Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Y3 Week 18: Hawaiian Santa

"Hawaiian Santa goes around the isle
And does the hula with a great big smile
He waves aloha with a Christmas cheer
Mele Kalikimaka and Happy New Year"

-the Brothers Cazimero

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Y3 Week 17: Mr P

"I pity da Fool"
-Mr T in The A-Team

The look he gives Rikki's boyfriends

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Y3 Week 16: Space Trooper

"Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majesty - but no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. That's where life is; that's were all the good stuff is."
- Loren Acton, USA

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Y3 Week 14: Tom Turkey

"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."
--Jon Stewart

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Y3 Week 13: Jack Skellington

"What's this? What's this? There's color everywhere! What's this? There's white things in the air! What's this? I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming; wake up, Jack, this isn't fair! What's this?"
--Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Special Guest: Country Club Ken

Country Club Ken sans box

“Come on Barbie, let’s go party!”

Note: not an actual bus wave, just Halloween fun. And another cousin posing for the blog.

If you missed it on our facebook page or other social media sites, our nephew and his friends came up with these clever Halloween costumes:

Track Star Ken, Doctor Ken, Jamba Juice Ken, or Country Club Ken. You pick.

Freed from his box, Country Club Ken poses with "Nick Fury" on Halloween night.
Happy Halloween from the Price Family!
The Price Family Avengers
You can check out additional Halloween 2012 photos on our facebook page, here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Y3 Week 11: Avengers

"There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could...
I still believe in heroes."

-Nick Fury in The Avengers

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Y3 Week 10: Mister Clean

Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute,
Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that's in it.
Mr. Clean Mr. Clean. Mr. Clean.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Y3 Week 9: Daddy Warbucks

Tomorrow. Adopted by the bald guy.
"The sun'll come out Tomorrow, so you gotta hang on till tomorrow. Come what may. Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love ya, Tomorrow. You're only a day away." 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Y3 Week 8: Despicable We

"When we got adopted by a bald guy, I thought this'd be more like Annie."
-Edith in Despicable Me

Warning to visiting cousins: We may make you dress up and wave at the bus with us!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Y3 Week 6: NFL Referee

Best. Refs. Ever.

Touchdown? Really???
Hey Ref! You're looking the wrong way!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Y3 Week 4: SpongeBob

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
SpongeBob SquarePants!"

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Y3 Week 3: Eastwooding

Yes Rain, your old man is talking to an empty chair.
"I just thought this was great. Everybody is trying, Oprah was crying. I was even crying... 
All right. I started, you finish it. Go ahead. Make my day!"
--Clint Eastwood

Is this how you talk to your teenager?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Y3 Week 2: Igor

"Wait Master, it might be dangerous... you go first."

-Igor (in Young Frankenstein)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Year 3 Week 1: Gold Medal Winner

“His really quite simple- make a habit of doing things others weren't willing to do.”
-Michael Phelps, No Limits: The Will to Succeed

Disclaimer: Photo may not actually be Michael Phelps.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The BYU Wave

Last week Rain had the opportunity to attend a multicultural event at Brigham Young University (BYU). From BYU's website: "SOAR, or Summer of Academic Refinement, is a five-day college preparation program which prepares and informs students of the educational benefits and expectations at Brigham Young University." The program is for high school students who have finished their Junior year, as a way to encourage and prepare them for college and the college application process. The week wraps up with the students taking the ACT on Friday morning, a banquet with parents Friday evening, followed by a dance Friday night (after the parents leave). 

As we left the banquet we drove through the dorm parking lot where Rain and his new friends were staying. We could see the light on in his room as the guys were preparing for the dance. I called Rain's cell phone as Dale hopped out of the car:

I hope we get to wave at the BYU dorms in August 2013. And Rain still likes us well enough to wave back. Rain's senior year is about to begin...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

It was a busy "holiday" week for us. I intended to post this on July 5th, after we were done with our Independence Day celebrating, but we ended up spending that morning at the Emergency Room with Rikki. Maybe she will write a post for us about her close encounter with a spider and her sprained ankle and fractured wrist. She is doing much better now, hobbling around, but she appears to be healing well. We'll just leave it at that. So, a week later, you can hear about our holiday...

We began our 4th with... you guessed it, another parade! Provo, Utah hosts the annual Freedom Festival this week. You can check out a news story on it here. The Grand Parade is an event that attracts over a quarter million spectators along the two mile parade route. I rode my bike to the parade and watched and waited for the American Fork HS Marching Band. Because I hadn't "camped out" and staked my area out hours ahead of time, I had a fairly impaired view of things. I did have the bicycle advantage, however, and was able to jump around a few blocks and watch the band pass from a few different locations. Here's a video I put together with some of those clips (thanks to a fellow band mom for the higher quality first portion of it, my cell phone camera just wasn't cutting it).

Rain is in the front row, easy to spot.

After riding my bike home from Provo our family went swimming at the local pool (er, no photos). Then Ryatt and Dale decorated our "Flag Cake." It was a hit!
Happy Birthday America!