Saturday, November 29, 2008

We're Back!

Washington was fun. We had a blast. It was so nice to be with my sister. I miss her so much... and the rest of her family too. Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Were home!

Yahoooo! I'm flying. Thats why I'm so blury.

John at the airport. Home again, home again, jigity jig.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

She pouts in her sleep.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hanging out with the baby.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Space needle & hot chocolate. Well Scarlet is having steamed milk.

Visiting the Si-Fi Museum

I made it to the top!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Waiting for the Seattle Underground Tour... I hear it's haunted.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just waiting to go.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Warning! Warning!

We will be disconnecting our landline phone beginning in December.
Please contact us via our cell phones.
Thank You.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Pathetic or What? I saw that there is a NKOTB concert at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday night ... the night we fly into Seattle and I thought to myself.... I COULD GO TO THAT!! (now I just have to convince John and get myself a car... hmmm)


Wassail, Wassail, A Toast to the Queen!

This is my Wassail Recipe:
2 Quarts Apple Cider (I usually just get a gallon)
1/2 can Frozen Orange Juice
1/2 can Frozen Lemonade
1 cup Pineapple Juice
2 tsp whole Cloves
3 Cinnamon Sticks
2/3 cup Sugar
combine and heat for at least 1 hour in crock-pot
May also add :
Orange Slices
Lemon Slices
Pineapple Slices
However, if you add the fruit slices I wouldn't recommend leaving the wassail out overnight to be reheated the next day. If you want to reheat either leave the fresh fruit slices out or fish them out before closing up the pot for the evening.

Today's Capricorn Horoscope:

You are likely feeling optimistic and enthusiastic about life today, dear Capricorn. You may also be feeling especially sexy, a feeling you should definitely take advantage of! Why not plan a romantic evening with your loved one? Don't hesitate to talk about your dreams of travel over dinner. You never know; he or she just might share your dream. Before you know it, the two of you could be jetting off to exotic lands.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here they are...

My pictures really kind of suck because I don't have super zoom (someday!) If you Want to see some better pictures head over to Alesha's Blog and check out hers. But in the meantime here are mine...

Lets Get This!!

Okay. So Saturday night November 15, 2008 was the New Kids on the block concert at the E-Center in SLC. I just have one word to say about it……. AWESOME!

I went to the concert with two of the most excellent cousins a girl could ask for Jenn & Alesha! They were nuts and were quite a source of entertainment for me during the night.

The concert was very fun and I'm so glad that I decided to go. I wasn't 100% sure that I wanted to go all the way up to and through the opening acts, but when the real show started I was so glad I was there. It was AWESOME. Just thinking about it makes me smile. John has mocked me for the past 2 days because I have a New Kids compilation CD in the car, but I don't care. He can mock me all he wants because I love the New Kids! Here is where I inject a girlish “Eeeeeeeeeeee!!” squeal because seeing them in concert was like being 12 again and being totally enraptured by Joey-Joe McIntyre and the music. It was nice to just let go and be a squeally teenager for the night, dancing right alongside all of the other 30-something housewives that were there.

By the time the concert was over we were all high on love and the adrenaline of such an excellent show. We giggled incessantly and couldn’t stop shouting at each other because none of us could here. We all sounded like we had been sucking helium. While waiting in the parking lot to get out I started a game of count the minivans, but I only counted to five before breaking down into a fit of giggles.

Needless to say it was worth the $20 I paid for my ticket... If I had known it was going to be so great I would have paid so much more.

Pictures coming later. They're not the greatest, but you'll get the idea.

New Kids On The Block 2008 Tour Set List
1. Single
2. My Favorite Girl
3. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
4. Medley:
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Valentine Girl
5. Please Don't Go Girl
6. Grown Man
7. Games
8. If You Go Away
9. 2 In The Morning
10. Dirty Dancing
11. Tonight
12. Twisted
13. Baby I Believe In You
14. Give It To You (Jordan Solo)
15. Stay The Same (Joey Solo)
16. Cover Girl
17. I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
18. Click Click Click
19. Summertime
20. Encore:
Step By Step (contains excerpts from Push It)
Hangin' Tough (contains excerpts from We Will Rock You)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Help! Attack of the housewives!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

$1.99 @ maverick on 200 west in Bountiful.. $1.97 with my adventure card.

