Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Drew (literally) drooled over our Thanksgiving Dinner. Everything was great. Including the two dishes I brought, if I do say so myself. (Aunt Diane always has the BEST recipes) We were too busy relaxing (if that makes sense) to even pull out the camera. So the only pictures I got were weird low quality random pictures from my phone.

 Grocery store, day before Thanksgiving.
Drooly Drew showing off his smile.
It's fun for Drew to be the only grandson on the Orton side. He gets lots of attention from his aunts and uncles.
Wal-mart 12:01am Black Friday. Chaos.
Trying to keep our little Baldy warm.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Storms a-Brewin'

I got a text today from University Communications that read, "This is a Y-Alert:  a major blizzard warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Because of the severity of this expected storm, BYU will close campus at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. All classes should be canceled after this time." AWESOME. An early start to Thanksgiving vacation. Spencer keeps saying things like "storms a-brewin'" and "the Blizzard of 2010" (said like twenty-ten). He is trying to make me nervous, and it is working. Hopefully everything is just fine, but if we happen to lose electricity Drew will be sporting his sherpa lined snowsuit.
Reminds me of Randy off of A Christmas Story. Now I just have to make sure Spencer doesn't lick any light posts during this cold spell.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings I walk to school. (Tuesday/Thursday I drive to insure quicker access to Drew) It just so happens that from where we live and where campus is, I have the opportunity to walk through the dorms.
It is usually my favorite part of the walk. Often alarm clocks are heard going off as I approach and pass the buildings- which mean either the dorm is empty, or there are some heavy-sleeping freshmen inside. Freshmen girls emerge from the buildings with perfect ringlets in their hair, pounds of makeup, TOMS or UGGS gracing their feet, and enough perfume to make my nose hairs curl. 
The morning conversation is always humorous to listen to. Topics include writing on people’s cars, staying up late to finish homework, and my most favorite, using enough NyQuil to get a buzz. Cool. I started to cut through a few buildings and take a different route a few weeks ago. And I am ever so happy that I did. A white board, propped in the window of a particular building has a different saying written out every day when I walk by. What a little treat... things like...
You can’t be late until you show up.
Friends help you move… real friends help you move bodies.
Energizer Bunny arrested — charged with battery.
Whoever said nothing was impossible, has obviously never tried slamming a revolving door.
Stealing ideas from one is plagarism, but stealing ideas from many is research.
If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?
If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.

 *The President Obama surfing bobblehead also adds some nice ambiance.

Friday, November 12, 2010

4 Months

Our little muffin is 4 months old today.
Time sure flies when you're having fun.

Monday, November 08, 2010


Sometimes my boys dress like twins...
Now if only I could convince Spencer to shave off his head and eyebrows...

Spencer turned a quarter-of-a-century on Saturday. 
We celebrated with football games, food, food, and more food.
Happy Birthday Spence. We love you.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Halloween 2010

Drew was a skeleton
This chunker is anything but skin and bones

We were dice.
Not the most baby friendly costume.
I think we were inspired by our recent
Las Vegas vacation.

We had a lot of fun and at the end of the night had to pry this candy from Drew's hands.
Maybe next year little buddy.