Sunday, May 23, 2010


Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people in this world.
Miss Kiley Barney turned the ripe old age of 15 yesterday. How did she get that old? I have no idea.

This girl has been my BFF since she was born. I really just love her to pieces. Is she not just darling?

She is so happy, optimistic, kind, and lovable. She is always surrounded by friends because people are drawn to her goodness and warmth. I seriously could hang out with the girl all day...and sometimes I do!
We're a good time. Can you tell? Shopping, music swapping, watching all our favorite shows, laughing at pretty much everything...I just love this one. Happy 15th kiki. XOXOXO!

Love that Les

I have mentioned before how much I've loved having my dad close by, and this week, my mom too! This summer will be fun when they are both here for a while.

On Friday night I went to Bajios with a bunch of friends and we got there to find my mom and dad and all their friends just finishing up their meal. My dad asked if I went through my garage. I told him I hadn't because I just went out through the front come? He told me there was a surprise waiting for me.

What to my wandering eyes did appear?
This little beauty.
My sweet, darling, generous, kind, adorable, dad knew that I've wanted a cruiser for ever and ever. He found a great place to get them and surprised me with it!

WOW. I can't even tell you how excited I am.

The remainder of my evening, upon finding my surprise, was spent with friends cruising all over Provo. It was amazing. I see a lot of summer bike rides in my future. Now, if we could just get a little warmth...

Thank you Daddy-o! You really are the greatest. I LOVE YOU!! XOXOXO

Friday, May 14, 2010

a small sample...if you will

Roxanne emailed this to me today. It made my day (times 1,000). It all started with a post on Roxies facebook wall the day after we spent a night playing night games with our friends in a bark filled playground. What happened to sand?

This is said post...

Megan Smith: night games

The following thread ensued...

Roxanne Hutchens:
I love night games. We should wear smarter shoes next time and maybe
the bark won't get the best of us. Marco?

Megan Smith:
POLO! not to be confused with Pollo...spanish for chicken. Let's be
clear I'm NOT calling you a chicken. Although I feel like chicken is
all i hear about these days with Oprah basically throwing KFC in
everyone's faces. I don't even like KFC. I think the fact that an old man named the colonel is frying lots of chicken is a little sad. Maybe there are labor laws against things such as this. But him
teaming up with A& that was a good idea. Rootbeer float ice
cream cones, to die for. Not as good as our frozen yogurt
though...yummm...frozen yogurt. And this is proof that I can tie
anything back to frozen yogurt. ANYTHING. Marco?

Roxanne Hutchens:
Hmmmm. Impressive. Very impressive. Not as impressive as the time that Benita and I decided to create the greatest fast food meal ever. True or False: we called in pizza to Papa John's. Better Ingredients, Better Pizza. As we were picking up the pizza, we cruised right on over to Little Caesar's. For the crazy bread, obviously. Pizza! Pizza!By then we assumed our cinnamon sticks were probably ready at 5 Buck Pizza. How can you beat great pizza? Great price? Now if someone other than Ben and I would realize the potential available here, we would really be on to something.

Megan Smith:
I do recall this evening. I came home to find garbage from not one,
not two, but three different pizza establishments. I don't know if you call this impressive or indecisive. Still up for debate. HOWEVER. I completely commend your diligence and drive. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right and that was clearly your motto as you accomplished this feat of the tri-pizza meal. I feel like your game might have been stepped up a little had you ordered from a 4th establishment and had it timed to arrive right as you pulled in from your pickups. At this point I'd feel like you were really pulling from all of the pizza fronts. All this pizza talk is making me wish i had a frozen totino's to throw in the oven. That is good pizza.

Roxanne Hutchens:
Instead I will settle, only once, for pizza flavored wheat thins. Now for sale at an on campus vending machine near you. Also, Diet Cokes and peanut M&M's will probably be the main food group for me for the next 7 weeks. Since this is my 5th hour of class so far today, I have eaten/drank everything in my suitcase purse. Gatorade. Water bottle. Peanut M&M's. Wheat Thins. Fiber One Bar. and Two pieces of Sugar Free Gum (Thanks Jillian and Bob).

