Friday, August 31, 2007

chalk one up

They say the 1st year is always the hardest
I don't know if that's true for us
It's certainly been a learning experience to say the least
I do know we love each other more today than yesterday
and we laugh a LOT
so I think that counts for something
Good or bad, you and me
together forever
Happy 1st Anniversary!



Thursday, August 30, 2007

Are You There God? It's Me, Kalli.

If you're listening (and I know you are), I would like one of these someday.
Soon if at all possible.

Most Sincerely,

Kalli Ko


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

i like fried food

Come with me... to a place of happiness and joy

happiness=trans fat

joy=cholesterol

true happiness and joy=me not caring

I present to you Hamburger Atristry

gross

I am secure enough with myself to put this picture of me below
reacting to the scene above
mmmmmm......
( I came prepared, wearing my Superbowl XL tee-shirt)

Dear Santa: I would like onion rings in my stocking this year, oh and fry sauce too

I would also like liposuction from Dr. 90210 (but not Dr. Rey, he is creepy) when I finish my stocking full of onion rings. And maybe a breath mint.

thanks

p.s. I've been a very good girl


The aftermath...

I think I'm ready for round 2.

I feel the need for a cookie dough shake.

Anyone interested?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Cup Runneth Over

My heart is very full this morning for many reasons.

Last night my brother-in-law's stepdad/only real father he's ever known was killed in an awful accident. Clark drove a cement striping truck (the kind that stripes the highway lines) for a living and yesterday when he was leaving his home, the brakes failed on the way down a steep hill. Brady, his son, worked with Clark and was in the truck with him at the time and recounted that Clark told him to get his seatbelt on, but did not have time to do so himself. As they approached a roundabout there were many cars in the intersection and Clark was forced to make a split decision, one that costed him his life. He yanked the wheel to avoid hitting these cars and subsquently rolled the massive truck several times. Clark died so that these people could live. What an amazing sacrifice.

Brady suffered severe injuries and was choppered to University of Utah hospital. Thanks to a blessing last night he avoided surgery and is now recovering.

I have such a testimony of Heavenly Father's love for us all and of our Savior's sacrifice so that we can be together as families for eternity.

Please include this family in your prayers.

Read about the accident HERE

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Picture of The Week episode 1

Upon first glance, this may seem like a normal family. A mom and her daughter, all enjoying a night out at the local car show which happened to be held in the KFC parking lot. The very same parking lot where Hub and I happened to be in line for the drive through window.
Fate? I think so.

Upon further examination I realized that this was NOT a mom and her daughter, but rather a mom and her SON.

That's right people, I present to you the world's greatest mullet, grown on the head of a 6 year old in American Fork, UT.

These were the best pictures I could get while trying to be secretive.
The camaro really completes the image.
3 generations of GREATNESS
DAD's mullet is almost as impressive
God Bless America

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ponies and Rainbows


Did you guys ever love My Little Pony??


I had a special relationship with mine. Her name was Lofty because she was fuzzy, yellow, and had hot air balloons on her hiney.

We loved eachother. She let me brush her lusterous plastic mane, and obliged my barbies by carting them wherever they wanted to go, even though they had to ride side saddle because ponies are notoriously short and barbies have notoriously long legs. I used to steal Balloons, my sister's pony, and we would have barbie/pony soap operas all day longwith weddings, divorces, kidnappings, births, proms, whatever... I also had a luxury pony barn I purchased at a yard sale for $3.00. It was the best purchase I ever made in all my prepubescent years.

I recently became reaquainted with ponies after coming across them at the Sears Grand store in American Fork.

Me: *Shock!

Me: Hub, look, a PONY!!!

P: what?

Me: (dancing with pony in hand) A PONY DUMMY!!

P: uh, what?

Me: I LOVE PONIES!!

P: I can see that, what's a pony?

Me: did you not live through the 80's??

P: yes but I was more into parachute pants and getting kicked out of 7th grade band class for throwing my drumstick at a teacher

Me: parachute pants?

P: why are you still holding the pony?

Me: because I'm buying it

P: what for?

Me: myself, der

P: you don't need a pony

Me: yes i do

P: no you don't

Me: yes i do

P: NO YOU DON'T

Me: fine, I'll buy it for Emma

P: fine, she's 6 so i can allow that


So I didn't get my pony, but Emma did. I hope she loves it.
Because if she doesn't I'm sneaking in and taking it back.

