Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Tradition

It had been a tradition in the past few years for the kids and me to bring one of our dogs with us to the Pumpkin Patch. This year, one was not available, so we brought Brad. We like it better that way.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Guess What Today Is???

(I bet you thought I was going to say something else huh?)

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it,

Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists in North America on October 23, between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM[1], making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates. The time and date are derived from the Avogadro constant, which is approximately 6.02×1023, defining the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in a mole, one of the seven base SI units

Humph! I have NO idea what that even means -- lol

For Chemistry AP Kelsi had to make a "Mole" with a cute and clever name. She chose "Sherlock Molemes" (Elmolementary Dear Watson) It was adorable! Akkkk! Why didn't I take a picture of it? Suffice it to say it had a hat, pipe, magnifying glass, coat and tie.

Her other options were "Phantom of the Molepra" (Rodent of Music) "Moleses"(Let My Peopmole Go) or "The Scarlet Pimpermole" (Sink me, your gardeners have betrayed you.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Still Sweet, Still Sixteen...

Did anyone out there realize that Kelsi is 16 and has been for more than 6 months? Ok, some of you may know, but it is no thanks to me. I hog-tied her back then and made her pose for some pictures (not her favorite activity). I fully intended to post about her 16th birthday but alas, I never did. I am repenting and posting about her now.

Here are some things I love and appreciate and admire about Kelsi

~ easy to have a conversation with
~ has her own style
~ isn't overly concerned about how others see her
~ a hopeless romantic
~ loves to learn
~ a deep thinker
~ beautiful
~ truthful
~ good sense of humor
~ not embarrassed about her family (too much)
~ has a VERY creative mind
~ feels deeply
~ resourceful

~ stunning eyes
~ careful
~ loving
~ keeps her cool (mostly)
~ good student
~ chooses the right
~ solid and stable
~ good example
~ talented in piano playing, movie editing, writing, drawing and scriptural knowledge.
At the risk of sounding too much like a proud and pleased mother, I'll curtail my list. But my heart is full and my tears are overflowing thinking about my sweet, loving 16 1/2 year old. I love you Kelsi!

P.S. She gets her braces off starting in tomorrow! Woot! Woot!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Doctors I've Loved

As most of you know I drive around a lot during the day. Sometimes I put my time to good use by memorizing poems or scriptures or listening to conference. This is what I did today. I thought about all the TV shows I've watched over the years and I started realizing that I like lots of shows with Doctors. Here's a run down, because I know you love my comentary about useless, meaningless trivia about pop culture. (In no particular order)

Dr. Doug Ross - E.R.
Of course I have to put him first! Brad calls him "The Head Wagger" - but he's still quite charming don't you think? E.R was never the same without him.

Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable - Cosby Show
I learned lots of life skills and human relation skills from the Cosby show.

Dr. Hawkeye Pierce - MASH
I never watched this show in primetime (more like I wasn't allowed to watch.) But when Brad and I were first married we watched the reruns almost every night. Hawkeye is a brilliant character.

Dr. Gregory House - House
Could there be a more quirky, dysfunctional, brilliant doctor? Ya gotta love him. And I just have to say, I LOVE this photo, something about the blue tile in the background! And here's to all the other doctors on the show too. I like them as well.

Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy - Star Trek
I have many people to thank for this, Quentin Decker, Sharon Kennsinger, and now Brad - he has downloaded a lot of these old shows.
"For gosh sakes Jim, I'm a doctor not a physicist!"

I also have to give Karl Urban props too. I loved him as Bones in the new Star Trek movie!

Dr. Fraiser Crane -Fraiser
Again, dysfunctional and totally lovable and funny!
(Niles always got the best lines though.)

Dr. Doogie Howser - Doogie Howser
Again, I never watched it while it was in primetime. I caught up with it on Nick at Night back in the day. And Neil Patrick Harris still cracks me up. Have you seen his commercial for Old Spice? Google it!

Dr. Adam Bricker (Doc) - Love Boat
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Hee hee hee! Ho Ho Ho!
That's all I have to say about that.

Dr. Michaela Quinn - Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
I LOVED this show. I'm sure it wasn't as great as I remember, but I couldn't get enough of it. And why, almost 20 years later does Jane Seymore look EXACTLY the same? not fair.

Dr. Beverly Crusher - Star Trek The Next Generation
I love that her real name is Gates.
Also, in all fairness, I have to mention Dr. Katherine Pulaski who "took over" for Dr. Crusher in season 2. The audacity. Really, no one can replace Dr. Crusher. But after watching the reruns several times, I grew to appreciate her. But I was thrilled to get Dr. Crusher back.

And just for fun, I have to include someone from my stint of watching General Hospital. I remember the Quartermaines and several other doctors but I would never say I loved them. I liked Tony Jones, but was unable to find a picture of him. So I'm posting a picture of his "brother" Frisco Jones (who wasn't a doctor). He was played by Jack Wagner whom I liked better anyway. He sang on the show and was "married" to Felicia. (Ok, so it was a low point in my TV viewing)

(and just incase you were wondering, I didn't forget Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs. I just never really watched - you'd think I would since I am such a fan of shows with doctors.)

It really IS all about me!

This post is not to talk about my amazingly beautiful, smart and talented daughter. It's not to talk about our undefeated football team. It's not even to say how wonderful my husband is for splurging for a family season pass to all the high school home games. This is to talk about me, and my amazing photography skills! I took this picture last week of Afton cheering at a Freshman home game. I love everything about it. The colors, the lighting, the movement, the composition. I can't stop looking at it. Afton will tell you it is a horrible picture of her (which isn't true), but it doesn't matter... it's not about her, it's all about me! Yay ME!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Don't call us... We'll call you. NOT!

(this is a scrapbook page I did about my phone)

Today is Oct. 1st. I am looking forward to a day of peace and quiet. On Sept. 1st, I signed up at the "Do Not Call" list. The website said to give it 30 days and then any solicitor or telemarketer who calls after that date can be reported and fined. I don't know if I plan on reporting anyone, but I do hope it keeps the calls down.

As we all know these types of calls usually come at meal times or in the evening around 8pm. Sometimes I'll get 3 or 4 right in a row (usually while I am eating). Annoying!! I usually don't answer if our caller ID says any of the following... "Number Available" "Out of Area" or shows any number beginning with 888 or 866 (or pretty much any number that isn't an 831 or 408 number). I say good riddance.

If you want to go do this for yourself, go to It's easy! Why didn't I do this a long time ago?