Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful List

My friend Jessica posted 50 things they're grateful for and I loved it so I am being totally unoriginal and ripping off her idea.

So here's our list... definitly in no particular order.
1. internet
2. warm chai
3. Moses and his crazy personality
4. Sammy and his mellowness
5. iphones
6. forgiveness from our loved ones
7. Ginger
8. Vanity Fair and W
9. Celebrity Rehab and Steven Adler
10. the economy (this one was Casey's... I gave him a confused look for obvious reasons... his reply, "Just put it down, it's profound.")
11. the early pioneers (again, casey)
12. Books. And our awesome collection.
13. new socks
14. Piperlime
15. our families, of course
16. our friends
17. our jobs
18. the lessons we've learned about money since weve been married (i.e. dont ignore your gas bill 2 months in a row).
19. looking for our new home
20. elevators
21. the gospel
22. The singles ward (where we met)
23. unisom -a pregnant woman's dream come true.
24. the constitution (casey is thinking really hard about his answers)
25. skateboards
26. The Rolling Stones
28. straightening irons
29. Those red boots that keep me motivated to work.
30. FHE
31. swimming pools
32. our church calling which has taught us a lot about patience and how to deal with rowdy kids. (Our kids call Casey "the fun one")
33. irons
34. Tylenol PM
35. I had to delete this one- it was Casey's answer- a guys answer- Im sure you can figure it out.
36. Books on cd (otherwise driving would be a hellish experience)
37. Our dogs learning new phrases like "Go to your bed." and "Go Pee." (we have to tell moses to go pee otherwise he just smells bushes).
38. candles
39. Ginger kicking- it definitely helps with the anxiety
40. our new duvet cover
41. DVR
42. deodorant.
43. our gap discount (thanks Peggy!)
44. cheesecake
45. gadgetry
46. Dr. Pepper
47. target
48. Shark Steamer
49. Gillette Fushion Razor
50. As previously mentioned because I cant stress it enough... our faith, our families, our friends and the upcoming arrival of Ginger. Because all the material things mean nothing compared to these blessings.


Monday, November 24, 2008

A week in review

1. I love this girl.
Ashley came in town last weekend and gave me some much needed girl time.
We shopped.
Well she shopped, and I wished.

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What big belly?

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This is at Red Mango. Mmmmmmmm.
I can't explain the pose.

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2. I saw Twilight.
I really liked Edward the movie.

3. Got Kanye's 808's and heartbreaks cd.
Totally in love with it.
Amazed and impressed at his talent.
Almost as much as he is.

4. Im sick.
Everybody feel sorry for me.

5. My John Lennon bio...
So far so good.
Finally finished with the childhood part,
which in my opinion is the most boring part.
Read about Clapton introducing cannabis (that's what the author referred to it as)
to the Beatles.
Which I have already read about in Pattie Boyd's bio and Clapton's bio.

6. Looking for a new place to live.
Were moving in January.
Casey sent me an email with his first choice.

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I guess for $475 a month he's willing to make some sacrifices.

That's all for now, cant wait to blog about the Utah trip I am currently enjoying.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wedding Video part 1

I finally am getting around to posting our wedding videos.
This is the first one,
the date video.
We knew we wanted part 8mm.
We knew we wanted the A-ha song.
We knew we wanted a bit of interviewing in there.
David Perry did it and I LOVE IT!
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Last year I was sick.
My body was a mess.
And what I was trying was working against me.
So I decided to spend some time in Mt. Shasta
I stayed with my grandfather and my great grandmother.
They are the healthiest people I know.
While I was there I literally ate three things.
Homemade tortillas.
Which my Great Grandmother has been making for 90 years.
So you can imagine how amazing they are.
and fruit.
And I only drank water straight from the springs.
I had massages.
Pressure point treatment.
I even had my chakras read for the experience.
My grandfather gave me a great gift and sent me to see
a man, Gary Bianconi.
He was incredibly wise and knowledgeable about the human body and spirit.
We keep in touch.
This is a video he sent me

About Wisdom.
Which we can all use.

I loved this sentence...
We cant get to wonderful without passing through alright.
and this one...
The answer to difference is to respect it.
What was your favorite part?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My 2 cents in case youre interested.

1. As much as I HATE the days leading up to Nov 4th.
I woke up today totally giddy.
I have a love/hate relationship with politics.
I feel like there is so much propaganda and I cant get straight information from anyone.
Politicians, reporters, journalists.
On the other hand.
I still love and am grateful for democracy.
And I understand the WEIGHT of presidential elections.
BUT I showed up to vote today and found out I COULDN'T
because I changed my last name when I got married
and didnt do the appropriate paperwork
or check the appropriate box.
I feel so unpatriotic.
PS its Obama 3 McCain 8 as of right now.
Which means nothing, just an FYI.

2. I am not a fan of the Beatles.
I dont not like them I just feel neutral about them.
The Rolling Stones on the other hand...
Best Music Ever.
Back to the Beatles...
I am obsessed with Pop culture history.
And Biographies.
So now I am reading the just released "John Lennon The Life".
I've read a lot of negative about him so I am interested what this has to say.
You should read it with me.
Or I'll just tell you the highlights when I am done.

3. I always order extra ice at the drive thru
and never freakin get it.
It's so dang annoying.

4. My lower back is killing me.
I thought that didnt happen until the 8th month
when you are huge.
Guess not.

5. I still watch and love Grey's Anatomy.
But the lesbian storyline... I hate.
Let me be clear.
I dont care that there is a lesbian relationship.
But I hate the too much information.
Basically the explicit sexual information.
It SO unnecessary.
But I just found out via the gossip gangsta
that Dr. Erica Hahn is out!
Her last episode is Thursday
and I am not sad at all about it.

6. People are SO MUCH more kind and warm
to pregnant women.
It's amazing.
I am now considered approachable.

Thats it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hey Amber! Does she look familiar??


For those of you confused...
This is my BFF Amber's mama.
Amber lives in Utah and her mom lives in Vegas
and yesterday at church I turned a corner
and practically ran right into Cheryl (mama).
We squealed and hugged like 18 times
and talked about how much we miss and love Amber.
the end.