Friday, August 31, 2007


All these early traning events are all starting to really pay off!!

Ok, AJ has continued to watch the football clip on the computer. (he knows how to get onto the Internet and make it play!!!) but today he took it to a new level. He was playing it again and i said "You and that football game" and he replied "No Mommy, i was just getting it started for Julia". Of course it took about 2 seconds for Julia to become uninterested and wonder off. He kept yelling at her "JU_EE_AAAH" to come and watch it. Finally i told him that she didn't have to watch it if she didn't want to and then he started with "Ju-ee-aaaahh, you're missing out!" He kills me-he is so stinkin cute!!

Then at the grocery store tonight i told him we were getting soda for the game. They, of course were out of Mountain Dew and Root beer so i told AJ we would just get it tomorrow. He got this panicked look on his face and said "Mom, the BYU game is tomorrow, we CAN'T miss it." I was able to reassure him that i would get in and be back with PLENTY of time for the game!! The funniest part is that Brandon is just LOVING that he is so excited. I must admit, it is pretty cute!!!
OUR next BYU spirit project...

Just a reminder to all those going to the game tomorrow, Make Lavell Happy, Wear BLUE.

BTW, AJ has watched the video of the Utah game like 7 times!!!!!! (we might have a mini me on our hands!!!!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

IS IT SATURDAY YET!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a little video to wet your appetite and get you ready for Saturday!!!!

My first Grad School Report Card!!!!!!!

Diversity A-

Social Policy B+

Human Behavior/DSM-IV A-

Not to shabby for my first semester in grad school huh? :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Who says all dumbs are blonde?

Friday, August 24, 2007

AJ and Julia JIB JAB

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Happy 29th birthday Tina, from all of us!!!!

We love you so much!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Pudding Anyone?!?!


I was trying to put some stuff away in the kitchen yesterday so i plopped Julia down with a little thing of pudding-chocolate (OBVIOUSLY) Luckily, I took her shirt off first cause i had a feeling how it would end up. She loved it, of course, but i think she preferred it as body paint instead of a snack!! :) My favorite part was when she turned around (i was sitting on the floor behind her) and said "MAMA" as she placed her nasty, slimy, chocolate-pudding-filled hand on top of my head!!! HE,HE,HE



Saturday, August 18, 2007

We've finally added music

OK, We obviously need a little help. How do you add the imeem so that is off to the side, and not part of the main body of the blog?

HELP US!!!!!

We're back!!!!

Sorry, we kind of took a little time off from the blog, i'm not really sure why, it just sort of happened. (i think it's cuz we really liked seeing ourselves simpsonized!!!!!). As I think about it, there may be 3 reasons for the break.

1. As a reward to myself for not having a complete breakdown in the month of July (the craziest school month IN MY LIFE!!!!) I bought Madden 08. So, i've been playing a lot of that since tuesday.

2. Since I am done with school until september, I thought I would use this time to read Harry Potter 7. I finished it last night. I can't believe that Voldemort was able to kill all of the Gryffindors and is continuing his reign of terror!!!!!! (that's for you Tina) :) I was especially shocked when it turned out that Harry turned his back on all his friends and joined Voldemort!!!!

3. Tina has been at girls camp. She left after work on Wednesday and got back at 7 on friday. So, I was Mr. Mom for three straight days and I certainly grew to understand the saying that insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids!!!!!! It has been good to have her home and to have some backup.

So, I hope you accept our apologies for the lack of postings.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Simpson-Jenson Family

Ok, here we all are-"simpsonized" I don't know how much they really look like us, but it is fun!!

Heres our south beach diet update!!!

So, Tina and I have been doing the south beach diet for 10 days now, and we are both losing weight (I've lost more than her, but they say guys lose weight easier than the gals). I even fit into a pair of shorts that were WAY to tight before we started!!!! We can't tell you how much we've lost because our scale was broken when we started.

