Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hoffman Returns!

i know we all read cougarfan religiously but i thought this news deserves extra celebration!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ah, the holidays...

I ate baklava for breakfast this morning.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

A small sampling of our Christmas fun (especially for Kim and Joe, since we will see everyone else soon):














Friday, December 21, 2012

'Nuf said

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Current State of Affairs


This quote was given by J Reuben Clark (in the first presidency) June 9, 1940 in the tabernacle to the MIA (youth).  It was reprinted in the July 1940 Improvement Era.  In other words, this is not general conference scripture, but it is as close as you can get to that: first presidency and reprinted by the Church in its "Ensign" equivalent.
He was speaking of the Jaredites in Ether 14:1-2 (and later Mormon 1: 18-19; 2:10 about the Nephites).  These verses talk about the curse of the land that did not allow them to keep their riches.  I always assumed the earth somehow opened up and swallowed them, but he gave this explanation.
The quote:
“We are not given the step-by-step backsliding of this Jareditic civilization till it reached the social and governmental chaos the record sets out, but those steps seem wholly clear from the results. Put into modern terms, we can understand them. First there was a forsaking of the righteous life, and the working of wickedness; then must have come the extortion and oppression of the poor by the rich; then retaliation and reprisal by the poor against the rich; then would come a cry to share the wealth which should belong to all; then the easy belief that society owed every man a living whether he worked or not; then the keeping of a great body of idlers; then when community revenues failed to do this, as they always have failed and always will fail, a self-helping by one to the goods of his neighbor; and finally when the neighbor resisted, as resist he must, or starve with his family, then death to the neighbor and all that belonged to him. This was the decreed 'fulness of iniquity' (Ether 2:10).” 
I found this very interesting considering the current state of the world - almost prophetic. :)
And interesting to think where we are along that little timeline.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

christmas song

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Travel Plans

Okay, for those interested, we will be coming down on the afternoon of Friday the 28th until either the 1st or 2nd.  We can schedule les miserables or the hobbit for any day if you want - for those who haven't seen it.  Otherwise, we will just be there to party hard.  Thanks to Kirk and Christy for housing us during the festivities.  And no worries, because we will all be looking forward to a brighter 2013 without Riley and the pessimism he inspires.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas songs

OK so I pay to get into the Dubai Christmas Festival thinking that it would be a lot of fun.  It cost 120 DHS to get in and I was thinking once you were in you could do everything there.  Boy was I wrong.  We got into the line to see Santa and found out that it cost an additional 20 DHS per child.  So I just told the kids, "Sorry we aren't going to see Santa today we will just see him in two days at the ward party".  That way I didn't have to pay a thing.  Then we go to jump in the snow globe line, and again 20 DHS for each child.  So after sitting in that line, we jump out of it and the kids weren't so happy this time. Bryar was OK when she saw she could get her face painted....yep just as you expected...20 DHS.  At this point I just told Bryar that I spent all the money coming in and didn't have anymore.  We distracted them with dinner and just walked around.  We got a balloon or two and some side samples and watched the lighting of the Tree before we left.  As we were leaving Bryar told me, "mom, next time we come to something like this just bring more money".  I just sighed inside...is it bad that I just don't want to spend so much money on a five minute jumpy castle or to sit for one second on Santa when they would do it in two more days for free.  I don't know but at least Joe still loves me.  Pictures below of what we did do.  

I lost Asher, (surprise surprise) and knew that I would find him by the train.  He just had walked in and gotten on while the attendant was helping another kid.  I don't know if it cost money or not but after Asher rode once, the other two kids jumped on and Asher just stayed on.  Nobody was asking for money so either they stole a ride or this was the one thing for free.



P.S. 20 DHS is about  $5.45 so it wouldn't blow a budget or anything I just hate to keep dishing out money for every activity.  Too much of my mom in me I guess.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tis the Season


Hope you enjoy this.  We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Season

Friday, November 30, 2012

BYU's New Conference

BYU
Boise State
San Diego State
Utah State
UNLV
Fresno State
Air Force
New Mexico
San Jose State
Nevada

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Everyone's posting videos

this is a funny video of bad lip reading of the presidential debate.

