April 13, 2012

Easter 2012

It was a fun Easter this year for us at our house, with three families to try and visit it gets a little crazy but it sure is fun.

Lucy went and colored Easter Eggs with the Evans family. Here she is with her cousin Kira.
And here is Aunt Rachel with an awesome hairdo and radiant smile.
I sure am glad this picture can be put on the internet.

There was also an Easter egg hunt with the Stevens family. Uncle Jeff was in town for Easter and Aunt Chelsea brought her kids down for the event.
Arianes mom bought all the kid’s yellow “Despicable Me” minion’s shirts, even the babies.

When Lucy finds an egg she likes to make a show of it by holding it over her head and singing a high pitched “AHHHHH”

Sunday morning Lucy found her Easter basket and all kinds of goodies inside.

Jack also had an Easter basket that was full of baby food and some new outfits, as well as the ABCs of “Star Wars” book.

Lucy needed to check out the book first though before it was good enough for Jack.

Everybody got some new shirts for Easter as well.
We sure are a good looking bunch.

The Easter Bunny hid the eggs Lucy colored at my parent’s house for her to go find.
Her favorite egg is the Perry the Platypus egg.

Since it is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, it seemed appropriate to take some flowers to Larianns grave.
Lucy complains from time to time that resurrection sure is taking along time. We all have faith though that it will happen some day and we all be together again as a family, just maybe not as soon as some of us would like.

April 3, 2012

The 200th Post

My blog has now reached a new milestone. This is the 200th post, yes the bicentennial of posts. It’s been a long fun journey here on the internet, I took the time go and review some of the stats of my blog over the last 200 posts.

It all began on November 3, 2007 with my inaugural post “Welcome to Totally Scott”, a humble beginning for such a great work.
At that time I was working for Southwest Ambulance in Salt Lake City, Lucy was six months old and I was married to Lariann.

After a few posts my blog got a much needed makeover from my friend Dave, who is a graphic artist.

Dave gave it the title “Great Scott” and made the logo, it was inspired by the “Back to the Future” movies where Doc Brown often utters the phrase, “Great Scott”.

My 100th post, which passed unceremoniously, was “Turning 30”, which chronicled my 30th birthday.
At that time I was working for the Church Security Department, Lucy was 2 and a half and Lariann had passed away just a few months prior.

Now here at the 200th post I am still working for the Church Security Department, I am married to Ariane, Lucy is five and Jack is seven months old.
At lot has changed for me in the last 200 posts.

The number one foreign country viewing my blog is the United Kingdom with 686 hits.
Followed by Canada and Germany

The search keywords that bring up the most hits for my blog are Manute Bol.
I did post on him after his untimely death in June of 2010, "Manute Bol".

The most visited post of mine was my "NCAA Mascots" post back in 2009. Apparently when people did a search for mascots such as the Wake Forest or Syracuse mascots my blog was brought up.
I had 2,585 page views of that post.

The person who has posted the most comments is my good friend and creative consultant for my blog Dave Barton.

The most popular topic is Lucy.

The most commented on post was “Here’s Jack”, about Jacks birth.

My blog had its most page views in June of 2011, which was when we were running the polls to try and decide on a "Manly Name" for our upcoming baby. There were 1,970 views that month.

I can’t wait to see where life has taking me when I reach the 300th post on this blog.