Friday, August 31, 2007
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Just a little video to wet your appetite and get you ready for Saturday!!!!
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Social Policy B+
Human Behavior/DSM-IV A-
Not to shabby for my first semester in grad school huh? :)
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Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
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
SO PROUD OF HERSELF!!!
"HEY LOOK HOW YUMMY I LOOK"
Posted by Brandon Jenson at 1:23 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
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?
Posted by Brandon Jenson at 7:44 PM
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.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Posted by Brandon Jenson at 9:20 PM
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?
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007
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Sunday, August 5, 2007
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
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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.
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