Sunday, December 28, 2008

Vegas Christmas


Here the kids are before the could open gifts. Santa brought JJ a new bike. I think his training wheels might just come off before Abby's.



Ok... so we must have had fun and been busy because I didn't take many pictures. JJ did throw up during dinner. That story is on our family blog. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Christmas Eve - We walked down Rhett and Adrianne's street to see the beautiful luminaria. Here's Campbell taking a ride on Uncle Trey's wheelchair.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The "Junk House"

   This is for Kate.  I hope she likes this Junk House.

The Haglund family decided that we would try to spend more time together, and spend less effort on gift giving this Christmas season.  So, we came up with a "Twelve Days of Christmas" activity.  The "Junk House" was day three.  You can read more about the other days and see some exciting photos, on the Haglund websight in a few days. But the short story is....Marshall and Melissa have been really good sports to spend so much time with us!!!!  Christmas is just SO much more fun with a 3 year old.  Twelve Day's...... is a lot of days!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

ChristmasDialer.com - Another phone project.

I've been working away for the past week at this new site, and hired Karli to do the excellent voice over work. Thanks Karli!

It's pretty self explanatory - ChristmasDialer.com

If any of you have or know of young kids who might get a good reaction out of Santa calling, I'd love to get that on video to put up on YouTube.
If you can capture this and send it to me, I'll buy you dinner!

-Trey

Thursday, November 20, 2008

blessing asher

i'm writing this with a screaming baby on my lap so bear with me here.

a few have mentioned and i know i'll be chastised if i don't mention that we're planning on blessing baby asher on sunday november 30th. our church is at 9.00 so we'll either bless him in sacrament meeting or after church at home. i'll keep you posted.

thanks!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank You Eversons


Sharon and Axel

Eversons:

As most of you are aware, Shalaine's mom, Sharon Hendrickson, passed away last Sunday due to complications from Leukemia. She was diagnosed almost a year ago, the week of the Everson St. George reunion, as you might recall. She put up a valiant fight, determined to beat it even till the last day. Her and her husband have been incredible examples of faith and hope as they fought together against this cruel disease. The trust they put in the Lord and His will is something I will always look to as I face my own challenges in life.

One thing I have been impressed by throughout this ordeal is the value of the family. I have come to understand even more how important families are in caring for each other, supporting each other, and helping each other reach our full potentials. Each individual in Shalaine's family played an important role in helping the other individuals care for their mother, cope with the situation, and maintain faith throughout.

Since Sharon's passing, Shalaine and I have been so impressed by and so grateful for the sympathy cards and the calls of support from the Everson family. I know calling someone to express your thoughts and concern regarding a death is difficult and perhaps awkward. I know some of you even intended on coming to the funeral services despite heart attacks (Dave) bed rest (Brooke) and travel plans (probably the rest of the Eversons). Many of you left thoughtful comments on the Hendrickson blog expressing your thoughts and concern for the family. Shalaine's dad kept coming to us and asking, "Who's KWE? Who's Aunt Lindsay? Who's Syd?" We were proud to say they were part of our Everson family.

So thank you to each of you for your support during this difficult time. This is a great family made even greater by each individual in it. We love you all and hope to see you all soon.

Cort and Shalaine

Friday, October 17, 2008

All you need to know about using the Park City House:

RESERVATIONS
1. Go to the website and check the availability calendar. www.ParkCityHouseForRent.com
2. Confirm that the dates you want are in the "Low Season" or Summer only.
3. If you are an Everson or if you are married to an Everson, you pay $10 for day use and $15 to stay overnight.
4. Call or email Heidi glauser@cox.net
and Laurel Laurel@barclayButera.com so they know about your plan.
5. Stay flexible. Like non-rev air travel, if a full rate renter comes forward you may get bumped.
6. Make your check out to Heidi Glauser, mail it to 10 Soto Grande, Dana Point, CA 92629
7. If a non-Everson wants to use the house, they pay half of the posted nightly rate.

CLEANING
1. To cover the costs of maintaining the house we rent it to people paying $225 - $550 per night and it has to be clean and orderly.
2. Anyone who uses the house has the option of paying for a cleaning service $80. or cleaning it yourself.
3. If you clean it yourself, and it doesn't pass the Laurel Green white glove inspection, you will be asked to pay $80 on top of your nightly rate.
4. Cleaning includes: clean sheets and towels, sparkling bathroom and kitchen, dusted everywhere, vacuumed floors, trash removed. Read the instruction sheet that's in the kitchen. Also, look at Laurel's photos to make sure you make the beds correctly.
5. We appreciate anything you can do to improve the house while you're there - shovel snow, pull weeds, replace staples, repair anything that's broken, report problems.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sorry....he's "Done" now....