Cool Video

I don't know how they do this.



Cold Swimming

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hands Down

One of the cutest things I have ever seen . . . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Own X-Man

Good news, I just found out today that BYU has it's own version of Wolverine!  Bronco stated in his latest press conference that he debated about playing Lark because of Nelson's injury (which obviously wasn't affecting him).  However, Bronco provided this reason for why he didn't: "he just kept recovering and recovering."  Unfortunately for us, that did not apply to his own fumbles.

Does anyone else feel an ever so slight feeling of apathy at this point in the season?  I debated about even watching the game Saturday - because I did not want to watch Riley any more.  Unfortunately, I still watched it.

Sorry Christy for this post.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Its a dropbox success!

So I just signed into drop box and was happy to see some pictures already there! Please keep putting them on when you have cute ones to share! I didn't have Westons or Marshalls email so I need to get them so I can send an invite, unless someone else can-I don't know how that works. Still waiting for some Christmas 2010? pictures Kimmy. I loved looking at them all so thanks for putting some on.
Christy

Friday, November 9, 2012

Memories

It's snowing in orem and i just went to the hot tub in it. on the way back from this mighty excursion, i reached into my swimming trunks and found a room key from the swissotel in Ankara. you may remember this city for having the best food in all of Turkey... the Arby's Roast Beef and Cheddar.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Also, (for those who wonder)

these are the schools im going to apply to... Idaho State University, University of Wyoming, Northern Arizona, St. Xavier(in chicago), Rush(also in chicago, and the biggest longshot of my applications), and University of Hawaii.

Time for the family to edit my work...

im currently writing letters of intent to the graduate schools that i am applying to, and since our family is experienced in this, and other areas, im going to have you all edit the two paragraphs that i am sending to all the colleges, the 2nd paragraph is why i picked whatever particular college i am sending it to, so i'll just write those solo. anyway, everybody who has meaningful input needs to tell me if anything is wrong or could be better otherwise. here are the two paragraphs: To Whom it may concern, My name is Weston Atwood, and I am currently a senior at Brigham Young University, majoring in Communication Disorders. I learned about a career in Speech Language Pathology through my sister in-law, who graduated from BYU in the program. As I started taking classes in the major, it amazed me how I grew to love the subject. I have come to realize the immense struggles people can have with speech and language, and how fulfilling it is to help those people. The happiness that our assistance can bring to people is what drives my passion in this field. (2nd paragraph) When I originally decided to go into Speech Language Pathology, my goal was to work in schools with children. As I have continued on in the major however, I have found that the medical side of Speech Language Pathology interests me greatly. When I graduate and start working, my goal is to work with disabilities that are psychogenic in nature, which is why I minored in psychology. Due to the wide scope of psychogenic disorders however, I want to have the most well rounded education I can; being trained in all areas of the field. (Sincerely, Weston Atwood)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Did anyone else just get a little bit sick to your stomach.  Just wondering if it was only me.  Joe and I may extend here for four more years or so.  

I'd Say We're There - And Tonight Proves It

As I numbly watch the television, I think about this:

Mosiah 29:27 
And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.

How can any sane person vote for a president that has done nothing of value in 4 years, makes personal attacks his re-election calling card, covers up information from Americans, and only really has time for David Letterman?  Then add in that Americans vote against an economically minded candidate while still in a recession that is just hanging on by a thread from becoming a depression.  And they vote against the candidate because he was "too successful" in his business?  To me, this says a lot about the state of our nation (and this post will probably put me on the crazy conservative watch list - so I'll probably get audited this year).

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Halloween!

So first of all- I need a little more guideline on this favorite song. I can't think of one because there is always one better. And do you do country? no because nobody likes it. Dance music for when you're driving in the car? no because you can't always listen to it at home. Slow music? it gets boring when exorcising. Elvis can't even make the list! I am at a stand still. Could we have a little less broad challenge? Some of us our limited in our thinking capacity! Lets cater to the weaker ones around here!




Having said that, here are our kids for Halloween. They had a great time going around! Unfortunately, there were hardly any people this year so nor only do I have tons of drinks left but we were out by ourselves so we didn't get to see other cool costumes! Lets do better next year people! Done venting. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kati I loved the pictures.  Here is our family on Halloween.  They do have trick-or-treating around here.  In fact I have never seen so many kids out.  

Bridger wanted to be Batman so I saw the costume and bought it and decided to make Robin to go along with Batman.  Luckily Asher was a good sport.  He is too little to know what he wants anyway.

 Aiven was our little mummy.  More just a last minute costume.  I usually am thinking months before on what we will be but I just didn't know what to expect here so didn't really do anything until the week before.  But she turned out super cute and was very good while I was wrapping her up.

 Bryar is a cat and I didn't get an individual of her.  What a bad mom.  But she was my black cat and we didn't get a picture of me.  I was a witch with a green face.

Happy Halloween everyone.  Hope you all had a wonderful night!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween





8 o'clock and we are home and done and in bed - almost.  We just need to get through the sugar rush.  Have an Avengers Halloween.

Friday, October 26, 2012

in the spirit of halloween...

this is a cool pumpkin carving that i guy in my mission did, make sure to notice the reflection of light on the wall

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quote for the day:

"Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life."
Ok well I can't figure out the song that I really like.  Googling a song that you don't know title or singer or words is pretty impossible.  So I will have to go with another one.  Summer lovin, on Greece..... Just kidding what I am really going to say is Sweet Home Alabama.  Admit it you just started singing it in your head didn't you.  In fact you sang the words as you read them.  That has to be a good song.  I don't know the singer but I'm sure that Joe Buck knows it so there you go.  This I think will go along with Joe Buck's parameters.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

For Mom

Because mom finds pictures of our house exciting.



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Okay, so I've been doing polls forever, but I wanted to do a more open-ended poll. What is the greatest (secular-ish) song of all time? You need to post your proposed song through either comment on this post or another post, and in about a week we'll put all of the songs up on the blog, people can listen to them all and then vote in an official poll. However--we will give a few parameters. It should be a song that you could listen to at any time, in any mood, with pretty much any body. It should also be not labelled EXPLICIT if you were to buy it on iTunes. I go first. "Days Like This" by Van Morrison. Kati votes for "Waka Waka" by Shakira (theme for the last world cup.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Christmas Plans

Can we say December 26th in Utah?  (And the glory must go to Kristen - she asked me to post this)



Romney Speech - 10 Minutes

I thought this was funny - especially after the two debates.



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good New

Due to the incredible lack of excitement in this family, BYU football, conspiracy theories and the US dollar, i've decided to outsource the creativity that used to be found here to Chinese bloggers.  Please check back often for the new and improved, slightly more creative, exciting and actually used Atwood family blog. Ende

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MoTab Concert Tickets

Hey EVERYONE,
We all need to register on the 13th for concert tickets to the MoTab Christmas concert.
Last year we didn't have good luck, but maybe this year some of us will get them.

After the 13th Click Here

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Random thoughts...

First of all, where are some cute pics of our newest nephew??? We are on pins and needles here in Idaho to see him. Second of all, how many lightbulbs are there actually in the Atwood house? We are on pins and needles here in Idaho to know how close we were. And lastly, ever since they put Taysom Hill in to play, all I have running through my head is "Hiillll! Hiillll! Oh where is Hill?!?!" We're on pins and needles here in Idaho waiting to see him play again. Next year.

Finished Patio

If anyone would like to see the finished product of our patio, here is the link to our blog.