(Laura, not really, I don't steal back gifts. I'll just go buy myself another!)

Did you know they make Pony castles now???
I even like real ponies, such as this one.
If this pony were a My Little Pony it would have a soccer ball on it's hiney.


Mini Horse Shoutout!
(go watch Rob and Big)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

OMG (the G stands for Gosh)

The ever witty and effulgent (yes, effulgent)
C Jane
has featured one of my posts on her blog today
thus cementing my stand as her loyal servant and admirer
check.it.out
and check out her blog, I do, 20 times a day AT LEAST



Things I'm Into Right Now

Book Orders??
Camcorders??
Your Purpose in this Life?
find it here.
Season starts Sept. 9th. Guess who won't be in church that day??

It's an addiction


Hot New Jeans
I would take a picture of myself in them, but then that would just be awkward because Hub would probably want to try them on.
Happy Thursday Everyone.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

3 Reasons

Reasons to Love Your Husband:
1. He clips his toenails outside


2. He Brings You a Waldorf Salad
(yes those are my toes peeking out of my fuzzy bathrobe)
(yes that is my fuzzy bathrobe in the corner of the picture as well)
(photography is not my strong suit)

3. He brings home chocolates
and doesn't mind when you sample all of them but finish none of them

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hey Gus... you're an effing DOG

I've also learned to channel my rage into an effective, non-violent form of puppy training.



Sunday, August 19, 2007

the randomosity of randomness

A few weekly highlights for you: presented in photographic expression


Location: 800 N. in Orem
Offense: stuffed animals in rear window

Party on Wayne. Party on Garth.

no comment.


A parting gift from the lube specialists at Grease Monkey in PG
*only after dropping $96 when all I wanted was a $32 oil change
my gift to them: gullibility

Do You Know The Muffin Man??


I have, of late, had something of an obsession with muffins. Baking them, eating them, googling recipies for them. You name it, I've either thought about it very seriously or done it,
regarding muffins that is.

The cinnamon streusal muffins I made for breakfast are sitting quite nicely in my tummy.

I love muffins.

If you love muffins too then you must, MUST try this recipie.

It will change your life.

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coriander
2 eggs, lightly beaten (I didn't lightly beat them before and it turned out fine)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling:
6 oz cream cheese (the lowfat kind works fine)
1 egg
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Topping:
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup pecans, chopped finely
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and coriander in a bowl. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla extract. Mix well. Mix in dry ingredients, stirring until moist.
Filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add egg and sugar. Beat until well mixed.
Topping: Combine all topping ingredients together.
Spoon 1/2 batter into muffin cups (cups should be filled half full). Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling on top. Fill with remaining batter. Spread to edges. Sprinkle generously with topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

You can call me SNAPPY


I am a
Snapdragon


What Flower
Are You?






"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

Who knew an internet quiz could be so accurate??

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wedding Photos du jour

In celebration of the upcoming 1 year anniversary of our holy nuptials I am posting these brewtiful wedding photos for all to enjoy.

oh and to make Stephanie happy, who asked me to post the phots in the first place, since I refuse to get on facebook. I blog, I don't facebook.


Oh the happy memories!!!

and if you happen to be interested in the man behid the lens... check out http://www.brodydezember.com/

I almost want to get married all over again just to have him do my photos.

genius

...enjoy!
















*sigh... I love happy endings

Monday, August 13, 2007

IKEA-the land where dreams are made

On Saturday we decided to brave the crowds and sojurn in the Swedish land of happiness, furniture, and meatballs. Yes, I am talking about
IKEA
(swedish for come to this store and get very lost)

Hub was really excited that I took this picture.



then he made me put my camera away after this picture. rude, rude, rude.



This is what made it home with us. $80 bucks, SWEET MARY of bookshelves!!


And this fantasticly lurvely duvet cover, or quilt cover as they call them in IKEA land.
To the right is the hutch my poppy crafted us for our wedding gift. I heart him.
**please ignore the plain walls and exposed cords, sheesh this room is nakey!!


On Sunday we attended the blessing of not one, but TWO babies. Twins infact.
After we had a scrumtrulscent breakfast brunch full of yumminess.
Keep watch for my PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE MUFFIN recipe.
It will change.your.life.

I love my poppy, and I love that girl

I like to pretend that I am as cool as Connie and my sister.
And then I pretend that this baby is really my baby.

I am in love.

Maybe one day THAT baby will stay as cute as THIS girl.