Monday, December 28, 2009

I <3 Books

Tagged by RACHEL!
1. What is one of your favorite genres? Children’s books.
2. What is your least favorite genre? Textbooks… amen, rachie.
3. What is your all-time favorite book? Angus, Thongs, And Full-Frontal Snogging
4. What is the first book you remember reading? We Went to the Beach Just Grandma and Me OR Horton Hears a Who
5. Do you prefer books or audio books? Books.
6. Who are your favorite authors? Austen, Dahl, Dodie Smith, Louise Rennison, Robert Burns, Rachel Ashcraft, etc.
7. How many books do you read in a year? Whole books? I don’t know… I frequently pull books of my shelf and open them to a random page and just read particularly when I can’t sleep or I’m really stressed or procrastinating.
8. Do you buy books or borrow them from the library? I have a book buying problem that I got from my sister most likely.
9. How many books do you own? I have 2 bookcases plus a box full of books that don’t fit on the shelves.
10. What is your most prized book? I wasn’t allowed to keep any of my own books when I moved out so all of my books are equally treasured.
11. What are the worst books you have ever read (or tried to read)? Hmmmm… I didn’t like the giver. It was sad. I will surely be stoned for that, though.
12. Have you read any modern day sequels you liked? Hmmm…. None that I can think of…….
13. What is your favorite quote from a book? Anything snappy that Elizabeth says to Darcie in Pride and Prejudice.
14. Who is your all-time favorite male character? Darcie. I <3 Douche Bags sometimes.
15. Who is your all-time favorite female character? Definitely Georgia from the Georgia Books.
16. What highly recommended book have you not liked? The Giver.
17. A character you love to hate? Mrs. Bennette… elizabeth’s mother.
18. Do you belong to a book club? Does me forcing all of my friends to read the Georgia books count? Kendie and I once had a twilight book club where we’d sit and read together. It was awesome.
19. What was the last book you purchased? The latest Georgia book but I can’t read it ‘til south Africa on Thursday.
20. What are you reading now? A Teaspoon of Courage… my gramma got it for me for Christmas!
21. What book made you cry the hardest? The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe when Aslan dies.
22. What book made you laugh the most? Once again, Georgia Books.
23. What is your favorite children's book (one you would choose to read to your kids)? HORTON HEARS A WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24. If you were to choose a book to give as a gift, what would it be? Georgia books… starting to think I’m obsessed?
25. List 5 books you have read more than once: Pride and Prejudice, The Witches, Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe, and I Capture the Castle.
26. What is your favorite book made into a movie? I love the Count of Monte Cristo movie MORE than the book (rarely the case).
27. Did you like the book or movie better? Oops…. See above.
28. What book would you like to see made into a movie? Hmmm… I would love them to make more Georgia movies.
29. Do you prefer hardcover or softcopy? HARDCOVER!!!!
30. Do you leave the dustcover on while you are reading a book? Nah… it get’s all folded and wrinkley.
31. Where do you usually read? Everywhere: my bed, my bathroom floor, my bedroom floor, my car, work, school, church…….
32. When do you usually read? Early in the morning I read my scriptures but at night is when I do most of my leisure reading.
33. Do you keep a TBR (to-be-read) list? GOODREADS!!!!!!!!
34. Do you usually have more than one book that you are reading at a time? Frequently. Especially when in school.
35. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Dad reading to us every night before bed… sometimes he’d do the voices which made it fun. I’m pretty sure it all started with the fact that he ALWAYS let us pick which book to read so we always read books we LIKED to read.
36. Who do you tag? Charlie? Anyone who likes to discuss books. :D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

pros and cons

pros to working with one's brother-in-law who is really more like a brother:
1. when one is having difficulty opening a water bottle, one does not feel lame asking him to pop it open.
cons:
1. when one's landlord professes the time that one returned home the night before after being out with someone of the opposite gender, one's brother-in-law never ceases to harass.

