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!!!