Friday, January 30, 2009

Tagged- One Word Answers

Oops. So I totally just realized Becca tagged me a week or two ago. My bad!

1. Where is your phone? Here
2. Where is your significant other? Hiding
3. Your hair color? Browinsh
4. Your Mother? BFF (acronyms are totally words these days.)
5. Your Father? Awesome
6. Your favorite thing? Dessert
7. Your dream last night? Forgotten
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. The room you're in? Office
10. Your hobby? Fun
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mother
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Trombonist (yep. Sure not)
15. One of your wish-list items? Apartment
16. Where you grew up? Home
17. The last thing you ate? Cheesecake (oh yeahhhh)
18. What are you wearing? Jeans
19. Your TV? Psych.
20. Your pet? Flushed
21. Your computer? Sleeping
22. Your mood? Eh.
23. Missing someone? Rexburgians (yeah, that's now copyrighted.)
24. Your car? Feet
25. Something you're not wearing? Hat
26. Favorite store? Dollar!
27. Your Summer? Distant!
28. Love someone? Family!
29. Your favorite color? Unbiased
30. When was the last time you laughed? Recently!
31. Last time you cried? December?
32. Something you crave? Smoothie!
33. Why you blog? Connect

I tag... Sarah Jolley!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is me lately:

1. Writing letters to my best friend/brother
2. Doing favors and running errands for Grandma and Mom
3. "Auditing" classes at Mesa Community College
4. Listening to sweet music in the car with Steph
5. Going to my awesome Institute class (Old Testament 302)
6. Listening (wistfully) to Yo Yo Ma on Pandora, and apologizing to my Cecily
7. Working on digi photo projects
8. Digging through family history
9. Working on some sewing projects
10. Chilling with my best friends/little sisters
11. Missing Rexburg!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just had to share!

I got to see these guys live. They are SOOoo adorable.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quick pics

Playing dress up!

I mean-- we're always this cool.

Steph and I went to Target and were actually pretty appalled at all the 80s stuff EVERYWHERE... but couldn't resist these pants. lol. We also found some black leather, shimmery black/purple, silver, etc. And they were in almost every size. But we still hold some hope for modern fashion, because they were 75% off. =]

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Thousand Words

Okay, here's a quick peek at what I've been up to, via lots of pictures. =]

My cousins love to be photographed, so we got out the dress-up box.

The two youngest, Isaac and Lily:

Isaac and me:

Aaron and me:

The oldest, Andrew:

I also got to watch my nephew Kenny the other night, and he did very well! He sure loves his Papa and Aunt Jill.

Last night, my little sisters and I had a party while my parents were on their date. Feast your eyes on THIS!

[If you can't tell, it's Batman, Spiderman, Robin, and Wonder Woman.]

Today we had a hot dog roast, despite the heat, because my grandma had a bunch of old papers she wanted burned. Then we just hung out in the shade playing games and eating gummy bears. Yay for family fun!

Stephanie and her roasting skills:

Mom and Dad hard at work in more sunshine than should naturally be seen in January:

Jilly's s'more face.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Everybody should own a hammock

So, as much as I miss Rexburg, Idaho... I gotta say the weather here in Mesa is pretty hard to beat this time of year.

I have been babysitting for my aunt a lot recently (they're trying to jump all the custody hoops of adoption and have had a lot of meetings with their attorney). They have a really nice back yard by Arizona standards: actual brown dirt with the occasional grass patches(instead of dust and gravel), and two huge trees. Recently they tied up a hammock between the two trees, and the kids and I plopped down inside it to enjoy the sunny afternoon.

Oh man. The two younger ones were cuddled next to me while their two older brothers busied themselves with building a tent out of cinderblocks, old wood, and a green tarp. It took me back. It was like being 10 years old again. Isaac and Lily showed me how they tied a rope to the bar of the swingset for us to hang on to and pull ourselves in the hammock while keeping our feet up. Then Aaron and Andrew finished their tent and nearly tipped us out in excitement because we had to come explore it with them. It made me think-- if their parents had just bought them a nice plastic playhouse, they wouldn't have enjoyed it half as much.

Why can't adults be so satisfied with just "playing," no toys or gadgets or batteries necessary? Here's my advice:

Get yourself a hammock, or build a tent indoors with blankets and chairs; tip your furniture on its side if you have to. Then lie down. Read a book, make shadow puppets, etc. Have some good, clean, gadget-free fun.