CLICK THIS LINK

Thanks again to everyone for your help, we really appreciate it and we LOVE how this turned out!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Not A Sports Post - For Kimmy

For those of you interested in possible Book of Mormon geography, here is a little note:

In November of 1860, David Wyrick of Newark, Ohio found an inscribed stone in a burial mound about 10 miles south of Newark. The stone is inscribed on all sides with a condensed version of the Ten Commandments or Decalogue, in a peculiar form of post-Exilic square Hebrew letters. The robed and bearded figure on the front is identified as Moses in letters fanning over his head.

To find out more or see pictures about this and other artifacts found in the area, CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hutzler Banana Slicer now on Amazon!

Just read the "Customer Reviews" on the product. They are hilarious.

Click here if bored
"Ignore the product. Go to the website (Amazon) and read the customer reviews."  Sweet Jesus, I laughed so hard!

(Also: Riley stinks....Bronco man crush...Doman....play Hill....BCS yucky...blah, blah, and etc.)

What does your candidate say/think?

This is a great website for all of us. It caused me to change my vote from Gary Johnson to Virgil Goode - at least so far :-)

Click Here
OK so I thought I would post here and give a little update of our lives so that this isn't completely a sports blog.  No offence, I like the updates and reports of our dear dear Riley but just in case someone wants to know about other things, as meaningless as they are, I will tell you what is going on with us.  Some of you didn't know that we have moved to Dubai.  So I will tell you.  We have moved to Dubai.  We have lived for the last month or so.  The kids got into a school called Braydenton Prep and Bryar is in Kindergarten and Bridger is in preschool.  It is super quiet now around the house.

I just got a calling last week as the Relief Society Secretary which I really like.  Just a little organizing I can do that.  The "better"...ha ha ha...calling was Joe's.  We are still getting over the shock.  He is the second counselor in the Bishopric.  Needless to say I'm super excited to go to church now and sit with four children by myself.  But no complaining.  If Christy can do it so can I Cause, "anything she can do I can do better.... I can do anything better than her".

Anyway, we wish we could be part of all the football excitement, (or maybe not if it is as disappointing as it sounds).  We do watch a few random games over here and we do get ESPN so don't think that we don't have everything that we need.  Before this gets too long and you all stop reading I will just say we miss you all and love Shane the most for making plans to come and visit.  If you want to get on our top ten list we have a bed waiting for you.  Or I should say the top of our top ten list.  Love you all and if you are interested in any pictures hop over to our other blog and there are some there.      

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Disconnect

Why I don't hate Doman as much as some others do:

Click Here


Monday, October 1, 2012

Good News Everyone!

TornBySports has received information this morning from a source close to the BYU football program that senior quarterback Riley Nelson’s football playing career is over. The source also said that an official announcement from BYU could be made soon. The injury to Nelson’s back that caused him to sit the entire game against Hawaii, has supposedly been present since the Weber State game and has limited his affectiveness on the field since. According to our source, it has since been determined that it has put an end to Nelson’s college football playing career. If so, 22 year-old Taysom Hill would likely be named the starting quarterback for BYU. This season, Nelson has a QB rating of 122.8, with 754 passing yards and has completed 58.7% of his passes. He’s thrown five touchdowns and interception each. He has also run the football 36 times for a total of 84 yards. He has failed to find the endzone on the ground this season. this is just a report from a random page, so who knows if its actually true, but one can dream, can he not?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weston's new student ID

the triangle with BE in the bottom right means "Beard Exception" in case you were wondering...

Who Is the Head Coach?

Who is in charge of the BYU football program?  And why can no one else possibly have the respect or toughness of Riley?  The quotes follow:


In case you weren't up to watching video of Mendenhall's entire interview Monday night, here are a few comments as they related to the quarterback situation:
On whether Nelson is taking medication to get him through games:
"Yeah, he is tougher than any of us. So medical personnel work on him every day, all week, to get him to where he can play. And it is hard for him to make it through. But I believe in him and I would like him to be our quarterback. So if he is close to being able to go, we will play him. If he can't go, then he won't play. That's been similar the past couple of weeks."
On whether Riley fights through stuff too much, is his own worst enemy:
"Oh, I think it just puts more responsibility on myself and coach Doman, knowing that he will go until he can't hardly stand up. And so we just have to know that and then help him make that decision."
On whether Taysom Hill gets extra reps in practice:
"Yeah, sure. Both quarterbacks, both Taysom and James [Lark], will, as Riley is limited or can't go. Then obviously those reps go to them."
On Taysom Hill and what he brings to the team:
"Really, the reason that Taysom is kind of getting the majority of the snaps is it allows us to train.... Because he and Riley are similar in style. So it allows us to keep the game plan alive for Riley, and then if he can't, it is not that big of a jump to get to Taysom. And so, really, by style, that's how it is working."
On whether a healthy QB could have given them a better chance to win the last two games:
"I don't [think so], or I would have played someone else."
On whether players have confidence in Taysom Hill:
"Hard for that to happen so soon, because Riley is a proven leader and has played so many plays, and so many snaps and has won so many games. Probably wouldn't be realistic for [Hill] to earn that."
On whether he will have a quick trigger finger with Riley on Friday, because of what happened vs. Boise:
"I think I will have a lot better assessment of what the signs are. And he has a more open line of communication with me now. He kinda knows what the signs are. It is kind of a learning process."
I think that there is a new great option out there.  Roseanne Barr for president!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

December

I know Weston is in!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alan Keyes - Four Min Video

I know that most of you all have jumped on board the Mitt Romney bandwagon, but if you'd like to know why I could never vote for him I posted a video on my blog.

Eeewwww Gross!!

You'll all be happy to know that the minor surgery that I had yesterday to remove the cyst on my chest was very successful. They took out a cyst that was about half/two-thirds the size of a golf ball. It was disgusting, but now my chest looks normal again after ten years with my small companion. There's a scar about an inch long with 4 internal and 11 external stitches  - yippee!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Great Article

Okay, I liked this article on BYU football - and this will be my last football post before the next game.  Although I do not conclude that all/any coaches should be replaced, it brings up some points that are good.  I like the questions asked more than the answers given.

Click Here

Monday, September 17, 2012

Very Apropos

Watch This - but as a commentary on the entire game, not just the last play:


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Movie Quote

in perusing the photos below, one quote stood out in my mind "...its the stay puffed marshmallow man"

BYU-Utah Quick Thoughts

Some quick thoughts about the game:
Broncos record against Whittingham is taking a beating with 3 straight losses.
Hard to win when you have more turnovers.
I am naming my next son Van Noy.
Defense played well, 2 big plays given up, but you can't ask for much more than that (two offensive touchdowns off a long punt return and an interception).  However, it must also be noted that their starting quarterback and running back were not playing.
Special teams lost the game (like 2 years ago), with the punt returns and missed/blocked field goals...  But helped out with the punt block in the 4th.
Offensive line looks offensive.
Nelson did not win or did not lose the game and the fumble was not his fault, but we got little out of the offense.  It is a sad commentary about my expectations that when they showed BYU's passing yards total in the 3rd quarter and we had 74 total yards, that I thought at the time - "That's about what I expect and I can live with that because we have not turned it over."  Nelson had a horrible 3rd quarter, but to his credit, did throw a beautiful pass in the 4th to Hoffman.  I even liked the play call with 8 seconds left (out and up attempt), but the ball floated terribly on that throw (possibly was deflected...).
Bronco has stated that the large number of penalties in the first two games did not hurt us and that he was not concerned.  I wonder if that has changed as he watched us self-destruct with false starts that killed our drives and personal fouls that kept their drives alive.
Finally, I have decided that I am still a Telestial person, because I was so rooting for BYU to win at the end (obviously because I like BYU) but a large reason was also against Utah fans.  Can you imagine the silence in the stadium and overall thought process if BYU had won?  It would have been the first time I can remember that a game's outcome would have been blamed entirely on the fans (and rightfully so - that is a penalty).  In the coaches postgame conference: "Well, we would have won, except that our fans gave them the victory."  Yes, I wanted Utah fans to eat that slice of humble pie, instead, I am sitting here eating it and trying to repent for those thoughts.
Until Thursday.

