Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In Spirit of Good Sportsmanship

Although, I am glad for the winner.
She would have gotten my vote, ya know, if I wasn't selfish and hadn't voted for myself.
{holy crap I'm gonna be the best t-ball coach, ever!}

Monday, March 29, 2010

If's really can come true...

and so it is.

I'm in the top 5!

What I need now is a lot of love (in the form of votes) to help me finish this makeover journey. So if you have approximately 36 seconds, and internet access, would you be willing to help a gal out?
Go here and cast your vote for me.
Voting ends on March 30th at 11:59pm, so time is of the essence!

And if you are really feeling charitable a little blogging, tweeting, facebooking, texting {heck I'd even take old fashioned face-to-face chatting} to help me get the word out wouldn't hurt either.

I'm excited, but totally embarrassed about that picture... gah!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Life as we know it

consists of this happening this week.

~ finally finishing and submitting my makeover sob story... if (it's a big if)I get into the top 5 I'll be counting on ALL of your votes and blog posts {hint, hint} to help me out. You in?

~ feeling guilty enough to say "YES, I will coach t-ball since no one else can even if it means my son will be on a different team than last year with absolutely no one he knows." Awesome. It actually will be awesome, once I can get through the 50 emails that showed up in my inbox. It's exhausting already!

~ tax refund. Well I don't know if it can really be called a refund since we only paid taxes for 3 months of the year last year but who's keeping track?

~ eating delicious pumpkin waffles, Aebleskiver batter turned into waffles because I don't own one of these, zucchini pancakes, and making homemade buttermilk syrup all in honor of International Waffle Day yesterday.

There's more but life is calling me, or maybe that's just the timer on the dryer. Gotta run. Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Drop Baby, Drop Baby, Drop

I have heard these words over and over and over and over all weekend long. Don't worry I'm not buggin' out yet because it's just so dang cute when your kiddos are singing this together. At this point I'll take anything that doesn't involve fighting between Brynnlee and Kaden.

Thanks to our super cool neighbor, Chris, for jamming out at the ward talent show and bringing this song into our world. We love it.

Are you feeling it too?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

That's the Impression that I Get

Ok. True story.

A while back as I was hangin' out with two good friends after the kidlets were in bed. We were going to be indulging in a somewhat sad chick flick and thus we prepped ourselves:

ice cream - check
movie - check

So, yeah, that's about where the 'preparation' ended. Oh, except for this little doozie:

My friend turns to me and says: "You aren't going to make fun of me when I cry, right?"

I was appalled and even kind of offended that she would even have to ask that question. Let's be honest- I am not the kind of person who makes fun of people. So I shot back "What? I never make fun of people."


That was obviously the wrong thing to say because the look they both gave me {imagine disbelief mixed with shock with a little annoyance thrown in for good measure} could have killed. Then they both burst into riotous laughter. And then finally they proceeded to tell me that they couldn't believe that that even came out of my mouth because, in fact, I make fun of people ALL. THE. TIME.

Well, of course, I had to explain myself.

Ok, YES, I make fun of people. If you do something totally lame or funny YES you will hear it from me for the rest of your life. If I think something you say is crazy, YES, I'll call you out on it every chance I get. YES, sarcasm and I have a personal relationship. Trust me, I know I milk every last drop of fun out of good entertainment but that doesn't mean I don't have a soul. It's not like I would ever be cast as Regina George in Mean Girls. I only make fun of people when it will be funny to us all. Not when you are huddled with 3 friends bawling over a sappy love story.

Well, at least that's the defense I'm sticking with. I know, right? How am I not bankrolling as the best lawyer ever?

So, what's your take on the "making-fun-of-people heather"?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

8 Cows and 40 Years Later

... a little update on Mahana, brought to my attention by the infamous goddessdivine.

This movie is awesome. If you haven't seen it, where have you been? Come on over, I'll introduce you to the wonderment that is early LDS movies.

The first time I remember seeing Johnny Lingo was at a youth fireside. The highlight of the meeting was the reaction of our YW President's 6 year old son. Bob's eyes, upon seeing Mahana returning back to the island in all her beauty, popped out of his head, he plastered a big smile on his face and loudly said Ma-Ha-Na! He was totally smitten. True story.

Do you love Johnny Lingo? Anyone seen the new version? Maybe I should try that one for my kids who do not appreciate this movie. At. All.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Weekend Recap

Weekend Ups
3 day weekend with my man
finally got to see my friend who lives 3 miles away {sad I know}
fun night out with great friends
family bike ride in sunny weather
fun night in with great friends, and a lotta BandHero
an uplifting Sunday

Weekend Downs
playing the organ
playing the organ
playing the organ

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Be Still

Jessica emailed me this article.

I have never faced an earthquake, but I have felt like the earth was crumbling and groaning all around me. I have been surrounded by chaos, and learned to be still. I have trusted in Heavenly Father more than I ever have before and been blessed with peace. So when Sister Laycock wrote this, I couldn't help but nod and feel like we have somehow learned the same lessons even though we have walked completely different paths.

"We were blessed with peace in the midst of chaos. We learned an important lesson: our preparation helped us to avoid panic and fear, but the Lord, in His wisdom, allowed us to experience enough discomfort to know that He has all power. He is in charge. We are nothing without Him. We are dependent upon Him for every breath we take. Only He can save us from death and destruction. He is the way, the truth, and the life."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

People of "A Certain Store"

A while back I submitted a photo to a certain website that showcases crazy things/people at a particular retail giant we all love/hate. (gettin' a little too comfy with slashes there, sorry) I've had lots of inquiries of said photo so here it is in all it's glory. In case you were wondering, no I didn't win a gift card. In fact I'm pretty sure it didn't even make the website. More evidence that I'm really not as funny as I think. Dang it!