Thursday, January 28, 2010

clone wars

I was watching Ty play his Star Wars game on the Wii the other day. It's always quite entertaining the way he gets into it. He was really playing the role on this day. One of the characters that he was fighting (a woman) was talking before the light saber duel began-Ty was Anakin Skywalker- and she was saying "today you will die Skywalker." Ty didn't miss a beat as he looked at her with cool steely eyes and said "Not today you witch, not today." ...and then the duel began.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Some things never change...

Some things never the unbeatable taste of a thick slice of hot homemade bread dripping with butter and fresh honey. Doesn't matter how many times you've had it, it never gets old.

(By the way this is some of the best honey I've ever had, grown locally in Eden- available at the VM) sorry for the shameless plug.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My little brother Steve got married over the weekend. Overall it was a nice day and a fun chance to spend time with the family. It was also fun to see all the old neighborhood as they came through that night for the reception.

Tristyn was able to be the flower girl. She did a great job dropping those rose petals.

Here's the whole family together for a picture.
Congrats Steve and Misti!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Basin ski day

Tristyn's class got to go to Snow Basin for a day of skiing. I don't remember doing cool stuff like that. So anyway I hitched a ride with them and got to spend a fun day with Tristyn skiing. The weather was awesome and it was sure a lot of fun.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So close and yet so far away

Have you ever been so close to something and yet it seemed so far away? Well such is my world ever since Ty got this cool Transformer for Christmas. I've literally spent a few hours on this bad boy and this is as close as I can get to transforming it into the truck. I've even consulted other "adults" and none of us have been able to figure it out. I tried again today and the only thing I got closer to was insanity. I didn't know that it was a requirement to be a rocket scientist in order to put the dang thing together. So don't be surprised if you see a partially transformed transformer for sale one of these days on!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

better late than never

We're a little late on posting Christmas pictures, but here's a few of our favorite pics from Christmas Day. This first one is that night at Tracey's Grandparents party room.
Tristyn got a new game for her nintendo

Ty and Kailee having fun at the Hancocks

A rare 5 generation picture.

playing with Ty's new transformer walkie talkies

Tristyn enjoying what Santa brought

Ty having a good time unwrapping his gifts

The pillow pets were the hit of the morning

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

brick breaker madness

So I started playing this stupid game on my phone called "brick breaker" which I am now horribly addicted to for some unknown reason. Some of the side effects are 1. NEVER being satisfied with the results...kind of like a hummingbird always looking for a flower, but never finding it. 2. Dead legs every time I come out of the bathroom. 3. The realization that I may need to attend anger management courses every time I lose. 4. The discouragement of realizing I'm an addict of something. I'm looking in to some online BBA classes (brick-breakers anonymous) but no luck so far. Somebody please help!

Friday, January 1, 2010

pots and pans

Happy New Year! With the new year I can't help but think back on the past year and past New Years. I remember as a kid Mom would always stay up with us until midnight and then hand us all some pots and pans. When the clock struck midnight we would open the front door and bang our pots and pans and yell "Happy New Year!" I always had a lot of fun with our "poor people" fireworks. So here's to all the new year resolutions, all the wishes left unsaid. Happy New Year to all and if you hear the sounds of pots and pans along the wasatch front, you'll know now what that is.