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This just feels too good not to put up. Sometimes I get down. I am human. This video made me so happy it almost made me cry. I can’t explain it, just watch.

Here is a link to the guy’s website.

To our family and friends, here are some more pictures of our little man. He is 16 months old today. Chemenn took these while I was in class this morning.  And yeah, he pretty much never wears clothes anymore.  He just gets them messy anyway.

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Little boy loves him some watermelon.  I took most of these this afternoon at Chemenn’s primary thing in a park downtown.  He did start out with a shirt on I promise.

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As you can see from that last picture, Lincoln went up and hugged his Mom right after eating about seven pieces of watermelon – with all that sticky watermelon juice on his hands.  Good thing Mom wore white shorts, huh.


Hi.  This is Jeff.  This is NOT Chemenn.  She wanted me to make sure that I made that clear because she doesn’t want to be held responsible for any of the following content. 

I’ve been having some fun with photoshop and just wanted to show everybody what I’m doing instead of studying for the bar.  I’m sure many of you will want some of these images full-size to use as desktop background and, perhaps, to make poster sized prints to display in your house.  If so, just email me and I will send you the full-size image for a nominal fee.*

Here are the some of the originals.  You know, to compare.

* Price and participation may vary.

I had planned to post this on Father’s Day as well, but we had a little trouble getting some of these pictures of dad up. Honest. It’s Alysha’s fault dad. Just kidding, no but really we had some trouble.  

I am extremely grateful for my dad. Here are a few reasons.

1. Personality. Dad is pretty darn funny. He’s very sarcastic and very dry, as am I so that’s probably why I appreciate his humor so much. He does laugh a lot easier than I do. I wish I could be more like him in that way. Sometimes it takes alot for me to get going. I’ll give you a courtesy smile though.

2. Clever. My dad is one of the smartest guys I know. He can always see the big picture. He usually has an answer for everything and if he doesn’t, he’ll work hard until he figures it out. Silly story, I remember when I was young, my brothers and sisters would get him puzzles. When he would finish that one, we would get a more complicated one with more pieces. Then in the late 80’s the big 10,000 piece puzzles came out. I think it took him a few hours to do. I thought he was the smartest guy in the world.

3. Loyalty. He has no patience for rude people, but when my dad makes friends he makes them for life. He will do anything he can to help that person out. He is one of the most unselfish men I know. And my mom? Let’s just say he’s a whipped puppy still.

4. The example he is to me. When I am going through tough times, they are so trivial when I think of what my dad has gone through. Yet, he still gives me all the support I need.  Not to get too personal, dad did not have the best childhood growing up. I feel very spoiled compared to what my dad had. He joined the church in his early twenties and because of that, I was able to grow up in the church. He worked hard and never gave up on supporting his family, and yet still found time to take us fishing, camping and to BYU football games. The lessons I’ve learned and am still learning I hope to pass along to my son.

5. He is such a great grandpa. Lincoln adores him.

I don’t want to really get in a political discussion on my blog. I love politics, but realized quickly that’s a pretty hot topic and some people get heated quickly about it. (I’m not saying I’m not one of those people) If you would like to debate and have a strong opinion about it, please visit Jason’s blog. But I do think that most everyone can agree on lowering gas prices. I for one am getting pretty tired of paying almost 50 bucks to feel up my tiny Toyota Corolla. I mean…c’mon. So Democrat or Republican, Independent or other, I think signing this petition is a really good start to get the attention of our government. Pass it on to others and go ahead and put it on your blogs if you want. Here is the link to the petition. It literally takes 10 seconds to fill out. It’s just your name, email and zip code. 

Here is the website also.

I know Yesterday was Father’s Day, but I wanted to get through the day before I put up a post. Jeff actually got one of his father’s day presents 5 days early because I’m really bad with surprises. We got him a new shirt and tie (which Lincoln helped pick out). Pretty standard Father’s Day gift, but for Jeff getting ties is like me getting new shoes. Then Sunday morning we made him french toast and for dinner, steak and potatos! Hubby is easy to please! We finished off with a homemade card that I had Lincoln walk on with stamped feet. It was very messy.

here is Jeff in a nutshell,

J- just

E- educator

F- funny

F- family-oriented

R- respectful

E- ethical

Y- youthful

C- clever

H- humane

U- upholding

G- grounded

G- guardian

so, if you are wondering if I could use one work to describe him, I don’t think I could do it. Jeff has so much patience, energy and love for his son. I am so blessed that I have a husband that takes such good care of us. I couldn’t be more proud of him. I couldn’t be more touched and probably couldn’t be more mushy.

Also when I showed Jeff this post, this is the first thing he thought of…..

  then he gave me a kiss and said thanks hon.

…you won’t like him when he’s angry.

I haven’t done my Thursday thoughts in a while so you would think I would have a huge list of things to post about. Um….I don’t. Not things that I haven’t already posted about at least. The last couple of days have been interesting. I just got back from Utah and whenever I come back from a trip, I have an adjustment period. No matter where I go I still go through it. Lincoln needs to get back into his regular routine, Jeff needs to go back to work/school/ bar class, and I have to just adjust to not having adult conversation for a while. Lincoln has all of the sudden gotten quite an attitude. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s not. Although I’m well aware of this stage he’s coming to, it still hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought maybe it was a gradual thing……but….. Anyways, that comes to the first thing I’m grateful for.

1. Experienced mothers. Even if it’s just moral support or letting me know I’m doing a good job, I’m grateful for mothers that I can ask and get advice from. Especially mom, my sisters and Melissa. So…I’m extremely thankful for you gals!

2. Dolly Parton! Let me finish before you start scratching your head. Dolly Parton has an organization called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. She sends every child in Tennessee a book every month until they turn 5. They are really nice books too. That is one thing Lincoln loves to do is sit in mommy or daddy’s lap and look at his books, and turn the pages while we read. Dolly is seriously great. Dollywood is still on my list of things to do.

3. This video. It made me laugh today. Keep watching till the end.

It’s from Disneyland if you didn’t notice.





Here is my baby brother Brigon and his wife Stephanie. Welcome to the family Stephanie. We’re crazy. The Reception was held in my parent’s backyard. So for about 3 or 4 months everyone pitched in to do yard work. Oh wait…..Except me, I was in Nashville. But good job guys! Seriously though, I’ve never seen the yard look that good. My mom and dad need a much deserved vacation… Nashville.

 I know i’ve mentioned this before, but my kid loves his grandpa! I think he went to him more than me.

I’m glad Lincoln turned out to look like his dad. So cute. No but really, I was kind of a funny looking kid.

 Here are all the boys and Adelle trying to get ready for pictures.

Below are some more wedding pictures. (Click to Enlarge)


This is one of my favorite pictures! Keaton and Kaleb. I have the coolest nephews!

I havn’t written much lately, and I just got back from Utah for my brother’s wedding (pictures coming soon). But really quick, I just want to give a shout out to my sister Alysha, who just started her own blog! And It’s about time! Click here to catch up with Alysha

About Us

Welcome to the Chugg blog, started by Jeff, written by Jeff & Chemenn and mostly decorated by pictures of Lincoln & Emmett. This was created for an easy way to keep in touch with friends and family from the coast of Seattle all the way to the Big Apple and everyone in between, right here in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee!


June 2008