Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The HSM Bounty entered the Port of Baton Rouge a few days past. The Cupit and Hutchinson crews made their way to the ship today, taking every opportunity to seek the treasure. The treasure's still there, at least, the two families didn't bring home any loot. They did however manage a few great photos.

The Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator was right on the money. He walked with a stagger and talked like a drunk. It's no wonder the Cupit kids wouldn't touch him!

The visitors walked down the tiny stairs to see below deck. There were places to eat and sleep down below and apparently at one time the animals roamed around down there, too...pew!

Here's a few more photos of the littlest pirates...but don't let their size fool you...they can plunder with the best of 'em.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The Cupits participate in a date swap with two other families. The co-op has been functioning for a little over a year now. Brad and Maren both commented tonight that the kids are much easier now than a year ago. Tonight the crew had a blast. Our readers might find this photo comparison worth a chuckle. Maren and Brad take two different approaches to watching the kids. Can you tell which one the kids prefer?


If only all days were this lovely. Maren and Brant enjoyed some great company and brisk, sunny weather at the park today.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Brant proved to us all that he can put away more Chick-fil-A nuggets than you would bet on. At what age do they start food eating contests? Although, Brant would certainly not win if the contest had a speed component. He takes his time when packing it in.

Brant's party included a big tray of nuggets, fruit salad, cup cakes, and plenty of other deliciousness. Brant had two special guests at this party because Papa K came, too! Papa K pulled off some grandparent magic by first attending Laurel's Thanksgiving Luncheon (for grandparents only) and then trucking across town to Brant's feast!

Check out the photos of Brant doing his "project", eating and with Papa K. It's cute to hear he and his classmates talk about their projects.


Did you know that you call a group of turkeys a "rafter"? This rafter is on it's way to Brant's Thanksgiving Feast at his preschool. If the kids can recognize that these are turkeys, then Maren will consider them a success.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Isn't that what's important? The Chronicle's new camera is great. Here's the first photo from our new equipment. Definitely the first of many. Many thanks to our sponsors in Ogden, Utah without whom our "plain text" entries would have no end in sight.


I saw this from on a friend's...don't usually do these, but this one seemed to take very little brain power. I starred the ones I've done. Care to try it yourself?

*1. Started your own blog
*2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
*4. Visited Hawaii
*5. Watched a Meteor Shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
*8. Climbed a Mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
*16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
*20. Slept on an overnight train
*21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a Lamb
*26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
*30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
*32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
*34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
*35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
*41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
*44. Visited Africa
*45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
*47. Had your portrait painted
*48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
*51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
*52. Kissed in the rain
*53. Played in the mud
*54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
*57. Started a business (does babysitting count??)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
*61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
*62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
*64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
*69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
*70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
*73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
*77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
*82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
*84. Had your picture in the newspaper
*85. Read the entire Bible
*86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
*88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
*91. Met someone famous
*92. Joined a book club
*93. Lost a loved one
*94. Had a baby
*95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
*98. Owned a cell phone
*99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We here at the Chronicle acknowledge that Halloween is long since passed, but believe this entry is still valid. Thanksgiving has not yet arrived, so Maren considers herself not too late. Here's some Halloween pictures you've all been salivating for. Keep in mind, amidst the grandparents' trip from Utah, and all the goings on, the Chronicle's main piece of technological equipment was involuntarily surrendered at the state fair. The replacement, courtesy of loving (and photo dependent) grandparents, should arrive at headquarters today.

The three photos above are a rememberence of the fantastic visit with the grandparents. Laurel is modeling the fuzzy sweater that Mimi gave to her. The fashion forward experts marvel at Laurel's idea to pair it with blue flowered biker shorts and pink jellies!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


While our publication may be sued for printing a photo without permission, we've decided to risk it. This adorable baby showed up at the Cupit's door on Halloween night for trick or treating.