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1st day of 1st

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It's a little bit tough to pull the proper picture grin that early in the morning but at least I got their hair combed.  There has to be a first for everything and probably the last as far as this school year goes (combs and water bottles have a way of disappearing in our home).This particular style of backpack wearing is called "the Rambo", of course they don't know that reference yet, but we of the backpack underworld know of these things.  My favorite is "the Kangaroo."

Frog Legs with a Side of Bacon, please.

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I'm starting to wonder if it's such a good thing to have our alarm set to news radio in the morning. I "woke up" to the guy saying something about the weather, Barack Obama (the guy does get a lot of air time), and something about an accident in Ventura, Utah where 100 kids were in an accident and only 12 survived. I lay there half awake with one arm still numb thinking "that's horrible" and then fell back to sleep. Later today Chris and I were driving somewhere and I told Chris about that story we "heard" on the radio this morning. I mentioned the "facts" after which he clarified the story. It turns out the accident was in Pintura, not Ventura (that made sense since the only one I've heard of is in CA). The vehicle, which I thought must be a bus, was a semi truck and the passengers were not kids, but pigs, numbering a hundred and sixty, leaving only 60 alive. I was first relieved, then in need of a tissue to dry the tear…

Golfing with Gas

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Dr. Minivan (see link for the Dr.)managed to squeeze through our front door and pay us a therapeutic visit at our dinner table tonight. The session started with Reed asking if "Barak-a Obama" was going to be the next president. We, his parents, expressed our hope that he wouldn't. Reed then told us that next year he was going to vote for Tiger Woods. Chris and I both thought he would be a better candidate. At least the future president's trips to Camp David would be more interesting and hopefully televised on the newly landscaped backyard with better sand traps and greens. We then asked the boys if they knew who the other guy running for president was. Thankfully they did even with the extremely biased media coverage.As an aside to our conversation, or at least in between breaths, Douglas told us that he knew how to take his head off. We tried to act surprised when his head slipped inside of his shirt in an amazing disappearing act. Wow. Dr. Minivan approved of our e…

Dantzel's Dancing Dinosaurs Dig for Dandelions, Dianthus, and Dripping, Dark, Dungeon-esque Dens.

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***warning, another long blog***My dad came into town last Saturday and he left for home today, a week later. We thoroughly enjoyed his visit and had a wonderful time but I must say I am beat from the experience. There were two purposes to this trip, other than to visit his kids and super adorable grandkids. The first was to work on the yard and the second was to take us all camping. As I sit here typing I know that once I try to get out of this chair I will be fighting the effects of rigor mortis. The plus side to my exhaustion is that I probably lost at least 2 pounds and gained a couple muscles, or became aware of their existence, ouch. With the help of my dad, my sister Erin, my bro-in-law Bill, Chris the man, and of course Becky the weakling, we finished our yard projects with success.The fun part of this visit was the camping and all of the extras that come with adventures in higher elevations. Not that digging in dirt, actually it was mostly clay and rocks, isn't fun, but g…

Isaac displays the proper method for throwing a rock while keeping your pants on.

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There, it's gone!  Did you see it?! He is sooooo cute!  Well, he is!  Truth is truth.

Mary had a little lamb...yummy!

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Yes, I know I'm twisted...The Family ReunionMike, Melissa, Lacey and JakeAlas, the Humphrey Family reunion! Eight years ago Chris brought me to his family reunion while we were still dating.  At the moment I sampled the family's mutton and scones, I knew I must be a part of this family! Delicious-ness! Besides the food, it's always nice to see familiar faces and catch up on what goes on outside of our own little family world. I still don't know half of his relatives but when your spouse is related to more than half of Emery county there is a certain challenge when it comes to introductions. "Hello, may I introduce you to Castledale, this is Orangeville and the tall one over there is Huntington, glad to meet you!" What I do know is that Chris has one of the most wonderful families ever and we've sure missed seeing them and eating that mutton these past 3 years.