We did finally have success and found these lovely little penguins to ride down the hills on.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
We did finally have success and found these lovely little penguins to ride down the hills on.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
2. I spent 3 hours in the car with two of my nephews today. Jett sang most of the songs I played for him. My favorites to hear him sing: "Your Beautiful" by James Blunt, "Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield and anything by Kelly Clarkson. He tries so hard, and he almost always requests to hear one of his songs at least twice, especially if he some how misses a word.
3. Seeing a grown man at the gym reading "Twilight" while on the elliptical. Apparently at the front desk you give them your gym pass AND your man card. ;) Oh, and I saw this guy yesterday too.
4. Not having school. Did I tell you I finished another semester? I am proud of me.
5. My mom loves her grand kids and is in heaven when they are around. My sweet momma doesn't know how to say no. Today my nephew says, "Grandma never says no, she always obeys us!" bahaha Perhaps she should start saying no...
6. In 13 days me and my friends are going on a cruise. Yes, this thought has brought me much happiness.
7. The mix CD I got at a white elephant gift exchange. This mix is tops. It really is a musical snack. Who wouldn't want New Kids, Whitney Houston, Savage Garden, Little Mermaid and many other talents on one CD??
8. Being in Chubbuck Idaho. This is my home. I still love it, even if I start to get antsy with in a few hours of being here. It makes me happy.
As you can see I am a happy girl, and this is not a complete list by any means. Just a few highlights.
*I know that I have been a neglectful blogger. I know this post is not what a come back post should be, it IS lacking. I promise to make up for it.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Reasons to love this holiday:
It is untainted by the world. You do not have to buy an enormous amount of gifts. You do not have to send out cards, there will only be friends and family knocking on your door asking for treats and you need not decorate the house.
The crowning event is a HUGE meal. Food every where. Lots of good, good food. People pull out the big guns and show up with their A games. I just happen to adore roast turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, all the salads, pies and desserts. MMMmmm!
Another reason: I like going to the movies on Thanksgiving. You might think it be a bit cruel, making other people work on a holiday. Truth be told, I just look at it as another reason to be grateful. Thank you to all those high school teenagers who work at the movie theater on Thanksgiving. Thank you.
One thing that does make me sad is the fact that all those Christmas fanatics over look this day. Slow down with the Christmas already ok? Let us give thanks for a minute. Sigh. You have the day after Thanksgiving to begin all your Christmas love. Not a day sooner.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I do love the candy, and long for the days when it was ok for me to run from house to house with a pillowcase and ask strangers to fill it with goodies. I wonder, what age is it appropriate to stop that? hhmmm. Too bad I can not do that now, and instead of candy, ask for things like money, movie tickets, lip gloss, books, and other essentials. Just a thought.
Here are a few pictures from the night:
Thursday, October 30, 2008
If you are wondering what one of the most listened to songs on my i-pod is... It's David Archuleta's "Crush." I am not even embarrassed. For some reason I love it. I won't even apologize for loving a song written for 16 year old girls. Nope. I am not ashamed.
I am having a hard time getting out of bed this morning. In fact, I am still in my bed. I ate kit kats and listened to "Crush." Anyone else have this kind of morning?
OK, so as I am typing this I am feeling guilty. Blah. I need to study.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
There is a time and place for the ugly dance.
The time: September 6th, Christa's reception approximately 8pm.
The place: Grandeview, Idaho. The town Legion Hall.
Pretty sure that "Cotton eye Joe" was playing...
Bahahaha! I win the contest for best ugly dancer!
Y M C
I love this shot of Amber and Ty (Christa's brother). They are completely in sync.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I only have a minute, so I thought I would share a few deep thoughts.
Since when is it against library rules to nap? I was at the library yesterday and as protocol I took a mandatory 15 minute nap. It just happens when I am at the library, a nap must be had. 10 minutes in, the security guard taps loudly on my table and yells "no sleeping!" What??!? Really? Who decided that rule? Or does the security guard consider it a sick, sick joke? hhmm
How does one forget to shave or wax HER upper lip? Especially when she is growing a mustache as thick as the Everglades? I was waiting to pick up my sandwich at a local deli today, and glanced over at the women next to me. Baa! She had the thickest chic stache I have ever seen. I threw up a little in my mouth. I know that she must own a mirror because she took the time to curl her microphone head hair do, and I believe she was wearing mascara. How does one not take care of that growth???? I almost had to cancel my sandwich order because it was so disturbing. I tried taking a picture with my phone, but no success. You can imagine it though. Bad, real bad.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The next morning...... Getting Rid ready... and the finished product. She looked fabulous!!
After a lovely ceremony in the temple, we drove, and drove and drove to a little place called Grandview Idaho. Now, I am proud to be an Idahoan but the drive to Grandview made it hard for me to stick up for the gem state! There was nothing. The nothingness made it hard to take a pit stop. One of my driving companions had to go on the side of the road. But, if you were going to pee on the side of the road, there is no more appropriate place than Idaho.