Megan Smith: coke and peanut M&M's. That sounds like a meal fit for a
king. I'm going with DDP and carrots dipped in ranch as we speak. The carrots don't quite hit the spot the way those peanut M&M's do. There is such a thing as pizza flavored wheat thins? what will they come up with next? Are crackers supposed to taste like a full fledged meal? That is a trick. It reminds me of the gum violet chews in willy wanka and the chocolate factory...."By gum it's gum...Wrong.It's the most amazing, fabulous, sensational gum in the whole world....What's so fab about it?...This little piece of gum is a three-course dinner. Tomato soup. I can actually feel it running down my throat..." True or False: I have seen that movie way too many times for my own good.

Roxanne Hutchens:
True. But to counter your over-viewing I have never actually seen that movie in its entirety. Something strange about a man in a purple velvet suit that takes children into his alternate world. Not to mention some don't even make it back out and no one even really seems that concerned. This to me is far more perplexing than a wooden puppet just trying to make friends.

Megan Smith:
I think the whole Idea for the movie was a government funded scare
tactic for children. Good little children get entire chocolate
factories for themselves with little people who do all their work for them, all the candy they want, and they actually speak to each other in song. Bad little children disappear...where they go, nobody knows. A wooden puppet trying to make friends scares me. Puppets shouldn't be venturing into the social world if you ask me. It's like animals know how i feel about that.

Roxanne Hutchens:
these government funded movies have really got me confused. Like
Wall-E. Opened up a whole new world for me. At first I just watched
the movie like a four year old. Completely entertained, and no idea
what's going on. Like Benita*. Talking animals, puppets wanting to be real boys, extremely good looking men who age backwards, or spiders instilling values into little pigs. Just to name a few.
These things are purely fictional, no politicking, and a few good
morals. which is more than I can say for Gene Wilder. Who is just
scary. You just have to question the intentions and integrity of
people like him and Johnny Depp. Dr. Frankenstein? Pirates? Willy
(*Benita once told us that she could watch the same movie over and over again and be completely surprised at the ending every time. I don't know if that is talent or if we should have her memory checked.)

Megan Smith:
oooh the backwards aging man. I had that happen to me one time*. I woke up in the morning and ran a marathon and then by the end of the night i couldn't walk, resorted to crawling, needed assistance being fed,and only wanted to curl up in my jammies and watch disney films. If only brad pitt had been there to experience it with me...
(*referring to THIS DAY in my life.)

Roxanne Hutchens: Benjamin Button. But in reverse*.
(*referring to THIS episode of The Office.)

Now, maybe you don't find that funny. It wouldn't surprise me. We often joke that people probably don't find us as funny as we find ourselves. A friend once told Bentis, Rox, and I that he understood about 3% of what we were talking about most the time because we speak in our own language of inside jokes...oops. (He did say that the 3% he understood he found very funny.)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'll love you forever I'll like you for always...

As long as I'm with you my baby you'll be...

I can remember my mom my reading me that book all the time when I was younger. Reading to me as a child is one of the hundreds of things that I can list of the things that my mom has done to help teach me, and shape in to the person that I've become. She always tells me that I was her little sidekick when I was younger because I was the caboose. I am sure I just followed her around talking her ear off, asking endless questions, wanting to have my hands on whatever she was doing....oh the patience she must have had. (Let's be honest, the patience she must still have...I think I still bug her at LEAST once a day about something!) She has done such an incredible job raising us kiddies.

I am constantly amazed at how much energy she has. She is like the energizer bunny. She is so creative and is always working on a million projects. She is one of the most thoughtful people I know. Her attention to detail is a gift that makes every thing she does extra special. She has instilled a love for holidays in to each of us kids that makes life so fun. It is a true testament to how she lives her life. She makes each day a holiday. She is always so happy, positive, and supportive. She makes me feel like I can do anything. She shows me that anything really is possible if you put your mind to it.

