Thursday, December 24, 2009

i heart christmas lights.

It's about a two and a half hour drive...but the kids love it.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

i heart students...with a sense of humor.

great kids gifts this year. this one stood out the most.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

i heart students.

So....I got after a kid today for having food in class. That is, until, .he told me what it was. Then I gave him extra credit.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the "Ghetto Capri Sun". Thanks Becky

Sunday, November 29, 2009

i heart food.

I have a new favorite site (THANKS DAN). It ranks up there with sexy people and POWW.


Friday, November 13, 2009

i heart russ wood.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

i heart the learning channel.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

google maps


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

i heart maid marian more...

i heart my lunch ladies.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

i am edward.

So, Marolyn finally talked me into watching the infamous "Twilight". This is a parody from my favorite scene.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

greatest freak out ever.

saw this for the first time this morning. epic.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

is this health class or art?

grading tests, when I came upon this one:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Friday, September 18, 2009

school pictures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

rockin roller coaster.

Monday, September 14, 2009

tribute to dad.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

i think we're dead.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

bedtime stories

Monday, August 31, 2009

hey baby...wanna ride?

i love my dad...really. but it kind of creeps me out when he poses for my mom (believe me, this one is mild). it reminds me of a traileresque michael knight while kit was in the shop. at least he wasn't wearing his jesus sandals this time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

many ways to say "I love you"

So...Ade and Marolyn were talking the other day about preschool, and Ade told her mother she already knew some sign not one, but TWO languages. Man, we thought Morgan was smart.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

call me JT

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

sorry i'm not more attractive.

inside joke with my parents. i apologize to the rest of the world.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

even better...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thanks Dan.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Lil.

Two of my favorite birthday pictures.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I am such a pansy.

I took Ade to Up in 3-D last week and cried like a baby...three times. I hate pixar. I forgot all about it until I read this story tonight. Cried again. Damn Pixar

Friday, May 29, 2009

Uncle Laman

The girls uncle came to visit for the weekend. They sure do love him.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

my parents are “officially” sexy.

after several months of patient waiting, i finally got a picture on SEXY PEOPLE. apparently, there is quite the waiting list to prove your sexiness. i am so proud.

Monday, May 18, 2009

i still love my girls.

i had the pleasure of attending a dance recital for three of my beautiful daughters this weekend. i am a proud father. the end.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

i cried last night.

lauren had a choir concert last night. it surprised me enough that she would actually sing and dance in front of a large audience. BUT....when the teacher announced that she and her friend choreographed the next song and were going to direct the choir down front...i almost died. i was impressed. i even cried a little. i sure love that little bugger.

Monday, April 20, 2009

i did it.

i always wanted my own google return. honestly, i was jealous when my sister in law got hers and i have wanted one ever since. it's kind of like lcd tv's and my brothers. secretly, i am not as happy with my 19" prize as i let on. actually, i cry a bit sometimes when i squint to watch the news. just don't tell them. i want to be a man. anyways....drum-roll official google return:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

i met darth vader.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


i have a favorite blog. he knows how to capture the true essence of the word, "outnumbered".

Saturday, March 7, 2009

my hot wife is an old lady.

My best friend turned a year older on Friday. I still can't believe I married an older woman. I'm such a stud. I took the day off of work and let her plan out the day. Oddly, we started the day off with a trip to Albertsons and the Post Office to get a few things and run some errands. Then, we went to various clothing stores looking for new shirts for the girls. When I told Marolyn her birthday wishes were lame, she responded, "not everyone would want to stay home in their underwear and play mariocart all day." Wow. Although her response was completely uncalled for, it was oddly accurate. We rounded off the day with Papa Johns and the Wii (She really does love me). By the way, that's a pretty feakin' awesome cake I made, huh? All by myself.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

coolest tag....ever.

If I belonged to a band...this would be my first ablum. Now it's your turn.

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or click here.
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click here.
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click here
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop, Picnik or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post the result on your blog and leave a linked comment here so we all can enjoy!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Stimulus Package Explained (Q&A)

by Barry Ritholtz

Sometime this year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus
Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using
the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. No, they are borrowing it from China. Your children are expected to
repay the Chinese.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a
high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?
A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by
spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.
If you spend it on gasoline it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Queda
If you purchase a computer it will go to Taiwan.
If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras,
and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).
If you buy a car it will go to Japan and Korea.
If you purchase prescription drugs it will go to India
If you purchase heroin it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan
If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

And none of it will help the American economy. We need to keep that
money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending
it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on
prostitutes, beer (domestic only), or tattoos, since those are the
only businesses still in the US.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ryan started the fire.

Monday, February 16, 2009

ms walk 2009

Question is : Which one do we choose?

The Dillema : I'm not getting crazy with it this year, the only money to donate will be proceeds from the shirts (with a few sponsors). Black and gray shirts are $1.20 more than the white.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

i have two fingers...

Monday, February 2, 2009

no unibrows...

Another favorite graffiti.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

no one ever saw it coming...

Monday, January 26, 2009

did i mention how much i love my job?

We started a unit on stop-motion animation today in class. While finding examples to show the kids, I came along this one. What other job would require me to find stuff like this on youtube?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

i love my job.

i love graffiti.

It's the only thing I don't like about living in Saint George is the lack of true graffiti artists. Do we have gangs in Southern Utah? Of course. The Aryan Nation is right in our back yard (La Verkin). We only lack in gang-bangers with artistic talent. Our "artists" tag like prepubescent third graders. Simple letters and shapes is about the most they can accomplish. I have actually taught a few little bangers the difference between graffiti art and vandalism. Graffiti art is a talent, something to be proud of. Vandalism is embarrasing graffiti for no-talent crackheads. If your going to tag something, make it worth looking at. Either make it impressive or amusing in some way. Like this one:

Or this one:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the wonderful world of found.

Recently, I was introduced to "found" things. I have to admit my fascination with these remarkable treasures. It's even more addicting than youtube and more intriguing than postsecret. I can't help but wonder if they are missed or known if they exist. Better still, I have a secret hope that something of mine will show up on a found site someday. Every blue moon, I will have to share some favorites (like this photo - found October 2008 in a library book in Texas). I have always contemplated creating a journal of "Middle School Found Things" - consisting primarily of notes...either confiscated or found. They really are a good read - perhaps I will share some with you sometime.