Friday, December 21, 2007

LOU HOLTZ??!?!?!?

I am currently watching the Utah vs. Navy bowl game and maybe I slipped into a dream, but I swear I just heard Lou Holtz say that Utah is (in his words) "The best non-BCS talented team in the country." WOW. Apparently you don't have to be ranked or even win your conference to be "the best non-BCS talented team in the country." Either that, or you don't need to have any idea what you are saying to be an ESPN analyst! Well, it appears that the latter is correct. He just followed up his first stupid comment by talking about what a great job Dr. Young is doing at the U, followed by some mumbling, puttering, and trailing off before Rece Davis rescued him by cutting off his mic and jumping in. Oh dear Lou...Oh dear...

Wow! The game just ended as I was typing this. That was an intense finish.

So I'd love some input on this...I was having a hard time knowing who to cheer for in this game. On one hand, I want the Mt. West to get some good publicity (fat chance with that ridiculous TV deal), which would certainly be the case with a good showing by the red team. But on the other hand, I just can't bring myself to cheer for the ewetes! That's how bad I hate them! I ended up pulling for the Midshipmen of Navy. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


For some reason reason I like taking closeup pictures of funny faces. This is one of my favorites.

My personal favorite. The Philosopher deep in thought...

Let's just say it's been a rough couple of days! Grandma went home, Jeff had a big final, and Max is, well, just being his "go go go" self. Abby's postpartum has hit rock bottom!
No, really-some friends brought over a congratulatory bottle of Martinelli's and we thought we'd take a few funny pictures.

We had the biggest snowfall of the season the other day, and Max was excited to get out and help shovel the snow! I'm hoping that is a habit he will not only keep, but expand to lawn mowing, fence painting, and all that other stuff dads like to pin on their sons!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

For Rich or for Poor

I read a blog that said the couple is a D.I.N.K couple (Duel Income No Kids). It reminded me of how nice it was to have money. It also made me hopelessly laugh when I realized that we are a D.K.N.I. couple...Duel Kids No Income!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


Abby doesn't like me posting my thoughts on here, but heck, blogs are more than just myspace for families, right?!

Have you ever wondered why people get on an elevator and repeatedly push their intended floor's button as quickly as they can? Does it actually work? Did the elevator engineers get together and install a little feature that makes the doors close more quickly for the rapid pushers? Or is it simply that it just makes it feel as if time is going faster because instead of awkwardly standing there with a stranger, you are assiduously engaged in button pushing?! The same thing is true of crosswalks. Somebody once told me that if the crosswalk button is pushed over and over the light will think that more people need to cross, and therefore change faster! The more people there are, the more important it is for them to cross. Wow! What a traffic light! I wonder what number the threshold is to cross from non-important to important. Hey, maybe it's a neat idea--an "In case of emergency" number of time to push the button. But I have to think that we, being the important people that we think we are, would always be in an emergency!

OK, I haven't figured out how to make the pictures nice and neat yet. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it!

In the first pic. Perry was really mad, but since it's such a classic picture of Max I had to include it!

The second pic. (left to right) is Max getting ready to take Clementine for a walk. He loves walking the dog and he loves snow. Put the two together and he's in heaven.

The third pic. is Tessa and Beckham Brown and Max and Perry. The Browns came down Saturday night and we had fun taking pictures of all the kids.

I love that fourth pic. of Perry. Abby thinks she looks like Max when he was a baby, but I think she's cuter than he was!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


After all that fuss we decided to name her Perry Marie (cool, huh Josie!) McIntier. Thanks for all of the name suggestions. Some of my personal favorites were Nathina, Gustina, and Cinderella.

Less than one minute old.

Perry was looking for something to eat from the moment she came out!
And check out that babe!! Would you believe that she just gave birth?!?!

Perry and Grandma Charlotte!

Taking a nap.


First snowfall of the year! The weather had been surprisingly pleasant and then all of a sudden-WHAM!! The wind started blowing like crazy and the temp. dropped to the low 20's! I think it's going to be a long winter! As Max so keenly stated: "Kinda cold, kinda windy, don't blow away!"

