Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Foolish i tell ya

The wind is sure whipping around today and these fools are out golfing.. i just watched the weather and they said parts of the county we're seeing winds gusts up to 65 mph plus. Sure doesn't seem like golfing weather to me folks. Since we live on a golf course -- the 9th hole to be precise -- I best not be hearing FOUR from any of these guys!

Monday, April 26, 2010

So true.

I got this as a forward and immediately started chuckling! If Utah were to have a TRUE census this would be it for sure!! Okay some are a little extreme... but still a good laugh!

Utah Census Form

1. (Given name)_____________________

2. (SURNAME)_____________________

3. Descendant of:
A. Brigham Young _____
B. Heber C. Kimball _____
C. Laman and Lemuel _____
D. Cain _____

4. Tribe of Israel : _____________________

5. Number of occupants residing in home in each category:
(Listed in chronological order)
A. Nursery _____
B. Junior Primary _____
C. Senior Primary _____
D. Young Women's _____
E. Young Men's _____
F. Relief Society _____
G. Elder _____
H. High Priest _____

6. Occupation [Please select all that apply.]:
A. Amway dealer _____
B. Shaklee dealer _____
C. Noni juice dealer _____
D. NuSkin dealer _____
E. Melaleuca dealer _____

7. Automobile:
A. Station Wagon _____
B. Van _____
C. Suburban _____
D. School Bus _____
E. BMW (Big Mormon Wagon) ________

8. Favorite place to eat the night before Fast Sunday:
A. Chuck-A-Rama _____
B. Hometown Buffet _____
C. Sumo Sam's All You Can Eat Feeding Trough _____

9. Favorite Hero:
A. Nephi _____
B. Abinadi _____
C. Samuel the Lamanite_____
D. Steve Young _____
E. Johnny Lingo _____

10. Which of the following do you bring to church [check all that apply.]:
A. Scriptures _____
B. Franklin Planner/ Daytimer _____
C. Pen/Pencil _____
D. Lifesavers/ Cheerios _____
E. Tic Tacs _____
F. Game Boy _____
G. Big Gulp _____
H. Cooler _____
I. Sony Walkman _____
J. TV Watch _____
K. All of the above _____

11. Do you prepare your church lessons:
A. A month in advance _____
B. A week in advance _____
C. While in the bathtub _____
D. While on the toilet _____
E. During Sacrament Meeting _____
F. Just wing it [according to the promptings of the Spirit]

12. Do you think pews should be permanently equipped with Big Gulp holders?: yes___ no ___

13. How many years has your family sat in the same place for Sacrament Meeting:
A. 10-20 years _____
B. 20-30 years _____
C. Over 3 generations _____

14. How much time does it take for you to fall asleep during a high council talk:
A. 1 minute _____
B. 1 second _____
C. 1/10th of a second _____

15. Which day of the month do you go home/visiting teaching:
A. 31st ______B. 30th ______C. 28th ______D. 29th ______

16. How many church basketball fights were you in last year:
A. 1-10 _____
B. 10-20 _____
C. 20-30 _____
D. You'll have to ask my lawyer _____

17. Which of the following has been your most effective Family Home Evening:
A. Arguing about getting along
B. Having an opening and closing prayer with dinner
C. Gathering around the television to watch, "Dancing with the Stars?"

18. How many times a year do you make:
A. Green Jell-O salad _____
B. Funeral potatoes _____
C. Cabbage and Top Ramen salad _____
D. Turkey , cashews and grape-stuffed croissants_____

19. How many water-filled two-liter bottles do you own:
A. 1-2 thousand _____
B. 2-3 thousand _____
C. 3-4 thousand _____
D. Enough to fill the Great Salt Lake _____

20. Which of the following do you feel is the most secure facility in the nation:
A. Alcatraz
B. Fort Knox
C. Ward Libraries

21. How many structural engineers do you hire annually to insure you'll win the pinewood derby: _________

22. Keeping the Word of Wisdom in mind, how much of the following do you consume:
A. Chocolate: ___ pounds daily X 365 days annually= ____
B. Cola: ____gallons daily X 365 days annually = ____

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Not my kind of day

On my way downtown this morning I was changing lanes when I hit pieces of semi tire tread head on! Pieces of the tire went everywhere... to the side of the car, under the car and over the car. I'm glad I didn't hit another car too b/c it was definitely morning rush hour. I made it downtown and looked at the damage. The consensus (at least mine)... I need a new bumper and there was some leaking going on. SO.... I spent roughly six hours running around trying to get mechanics and the dealership to look at the damage to see if I should even be driving Desi (yep she's been named that for 5 years) with her being damaged and all. No work today b/c of the mishap. Well.. turns out no one can find what's leaking.. so hopefully nothing is wrong in that area. Now for a new bumper... ahhhhh! That'll cost hundreds of dollars. Geesh.. i'm for sure shopping around. Stupid tire tread, it all came so quickly!! And another not great thing... my cute Grandma Young who turned 93 on Monday fell on her hip last night and she just got out of surgery. She is a snowbird so she is in Arizona right now... I hope she gets better enough to come up to her Midvale home at least one last time. Many people say that at that age when they break something it's a hard hard recovery and the usually end up going soon after.

Monday, April 5, 2010

F a m i l i e s

During Conference I took it upon myself to give my toes a much needed makeover. Now all I need is the SUN!!

I also have to give thanks my many blessings!! It seemed the theme for the 180th General Conference was F A M I L I E S. During the two days as I listened to the various talks I couldn't help but reflect on how grateful I am for eternal families. Tears were even brought to my eyes many times. Since I was adopted I needed to be sealed to my family... I am so grateful for worthy parents!! I was sealed to them when I was just a babe in the Salt Lake City Temple. Then 24 years later I was sealed to my husband in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. I am also grateful for the relationship I have with my own Mom. Elder M. Russell Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve, focused his comments on the nurturing nature of mothers saying, “A mother/daughter relationship is where a daughter learns how to nurture by being nurtured.” I am SOOO grateful for my eternal family and never want to take them for granted!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ok ok you got me!

A correction must be made...it appears that I was playing a trick in the last post. April Fools ya'll!!! ((And if I was on top of things I would have posted this late last night but things got in the way.)) So anyway... No, I did not cut my hair off. I played a bit of an April Fools joke in my last post!!! Allison seems to know me too well :) But, I did get quite the cut last month. Like four or five inches taken off. It feels short for me and some of the layers are real short. Most of my hair sits below the shoulder and i'm happy with it. Someday I may cut off all those inches. (Thanks for the support Meliss!!) So the trick came about last night as I was waiting for Abe to get home from work I started playing around with one of those websites that replaces a celebs face with your own. So that's what you saw... my face w/ Jessica Love Hewitts hair. It was a pretty cool site. But now of course I can't find it again because I clicked out of it too soon. Anyway, here's another site I found pretty fun...

And here's a real pic of me... see some of the layers are REAL short and it looks like the bob I had in 9th grade.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Couldn't take it anymore ... you like?

I have had long hair for quite sometime.. years in fact.. so I decided to chop it off! I decided I had had enough and wanted a change. As I was leaving the salon today the lady that I go to took this pic of me. Not a great pic but still a pic. It's crazy to think I just cut off like 7 inches and my hair color is all brown!! Meaning...no highlights!! It will for sure take some getting used to and i'm not sure if I'm okay with it yet?? we'll see....