They had a nice ring ceremony at Christa's grandmothers house. I got to do a little wedding walk down the isle with one of the groomsmen. He wore a cowboy hat too. :) The bride was escorted down the isle by her daddy. He threw off his trucker hat just before. Then they skipped down the isle... literally. ;)One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was the cow mooing. I WAS in deep Idaho!! I love it!!
Then we had a good ol time at the reception. A little groovin to some country tunes.
Congrats Christa! Love you!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Dear Stephenie Meyer,
I am writing in regards to the waste of time that you call Breaking Dawn. If I could get back the last few hours of my life that I wasted on reading that I would.
Please do not attempt to write another book. Twilight made me feel like a giggly high school girl. But I reached my giggly high school girl limit. Breaking Dawn pushed me over the edge. It was full of sugary sweet, life is perfect, I am a vampire with a half human kid (Renesme?? what the??!!), a beautiful push over husband, a wolf friend with the hots for my daughter, and vampire sex that just got old.
I am kindly withdrawing my "fanship."
P.S. I will still be watching the Twilight movie. Lets face it, even though I hated Breaking Dawn, I feel that Twilight is still something I can secretly love in a very small way.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Or there are those that may have the opposite effect. You might be able to have a riveting phone conversation, but in person you would rather look at your big left toe, then see their annoying facial gestures.
Then there is John Mayer. My friends and I went to his concert last Monday. I am a fan of his music, and he sounds fabulous live. Seriously, he was great. He was great, just until between songs when he decided to talk instead of perhaps drink some water to replenish his fluids. Honestly he is one that should just sing and not talk. He is so unfunny, weird, and quirky. And that is all I have to say about that. Just sing John, JUST sing.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Brynn, Kristin and Me
Me and Serena. She has been one of my best friends from the day I was born. We shared many a peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches, milk and koolaid mustaches and we could give some awesome performances on the swings in the park. We would make routines and sing songs, to us it was very serious and to us we were really, really talented. Those were the days. The best thing is, I still talk to her every few weeks. She is my oldest friend.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
You know what else? On Saturday night I just found out that the reason why buckin broncos buck is because they tie up their "boy parts" and they buck around trying to get lose. Those poor guys are so uncomfortable! Despite learning of this torturous act I had a wonderful time at the rodeo. Strawberry days rodeo was a good time. Loved watching the little kids mutton bust, the big hair of the rodeo girls, the tight jeans on the cowboys, the bull riding and the strawberries and cream. Loved it.
Still. Where do the homeless get the markers to write their "will work for food" signs??
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This movie has always had a special place in my heart, and to see it in the great outdoors, laying on the grass with your friends while trying to make someones shin a pillow make it even better. Plus seeing Chunk do the truffle shuffle on a large inflatable screen is priceless.
I highly recommend Friday night movies in the park to everyone here in the Salt Lake area. Check out the schedule here.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
A little later I was showing little Preston a picture of my own nieces and nephews.
He looked at the picture and said, "Where is your husband? Is he dead? Is he dying? I hope he's OK!" Thanks Preston, I hope he is OK too.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I draw this really nice guy's blood that is not native to our country. How I wish I could tell you his name!! (it would make the story THAT much better) Blast! The whole HIPPA thing.
I see him a few times and one day during the phelbotomizing process he says, "Anna, are you married?" I of course tell him that I am not. He then says, "Oh, that be good Anna. You are so young, so fresh. Yes, Anna so fresh, so fresh."
Wow. What did that mean? Like fresh produce? Like Ivory soap fresh? So fresh and so clean, clean??
What ever he was trying to say, it sure got me. Really guys try that line. "Girl, you are so fresh, yes, so fresh." It is that easy.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I moved. No longer living in the lap of luxury with Auntie Kay.
Got an apartment with some friends. Liking it. Adjusting to sharing a room again.
Feeling like I am 19 again. I needed some storage space so I put my twin bed up on cinder blocks. Yep, I said twin bed. I really am living the dream.
First day of Nursing school.
Stressed out, wanted to cry- but didn't.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I also got to hang out with my momma while I was home. We had a good time. We did a little shopping, a little eating, some laughing and we went to see "Baby Momma." It was kinda cute. I think if was most fun because I was with my mom, and she is the ultimate baby momma.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So, tell me. This should motivate you to:
1. Put your clothes in a hamper, or the drawer they belong in.
2. Go commando, and get rid of all underwear.
3. Buy all edible underwear. That way it isn't a tragedy when the pooch snacks on the underwear.
Any other suggestions? Which option do you think is best??
I do not own a dog, and really hope to never have to own one. Not that I am a dog hater, I just prefer a pet free environment--And I prefer my unmentionables to be unmentioned.