She has such a strong testimony of the gospel. She shows it in how she lives her life each day. She treats people like the Savior would. She is so full of genuine love and charity. She always thinks of others before herself.

She has the ability to turn any situation into a positive one, and reminds me that life is meant to be lived happily and full of joy. Her smile is contagious. I hope I can be like her when I grow up. :)

Happy Mother day to one of the most beautiful women I know...inside and out.

I love you mom!! Thanks for being the best mom in the whole world!! xoxoxo

Monday, May 3, 2010

She's all Gradumanated.

Congrats to this girl. She did it. (She actually finished last year, but wasn't able to walk until this past friday.) Doesn't she look darling, and oh so, sophisticated?
Taking her glory walk.
Rox and I are like two proud parents. NBD.
SO proud of you Benits. You are amazing! Such an awesome accomplishment!! :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Excuses

I haven't blogged in like a week.

I have my reasons.
I wanted to spend allll my time playing with Roxy Roo before she left me for the summer.
Rox, Benits, and I put in some good time, let me tell you. It was a busy, great week.

Monday: Lots of work. Frozen Yogurt with my cute friend Jessica who left on her mission last week. Day 1 of my Interval Challenge Workout with Benita. It was HARD, but good. I'm way excited about it

Tuesday: Work in the morning. Trail running with Cody in the was awesome. Cokes with Roxies. Baking for Jess's going away party. Dinner with Daddy-o at Jason's Deli. I love that I get to see him all the time. Bake off with Benits and Becca, (details to follow), and going away party for jess with all our friends. (So fun!) Benits slept over too. Love when that happens!
The Bake Off
Benits is learning to cook more. We always joke around with her because she is so funny when she messes things up or stresses out about when things go wrong. Our friend Becca is the same way. They decided to prove us wrong and cook a meal for us to show their skills. The only rule was that they weren't allowed to ask anyone questions. It was SO funny. They made Rotisserie chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and peanut butter truffles. Since I had already eaten, I just had bites of the meal and I was super impressed! (Don't worry, although it looks like Benita is baking a baby in the photo above, it's actually a loaf of bread.)

Wednesday: Workity work. Spinning. Hip Hop...SO fun. Hanging out with Roxies.

Thursday: Work. More interval workout. I was so sore! I am loving it though. I was able to play with some friends around here. We went to Carrabbas one last time with Roxies. I paid some visits to some neighbors. I love where I live. The evening ended with Rox sleeping over.

Friday: Work. Benits graduation. YAY! So proud of you ben. I got some way cute pics i haven't put on my computer yet. I'll get there. Finishing helping Rox pack up. Dinner at PF with Rox and dang funny...I swear we just laugh all night when we're together. I realize we have a LOT of inside jokes, but at least we think we're funny, right? We watched the Jazz game over at a friends house, made our way to yozone and then came back to my house, only to stay up until 3 AM watching Youtube video's with Jan.

Why are ridiculous things so much funnier at 2AM?

Saturday: Woke up without enough sleep to say my good byes to Roxies, and head to Spin w/Janae followed by another interval workout. We were exhausted, but it was SO fun I love that girlie! Spent the day catching up with cleaning, laundry, errands. Met some old friends Mark and Matt for a little afternoon rekindling, and came back home for a quick cat nap. Dinner with George, JMan, and Benits at Zupas. Benits and I then spent the rest of the evening shopping and laughing our heads off. Easily entertained. I'm telling you.

So proud of Benita! It was so fun having her sleepover this week...Can't wait for that to be permanent! So sad Roxy has left me for the summer, but I'm way excited for her. She is going to do awesome in San Diego.
I just love Sundays. Church was awesome. We made dinner for all our friends, and I just skyped with my family back in AZ. They make my day.

My only qualm of the week? It's may. Why is there snow?

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  • The Goose Girl
  • All But My life **Just finished this one. It is absolutely amazing. Definitely makes you appreciate your blessings!
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  • And Then There Were None
  • Les Miserables (been reading this one for a good, but taking me forever)

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