1.29.2015

MAKE A FUNNY

This is one of our all time favorite commercials.  Watch and enjoy!



We love how the little boy says he "makes a funny"!

At the Finlayson house, sometimes I just sit back and listen as everyone "makes a funny".  I decided to start writing down the funny things that happen, and I will try to share a few of them once a month.  Please know that most of them are NOT appropriate, so if you don't like inappropriate stuff you should probably not read this post.  If you are Raynee...stop reading immediately!  Love you Mom!

THE FINLAYSON FUNNIES - JANURAY 2015

+ Connor - "Nathan, if you could be black, would you?"
    Rick from across the room, and not previously in the conversation - "FOR SURE!"
    Both Nathan and Connor - "Me too!"
         What?  Where in the world did that come from?

+ Rick - "Connor, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
   Connor without hesitating - "A lawyer or a Viagra salesman."
   Rick  without cracking a smile - "Would you have a license plate that says bone maker on it?"
   Connor - "Yep."
          And that was the end of that conversation.

+ At opening exercises for Young Men/Young Women...
   Brother Farr (this is completely taken out of context) - "The eye can't do the hand job."
   The second we all are home and together that night...
   Alicia - "Did you guys hear Brother Farr talk about a hand job?"
   Connor - "I was trying as hard as I could not to laugh!"
   Nathan - "Can I please go up to Brother Farr on Sunday, put my arm around him, and thank him for explaining the hand job to me?"
   
+ The worst though...I got a membership at VASA (formerly Gold's Gym) a few months ago.  I am usually smart enough to not try any new classes by myself so I don't make a fool of myself, but due to a lapse in judgement, I decided to try a spin class without a chaperon.  I figured that I ride a bike so I should be okay.  WRONG!  I had gone swimming before the class, and quickly changed into my cycling clothes - my bibs, long cycling socks, and my Skecher athletic shoes I had just bought from Costco the day before.  I also forgot my hat, so my hair was wet and extremely curly, but I was there for the workout, right?  I walked into the class and immediately knew I was dressed completely wrong.  EVERYONE there was wearing head to toe Lululemon.  There wasn't a pair of cycling shorts in the whole room.  And long socks???  Oh, heck no!  I had no idea that you DO NOT WEAR CYCLING GEAR TO A SPIN CLASS!  I saw a few people I knew, but they were smart enough not to make eye contact with the new weird girl.  You don't want that reputation!  Luckily, they turn the lights off for the class, so after a few minutes of feeling completely awkward, I remembered the reason I was there, and got a great workout!  When I got home, I called Rick to tell him about my recent experience, and as I glanced in the mirror I realized that my shirt had been on inside out the whole time.  Needless to say, the next time I went to the cycling class, I had my Lulu on, my shirt on the right way, little ankle socks, a hat, and no Skechers.  I fit right in.  My crotch might hurt more than it needs to, but that's okay, people talk to me now!!! 

What does your family do to "make a funny"?

1.23.2015

MEET THE FINLAYSON FAMILY

This is us... the Finlaysons.



We are just a normal, everyday family, trying to get through the ups and downs of life together.  We get along and we fight, we love and we hate, we laugh and we cry, but at the end of the day we stick together.  No matter what.

We are far from perfect, and although I won't air our dirty laundry on this blog, I hope to capture the real us.  I want this as a record for my kids.  I want them to be able to look back and remember the every day moments.  I want them to see our family dynamics from my perspective, because, let's be honest, it gets hilarious over here!  I want my kids to look at this blog and see how much I love and adore them, how amazing and incredible I think they really are.

Let me introduce us...

CONNOR

+ 13 years old
+ Best show on TV - The Voice
+ Favorite thing about school - Nothing
+ Thing I am best at - Football
+ If I could change my name it would be - I like my name
+ My favorite color - Green
+ My favorite toy - My cellular device
+ When I grow up I want to be - A pro football player or a lawyer
+ I like to take to bed with me - My blankie
+ My favorite book is - Fablehaven
+ My favorite movie is - Austin Powers
+ My favorite season is - Summer
+ A food I really like is - Anything with meat, Spatza
+ My favorite animal is - A lion
+ My favorite sport is - Football (depends on the season!)
+ My best friend is - Brock Anderson
+ My favorite holiday is - Christmas
+ My favorite thing I did this year - Went to Mexico

NATHAN

+ 17 years old
+ Best show on TV - The Walking Dead
+ Favorite thing about school - Meeting new people
+ Thing I am best at - Alicia thinks it is finding the good in everyone
+ If I could change my name it would be - I like my name
+ My favorite color - Blue, I don't really wear it but it is my favorite color
+ My favorite toy - My phone
+ When I grow up I want to be - A pilot
+ I like to take to bed with me - My music
+ My favorite book is - Lone Survivor
+ My favorite movie is - Inception or Pearl Harbor
+ My favorite season is - Fall
+ A food I really like is - Mint chocolate chip ice cream
+ My favorite animal is - An eagle
+ My favorite sport is - Lacrosse
+ My best friend is - Spencer Moss
+ My favorite holiday is - Christmas
+ My favorite thing I did this year - Idaho for my Magical Mystery Tour

BRITTANI

+ 20 years old
+ Best show on TV - Gossip Girl
+ Favorite thing about school - Getting home
+ Thing I am best at - Making lists and worrying
+ If I could change my name it would be - I like my name
+ My favorite color - Pink
+ My favorite toy - Haha wink, thanks Andrea!
+ When I grow up I want to be - A mom
+ I like to take to bed with me - Cody and my hippo
+ My favorite book is - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
+ My favorite movie is - Pearl Harbor
+ My favorite season is - Summer
+ A food I really like is - Kalushka and strawberry pie
+ My favorite animal is - This is my biggest life dilemma, either elephant or giraffe
+ My favorite sport is - Swimming
+ My best friend is - Cody
+ My favorite holiday is - Christmas
+ My favorite thing I did this year - This one is just way too hard, I did so many fun things!

CODY

+ 24 years old
+ Best show on TV - The Walking Dead
+ Favorite thing about school - Learning new things
+ Thing I am best at - Brittani said he is good at everything he tries
+ If I could change my name it would be - George (Alicia answered this for him!)
+ My favorite color - Blue
+ My favorite toy - My iPad
+ When I grow up I want to be - An extreme sports person
+ I like to take to bed with me - Brittani
+ My favorite book is - I don't like to read
+ My favorite movie is - These questions are too hard, favorite movie?  Gladiator might be my favorite movie
+ My favorite season is - Summer, I think
+ A food I really like is - Food?  Probably a good steak
+ My favorite animal is - An eagle
+ My favorite sport is - Football
+ My best friend is - Brittani
+ My favorite holiday is - Christmas
+ My favorite thing I did this year - African Safari

RICK

+ 41 years old
+ Best show on TV - The Blacklist
+ Thing I am best at - Alicia says thinking about others before he thinks of himself...and having sexy legs!
+ If I could change my name it would be - I like my name
+ My favorite color - Red
+ My favorite toy - My iPad
+ I like to take to bed with me - Alicia
+ My favorite movie is - Pearl Harbor
+ My favorite season is - Summer
+ A food I really like is - Mountain Dew
+ My favorite animal is - A lion because I am the king of the jungle
+ My favorite sport is - Cycling
+ My best friend is - Alicia
+ My favorite holiday is - Christmas
+ My favorite thing I did this year - Alicia!

And there you have it - we are the Finlaysons!