Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Great Pumpkin?

The Agony of Defeat.......

Katie was not as excited at the progress of the pumpkins. A little over two weeks and not even a little sprout. We are very new at this and I'm not sure that the pumpkins will take. My Dad told me that pumpkins are the easiest thing to grow in a garden. We find that hard to believe.

The Thrill of Victory......
We went out to check the plants today and sure enough, the peppers are starting to bud. Katie was thrilled and tempted to pick them out. We are going to Miracle grow these things until they are the Jose Canseco of peppers.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sloan bursts an artery

It's hard to believe that the Jazz were within four points with less than five minutes to go. Normally, I never blame games on the refs. The Jazz get plenty of calls at the big E and I know we have seen it go our way many times. Having said this, tonight the Jazz were given the ol' one-two by Steve Javie and the boys. The fact that most of us know Javie's name should tell you all that you need to know.
Even though he was tossed, Sloan showed a lot of composure. We've seen him push refs a couple of times before, tonight it would have been justified. To most, it may have seemed great to see Duncan in early foul trouble during game 3. He is the most dominant player in the past 10 years and having him on the court for less than 30 minutes won Utah game 3. It was obvious that the refs were going to make up for what happened in game 3, by letting the Spurs do whatever they wanted to in game 4.
There are too many instances to list tonight, missed calls, blown calls, bad calls. Ginobili took it over the top when he ran into Fisher and fell backward like he has just been blasted by a stray bullet. The fact that the referees couldn't decipher that as a flop tells you all you need to know. I love the NBA, but the flopping (even the flopping that Harpring and Collins do) needs to stop if they are going to keep this league legitimate.
Bottom line, the Jazz lost. Its been a great year and this game certainly won't define a successful season. People keep saying that this is a young team and their time will come. On the other hand, the Spurs are, "experienced, gritty and do it the right way."
Let's just hope when we are "experienced and gritty" we are the beneficiaries of Javie's bad calls.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Eliza and Jillian

Having a baby is truly a miracle. Having two at one time? It's out of this world.
Congrats to Jacque and Heidi...the girls look beautiful and we have both of them in our prayers.
We are so happy for you guys and it is great to see them looking so big and healthy. We wish we were there to share in your joy.

This is a test.....

I'm trying to get the most out of my picture space. I kind of stink at this blogging deal so far, so I'm trying to become more skilled.

Livy's Bed

So Olivia has entered the world of "big girls" and has her own bed. It's actually just her crib, converted into a bed. She is very excited. So far, it has been a real success. The biggest difference between her and Katie: Olivia will get up and get out of bed at any given time. If Katie wants to get out, she will cry until someone comes to get her. We are probably going to put those child prevention things on our doors so we don't wake up with Olivia walking down the street on her own one morning. She has no fear at all.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The crying is for dramatic effect......

Well, kind of. This nose of mine is now quite a piece of real estate. I never in a million years thought that I would have so much "nose work" done. But I give the public what they ask for. When they said, "Jason, we would like you to get the Brad Pitt special," I gave them the Brad Pitt special. Vicodin is the best and worst part of all of this. It makes me relax and eases the pain. But it also makes me dizzy and itchy. Plus, I can't be held responsible for any spelling errors right now.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I was thinking today....it's been a long time since we blogged. I promise to make my Daddy update this at least 2-3 times a week from now on.