Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
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!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sharon and Axel
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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".
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
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...
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
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
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
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
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.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Here are parts 1 & 2
And part 3...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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
Monday, May 19, 2008
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
Orange, CA 92866
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
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
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:
Subject: Re: Any luck with BYU
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
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
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
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 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
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
(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 19, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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)
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
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
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!
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!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
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
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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.
(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.)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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....
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).