Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My top 3 favorite places:

1) Disneyland

2) Costco

3) Wendy's Strawberry stand

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is how many samples of Chocolate Soymilk I had at Costco.

I think the picture speaks for itself.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Yesterday as I was on my way into church,

I ran into my friend Stella. She is an Italian woman who I have known for a long time. Her sister, who did not speak any English, was visiting from Italy. Her sister looked me up and down and her eyes lit up. She got a huge smile on her face and started speaking in Italian really fast with lots of hand motions. I couldn't understand a word she was saying. Stella translated: "She thinks you look like a Barbie. And she wants to take you home in her suitcase."

Wait.....

"Now she says you can't come to Italy with her until you are married because the Italian men will be all over you!"

Random, but of course I was flattered :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

When I was little, I remember owning a few

pairs of these, Jelly Sandals. I desperately want a pair of pink glittery jellies for the summer. There is one problem. Shoe manufacturers seem to think that the only people who will want to wear these are small children. They are dead wrong.
Which makes my search for these sparkly beauties next to impossible. In one google image search for jelly sandals, half the results were for Crocs. Which only made me even more upset.  

PUH-LEASE

These are OBVIOUSLY not the same shoes.
And anyone that knows me, knows I have an aversion to Crocs. Banana and I are the "Croc Hunters." And we hunt to kill.
If you see any adult sized Jelly sandals will you kindly let me know? I'll even sacrifice the glitter.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You might be a redneck...

"If you have at least one non-working appliance in your yard, or a couch"

We have had our old dishwasher out on the back patio for about a month now.

I'm just saying.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Service Proj



Some of us did more cleaning than others...
Yes, I have my sweatshirt tied around my waist like 2nd grade.

About once a month,

I come across somebody who is obsessed with my eyebrows. Once, in Nordstrom I was purfume shopping with Harvey and Banana. The lady who was helping us went on and on for 20 minutes about how amazing my eyebrows were. When she found out that I didn't wax them or pluck them or anything that just extended the conversation. A few months ago I was trying on sunglasses and the sales girl was doing the same thing. Wierd.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Once upon a time

a few weeks ago, I was at work. It was lunchtime. There was quite a gathering around the kitchen table. Me, the three kids (Chris, Mike and Abby) and their parents and both the grandmas.

Chris (the oldest boy who is 12) was sitting next to Carol (his mom.) The sun was shining on him just right so that when Carol looked over at him she caught a little glimpse of some facial hair beginning to form on his upper lip.

Carol said "OH MY GOSH CHRIS are you growing a mustache??"

I thought for sure that Chris would be mortified at this discussion of puberty in front of everyone. I really thought he would get mad and snap at his mom for bringing it up.

Instead, he got a huge grin on his face and with a shout of triumph said "I AM? YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I WANT A MUSTACHE SO BAD!!!!!!!!"

On that same note, Puff was telling me how one of the boys in his scout troop was announcing to everyone that the reason he was late to scouts was because "I was shaving." (Emphasis in the word shave)

Another boy I know used to keep track of how many armpit hairs he was growing.

I think it is so funny.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I found this treasure at the

bank the other day.
Someone is obsessed with dragons.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

THis weekend we went to a movie premiere

for 10 Years Later. I am in it. So is Leena Lou.
We found our long lost friend Jono (that has nothing to do with the movie) but we just wanted a group pic.
Mommy, Jono, Me, Leena Lou and Puff

Naturally, If a piece of your

tailpipe breaks off you should just improvise with a piece of rain gutter.  
* and yes I took this picture while I was driving, BUT we were stopped in traffic.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Probably the only reason I

like to go to the library.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Every morning

when I walk out my front door I stop and look at this tree for a few seconds.
I love it when it has these beautiful tiny pink blossoms on it :)
Thats the way to start a day off right.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I love my job.

I get to do things like
decorate Abby with henna designs
And turn cardboard, duct tape, spray paint and a popcorn bucket into an ancient suit of armor!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I hope I'm not the only one that

finds my little brother hilarious. But seriously.

Daddy: Umm Miks I was up in your room earlier and I had a hard time figuring out what time it was.

Puff: Why?

Daddy: Well it seems like your clocks are the wrong time.

Puff: One of them is 40 minutes fast and the other is 6 minutes slow.

Daddy: Oh I see

Puff: You just subtract 40 minutes from the time. I like it that way.