The other day, AJ and Julia were eating cookies. AJ looks up at me and says "Daddy, I'll never eat healthy, I just love cookies to much". It was so dang cute. Obviously he is our kid huh?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Look at me, I'm on the simpsons!!!!!

I did this at It's pretty fun. You have to do one person at a time though, no family pics.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Brandons traumatic experience

I posted on Plonnies "office" video clips that I needed a good laugh after having a rough time. I was on my way to bed and didn't want to type a lengthy post so I waited unitl I was at work and had to be awake anyway.

This happened on Friday

Jimmy is one of the clients in the group home I work in. He has a girlfriend he has been with for 35 years!!!! Her name is Grace (we all call her Gracie). Every day (except saturday) we pick her up from her house and bring her to the group home so she and Jimmy can be together. I got into work @ 4 and immediatly took Roger (another client) to work (he washes dishes at a local restaurant). I got home and John ( a co-worker) had already begun serving dinner. Gracie and Jimmy came in to eat (gracie never eats here, it's weird) and she had brougt her portable radio, and was singing Life is a highway by rascal flatts. After dinner (about 4:50) Jimmy and Gracie went out to the porch where they spend most of their evenings together. About 10 minutes later Jimmy comes in all frantic saying "gracie is having a fit" I took this to mean they were fighting. When I got out onto the porch I saw slumped in her chair taking very shallow breaths. I immediatly called 911 for help. They sent their medical teams. Because she was breathing, I never considered cpr. After about two or three minutes, I realized that she was no longer breathing and when I checked her pulse, I couldn't find one. I called to John to run upstairs to get a face shield for CPR. He was having a difficult time finding it, and by the time he ran downstairs to ask where it was, the police and the ambulances were already here. They shocked her heart several times before loading her in the ambulance. The EMT's believed she was already dead. They took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. We are all still shocked that this happened. She had died of a massive heart attack.

This experience is such a reminder of how thin the veil is, and how we never know how long we will be around. I am still having a difficult time comprehending how a person can be so full of life one minute, then dead the next. It was a real wake up call for me. I was able to get the rest of the night off, and I raced home and gave Tina the biggest Hug (I couldn't kiss her because I have a fever blister from my strep throat). I cried as I went into the kids room and just watched them sleep. I can't imagine life without any of them. I also had to call and hear mom and dad's voice. They are so great and caring and loving. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

Don't take life for granted, tell your kids, spouse, parents, and loved ones how much you love them on a daily basis.

I love all of you!!!! I really do , and I can't wait to be back in Utah with all of you.

Take care of each other


Little Frills is ONLINE!!!

OK, so i have been working like crazy to get all my pictures of my "little frills" stuff onto the blog that i have been planning to do FOREVER. Since we finally got the high-speed Internet uploading such a HUGE amount of pictures if finally an option! I still have all my bracelets to post, but i have all of my hair stuff posted. So let anyone you know who might be interested know about the blog. I am having people e-mail me to place orders and i will e-mail them the bill. Then they can send me the check and I'll send out the items! I'm excited to make this step...let me know what you think!!

Check out the link on our blog!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Three big news items!!!!

Tina and I have decided that we really like Eagle Mountain and aren't quite ready to sell the house just yet. We took out a home equity loan, which we are currently using to pay off our credit cards. We will use additional money as needed to help with the move and to improve the house. We will finish the basement for sure, and possibly put in wood floors in the living room. (We'll also probably actually BUY new furniture. We don't own any furniture that we have actually bought!!!!) (We won't do this until we get much closer to moving back). So, when Tyler and Michelle move to SF, our family will really cover the county!!!!!!!

Second item of good news is that Tina and I are finally joining the 21st century and getting high speed internet from comcast. We are also getting digital cable!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, all national BYU games I will be able to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys will still have to provide me with the stupid MTN games :(:(:(:(:(

Third good news item is that we have started the south beach diet!!!!! We are three days in, and I must tell you I am already sick of eggs!!!!!! I don't know how I'm gonna get through the next 10 days, but Tina and I keep ourselves honest.