Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's been so long since I've posted that Blogger has updated it's interface and I'm not sure how to use it. Let's hope this goes live.

I was driving at night a few weeks ago with Brahm and Oliver. I turned a corner only to find a handful of teenagers wearing dark clothing skating in the middle of the road. It wasn't like a near miss or anything but I still seized the opportunity to grumble aloud about how stupid they were for being so careless. Brahm and Oliver followed suit, adding their own keen insights to the IQ levels of our fellow travelers. A moment of silence ensued then Oliver busts out with this question,

"Mom, can I haiku about this?"

Is there any other answer but yes? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Oliver and Brahm's poetic interpretation of the events of that night:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Need An Oil Change?

Then allow me to recommend the Jiffy Lube in Draper.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Homeland Security

Brooks just got back from a business trip to New Jersey and we're catching up now that the kids are in bed.

"While you were gone Oliver came up to me and said, 'I know all the passwords for the television. 1969 for the year dad was born, 1974 for the year you were born and 1999 for the year you both got married [he's correct on all counts]."

"Well, why don't I change it to 2021 then?" he replies.

"Why? What's that?"

"The year we kick him out of the house."

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Old                                             New
Blue Subie                                                                        Red Subie           
Castle                                                                     Mad Men    
Missionary cut                                                       Bieber-do
Deep tissue            massage                                   Medical massage
Computer as TV                                                     Flat screen
Local in-laws                                                          Mongolian mission
Ambien                                                                   Melatonin
DI winter boots for boys                                        Bogs (hello warm, dry feet!)
Store-bought bread                                                Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Living room                                                           Living room (you can sit down now)
Two elementary schools                                        One school (added bonus: carpool!)
23 nieces & nephews                                            25 – welcome Griffin and Luke!
Soccer                                                                    Lacrosse                                                     
2011                                                                       2012

Fading days of fall
New do
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