Sunday, May 31, 2009

jon and kate plus...

You know... it seems like everyone right now has an opinion about Jon and Kate.
Here is mine:

It totally baffles me that these people are getting so much media attention! I mean, they are famous for being parents.
My mom should be famous then.
She had me as a child. That should be reality TV show worthy right there.

I am a pretty big fan of this show. Not so much a fan of the parents because I think they are both stupid. But those kids are probably the cutest kids ever...
I hated the first episode of this season... TOTALLY awkward.
I hope everything works out.
Mostly because I can't bear to watch another awkward episode...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

a what?

This is funny:

I don't even know what this thing is. It looks like a mix between a rodent, bird and duckling. There are some things in this world that definitely make me believe that God does have a sense of humor.
I want one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

fresh air...

I have been feeling pretty stressed lately.
Pretty down in the dumps and stressed.
This may be due to a few things that are pending and weighing heavily on my mind.

Today, I had a MAJOR realization that I am actually a pretty lucky individual.

I was working at Color Me Mine, and a group of 3 parents and their terminally ill children came in to paint. They told stories of their countless nights and holidays spent in the hospital. These children don't know how long they have left to live and yet they are so positive and so cheerful and so spirited.

I realized I have been selfish. It is not always about me and I feel like every time I feel stressed it's because I am only thinking about myself. I got so focused on me and my problems that I failed to see the bigger picture.
I am so grateful for so many things.

For my family. I love them so much and they are always there to support me whenever needs be. I am so thankful to be able to live with my sister and that we can spend time together whenever possible.

For my friends. My friends are my rocks. I love them so much. They keep me going and make me laugh and make me forget about all the stupid stuff.

For my health. I need to take better care of it but, I am so blessed to have a healthy body.

For my jobs. I know that it's so hard to find a job during these times and I am so blessed to have two wonderful jobs.

What a breath... of FRESH AIR...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I love...

Yes, that is what it is called:
I fell in love with this show the very first episode.

It is almost pathetic how much I love this show.
Every time I watch it, I feel like it is life-altering.
Crazy. I know.
I cry every single episode.
Sad. I know.
So... Being almost two weeks since the season finale has aired on television, I am finally all caught up and all I can say is...
How are they going to come back from that one?
I don't even know what to do with myself!
Oh, Grey's...
How I love you so.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

the ice cream man.

Yesterday was the epitome of SUMMER.
This included:
Laying out poolside

So, yes. It was a pretty summery day.
And this was the best way to end it:

NOTE: the name of the ice cream company... "Dad's" creepy enough right?
THEN the man handing the small child his ice cream. I mean, I was slightly disturbed by the appearance of the seller and this kid could not have been much older than 7.

But, seeing the ice cream truck and hearing the music reminded me of my childhood days and it lured me in. I just HAD to have some.
So we got some.
Kirk paying for the Lime bar we got.

Let me tell you Mr. CREEPSTER ICE CREAM MAN,
I am kind of scared of you but, your tactics and ice cream are mighty fine.
Thank you... for starting my summer off on a good note.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dear Dorothy...

You're right. There really is no place like home.

My trip home was absolutely WONDERFUL. Aside from a few minor weather glitches and one bouncing plane on the tarmac, the visit home went smoothly!

While my mom was away on her Annual-Mother's-Day-Girlfriend-Trip, I was able to hang out with Bebe and Dolly and spend some great quality time with them. I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving so it was HIGH time for some sister bonding. It is so crazy every time I see them.
They just keep growing and growing. Julia, my 12-year-old sister, is AS TALL AS ME. I know it's not the
GREATEST feat to achieve considering my height is a meager 5'1" HOWEVER, I do recall the time when she was just a little girl and DOLLY was her name-o. And Natalia is my 11-year-old sister going on 25. She has the attitude of one at least! Oh how I have missed seeing them everyday when they were little and being able to watch them grow gradually instead of coming home every six months to see they have grown another foot and a half. No, I am not jealous nor bitter of their growing capabilities... :) It was so fun and I miss them so much!

Just a little fun lunch/shopping day at Redmond Town Center! It was REALLY nice that day... A perfect day to spend outside... at an outdoor mall... SHOPPING.

There may have been a small photo shoot inside the Gap...
Workin' the dress and belt ensemble... I bought it. Yes, I did.Beebs and Dolls sporting the trendy scarf. Foxy.Ani... Combining all of the themes. SO HOT.

I also got to spend some time with one of my good old best friends Brandi! Oh, how I love her and miss her so much! Brandi and Darren invited my family to have a bonfire and make S'MORES at thier parent's house! It was a blast not to mention absolutely DELICIOUS!
Brandi just had a baby a few months ago, and I finally got to meet him. I have got to say that he is one of the most adorable babies this world has seen! I didn't ever want to give him back to his MAMA!
Although he is as SNUG as a bug in a rug and Darren kept poking fun at the fact the the little guy was so bundled up, I found him to be the most cuddly little buddy. SO CUTE!

On this trip I also:
-Ran into my friend Whitney and her husband Alex at Acapulco Fresh.(Another Washington place that I LOVE and adore) So typical. I'm about to call it our unofficial meeting spot since I seem to run into every member of Whitney's family every time I go there!
-Got some wonderful and craved sushi with my friend commonly referred to as Katie Pwoatahhh. (Yeah... I told her to prepare for pictures but alas, none were taken.)
-Get some good burgers and fries at Canyons with Ani and my mom! She told us if we found the wireless router she would take us to lunch... I'm sure she thought we couldn't find it.
-Ran into some old Sammamish Single's Ward buddies while in Bellevue. This included, Brent Knudson, Kyle Blackhurst and Russel Andes.
-Go to my homeward and realize how old I really am... I did get to stand up when they asked all women over the age of 18 to do so in order to get the ward's Mother's day gift. HA HA!

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, I saw my MAMA! I love her so much and she is the REASON why we came in the first place! I am so grateful to have her as an example in my life and I don't know what I would do without her!

Even though she looks like she is going to punch me. She love me. I promise.

Friday, May 1, 2009

oh. my. gosh.

Three years ago, I read this book.
It changed my life.
I used to be known as the girl who was tough and strong and NEVER cried.
I would never cry in movies.
I didn't cry when Lassie died.
I wouldn't even cry when pets died.
But, this book...
This book brought me to tears.
Not just for a few seconds.
Not for a few minutes.
I was teary for a few days.
It was the best book I have ever read.
Since then, I am a crier. I cry in almost every single movie ever.
I even cry in Little Mermaid.
A good conversation,
a touching commercial...
"I am a major weeper." (The Holiday, yes I cried in this movie too)

The other day, I went to the movies and saw THIS: