Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pantless Wonder wants to play in the rain....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Halloween....a very belated one.

Why Buy Toys???

She entertains herself with these for hours.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week. Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time--no emailing. Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment.
He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the A & E. He must also make biscuits or cakes for a social function. Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times. The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewellery, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.
During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties. They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting. They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 8:00 am.
A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight,shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favourite colour, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up. The kids vote them off the island based on performance.
The last man wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice. If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right To be called Mom!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Last weekend I met up with my BFFs from 8th and 9th grade in Indiana. Meg lives walking distance to Capitol Hill so we shacked with her, saw the sites, laughed at old pics and ate a lot of great food. I took the 2nd and 3rd ever cab ride of my life and saw the real Constitution (There really is something on the back of it). Need I say more? I have the best friends I could ask for. They put up with me so gracefully. I also have the best husband ever. He had no problem letting this be the year of me. Life rocks.

The White House - tourists get a terrible view, Washington and WW II monuments and..."I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

Washington Monument - Steph's professional psychological opinion...totally phallic.

Wise old Abe...
DC World War II Memorial

World War I Memorial

Dinner in old town Alexandria, VA on the water at Chart House - soooooo good. Overlooked the Potomac which Meg informed me has the 2nd highest body count per capita. That's why the water tasted so good.

Dinner and dancing at Marvin - restaurant tributing Marvin Gae. Everything was to die for delicious!

Sunday morning Steph ran a 10K while Meg and I trotted around and burned a whopping 10 calories.

Hi-five action shot - what a photographer!
BFFs forever in front of the Potomac and Jefferson Memorial

70's Party for Shane's sister Brittany's birthday

Detective Shera Broadchest and Harry Baughtum

He's got moves you've never seen!

Birthday Girl and her Bro - I think this finally made up for all the teasing and dumping her out of trucks.
The Girls and Guys
Three Travoltas graced our presence
The Birthday Girl and Hubby Houdini

Now I'm scared of the law - how 'bout you?
This guy was the biggest crack up of the night

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


K, so we just got back from our San Francisco trip and had a blast! It was the first time I had been back since the day I graduated high school. We were so glad we did it. We packed a ton into three days and were exhausted when we got home. We flew into San Francisco, stayed in a hotel there Thursday night, woke up and went sightseeing in the city - Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, tried to see Ghiradelli but it moved to San Leandro, Golden Gate, etc. Then we headed to Livermore and had dinner with Cindi and Pat in a nice downtown restaurant in Livermore - they totally redid downtown with nice shops, restaurants, fountains, a movie theater and a performing arts theater. The good old Donut Wheel was still there though so we had to get doughnuts - twice! Saturday I drove him to Wente Vineyard and around town - showed him my old house, school, etc. We had lunch with Marie DiBiase, but she couldn't go to the reunion because she had too much studying to do - we tried to get Katie to come out of her house, but she's barricaded herself there because she's a few months pregnant and thinks she looks fat - crazy girl. Sat night was the reunion and Sunday we hit the old 3rd ward and saw some old familiar faces.

Here are some pics, but I have to apologize that I wasn't very good at getting pics of people at the reunion - sorry Emily and Melanie! I wish you guys could've been there - missed you a ton. It was fun - we saw Paul and Amber, Josh Brecheisen and his wife Carly, Tara-Lee and Joe, Melissa Morris and her husband, JJ and his wife, Corey Turnbeaugh and his wife, Brent Burdios and his gf, Brett Abramson and gf, Jill Harkrader and hubby, Emily New and hubby, Kenon Willis and wife, Liz Stinson and hubby, Melissa Green, Debbie Berkhart and hubby, Kelly Fowler, Laura Furrey, Tara Hundal, Steffi Silva, and Stacy Taylor. Everyone asked about you two - all us Mormons have the same story - happy, healthy, married with two kids. :-)

Alcatrez - no time to go in

Eatin fish n chips and clam chowder on the Wharf - sooooo good! Shane ried and even liked the fish - he wouldn't go near the chowder though (bad seafood experiences on his mission)!

My fav - the sea lions. You just can't help but be happy around them.

Golden Gate Bridge and SF on the left

Awwwww - the old house. Good times.

Taking a break at Hagemann Park - we passed your house Emily. Brought back many a good memory!

At the Reunion

The Morning After - just like old times.

Saying goodbye to Baby Sy - he's two weeks old and we couldn't get enough of him. Such a quiet and sweet baby.