Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Here you go...
We were fortunate enough to have some family near enough to us that we lured them to our home for a week-long getaway! The Flammer family took a break from a rigorous school schedule and came for a visit over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was GREAT to have some family around to let our kids play with and, quite honestly, just have someone to hang out with for a few days.
Ian had fun towing Jocelyn around in his pickup:
We all had fun eating THESE:
And Mae had lots of fun with the Missionaries:
Oh, and by the way...Thank you Flammers for visiting us and taking these pictures for us while our camera is out of commission!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
...and I quote:
Here is to three hundred or so days of happiness! Look closely at the picture. This should be VERY funny for those of you that followed Austin Collie's comments and the yewt fanbase reaction to them over the weekend. It is ALL in good fun, of course!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I love the BYU / yewtah rivalry. Though it has caused me a great deal of pain in recent years, I have found that it is much more fun to dish out "smack talk" before the game rather than after. Yes, yes, I may have to eat a portion of crow if the yewts actually pulled out a victory in LaVell Edwards Stadium this year, however, watching yewts eat humble pie after I have dealt smack is much more enjoyable than dishing it while they eat.
If you need a laugh… Here are some of my favorite jokes (feel free to add your own--as long as they are clean):
Story format Jokes:
Joke # 1-- Kyle Whittingham, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around when they came to a modest little house with a faded Utes flag in the window.
"This house is yours for eternity," said God. "This is very special, not everyone gets a house up here."
The coach felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3-story mansion that had a 50 foot tall flagpole with an enormous BYU Cougars flag, and in every window was the BYU logo.
The coach looked at God and said, "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was a good coach. I went to bowl games, sent a bunch of my players on to the pros, and I turned around the entire Utah football program."
God said, "So, what's your question?"
"Well," said the coach, "why does Bronco Mendenhall get a better house than me?"
God responded, "Oh that's not Bronco Mendenhall's house, that's mine".
...One foggy night, a BYU fan and a Utah fan were driving the opposite directions on a road near Provo. While crossing a narrow bridge, they hit each other head-on, mangling both cars.
The Utah fan manages to climb out of his car and survey the damage. He looks at his twisted car and says, "Man, I'm lucky to be alive!"
Likewise, the Cougar fan gets out of his car uninjured, he too feeling fortunate to have survived.
The Utah fan walks over to the Cougar fan and says, "Hey, man, I think this is a sign that we should put away our petty differences and live as friends instead of being rivals."
The Cougar fan thinks for a moment and says, "You know, you're absolutely right! We should be friends. In fact, I'm going to see if something else survived the wreck."
The Cougar fan then pops open his trunk and removes a full, undamaged bottle of Jack Daniel's. He says to the Ute fan, "I think this is another sign - we should toast to our newfound friendship." The Ute fan agrees and grabs the bottle. After sucking down half of the bottle, the Ute fan hands it back to the Cougar fan and says, "Your turn!"
The Cougar fan calmly twists the cap back on the bottle, throws the rest of the bottle over the bridge into the river and says, "Nah, I think I'll just wait for the cops to show up."
Here are a few question and answer jokes:
A: Three. One person to actually change the light bulb. And two to sit
around and talk about much better Urban would have been at changing it.
Q: What do the Yewts & Possums have in common?
A: Both play dead at home (and get killed on the road)
Q: Where do you go in SLC in case of a tornado?
A: To Rice-Eccles Stadium - they never get a
Q: How do you keep a Yewt Football player out
of your yard?
A: Put up goal posts.
Q: Why was Andy Ludwig upset when the
Yewts offensive play book was stolen?
A: Because he hadn't finished coloring it yet.
Q: What's the difference between the
Yewts and a dollar bill?
A: You can still get 4 quarters out of a
Q: How many Yewts does it take
to win a National Championship?
A: Nobody knows and we will never find out.
Incidentally--if there is ever any question about which school Elder Holland has an affinity toward, remember what he said a few years ago about the two:
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on BYU and Utah: "When you say University of Utah graduate or equivalent, what do you mean by "equivalent?" Do you mean two Utah State graduates, or one BYU graduate working part-time?"
June 1998 Mission President's Seminar.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Mae is doing great. She is loving school and is starting to get upset that I pick her up earlier than most of the other kids (she is only half day). She now claims to have a boyfriend, Steven, who I have tried to talk her out of, but she has let me know that things are not going to change. I told her to tell him she can't be his girlfriend until she's 16, and she refused. Our conversation was yesterday and today she told me very matter of factly that she did not talk to Steven today, but he is still her boyfriend.
Ian lives for the truck he got for his birthday and for the movie "Finding Nemo." He watches at least part of it every day. If I try to put on another movie, he throws a fit. He calls it "Memo". His third and fourth favorite things happen to be his Baa and Neigh. They are a stuffed sheep and horse. He loves to sleep with them. Brad has tried unsuccessfully to teach him their real names, but I think we should just be glad we understand what he is asking for.
Brad and I are trying to get some last minute things done on the house (finishing up some painting and putting the base boards back on), before we have some house guests. We are excited to have Brandon, DeAnne, and their kids come down from Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with us. Mae is so excited to have her cousin Jocelyn come (I think she is just excited to have one more person smaller than her to boss around--it may not work out as she plans). Mae thinks that she can play with Jocelyn and Ian can play with Kal (Kal is two months old).
I am feeling pretty good with my pregnancy. I am 17 weeks yesterday, so we are moving right along. We find out what we are having on December 9th, though Mae is sure that it is a girl. I am anxious to get a little further along so that I actually look pregnant instead of just looking funkily chubby. Brad is enjoying BYU's football season. The big rivalry game is getting closer, and he is getting a bit nervous--I will be rooting for BYU even though I am a Utah alumni (only because when BYU loses, the whole family suffers--at least, that is how it used to be...luckily Brad has gotten much better about this in recent years).
Well, that's the Foster family right now. Hopefully we will be posting some more pictures soon.
Friday, November 2, 2007
So we decided to get a few fall pictures with the kids in their Sunday best--it didn't work out so well, but we did end up with a few good pictures.
Incidentally, Ian had been pretty crazy lately. He really likes to babble his Ian-talk (a version of language we have yet to perfect). Mae is loving school and especially likes when she is a "leader" or a "caboose" when the class goes to the lunchroom or library. Mae also had her first Primary Program in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday. She has had her part memorized for weeks now and said it perfectly when her turn came up. Ian has been a bear in church lately--we can barely control him long enough to drop him off at nursery!