Friday, December 18, 2009

christmas newsletter

so i'm not married, i don't have kids, and i'm not a college graduate but i do have fun things to report for the year 2009 so i thought i'd do a little christmas newsletter here in the blogosphere, kristin-style. i just finished my penultimate semester of MSJC. i will graduate with 3 associates degrees in spring 2010 and will transfer to arizona state university in fall 2010. my three degrees are: arts and humanities, liberal studies, and social and behavioral sciences. we welcomed my newest niece into the world in september. she is a gem! i served in several different callings at church: FHE teacher, newsletter committee, teachers development course instructor, and now activities chairperson. i've contiued to work at the bankruptcy law firm and continue to Love i am so blessed and lucky to have remained friends and family with the people i am surrounded with. i'm also lucky to have maintained employment through these hard times and continue my education. i'm grateful to live in this great country and to be permitted to worship who, what, when, where, why, and how i may. i'm so grateful for the birth of the Savior. i love you all and hope that your holidays are filled with laughter, love, and memories. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!

lots of love,
stacy



Monday, December 7, 2009

nieces nieces nieces!!!!!

rachel's baby is a GIIIIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are SO excited for her to come into the world. her current name is squirt but she will get a real name when she is born... rachel is considering the names lillie and mollie. i love BOTH names. i LOVE THIS AUNT BUSINESS!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

daniela's birthday...

here is a video from daniela's birthday... we went to PF changs and had a BLAST!!! this video was from before when we were at my house.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

happy birthday, avery noel!!!

as i have mentioned time and time again, i LOOOOOVE being an aunt! my oldest niece Avery Noel has turned THREE today!!! congrats, avey!!! ten reasons i love my aves:
1. i LOOOOVE her red hair

2. she loves dance parties

3. direct quote from her to me, "i like your boobs!"

4. she takes good care of her siblings

5. she loves neil diamond

6. she eats her green vegetables

7. she likes to blow out candles

8. she recognizes religious symbols (i.e. temple, Jesus, etc.)

9. she is an animal lover

10. she is my oldest niece :D

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanksgiving.

things i am thankful for (since i am 21, i did 21.)

1. God/Religion/Church
2. family
3. friends
4. freedom
5. music
6. art
7. food
8. dancing
9. peanut butter
10. cell phones
11. language
12. education
13. patience
14. time management
15. baths
16. massages
17. partners in crime
18. presents
19. e-mail
20. organization
21. employment

Monday, November 23, 2009

prank day...

(NOTE: everyone mentioned in this post works with me.) so last night i get a text from kellee saying something to the effect of, "i think i might have food poisoning. i can't come in tomorrow." totally concerned about her i told her, "can i bring you anything?!" she assured me she'd be okay and would return when healthy again. this morning i get a text from kendall saying that she's got "the runs" and won't be coming in. no big, right? WRONG! THEN i get downstairs and pat has written a message on our message board saying, "stacy, court was mis-calendared and i had to go in... have greg and jocelyn cover my appts." uh, WHAT?!?!?!?!?! so i get into the office... WHERE IS GREG AND BRITTINI????!!!! i check the calendar, brittini had the day OFF!!!!! i was panicked. i called greg, no answer. jocelyn was freaking out, too.

9:00 rolls around. we have two clients filling out the consultation packet. i'm definitely turning in my resignation today before i have to live through this hell.

in.
walks.
everyone.
EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they planned this little prank on friday when i had to miss work for class. i'll get them back.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

new hair...

more pictures to come!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

meeting tommy lasorda!!!

so i met tommy lasorda from the dodgers on saturday with my dad and let me just say... he is the COOLEST! he is 82 years old but so full of life! he's been married to the same woman for 60 years and talked about how wonderful she was. here are some pictures.... (these also serve as my "fat face" pictures for wisdom teeth extraction)
he signed my hat!!!!
my friend mark (a true fellow dodgerlover), tommy, me

me, tommy, dad... THANKS DAD FOR INVITING ME!!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

wisdom teeth.

they're coming out. tomorrow. wish me luck............

peeping tom...

so a cop came into our office yesterday ... apparently a man had setup a CAMERA in the women's restroom in the building next door to us!!! the funny part? the police officer gave me a stack of pictures to see if i could identify the man... where did he get the pictures? FROM THE GUY'S OWN CAMERA!!!! HE CAUGHT HIMSELF ON TAPE!!! what an idiot! needless to say, we check the bathroom every time before relieving ourselves.

who are these freaks?!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Calling.

say hello to the new activities chairperson for the murrieta springs singles branch of the murrieta stake. (deep breaths.)

10 random thoughts...

