Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cuzzin Luv

So before we get too far away from Easter, I wanted to post a few pix of my darling nieces and nephews at the Easter Party we had at Grandma Lynn's. I don't know what it is, but kids just look too darn cute at Easter time.

Ellie holding some worms. This was our theme for the day. Easter egg hunt and then worm hunt.

Jake checking out his goods.

Zac pulling out the chocolate and discarding the plastic.

Paiton with a bucket full of goodies.

Jett and Jake. Two peas in a pod. They are like xerox copies of each other in spirit and attitude. Don't mess with these boys.

Sweet little Saige. I do have alot of pix of her face but I just loved this shot of her little neck. I just want to reach down and kiss that little space between her shoulder and hair.

Kennedie and Samantha giving Grumpy a smooch!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mom's Birthday Weekend

Exactly one week ago today, we as a family embarked upon an excursion we like to call 'Mom's Birthday Weekend at the Sundance Cabin'. Isn't that a snappy title? I know, my literary skills astound you yet again. It was a great little get-away full of alot of nothing. Our favorite type of activity. We were graced with Josh's presence from the land of the sun, and Justin's presence from the land of Hicks & Hooters otherwise known as Tooele. Even Daxton took time out of his busy pizza delivery life to come celebrate with us. Lynsey put alot of thought into our itinerary which quickly went out the window as soon as we settled into our lazy ways. We loved every minute of our slothful days. Here are the tintillating highlights complete with photo inserts to whip you into a frenzy. Simmer down now.

This is my beautiful Mommy complete with rhinestone '60' earrings which came craftily wrapped in a Tiffany's box. When she opened them we all gasped at the blinginess of them, then audibly groaned at the tackiness of them. Ha, Ha. Jokes on us. She made them herself.

We spent our first evening together at the always scrumptious Snake Creek Grill Restaurant in the Midway-Heber area. We had paid Luke to stay behind at the cabin with the little ones so that we could pretend to act like grown-ups. This was quickly left by the wayside as we all started to reminisce about how many times our 'Big Brother' has gotten us in trouble with the law. Ahhh, memories.

After a great dinner where we all had to undo out top buttons, we quickly retired to the cabin and our elastic waistband pants. After about 15 minutes we were ready for.....

Cake of course. What good would a birthday party be without a triple decker white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate mousse cake. Is your mouth watering yet? We spent the rest of that evening schooling the teenagers in blackjack just like every good adult trying to set an example would.

The next day after sleeping in till about noonish (well some of us, which didn't include me) we finally managed to throw on some clothes (well some of us, which didn't include me) and venture out of the cabin for a few minutes. We drove the whole 2 minutes down to the Sundance stores and bought some suckers and cookies because the cake was all gone and Josh was bitching that there wasn't enough sugar in the house. Here we are pausing by the river splendor.

We lazily made it back to our humble abode and some of us continued our Vegas theme and held a poker lesson, while others opted to nap in the big bed while watching the snow fall. Don't ask me why a boy who woke up 2 hours ago suddenly needs a nap. Clearly he doesn't have children. They would literally be the most neglected children on the planet.

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I did spank this table full of boys at poker. Haley and Heidi would have been so proud. Wade said it's a lot easier to win when there's no real money on the line. I tend to agree with him.

Later that day we had an easter egg hunt. My mom is a holiday freak and has the best egg hunts ever. We find eggs full of money. That's how she gets the onery adults to be excited about it.

Here's a pic of us all fighting over eggs. Lynsey is telling Zac to back off in this photo.

Here is Josh 'laying his eggs' out to see what's inside while Lynsey laughs hysterically in the background.

The best part of the cabin in my opinion was the 'Playhouse' located in a smaller outbuilding across the parking lot. It had a basketball hoop, foosball table, flatscreen tv, and slide. This beautiful little oasis afforded me a few hours of kid free time, something I cherish.

The next morning was Easter day. Amazingly the smart little bunny managed to find all the kids at the cabin.

We woke up to blue skies and snow-capped mountains. It was breathtaking.

We had brunch together as a family before everybody went their seperate ways for the rest of the day. Busy Nick even made it up to pig-out with us. There's nothing better than Lynsey's deviled eggs on Easter Day.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

No Hate Mail Please

I read this and thought it was pretty dang honest and eye-opening, along with being hilarious. I don't know who wrote it and I don't care. I know several of you will want to disagree with my sarcastic point of view, but please contain yourselves and refrain from sending me hate mail. It won't do you any good. This is my forum of expression. Go get you're own.

Top 10 Reasons why Gay Marriage is Wrong

1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject things that are unnatural such as eyeglasses, polyester, and air-conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the doors to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears 55 hour, just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't get married because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, just as straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on an entire country. That's why we only have one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children alone.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Many Moods of Lexi Lou

This will be ridiculous to most, entertaining to few, but here goes. It is true that you can totally tell what my dog is feeling from her eyes and ears. Here are a few of her many moods:

Proud as a Peacock (yeah, we bad)

Utterly Humiliated (this face follows any dressing up of any sort, notice the down-turned tail)

Pensive (right then she was thinking, I know I could catch that duck over there if this woman would set me down)

Playful (Let me of this bleeping leash so I can lick your toes)

Diva Swagger (freshly bathed and combed she was ready for her close-up)

Shy (she just woke up and hadn't had time to do her morning beauty ritual which includes licking her lady parts)

Embarassed (she's really not into the bows)

Being the dog with huge personality that she is, I thought I would include a little snippet of her 'dog-talking' with Wade. This is a nightly ritual for them as soon as he gets home from work. Unfortunately this video was taken in the morning when she was a little thrown by the timing. She's usually way more into it, but it gives you the basic idea of their babble.