Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mormon Rap

Michael and I were sitting around the other day while I was updating my parent's mission blog and I decided to add the "Mormon Rap" to their song list. In the process Michael decided that he wanted to share his talent of lipsyncing and his knowledge of most of the verses of the song.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Michael's First Post!

Last week my buddy Jordan and I went backpacking in the Smokeys. We arrived at the park on Friday night, made camp, and hit the trail on Saturday morning until Sunday. We learned a few lesson while on the trip; namely, pancakes are nearly impossible to flip with a spoon and skinny dipping in a popular swimming hole is setting yourself up for public exposure. If you would like to see naked pictures of me just look me up on

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Song of the Cicada

Here in Cincinnati we have been 'bugged' by the beady-eyed Cicadas that made their appearance a couple of weeks ago. These little pests have been annoying me not only because they fly around me every time I walk outside, but because Fitzgerald, our feisty little she-devil of a cat, keeps bringing them inside to play with. Yes, the bugs are much better than last summer when she brought 2 snakes into my home, one I found in the corner of the foyer after seeing her playing with something and the other which came slithering down the stairs moments after in was brought in, but the cicadas annoy me none the less.

Well, today while driving home from work I was stuck in traffic. I rolled down my window because it has been pretty warm out and I thought a nice breeze would do me good, but I was surprised and quickly annoyed by the constant and very loud 'chirping' I heard all around the interstate, then I noticed all of the nasty little bugs along the side of the road, then I saw tons of them flying around the cars. If no one has ever seen these things, they are pretty gross, about an inch long with big red eyes and black wings. I quickly rolled up my windows hoping none of them had made it into my car. As I began driving again, I noticed that hundreds seem to think my car was a giant bulls eye and I couldn't help but hit tons of the little buggers! Washing my car tomorrow will not be very fun, and luckily we will not be in Ohio when the next wave of Cicadas pop out of the ground, most likely in the year 2017.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bo's a Bo Bo

So, for those of you interested in the well-being of our dog Bo, we have found him a forever home. He left us this past Saturday and after a few sad goodbyes he rode off in his new owner's car sniffing the wind and too excited about the car ride to notice he was leaving us behind. He has been a great dog and we have had a lot of fun with him. Michael and I will never forget:

* how much fun we had taking him canoeing and trying to get him to swim
* giving him treats for his wonderful tricks: sit, shake and down (although he thought this was one fluid trick and not 3)
* chasing him around the neighborhood which ended up being too many times to count
* how excited he would get when he saw people and all the attention he got at the dogpark
* how well he pointed

We will miss you Bo, but we know you will be so happy at your new home!!!