Saturday, January 24, 2009

25 Random things you never knew or never wanted to know about me.

My friend tagged me on facebook where I'm supposed to come up with 25 random facts about me. Since I'm not quite sure how I post the tag thing on fb I'll just put it on my blog. That count's right? If you want, give it a try. It was actually kind of fun! Did anyone know any of these things about me?

1. I love the rain.
2. My favorite color is blue with green running a close second.
3. My dream home is in the mountain's by a lake...but not too far away from a mall.
4. I always wanted to be 6 feet tall....missed it by 2 inches.
5. When I was little I wanted to be an Archaeologist, a Dallas Cowboy's Cheerleader or a Veterinarian when I grew up.
6. I can wave my little toe on my right foot.
7. I can't do the splits. Thus the end of the cheerleader dream. :)
8. I have a cat that can play fetch.
9. Je parle francais!
10. My favorite desert is chocolate covered strawberries.
11. I loved Paunch and John from CHiPs.
12. Bones is my new favorite TV show.
13. I HATE boxing and UFC fighting.
14. I've only broken 2 bones my entire life ... both in my left foot.
15. I love Coke Slurpee's.
16. Most of the time my socks don't match because I hate looking for matching ones in my sock drawer.
17. I have green eyes.
18. I was the tallest kid in elementary school until the 5th grade.
19. If I could pick any super power to have I'd choose being able to fly.
20. I paid $130 to see Celine Dion in concert while she was in Vegas and would do it again in a heart beat!
21. I used to hate cooked spinach when I was little but now I love it.
22. I carry your heart with me, by EE Cummings is my favorite poem.
23. I've been to Disneyland over 20 times and I still love it.
24. I love all sea food except for fish. Go figure!
25. I've witnessed a miracle.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Raise your hand, if you love Santa!

I forgot to add this my last post so here's the last entry relating back to '08...I promise. :) My family meet up in Phoenix this year for Christmas and we had a blast! My little nieces are just the cutest little girls on the planet! You just can't pass up spending Christmas them when they're that cute. Now if they were only kind of cute, then sure, I pass it up, but they're adorable! :) I drove down with my sister and her family. First stop was in Kanab, the redrocks were all sprinkled with snow, beautiful. Next we stopped in Flagstaff, AZ to fill a cooler up with snow to take down in the valley for a snowball fight. The girls had so much fun building a little snowman and then running around getting everyone with their snowballs. So cute! The girls made Santa some cookies on Christmas Eve and little P couldn't get enough of the sprinkles. We opened presents Christmas morning, Santa was very good to us, and my big brother Jason made everyone breakfast! It was delicious! He has mad cooking skills, I tell ya. We did a little shopping, a lot of eating and the fellas went to the first playoff game for the Cardinals in their new stadium. Joey won the beard contest they decided to have from Thanksgiving until Christmas. They were all looking really grubby so I'm glad that's over with. Us girls decided we needed to have a leg hair growing contest to give the guys a little taste of their own medicine but then Joey pointed out that Teri doesn't shave her legs anyway so what's the point. :) It was a fun Christmas.

Monday, January 05, 2009

The best and worst of 2008

It's time for the highlights of 2008 post, and playing catch up for neglecting my blog over the holidays, so here we go! Probably the coolest thing that happened was that I got to returned to Paris for the first time since my mission! The reason for the return was because my fabulous friend Claire was married in April. Paris in springtime is everything wonderful you've heard people talk about and more. Really, it's the perfect time to go. It was an amazing yet sureal experience and I wish I'd gone back sooner. I kept feeling like I should stop people on the street and talk to them....once a missionary I guess. I went to Disneyland Paris, walked the bank of the Seine to Notre Dame Cathedral (the pink tree has the side of Notre Dame in the background), saw the Lion King and ate my fill of cheese and pasteries. Delicious! I can't wait to go back! I went camping with my family and great friend Kim at Bear Lake, which was a blast! If you go up you have to eat at Bear Lake Pizza, it's awesome! Camped at up at the Spruces a couple times and went to Girls Camp with MY GIRLS at Palasades State Park outside of Manti. I love camping and am already planning this years adventures. FrySauce turned 5 and I turned 33...yes I remember his birthday(refer to title of blog)! I lost some weight and gained some....not a highlight. Ran my first 5K! Made some wonderful new friends and got reaquanted with some very dear old ones. Here are Me, Heather, Sara, Angie and Keelie, some of my girls from the old neighborhood. It was so fun to see them. My family ended the year with Christmas down in Phoenix. We had a great time together and can't wait for next year. Joey and Teri are expecting a new little Leffler in August so Christmas of '09 will be that little one's first. Can't miss that! Over all 2008 was a fantastic year but there was a very sad event that happend this year. March was a very hard month because that was the month we lost my sweet little Grandma. She was my last living grandparent, my mom's mom, and I still miss her. She was the funniest little old lady you would have ever met. She was 94, had an infectous laugh and could kick your butt playing boardgames without even trying. She gave my sister and me the worst perms known to man when we were little kids and she always had homemade cookies in the freezer she'd take out when you'd come to visit. She LOVED clothes and getting her hair done and wouldn't leave the house without lipstick on. She made friends with everyone she met and never liked to see anyone sad. Her chicken noodle soup and icebox cake were the best in the world and she was always proud to tell everyone around that you were her grandchild. She was one of the greatest blessings I've had in my life and I'll always be greatful that I was her grandaughter. We love and miss you Grandma but know we'll see you again.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

One thing Cougar and Ute fans can agree on ...Barry Switzer is a JERK!

So, first things first...Congratulations and way to go Utah in kicking some Alabama keaster! I had to swallow my pride so I could cheer you on but I'm so glad I did. (Thanks John for helping me w/my U issues.) You deserve all the credit in the world for bringing your A game to the Sugar Bowl and winning the biggest game ever for the MWC. You were nothing short of brilliant and you deserve all the credit in the world! Way to go! That said...did anyone who watched the game want to beat up Barry Switzer as much as I did? What a jerk! I didn't hear the initial comment he made about how teams like Alabama wouldn’t lower themselves by recruiting players where the MWC does, but I saw the halftime show where they made him eat his words! You big jerk! But what should I expect from the same coach who was to BIG OF A CHICKEN to have his Sooners play the Coogs for the National Championship in '84 and has been making derogatory comments about the Y or any team that's not Oklahoma for that matter, ever since? Pull your head out Barry and you'll see that there are some pretty good football teams outside of Oklahoma! Annette, please have Burly Man add him to his "hit list" if he hasn't yet. If I had my own list I'd put him at the top! What a Jerk!