Liz asked where this phrase came form so I looked it up.

Olly olly oxen free

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For the 1978 black comedy film, see Olly Olly Oxen Free (film).

Olly olly oxen free is a phrase used in children's games, which is generally used to indicate that people who are hiding (in a game of hide and seek, for example) can safely come out into the open.



[edit] Origin

The exact origin of the phrase is unknown, but etymologists suspect it is a childish corruption of the German "Alle, alle auch sind frei!", (literally, "Everyone, everyone also is free!"), which is purported to have been a cruel joke often played upon Holocaust victims by their jailers. At any particular time, a prisoner might be released, immediately upon which the phrase would be shouted. Any other prisoners who also left would be killed further down the road by Nazi soldiers.[citation needed]

Gordon Leeman. WWII: The True Story. 1987.

William Cartel. History of Germany. Revised and Expanded. 1815-1990.

The etymology above is highly suspect, though ingenious, as the phrase was almost certainly in use long before WWII.[citation needed] The phrase referred to is also not proper German. That would be "Alle, alle sind auch frei!" or better "Alle anderen sind auch frei!" (Everyone else is also free).

Another theory is that it is a corruption of the phrase, "calling all the outs in free".

[edit] Use

The phrase can also be used to coordinate hidden players in the game "kick the can", where a group of children hide within a given radius and a "seeker" is left to guard a can filled with rocks. The seeker has to try to find the "hiders" without allowing them to sneak in and kick the can. In many areas the phrase used is "Ally Ally In Come Free" which is a way to tell all hidden that is time to start the game of trying to get in to the can without being caught. Another phrase that has a similar meaning and possibly similar root is "come out, come out, wherever you are."

Books are friends not food

The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7) by C.S. Lewis
Now that I have finished reading this book I really just don't know what to say about it. It was so hard to get into in the first 100 pages until the children showed up... and then after that... meh.
I didn't enjoy this as much as the others. I thought that the LAST BATTLE would be full of war, or at least a BIG battle like in the Chronicles of Narnia where at least ALL the animals and men got to fight for their freedom. But this book with was just the Prince, Eustace, Jill, a unicorn, and a stupid donkey that could do anything for himself. I was disappointed to say the least.
And the End?! what was up with that? Such a lame ending to a wonderful series of books. I think I'm just going to strike the last 2 books out of Existence and just be happy with the story ending at the end of Dawn Treader.
Quoting someone named Chris on he said:
"And so we must simply be content in knowing that Narnia endures, and always will endure. And that, one day, we will stand on its mountaintops, look out over its endless plains and oceans, and we too shall endure."
I agree completely Narnia will just go on and it's all okay.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


It is 8:30 am. I have now been awake for 4 hours.
I have definitively decided that 4:30 am is TOO early for any sane human being to be out of bed.
Therefore I decree this day as stop working and go back to bed day.
(besides, today IS a holiday that I think people shouldn't have to work on)
So let it be written, so let it be done.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One of those weeks

