Friday, March 27, 2009

The Sibs

I spent a weekend with my family in Utah. It was fun to hang out sans kids and enjoy some adult time together. My siblings have turned into some of my best friends. They are all such great people.

Janine (in pink) is kind, loyal, creative, a great photographer, and an excellent mom. She has a knack for decorating and an eye for beauty. One of my favorite memories about Janine is her obsession with all things rich and beautiful. She loved shiny pennies and you could trade her a shiny penny for an old dime any day. She'd b-line it to the fur coats in the department store while my mom shopped. she still loves to shop and likes everything purdy.

Stefanie (in purple) is gracious, a fabulous housekeeper, and very unselfish. She runs marathons, which is an amazing accomplishment all by itself. She is also one of the funniest people I know! I remember little Stefanie thinking she was Battlecat from He-man, growling at others and running on all fours. She still runs fast and occasionally growls, and although she has a little bit of Cringer inside her, Battlecat comes out when it's time to get tough.

Ryan (we call him "the boy") is hard-working, smart and a true gentleman. Maybe he should have been born 100 years ago, but then he would not be my fantastic brother would he? He made my trip possible with a sweet Delta buddy pass...thanks, Bro. I'll always remember him with an umbrella in hand, a top hat and a fake mustache, pretending he was some kind of wizard. And that was pre-Harry Potter. And did I mention he has the cutest little dimple ever?

Julianne (in jewel-toned blue) is generous, happy and cool. She's always up for a party! She works at a boutique and knows how to get her fash ON. Recently she accidentally ended up in a Salt Lake Magazine modeling a local designer's new line of clothes...and she was the cutest person in the photo shoot. I remember when she broke her arm and had that adorable little pink cast put on. Somehow she made it look cute and almost started a trend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's grosser than gross?

I'm having nightmares. I have to hide the library books we got for my son's insect report.

I've got a serious case of the heebie jeebies!

I learned the nastiest, most disgusting word I have ever heard.


The hardened egg case of a female cockroach.

Can you believe my son chose the COCKROACH for his insect report?


Tell me you don't have the heebie jeebies right now!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Hope you wore green and no one pinched you, and if not, that a really cute guy did.
Hope you ate some form of cabbage, corned beef or potatoes, or at least something green.
Hope you find your pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, or at least some luck comes your way.
Hope the leprechauns came to your house and left a mess and some yummy gold and green and rainbow candy, and if not, that you ate something chocolaty and sugary today.


Big Stake Split + being recalled as Young Women's president = no time for blogging

It's been about 3 weeks and things are getting organized and a little less BUSY. I'm loving working with the youth and other awesome leaders.