Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Gummy Worms. A delightful treat, happily consumed by children everywhere, and Benita Bates, of course. You get this photo because I couldn't bear to post a photo of an actual worm. Had I done so I may or may not have vomited. Why you ask? Well, you just keep reading...(I'm sure the suspense is probably killing you.)
Friday night Linds and I had a shopping/dinner date planned, as we often do. We seriously had SUCH a fun night, and made some great purchases, might I add. We originally planned on going up to Park City to shop, but decided on the University Mall instead. A few hours of shopping left us with tired legs and growling stomachs, so we decided to head over to one of our favorite locations, Jason's Deli, naturally.
Linds was super nice and bought my dinner in lou of my upcoming b-day. After we got all settled with the three kiddos and drinks and everything else we started eating and were just laughing and talking as per usual. I dove into my favorite menu item, the turkey wrap. Linds and I were in some involved convo when I looked down at my wrap were I had just bit, and out crawls a FREAKING CATERPILLAR. Yes, it was alive. Yes, it was in my food. I thought I was going to die. I showed it to Lindsey...well more like I shoved it in her face as I dry heaved repeatedly and she just kept motioning for me to go take it to the front whilst trying not to vomit. So, I ran up to the counter worm-wrap in hand, and showed the first worker I could find. His reaction was pretty funny. He like, freaked out and started saying things like, " THAT IS SO GROSS!" while profusely apologizing, and trying to get it out of my hands as fast as possible. He asked me if he could get me another and I couldn't say, "No," fast enough. He comped my meal, and explained that, "sometimes bugs just come in with the sprouts," Yep. That helped a TON. SO GROSS.
We all had a hard time finishing, post worm excavation. Yikes. This experience was all to familiar to my Mi Ranchito experience a couple years back. I don't do well with bugs in my food.
I'd also like to add that I've killed four spiders this past week in my shower. Now, I understand Halloween is upon us, and even I love a good trick every now and then, but if the Arachnid/Insect population could take their jokes elsewhere I'd really appreciate it.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have awesome family and friends.
Yep, being sick this week was NO BUENO.
But thanks for the meds, and the tweets, and the phone calls, and the chauffeuring, and the Diet Cokes, and the time off, and the texts, and the treats, and the movies, and the LOVE.
You guys are the best.
and, boy am I OH so glad to be feeling better.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
If I were to say I had 19 pillows on my bed you'd be like...whoa...that is a lot. Or if I asked you if you wanted 19 cupcakes. Or if I told you, you had to stay awake for 19 days straight...you'd probably tell me that 19 was too many. Why? Because 19 is a big number. But seriously. 19 children? In one family? I'm sorry, am I the only one that thinks these people are borderline crazy? I mean they have enough children to form opposing basketball teams...although the girls might have a hard time playing in their dresses. Slow down Duggar family...slow on down.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
He's gone and done it again. How Michael Scott manages to make me feel so awkward each time I watch, The Office, is a mystery to me. On the other hand, Jim's speech to Pam...adorable.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It is a shame conference weekend only comes around twice a year...because I REALLY love it. I felt like this weekend was especially exceptional. I was able to go to the Saturday morning session with my roommates, Whitney and Krissy. There were so many things I LOVED about it.
(Please excuse the fact that I look BALD in this photo...early morning did not call for washing my hair)
-"What we love determines what we seek. what we seek determines what we do. what we do determines who we are, and what we become." - President Uchtdorf
-Hearing the MoTab sing "My Heavenly Father Loves Me." Couldn't manage to keep the tears from coming on that one.
-The message of LOVE in all forms...The love of our Savior for us; the love we need to have for each other. It reminded me of LOVE being my theme for the year.
-Having the spirit testify to me over and over of the truthfulness of this gospel. I was reminded of how blessed I am to be a part of something SO incredible.