Our Trip to Yellowstone

I would definitely suggest going after the summer rush.








Emily's Birthday and Other Stuff

Some photos:







Saturday, September 15, 2012

Trivia Time

Hello to All

I would like to propose a trivia question.  How many light sockets are there at 505 North 500 East?  This includes outside, inside, and the shed.  I do not yet know the answer, but I will give a new light bulb to the one who's guess is closest.

Happy guessing

Kirk

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Fantasy Scoring

So many of you may notice that after the first week of play i've changed the way the scoring is done to be a little more fair all the way around.  Every position has a chance to make a big impact, but doesn't get 20 points from 1 touchdown anymore.  So everything is just more evenly distributed, while still giving fair TD bonuses.  This does, however, change the scoring for the past week as well.  So in some cases where a team had won, it made you lose.  I know that sucks, but all in all it will make it more fair.  If Kirk or Jeff have a problem with the scoring we can change it back.  Truth is, that since it changes previous weeks back, we can always revert.  That is all.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weston's return to posts that enrage mother...

this is for everyone in the family and mom should be ok with it, mom you may not want to watch the next one this may be the strangest music video ive ever seen... you have to push through though it gets best at 1:35 gotta love the 80's style and vhs tracking at the beginning though

Friday, August 31, 2012

BYU-Washington State Thoughts

Okay, Weston texted me for my thoughts about the game, but they are too many for a text, so I told him I would put them on the blog.  (Christy, you can stop reading now if you want)  I also get very little stimulating BYU conversation with the family, so the blog may have to occasionally suffice.  They are:

- Defense played great.  They had a couple penalties that made the final stats even better, but still I liked the overall play.  I thought WSU would score 25-30 points - as Leach's teams usually do - but they scored 6.  They could reduce some 15-yard penalties, but I would still give them an A.
- Offensive line was suspect and there was too much pressure and not enough large running holes against a supposedly weak defense.  I would give them a B- or a C+.
- Skill players played pretty well, especially in the first half.  Was the second half because of play calling, lack of execution, or WSU's adjustments?  That needs to improve - so a B overall.
- Finally the quarterback.  I thought he managed the game very well and had a great completion percentage. He showed heart and determination and led with emotion.  Having said that, to me it was the same as last year: fairly good short throws usually (with a couple poor ones) but the longer passes still wobbled and floated for the most part.  I am not trying to give Reilly zero credit for his performance; however, I attribute much of his very good statistics to Doman.  I thought Doman called an excellent game - especially in the first half.  The majority of the throws were around the 10-yard range, which he throws the best.  There were only a couple longer throws and a good mix of running - just the holes were not large.  Once again, I do not know why it changed in the second half.  So placing less weight on the second half, I would give Doman an A- and Nelson a B+.
- Taysom Hill looked pretty good, but needs to work on the quality of his fakes.  He threw a pretty ball though for the touchdown.
- They also need to improve red zone execution (notice I refuse to call this the "blue zone" as some coaches would prefer).  4 field goal attempts inside the 10 yard line will not cut it against some foes.
- Overall, I give the game a B+, especially for an opener.  There is room for improvement though.  Hopefully that improvement comes before a two or three weeks time period.  And we will see if the short game works as well against those teams also.

