Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pioneer Weekend

Triplets. Fireworks!
Seven Peaks!

Had these teenage girls for the weekend. Very fun.
Family dinner.
Mona Rope Swing. A bit scary.

I saw these on the internet and thought I'd share. Nothing to do with my weekend.
Love them. Great rodeo attire.
I wish I could go in and edit their writing. YOU'RE.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Top Ten Lists

I've been going through some old emails. There was a period of time when I received at least one email a week that was a top ten list. My friends are so clever and witty; Kendall and Brad were the best writers. I chose a few that I wanted to share. They probably won't mean anything to you unless you were on the email list, but maybe you'll enjoy their writing.

Buddy vs Mama Turkey Round II and What Was REALLY Found Up My Nasal Passages
By Brad Packer

I wanted to share this one, but it was too long. If you were a recipient of it, go to your email and read it again. Too funny.

Top Ten Titles for the "Cabin Trip" Because Just Calling it "Cabin Trip" is a Bit Silly
By Kendall "I'msothereit'sinsane" Burdett

10. Dude, Where's My Keys? (self-explanatory)
9. Got Milk? (because for some reason the guys felt like they needed to bring a lot of milk...and by "guys" I mean "Mark and Kendall")
8. Saved by Snowmobiles
7. MintHotChocolateChickenPastaPancakes (mmmmm)
6. The Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
5. Rocky VII
4. Eric's Adventures in Spandex
3. All Star Church Celebrity Extravaganza (I don't care what anybody says, Jack Bauer would make a great bishop.)
2. Beauties and the Beasts (awwwww...)
1. The Adventures of Bret Sawyer and Tyson Fujiberryfinn

Top Ten Rumors Floating Around the ByU 181st Ward (this week)
By No more teachers no more books Kendall "gotpriors" Burdett

OK...after much thought, research and deliberation, (meaning, the last ten minutes I spent in the bathroom...) and at the request of Dan Warcup...AND in honor of Sara Beth's recent departure...I've complied the latest Top Ten List...and here it goes:

10. Brad Packer is a millionaire.
9. Sara Beth is going to the Holy Land because she is actually being deported because she is actually a terrorist.
8. Dan Francom, Matt Tanner, and Mikey Z. have a TV so big it can be seen from space. (This is not true...you can only see it from American Fork...ok, not true either. But it did used to be one of the big-screens in the football stadium.)
7. SOMEONE WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS tried to light Amanda Hansen on fire. (That's probably a lot truer than it should be.)
6. Brittney Smith is black.
6a. Robyn is a hippie.
6b. Eric Chambers is a Peruvian national.
6d. Mark Bellisario is a Mexican.
6e. Brian McEwen is part primate.
6f. Phil is ALL primate.
5. Kendall can't get a passport because of outstanding warrants. (actually, it's because he can't get a certified copy of his birth certificate and that's because he was born before birth certificates. In addition to the outstanding warrants. For parking tickets.
4. Bishop Beck owns Utah. (...not true. He just own Alpine. And Madagascar.)
4a. Brother Mauer is a ninja.
4b. Brother Shepherd is really a shepherd.
4c. Edgar is still alive.
4d. Monica Simmons has an internship in San Francisco to be the Mayor...not with the Mayor's office...the be THE Mayor. That's right, Mayor Monica. (If I had a band, we'd be called MayorMonica. We'd play punk versions of showtunes. Tyson would be the lead singer...cause he knows all the words to all the showtunes.)
3. Carson sprinted up Mount Timp backwards. On his hands. (OK, not backwards...)
2. Dan Warcup and Jodi Wood are still in the ward.
...and the number one rumor in the BYU 181st ward...
1. Tyson Fujikawa is heterosexual. (OBVIOUSLY not true. Just ask him what color is hair is...{brown with red highlights})

And my absolute favorite Top Ten...

Top Ten Reasons to be a Grounds Crew Worker
By Brittney Smith

So, after much contemplation and not much production at work this morning, I have come to the conclusion that I would rather be a grounds worker than a Cougareat worker for the following reasons:

10. Fresh air
9. Sun (which ultimately leads to #8)
8. Tan (although, it would most definitely resemble that of a farmer)
7. Exercise/work-out
6. No junk food temptations in front of your face
5. Good music blaring from the truck
4. If you have to work with whack-jobs, then you aren't stuck standing next to them serving food the whole shift
3. You smell like flowers, not grease and garbage
2. You get to drive on the sidewalks
...and last, but not least...
1. It will always be funny when you quote the phrase: "Be a man, rub some dirt in it!"

I have some great friends. Their hilarity gets me no matter what kind of day/week it's been. Thanks, guys!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HPott Book Quotes

I found these on Pinterest/Tumblr. Thought I'd share. One hasn't been made for the 7th book. I'll post it when/if there is one.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

From my previous post, you should've gathered that we've had a lot of Harry Potter going on around our apartment these last couple of weeks. We're HPott nuts! On Saturday, Megan and I got a group together to go see the new Harry Potter. Because we enjoy planning parties (thank you, Pinterest), she and I thought it'd be fun to make Harry Potter treat bags for everyone. We loved every second making these Honeydukes goodies. (If you'd like, check out Megan's blog for another view of our Saturday.)

Assembly table.
Treats: Pottercorn (cinnamon bun popcorn), butterbeer (cream soda), droobles (bubble gum), phoenix feather core wands (pixie sticks), jelly slugs (gummy worms), and acid pops (blow pop dipped in honey and then pop rocks).
Our shirts.
It added to the event that we went to this theatre.
Some of the group after the movie.
I loved the movie. The tears started coming when Harry began his walk to the Forbidden Forest. I'm sad that the Harry Potter saga is over. Luckily Benita is reading them, so I'll get to revisit my old friends when she asks me questions and watches the movies.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Text from Rebekah: "Update your blog. Geez." Here is my update.

Didn't know Tim Riggins hung out at the library?
Did you have 2 goats at your 4th of July party? Didn't think so.
Meet Puzzles...
and Bill. Bill's hanging out in Cade's recently acquired golf cart.
A better picture of Bill.
Cute piece of writing by a student. Love the dad sentence.
I reread Harry Potter 7 to get me ready for the movie. I may or may not have teared up while reading about one of characters being so forgiving of another character's past.
Megan and I got Benita to read them. She's working on number 4.
We've been refreshing our Harry Potter movie knowledge.

Love Dumbledore. Going to print this to poster size to put in my classroom.
Kalani had knee surgery and had to use a Jazzy. Loved every second of it, even though she didn't.
The mountains in the summertime are the BEST.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July weekend

Oh, man! I love the 4th of July! I think it is such a fun holiday. We made the most of our holiday weekend. We spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday celebrating. I really wanted to have a Highland Park parade, but that didn't happen. For some reason Megan didn't think people would want to march around the street to "You're a Grand Ol' Flag." Besides that hiccup, we had a fabulous Independence Day!

Stadium of Fire--
Brad Paisley and David Archuleta were awesome!

7 Eleven--
Apparently anyone who's anyone goes to "The Sev" the night before the parade. There was a mass of people. I thought it was very comical.
Look at all this great food! This isn't even half of it. All of it was SO yummy!

Fireworks at Park City Resort--
I would watch fireworks there every night. It was so neat to lay on the mountain and have the fireworks explode right in your face. I loved it (minus the raindrops)!
Ok, creeper Kevin.

I love Natalie's and Leslie's faces in this shot. Danielle's ready.

Great traffic driving, Moss.
Don't worry, Benita. We'll get you some frozen yogurt.
Hope you had a fun time celebrating our nation's birthday!