Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Happy Birthday Daddy!

You would have been 48 today. Crazy huh? The world is a better place because you lived.

Miss and love you more than you know!


Monday, May 30, 2011


Welp, it was another fabulous weekend in Park City. I don’t know what I would do without my Grandma’s condo…it serves as the perfect getaway whenever I need it.

Aside from waking up to SNOW on Sunday morning (May 29th mind you…ABSURD), it was a great time. I just can’t get enough of my fabulous family.

A few pics from the weekend:

photo courtesy of Uncle Bob

Ps. I may or may not have had the song “Homeless” stuck in my head all weekend long. Hmmm, maybe that’s because I looked homeless all weekend long.

Pps. Saw this sign posted near the condo. Who agrees it is fake? MPH 18? What a random number...umm sorry officer, i couldn't tell if my speedometer was pointing to the 17 or the 18!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Hunt

I don’t know of many families who have an Easter Egg Hunt quite like my families. Okay, I take it back. I don’t know of ANY family that has an Easter Egg Hunt like my families. My Dad is a bit obsessive (in the best way of course) of this particular holiday…and it is the annual event that we all look forward to.

This year the hunt was postponed so my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew could be there…but this past Sunday, the much awaited hunt finally occurred.

I remember when I was little thinking that 400 eggs hidden in our backyard was a big deal. And let’s face it, 400 eggs is a lot of eggs. Progressively as my family has gotten older though and we’ve grown in number, so have the number of eggs.

This year the boundaries were expanded…front yard to back yard (indoors included) and the number of eggs to be found was a whopping 1,042.

This is not a joke.

And after a couple of hours of intense hunting and 80 ish eggs still to be found, we even pulled out the metal detectors. We don’t mess around in my family.

The competition was intense, the conditions muddy and even a little dangerous after an encounter with a snake; but 148 eggs, a year’s worth of laundry money, and a bag of candy later, I was one happy girl.

Counting down the days till the next Easter Egg Hunt; though i have to admit, I'm a little scared to find out next year's grand total of hidden eggs. yikes!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Laugh

Well i definitely needed a good laugh tonight, hence the following video:

Also, amid the evening news, i think the reporters forgot to mention that Utah has been temporarily inhabited by Washington. Sheesh. I seriously need to invest in an umbrella.

Last thought for the evening: Kazoozles are my all time favorite candy EVER (at least for the moment); and i wanted to cry tears of joy when i found one buried in the depths of my backpack today.

Note to self: pack a lunch brianna...you won't always find gold (aka kazoozles) ready and waiting to soothe your empty stomach!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


As the proud Aunt that i am, i just need to take a second to brag about this little boy...

Two words: Polo. Model.

Is he or is he not the most adorable child you have ever laid eyes on? And lucky me, i get to spend an entire week giving him loves, kissing his chubby cheeks, and convincing him that i am his FAVORITE aunt. Congratulations Jayden, you officially have me wrapped around your little dimpled finger.

Also, counting down the days till the semester ends so i can read this book again...

Summer would not be summer without this gem of a book. It is my absolute favorite.

Rhett might have something to do with it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Memory...

Today while studying on campus I about died laughing when a girl opposite of the window I was sitting next to, used the reflection from the glass to clean out who knows what from her teeth. Fortunately she had no clue that I was watching; but it reminded me of one of my many embarrassing moments not too long ago.

Once upon a time…

I had just finished a delicious meal at the good ol’ Cowboy Grub.

Normally when I eat out I leave a restaurant feeling quite full, but on this particular day I was STUFFED. To the brim. I could have solved world hunger with how much I consumed.

So naturally, I decided to see how far I could stick out my stomach. Come on, don’t pretend like you haven’t done this before…

Anyway, feeling intrigued at how far exactly I was sticking my stomach out, I headed over to the nearest car where the sun was reflecting perfectly on a window creating the illusion that it was a mirror. I stood there for who knows how long laughing at myself and this hidden talent I’d discovered; when to my horror I realized there was a person in the car. Said person was sitting just beyond the window staring at me with a look of disgust, confusion, maybe even amusement. When I finally comprehended the show I had just given a complete stranger, I gave an audible gasp and ran away faster than you can say mortified.

I think it’s safe to say that I much prefer being on the other side of the glass as a witness, rather than the person momentarily (or not-so-momentarily) oblivious to life.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


She’s the one I dress up with

The one I finish finals with

The one I dance with

The one I’ve lived with since day one of freshmen year

The one I am silly with

The one i pull pranks with

The one I share my secrets with

The one i laugh the hardest with

And she’s the one who had a birthday today!

To be read in the voice of Michelle from the Bachy Bach:

Happy freaking birthday ta yo.

Love ya Jodes!

and just for good measure...


You know how they [mothers, scientists, aka knowledgeable folk] say staying hydrated and drinking lots of that good ol’ H2O will make you awake and alert? No? Yes? Well supposedly drinking water helps to keep you from getting sleepy.

Today at work however, I had an epiphany: Hydration has nothing to do with keeping you from falling asleep. It is the mere fact that consuming large quantities of water makes you need to go to the bathroom. Really bad. Every hour. Or more. Of course I’m not going to sleep when I am in a constant state of panic that if I uncross my legs I will have an accident.

Staying hydrated in order to not fall asleep at work…worst idea ever.

There has got to be another way.