Hopefully that answers your question Wes, and feel free to tell me where I am overly wrong and biased.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Riley

Riley. The name carries with it such significance, such emotion in our home. I've decided I want to name our next son Riley. Heck, even if we have a girl next, she could be named Riley. Maybe she would have great hair. And look great in a midriff. Okay that's a little too cynical for me. Sorry. But still, it is a great name for our next child. This is, quite possibly, my best idea today...maybe ever. What do you think?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Riley

So who's going to be the next person to write a post about Riley Nielson and BYU's coaching staff on our blog?  It's awesome, cause first I start my internet browser and along with it cougarfan.com.  Then after I read the articles I think, "I wonder if anyone else is wanting me to invite them to our fantasy football league, and maybe I should see if anything is going on in my family.  I should check the blog".  Then I go to the blog to read cougarfan.com again.  It's awesome!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Before Google Calendar

I just thought it was funny. That's it.

why jeff loves byu right now

this article has awesome quotes from byu coaches such as brandon doman saying “He’s not a traditional drop-back guy, so we’re going to see some errant throws, and some balls hit the ground,” offensive coordinator Brandon Doman said to reporters in a deft analysis of Riley Nelson. “And we’re all going to go, ‘What in the world is that?’ And it’s just Riley, and that will sort itself out as he plays.” so hes going to be really bad sometimes, but thats just him and he's our quarterback so its ok http://www.heraldextra.com/article_d1bbc508-e63f-11e1-affd-001a4bcf887a.html

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Who should be the BYU QB??


This is the excerpt from the practice summary today:
-Riley Nelson started off team drills strong — hitting Alex Kuresa downfield for a 60-yard touchdown pass. Kuresa was able to get behind Preston Hadley, who had single coverage, for the score. Nelson finished the day going 3-4 for 70 yards.
-James Lark threw one pass that should have been intercepted with Mike Hague picking off the second. Lark threw a pass right into the arms of DeQuan Everett, but Everett dropped the would-be INT. Lark finished with just those two pass attempts.
-Taysom HIll went 3-4 for 68 yards which included a 35-yard touchdown toss to Brett Thompson.
So, Nelson can hit 5 yard passes or wide open receivers. Hill can get a 35 yard touchdown & his other 2 completions went for 33 yards instead of 10. Pretty much the same as every other day. Not to mention he is a freshman and the fastest player on the team. Who do you think should be the starter (or at least the backup)?
Can we do a poll on this?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Memories

This was a highlight for me . . .  :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fantasy Football 2012

We the people are doing a fantasy football league again.  I called 5 people asking why we didn't do one last year, and they all said they would do it again.  So here we are.  I, however, do not have any of your email addresses because frankly I just dont care.  Although, I do need to invite you all to The League!  So if you want to play with us email me at marshwadea@hotmail.com  Its got enough teams for couple to do their own separate team in case you think your husband is going to suck and ruin all your chances of glory.  The end.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Korihor

Interesting to see the false teachings and philosophies of Korihor and how they are used today:

1) ridicule of sacred beliefs (30:13-14);
2) extreme empiricism (one can only believe what one experiences with the five senses, 30:15, 26, 28);
3) personal attacks (only fanatics believe in God, belief in God is the effect of a "frenzied mind," 30:16);
4) humanism (every man prospers according to his own genius, every man for himself, 30:17, 25);
5) ethical relativism (all things are relative, there are no eternal standards or mores, 30:17);
6) no responsibilities (17)
7) pride in sin (30:18);
8) no belief in life after death or final judgment (eat, drink and be merry now, 30:18);
9)   commandments are foolish traditions used to enslave people (30:23);
10) post-modernist agnosticism (no one can know if anything is true, 30:24);
11) misrepresentations of true doctrine (30:25);
12) outright lies about Alma's character (30:27);
13) demanding rights, privileges and freedoms, (30:27);
14) emotional appeals (30:31);
15) atheism (denies the existence of God, 30:38);
16) demands for signs (30:43);
17) knowingly and intentionally resisting the Spirit (30:46).

I guess Ezra Taft Benson was right when he said:

"the Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention. (See 2 Ne. 3:12.) It fortifies the humble followers of Christ against the evil designs, strategies, and doctrines of the devil in our day. The type of apostates in the Book of Mormon are similar to the type we have today. God, with his infinite foreknowledge, so molded the Book of Mormon that we might see the error and know how to combat false educational, political, religious, and philosophical concepts of our time."


Thursday, August 2, 2012

FYI

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Progress

Here are some pictures of the work. Thank you all for your help.