Thursday, September 25, 2008

6 Things

My friend, Amy, has a  funny blog. I am constantly delighted when I read her insightful, thoughtful and funny posts. It is way for us to reconnect  since we grew up together but have not seen each other in many many years. That is 2nd reason why I LOVE blogs.  You get to know old friends, new friends, stay caught up with family far away, be inspired by peoples skills and talents. The 1st reason I LOVE blogging is to keep track of my own family. The funny stories, the cute pictures and a written record of my life.

On Amy's blog she tagged me to come up with 6 quirks about myself. Here is a trip into my mind.

1. I can only have the green side of my favorite quilt touching me. I just like it better that way.

2. I practice conversations that I am going to have with people. Good conversations as well as bad. You can imagine how crazy I am when I have big news to tell. "Okay, so I am going to say, I'm whatever. Then she would say, ASH, that's awesome. Then I will say, I know."

3. I like to have all my books on my nightstand facing towards me, with the titles showing. Then on my bookshelf all my books are color coordinated. In fact, I color code lots of things. My closet, the kids closet, the kids markers and crayons, my calendar and all of the DVDs. 

4. I always touch the outside of a plane before boarding it.

5. I can never eat ONE cracker. I am afraid that I am leaving " its"  loved one behind so I always eat at least 2.

6.I HATE chipped nail polish. Not so quirkie, I know. But I ALWAYS have my toe nails painted. Even when I lived in cold climates and wore socks and shoes all winter. Had my toe nails painted. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's a Deal

I was reading this morning at Everything is Pink about this great offer

Here is the scoop from Jack and Jill Photography.

"Don't live in Utah? Or just don't need pictures taken? That's okay, you can still benefit from this offer. All you have to do is post on your blog and tell a little bit about what I am offering. Make sure you put a link to my blog in the post. Then leave me a comment telling me that you did it and I will get started on your Christmas card. I will be emailing the files to those who participate so you can them printed anywhere you like. Email me the pictures you like to use and you can choose a design from anywhere online. I will let you know if it is something I can recreate or not. You choose colors, font, ect..."

Want a free digital file for your Christmas Cards???
Here is her email
There is no excuse this year for sending Christmas Cards!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Best Weekend

We had a fantastic weekend in Utah. We went to for my cousin, Krissy's wedding reception. It gave us the chance to see my ALL of my family. I got to see cousins that I have not seen in 7 years. It was a crazy and wonderful weekend. 

*Talking and laughing with Natalie and Natali.
* Seeing my children play with my brothers kids. Oh the fun.
* Eating at all the great places. Including cupcakes from Dear Lizzie (thanks Amy for the suggustion. Next time I am in UT WE will get together)
* The beautiful Mountains.
*Spending time with my parents.
* Laughing with my brothers.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Bites the Dust

Crewe lost another tooth on Sunday. Maxine came again. He is getting too big.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

How to Totally Judge a Book by the Cover

1. Want something super light and fluffy to read.

2.Go the library with 2 kids. One who wants a bag around her like her brother. Even though the bag is dragging on the floor.

3. The children section is at a sharp left as you go in the library. Spy the NEW RELEASE shelf to the right and see a book that you have been wanting to read (Take Back Your Family by Rev Run).  Grab it.

4. See another book. It is PINK and cute. It says the word, ROMANCE on the cover and maybe the word SHEET.

5. Chase kids around library. Finally pick out a couple of books and of course a movie (because he NEVER gets to watch TV at home)

6. Check out. Don't look at the books but make sure everyone has a books in their library bags.

7. Next day getting ready to leave for a Dr. appointment. Grab that cute chic lit book that you got from the library to read while waiting.

8. Actually read the cover of what you grabbed:

"Pure Romance in the Sheets"

then see the subtitle:
"A guide to your sexual self and how to pleasure your partner " or something like that. Open the book to make sure it isn't about a girl in New York,working a crappy job but trying to find love. 

Pleasuring Yourself is in bold.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Let' Shake it

Do you want to Dance? And hold my hand? Tell me baby, I am your loving man, Oh Baby, Do you want to dance?