-running into so many friends! (love these girls from my ward pictured below)
Monday, October 5, 2009
My sister Nichole is the stealthy one. She has met tons of famous people because she's good at just sneaking her cute lil' self casually on in to wherever they are. I'm not so stealth. I HATE getting into trouble, so I'm always timid about stuff like that. Well, on Friday I would have done Nichole proud.
Benita, Krissy, and I were able to scrounge up some tickets to go to the BYU/Utah State game. I usually go and sit with Rox and company when I go, but their seats were in a not-so-squeezable section, and since there were three of us to be squoze (so what if i made up the word...) we just went to our seats. LUCKILY, we were somehow crammed in between this crazy family who went hog wild at the concessions stand. We're talking, Slurpee's, cokes, cotton candy, popcorn, cinnamon almonds...the works. The good news is the boy in front of us was LOVING his cotton candy. I've never seen anything like it. He would grab huge wad, stick out his tongue, and set the wad on there while it disintegrated all over him. We're talking LOTS of drool. It was phenomenal.
Yes, this view was a bit more enjoyable... (please excuse the photo quality, these were taken with my phone)It's amazing how much more fun a game can be when you are right up close! The only problem was there were about 20 of our friends crammed into theses seats, and it was pretty apparent that we weren't supposed to be there. The security folk clad with orange jackets weren't too keen on our presence. This poor tiny little guy kept coming and yelling to see everyone's tickets and we all just pretended to be REALLY into the game...oops.
Krissy, Brandon and I were standing next to some really sweet girls who actually had tickets there, and we asked them if there were people in our seats. They said that there had been people but they hadn't been there for a while. Once the lone security guard saw that we weren't going to respond to him, he decided to call for backup. All of the sudden there were like 7 orange jackets coming at us. Let me give you a visual...I'm pretty sure most of them weren't sure what football was, needed an on-campus job, and thought this was super sweet. At one point I heard one of them yelling, "We do not taking stealing lightly..." ohhh boy. So, one girl came to us and was like..."let me see your tickets right now." I thought we were for sure getting tossed out, BUT I decided to give a last ditch effort to staying front row. The convo went something like this;
orange power trip: I need to see your tickets
me: Ohhh, well you see we don't have any. The people sitting here before us left and these girls told us we could sit with them.
orange power trip: oh really? well we'll just see about that. I'll go ask her.
...and then she did...and the SWEET girls totally vouched for us.
SO we watched the rest of the blessed game so close we were practically in the huddles, giving the players "good games," and telling Bronco our game tips...or something like that :)
We even got to say hello to our friend Jan #84, who had an awesome game.
Friday, October 2, 2009
35 FLIPPING degrees. That is what the temperature read this morning as I drove to the work at 6:00 AM. Yes, 35. You read it right. NOT a type-o. SO GROSS. Is it really time for me to be pulling out the Uggs and the North Face again? This all seems a bit premature.
I'm not ready. I'm not ready for winter clothes, and full blast heat, and getting stuck in the snow in Highland Park on my way to work.
Although...I'm a lil' bit excited for pumpkin flavored everything, my b-day, Halloween, and the slew of holidays that quickly follow...I'm so hard to please. ;)
I'm also SO exited for conference weekend. WOW. I love it. I seriously can't wait.
I've already made my "Conference Question List."
What is that you ask? Well...when I was in seminary my teacher told us a story of a woman who wrote in to one of the apostles expressing some major concerns about the gospel and life in general. The apostle (sorry, can't remember which one...) responded back to her promising that if she'd make a list of questions she had about absolutely anything, and she sincerely prayed that she might have her questions answered, and she listened intently with an open heart, that she would be blessed with the answers to each and every one of her questions. After hearing this story I have done the same thing each time conference comes around. It has been such an incredible experience that I have learned so much from. It has changed the way I listen to conference. Do it...I dare you. It's awesome.
Also...this past Wednesday our Relief Society made all sorts of headbands for Enrichment. So fun...
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