1. most hated place in the world: winchester exit in temecula, ca
2. 1 person i wish would start a blog in order to improve MY life: brittini
3. it's always cold... why is this?
4. i'm SO unmotivated to do my shakespeare paper that was due monday
5. i've decided to bring back slang from that show "street sharks" so don't look at me weird when i exclaim in a jovial manner, "JAWSOME!!!!!"
6. a) i am STILL overwhelmed about my new calling... and haven't been released from my other two.
6. b) i got called to activity chairperson of the singles branch.
7. i've decided that since i accepted this new calling, i will buy myself a new camera to document
8. i'm getting my wisdom teeth out on friday
9. i am dying to purchase the new georgia book and read it
10. i hate time changes. surely they were designed to throw me off. this is why i choose arizona.

HALLOWEEN 09!!!!!

halloween was a BLAST for me this year!!! i don't DISLIKE halloween, but i'm never that into it. i'm a scaredy-cat so it's usually a good day for me to just sit in and enjoy some happy feel-good movies.... but THIS year, i totally went all out. i put together a costume and was SO proud of it!!! it was super cute, not just for halloween, if i do say so myself. on friday, brittini and i went to "the boat dance" which is just a halloween dance for young single adults... but it's on a huge yacht! it was pretty crowded, but still fun. we danced the night away! on saturday, i threw a huge halloween party. it was a big success! (thanks to rachel a. slash husband, wesley, rachel h., britt, mike, gramma h., and my boss for lending me her whole downstairs for party usage!!!) here are some pics from the boat dance... more to follow, hopefully!




some detailed thank-yous: (please forgive me if you helped and i forgot to add you!!!)
rachel/greg a.: cupcakes, decorating, moral support
brittini: STREAMERS!!!, decorating, crock pot, moral support, water
gramma h.: that DELISH chilli!!!!!!!!!
rachel h.: moral support, clean up support, co-hosting, decorating
mike: technology truman
wesley: decorating (has anyone seen how this boy can make cobwebs!?!?!)
pat: allowing us to be noisey/rowdy in your house for hours on end!!!
guests: thanks for coming and making the party a success!!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

WHALE WATCHING!!!

so my latest environmental science engagement was a whale watching trip... let me tell you, if you've never been, DO IT!!! it was so fun and exciting. addish, when one sees a whale, they get to bellow, "WHALE HO!!!" at the top of their lungs... what more could one want?! anyway, lauren s. came with me. here are some sweet pictures of our trip. (sorry about the lack of photos of whales, my camera broke before i could get any!)

the BEAUTIFUL ocean

Sea Lions.

My lover and i enjoying some snacks.

the bunch minus stacey and her rad friend dyllan.

"The Stac(e)ys"
james, stacy, stacey.
james is an honorary staci.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

gratitude...

whenever i'm having conversations with people from high school and they ask, "so are you still living with your parents?" i very PROUDLY exclaim that i haven't lived with my parents since high school and will likely never live with them again. this usually is followed by the obligatory question, "why, you don't like your parents?" to which i explain, "no, i love my parents. but i don't do rules." this is usually followed up by a monologue of how i was just SOOOO ready for my independence and ready to be on my own and out of the house and how much i love being independent from my parents. what i usually fail to remember is how my mom has packed lunches for me to take on my school field trips, my dad fixes my computer on a regular basis, my mom took my car in today and waited for the smog check because i didn't have time, my dad takes me out to lunch at least twice a month, my mom took my books to the post office to mail off after i resold them, my dad on countless occasions has loaned me this gadget and that gadget....... the list goes on and on! so, yes, i still maintain that i am completely, undoubtedly, and entirely independent.... but i couldn't do it without my parents.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

promotion pending...

my sister is having another baby!!!!!!! the child's name is squirt until we know a gender/real name. charlie's was tater tot, so i think squirt isn't so bad. anyway, they are SOOOO excited and due about mid-may. YAAAAAAAY for me!!!!! (and them, i guess ;) )

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

funny friends

brittini always says the funniest things. seriously, she is one of the most hysterical people i know!!! a comment she made recently:

"i think the only way you can really tell if you're attracted to someone is if you see them in 3D glasses so you might as well get that out of the way."


