Monday, April 19, 2010

The One With the Little Catch-Up

Time to play a little catch-up.

The choosy family (you know, Jif’s parents) are getting me a new grandbaby. And we’re keeping Jif as well. So yes, by Thanksgiving I will have two grandbabies. And the daddy in question pretty much dominated at UCLA Law School this year, and has accepted a cool paid internship to Occidental Petroleum in-house counsel for the summer.


Tyler got glasses. They make him look very smart. He is still pursuing nursing and I am pretty sure he will be home in time for our birthdays (his is the day before mine).

Casey just got to BYU Idaho and is pretty excited about it. His goal is a joint JD-Poly Sci program, with the intent to change immigration law someday. Did that make any sense?

DK and I just attended a vocal concert at the Marine base in San Diego where Ethan performed. Yes, vocal. And it was pretty cool. He sang a capella, for the Commanding General of the base. But wait... then the Commanding General sang. And I have to admit, Brigadier General whoever-he-is pretty much owned everyone, so I had to tell Ethan he was second-best. Here is a “video” of Ethan... except it is just black, recorded from about 20 feet away, on my iPhone. Oh, and you can hear planes take off during the performance. Makes it seem more authentic, I think.

video

As for the rest, Dillon is obsessed with Café Rio, Cambria turned into a teenager, and Skippy has no front teeth. DK is working like a dog (I know… how hard does a dog really work?)

My week is shaping up to be pretty ugly, but that is just because I have been using my online calendar. My weeks are always this bad, but I just don't notice it because I usually don't keep a calendar. It is probably a mistake. Next thing you know, I will be wearing a watch or something (just kidding... won’t happen). And in addition to the full calendar, I am keeping up on my music goals. Even if I have to stay up too late.

And that is us, in a nutshell.

P.S. Did you know that to add a video in Blogger, you have to revert to the old post editor? Weird!

11 comments:

Just ME the MOM said...

How fun! I now feel like one of the family:) I have one a BYUI also! If they ever are craving a good smoothie tell them to head over to Jamba juice - Kels will whip them up a yummy one :)

Kristin

Garden of Egan said...

Well you both need to tell those BYUIdahoites to come on over to my place for some homemade cookies. I live really close to campus!

Uh, I heard we are supposed to get snow on Thursday!

shelby said...

i almost had a heart attack... it would DEFINITELY be the end of the world if you were wearing a watch! :p

Cherie said...

Love the update on your family!
And Congratulations on having a new grandchild in the proverbial oven - That is exciting!!

Your birthday is soon - Tee Hee - that means you turn 46 before me -Booo Yaaaaa!!!

Glad life is going well even though it is busy!!

Victoria said...

Now, Cherie... it's not the years, it's the miles.

Victoria said...

Oh, and Tauna, if you really do get snow you may have to go rescue Casey. He has absolutely zero body fat to get him through the winter:)

Anonymous said...

I guess no one cared about my singing. Dang nephews. Stealing before they're even born!

Momza said...

LOVED the song! Beautiful and clear!
congrats on the babies too!

Jamie said...

Sounds like your family is doing great! Congrats on the new grandbaby! Yay!

I wondered what they did with the video feature. That is weird.

Fawn said...

So impressed with Ethan's song. That takes guts--no accompaniment to hide behind and it sounded great. Wanted another verse! Congrats on the grandbaby--ours is due the end of September! Nice update on the family too-love the understated sentence which speaks VOLUMES! (Cambria I mean).

Loralee and the gang... said...

You are one busy family! And your son really has some talent! Must get it from you then, since you are pursueing your music goals, too.