* This bullmastiff and its owner shall remain anonymous to protect their privacy. You should note that the dog is alive and well, and that measures have been taken to protect it from choking on any other "hazardous" materials.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I went at least 5 times while I was there, sometimes having more than one serving, and not feeling the least bit embarrassed or bad about it.
This is me and the boys on one of the many ice cream trips.
Jett and Luke in front of the mall after I took them to buy Pokemon figurines. That of course made me the coolest auntie ever.
Tommy was the happiest when he was "washing" the dishes.
On the board walk in Ponce.
Me, my sister in law Carolyn and my momma.
Me, my momma and the yummy Puerto Rican feast. :)
My favorite quote from the kids that week
Luke who is 3 and does not have a real concept of time said this when I was getting them ready for church; "But I don't want to go to church! We already went once this year!" hehehehehe
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So Monday when I was in the Atlanta airport waiting to catch my plane to SLC and I got a call.... I got accepted to the Nursing program!!! Happy, happy me! Finally an idea of what I will be doing with my life in the next few months/years.
I have a little peace and can breathe for a moment.
ps- pics and stories from my Puerto Rico trip to come...
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So far my luggage was lost, my pina coloda was bad and the guy took us out to a not so great spot for snorkeling. BUT I must say I still am a happy girl because it is in the 80s and I am on an beautiful island. So what if I had to buy an ugly Wal-mart swimming suit to wear until my luggage got here? I am in Puerto Rico.... not going to work and not scraping snow off my windshield.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
10 years ago:
I was a sophomore in high school.... Awkward stage of life. Had braces. Drove a station wagon with a "wood" trim. I was still pretty hip.
5 places I have lived:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Las Vegas, Nevada
Upstate New York
5 jobs I have had:
Baseball park concession stand worker (the best summer of my life)
What I would do if I became a billionaire:
Give a lot of it away, take care of my mom and dad, travel, quit my job, hire a personal chef, get all sorts of plastic surgery (that's what rich women do right?), take my family and friends on vacations, and buy a house on the beach with a hammock.
Bad habits I have:
I often forget to listen to the answers to the questions I ask.
Not answering my phone.
Forgetting to think before I talk.
Things I enjoy:
Reading, sleeping, trying new things, not going to school, getting pedicures, laughing, singing in the shower, traveling, eating, hanging out with friends, running, Frisbees, hiking, peanut butter,
grape limades, steak, coconut ice cream and my nieces and nephews.
Things people don't know about me:
(I think I am an open book so this is hard)
I am ritualistic. I have a routine that is hard to break...
To some I appear to be organized but really I am NOT.
Mascots (like The Jazz Bear and Cosmo the Cougar) creep me out.
I love to take showers. I shower twice a day quite often.
I like to take naps but most the time I can't relax enough during the day to take one.
I dont have a hobby that I am passionate about and it bothers me. Any suggestions??
Ok..... So I tag Sarah Virginia, Snitty, Shannon, Riddles, and Carolyn
ps- My spell check wasn't working.... so judge not.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I arrived at the gym this morning just shy of 8am. I was just waiting for my trainer to finish up with his last client. I decided to look busy and walked over to the drinking fountain, but to my horror it was being blocked by..... A man wearing boxer briefs and a tank top!! Gooo-ew! Yikes!! It was a rather disturbing sight!!
I managed to sneak around him to get to the drinking fountain, although it took all I had not to vomit. Wowza! This middle aged crazy should not be able to walk around in public like that..... let alone work out amongst others and use machines that other people are using!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
One had a shopping problem. She would come home with loads of bags. They were funny things too. Like 10 tubes of the same lip gloss or the "firming lotion" from Victoria's Secret. The other one had a boy friend back in Brazil. she is 17 and he is 22. I asked if he had a job. No. If he is going to school. No. What does he do? "He is what you call ... uh lasey?" lazy. I told her she needs a new boyfriend. She said her mom says the same.
When they first rode with me in the car I asked if they liked any American music. They named off Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne, and a few others. I am sadly not up to date with the teeny bopper music crowd BUT I did have an old Avril CD. So we listened to that. For my birthday they got me the New Avril Lavigne album. I secretly like a few of the songs. I am feeling pretty hip.
Why is it that you cant go to a funeral and not think about what your own will be like? I know I can not be the only one who does that.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I am not sure why, but I am feeling exceptionally old. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that when you are 25 they can no longer use one box of birthday candles. Birthday candles come in boxes of 24.
Let me not dwell on an extra box of candles. I can now rent a car with out paying an extra fee for being under the age requirement. Yahoo. (That was sarcastic. I never rent cars.)
I am including some pictures from the birthday cake at dinner. My cousin took them with the camera phone, so that explains the low quality. (I really need to start carrying my camera with me)
It looks like my chest is on fire... That's not suppose to happen till menopause right? 25 candles causes quite the blaze!
I couldn't blow out the candles on the first try... I started to laugh at myself, that is what put out the candles.
Happy Birthday to me!