Halloween and Thanksgiving

For the family, and those who care...

Amanda, Abby's sister, came for Halloween and we were the three blind mice. Funny, huh.

Max was a fireman for Halloween. We took him to the fire station where they do a free haunted house and all of the firefighters loved it!! Max just wanted more candy for his "punkin patch!"

It was really fun to go trick-or-treating with him. He was a riot!

We had Thanksgiving with our friends the Moeller's. This is Max eating with Parker in the first picture, and Anthony, Kristie, Abby, and Jeff in the second. No, the girls did not out-eat us boys! Kristie and Abby were both about 2 1/2 weeks away from their due dates when we took this picture. It was sad to be away from our family during the holiday, but it was nice to be with our friends. Oh, and P.S. Jeff won a very intense game of phase 10 (just wanted to make sure everyone knew.)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I'm happy to report that ______ ______ McIntier joined our family safe and sound at approximately 8:30 PM on Sunday. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and everything went very well. Both mom and baby _____ are doing great! I will post some pictures and things when we get home from the hospital.

Any suggestions on names? We were going to name her Perri, Perry, or Perrie, but now that we've seen her we are not quite sure!!!


Friday, November 30, 2007

At school we are having an "End of the Semester" party. No religious affiliations this season.

How long will it be before somebody seriously asks all of the people named Christie, Christian, Chris, Christine (or any other variation) to change their name to something a little less offensive!!!

While we are on the topic of not offending anyone this _____ season I'd like to add a few terms to the list that should probably be changed:

1-"Black Friday"

2-The song "I'm Dreaming of a WHITE Christmas"

I mean seriously, can't we all just have an integrated holiday season?

3-"HO-HO-HO" should be replaced with "NO-NO-NO-you ARE NOT allowed to sit on my lap anymore!"

You know the funny thing about Christmas...Our two friends--Bob, who is Buddhist, and Abdul, who is Muslim (neither believe in Christ) told Abby and me that they always celebrated Christmas when they were growing up. Keep in mind that Bob grew up in China and Abdul grew up in Ghana, Africa!!!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Who said bigger isn't better?

We wanted to occasionally post a few pictures on here to give you a glimpse into Buffalo life. We were driving around town with Amanda, Abby's sister, trying to give her a taste of the gem that is Buffalo and we stumbled upon this beast while stopped at a traffic light. We only wish that we could have seen them get this thing on the roof!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Common Misconceptions

I recently made a friend out here who just moved to America from China about three months ago to go to school. We were talking about our different cultures and things like that, and I told him that I was from Salt Lake City, Utah, and that I go to the "Mormon Church" (He didn't know LDS, etc.) When I told him this he immediately said, "Oh, I know! You have many wives!" Despite all of my attempts, I could not convince him that I only had ONE wife! For some reason he knew more about my marriage(s) than I did! So I decided to play a little joke on him. Abby was having a playgroup at our house with five moms and seven can probably see where this is going! I brought him over to the house and when we walked in you should have seen the look on his face! Talk about priceless!!! I am happy to report that once he realized how absolutely insane it would be to have five wives and seven kids in a tiny two bedroom cracker box apartment he realized that he had been wrong. Funny how he had to see how irrational the idea was before he would believe me, isn't it. Typical graduate student!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


We live about an hour and a half away from Palmyra, NY. We were able to go right when all of the leaves were changing colors and it was absolutely beautiful! I can't think of a better time to visit the Sacred grove than in the Fall!
The B/W picture is Max in the Sacred Grove, the middle picture is the Palmyra Temple, and the third picture is the Smith Farm. When you come to visit us, we will take you there!

Niagra Falls

We visited Niagra Falls with Steve, Laura and Tessa Brown. Max loves "The BIG wata fall."

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We Made It!

Hello everyone! I like to consider myself pretty up-to-date on things like this, but for some reason this blog project has been giving me huge problems! Hopefully we will be up and running now, and more able to communicate with all of you blog-savvy friends.