February 28, 2008

that was then, this is now...

I got tagged a while back by my cousin Camille so since I have the day off and can gather some wits about me, I'll fill you all in now. Here I go...

20 years ago I...
1. was 15, so I was probably telling my parents if they had just had me one year earlier, I would be driving by now.
2. was probably grounded (wait, I KNOW I was grounded)
3. was out riding in Liz's scirocco with Lindsi and Steph.
10 years ago I...
1. was 25. Hey, I can do math after all these years!
2. went to the Pez museum in Burlingame, CA (this is where scrapbooks come in).
3. was either in Vegas every weekend or over at the Hamiltons.
5 years ago I...
1. got Bailey - one year ago today in fact. (again scrapbooks) Bailey would be my bichon frise that now lives with my parents.
2. went to Disneyworld for the first time.
3. threw up in the back seat of my car from having too many margaritas at a Jimmy Buffett pre-party.
1 year ago I...
1. wasn't really scrapbooking about me so I really have no idea???
So far this year I...
1. moved offices from being pretty close to me out to BFE.
2. have been to Salt Lake.
3. have discovered Project Runway.
Yesterday I...
1. went to work.
2. watched American Idol.
3. slept with 2 other people.
Today I...
1. made Christine Lavin cookies for a party tomorrow.
2. did laundry.
3. will go visit my mom who just had her knee scoped earlier today.
Tomorrow I...
1. will go to Happy Hour at Kona Grill with Jen and Jessica.
2. will go to a birthday party for Joaquin's aunt.
3. will pay bills.
In the next year I shall...
1. hope to have another child.
2. hope to be sleeping with 1 person only.
3. hope to not be working anymore! (a girl can dream...)

There you have it or part of it- I don't know who to tag so if you want to do this on your blog - go nuts!

February 27, 2008


Where to begin...
After a poltergeist came and replaced my child with something else last night, that is all I can think about right now. But I'll try and avoid telling you all what a monster my child was. Was it a stomach ache? Was it getting molars? I'm not sure, but I just hope it doesn't happen again tonight!
Anyway, 19 months.
She is a little artist, if you come to my house, you can tell by looking on the floor, the fridge, the furniture or the treadmill. All are works of art!
She pretty much knows her colors. There are a few times though when it just must be more fun to say green than say blue.
She is learning her shapes and to hear her say triangle is pretty cute.
She knows her letters, but we are still working on the numbers. In fact, every time we are in the garage, she has to stop and tell us what the license plate says.
Thanks to some puzzles, she has learned her sea life. Sea World, here we come - or maybe just The Shark Reef or The Dolphin Habitat. And again, hearing her say "ocpatus" (octopus) is hilarious.
She says please, thank you and your welcome.
Oh yes, she is still a horrible sleeper. I don't know if she is ever going to get out of my bed!
As you might be able to see by the picture, she can now have 2 braids - Yaya had to do that. I'll have to try and learn how to do it myself.
She is becoming a very picky eater. She no longer drinks milk, only "agua". In fact, she has to be holding a sippy cup with it in it before she can go to sleep.
Anyway, hopefully the poltergeist will come back and return my child so we can have more good times! SERIOUSLY!
We love you pretty girl!

February 26, 2008

tasty tuesday #3.

Look out ladies - when I say tasty, I don't mess around!

This would be me with Evan and Jaron. You know, Crazy For This Girl - those guys. Met up with them at Club DV8 -that is before it burned down.
Again, thanks to Liz for the hookup!

circa April 2001

February 19, 2008

tasty tuesday #2.

I made these delicious cookies over the weekend. And since I'm such a nice gal, I thought I would pass these on to you... I think all the Chi Omega's up at Utah State make these also as Emilee would make them all the time. So, if you don't have the recipe, here you go!
Christine Lavin cookies (don't think I came up with these myself)

2 cups flour
1/4 cup wheat germ (not necessary but it might make you feel healthy)
8 oz chocolate chips
8 oz white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon salt
1 teasppon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter (I use butter flavored crisco instead - makes them better, I think)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

In a big bowl, mix softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs. Should be nice and smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt. When it's all mixed, add 1/3 of that to butter mixture. Mix that and continue with another 1/3 and so on.

Mix the chocolate chips and the white chocolate chips together and add in.

Cook on an ungreased cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. They should be a light golden brown color as shown.

If you like super soft cookies, these are the way to go - they melt in your mouth. However, the best way to enjoy these cookies is to have a little Christine Lavin playing in the background. You won't regret it!

On another note, I made a dinner last night that Joaquin went on and on about. He thought it was the best thing ever! I'll have to share that one with you later...

And, last but not least - Happy Birthday Lindsi!

February 18, 2008

floyd lamb state park.

Yesterday we headed out to Floyd Lamb State Park with some friends of ours for a little bbq. After living here about 14 years, I have never been out there. And quite honestly, will probably never go back (unless forced). The place was dead. Literally dead. The grass was dead, the trees were dead. The ducks and the shooting range next door were probably the only things alive. It was fun though hanging out with friends and chasing Ellie around in the dirt and making sure she didn't go swimming with the ducks! Maybe it would be better in the summer. I mean some of things might be alive by then, but when it is in the high 60's in February, you have to take advantage - ya know. I'm sure we are going to have more fun outdoor adventures with Ellie in the coming months while we are basking in the 70 degree weather! Sorry to all you folks who will be shoveling snow!

February 14, 2008

spread the love.

Happy Valentines Day ya'll. Or as Ellie says Happy. Valen. Tines. Day!

Have a good one!

February 13, 2008

holy shit.

I may need to plan another trip to Salt Lake City again in the near future...


February 12, 2008

tasty tuesday #1.

I have noticed that people out there are doing a thing called Flashback Friday. Well, I thought I would take a little spin on that and go for my own thing. Keep in mind, I am the author of this blog so any little thing I choose could fall into the Tasty Tuesday genre. With that being said, I thought I would start you out by posting this - anybody know who this is?

Yes, that would be me in the middle with Steven Tyler's hand on my shoulder. Not everyone can say that has happened to them! And, I would like to thank Liz for all of her Sony connections into getting me to the meet and greet. And don't think the Sony connections stop there...
Circa 1998

February 11, 2008

ah, the good ole days.

Went back to SLC this past weekend. A girls trip if you will. Drove up with my mom, Jessica and Ellie and stayed at Emilee's house. Got a new do, as did Ellie. I went short again and Ellie had her first professional bang trim. And the good news is, Joaquin didn't threaten to divorce me when I got home and he saw how short my hair was!
Also, got a piercing! More on that later in about a month once that heals over. But, I should warn you that its pretty damn cool! Ellie and I got to hang out with Liz, Darryl, Meredith and Ace and after we left, it occured to me that I didn't get one picture of Meredith and Ellie playing or of cute little Ace. What a loser I am. Liz called me the next day after hanging out and informed me that Meredith announced that Ellie was her best friend. Ah, how cute! Did some shopping and somehow went way over my budget limit. How does that always happen? Went to dinner with my cousin Kathy and aunt Sheila. My aunt Marci dogged out on us for lunch - what's up with that Marce? Anyway, it was alot of fun to see everyone again and to just chill on out!