Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work Christmas Card

My partner in crime at work and I always get Christmas Cards made for our co-workers or just random people in our building. It started out as a joke four years ago and's still kind of a joke. We pick a different place in the building each year, make up the cards and send them out to unsuspecting victims. We only print out 10 of them so they could be considered a collectors item....yeah, they really aren't. It's just something fun to do. This is our picture from this year's card. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No one says it better than Linus...

This time of year tends to get a little crazy. There are millions of things that need to be done before the 25th and if your anything like me you have your list that your frantically trying to cross off before you run out of time. It's pretty easy to be distracted from the true meaning of Christmas, so I thought I'd post a little something to help us refocus on what this wonderful time of year is really all about.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Don't worry, it's just chocolate.....or is it?

Friday's are one of my favorite days, one, because I don't have to go to work and, two, because it's Dance Dance Revolution day at Annette's house after we go to the gym. It's our little reward for going to the gym all week and heck, we just really like to play DDR! So last Friday, after DDR, Annette and I were sitting talking, while her cute little kids were running around when all of the sudden Annette notices a blob of brown stuff on the computer desk. It looked pretty suspiciously like poop to me so I wasn't going anywhere near it.
Good ol' Net is a lot tougher then me, because she swipes it off the desk with her finger, smells it and says, "Oh good, it's only chocolate." Now not being a mother myself, I'm not quite used to having to tell the difference between chocolate and poop but one thing is for sure. You couldn't pay me $1000 to stick my finger in a brown blob of something that looks like poop and then smell it. I was torn between laughing my head off and dry heaving! Annette, you are the WOMAN!!! All I know is that if mother's actually received a salary for taking care of kids you deserve HAZMAT pay or at least a HUGE bonus for going above and beyond the call of duty....or should I say doodie! Hee Hee! Tell the "Burly Man" you need a raise!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Thanksgiving fun!

I'm almost recovered from the virus from HELL and I'm back to work! Good times! I thought I'd finally post some pictures from Thanksgiving. My whole family made it up and we had a great time! My sister brought over her Wii and we are totally addicted to it! We also made it down to check out the lights at Temple Square and they were beautiful! Of all crazy things, we actually ran into my uncle's family there that we don't get to see very much so we took a picture to document us seeing each other. We had a wonderful time and I wish it could have lasted longer.

Here is my 1 1/2 yr old niece playing Wii ski jump. She was awesome! And above my 3 1/2 yr old niece and I are catching up on our Dr Seuss reading. He rocks!

We have a tradition of making "Olive Fingers" with the olive's every year so here's the tradition being passed down to the next generation.

Here's the picture with my Uncle and his family. It was really good to see them!

Little legs get tired walking around so I got to give a fun piggy back ride. I love that little kid!

My family minus one big brother. He was the first to go home and missed the lights. Hopefully next year we'll get him in the picture. We missed having him there.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ugh, I'm sick!

The down side: My body aches, my nose is raw from blowing it and my throat feels like it's on fire!

The up side: I got to stay home from work for 3 days! Granted, that time was spent passed out in my bed, sneezing and coughing with snot running down my face, but I was at home, not work. Yipee! Also wonderful friends like my friend Annette make you homemade chicken noodle soup, that tastes like ambrosia and bring you over a huge steaming bowl. How wonderful is that! And to top it off, she even figures out how may weight watchers points it is for me! She is going to heaven for that!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Things I'm grateful for....

My family, cat, friends, car, bed, jobs, delicious turkey, pumpkin pie, day's off from work, taking naps, being able to see, good health and cute shoes. I'm sure there are a million more things I'm grateful for but these are what came to mind while I was thinking.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

And down fall the mighty Cougars!

Oh, it's a sad day for any BYU football fan! They murdered us! Well I guess they hung in there until the end of the 3rd quarter but it was all downhill from there. Like I said before, I didn't get to watch the game but I got updates from James the mighty Annette's husband, and the tone was not warm and fuzzy. He pretty much told me to forget watching this game unless I was looking to have my heart broken, so I opted out of watching. Oh well. Good luck Utah. Bring back some BCS money we can all share. :) Even without watching the game, I think my heart still is a little broken. :( And that's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tailgate party anyone?

My friend and I started a tradition six years ago at work where we have a tailgate party every year for the BYU vs. Utah football game. It has since turned into the coolest party of the year, if I don't say so myself. :) Everyone decorates their cubes in the office with all the sports crap and signs they can find for their team and we have a blue and red potluck with blue and red food! People get pretty creative with coming up with blue food ideas because let's face it, there are only so many blue foods to bring, but we have a blast experimenting. Here are some pictures of the festivities and the grub I chowed all day long. I really need to hit the gym tonight for, oh just 10 hours straight to burn off what I inhaled.

Here's the delicious blue food table.

And here's the delicious red food table.

Do you see that delicious chocolate cupcake there in the middle? The one with the beautiful sprinkles? Yeah, I ate it. It's now residing on my butt right next to the Bear Lake Pizza that's still there from this summer. Well, I didn't want the pizza to be lonely.

I left all my decorations up when I left this afternoon so come Monday, I'll either be really happy to see them or really grumpy. I'm hoping for Happy! Go Cougars!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm awake ....maybe.

