Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's official - he's a boy!

Jamie had an ultrasound today and the tech confirmed the suspicions from the ultrasound several weeks ago. Even though Kylie and Kaylin were pulling for a baby sister, they are happy and excited they'll have a new baby brother. Jamie is 19 weeks along, so not too much longer until the little guy plops out.

As you can tell from this picture, he's going dressing up as Skeletor for Halloween.

Below he is doing an Alfred Hitchcock impersonation.

Although we have some ideas, we are still open to suggestions for names.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One down, ninety-seven to go - including the playoffs.

Now that's the way to kick off the regular season. 96-76, Lakers over Portland. I thought the Trailblazers would be more formidable than they were tonight. In fact, I think they're a sleeper to finish in the top 4 in the West. Losing Greg Oden certainly didn't help them tonight, but this game was over when Joe Pryzbila (or however you spell it) gave Kobe a forearm in the chest a few minutes into the 3rd when Portland was getting back into it. Kobe got riled. Game, set, match. Bring on the Clippers tomorrow night. I'll be disappointed if we aren't 2-0 to start the year.

I liked that no one had to play a whole lot of minutes. Nobody dominated the statistical category (though Kobe had solid numbers). Everybody contributed. It's going to be hard to stop us this year. If they keep up their defensive intensity, it's going to be a great season.

UPDATE - The Lakers certainly didn't disappoint against the Clippers, winning 117-79. Now that's a smackdown!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Today was the ward Halloween Trunk-or-Treat. Fortunately, the weather was perfect, because everything was outside. The ward provided hotdogs (until they ran out) and then all the kids went from car to car to get candy. Our kids were very excited to dress up in their costumes. As you may or may not be able to tell, Brandon was Anakin Skywalker, Steven was a policeman, Kylie was a snow princess and Kaylin was just herself (our little princess). We wanted Kaylin to be the Joker, but she refused. The kids had a lot of fun and are looking forward to going Trick-or-Treating on Friday.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Here's a story of a lovely lady...

We had a better picture of Kaylin, but, unfortuantely, one of the boys "enhanced" it with their photoshop skills. Kaylin is destined to play Florence Henderson when Hollywood makes a biopic about her.

P.S. No, I'm not going to dwell on the Angels losing to the Red Sox.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A visit from Amy

Amy decided to come down to visit during conference weekend. It's fun to have her around, although she probably thought Friday night was boring since both BYU and the Angels were playing. This morning, she was eager to take notes on conference talks for some of her BYU-I classes. You can see from the picture that she was very attentive.