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

halloween

i'm sooooooo excited for halloween this year because i'm having a huge halloween party at my house! i'm MORE excited for the fact that i came up with an awesome costume that i'm sooooo excited for. i'm going to be CARMEN SAN DIEGO!!!!!!! i know, i know, SO rad! i'm looking to recruit someone:

brilliant!!!! (i'm hoping to recruit my brother spencer... everyone send him encouraging vibes.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

my first time

Officer: license and registration?
))i hand them to him((
officer: i pulled you over for two reasons: for one, your speed, and for two, your registration tags are expired.
stacy: yeah, my tag got stolen off my car, i've been waiting for the DMV to send me my new ones. (show him proof of current registration)
officer: do you have any idea how fast you were going.
stacy: 79 miles per hour?
officer: yeah, i clocked you at 80 the first time then 83 the second time. i'll be right back.
))he disappears behind his crazy bright lights((
officer: okay, sign here please. i'm writing you a fix-it ticket for your expired registration tags...
stacy: even though i have proof of registration? (NOTE: said VERY respectfully, legitimately asking a question.)
officer: look, this is called me giving you a deal... you can take this fix it ticket which will be around 25 dollars, or you can take the speeding ticket which will be between 300-500 dollars which do you want?!?!?!?!?! (VERY abrasively)
stacy: thank-you.
officer: (still abrasive) i'm ASKING you!!!! which do you want?!?!?! huh?!?!?! HUH!?!?!
stacy: thank-you.
officer: because this is a really good deal you're getting.
stacy: thank-you.
officer: because i could just scratch the fix-it ticket and give you a $300 speeding ticket.
stacy: thank-you.
officer: the reason i did this is because you were honest with me about how fast you were going and i don't get that very often.
stacy:thank-you.

he then went on to give me a couple more scenarios of what he COULD have done.

geez, some cops are total jerks. anyway, i got lucky.

SO proud of my brother!!!!

so my little brother (NOTE: he's about a foot taller than i am... so it's a loose interpretation of the word) got his mission call!!!! he is going to the Mexico City, Mexico (north) mission!!!!! we are SOOOOOOO excited for him! i am buying him a suit for his birthday/christmas/mission gift so if anyone knows of any really good deals out there, he has very expensive taste.... i.e. armani, hugo boss, ralph lauren, etc. but we are SOOOO proud of him and he is soooooo excited!!! WE LOVE YOU, SPENNY!!!!!

i got the whole mission call opening on video but i haven't been able to figure out how to post it so that is soon to come.

Friday, October 2, 2009

talent.

i'm lucky because i have lots of talented friends. here's one showcasing his stuff....



Way to go, natey!!!!
(the jazz flutist is nate's teacher.)
((rachel and i looked up flutist on wikipedia so don't try to correct me.))

Monday, September 28, 2009

... i just want to establish myself...


my sister-in-law posted a tweet(is that what one calls it?) about two kinds of people in the world: those who love neil diamond, and those who don't. i just wanted to establish where i land...
LOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
when i was small, if he came on the radio, even if i didn't know the song i would say, "MOM! MOM! IT'S NEIL DIAMOND!!!!" i totally knew his voice. my best friend brittini and i paid $120 (the most i've EVER paid for a concert ticket... inCLUDING radiohead...) for floor seat tickets to his concert and will probably do it again when he comes back. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

one last picture...


my last post wouldn't let me upload these last two images

the hostesses ^

The new baby's family...

Thank you to the BRIMHALL'S who brought SOOO much food and were so so so awesome and helpful! (i made a good choice in a best friend.)

sarah's baby shower!!!

congrats to sarah who is having a baby in early december! brittini, rachel, and i threw a little baby shower for her. she and her husby decided not to find out the gender ahead of time so it will be a little surprise!!! personally, i am CONVINCED it is a boy!!!! anyway, the shower was a big success and a lot of fun!!! thanks to kristin for being the photographer (as usual!)...
We webcammed sarah's mom in....
the group picture

the only picture kristin managed to get of me... lovely.

the brimhall clan...



a few of the guests...
Thanks to my MOM for allowing us to use her house... it looked SO great and was a big hit!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my favorite FAQ....


bankruptcy is not a very widely-known form of law so we get some special questions... one of my favorites generally goes like this:

Client: but they said they were going to take me to prison! can they arrest me for not paying my credit card payment?!?!?!
Stacy: no... they don't do debtor's prison anymore.
Client: are you SURE?!
Stacy: yes, they haven't done that since about Charles Dickens' time.

the things that these creditors/debt collectors SAY to these people!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

1/2 BIRTHDAYS

today is my 1/2 birthday... kind of cool because my sister and i are 1 day away from being TWO AND A HALF EXACT YEARS apart... in exactly 6 months, i'll be 22. i'm already planning my party!! hahaha

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL!!!

