Monday, June 30, 2008

{me likey}

#1: this routine:
it even made me forget about Mary's Dolly Parton ensemble that night. how do you not love Chelsie and Mark the weirdo?

#2: ceiling fans
hub installed one yesterday in our bedroom and it's so glorious. i even offered to make out with him to show my gratitude. because i'm a giver.

#3: family reunions
you cannot find a better source of entertainment a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. somewhere my family tree forked left and has yet to recover. at least we're keepin' it real.

#4: summer
i'm so glad it's finally here i could cry. i don't even mind showering twice a day to bathe the sweat off, not one bit.

#5: sno-cones

#6: the ensign article by Elder Ballard. Dude is 80 and knows what's up. i probably should not call a general authority "dude" though.

what you likey today??

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

{32 weeks=8 months}

and now, a photo montage
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i made hub retake these pictures about 5 billion times
because very pregnant=not photogenic

and i gained 6 lbs at this vist
ye-aaaah boyyyeeeee

*also, those are pearls (faux), not puka shells around my neck
puka shells need to die
if you know someone who wears puka shells
you should tell that person as much
or just stop associating with them all together
both viable solutions

{68 degrees}

it is schvetty outside people
but no complaints from me
because i never want to see winter again
(pipe dream)
me being the human oven
has become a reality
and so
my thermostat is set on 68
mmmm hmmmm
nice and chilly

you can find us here a lot:
sonic in hand
keeping the swell away

summer, summer, summertime!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

{4:30 am}

i woke up at 4:30 this am for the 3rd visit of the night with my porcelain friend, routine at this point really.

i returned to the lovely nest i had created on my side of the bed and found myself unable to return to sleep. it didn't help that as soon as i started drifting back off hub decided to "roll over" which comes off more like a partial seizure and left me even more wide awake. no lie. yesterday i went to make the bed and he had pulled off all of the blankets and sheets clear down to the mattress cover. drives me crazy. jr. decided it would also be a fun time to get the hiccups and try out his in utero yoga/pilates/water ballet moves (which really i don't mind). finally at about 5:30 i gave up and resigned myself to the couch.

so begins another week.

right now i have the distinct aftertaste of fruity pebbles and oj mixed together in my mouth. yummy! i'm waiting for his alarm to go off so i can make a 2nd attempt at claiming my spot back and maybe catching back up before this day really gets started. there's nothing on t.v. at 6:00 am anyway and i already cleaned out the cupboards of anything edible.

*i know, i know, a few more weeks and no sleep at all... preaching to the choir here, no need to reiterate

Thursday, June 19, 2008

{i'm ridiculous}

Let's go back to Legends of the Fall
my favorite mid-puberty flick from the days of jr. high
which is weird, because it's rather depressing and adult
but it had horses
and mountains
and tragic love
and Brad Pitt

I had this poster hanging in my bedroom through all of jr. high
I also watched parts of the movie almost daily, and could probably quote the whole thing from beginning to end.  Which wouldn't be annoying at all, I assure you.  My firstborn was even going to be named Tristan (uh no, not anymore).  I mean just look at his golden, flowy locks, his raw magnetism, that steely gaze.  It was love.  Pretty sure my mom had no idea how obsessed I was.  Nor any idea as to the "R" rating.  Connie does not stand for such smut, she's a saint I tell you. But 7th grade girls, as you well know, are a whole different breed, and my love could not be restrained.  Wow, this just keeps getting more pathetic, I need to stop.  

Thank goodness I moved on, got braces, and a life.  

but still...

Brad Pitt is hot, you have to admit that.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

{pirate hooker}


on earth

was Mary Murphy wearing??

it looked like she fell off the pirate ship from the TI show in Vegas.  Yeah if you've seen it you know what I mean.  Sick.  

*if you don't watch So You Think You Can Dance, this won't make sense.  So go watch it.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

{dogs are too much work}

Gus and I are just 'illin (that's gangsta for 'hanging out') on the couch. Correction, I'm on the couch, he's on the floor. My groceries are on the counter waiting to get put away. Ijust pounded down a bajio green chile chicken quesadilla and caught the end of Mr. and Mrs. Smith on FX. I'm sorry, but Brad and Angie are so insanely hot that I'm not even mad anymore about he and Jen breaking up. And yes, I'm sure they care what I think.

I'm happy to report that Gus and I have negotiated a temporary "cease fire" in the wake of hub's absence. Although I almost kicked him out of the car and ran him over on our way down to my mom's on Sunday. We've agreed to certain terms involving trips to the p.a.r.k. in exchange for good behavior. So far, so good. We had a pee-pee incident a few weeks ago that really represented rock bottom for both of us. I can say that we're both working on our issues and I feel like we're making progress. Hub has deep (and very realistic) fears that I'm going to shave Gus while he's gone. I'm not saying it couldn't happen either, we'll see how the next 3 days go.

I'm holding up my end, we're off to that one place to throw that one ball.

