Thursday, December 27, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
That's right, I'm done with finals now and it feels great. I do have to say that I think I look pretty good for a guy who's just spent close to 200 hours studying and test taking in only two weeks. Unfortunately this shot didn't capture my withered frame or the blood oozing from my ears. Anyways, grades don't come out until mid-January so I'm planning on spending the next 3 weeks of freedom recuperating (playing video-games and eating myself silly). If it's true what everyone says, then the worst part of law-school is behind me and it will only get easier from here on out.
Thanks to my amazing wife Becca who was nothing short of amazing during these two weeks of torture, to my Dad who quizzed me on the drives to and from school, to my Grandma Loosli who let me set up a studying command-center in her living room so that I wouldn't get distracted by Lyndi's cartoons and to everyone who prayed for me. It is REALLY good to have at least one semester over with.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The other explanation is that we have a couple pics involving some of us squezzing in the end of a hand railing.... This doesn't get much better witht the explanation but nontheless I will tell you. We were in Yellowstone and bored (how can you get bored when there are a bunch of guysers waiting to go of a and miles to walk to them and see, I know) so we decided to see who could sqeeze their whole body through it. Sadly enough Jake and I weren't able to get past the hips. Jake is skinny but he has some killer hips.
Last but not least some of the pics are from our Cruise which has been a definite plus of Marrying Jake : ) there are many but it was really neat and something I didn't dream of doing until I was retired or something but Jake's fam took us. We went to Cozumel and Beliz. So that might explain some of the pics. Hope this wasn't too boring for you.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Okay, so the vid-clip is a little wierd . . . but I had to have this song in the post because it's great for Lyndi's first trick-or-treating experience. We went to Becca's Family's trunk-or-treat thing and it only took her two cars to get the system down. I hold my basket up and look cute - you hand over the candy - and if you lower the bowl I frantically grab as much as I can!
At first she was very concerned about keeping toto in the basket, but when the candy started coming in, it turned out that toto dropped down a couple of notches on our importance list. If any candy dropped out, she would sing a frantic "mee-moh, mee-moh" (clean up, clean up) and get it back into the basket.
She is in love with M&M's so we let her keep some of those, but we tried to hide most of the candy when we put her to bed - you can't hide things while she's in the house. Even if she's in the other room . . . she can sense that the candy is on the move and she won't tolerate it. So later we went to Kelly & Becky's house and she developed a love-hate relationship with their little moving trick-or-treat doll. She was freaked out by it, but she didn't want us to put it away! She is so funny sometimes - Halloween is great when you have a kid!
What do you think about Trunk-or-treats (1) vs. traditional door-to-door (2)? Everyone seems to think that the trunk-or-treat is safer, but door-to-door seems to have done fine for the past 100 years. Is it really getting more and more dangerous to trick or treat or are parents just getting more and more paranoid? I guess to the kids, as long as we get the candy, the method isn't as important.
Paper mache head . . . looks easy enough, right? . . . WRONG!!! Pulled an all-nighter to perfect that bad boy (I swear the photo doesn't do him justice). Anyway it's not like I had anything more important to do right? Becca stayed up that night too sewing her and Lyndi's costumes - we're hardcore.
This one is a picture of Becca's office on halloween. I thought that Dr. Brown's Elvis costume was pretty stylin'. I guess the girls were all supposed to be fairies but a couple of them switched last-minute. Kind of funny that they did the whole cat thing since that is what Becca did for the law-school party to look like Pam.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The dark mark! Jake drew it on his brother John's arm for the Harry Potter 5 premier. Never saw it coming that Dumbledore and Grindelwald crossed more than just wands though. My mom and Becca are in denial - even though it came straight from the Rowling's mouth they refuse to acknowledge that Dumbledore is out of the closet. (All ya need is love . . . bah ba dah da daaaaah).
This is the girl made from a pizza that Jake made for his cousin Brad's bachelor party - (Brad doesn't eat sweets so we had to improvise with a pizza). Brad had to take a bite without his hands for every spouse question he couldn't answer. We like to refer to her as Pizza Jen. Johnster and Jake made her with their own two loving hands at Papa Johns. The party was fun, but we couldn't get too crazy since Brad's little brother Ryan was there and so was Brad's dad and Jake's dad.
This is kind of like the "Tarynator" cake that we made for Danny Wariner's bachelor party. The Tarynator was a Taryn shaped cake with two pink Hostess snowballs (gues where?). Danny probably had an easier time of biting into the Tarynator than Brad had devouring Pizza Jen. Even though we had Jen slip in some fake answers on purpose, Brad did really well! Him and Jen are now living in the house that he built with Johnster over the summer. The "For Sale" sign is up and they are hoping to sell soon since driving to school in Logan each day is pretty tough. Brad will put the address as a comment to this post if anyone wants to go out and see it - maybe he'll even put up some pics to look at . . . who knows?
Anyways, this is Pizza Jen - enjoy.
For a mom who has never seen it done, she's not half bad!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Becca got a job at Dr. Brown's Orthodontics in Farmington (about 5 minutes from our house) and now that she's been there a year I get/have to put on free braces to fix my teeth. I used to think that my teeth were pretty straight, but after meeting with an orthodontist I have realized that I am a disgusting mutant and that my teeth are definitely not normal. It's funny how using phrases like "Normal teeth would . . . ," "may need surgery to correct completely," "You can see here that your teeth . . . ," can make you feel that way.
They are scheduled to come off in 18 months, but with any luck I'll be able to shorten that down a bit. Glad that we get free braces though - can't complain . . . because Becca will hurt me during the next consult if I do.