I have to confess - I forgot about this blog entirely until just yesterday. I was just coming on to put up Asher's info - I'll put more photos up soon. It was amazing, as all births with epidurals are. He came naturally on the day that we were to be induced with him and he arrived after only 4 hours of labor. He had a true knot in his umbilical cord (just like Everett) which is pretty rare and really really rare to have two in one family. He was in the NICU for 24 hours because he wasn't breathing deeply enough and therefore wasn't oxygenating his blood. And now he's home and we love him and just enjoy having a pipsqueak around again.

oh - here's the link for the in-hospital photo they took....just cause it's also online right now....

Thank you for your love and prayers.

And thanks to those in CA and NV for taking GREAT care of Everett over this last weekend - he had a blast and we enjoyed the "babymoon".

Scott and Ken

Ken and Scott helped Bree and Eddie put in their cabinets. Here is a photo



They were actually using Hearl Everson's (my great-grandfather!) drill and it worked like a charm. I just thought this was a fun thing to share.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Newest Little "Doing"


Many congratulations to David and Jefra!   Baby Asher, 8 lbs. 4 oz. 21 inches. He is SO cute.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dave Wagner's "Not a Heart Attack!"

Written by Dave Wagner, Posted by Heidi G. (We love you Dave!)

Friends & Family,

I'm sending this e-mail to all of you who have been kind enough to send supportive e-mails and calls in response to my recent health issues. I figured instead of telling the same basic details dozens of times, I would just send this note out with a summary for those who contacted me or have heard about it somehow. Of course, thanks for all your concern and kind gestures. I truly realized how blessed and surrounded by strong friends and family I am by going through this brief ordeal.

First off, I'm OK and I'm feeling almost back to normal, so don't worry about funeral gifts just yet. This e-mail is a bit long, so you can stop here and not worry if you choose to skip the details, which are below:

I woke up with severe upper abdominal and chest pains at about 1:30am Thursday morning. I tried to walk it off and relax, but for some reason, they continued to get worse and within 3-4 minutes I couldn't stand-up anymore and just laid down on the floor of our bedroom. We didn't know what to do, because the kids were asleep, I couldn't drive myself to the hospital and Brooke was supposed to be on bedrest anyway. It was so painful, and in a way that I have never experienced before, that we decided to call 911 to ask them what they recommended. Before we got off the phone describing the details of what was happening, the paramedics had already arrived. I was pretty embarrassed to be dragged out of my house by paramedics in the middle of the night when I'm only 31 (my neighbor had the paramedics at his house a few months ago, but he's pushing 90), but that's what happened.

Once at the hospital, they ran a battery of tests that all pointed to it not being a heart attack (blood tests were good, EKG was normal enough, the CATscan didn't find anything and I was starting to feel better). They also conducted a "Stress Test" where they inject radioactive tracers into my bloodstream, made me exercise and then stuck me in another machine to take pictures of how well my heart is functioning. Funny enough, Brooke hasn't been allowed to be too close to me, because I've actually been radioactive since those tests.

The EKG and other data that accompanied the stress test all came back positive as well, so we were running out of what the potential source could have been. The alternatives are ulcers, esophagus seizures (typically due to severe acid reflux, which I’ve never experienced before) and some other things that don’t lend themselves to testing that would allow us to find out what caused the episode. The thought of leaving without knowing what caused it was initially frustrating.

12 hours after we arrived at the ER, we were finally anticipating a discharge with some basic cover-all type follow-up directions. Then our doctor came in and sat down and told us that the final part of the nuclear test shows that I may have some damage to my heart and that my heart is functioning at a far below normal level (ie. Normal people have a heart that pumps 50-60 and mine was pumping 40). They also said that someone of my age and apparent fitness should be even higher than that. Next they called for an echo cardiogram that is essentially an ultrasound of my heart to get more details.

That was one of the scariest times of my life. The doctor was basically telling me that I either had a heart attack at age 31 or that some sort of virus had made its way to my heart and caused some damage that in his words “could get better, could be permanent and stay the same, or could get worse”. He also cautioned me that they may want to admit me for further tests if the echo came back with concerning results.

Well, about an hour after the echo the doctor came back and delivered some of the best news of my life in that they found that the detail in the echo provided convincing evidence that my heart wasn’t damaged, that my heart was pumping closer to 55 and that they all but ruled out a heart attack and viral damage. Of course, they did tell me that 55 is still on the low-end of normal for someone my age and that they can’t rule out that my heart (or some adjoined organ/vein/artery, etc..) caused the pain, but they were confident in saying that I’m not in immediate danger of having a potentially life-threatening cardiac event occur anytime soon.

Finally, after 14 hours at the ER, I was discharged with the very same uncertain diagnosis that I had hoped to avoid just hours before. The cardiologist said that there is only one more test that they would run if I were to stay and that it had a small chance of complications, so he said that in his mind since the risk of a dangerous cardiac event was so low that he felt that the risks of the additional test outweighed the risks of a heart attack.

The whole process helped me clearly understand that any frustration from not knowing exactly what caused the episode is significantly better than leaving knowing that I just had a heart attack or there’s a virus wreaking havoc on my heart.

