Sunday, August 31, 2008
saturday night we were invited to a bar-b-que at a friend of mine's. there were a bunch of couples from our ward there and we had a really good time. avery did too - they had a playground in their backyard and her little boyfriend from church chased her around.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
5 Items in My Fridge... 1. String Cheese 2. Reed's Dairy Milk (delivered to my front door every week! the best milk ever ever ever.) 3. Eggs 4. Water (cold water is a must-have. the tap is no substitute. it has to be brain-freeze cold) 5. My famous homemade spice glaze (goes great on chicken, fish, couscous... everything.)
5 Things on My Fridge...1. K & M magnets 2. Avery pictures 3. Animal magnets from my Alton Brown cooking book 4. A picture of Spencer (graduation) and a picture of Zach (Eagle Scout) 5. Training Schedule
5 Words I Hate... 1. Moist 2. Panties (EWWW) 3. Ointment 4. Obama 5. Tarantula
5 Words I Like... changed to favorite quotes...1. "SEXUAL CHOCOLATE!" 2. "I made the Cowardly Lion look like the Terminator" 3. "if by dirtbiking you mean kissing men, then YES, yes you love to dirtbike" 4. "nothing, nothing, nothing traa-laa-laa" 5. "Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash"
5 Items in My Purse...1. A book (today it's Pride and Prejudice) 2. Digital Camera 3. Ipod 4. Water 5. Planner/Wallet
5 Goals...1. Hit the gym every day 2. Be a wonderful wife/mommy 3. Serve others 4. Work on my cooking skizzills 5. Never be one of those ladies who lose touch with current fashion/hairstyles (like the ones who walk around with stirrup pants and feathered bangs)
5 Random Things About Me...1. I dream of packing Avery lunches with cute notes in them and food that the other kids "OOOH" and "AHHH" over 2. I laugh out loud when I am reading something funny or cute. In public and everything. 3. Smokers disgust me to no end. Eww eww eww. But, for some reason, smoking in old movies (i.e. Cary Grant style) doesn't seem gross to me. Why? I have no idea. 4. I can't cut in a straight line. At all. Ever. 5. I one day hope to have an enormous garden. Do I know anything about gardening? No. Have I ever even kept a house plant alive for long? No. But I want to grow corn and flowers and strawberries someday and you can't stop me!
here's a little snippet from our weekend. it was pretty low-key. saturday klayton had to work at the restaurant at noon, but we went over to Ammon Days (a celebration for the town that we technically live in, Ammon) in the park and ate breakfast and walked around a bit. the national guard was there with a huge rock climbing wall, and they were giving out volleyballs and basketballs for a small price (20 pushups). klayton balked at that, and told the guy there that he'd do 50. haha. men.
the other pic is avery in her dress on sunday. she is so cute and my mom sends her the cutest clothes. church was really fun. i love our ward. avery and klayton went to nursery for the first time (okay, it's way too early, i know, but avery is IMPOSSIBLE during church and the nursery workers always ooh and ahh over her, so klayton thought he'd try it out with her). she had a blast. i teach the nine-year-olds in Primary (aka the coolest calling ever) and i'm over Activity Days for the eight and nine-year-old little girls. they are so fun. klayton is on the scout committee and is enjoying that as well. he's so good with the young men. could they get a cooler leader?
other than that, klayton and i pretty much just read books together all weekend (when he wasn't working). we were in the middle of two books. i have been reading him the Twilight series (surprised? didn't think so) and he's been reading me Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. we finished both books on sunday evening. (for my reviews, see me at http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/788935!)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was really cute. I started reading it this morning and finished in a few hours, so it's an easy read, but mostly because I had trouble putting it down. I laughed out loud at the way Hale words things. It was as if she took them out of my head, the main character's little insecurities and gushing admiration of Colin Firth. A super fun read.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
monday night my older brother, adam, rolled into town! he stopped by for a couple of nights on his way to portland, or where he is moving. it was so fun to have him and i really wish that he would have stayed longer. avery loved playing with him and was sad to see him go this morning. while he was here, she wandered into adam's room, found a yellow starburst, and bit through it!! wrapper and all! hahaha. she liked it almost as much as she liked wondering at adam's beard.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
we had a pita pizza buffet for dinner with green pepper, zucchini, canadian bacon, pineapple, chicken, pepperoni, tomato and alfredo sauce and mozzarella. it was deeeelish!
it was so cold! but the manly fire the boys built kept everyone warm. not that carson and shellena needed it. their love kept them warm.
i guess this is what, "say cheese!" looks like.
ahh, the best invention of all time. banana boat s'mores thingys. i had never heard of these before last night, so THANK YOU carson and shellena for showing us the light.
carson was in charge of cooking the bananas. he yelps like a girl when he thinks he's being burned, in case you were wondering.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
which is usually no where at all.