Today is a diet coke day if ever there was one. I was late to the gym this morning, late taking a shower because I came home and collapsed on my bed. I was late leaving home and late getting to work. All of this lateness is my own fault because I just HAD to stay up late and watch Law and Order: SVU. Was the world going to end if I didn't watch it? No, it's all because I saw the teaser they showed while I was watching Fringe or Biggest Loser or something and it showed Elliot getting shot! I love me some Elliot so of course after watching that I was afraid that maybe he was going to die or something and stayed up WAY past my bedtime of 9:00. Thus the cycle of lateness began. Have I learned my lesson? No, because getting my Elliot fix was worth it. You rock Stabler! You can arrest me anytime. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Game of the year....and I'm gonna miss it!

As you know the BYU vs. Utah football game is happening on Saturday. Kick off is at 4 pm and I'm going to be working! I decided to get a second job and I'm immediately regretting it. Of all the games to miss, why this one! Ugh! I hope this isn't a sign of how this second job is going to go. I just might as Net if she'll record it for me and I'll come over after I get off work at midnight and watch it. How does that sound Net? I'll keep the sound really low and not scream too loud. :) No one tell me what happens! I want to be surprised. I guess I'll have to settle for watching my favorite clip from two years ago until then. Johnny Harline and John Beck connecting for the winning touchdown in the very last play of the 2006 game, will forever be one of my favorite moment in sports history. Go Cougars!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Boondocks = Good times!

So this weekend I went on a date to Boondocks in Draper and it was a blast! They have so many activities, we didn't even get through half of them. Well, it didn't help that it was freezing outside which drastically decreased our desire to play on the bumper boats, ride on go karts, or fit in more then one round of mini golf, but they are seriously on the list for when it warms up a little. Inside they still have tons of stuff to do. They have laser tag which was great fun, our team won, and tons of video games to play. They also have an air hockey table, that if your not careful, you just might get creamed on. Yeah, I got creamed. Actually, creamed is a nice way of putting it. Massacred would more appropriately describe the outcome. We pretty much stopped counting when the score reached 20-2, in his favor, and I'm sure it ended around 40-2. You like how my score didn't increase at all? Yeah, he killed me, but it was really fun. Hopefully I'll get a rematch and be able to at least break my high score of 2! Sheeze! If you get a chance to go do it, you'll have a great time.
Update: I got my rematch Saturday night and we kinda tied. We played 4 games and each won 2 so if he isn't too scared to finish it out maybe we can see who the winner really is. What do you think K? :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

I talked to some friends this morning, at the gym of all places, about pizza and I can't stop thinking about it now! There is one of the best pizza places in the world called Bear Lake Pizza and I'm totally craving it. They have one of the biggest pizza's I've ever seen called the Old Ephraim and it's good enough to make you drool at the mention of it's name! I thought I had a picture of the actual pizza of it but it turns out that I only have a picture of the pizza pan it's made in, which is still impressive. The Papa pizza that's next to it is like a family sized pizza from Papa Murphy's, just to give you something to scale it to. I think it's the crust that I like best about pizza, oh and the cheese part isn't too shabby either, but I'm all about the crust. This may weird you out but I'm not a pepperoni or sausage fan for my pizza! In fact, I'd be happy as a clam if I had a plain olive and cheese pizza with nothing else. Super boring, I know, but it's delicious! Sorry pepperoni! Now, before you start thinking that I'm anti-meat, let me clarify! I don't mind the BBQ Chicken pizza or the all so popular Hawaiian pizza either, they are quite pleasing to the palate and would be quickly devoured if placed in front of me. It's just pepperoni and sausage that I discriminate against. That's just the way it is. I wonder if I close my eyes tight enough and picture the pizza in front of me if my breakfast of Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran with skim milk will taste like pizza? Here's wishing for a miracle!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The FrySauce himself!

I've had people ask me what my cat looks like so here you go! I don't wan't people to think that I'm a crazy "Cat Women" so I've tried to avoid posting his picture. But he really is a totally cool cat so why not put his picture up? He plays fetch like a dog! Who wouldn't like a cat like that?

Monday, November 10, 2008

If you were a hotdog....

I absolutely LOVE Will Ferrell and one of my favorite characters he ever played on SNL was Harry Carry! My wonderful friend Annette found this clip and posted it for me so thanks Net! You'll have to click on it to see the big guy in action. I love how he keeps calling Colin by Norm's name. It's a clasic!

So I should appologize....

So the Utes won against TCU and I really should appologize for not supporting them. A friend recently told me that it's not going against BYU to cheer for the U and it really would be good for the Confrence if a team from Utah went to a BCS bowl. So here's my appology to any Ute fan that may read my blogg....I'm sorry that I wanted you to lose to TCU. I should be supportive to any Utah team that can get the job done and stick it to the BCS people. So good luck to you in your next game and may the best team with on the 22nd. There. I did it. I feel better. Thanks John for talking some sense into me.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

So the Cougars are out of BCS Bowl contention and my little heart is broken. But to make matters even worse I had a U of U fan come up to me and tell me that I had to cheer for the Utes now. You've got to be kidding. I was told that it was for the good of the confrence and I should put my feelings aside and cheer them on. Yeah, that's never gonna happen, I replied. No member of my family has ever cheered for the Utes and it for sure isn't going to happen now! Sheeze! The nerve of these people! Go TCU!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wow! It's been a while!

Yeah, so it's only been 3 years since I've done anything with my blog, but I'm back and I'm totally dedicated to getting this baby up and running again. It will just have to be a little at a time but I'll get there so stay tuned!