24 things i love about my sissy
1. our twin language
2. she's hysterical
3. the douche bag face
4. her updating on various reality stars' relationships
5. she talks me into making purchases
6. she is my college cheer-leader
7. charlie. need i say more?
8. she is very protective of me. she loves to make enemies out of randome people who mistreat me.
9. inside jokes.
10. she is my only sissy
11. she does my laundry for free when i bring it down to her
12. she loves bones like me.
13. she introduced me to twilight-- a TOTAL guilty pleasure
14. she likes to husband shop for me
15. she doesn't mind making huge deals out of birthdays.
16. she makes baked goods and coherces her husband into giving them to me
17. she loves beyonce.
18. when she finds a great sale or a cute item, she gets it for me
19. we have matching doc martins
20. we still have sleepovers
21. sometimes i'll be sitting doing something and i'll randomly think of something involving her and break out into hysterics whilst everyone backs away... slowly.
22. she helps me do homework sometimes
22 1/2. most of my essays are named by her.
22 3/4. she composes the majority of my topic sentences.
23. the "im not gay" dance.
24. SHE'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

i know i'm late on this post... but i just wanted to be sure to make mention of how grateful i am for this fantastic country. thank you to all who are in support of/ apart of/ have family who are part of the military. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!! Here's a video my sister-in-law posted that i thought i'd pass along.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

to increase endorphins

  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
  • Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  • I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
  • The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
  • Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work?You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no Internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
  • There is a great need for sarcasm font.
  • Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
  • I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that every one's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
  • How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  • I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
  • I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  • The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
  • Was learning cursive really necessary?
  • LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
  • I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  • Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
  • How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
  • I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
  • MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  • I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
  • Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  • Bad decisions make good stories
  • Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted....546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
  • Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous?Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
  • You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  • Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
  • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  • "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this. Ever.
  • I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV.There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still befriends after this?'
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  • I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
  • Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
  • As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
  • Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  • It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
  • I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  • Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
  • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my bottom dollar everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
  • My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that?
  • I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
  • I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
  • I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

working with besties...

i am SO lucky to work with people i totally love!!! a couple of weeks ago, two of my best friends and i went to a rodeo in Norco... it was SO fun!!!!!!! something about a human being launched off of the back of an angry animal and then almost killed/trampled REALLY gets me excited!!! (perhaps it's the redneck in me? thanks to gramp henry for that okie blood, hahaha!) anyway, i went with kendall and brittini and we got some SWEET pictures!!!

First we sat in the car in traffic for AN HOUR after taking our exit! less than a mile! so we made the best of it by taking some crazy pictures:


kendall and i call this one our car "myspace picture".

then we went to a liquor store and took a picture with the statue out front...

here's from at the actual rodeo:
kendall's nephews with the rodeo clown. he was pretty funny... he blew lots of stuff up. (p.s. are kendall's nephews not the CUTEST?!?!?!?!?!?!?!)

ode to beer... we were meaning to take a picture of our cowboy boots and there were so many beer cups around that it only made sense to include one in our picture.

in front of the arena

all in all, i HIGHLY recommend rodeos! it is just so much fun! thanks to kendall and family for letting brittini and i crash!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Promotion

so i got a promotion at my favorite job EVER!!! i now have more accounts than i did before.....
that's right! i have a new niece!!!
this is what ken (my brother slash her father) had to say on his blog about her: "It's a girl! She was born at 2:45 PM on September 1st, 7 lbs 14 oz. The hospital calls her P6757, so we just call her "P6" for short. We're hoping to get a more permanent name for her soon."
WELCOME, P6!!!! We're SOOOOO happy to have you!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

lucky me.

i.

have.

the.

cutest.

nephew.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wild Animal Park!!!

so i FINALLY got to go to the Wild Animal Park (WAP) and go through dino mountain yesterday. needless to say, i was NOT disappointed! i went with rachel and charlie, and my friend kelly. when we FIRST got into the dino mountain portion of it, charlie would NOT let his mommy go because he was TERRIFIED. after a little bit of time and with much coaxing, rachel got him to calm down and enjoy himself:

rach and i took a picture with this massive bird dino thing...
okay... after the dinos we went on the little tram ride which was pretty fun! below is brittini and i in animal form... i'll give you a hint, we're NOT the giraffes:
That's right! those two female rhinos have been best friends for 30 of their 45 years. that will totally be us some day.

kelly and i on the tram
rachel and charlie fed the ducks... charlie LOVED throwing the food out... the ducks must have liked it too... they came RIGHT up to them and ate out of their hands!


this picture is one of my favorites from the trip... charlie was pointing at the baby giraffe. SO cute! as usual, i LOVE being an aunt....