Monday, August 31, 2009

The Plane Ride

This is good enough for its own post. You'll see.

I took the 4:30am shuttle which got me to the airport by 6:30am just in time to wait 4 hours before my flight left. I hung out with Kimmie until she boarded then went to find an outlet to watch some netflix and wait to board.

So I board the flight - which literally was about 95% LDS. No joke. How'd I know? Well, because I'm LDS too so I can tell a little…and the fact that they were the kind of Mormons that find the need to wear BYU shirts, and hats (yes there is a type that does this. I am NOT one of them) kind of gave it away as well. So I'm sitting a seat away from a woman reading a Joseph Smith book and across the aisle from BYU's biggest fan club's family reunion. Thinking this might actually be an okay flight…I get interrupted by guy coming to sit between me and the reader.

'oh well' I think and then I'm overcome by a scent so powerful it's like being on day 4 of a Cataract Canyon trip. I almost started dry heaving. 'Crap. He doesn't shower' was my next thought.

So Smelly falls asleep and the scent lessens a bit - until he stirs and needs to stretch which makes me turn my head and gag. No joke.

About an hour into the flight, Smelly is not only stretching every 20 or so minutes but is also so relaxed that other things are creating a silent-but-deadly scent on our row. My eyes are watering. My head is completely turned toward the BYU folk trying to breathe clean air and find a remedy for my gagging.

The farting and stretching lasted the entire 4 hour flight. By the time we landed and people were getting out of their seats I was about to scream 'Get me off this DANG plane!' with a word change right in the middle. It was hot…the farts were cooking…and he was STILL stretching!

It took all I had not to run off that plane screaming and puking.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Coming Soon:

I'm back! I had a great weekend in DC with my besties and will be blogging about it BUT I am crazy busy this week so a post is coming soon...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ready to Go!

  • Bags packed - check
  • more clothes than days on the trip - check
  • Ward Activity fliers made and divided - check
  • a little cash - check
  • survival food for the hubby (Totinos pizza rolls and pizzas) - check
  • 4 hours at the airport waiting for flight - check
  • trying not to look too awkward taking a picture of myself sitting next to a random outlet in a hallway - check

which is why this is blurry!

I'm ready for my Girls weekend in DC with my besties!
(We miss you Kellie!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I love blogs. I love reading them...and writing them. And I've loved the new blogs of people I only know through the bloggersphere.

Here are my favorites and worth reading everyday (or multiple times a day like I tend to…)

-An Experiment in Poverty. Jasmine is my favorite blogger. I love her honesty, love of life, and pretty much everything she blogs about. I also love that she comments back to you.

-Rockstar Diaries. Naomi is an East Coast LDS but native Utah girl. Her blog is fab. That's all there is to it.

-CommuniKate by TeleGraham. I actually know this one - but not very well (yet!). She is a great blogger and reminds me to take time to do the little things because they are the most fun.

What blogs are your favorite?? I'm always looking for more to add to my google reader.

(Side note: looove google reader)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Wow. It seems as though all I need to blog it and it will be done! (that and a night shift for the husband to be out of the house which equals out of my hair) I started by practicing on an old shirt. It was rough for a little while but after a long talk with my mom and sister-in-law Rachelle I got it all worked out.

Look at that

Cutting out the straps

Sewing on the D rings

And Voila! Look a Hooter Hider!!

You can't even see the baby I don't have under there...or my hooters for that matter. Super easy and really inexpensive. I got so excited I had to run and give this gem to my friend Aubrei who isn't due until January but was stoked all the same.

To make your own - use the link below.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer Projects

This summer, my friend Amanda and I decided that we would start some "projects"- sewing projects. So in preparation for this I brought up my sewing machine from my mom's house (something I personally haven't used once since I got it - when I was 12).

It's now August - and we have yet to do a project. But I'm determined to start.

Here are my projects:

So it's time to pull the sewing machine out from under the kitchen table and out of the box. I'm going to do it. My goal is to get all of this done by the end of October. Think I can do it?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

One of those days

Today is one of those days where I wonder what I'm going to do for the rest of my life.
Where I know that sitting at a desk ALL day might be the death of me.
Where I wonder what I could do that would make me genuinely happy.
When I think about what my 'dream job' could really be.

It's one of those days where I wonder where I'll be in a year.
Where I want to unplug from life and just live.
Where I want to have a disposable income to blow on traveling. clothes. shoes. pedicures.
Where I begin to really wonder about "stuff"

Am I the only one like this? Does anyone else ever feel this way?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Things to love:

• Reading a book on my back porch (current read: Mary Higgins Clark's You belong to Me)
• BBQ's with friends
• A clean kitchen
• A full pantry
• An evening of riding in the golf cart spending quality time with the hubbs while he golfs
• Driving around in Camy (the Camry)
• Thinking about this Falls exciting adventures
• Snowcones
• Counting down the days until me and my best buds reunite in DC (14 left!)
• the upcoming fall season

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Helllllo Gorgeous.

We bought a new car! We'd been thinking about it but had decided against it until we found a good deal. Then Larry (the alero) had some issues...we took this as a sign and made a purchase. This is huuuge for me. It's the biggest purchase I've ever made. We love her.
Anyone in the market for a truck or Alero? And who wants to hang out? We'll drive.

**The purchase of this car does not mean we are pregnant, or thinking about getting pregnant. We aren't. Tying my tubes sounds much better at this point in life. We do in fact love children very much but that doesn't mean we want our own. Who would we give them to when they were poopy, crying, or dirty??

Saturday, August 1, 2009

More Activities...

My parent have lots of toys and we were lucky enough to get to use them while Fred's family was here. We went boating on the 24th where the boys and Grace all tubed for the first time, Christina tried to wakeboard, and Michael tried to waterski. It was so much fun. Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us use your toys! And for giving up your holiday while we played on the lake.

I didn't take a ton of pictures while we were boating. So unfortunately there aren't any of Christina and Michael, the boys, or many at all.

Earlier in the week, we took advantage of my parents 4-wheelers and rode them around Cache Valley. It was so much fun! It was also the first time I'd been on one since I crashed my dad's last year. I won't lie - it took me awhile to feel okay on one again!

We wish we had our own