I feel pretty good. Most of the negative feelings are probably mental, as I’ve been very sensitive to any abnormality with my body since I’ve been home. I plan on getting back to life as usual next week and am going to focus on continuing to improve my diet and exercise routine. I’m also going to follow-up on my cholesterol levels and keep a close eye on my cardiac health going forward.

Sorry for the long e-mail. Hopefully if you became bored, you quit reading awhile back.

Again, thanks for all the support and I’ll see you soon. I don’t even look different...

Dave

Monday, September 29, 2008

Berit in Square Magazine














Here are some pix I ripped off from a photo shoot B did for Square Magazine...AG





























Friday, September 19, 2008

Welcome to college...

The youngest are all grown up...awwww.....

I need help! I have to write an argumentative paper on something that has to do with education. The topic is so vague that I don't even know where to start so start throwin out ideas, anything will help. Thanks family!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Haglund's new Blog

I got tired of how long it took to upload photos.  So we are trying a new blog sight.  It is actually a web page that has a link to the new blog in the top of the page.  Also it allows me to put tons of photos all neatly arranged in "albums".  I have gotten David to write the post so it might be worth checking out!  This is the link http://web.me.com/sydneyhaglund/Site/Welcome.html.  You might need to update your browser to view the page.  (Trey can make a post on how to do that)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Funeral

At the request of grandma, I'm going to let you guys know about the events of two weeks ago. Sorry it's so late!

It was a sad day in the Scott Everson family. We lost our beloved (and kinda hated) Snickers. We've had her for 14 1/2 years and she's been a great little beagle. But we were beginning to think we'd always have her. She got caught by her collar under a fence and she choked. Poor little thing. But we still have her daughter, Emma. That one will be here forever. She's always doing the dumbest stuff and she always walks away from it.

But anyways, we had a service for her on Sunday evening.

Here is where she was buried. Isn't it a beautiful spot? I want to be buried there. Its the empty lot next door to my parents. I asked if it was ok to use and their response was "well its on a fault line so it can never be developed." Which brought me to my next question "what happens if there is an earthquake and a dog coffin surfaces" but they didn't seem to be too concerned. I guess if there is an earthquake from that fault line the dog coffin will probably be the last of our concerns. My parents house will come rushing down the valley.



Here is the coffin. Or casket should I say? My dad built it and then glued down the top and used his nail gun on it in case of coyotes. He is considering leaving his job to pursue a career in pet casket construction. My mom made a little pink blanket and we decided to leave this homemade bone for her.

Eddie wished he could play "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes so he could be the lone musician in the distance.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Because I've been asked...

This has come up a few times so I thought I would get the true story out. I know it will bore the general population so someone feel free to (please) post something more interesting.

I show up as Anne in gmail. Why, you ask?

Because I'm lazy.

I'll admit it.

My parents named me Adrianne and I have had to correct people my whole life. Actually for more than half of my life, I've had great friends who would correct people before I did and especially if I did not. I don't mind the name but I am also not overly protective of it.

I can't tell you how many times I've said, "No, it's not Adrienne it's Adrianne." or "yes, you pronounce it Aaaa dree annnnn." I have 2 brothers, 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 1 cousin that still don't pronounce it right.

That's a sign. If your family can't get it right, something's got to give.

You cannot order a pizza with a name like that and my maiden name, Clune, didn't help the matter.

Anyway long story short, I noticed that by dropping the Adri off of Adrianne, people could remember my name and life got easier. I've been going by Anne in my wards, work, new neighborhoods for the last 6+ years and it started to spill over...but really, I don't care what you call me.

I'll answer to Adrianne.

I'll answer to Anne.

I'll answer to hey you. I'm not picky, just tired of saying my 3 syllable name over and over.

Now I know I'm about to reach the point of TMI but I'll tell you the straw that broke the camel's back.

I had been faithfully attending my ward for almost 3 years when my parents came to visit. Someone at church called me Adrienne instead of Adrianne in front of my visiting mother. I didn't correct the person. (Did I mention that I was lazy about that??)

My mom decided that if people didn't know my name, I must not go to church and therefore, I was inactive. The long conversation that ensued for my inactivity was the final straw. I started to simplify.

Anne it would be.

So now you know. Even if you didn't want to.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ellery's Bath

This is the girl who can spend two hours in the bath playing only with a washrag. But this time it was a little too relaxing for her...

...if you listen closely you can actually hear her snore.



and then afterwards

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Response to Alan's email

Sorry to tell you but when I go to the Everson blog it say "New Post" in the top right hand corner.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kendall & Mallory



Yes...it's true!
Kendall Green and Mallory Lee are engaged. They will be married on August 2nd at 4pm in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. There will be a reception that night at the Grape Arbor at Thanksgiving Point.
(Sorry this took so long, but none of the Green's were allowed to post on the Everson Doings Blog. I had to get a special temporary dispensation from Jefra.)

