Monday, October 28, 2013

peace and looooove

Well, it was a pretty good weekend over here!!

We started off the by going to the BYU football game on Friday night. Football games are always a highlight for us…it's fun to spend time with family while eating lots of cougar tails (delectable foot-long maple donuts, in case you didn't know) and cheering on our cougs.

We took a few silly pictures from the night:

Kate and I got in this bad habit of doing fake smiles to each other. The key word here is “habit”, because I have found myself accidentally giving my fake smile to complete strangers. Whoops. I guess I can add "awkward" to the list of qualities I possess.

Funny how much we look alike when we fake smile though, huh?

After the game Rob and I decided to add the “B” and the “U” to the already standing “Y”. It started out as this…

turned into this...

and ended like this...

 I'm so lucky i married someone almost as crazy as me. 

On Saturday night we got to put on our grooviest 70's clothes  and attend a how to host a murder party with Rob's family. We had a blast, despite the fact that i turned out to be the murderer. 

2 words: Chest. Hair. 

the costumes did not dissapoint...

and i just couldn't love this boy anymore than i do now...

We even would have been perfect for each other back in the day. 

So here's to fun weekends and the best family(on both sides)ever

I sure do feel blessed. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

the dog ate my homework...

...well, sort of. 

Last week I decided to stop at the car wash on my way to the bank. I pulled up next to the vacuums and began organizing the inside of the car, separating what was trash and what wasn’t. While I was doing this, one of the employees came up to my window and asked if I needed a vacuum token. I replied yes, but he put the token in the slot before I was ready. So immediately my adrenaline began pumping—because lets be honest, it feels like a life or death situation when you are being timed at the car wash—and I began vacuuming my car. 

When I made my way around to the front passenger seat, I realized I hadn’t removed some things off the floor that would make it difficult to vacuum. So, I tucked the vacuum tube under my left arm and began reaching with my right arm to clean off the floor. As I was reaching down, my stomach dropped when I heard the vacuum noise change, like it was trying to suck something up. I glanced at the head of the vacuum and to my horror saw that it was trying to eat a few hundred dollars in checks and 45 dollars in cash that I had left on the seat!! Curse that stupid vacuum. I quickly and desperately began tearing at the money trying to salvage what I could. I went for the checks first and to my relief managed to get them out in one piece.  Next, the cash: as I wrapped my fingers around 2 very crumpled 20 dollars bills and pulled, the five dollar bill slipped through the opening and into the abyss of vacuum land. Sigh. Most expensive vacuum job EVER. I almost left before washing my car because I was so bugged. 

If anyone was watching me though, they must have been thoroughly entertained as I clawed, moaned, groaned, and huffed at that silly vacuum, that is now 5 dollars richer.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

{i love seattle}

As I write this post I am especially grateful for 2 things: family and business trips. My sister Chelsea and her husband are living in Seattle for the month of October, and as if it were meant to be, my husband had a business trip planned in Seattle as well. So it was a beautiful opportunity that we could not pass up. Last week we packed our bags, hopped on a plane and headed to Washington. And let me tell you something: there are few better families than the Chappell family. I love them so much my heart could just burst.

We had the BEST time. It was so fun playing with my little nephews, who as it turns out, are not nearly as little as they were the last time I saw them; I absolutely loved being able to see my brother-in-law Todd, as his visits are far an in between; and I just adore my sister Chelsea and the conversations and laughs we always have together. It felt like the good ol’ days when we lived in New York together! But let me tell you, we partied it up in Seattle. We went to the aquarium, the American Car Museum, the Public Market, and the beach. We ate yummy food all day everyday. We had a fun dinner with my Uncle and his family (wish we could see them more). We had movie nights, played with horses, chickens, and a cat named mouse (HA), went on pretty drives and walks, and laughed a whooooooole bunch. Thank you Chappell was a trip to remember!!

And now, for picture overload:

we had the most beautiful landing! 

Chelsea is such a cool mommy

news debut! 

movie night with dinner in a pumpkin

The coooooold beach

my favorite car in America's Car Museum

fort building

Sadly, these bagels had NOTHING on Scarsdale Bagels...

snuggle time 

Star fish at the aquarium

an early morning for these tired boys!

just look at that view!!! The take-off was incredible! 

Whew! I don't think i've ever posted that many pictures at once. It was just such a fun trip, i couldn't decide which pictures to share. 

Until next time Seattle...