Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things I Have Found In This Dog's Mouth... This Week:

A nickel
A penny
A chunk of 2X4 wood
A water bottle lid
An empty water bottle (sans lid)
Part of a sprinkler
A hanger
A rock
Dog food (I thought it was a chocolate chip, my bad)
A sponge
Needle nose pliers
And that's only the things I remember...
Whenever I find her with something I give her the dreaded Librarian Look. It's about as effective on Lucy as it is on Collin.
Marley and Oso were NEVER this much trouble.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kade and Lana are in Town!

My brother-in-law, Kade, and his wife, Lana, are visiting from out of state. They brought two of their kids, Jenna and Tanner. So we all got together to visit at Grandma and Grandpa's house (Collin's parents). We had a ton of fun catching up because we haven't seen them for a year. Thanks for visiting! (And thanks, Oso, for mooning the camera in the only good shot of everyone...)
The cousins playing with Play Dough (or, more accurately, a knock off version called Mega Dough).Tanner, showing them how it's done.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

How We Spent Our Weekend

Thursday night Collin and I took advantage of the free concerts at the Gallavin Center. We saw M. Ward (who I am now in love with). This was our view of the stage for much of the night.Friday night was the much anticipated Court of Fire. Here are some spectators in obvious awe and wonderment. A blurry picture of the fireworks. Well, the legal ones anyway. I got interrogated by a cop about the illegal ones. OK, maybe "interrogated" is too strong a word. I was "asked" about the illegal ones. Don't worry, whoever you are that brought them, your secret is safe with me (mostly because I have no idea who you are, like I would LIE to a cop.)
Me and my new best friend Tiff. (I went through all our attempts at taking pictures together and I believe this is the sexiest one. We were going for sexy, right? My eyes really DO look like I am on drugs. I'm glad it was too dark for the cop to notice...)
Saturday morning Collin and I borrowed his parents boat and headed out to Strawberry for a day of relaxing.
My idea of relaxing:
Collin's idea of relaxing:

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Tomorrow is the
Everyone is invited! Old neighbors, new neighbors, friends of neighbors.
Jodi and I will provide water bottles (if you want something else to drink, bring it), paper plates, plastic forks, paper towls, and ice cream sandwiches or otter pops.
We will also have condiments and about 4 grills for you to grill your meat.
Bring your blankets, chairs, something to share, and a few fireworks.
7:00 BBQ and Volley Ball
8:00 Ice Cream Sanwiches
9:00 Fireworks
If you need directions, please call me or leave a comment on my blog and I'll call you.
(I approve comments before they post and won't post any comments that have contact info in them.)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yes, Yes...

Harry Potter was just as good the second time. Who wants to go with me when I see it for the 3rd time? Anyone?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dear Harry Potter,

Thanks for not sucking! See you again tomorrow.

Still Your Biggest Fan,

PS Thanks, Jen, for seeing it with me even if half way through you realized you never saw the 5th one.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dear Harry Potter,

I have movie tickets for both Thursday and Friday night so please don't suck.

Your Biggest Fan,

Monday, July 13, 2009

First Kiss

Short Version:
Exaclty 7 years ago today Collin and I shared our first kiss. Yeah, I'd probably do it again.
I love you Collin!
Long Version:
(if Collin is your son or little brother, promise me you won't tease him)
Collin and I were not on a date when he first kissed me. We were with a big group of friends just hanging out. Collin and I happened to be in a car alone while my sister and Collin's BFF Nate were at the door of our friend Becca's house. Keep in mind we weren't dating, we didn't even know each other's last names. He was just one of the guys we had met a week ago (see July 6 post) and happened to hang out with a second time. Actually, we wouldn't have invited them unless Jenn, my sister, made us because she had a crush on Nate (that went nowhere leaving her to marry her wonderful husband, Brett). Anyway, where was I, oh yeah, Collin and I were alone in the car, we barely knew each other, and he started listing off all the friends he had who were getting married. I said "I don't know you but I'd marry you, ask me again in a month." And he said "I didn't ask you now" and I said "Well, then ask me in a month."
Later that night when we all headed up to Sunnyside Park we happened to find ourselves alone on a blanket and that's when we kissed. It was very sweet and took us both by surprise. Neither of us planned it, it just happened.
And wouldn't you know? He DID ask me to marry him about a month later. True story.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Neighbors Beware

My brother who lives a few blocks away from us (just north of the main park) was out of town for the weekend and his home was robbed. Not just a TV or a few grab and run items; it was ransacked from TOP to BOTTOM! They got in through the sliding glass door and had to have been there for a couple hours just hauling away possessions, important paperwork, everything. They even took my sister-in-law's wedding rings. Just sad.
So please, beware!
*Neighborhood Watch has been notified. Still, tell your neighbors and spread the word to be vigilant. Also, they did not have a peice of wood at the base of the sliding glass door. They probably will now...

Farmer's Market

Collin and I spent yesterday morning at the Farmer's Market down town. We bought some fancy jelly and saw a lot of things we wouldn't mind buying. Good thing the jelly was the only thing we didn't consider too big to haul around.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Who Knew?

I'm not really a fan of earrings. In fact, the last time I wore any was at my sister's wedding because she made all the bridesmaids where them. I didn't even wear them at my own reception. So imagine my surprise when I bought some while I was out and about shopping today and found that I LIKED them.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Light Up the Sky on the 3rd of July

Yesterday we headed up to my mom's house for fireworks. The golf course just up the street has them every year on the 3rd. They had music and dancing. Here is my mom dancing with my nephew Carter. And Jenny dancing/standing with her little boy, Alex.Oh yeah. I'm patriotic.
Before we walked over to the fireworks we had a BBQ in my mom's backyard.
My nephews Braxton and Carter.What happens when you agree to let Braxton and Carter take pictures of you:
And, for good measure, little Patriotic Alex.

And, yes, I did sleep in. And it was wonderful.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm Sleeping In.

I don't have to work tomorrow so I'm staying up past 11 o'clock. Ha ha. 5 minutes to go.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Week Ago

A week ago my toes were in this lake. I got to hang out 24/7 with this guy.I got to wake up every morning to this alarm clock (so cute)...Instead of this one.I miss Yosemite.