Monday, June 23, 2008

a Utah Goodbye to the Glausers

On Sunday Syd put together a dealio for Rhett and Adrianne in celebration (and mourning) of their leaving us here in Utah for the sunny coast of CA.

Just one picture right now of all the grands and great grands that were there.

Are they not SO beautiful?




I'll post more super-cute photos later.

sorry - i forgot to spread the news....

Word from the ultrasound is that we're having a BOY.

October 8th.

We're pretty sure we're naming him "Asher".

Sorry so late in the announcing....

Sunday, June 15, 2008

<3

Happy Father's Day!!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

ANNOUNCE: Blessing of Baby Luke Smith

Bryn and Joel are blessing Luke in Las Vegas in the chapel down the street from their house at 9:00 am. You are WELCOME to come if you can. Party afterwards, naturally. OH - blessing date - June 8th.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

NEXT!

Didn't an Everson do something this past week that needs to be announced/blogged? First name starts with a Ken and ends with a dall...let me know.

Amazing Eddie

Eddie did a wonderful thing. We showed this video he made at the wedding, but if you didn't see it, you might want to. He did so very good making this video. Its really good. I had to put it online for something else, but I thought I'd share it while I was at it!

Here are parts 1 & 2



And part 3...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thanks to a lot of help, I think I have mastered the posting thing. I promise I won't post world-shaking ideas several times a day! But I am feeling the significance in my life of the high school graduations this week of Berit and Heidi.......the last of the Everson grandchildren. How did it all happen so fast? These two girls are due special accolades because of their accomplishments - both heading for BYU this fall after all kinds of glory heaped upon them. Congratulations! And now, thank Heaven for great-grandchildren!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

In a giggling mood!

video
It has been a while since we have updated anything on our little one. She is now 5 months. Lydia for some reason thought that a little can shaking was hilarious. You never know what will make em laugh.

Do You Know Him???


I would post this our family blog but google is not allowing me access to it for 5 days.  They say I have the wrong password.  So you all can enjoy.  David is in NYC on a trip and I knew he and Karli would want to see this photo ASAP. Not sure what inspired this new look but I love it!!!  I was on the phone with Laurie when Clay come upstairs with his hair all cut off.  Laurie asked "What is he going to do with his hands?"  Clay's answer, "Not sure." I have not seen this much of this cute boy's face in quite some time. 

Friday, May 23, 2008

Speaking of the Big Apple


Is anyone going to be in Manhattan with a little time to kill any weekday between 9 and 5?

I need help making a motion for a sealed divorce record to be opened. Apparently someone has to appear in person and as much as I'd LOVE to do it myself, I won't be going there in the next few months.

If it works for anyone out there, let me know.

A.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A New York State of Mind

This is our dear Uncle Al.  The last two nights the Mammens have been staying at our place.  Bill took the futon and snored like it was his job, Kay slept up by the girls to avoid her hubby.  God bless them both.  Last night Jordan rolled in with her "friend" at 2 am, we booted Kay to the futon, Hill and I pushed our beds together to put Jordan on the crack and the friend took Jordan's soon-to-be-discarded air mattress.  This brings us to Alan.  Despite the the musical mattresses we've been playing with our visitors, we managed to get the Mammens out AND have fresh clean sheets for Alan!!  This is a Christmas miracle.  Look out how cozy he is in all that pink!!  As I type, he is watching Paris J' Taime with his headphones and I don't even think he knows I snapped this photo from the loft.  Now, I'm getting pretty darn good at this game, so if anyone else feels the need to come stay in our palatial pad, hurry quick now before I get out of my groove.  Or you could stay in Queens at Lindsay's place. 

Lots of Love,
4B

Monday, May 12, 2008

Last week at a lovely ceremony on campus, Pam was honored to be given the Paul Frizler Award for Outstanding MA Student by the Chapman University English Department. This is the most prestigious award given to a student. Here’s a brief synopsis written by the Associate Dean of Humanities at Chapman. We’re all so proud of you, Pam!

The award given to Pam was named in memory of Paul Frizler, a beloved professor in the English department, who joined the Chapman faculty in the late 1960s, and continued to teach there until his death in June 2002. In addition to his literary interests, he was a filmmaker and a scholar of film and after his death published a two volume, annotated filmography with Chapman Professor of Psychology, John Flowers.

The awardee is nominated by a professor, who then submits to the entire department a rationale for the award. The department votes on the nominees, and the award goes to the highest vote-getter! The Frizler Award is certainly the highest grad student award the English department gives, and it is always closely contested. In Pam’s case, the English faculty felt that she deserved the award on the basis of her outstanding performance in her classes. Her literary insight, contributions to class discussions, and the high quality of her writing merited this recognition. Personally, I remember that what she said raised the level of intellectual inquiry in the class and took with me to a higher level than it had ever been before. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have Pam in our classes unanimously agreed that she brought out the best in everyone, fellow students and faculty alike!

Matthew T. Schneider, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Humanities
Wilkinson College of Letters and Sciences
Professor of English
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gabe's Baby Blessing

I gave Marshall the responsibility to let the Eversons know that we are blessing Gabe this Sunday, May 4th. Of course it is the day before and he still hasn't called anyone. I think Sydney let most people know, but just in case I am sending out this message.

We are having the blessing at my parent's house. (2103 south 100 west, orem) I'll let you all Google Map it instead of trying to give directions. The blessing will be at 5:30 pm and dinner around 6:00. We hope you all can make it, but given that it is such short notice we understand.

Marshall and Melissa

Friday, May 2, 2008

Congrats to Heidi (little Heidi)


Last week Heidi took her last final at UVSC to complete her Associates Degree.  You can imagine that we are very proud of her because she finished one month before graduating from high school!!  The other really great benifit to all her hard work is that she will recieve a scholarship from the state of Utah that will pay 75% of her college tuition for the next two years!!!  Way to go Heidi!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Email from Jon (April '07)

Per Grandma's request, I have pasted an email that I sent to my mom a week back.

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I was thinking about Dad as a trigger when I heard the song "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel (Jefra hit that song dead on in a video a while back as a good fit for Dad and I could not agree more . . I feel like he is around when I hear it). Anyway, I started looking through old emails to see when the last email correspondence from Dad was via email and it just happened to be a year ago from this last Monday. I will insert the email here and comment after:

From: jonstarr@aol.com
To: jonstarr@aol.com
Sent: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: Any luck with BYU

Shane I guess Mom told you about the bone cancer on my back and in the brain. Bummer. Well, I will continue to pray and trust in God. If it goes the other way,I will have had the best wife, children,sons and daughters in law and grandkids one could have. We some how believe we are entitled to 85 years plus on this earth. Not so. It's what the lord gives us as the time for us.
Did you resolve the BYU inspection?
Ashton will need to know not to freez the pipes in winter at vivian or Provo over christmas break. where all the tools and supplies are in the basement and back of the garage
Mom just said you got a washing machine.
Did you tape up the Provo business license visable from the street?
Did you go through the keys for Provo, Vivian (the boys have 3 sets could you arrange to check them out -with Ashton) as well as Park City? We need to have exact knowledge where the keys are ALWAYS. Also the leases.
We should try and lease to the 7 students next fall now should we not? Anyone coming back for another year and do they have the BYU 07-08 leases yet?
Anything I forgot? No seniors?
sorry for the cancer relaps when there are so many important things to see it your s and LULUS life.
love
Dad

This was after he had the serious blow of information that he was not progressing but digressing rapidly. Who apologizes that their deathly cancer has relapsed!!!! This was a hard email for me to reread (as well as read the first time). I thought it was very timely to look up this email seeing that it was just one year ago that he really started to dive and to think how much has happened since then. It was this time last year that was the turning point for near inevitability. I thought it a tender mercy to hear the song and almost feel his presence and reread this message almost as if it were being read to me for the first time. What a sweet spirit he became!

I also realize that I can never really understand the gravity of Mom's situation. I am TRULY sorry for your loss, Mom. I think if Lydia (and the others to come) were out of the house and all the sudden Lauren is taken form me!

We love you Mom/Mockie!

Shane, Lauren, lil lyddie lu
Bryn, Joel, Abby, JJ, Lukey-baby
Jefra, David, Evey, Bootchie and newskie (???)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Lucky Day!!!


We are taking a trip to Newport tomorrow and a needed to find a book for the airplane.  So I went to my favorite bookstore, DI. Yes, it was my lucky day because sitting right there on the shelf of books that needed to be put out was a very nice addition of the Charles Harper Biology book!   The one I told you all to be looking for. There is one listed on ebay for over $1,100.00 at a "buy in now" price.  I will be surprised if it sells for that but I am feeling like my $1.00 was well spent today.  Dad would be proud.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Start them Young

If you want your kids to be really good at Dummy Rummy you have to start them out at around one month!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What is it you do exactly??

The name of this blog is "Everson Doings" and it looks like the only thing we do is youtube (sorry Trey) and make babies. Jordan and I are going to a Yankees game tonight; box seats courtesy of the Children's Health Fund via J.Lo and Marc. We'll be sure to have a great time and post about it later.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Trey wins Addy Award

Trey's colleged entered two of his compositions in the 'alternate media category' for a Student Addy Award. Both of his entries won first place landing him a double gold and two trophies.

