Sunday, March 13, 2011


Sam's school hosted a "Literacy Night" during which parents were encouraged to dress up as their favorite rock stars. What does rock n' roll have to do with literacy, you ask? Well, that's an excellent question.

The next day, Samantha was honored for her superior literary skills at the Elementary School Reading Jamboree or something. It was there that they got to pet a snake. What does petting a snake have to do with literacy? Another excellent question. You should be a reporter.

Here are our three girls standing next to and sitting on a fence. Why is our youngest daughter look like she picked up her outfit at Chico's? It's because it's been a Chico's kind of day...all week long.

We're thinking that we'll build an addition onto our house next year, assuming we still live here. In order to do that, we need to destroy a couple of ginormous trees right behind our house. This year, we want to put a privacy fence along the east side of our property. Well, we can't put up the fence, until after the trees are down, so we paid a guy to come out and chop down our biggest tree so we wouldn't crush our house doing it ourselves. That's the explanation. You read the whole thing, sucker.

We didn't pay him to haul the wood and branches away because that was really expensive. So now our yard looks like this:

That picture really needs a person standing in it to lend some perspective. That big log in the middle is about 10 feet long.


Anonymous said...

I love Sam's pink hair, and Becky's off-the-shoulder ripped grunge thing, and Lucy's psychedelic t-shirt, and Nora's "Camp Disney" look, but I have to admit, Jon, you look A LOT like Weird Al!!!!

Love you,
Grandma Deanna

GordonandChrissy said...

So now I completely understand when you said, "I totally thought they were going to crush our house." Because wow ... I don't think I could watch that. Yikes! But, it's down and now you can put up your fence! Once you can go into your backyard without breaking out into hives and sneezing fits ... :)

Marcie, Ben, Presley, and Layla Cloud said...

I am rolling over the rock-n roll pic. I might be laughing harder because I dont see any other parents dressed up--LOL.. Or maybe its the mustache.. And wow you have been busy and serious about your add on.