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Year of Books

I love books. LOVE books. I love to read. This past year I have kind of lost my time and troubles in reading. This year I read 67 books. I know that is a lot.  In past years I read around 56 and 40 something. I started keeping track 3 years ago and have come to love my book journals. I usually write a short page about the book/what I thought about the book. I also give it a letter grade.  I sometimes include what is also going on in my life. I can tell when things are busy (no books listed) or if I am on vacation (lots of books read) or if I am really stressed (TONS of books).    But I am happy with what I read, how I spent my extra time and characters I met.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Letter

Dear Ms. X,

Let's be honest. We will NEVER be friends. I think you are very okay and my husband is in love with you. It is not even his dirty little secert. He openly yearns for Saturdays and Sundays AND Monday night. I think you are loud and BORING. Sorry but it is true.

Yesterday when he was suppose to be watching our daughter, I found her outside and he was in the cabin chatting about YOU.  How good you feel. How fun you are.  How he can hardly wait until next weekend when he is planning on being with you!


Please go away.


River Ready

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cupcakes Baby

The Best cupcake place in the city. So good. Since we were there on a Tuesday we got a whole different selection of cakes.  The best $3 spent on flour, eggs and sugar. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


School started for us this week. Finally. Crewe has been feeling left out as all his little buddies started kindergarten a couple of weeks ago. We decided to keep Crewe with us for 1 more year. It really is the best choice for us but the past couple of weeks have been a little bit....lame.

So on Monday I went with him to school. The parents are suppose to go and stay for the whole time. Crewe found me after 15 minutes and said, "Okay, Mom you can stay for ONE.MORE.MINUTE and then you have to go!" 

I guess he was ready for school. Me too.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

More ME

More things about.....ME!

1. Do you like blue cheese?  Not really but I sometimes pretend I do when it is served to me by friends.

2. Have you ever smoked? no

3. Do you own a gun? No.  

4. What do you think of hot dogs?  I avoid. Unless at a Professional Baseball game. With LOTS of mustard.

5. Favorite holiday movie? I really like "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. When the ghost hits him with a toaster, favorite part.

6. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?  In the AM I drink water. Always. My favorite drink ever is an Italian Creme Soda.  Close second is Diet Dr. Pepper.

7. Favorite piece of jewelry?  I love my wedding ring. Duh. But I also love a pair of Perido earrings that Rich gave me for my 25 birthday.

8. Favorite thing to bake?  I really like the idea of making cookies but they never seem to turn out how I imagined. I love the make entertaining food. Baked brie, dips, ect....

9. What book can you read over and over?  My favorite chic lit, Something Borrowed. 

10. What's one trait you hate about yourself? I am FANTASTIC about planning gifts, even buying gifts but HORRIBLE about the follow through. I don't mail items. I don't drop  gifts off. I suck.

11.Middle name? Chisum

12. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment:
          1. My stomach hurts.
          2. I wonder if I can trick Rich to going and picking up a salad for me from Chili's.
          3. I need a Diet Coke.

13. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?  Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke and water. EVERYDAY. I also NEVER drink juice. 

14. Current Worry? Seriously. Too much to list here.

15. Current hate right now? Friends not responding to emails or phone calls.

16. Favorite place to be?  The hammock in my  parents back yard.

17. How did you bring in the New Year? I can't even sad.

18. Where would you like to go? Paris is ALWAYS a given. Rich is really wanting to go to Hawaii. And I would go with him.

19. What shirt are you wearing right now? I have on my nightgown. It is only 5:30pm. Tough day.

20. Do you like sleeping with satin sheets? never tried.

21. Can you whistle? Sort of but not to a tune.

22. Favorite color? Periwinkle.

23. Would you be a pirate? No I get motion sickness.

24. What songs do you sing in the shower? "All-le-wet-a" A french song. I sing it EVERY DAY.

25. Favorite girl's name? If I had another baby girl, today, I would name her Holland. But I already used my Favorite girls name, Dayne.

26. Last thing that made you laugh? Crewe.

27. Worst injury you've ever had? My leg cut opened at Brownstone Gallery. It was so awful and the recovery was painful.

28. Do you love where you live? yes.

29. What's your favorite animal? hello, dogs.

30. What is favorite candy? M&M's. Peanut ones or maybe peanut butter M&M's. LOVE them.

31. Favorite sports team? What?

32. What song do you want played at your funeral? "Who Loves You?" by Frankie Vallie and the 4 Seasons.