He made them using a video effects program called After Effects. The two entries plug his freelance design work business name, Über Studio. The first two are the winners. I like the 3rd one best You can watch them here:

Addy Award Winner #1
Addy Award Winner # 2
#3 Heidi's fav (completed after the award deadline)


Trey's website Prankdialer.com hits the front page of Digg


Trey's too busy to tell you about it, so I'm giving this a stab . . . According to Wikipedia:

"
Rickroll is an Internet meme involving Rick Astley's music video for his song "Never Gonna Give You Up". In a rickroll, a person provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand which actually takes the user to the Astley video. By May 2007, the practice had become widespread, and it eventually began to receive some coverage in the mainstream media."

About 2 weeks ago, using the original technology from his site, www.wheresmycellphone.com Trey spun off the Rickroll phenomena and built a new site called www.prankdialer.com. A user enters a phone number of a friend (or foe) on his site, and they receive a 30 second call that plays the Rickroll tune. The recipient then exclaims loudly, "Dang, I just got Rickrolled, ha, ha, ha!"

Trey was paying .03 per call but making more than that with GoogleAds on his site when the hits began to skyrocket. He was averaging an income of about $50 - $100 per day. A reporter interviewed him yesterday for an article for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus paper. She said that his Rickroll prank has taken over the campus.

Trey realized that he had to figure out a way to reduce the call costs so he spent the last 48 hours (with about 3 hrs of sleep)
setting up a server to process the calls - thousands of them every hour - so now instead of paying 3 cents per call he's paying just .0008 or something. The amazing thing to me is that he figured out how to do all this. He had to learn PBX and VoiceOver IP, and computer coding, and setting up a computer to act as a server with multiple trunks so that if one avenue is busy the calls get made by the next trunk, and international calls and a do not call list so we don't all end up in jail. Lots of technology that is outside his normal "visual communications" skill set. But he got it all done just in time for -

April Fools!
To add to the craziness, if you click on ANY video on YouTube today, you see the Rickroll video. It's YouTube's little April Fools joke, but as you know, if YouTube is doing it, it ain't so little. Also, people are adding Trey's site as a favorite on Digg.com If your number of Diggs exceeds 1,200 and your website appears on the home page of Digg, you've made it in the internet world. As I write this, at 3pm on April Fools, his server is now maxed out and making about 20 calls a second. So the man is making bank on google ads - right now he's at $560 income for the day and we're hoping he tops $1,000 by midnight. Of course April Fools will be higher than most, but you do the math to figure out the potential income rolling in 7 days a week, it's pretty exciting! And when Rickroll dies, there will undoubtedly be some other stupid song or saying around the corner. Go Trey, go!

PS - if you want to try it out, please wait until it's not April Fools day. The traffic and call volume is overwhelming the site today so some calls don't go through.

Monday, March 31, 2008

little Lydia


was blessed yesterday... it was awesome to see the Greens and Grandma there.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's a boy!!



Ok. Granted this is not Bryn and Joel's baby, but in absence of having any "real" photos of him, we'll just use a little artistic license here - and Bryn did say he was hairy...

Here are the facts on the new baby boy, who at this time remains unnamed
(though we're all rooting for Howard...)
  • Born (today) Mar 25, 2008
  • at 7:28 pm
  • 21 inches long
  • 8 pounds, 13 ounces

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

LYDIA'S BLESSING

For anyone who can make it, we will have the baby blessing for Lydia on Sunday, March 30th at our ward in Layton. The Sacrament service starts at 9 am and I know it is a heck of a drive for most of you. You are all invited and we hope you can make it but understand you cannot. There will be a reception-like get together afterwards for those who wish to stick around. We may change the time to later in the afternoon at our house to accommodate family if needs be. Until now, it is at 9 am and we will post again if that changes. Expect formal announcements in the mail soon.

Directions:
Take I-15 to the Antelope Exit (past Kaysville)and turn right
Head to Fairfield and turn left there
Follow Fairfield through the light at HWY 193
Turn right at 3250 and follow until you see the church on your left (approx. 2 blocks)

*BEEP BEEP*

HONK IF YOU ARE HORNY



An Über Studio original.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

For anyone who needs to brush up on your photoshop skills...

Search for "you suck at photshop" on youtube. Those videos are packed with invaluable information.

-Trey

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Best Birthday Present Ever!!!


It will be a long time before anyone can top this birthday gift.  It is just too bad the package arrived 24 hours late.  You can never really count on Fed Ex!!  This baby, with no name, came this morning around 8:30.  All are well.  More details can be found on M&M's blog in a few days.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My first blog post... ever.

Today is a milestone in my life. March 1st, 2008. This is the day in which I take my first step into the world of, what are the kids calling it these days, the blog-o-sphere?

I already know what you're all thinking: "Yeah right his first blog post! That fool was online before I even knew my computer could make that God-awful screeching noise and hog up my phone line."

Well, that may be true, but my feelings for blogs have somewhat paralleled my feelings for printers. I just didn't like them. I don't think I can pinpoint an exact reason why, but it just seemed so trendy and unnecessary to me. Let's face it, everyone has a blog! Some of us, *cough Jefra *cough* have multiple!

So I guess the whole point here is to post things we like, what's on our minds, and what is going on in our lives. Well here I go!

