Friday, September 30, 2011

Better with Age

I saw this photo over on NieNie's blog and I think it is the cutest picture ever. Doesn't he look dashing in his pilot gear?

President Uchtdorf is my favorite apostle. Maybe because he reminds me a lot of my Papa- they both have white hair and accents. Or because he has a really great sense of humor. I like to laugh during my conference sessions. Also he just seems to speak about things that directly apply to me.

And on the subject for cute white haired men, have you seen this video on YouTube? :)

And just for fun, here's a picture of my cute Papa. Helping my favorite lil cousin Joneaux get some snacks. We've got a lot of cute men in our family!

*Its not fair, men age so well.  They seem to get more handsome and funnier with age. While women, I guess its hit or miss on the cuteness, but why do we get so grouchy?

Thursday, September 29, 2011


A new season has started, yay for one more mindless thing to do! Ok, I usually try not to watch to much TV because it is lazy and I could be using my time for much better things, but those previews just suck me in sometimes! And I have been really good about keeping my house clean (what? yes I have been washing the dishes after every meal, and cleaned the bathroom 3 weeks in a row!) so I feel less guilty about watching all the new shows in the evenings. My lineup for the season is this:

Monday- Parenthood- I've seen past episodes of the show randomly. So I don't always know what is going on, but I like the characters, and I feel like its real. Like things that happen would actually happen in real life.

Wed- Modern Family- The funniest show. Period. And it's a clean funny. Phil is my favorite, “Only we touch our women when they don’t want us to!”  “I will only be checking ‘somewhat satisfied’ on my comment card!”
. But I want the old Lily back

Thursday- The Office - We all knew the day was coming, no Michael. I was wondering what the show would even be about without him, but i was pleasently suprised by this seasons premiere. First off yay for Pam being pregnant again. I'll pretty much watch anything that has to do with pregnancy/babies. And the planking was pretty funny. I don't know about Robert California, I didn't watch the last season, was he on that one? I do know that I like Andy as manager, especially when he stuck up for all the losers on California's list. Way to go Andy.

Also PanAm, which I think comes on on Sundays? I watched the pilot online yesterday and it looks pretty good. I liked the costumes and the glamor of flight in the 60's, and the actors aren't bad.  Recognized the co-pilot (don't remember his name) from the dumb spinoff season of Scrubs (didn't like the show, but I did like the actor), and I've liked Christina Ricci ever since The Adams Family. I didn't expect   the undercover secret service work from the commercials, so that was a fun and intriguing twist.

*Oh and New Girl. I love Zooey, and the previews looked pretty funny. Meant to watch it on the premiere night, but I forgot which night it was on. When I went online to watch it I found that FOX makes you wait 8 days after the air date to watch it online? Lame. So I missed episode 2 too (couldn't watch it without seeing the 1st one), and I am now stuck in a vicious cycle.
 Anyway, I finally watched the pilot and I have to say I was disappointed. Most of the funny lines were already played in the commercials, and it didn't flow very well. I'm still trying to decide if some of the characters were funny or just annoying (rude guy that takes his shirt off all the time). I'll give it a few more weeks and see if it gets any better.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What we've been up to

Trying out Instagram on our new iPad!

Lunch with the adorable Iris

Free icecream at Coldstone

Face paint at the puppet festival

And right now Tate is taking a 4 hour nap, gasp! She's had a pretty bad cold the last few days and I think it has really worn her out. Poor honey bear.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill!

Science rules!

Today Greg Sierra Tyler and I went to see Bill Nye (the science guy, duh) speak at UVU. He gave a presentation on changing the world, and did a Q & A session, and he was totally awesome :)
There were soo many people there, and even though we were almost late Sierra and I were able to sneak up to the front (benefit of being small) and got the best seat! The boys got stuck in the back, where they couldn't hear him speaking at all.
Because of the close proximity He and I had a conversation (sort of), and we made direct eye contact!

Conversation between us - paraphrased:

BN (giving his presentation) : ... See this is back in the day before we could communicate with anyone we wanted whenever we wanted. There was no facebook or twitter. No instant communication.

ME: WHAT?! (loud enough for the whole auditorium to hear)

BN: Yes! Crazy huh? How did we ever live back then? What did we do... Look where we were walking?

Oh Bill.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

State Fair 2011

They had the cutest farm activity for kids. Tate had to put on an apron and get a basket, fill it up with corn to feed the cow. Milk the cow. Put milk carton in her basket, pick an apple and put in basket. Plant a seed, then pick the vegetable you planted. Get an egg from the chicken coop. Etc etc... At the end she "sold" everything she collected and got a farm buck to buy a treat. She picked the rice crispie.

We had a blast!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011


This girl is so big.

For some strange reason I felt like it was time to take off that crib side and make her a big girl bed yesterday.

After, After, After, After

It took a few extra lullabies, which only added an extra 5 minutes onto our bedtime routine, and she stayed in her bed all night!

Greg and I put a few pillows on the floor after she was asleep, just in case she fell during the night. As far as I know she didn't need them.

She woke up at 6 this morning, cried a litttle, then fell back asleep.

At 6:30 G heard some whimpering coming from her room so he went to check and found her, with her owl blankie, standing in her doorway. I think she wasn't quite sure if she was allowed to leave her room or not. She got into bed with us after that and we all slept till about 7:45. What a good morning!

Nap today was about the same. A little extra tucking in, and one more song, and she stayed put.

This morning I got the nice surprise of Grandma and Grandpa taking Tatum to the Sheepdog Championships and Festival, where she had a blast. In her words, "Dog jump in water! Got all wet. Milked cow!"

I was supposed to work, but we were slow and my shift got cut. So I moseyed around Barnes & Nobel, ate a delicious spinach and artichoke quiche, and got a cute wall hangy thing for my kitchen at Pier 1.

Just another day in my awesome life :-P

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Is it Fall Yet?

I'm a summer girl. At least I used to be... no I still am. I still love the swimming, sundresses, snow cones, sandals (apparently this is a list of things that start with "s"), and the smell of sunscreen. I love when the temperature rises out of the bleak lower half of the thermometer and I can bring out the shorts and get a tan. I love my summer vacations, getting to spend a few weeks with my family across the country. I love lounging at the beach and being able to get in the water without freezing to death. I love a lot of things about summer, but lately I've been craving Fall.

I'm craving leaves that change color. Boots and comfy jeans. The couple new sweaters I got for my birthday. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (I actually bought a tub of them this week). I'm ready for crisp air, and a hot apple pie.

September is such a teaser month. Its just starting to get a little cooler outside, but still too hot to bring out any of the aforementioned fall apparel. There is nothing to celebrate, my birthday is past and there is still a whole 60 days till Halloween. When you're in school its the beginning of the year, and that's fun and exciting. But I've got 3 more years until I can go back to school shopping.

The only thing fallish for me this week is that I have a cold. thumbs down.

I guess I need to get some strictly fall decorations. Putting out my witches, jack-o-lanterns, and pilgrims seems a bit premature, but I'm ready for some color in our living room, and on the front porch. What are September decorations? Apples?

Summer, I love you, but it's time to go.
Now please enjoy some pictures of a cute cute girl and some leaves.

Look how little she was just last fall!