Hi everybody. OK, i had this awesome blog thing I was going to do for Guy Fox day. (Yes I know I spelled it wrong.) Anyway, Then I had a crap day at work that day. I really don't remember everything that ruined it. I do remember that things didn't work out for me again at work; when it came to getting a better job. It was a long shot I know, but this time I fooled myself into thinking this time things would be different. Well, I am still a valued employee. I still have a great boss that thinks I am great. (Four bosses really.) Anyway, I just couldn't take it any more. So I had a ton of time off saved up, and took the last two days of the week off. I know that is so adult of me. It just makes me sick to get passed up again. Now I know it was a stupid self pitty party, but sometimes -not being perfect- means that you have to take a break. While it was nice to relax. It really didn't help me feel all that much better. Then today changed that. I saw an old friend from high school. Now I mean I "saw" them, not that I talk to them. I wish I would of. My bad mood had me coward out, but It still brought back the good memories. So Stacy if you are out there "Call me." I lost your number. I am going to call 4-1-1 I think. Then, at IHOP as well was my cousin Jen and her wonderful family. I only got to talk to Jen for a sec. But she is just one of the best people in the world. "She is also the funniest Jennifer's I know." I was going to talk to her, but I was tyring to herd the family. Which leads again to why things are going better. Andrea and Mike came down with baby for there Anniversary. Raymond is down too. He is great I just don't know Ray am Kim that well, because I have only been with them on a handful of occasions. We all went out for breakfast this morning. Most everyone was there. That was great. It is great to spend time with family. If you can't say that about your family then I really do feel sorry for whom ever you are.
Well, this is a lot for me. I am done.

Friday, November 7, 2008

What's in my DVD Player?

Starship Troopers 3: Marader - Outside of this movie being cheesy, full of bad acting and trying to teach us a lesson about God. This movie was great. Lots of si-fi killing and very dramatic. If you have ever seen the other 2 Star Ship Trooper movies you should see this one. This one is better then the second one but not by much. The Sky Captain is being controlled by the bugs and he's a nutcase and is helping the bugs win the war. Colonel Ricco has to come in and save the day and the war goes on. That's about is.
Stay - Wow. I don't even know how to explain this movie. #1 reason I watched this was because it had Ewan McGregor and for a bonus it also had Ryan Gosling whom I also find easy to look at. The story is of a Psychiatrist who takes over a patient from a sick colleague. the patient has some serious mental issues and is planning on dying at midnight on his 21st birthday. So Sam (the psychiatrist) has to find him and stop him before it's too late. Turns out it was all a weird dream of a man dying in the road and imagining the people standing above him into this weird little world. It was pretty good, but confusing.
Muppet Treasure Island - I saw this in the theater when it came out in 1996. I thought it was great back then, but I have lowered my appraisal of it to just "pretty good". first of all the boy who played Jim Hawkins has such a weak singing voice and so darn girly. He was cute back then because he reminded me of Jonathan Brandis, but now, he just bothers me. Tim Curry can not sing. Ack! Who ever told him he could should be shot. But the Muppets... They were perfect as always and so very entertaining. You can never go wrong mixing Muppets and Pirates. Arrrgh!
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - A few days ago John randomly asked me "Why does everybody hate Jar Jar Binks?" and I laughed and asked him if he was serious! He's a horrible character. He drives me crazy and I would have The Phantom Menace higher of my list of movies I love if it wasn't for him. So in honor of John's silly question we pulled this one off the shelf and put it in before bed. Jar Jar hadn't been on screen for more then two minutes before john said "I remember why now. Thank you for reminding me." Unfortunately I was having a hard time watching the movie because I was reading and watching at the same time so I had to close my book to give Master Qui-Gon my full attention. But once I did that John and I fell fast asleep. I never even got to see the Pod Races.
The Bucket List - Jack Nicolson and Morgan Freeman. Wow, those guys have gotten old. This movie was really touching. It's about 2 old guys who have cancer and have been given 6 months to a Year to live so they decide to do all the things on the List of things to do before you kick the bucket (thus "the Bucket list") Well Morgan Freeman has been a hard working blue collar worker his whole life and Jack Nicolson is a rich guy who owns a lot of stuff so Jack takes Morgan on a tour around the world to do all the things that they want to do before the end. And in the end they both die and have their ashes placed on top of Mount Everest (I think). anyway, it was a good movie and I really enjoyed it. and yes, you'll need tissues.
Samurai 7 - I don't know what it is about Anime Samurai, but I have found that I love them. In fact I am in love with Himura Kenshin (nobody worry, he is just a fictional character and I wont leave John for him) But I truly enjoy watching these Samurai shows. Seven Samurai is about a village that is being terrorized by bandits (with giant robots, none-the-less) so they send their water priestess to the city to find them 4 samurai. Well she finds one and he says they need 7 so they gather more samurai and defeat the bad guys. The show has several different story arch's: the journey to become a true samurai, finding love where you least expect it, Love does not always come to those who want it, don't idolize others it just gives them further to fall, good will triumph, and Next time you attack with giant robots you should make sure that they are katana proof. This is a Manga/Anime series I would recommend to those who enjoy that genre.