My latest adventure, which many of you may be aware of, is with my latest project wheresmycellphone.com. It's a simple site to help your find your misplaced cell phone, for those of you not in the know. Because of this, I have been forced to delve into the world of blogs, podcasts, and news sites just trying to get the word out.

So I have a confession to make. I'm starting to actually appreciate, dare I say enjoy this bloated, unnecessary, and repetitive online revolution. While a lot of it is pure trash, that's a fact of a just about anything in excess these days.

Hello blogs! I know I'm late but I was hoping you still had some punch left for me?

And now, some news about what's going on in my life:

Where's My Cell Phone.com
  • This site is an idea I had one day when I couldn't find my misplaced phone. Surprised no one had thought of it before, I made this site in about an hour.
  • Since launch, traffic on this site has steadily gone up. With the occasional spike when some larger publication, blog, or website acknowledges or mentions it:
    • MSNBC - It took me a while to find where exactly it was mentioned, but it's just one sentence near the end quoting a line from my site.
    • digg - I wouldn't say digg is responsible for a significant amount of traffic, yet. But the potential is certainly there as digg is hugely successful and brings a lot of traffic to a lot of sites all over the net.
    • Google Gadgets - If you use iGoogle, this then you know about adding custom stuff to your homepage. This also has a lot of potential in the future. Thank you for all the entertaining reviews!
    • Stumble Upon - This site is one of my favorites. It's like channel surfing the internet. You press the stumble button and it takes you to a page it thinks you will like based on topics you specify and sites you give a 'thumbs-up' to. The more thumbs up a site receives, the likelier it will come up in the rotation for everyone else. A pretty steady amount of traffic comes from Stumble Upon, and that is going up.
    • CNET - This one just popped up last night. I spend some of my free time whoring out the site to various bloggers and such. Apparently CNET took the bait and quoted my e-mail in their latest podcast. I trimmed off all the fat and you can listen to it here if you want.
    • Some other random blogs - Yup. Spanish ones, too!
    • And of course all of your wonderful mentions in your personal blogs as well. Thank you!
  • And now you may be asking "Okay Trey that's great and all, but you're not making any money off this so why are you wasting your time? You're no Everson!"

    Hold your horses there, my dearest entrepreneurial tech savvy family. I admit I'm not making a killing off this site. But I am making a little bit of revenue off the little ads on the bottom. See those little guys? Yeah Google pays me each time someone clicks on one. So next time you use the site or are feeling extra bored, mosey on over there and click an ad. I'm not looking to make a living here, it's really just a fun project I started just for the hell of it. If it takes off and Google decides to buy the domain name and idea for $15 million, that'd be great! But I'm not holding my breath.
  • So that's the skinny on wheresmycellphone.com. If anything big happens, like a hostile takeover, then I'll certainly let you know!
In other news, school is great, I am loving my classes and am about to graduate in May. One class I am taking is a video effects class where we are learning a program called After Effects. I have fallen in love with this program. It's like Photoshop for video, and lets you do just about anything. Some of you might be aware that I do my freelance design work under the guise of a company called Über Studio, and I've made a few studio plug animations for this class. You can watch them here:

Plug 1
Plug 2
Plug 3

My teacher liked them so much he asked me to submit them to a southern California advertising competition, and rumor has it from the judges that our school did really well. It's not for certain, but it sounds like one of those plugs I did won a category in the competition. More on that later in March.

Well I hope this wasn't a complete waste of your time, but I rather enjoyed it and could get used to this whole "blog' thing. Thanks for being such an awesome family, and have a great weekend!

-Trey

For When You Need A Good Laugh...

For when you need a good laugh --

Great Olan Mills Photos

and this version of O Holy Night is not to be missed!

add as you like...

Friday, February 29, 2008

guys a new blog for you...

I'm doing it...I made a new blog. This should have been done a year or two ago, but better late than never! This new one is just dedicated to my dear, wonderful, convenient Traumatic Brain Injury (My TBI life....). If you are interested in life with a TBI or if you know someone who would be into it, spread the word. So thats my announcement! Its at mytbilife.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

a couple of faves to share with you all...

I LOVE this blog -

POPPYTALK

they always find the coolest stuff.

also - Trey just alerted me to this FABBO site -

www.threadless.com

also, these are amazing - someday I'll get one and stick it on my wall...



Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday From Alpine


Wish you were here to eat this cake with us.  We made it just for you on your special day!  But, because you did not show up we (Alan, Laurie, Berit, Syd, David, Heidi, Marshall, Melissa, Kendall and Mallory) ate the cake.  Grace chose gum instead of cake. Happy Birthday and we love you.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

happy birthday GG




Yes. Everett actually says he's going to have a "Mothra Party". We're very into Godzilla right now...

Hugs and Kisses


Happy Birthday from New York City Grandma!!
We miss you and can't wait for you to come visit!

