November 27, 2007

oh my heck

So, I was watching Law and Order SVU tonight when they were talking about a mormon nanny from Utah.
Anyone see it?
They started talking to some of the nannies friends when one said "oh my heck". I laughed out loud right then.
Oh, the joys of being from Utah.

short but sweet

16 months today.

Where has the time gone?
Your new word is elephant and it cracks me up every time. You also say abuela (grandma in spanish)
You say ok if you want something.
You say I don't know or really I no no which is also hilarious.
You are ripping the Christmas tree apart.
You say mano (hand in spanish) when you want us to hold it. You are becoming quite the little bilingual - even teaching me some words!
She says more when she wants something and done when she is done with something.
You drink about a gallon of milk a day and we are lucky if you eat anything else. You will eat breakfast of oatmeal, yogurt and frozen berries though.
I think Ernie has taken over as your favorite. Although Elmo is still right up there. Too bad Ernie is gay.
Love you pretty girl!

November 26, 2007

food for thought

Earl Nightingale :
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Something I need to try and do especially since I have to go to the dentist tomorrow - ugh. And to document things, I'm going to try and make this.

Have a happy day!

November 25, 2007


To Liz and Darryl -

Way to go on Little Ace!

Now, we all want pictures!

November 21, 2007


I guess since I have a blog I should probably actually update it... so this is going to be totally random.

Here are some pictures of us in New York City (some of the ones that didn't actually get deleted)

We put up our Christmas lights and our Christmas tree up this weekend. I figured if I could buy a Christmas tree at the same time I was getting a Halloween costume and that I could already donate to the Salvation Army at Albertsons, then I could probably put up my stuff before Thanksgiving. By the way, opted not to go with the Pez tree - too much preparation involved. Much easier to just pull out the old ornaments. Ellie loves it though and she is calling all the ornament balls - apples. Again, something to work on.

Joaquin had to go to court this week because he had to evict someone out of one of his rentals. But, they decided to fight it and there you have it. And he lost so now he hates the whole judicial system.

There is a new mall that just opened up here last week so we went to go check it out this past weekend. For those Utah folks, it is like a Gateway. Only in my opinion, better. First off, you aren't going to be treading through 8 feet of snow. Not all the stores are open yet but any day now...
However, Ellie got to see Santa out there. What a difference a year makes.

My good friend Liz is going to have a baby any day now. I found these and thought this might be a good gift until I remembered Darryl is in the music biz so Darryl, go get

Ellie had her 15 month check up the other day (again a little late) and the doctor basically said, well, I'd have to say she is long and lean with a big head. Nice.

Well, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so I hope you all have a very, very good one. We have 3 places to go. I am going to be rolling out of houses tomorrow and then into the stores at 5 a.m. to get the good deals! You know it's early when you go before Starbucks opens.

And, one more thing - go Utes. Kick some Cougar ass!
Until next time...

November 14, 2007

NYC highlights & lowlights

in no particular order...

1. taking tons of pictures and then having them all be magically erased.
2. strikers for broadway shows = no Legally Blonde.
3. buggy ride in Central Park.
4. Dad realizing that he doesn't hate New York as much as he thought he did.
5. been to NYC 5 times - this was the first time I saw a subway rat!
6. seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree - although too early to see it all lit up.
7. getting there for the arrival of Starbucks holiday cups - simple pleasures!
8. getting a $8900.00 watch for $15.00!

9. family vacation!

November 9, 2007

in a New York minute

I'm heading out tomorrow for the Big Apple. Can't wait. Love that New York City. Should be fun and interesting. Leaving Joaquin and Ellie home so if anyone wants to call and check up - that would be sweet. Happy 60th birthday, Mom!

Thank you Darryl for the cd. Haven't listened yet but it has all been downloaded to the ipod. I will have to check it out this weekend. And to Melaney and Jessica - I think yours may have gotten lost in the mail???

Hope you all have a fantastic Veterans Day and look for me on the Today Show!

November 7, 2007


I'm thinking of doing some sort of gift where I can use quotes. Inspirational quotes, movie quotes, song lyrics or just good ole quotes if you will. Basically anything that you like. And I need ALOT! Please, if you have any or know of where I can find some good ones, off the wall ones, etc - please let me know.

Thanks and seriously, I need ALOT!

And, speaking of quotes, Ellie has taken to calling me Mom, just Mom. And she is also now saying I no no (I don't know) which is completely hilarious. I need to try getting that one on tape.

November 6, 2007


I have been tagged by Erica to give you 6 things that you may not know about me. Let's see how this goes...

1. I'm pretty sure we have 3 strippers living across the street from us. (Joaquin knows this but since he doesn't read this, it's okay)

2. I can make chocolate frosting when the craving hits and eat the whole bowl.

3. I haven't worn a dress for 2 years. If it wasn't for a cruise, the last time would be my wedding day. I am totally a jeans girl.

4. I am trying to come to the realization that I am never going to look the way I did in my 20's. It is very depressing to think about.

5. I want to be some sort of famous creative person. Whatever that means!

6. Fun Dip/Lik M Aid is my favorite candy, although it was very disappointing when they added the blue raspberry flavor.

Interesting? Not to much.

Sorry kids!

November 1, 2007

Happy November.

Remember a while ago when I said that I look at blogs/websites when I am bored? Well, I'm at it again. Only I need new blog/websites to keep me entertained. Anybody know of anything? Seriously, I am finding myself looking up blogs of Jessica's friends. And, while I love Erica, I could probably be her grandma or at least a great aunt. So I need some new blog love or website love - whatever you have to give me!