Thursday, January 20, 2011


I think it's safe to say that we're all opposed to lying, right? I mean, honesty really is the best most cases.

But sometimes it's okay to lie.

Here are some of those cases:

  1. on your driver's license: yeah I really do weigh 115lbs or did at one point...and uh I'm "close"
  2. at someone's good news that honestly is quite boring to you Oh my excited!! yawn...
  3. When a friend shows up to something and asks if she looks okay - it's too late so the answer is yes
Here are some cases when it's okay for your husband to lie to you:
  1. instead of saying "oh wow. you were kind of a geek in HS weren't you?" you could say, " were...cute" and move on.
  2. instead of telling your beautiful wife that her breath smells like death - maybe suggest an otter pop or piece of gum
  3. instead of saying, "really? you're going to wear that?" in response to a CUTE outfit - just smile and say "you look cute" or "I love when you wear ______"
  4. instead of calling your wife a wolverine due to lack of eyebrow waxage - maybe make her a spa appointment without telling the spa staff that your wife needs some major help

What situations did I miss??

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Remote Rights

So we got rid of DirectTV for awhile because well...we love us some tv. Has much changed? nope. Netflix consumes our lives.

Fred is king of the remote because shows like Veronica Mars, the OC, and anything with Reese Witherspoon are below his standards of tv.

After the last few days I'm about to revoke that crown though. The last two nights he has picked the worst movies (his history in picking movies was somewhat flawed before this as well - underworld anyone? I'd prefer to be beaten).

What were they?
**warning - I may offend some of you bad movie lovers. Fred said if I mentioned these movies online I would be risking a beat down from strangers for insulting some of the best movies of all time. I told him I would take the chance. But please have mercy on my soul - I'm already praying for yours.

A River Runs Through It


Time Bandits

are you kidding me?

1. A River Runs Through it made me hope for the death of all the characters - it was the slowest, most painstaking movie of my life. Yeah sure Brad Pitt is in it and he's the only reason you keep watching (cough-in hopes he looses a shirt at some point maybe - spoiler: he doesn't)Then it ends with an old guy all by himself talking about being alone - awesome, let's get this girl bawling partly because I don't do well with death of older people but because I wasted hours of my life watching that stupid movie.

2. Time Bandits? Fred insisted it was a good movie - I should have left the room after the first 5 minutes. But I stayed and watched for at least an hour before I decided I would rather go to bed at 9:30 than watch the rest of this old-school movie. No, I have nothing against old school but I do have something against a floating head and horrible acting from little people. The only upside in this movie - Sean Connery. Sorry Fred - this movie was not funny. You didn't even laugh.

I think I should get some revenge and make him sit through some of my old favorites that I know he would hate.

Up first would be Crossroads

What do you think?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Part-Dos

We completed the first leg of our Christmas vacation in Utah  and then had a long day of travel due to crazy weather conditions in Utah but made it safe and sound to the dirty dirty. We spent a week soaking up family time, southern accents (I came home with one), and our favorite Arkansas food.

We danced our butts off on New Years with the Just Dance and Michael Jackson Wii games - which I would like to proudly announce I literally scored the same as a six year old if not worse - every time. But I'll have you know I hit every freaking move - the controls just didn't work right when I had them. We also spent a lot of time playing the card game golf every day (thanks dad for teaching us while we were in Utah).

It was really fun to just hang out with Fred's family for a week. We loved it!

Oh and we were horrible about taking pictures. Believe it or not - this is pretty much the only picture I took while I was there

But really - doesn't it fit the whole dirty dirty theme perfectly?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Holidays!

We've been travelling, playing, being sick, shovelling snow, opening presents, laughing, eating, chatting, and having a blast this holiday - but sadly I left my camera cord home so please excuse the lack of posts and pictures until we get home this weekend.

I'll get all caught up then and back date posts like crazy so it's like I never missed a beat!

Hope you've had an amazing holiday like we have!!

minus Fred - who claims this is the worst Christmas to date (not totally but parts because of his back and being sick - stories to come)


Every year we all make resolutions - whether we say we're going to or not - we do. I'm no different.

Because you're all dying to know what mine you go!
  1. be healthy - eat out less. cook more.
  2. drink 64 oz water a day - this will be a struggle but I'm going to do it (starting...tomorrow)
  3. exercise more
  4. be a better friend, sibling, & wife
  5. judge people less so I can love them more
  6. explore my surroundings
  7. be good. at something.
  8. FINISH the Book of Mormon
How are your goals going so far?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The 2010 Wrap-up

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
learned to live away from everything and everyone I'm use to in another state

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember them from last year! but hopefully I'll keep and remember my 2011 goals

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
we got a new neice, a new nephew, and a handful of new babies through our friends

Baby Isaac
4. Did anyone close to you die?
2010 was a crappy year - my favorite woman in the world, my grandma, passed away in June and then my Aunt passed in September.

5. What countries did you visit?
just the US of A - but what a great county it is!

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
better budgetting skills, stronger personal drive, and the ability to say no to cute clothes while working retail

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Nov 29 because it was a good day!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
how embarrassing - finally making AZ feel like home.

9. What was your biggest failure?
taking so long to make Arizona feel like home...

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Fred did - this Christmas was his worst to date - only because threw his back out and was sicksicksick for days

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My first pair of Toms or Fred's school is a toss up really.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Fred getting the gold as a VOLUNTEER with the Special Olympics

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Celebs and the cast/writers of Glee

14. Where did most of your money go?
BILLS - how sad

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
 June in Utah, Erin coming home from the mish, gorgeous Winter Arizona weather, riding Sunny to the Library, spending the holidays with BOTH families, vacations with friends, and new babies

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry because it's Fred's "jam"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
- happier or sadder? happier...much happier
- richer or poorer? poorer to the 10th power
- thinner or fatter? both unfortunately

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
exercised, socialized, crafted, soaked up the sun, explored

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
watching tv, being a hermit

20. How did you spend the holidays?
with both families - it was the best

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
oh yes - with Toms, otter pops, local festivals, BBQ, and gelato

22. What was your favorite TV program?
90210, Grey's, FNL, Bones, Jerseylicious (shhhh)

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
nah, same old same old :)

24. What was the best book you read?
the Help, The Hunger games series

25. What was your favorite film of this year?
How to Train Your Dragon? Grown ups? NOT Inception though.

26. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Pajama chic

27. Whom did you miss?
all of our Utah friends!

28. Who was the best new person you met?
couldn't name just one - I became friends with some great people in Arizona - people that are directly related to my happiness there. I love my AZ friends!

29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010
Whether or not your happy depends on you - change your attitude and you'll change your level of happiness.
When you judge people you don't have time to love them - Mother Theresa