Happy Birthday Grandma


We hope you have a great Birthday.
I wish we could ALL be there to celebrate with you.
Love You!

Friday, February 22, 2008

You Garage Sale Hunters


if anyone sees one of these at a yard sale please pick it up for me....
thanks!


ps - here's my question - why do things at thrift shops all have the same smell? what is that?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did ay of you see Sunday Morning a few weeks ago?  There was a story about Charley Harper and Todd Oldham.  Oldham has been fascinated by Harper's art because of his reading of this book as a kid.  I remember reading this as well.  I am sure we had this book.  Anyway, I thought it would be easy to use some of this very graphic art for a quilt idea I have had in my head for awhile so I got on ebay to see about getting the book.  Needless to say I will not be buying it on ebay as the price ranges from over $200.00 - $700.00.  So all of you garage sale hunters should be keeping an eye out for this one.  I am on my way to DI this afternoon!!  Happy hunting!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Teaching the Beehives

I have to teach a lesson on "Preparing to Become an Eternal Companion" to the Beehives (12 & 13 year olds) on Sunday.  So I would love any of you to share your thoughts.......Is there anything you wish you had done as a 12 year old girl to prepare you for what you are doing now??  I really would like to know!!!

Skiing at Canyons

Today David and I went skiing at the Canyons Resort (formerly Park West).  I have not skied that resort in a while and I found myself wanting to call Dad and thank him for taking us SO many times.  What a great family tradition!!!  And a big THANK  YOU to you mom, because we all know that even though you may not have been out on the slopes with us, you are the reason it all came together!!!  The resort has changed so much form the early 70's but every once and a while I would hit a spot a remember it like it was yesterday.  I could just picture myself in those powder blue ski pants and my bold strip sweater of orange, blue and white.  (Yes Bree and Eddie, we did orange and blue WAY before you guys did.  I have the photo to prove it.)   Anyway, we bought a 5 day pass way back in September so we still will be going 4 more times if any of you want to join us.

Live from New York...

It's not Saturday night, but let's all pray that I never find myself blogging on my family blog on a Saturday night in the City. Anyway, I had to laugh at the sight of this blog today and here's why:
While at work about two weeks ago, I let my co-worker in on the secret world of everyday blogs. There is not a soul at Kidville who originates from west of the Mississippi or south of the Mason-Dixon line and where they're from, nobody blogs like the Mormon's. My friend was aghast at the sight of all these "blogging blondes" who all seem to also be photographers (this blog put her over the edge) She's never seen anything like it. She has been dating through match.com since new years and she connected with one guy who's heavily involved in the theater and production business. After googling his name, she found him on a blog. She called me immediately to tell that she had found another Mormon blog. I tried to explain that other people blog besides Mormon's, but she insisted that although it didn't ever actually say "Mormon", it had to be someone I knew. The next day at work, I did some investigative work for her and scrounged this blog in question for any hints or signs of mormonism. Sure enough, the kid was from Provo, knows Jon Heder and we shared some "mutual" friends. By the time I got to the third page of posts, I could confirm that he was in fact, a Mormon. So here we all are, making posts on this communal blonde family blog and I can't help but laugh out loud. I'll be letting my friend in on this one tomorrow and she will positively fall out of her chair.

XOXO,
GG

(GG stands for Gossip Girl. It's a new cult hit on the CW network and is "The OC" of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Gossip Girl is the anonymous narrator of the show and is the instigator of the gossip of the private school in which the show takes place. She sends all the gossip through a network of text messaging throughout the students. "XOXO, GG" is her signature sign off and I'm taking it on as my own. I knew you would ask and this is the explanation.)

Great Picture Jefra!

Jefra -

You are really becoming a great photographer. I love that picture of the newest Everson fetus. What kind of lens did you use?

Congrats!

Cort

I'm a Believer


Ok - so when I'm pregnant I usually find myself wanting Chinese food. Today I got my first Chinese meal on the way home from Everett's gymnastics and I kid you not, THIS was my fortune.

yet ANOTHER family website

Because I know you all have nothing else to do....

Hendrickson Family Blog-
http://neversaycant.blogspot.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

More family websites

Caring Kids Television
Neat Sheets
Uber Studio

We're Pregnant (Linn Family)


Yup. About 6 weeks along. Baby due in early October for our family. Surprise (for us at least)!

See. This is what I mean about news and stuff you can post on the blog. Making things easier for you all (and Grandma) - that's what it's all about.

Oh. Just so you know, our kids still don't know....

O Come O Come All Eversons....


WELCOME!!!

Alright people. Having just hunted up a few of our family links, and knowing there are several more out there online. And wanting a one stop shopping experience for our family. And being inspired by the Green Family blog - I'm attempting to launch an Everson Family BLOG.

I see as I look up these family blogs that most of us are one blogger or blogspot - which means we have accounts, which means YOU ALL can be administrators as possible (like the Green's Blog).