Once I stayed up until 3 am

with Pocahontas and Kenz. What were we doing?

Well we were judging boys based on makemebabies.com

It seems that for a while when we started to talk about a male we couldn't even continue the conversation until one of us had jumped on the computer and found out what the child of said male and one of us would look like.

Then we made comments like "Oh no you can't like HIM. Look at what your children would look like!"
We said it as if these photos were 100% accurate.

Don't you think they're pretty accurate?
Behold my child with Pocahontas.

Leena Lou and I

went to Pinkberry 3 times between Thursday night and Saturday afternoon.

Their new mango flavor is so yummy. One of the best things I have ever put into my mouth.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have a slight obsession with

bargain shopping. I have another slight obsession with makeup. 
I was ecstatic to combine these two obsessions together last week.
If you have ever been to England, especially London you have probably seen Boots pharmacy.We loved it when we were in Europe, especially their sandwiches and chocolate. They have a beauty line that is to die for. In the states it is sold at Target and CVS. I found out that our CVS was discontinuing the Boots makeup line.
 
It was all  90% off making most of the items (which are normally in the 10-15 dollar range) 1 DOLLAR!
When we looked on the receipt it was $890 worth of makeup and we got it for $89. It was almost better than the time I found MM his beloved True Religions for $15 :)
We purchased what is probably a lifetime supply (or at least in the Mormon world a "years supply") of foundation and lipstick. And much much more!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Last night, I was in bed reading.

I was listening to my  mommy help Leena Lou study for a Poli Sci test. I was thinking about how perfectly content I am NOT being in school anymore.
This is what I heard:

Mommy: "Ok who is the current speaker of the house?"

Leena: "Umm"

"I know its a woman"

"Nancy"

"Nancy Kerrigan?" she said hopefully.

My mommy and I just burst out laughing.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

On the way home from

choir practice tonight, my daddy announced "you know when you have a bonfire at the beach and all these wierd people start coming out of nowhere to come to it? Well that's like stake choir practice."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The thing about fashion is

that it comes and goes. Things that used to be in style are not anymore. Some people, Like Leena Lou can wear what ever they want whenever they want and look totally cute. Other people, like Kenz are capable of bringing back old trends ("I'm gonna bring back overalls and I'm gonna look adorable!)

I, on the other hand am a combination of those two kinds of people. I am comfortable wearing things that haven't become popular yet. I swear I was wearing huge decorated headbands before anyone else at my school decided to do so. I basically wear what I want but I put outfits together a bit cautiously and matchy matchy. 

Ready to see some of my poor fashion decisions?

The worst part is that I can distinctly remember thinking how awesome I looked on both of these days, which is clearly not the case now that I look back on it.

 

Las Vegas on family vacation with the Stasells.
 
Let me explain: those are overalls with the straps hanging and flopping around. Because back then that was cool. You know. Just to be half-way dressed and not have your overalls buttoned/snapped.

Do I still have any friends??

Monday, March 1, 2010

Last night, Puff wandered into the kitchen

where I was making carmel popcorn.

In his best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice he made his politcal statement "I am Arnold and I have terminated California." And then walked out of the room.

What does this mean to you?

If a store's posted hours are 9am to 9pm, then at precisely 9pm they are allowed to lock the doors and stop letting new customers into the store. It DOES NOT mean that they can kick everyone out of the store by 9pm! My mommy and I found these amazing picture frames on Saturday morning. By the time we decided that we wanted to buy the rest of them, it was time to go to adult session of Stake Conference. So, as soon as that ended at 8:50 we were literally the first ones out the door. A short car ride to the store and it was well before 9 o'clock. I dropped my mom off and she ran in. Then I parked the car and approached the entrance.

The lady looked over at me rudely and said "We're closed!"

I said "Oh I am just picking up my mom shes already in there." And pushed my way past her.

We picked up the picture frames and then were making our way over to the checkout. It was 8:57. Another rude worker came over and announced "the store is closed! You need to go through the checkout and leave!"
As he wandered away I checked the time on my cellphone clock (which is always super accurate.) It was 8:58. In a sassy voice I hollered over to him "Actually we have 2 minutes still but thanks!"

I know people just want to go home and its late and they're tired. But seriously when you are at work you need to do your job WITHOUT complaining.

And without kicking people out when they still have 3 precious minutes of shopping time!
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