Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here is my graham cracker house. The one on the left is the garage.

A side/top view so you can see the size difference.

This is the view from the rear.

Note the cantilevered balcony. Just pretend that those supports aren't there. I originally planned on having the roof stop at the house portion, but it was turning out to be a pain so I just did it that way. Also disregard the lack of a railing, this house isn't quite to code...

Its not very decorated because I decided it would be more worthwhile to spend time on the building, which was more fun anyways. Ashley and Michelle (Ashley's sister) both made some as well. I made their houses as well, then they decorated them. The first is Ashley's..

the second is Michelle's.

And this is what I do in my spare time.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Well I'm going to say it. Barack Obama is corrupt. There might be nothing to link him to the current scandal in Illinois, but he was part of that whole thing. There I said it.

With that being said, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

All of us have been very blessed this year, and I hope all of you recognize that! Remember the true meaning of Christmas, and have some good holidays!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Well there is fun news in the Evans household, a puppy. And there is the puppy! Her name is Ellie. She really wants to play with Pauls dog Jewel. Roxy is terrified of her. I got her for Ashley as a Christmas present, so no one tell her.. Just kidding she is the one that takes her out in the ridiculously early hours of the morning. I somehow can't even hear her cry. I must be gifted. Ellie loves her tennis ball chew toy. She especially loves eating the green fuzz on them.

On sunday she was practicing her dismount for gymnastics I think, because Ashley walked by and Ellie decided to do a front flip, off the couch, and land on her back. Spencer, Tyler and I were laughing quite a bit. Ashley felt sad, but she didn't actually see her do the flip. Near as I can tell Ellie didn't realize her front legs were off the couch and tried to jump after Ashley, which caused her to flip, and land on her back.

She is a lot of fun. Merry Christmas Ashley. : )

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Well last night I was the epitome of style luckily Ashley and her sister Michelle had their cameras otherwise we could have lost my most awesome outfit of all time.

I personally don't see what the deal is I was cold, but I didn't want to put on a jacket, so hey there's my vest. I kept playing with my hair so I put on the bandana so I wouldn't and there you go.. What I was wearing.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Well Ashley last night said it isn't going to be a happy blog day is it? I said no its not.

I'm not even sure where to start. I suppose I can say this I am not happy about the outcome of the election. I could go so far as to say that I'm scared. I'm scared for my freedoms, I'm scared because of the economy. He is going to hurt all of those things.

I think we can all remember a little bit ago when California went crying to washington because they couldn't get the money to fund the state. Who is the US government going to go crying to when they can't fund all of BO's programs he wants to start. The tax payor. The problem is though it is a mostly democratic senate and house now. They don't have to cry anymore they just have to tax.

Lets think about what he wants to do here. Our government is spending at a deficit right now, how could we possibly afford more programs if we don't have the money for the ones we have right now! Now supposing the new programs pass and there is insurance for the whole world. How do we actually pay for it using negative money? By raising taxes! So now in our strapped for cash economy lets take more money away from the consumer.

Oh don't worry its ok we'll just start some programs to help feed everyone, so lets raise taxes! Oh no you now can't pay for your house we'll just build you some, so lets raise taxes.

You cannot institute more programs with less money, its not possible.

JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." Don't ask how the country can get you all of your wildest dreams. Ask yourself what you need to do to get those dreams. Someone at some point in time must have confused the pursuit of happiness, with happiness. Happiness is not a freedom. Its something you have to work for.

Unfortunately work is outdated. Why work when the government can give you what you want.

Personal accountability. We're about to lose it people. I think I'm done ranting for the day.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Well I voted today.

That sticker is just as good as me saying screw you Obama.

I now have the right to be pissed at anything that happens should he be elected.

I almost wasn't able to vote though. When I went to vote one of the election officials was in my parents ward and knew that I didn't live in Kaysville where I'm registered, and wasn't going to let me vote. I understand that there are rules to be followed and what not so I asked what I needed to do and she said I had to go to salt lake county with something showing my current address. Well the only problem is that I don't have anything with that address. Everything is still mailed to my parents house. Finally another person there asked if I was a student and I am so I was able to vote. Kind of crappy but oh well.

So screw you Obama! Your socialist propaganda won't work on me.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What the crap is going on in this country!

I've never really been
too much of a doom and gloom naysayer, but in these most recent times its almost
hard not to.

The first problem is proposition 8 in California. It
absolutely makes me sick to see how many members of the church are saying that
the church is wrong. Since when does the church work that way. Since when does
god work that way. It seems to me from the book of Mormon that when people start
doing this kind of thing they are only a few steps away from going over and
killing the Lamanite king and putting themselves into power to try and fix what
was wrong. God has called his prophet, and if you don't support him you can walk
away. It is as simple as that.

Barack Obama scares me. I don't think I
can say that any clearer. His views are totally opposite what is best for this
country. He can speak well, but so did all of the anti-Christs in the Book of
Mormon. I'm not asserting that he is an anti-Christ, but I'm also not saying
that he isn't. One can't help but wonder about the promise god has made on this
country. If the more part of the people are righteous we will be safe. It really
looks to me that, the righteous majority might be rapidly slipping away.

I specifically need to vote. I have a very bad voting record, but this
is just to important to let slide. I need to be able to say after this election
that I DID NOT vote for Barack Obama. I still want to enjoy my freedoms.

A very scary story was emailed to me and I'm going to paste it here.

A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students
in the
class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed
one young
man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as
if his back
hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The
student told
him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while
communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his
government and install a new communist government. In the midst of
his story he
looked at the professor and asked a strange question.
asked, 'Do you know
how to catch wild pigs?' The professor thought it was a
and asked for
the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.
catch wild pigs by
finding a suitable place in the woods and
putting corn on the
The pigs find it and begin to come every day
to eat the free corn..
they are used to coming every day, you put a
fence down one side of the
place where they are used to coming.
they get used to the fence,
begin to eat the corn again and you put
up another side of the fence.
They get
used to that and start to eat
again. You continue until you have
all four sides
of the fence up with a
gate in the last side.
The pigs,
who are used to the free corn, start to
come through the gate to eat, you slam
the gate on them and catch the whole
herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost
their freedom. They run around and
around inside the fence, but they are caught.
Soon they go back to eating
the free corn. They are so used to it that they
have forgotten how to forage
in the woods for themselves, so they accept
their captivity. The young man
then told the professor that is exactly
what he sees happening to America .
The government keeps pushing us toward
socialism and keeps spreading the
free corn out in the form of programs such
supplemental income, tax
credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies,
subsidies, payments
not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine,
drugs, etc..
While we
continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a
time. One should
always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! A
never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it
yourself. If you
see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a
problem confronting the
future of democracy in America , you might want
send this on to your friends.
If you think the free ride is essential
your way of life then you will probably delete this email, but God help
you when
the gate slams shut! In this 'very important' election year, listen
closely to
what the candidates are promising you !! Just maybe you will be
able to tell who
is about to slam the gate on America 'A government big
enough to give you
everything you want, is big enough to take away
everything you have.' –
Thomas Jefferson

Compared to our founding fathers we already have all of the fences up, and we
are just waiting for the gate to shut.

On a lighter note. Guess who got the highest score in the class on his most
recent math test? I'll just let you decide who. ;)