Monday, March 31, 2008

Utah Weather

I woke up this morning to a nice layer of snow across my back yard. We are one day shy of April, and we are still able to make snowmen in our yards. I think Steve and I are ready to pack up our bags and move to St. George. Steve is bummed because he bought his first lawn mower, and all he wants to do is test it out in his new backyard. I guess his gardening will have to wait.

Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 Cinco de Mustache

Some call it a holiday, some call it an awakening, I call it a movement. A movement to bring the lost art of the mustache, back to its glory. I speak of the hallowed Cinco de Mustache. I did not create this movement, I simply got on a fast moving man train.

The rules are simple:
1. Growing season begins April 1st.
2. Your face is your canvas; you do with it what you wish. Whether it be a beard, a goatee or the pure mustache. You grow until May 5, Cinco de Mustache.
3. On Cinco de Mustache, for the entire day, you must wear some form of mustache: the Handlebar, the Molester, the Moustachio (affectionately known as the Selleck), the Pornstache, the Walrus. It is your lip undergrowth, you decide. But for one day, May 5, you wear a mustache.
4. Take a before and after picture, to mark your momentous transformation into manliness.

It is that simple. Join the movement. Join the last beacon of pure masculinity. It’s time to shed the shackles of the naked upper lip and tell the world “I am Man”. Put on your magnificent lip warmer friend, and join Cinco de Mustache!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brynn's Life

Steve has been bugging me to post, so I figured I had better do it. He is the writer of the family, so I am sorry that my posts won't be near as clever or funny. As Steve mentioned, life has been pretty crazy these past weeks. We love our new house. It is old! It creeks at night, and we find something that doesn't work every day, but we absolutely love it! The only disheartening thing about it is that I have 3 floors to clean now. Anyone who knows me will certainly realize what a challenge that will be for me! Right now I am enjoying my time at home with Londyn. I am lucky enough to be able to stay at home with her. We have quite the life. We spend a big chunk of the morning hanging out in bed and watching cartoons (all educational, of course), and then we usually just play the rest of the day. We have so much fun together. I can hardly believe she will turn 2 at the end of May. At night, I teach dance at Hip Dance Company in West Jordan. I love it, and I love the girls I teach. It is nice to stay involved after all of these years. That is basically my life in a nut shell. I am glad Steve set this baby up, so that I can now hear what everyone else is doing with their lives. I'll leave you with Londyn singing her favorite song...


Pa-hoe-nicks, AZ

Lou, the Beav and I have just spent 6 days, 5 nights in illustrious Scottsdale, Arizona. Try this on for nice: days at the pool, afternoon naps with Londyn, March Madness on every TV, nights at Spring Training, dinner at In-n-Out...did I mention it was 90-degrees? It was awesome. It was also Londyn¹s first expedition on an airplane. She did incredibly well, considering she is, well, Londyn. She just sat on my lap and said, "Whoa,whoa...scurry (scary)". We had a good time.

The day after we got home Brynn had another doctors appt. Everything sounds and looks good. We scheduled the ultrasound for April 17, so only a few weeks until we know what we are having. I think it's a boy, Brynn thinks it's a girl, and Londyn is still holding out for a train. All in all we will be excited no matter what.



Monday, March 17, 2008

We are in like thin...

We are now moved in residents of a brand new 1978 2-Story brick and aluminum siding abode. My back is sore, my hands are paint-stained, and my bank account is zero. Aah, the joys of moving. But seriously, we love our new house. We have just about got it in order. Brynn got her furniture, I got my big screen, and Londyn got her playroom. Life at the Perkins is pretty good. If anyone is in West Jordan (or Dub-Jo, as I like to call it), stop on by. (Okay, that is the first time I have ever called it Dub-Jo. But come on...pretty sweet eh?)

So it turns out our backyard has a pretty decent sized vegetable garden. That's right, I'm gonna plant me sum cern, and tomaters, and other forms agriculture this year. When I turn the Harvest in, I will invite you all to share supper with me at my table. That's about it for the Brynn & Steve Show. Until next time...

Straight Outa' Dub-Jo,


Friday, March 7, 2008

Lou Struggles with the Ramen

Wacky Grandma Jacky wanted me to post this video so she could show her fellow Bobcats how cute Londyn's future eating disorder is...

I'm a loner, Brynn. A Rebel.

The papers are signed. The ink is dry. The money is gone. And we own a home. Yup, Brynn and I closed on our West Jordan home yesterday. We will move in this weekend. I will get some pics up as soon as we are settled. This will (unofficially) be the 8th move since we were married in 2002. Don't believe me...

1. First place - lived in a basement (the Chipmans)
2. Moved from basement to Lake Pines Apts.(in Murray)
3. Lake Pines into the Parents (the Perkins)
4. Parents to New Jersey
5. New Jersey to Santa Fe Apts.
6. Santa Fe Apts. to Parents (the Bevans)
7. Parents to Riverton Townhouse
8. Riverton Townhouse to West Jordan Home

In all fairness I told Brynn this before we got married..."There's a lot of things about me that you don't know anything about, Brynn. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand. You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Brynn. A rebel." (Anyone???...Pee Wee's Big Adventure - 1985)



Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Drama Queen

Brynn & I are living with my parents for a week before we close on our new (to us) West Jordan house. Londyn is in rare form at the grandparents. She asks my mom for "SKEEEETLES" (Skittles) every ten minutes, and of course my mom gives her them, every time. I think it is quite remarkable that my 20-month-old daughter has already learned the fine art of manipulation. Case and point, this video. It is old, but even at a young age she is refining her skill.