Monday, June 16, 2008


i'm blogging via connie's dell
in glorious Far-view
i slept like a bump on a log
in the "americana" room
(the spare bedrooms at my parent's house are sort of themed, it's awesome)
i woke up to this:

i sat outside on the patio and put my face on
my hair dried in the breeze
the dumb dog puttered around the acreage
peeing on whatever he saw fit

hub is out of town for the week
rafting the rivers of the green

i'm so glad my parents live close
so they can entertain me at times like this

i'm off to find out what kind of ice cream is in the freezer...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

{faja, you know, dad}

happy faja's day-

to all the important men in my life

being a daddy is a pretty special thing

can't wait to see my man in action with our little dude.  what an awesome thing.  

love my own dad, he's the greatest

love my brothers who are all daddies now

love my father-in-law, he's a prize too

it's raining men!  hallelujah!!

happy father's day boys!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

{window observations}

our neighbor (who is tall and blonde) has the most impressive collection of Hawaiian shirts i've ever seen, he also wears white gym socks with his nike hi-tops, plays the trombone, is from idaho, and has one blonde daughter, one blonde son, and a blonde wife named Kristen

could he get any whiter??

i think not

Thursday, June 12, 2008

{public service announcement}

if you eat these

your stomach might end up looking something like this:
consider yourself warned

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

{my precious}

rather than post about how i can't wipe my nose one more time or i'll scream...

i want to talk about how much i love my wedding band(s)
you see,
2 years ago yesterday hub asked me to marry him
yeah, we keep track of things like that
and since i'm a spoiled brat (so says the connie)
he did it with the most beautiful ring i'd ever seen
which also happened to be exactly what i'd ALWAYS wanted
(he's a good listener)
1 custom made platinum eternity band
i said yes, easiest decision ever
and when we both said "yes"
a few short months later
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he matched it with two more
one for each side
bling, blangety, bling, bling!!!
in a low key sort of way
matches my personality

my love for these rings borders on worship
they make me happy
my life makes me happy
i feel nekkid if i don't have them on
i can't leave the house without 'em

so you tell me:
what's your one thing you can't leave the house without?

p.s happy engagement anniversary yesterday dearest

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

{sinus woes}

today will be spent in sweat pants

a cold/allergies/whoknowswhat has taken over my immune system

i plan on getting very intimate with daytime television

maybe watching a few movies

maybe sneak a shower in

a very productive day indeed...

i realize now that i have a flair for the dramatic. maybe 2 years of living with a spouse who, when sick, is the sickest anyone has ever been in the history of sickness-is starting to rub off on me. really i'm quite alright. just a little phlegm, some sneezing, some congestion (say that in the antonio banderas accent from the nasonex commercial).

what i'm more pissed about are the toothpaste stains (i got a little out of control with my new sonicare toothbrush) on my new pink t-shirt, what the deuce man? pretty sure they're there for good since i already washed it, but if anyone has any good ways of removing the stupid spots let me know.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

{when the sabbath day is truly holy}

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i asked hub if i could refer to him as "mr. kalli" on the blog

he said no

then later he made me dinner
and it was so good
and he cleaned up after too
i decided i wouldn't go ahead and do it anyway
which was my plan all a long

because that's what you do when you love someone

Friday, June 6, 2008

{i'll leave it to the pros}

I am so glad we are done with auditions

the best part about this show is that Hub feels the need to show off his sweet moves during snack breaks

I almost peed my pants last night I was laughing so hard
just picture Will Ferrell in Talledega Nights
"I just don't know what to do with my hands..."

early favorites:
Twitch, he's so cute
Utah blonde girl (aren't they all) she can shake it

not favorite:
Asian girl who's best friend should have made it instead of her
all the weird male contemporary dancers
some of them were in shorts shorter than the girls
how's it hangin'? to the left I see.
and the ho-eriffic teacher from Florida with pink hair
no thanks

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

{skin, hair, and middle names}

my left eye WILL NOT stop twitching

it's starting to weird me out

but here's the good news:
my skin is looking so much better

*i broke up with my dermatologist
*i've embraced the "less-is-more" philosophy (less products, less scrubbing, simplify)
*i rediscovered cetaphil, or rather it rediscovered me (new and improved, i swear)
*the bare escentuals are still really doing it for me
maybe someday i'll stop posting about my skin

dinner for my neighbor turned out tres fantastico, by my standards anyway. i have no idea how they felt about it. their baby girl is gorgeous, a head full of dark hair and oh so tiny. i've been trying to give junior pep talks to get his hair growing, we'll see how it goes when i get to meet him in less than 11 weeks, holy schmoly.

speaking of birthing, we are having serious struggles with choosing a middle name. Everything we like has been used in some form already by a family member or friend, or we can't agree on it in the first place. naming your kid is a big dill. especially when your last name is a mouthful, like ours is.

what i want to know is how you chose your children's names, what significance do they have (if any), your feelings on middle names, and whether you cared or not if it had already been used ??

aaaaand go

Monday, June 2, 2008

{can i get an amen?}


let's talk about bare minerals. Shar and Erica commented about this stuff on my last "me likey" post, and I have seen the light. I, being the natural skeptic, was naturally skeptical about mineral makeup. Mostly because my skin is a hot mess right now. I'm talking acne people, of the abundant and hormonal kind. I was VERY concerned about whether or not the minerals would be able to adequately cover up my sad face. But guess what, it does. I look glowy, and tan, and not cakey and sweaty (looking sweaty and bloated is an unattractive combo). My zitties are breathing, not caked under some stupid M.A.C. concealer. No more clown make-up. And the bare minerals is

on top of it.



I reached the breaking point when a nurse pointed out my acne problem. I wanted to crawl under a rock. She was just being observational, but seriously, my self-esteem tanked right to the bottom of my toes. I left there and went straight to Nordy's, braved the scary make-up counter ninjas and came home with the bare minerals starter kit. Money well spent and I could not be more pleased.

so thanks girls

I'm making my mom's chicken noodle soup for my neighbor today, she had a baby on Friday (everyone in my neighborhood is gestating I swear). I've never made it by myself so wish me luck. It's so good... Even hub likes it and he hates homemade chicken and noodles.

i leave you with this:

because it's funny...