Thursday, February 24, 2011

When I was Young...

This is hilarious. It's a great break from work right now! *laughing-so-hard-I'm-crying sniff*

Mormon Mommy Wars: When I Was Young

And for what it's worth:

I thought boogers were poisonous. Thanks Megan. (it worked)

I always got "pedestrian" and "presbyterian" mixed up.

My prayers were basically a wishlist of which toys I wanted. A Santa letter, if you will.

Like another commenter on this blog "I believed for a lot of years that cows that lived in hilly areas had one set of legs shorter than the other (so they could stand on the hill sideways to graze)."

It took me years to realize that fun curly shape was a "D" for "Disney".

I firmly thought my little brother Jeff could speak Japanese as a baby. That's what my parents told me, so it had to be true.

I was in the gifted program too. Haha.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We bought our first home!

If you don't know already, we've bought a house! Yaaaayyy!

It's got a great view of the mountains, a big garage for AJ, a big yard for Griz (and us too), a garden, a playground (come over and play!), and the house definitely has room for our family to grow. And we can't contain our excitement to have a house that stays heated in the winter! YES!

We are SO excited to move in. We've been boxing up what we can and our current place looks like a tornado hit. The house isn't too far away (it's in Nibley) so I'm tempted to fill up laundry baskets, dump them out, and return for the next load, but I'm trying to pack things up the "right way". The right way involves finding lots of boxes and using lots of tape. Griz is in heaven...if you know him you know he loves him some cardboard boxes!

I'm a champion at packing. Just so you know. It's a good thing our boxes aren't very big, because with all the stuff I can (in a somewhat organized fashion) cram into them, they are getting pret-ty heavy. But at least I don't have to help pack anything in the garage. AJ is all over that.

So this weekend I'll be grungy and sweaty and probably get a headache, but it will all be worth it. I'll try to keep you all updated with pictures and fun projects we'll be doing.

Here are some photos AJ took of the outside of the home. He had to build a temporary railing for the deck so we went out there to get some measurements. And we took Griz. He FREAKED out. Right when he got there he ran up the front steps like he owned the place, waiting to be let in the front door. After he peed on everything in the backyard, he ZOOMED around the property, sprinting in all different directions, running in circles and diving into tiny piles of snow. It was pretty darn cute. He approves.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Thanks to my friend Shari, I'm sharing this with you all. It is SO good. Very flavorful. I'm craving it. Right. Now. Gotta get home...

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 Packet of Dry Ranch Dressing
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
1 Can of Corn
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Kidney Beans
3 Cans of Chicken Broth
4 Chicken Breasts
1 Bunch of Cilantro (unless you're named Jenni)
3 Cans of Diced Tomato (preferably Cilantro Lime, but plain will do)

Boil and dice Chicken Breasts. Combine Broth and Seasonings in the Crock Pot and add chicken. Add in canned beans, corn, cilantro, and tomatoes (don't drain tomatoes). Heat and enjoy with Sour Cream, Mozzarella cheese, and corn chips :)

Get seconds and thirds until you have to unbutton your pants. Don't move until it settles or you might topple forward out of your chair. Follow with dessert as soon as possible. Then get romantic.

(okay, I added the last part)

Monday, February 7, 2011

My favorite Super Bowl Sunday Ad

Actually, the best ads were during Puppy Bowl! Puppy Bowl VII on Animal Planet! Check out the other Subaru ads on youtube. So funny. But then I find dogs sitting in a car's driver's seat absolutely hilarious.