Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yeah Phillies!...



I forgot how much I liked baseball since my life has been immersed in football. (Am I a mother of boys or what?!) I remember growing up, Ralph & Orin were Phillies fans and Saturday mornings the background noise was a baseball game either on TV or on the radio. I remember once going to a Phillies game too, althought I think I was too young to understand what was going on, I just remember it was a big stadium and it was fun. Having grown up in Philly (I was almost 8 when we moved to Utah) and with Sandy & Bob still there, I still feel a connection to it. It was really great to watch. Scott turned on the TV last night, it was the top of the 8th inning. By the time I cleaned up dinner and sat down, it was the top of the nineth. It didn't take long to get back into the emotion of baseball. When it was over I wished I had watched the whole series. Oh, and by the way, Mom was thrilled! You can take the girl out of Philly, but you can't take Philly out of the girl!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We *LOVE* Brian Regan!

He is the funniest comedian we have heard and it's nothing to hear one of us break into a line or two, especially Kai who just happens to know his skits VERBATIM! Here are a few of our favorites!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cole in action!

I love this photo. It looks so professional. (Of course, *I* didn't take it so I can't take the credit!)

Family

Kai's 8th Grade picture, isn't he handsome?
Cole before a game.



June 2008 Kai and Louie - BFF!




July 4th, 2008 - The girls; Me, Sandra & Paula (me and my sisters). I am the youngest of 6 and I love my siblings (and their spouses, of course!). In order, it is Sandra; Paula, Norman, Ralph, Orin and me. I used to think it was awful being the youngest and how much my brothers (Ralph & Orin) teased on me, but now I love it. I always have great people to look up that I love and respect and all the teasing the boys did only made me more thick skinned and I'm sure prepared me to have boys! Many times the would have me flex my arm and then they would punch me and want me to do the same to them. Like I could even make them flinch! LOL! Good times!


July 4th, 2008. Sandra, Cole, Kai and Me. Sandra came from Philadelphia to visit Paula in St. George. The boys and I drove down for the weekend to hang out (and MELT! It was SOOOOO HOT!)


Sept. 27, 2008 - Orin & Janet's boy, (my nephew) Jarin, the Rockstar! He's so cute! He has a play butterfly catcher net on his head and was jumping around slamming on his keyboard! He's a riot!

Sept. 27, 2008 Orin & Janet's baby, (my brother and sister-in-law's youngest) Jaden. He's so cute and mellow! Isn't this an adorable pic?!


Sept 27, 2008 - Cole, Scott, Me, Kai and Mom. We had just taken Mom out to dinner for her 83rd birthday at Olive Garden, her favorite. "Mange!"



July 2008 - Paula and Carl (my sister and brother-in-law). Carl just had brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in his brain. (Oct. 08). He's back in St. George and in rehab and on the mend.

Here's Mom in July 08. Nice photo, but she's always smiling, so why she didn't smile in this picture I don't know!

I can't believe it! How could I forget?...!

One of the best concerts I've ever been to was at the USANA Amphitheatre on July 17, 2008. The Police and Elvis Costello.

It was amazing! Scott and I went with my brother and sister-in-law, Ralph & Tammy (Ralph, by the way being the biggest Police and Elvis fan that I know!) and it was so fun! I have always liked both bands but after seeing them perform live (actually, this is the 2nd time for the Police, I saw them live at the Salt Palace in 1982 I think - again with Ralph), I am an even bigger fan! I'm a big Sting fan and he didn't disappoint. Elvis Costello is so amazingly talented and it was great to hear him sing live. It was unbelieveable how these true "rock stars" have continued to remain unmatched for so many years. Some of the highlights were that Elvis sang many of his great hits and one of my faves, "Alison", and during the chorus, Sting came out and joined him! It was awesome! Elvis is pretty funny, too and said some great things about Salt Lake, like in "Watching The Detectives" he said "while they're dragging the (Salt) lake" - everyone enjoyed his play on words. He did other songs like "Pump It Up", "Veronica", "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding", and some new songs with his band, The Imposters. (Although I really like the older stuff - around the time of Imperial Bedroom up to Punch The Clock. The Police where nothing short of amazing. They did so many of their great hits and they played like we were their first and last appearance. (I wish I were a better writer and could give the full perspective of this incredible evening.) 3 months later and I'm still feeling the excitement from it! So, with our little camera phone, we recorded some bits, not thinking that they would amount to much, but here they are anyway.

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Elvis Costello "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding"



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The Police - "Don't Stand So Close To Me"


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The Police - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"


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The Police - "Da Do Do Do, Da Da Da Da"


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The Police - "Roxanne"

Lying in wait...




Bugsy is obsessed! She will hide behind the wall for one of the cats to come through the cat door and then she will attack. This is a daily ritual for her. There are even times when she falls ASLEEP (sitting up, no less) waiting for one of the cats to come upstairs. It's hilarious.


We tried to get a photo of her sitting up and asleep but as we got up to get the camera, it woke her. She's so funny and we love her, even when she can't leave the cats alone.
She probably would have gone after Louie at this moment but I think she was waiting for him to get completely clear - then it was POUNCE!