To Use, of Not to Use. That is the Question.

 At nights when I can't breathe I tend to sleep it a Breathe Right strip upon my nose. They really do work wonders and I and always glad for the sleep I can get when I can breathe. However, after a night of using the Breathe Right strips I usually wake up with a headache the next morning. Why is that? is my brain getting too much oxygen? did something crawl up my nose and do a jig in my sinus cavity? I guess I'll never know. It really just boils down to this - sleep with it on and get a head ache in the morning, or sleep without it and not really sleep at all...I guess I just have to live with the headache.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Raisin Wisdom

Stay curious and you will travel to the ends of the earth.

Strangely Silent

I'm sure many of you have noticed that I have been strangely silent for the month of October... What is my reasoning? Well, I have been SUPER busy at work. I have taken over the Altius Health Plan as their Lead Credentialing Coordinator so yes, I now know all the dirt about your doctors (unless you don't live in Utah) It's fun being a Plan Lead again, and I am so grateful that this plan is so easy to work with. Busy work load and very detail oriented, but at least my contact at the plan is friendly, nice, and very helpful.
So yeah, that's the main excuse for not keeping up this blogging thing. What else happened last month... hmmm.
Halloween was fun. I hosted a Halloween party at my friend Holly's house for all her friends because John and I don't have any. I mean sure we have friends, but everyone else has kids so they don't hang out with us much anymore, and the ones who don't have kids just don't hang out anymore. It's like we have leprosy or something. People don't even call us anymore. (well, except for John and Angie... but they're just awesome to begin with.)
Oh well, but while we're on the topic of people calling - John and I have decided to get rid of our home phone. When? soon. It's really just a matter of notifying the proper people and disconnecting. Why? because we could use the extra money and no one calls us but our mothers anyway. So keep an eye out for that notification and be assured that you can call us on our cell phones.
October literally just vanished, and I really have no recollection of what has gone on in the past 31 days. Our schedule is work, eat, school, sleep and then we do it all again. We skipped out on Canadian Thanksgiving this year there was no one to  have it with and we didn't even go out for a turkey dinner. :(  That is the first time in 6 years that we haven't done SOMETHING to commemorate the day.
Church is church. October is always nice because there is General Conference one week and Stake Conference another week so we only had to teach our Sunday school class once during the month. But we'll be making up for it this month by teaching an extra class so we can switch weeks with our team teachers for the week we are out visiting.
We saw "Thriller" that was put on by the Odyssey Dance Theater at Kingsbury Hall, with Lari and Scott. I have now decided that I like Ballet, I like Ballroom Dancing, I like River Dance, Feet of Flames, Tap dancing... but I DO NOT like interpretive dance. Ack! It was 2 hours of my life that I will never get back. Now don't get me wrong, the people who were performing did a fantastic job and I'm sure they worked very hard on their performances. And we are so glad that Lari & Scott invited us, it's fun hanging out with my favorite little sister once in a while.
What else?  ... nothing that I can really remember. I guess we'll just have to make November more memorable, what with trips to Washington, visiting family and New Kids on the Block concert tickets. it's bound to be a winner.

My new chair

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Eve

Raisin Box Wisdom

Bitter and Sweet are both on life's menu.
who knew that the California Raisins were so profound.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I am in love

These are my new shoes.