Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The day started with a call and a song from Kayleen (step-MIL) then Nik made me my favorite, french toast for breakfast. It was delicious! I could only eat 2 pieces, but I may make him make it for me more often, I think he does it better than I do!
Then we went to Costco and Nik picked out some beautiful multi-colored roses for me. They look awesome on our little table. I love them!
Later that afternoon we met my parents and younger brother at the zoo! I love the zoo! Are you ever too old for the zoo? I hope not. I took a bunch of pictures, and mom and dad took even more. I want mom to blog some of the ones she took of us, I took more of the animals....Here are my favorite of the pictures.
That night we went to dinner at Lone Star in Sugar House, then Nik let me look around in Down East. Found some skirts that I will have to splurge and get soon....
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
And here is Nik and his new toy. He has been wanting a Nerf gun for as long as I can remember. So we finally broke down and bought him one. He keeps the house safe from the Ninjas. Love you Nik!
Monday, September 22, 2008
This is a combined gift from Emilee and Amy. The picture is from Em's recent wedding and we both look GORGEOUS! The books are some that the library Em works at was going to get rid of and she snatched them for me. Fraggles are my favorite. And season 6 of Gilmore Girls. I am only one season away from the complete series....
Below are some of my favorite pictures from the evening. Check out my web gallery for the rest.
(this picture is great cause just moments later Christopher puts a handfull of grass on Sofia's head. And she just looks at him like "why would you do that?")
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thanks guys, it was a great party, and you are so sweet to do it!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
What would your name be if Sarah Palin had been your mom?
Mine would be Stag Tonnage Palin. And Nik would be Bomb Locamotive.
Although, I don't think any self-respecting American would really name her son Bomb.
Check it out! Oh, and PLEASE post your name!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Several days later I come home to see dirty foot prints in my bath tub and no leaky faucet. Yay!
Several more days later we all had notices posted on our doors that said essentially, "Our water bill has doubled. Please let us know if you have any leaky faucets. Also, we have a new policy that any repair requests must be written down so we know we have permission to enter the home."
Ha!!! I win! I was the first! And come to think of it, the only time anything has really gotten done is when I have written them a note about it.
I consider my self a trend setter.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Last night we lost our dear Shish. He had been struggling for quite a while now and I knew he wouldn't be with us much longer.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
5. Please do not talk on your cell phone when you come to my line. I do not care about whatever you are talking too-loudly about. And don't give me a dirty look when I "interrupt" your conversation to ask you such trivial questions as your account number or to sign for the $1000 in cash you got back. I promise that a normal trip to the bank will not take more than 10 minutes. You can call them back. They will understand. And if they don't, they probably talk on their cell phones at the bank too, and this will be a learning experience for them. HANG UP!!!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Well, a couple days ago I went to Smith's to get some milk and some lunch and decided to do the self check out (cause I always like to check myself out...) and the nice lady in the machine asks me to scan my Fresh Values Card and I pull pull out my keys, ready to do just that, when I notice that I don't have my Fresh Values Card. I don't have any of my cards...
I cancel my order, move to another lane and search my purse. Nothing. Five little key chain cards, and none of them are still there. I give the cashier my phone number instead, and guess what? My card was not under my phone number. So I gave him Niks. Oh well.
Now, I realize that this is really not a big deal. All I have to do is ask for a replacement card and they will give me one. And any "points" or whatever that accumulated on my number can be accessed by my phone number, but that was really frustrating. And I cannot find them anywhere! Not in the house, not in the car, not in my purse. Some how 5 cards have disappeared off my key chain. Not one at a time, all at once.
Plus side? My key chain is lighter.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Ok, so here is the funny part. After Kara's birthday party we stopped at Liberty Park. This is installation #2 of Things Nik Didn't Get To Do As A Child: Go to Liberty Park. We decided on a whim that we would stop and walk around. We walked around the dirty pond/lake/cesspool and carefully avoided the goose poop. And that was no small feet. We walked around the cool green-house with the beautiful landscaping and flowers, and through the cement and water recreation of the valley and canyons. On our way back around the "lake" we decided to stop at a bench and watch the sunset and the geese for a minute.
We had not been there 5 minutes when another couple walks up to the lake with a remote control boat. They proceed to drive it around, occasionally bringing it back in to clean off the propeller. It is really fun to watch them play and Nik tells me he wants one of his own. There was much discussion about where we would drive it, and if we would come all the way out here just to play with the boat, when it stopped right in the center of the lake. We watched the couple converse for a moment, and then watched as the guy (Jared) proceeded to strip (not the good kind, but he did take his shirt off, and I was not complaining) and walk out in to the gross, gross lake. We had no idea how deep it was, so we were on the edge of our seats as he slowly made his way out to the boat. By the time he reached it the water was to his waist. Both Jared and the boat made it safely back to shore, but as Nik said, "I wouldn't use those shoes again."
Of course I had my camera and could not resist snapping a couple pictures. Because of how dark it was, and how far away we were, they did not come out very good, but here they are.
We talked to them after he got back to shore and told them where to find these pictures, but it has been a couple days, so I hope they are still looking. If, by chance Jared and female companion happen to find this, please leave a comment to that effect. I would love to know that you got the pictures. They are not much, but hilarious to look back on!