjoy!  Make sure you let it load all the way first, and if it is stuttering you may need to watch it on a different computer.  (It won't play on mine, but does ok on our desktop.)

Monday, July 26, 2010

$5 chairs and free table FINISHED!!!

CHAIR BEFORE (In its glory)



Before and After

For those of you who remember, my awesome neighbor in Pennsylvania gave me this great table. It has been put through some pretty stiff torture and has withstood everything! However, finally over this last week I thought it was time for it to get a make-over. Soon my chairs will be completed and I will have a "set" put together from $5 chairs and a free table.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Girl's Night Out 2011

Check your emails girls!

Cindy and I are hatching up a plan that includes:  Sisters, no stress, no responsibility, a free plane ticket, no children.  Ohh, did I mention alligators?    Do I have your attention yet?  We need to chat about dates, etc. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

update of cuteness

We asked Kayla to give us her best Calvin Family Photo face.

Turns out while Kayla likes the 1990's music, Buddy is not a fan of Vanilla Ice.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scripture Time

Just in case you wanted a little bit of incentive for helping your kids read their scriptures - this web site is offering a $5 or $10 gift certificate to Deseret Book for reading 30 days or 60 days. Yay for free books!!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Something Cooking

I woke up when I heard something in the kitchen. I thought Jenny was making something special. Boy, was I surprised.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vacation Incentive

The little kids are thrilled. The big kids - not so much.
Our incentive for the trip this summer involves doing chores to earn some of these:

And using your tickets to purchase things like these:

The only catch is - we are practicing delyaed gratification. Every prize they earn goes into their "trip backpack". Then I will sort their prizes by the legs of the trip - drive to Denver, first flight,
second flight, and drive to Vermont.
The big kids are not very interested in the toys, exp. Robby and John. Any suggestions for what I sell to them to make their trip more fun?