Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Second Meme

Here are the instructions:

1. Answer the follow questions.
2. Tag 5 people by leaving a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and to view your blog for further instructions.


10 yrs ago:
I nervously tried out for the high school Dance team and made it. So fun!

5 Things on my list of things to do today:
Clean the apartment
Take a nap(didn't happen)
Spend one last game night with Todd and Asheley.
Make a cake:o)

Things I would do if I suddenly was a Billionaire:
I would go back to school and get a PhD in Art History and French. Put the tall kid through school. Travel everywhere I have ever wanted to go. Set up my Grandparents and my Parents up for life, so they can just relax and enjoy life, this includes inlaws. Share the wealth with my siblings, mine and his. Buy a really, really nice camera and take a Photo expedition. Oh I could go on and on!

3 of my bad habits:
Not listening to my phone messages.
Listening to people without really listening to them, when I am doing something else, I get it from my Mom.
Talking about myself too much.

Places I have lived:
Hemet, CA
Provo, UT
Riverside, CA
Austin, TX
Rexburg, ID

Jobs I have had:
Asst. Store Manager @ Now out of business Bombay Company
Operations Asst. for an Apartment Management company
Medical Claims Examiner
Insurance Biller for Optometrists

Things most people don't know about me:
I love Kayaking!
I speak French
I want to live in Seattle someday
I want to be a museum curator or do art restoration.
Last but not least I am extremely shy, I really try to hide it, but I won't call someone I don't know, I make the tall kid do it and I even have a really hard time calling to chat with really good friends and extended family.

Well there you have it, random facts about me. I think I will tag both Amanda's this time around!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Alright I will do it already!

The Odd MeMe
What kind of soap do you have in your bathtub/shower right now?
Oh where to start! For me: Bath And Body Works Tranquil Mint, C.O. Bigelow's Peppermint Body exfoliant, Aveeno Skin Relief, Gylcerin soap. For the Big Guy: Dove Sensitive Skin Body Bar. HeeHee! He uses the excuse of working with cardboard, although he doesn't do that anymore:o)

What color or design is on your shower curtain?
White, boring I know but it kind of has a plaid stitch to it! It goes with my tropical beachy theme in there.

What would you change about your living room?
Not much, other than it being in Rexburg I really like it now! I just got a rug that ties everything together, so it's finally finished! Mind you we are moving in about a month.

How many plants are in your home?
I have a geranium, that my husband begs me to get rid of.

Are the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty?
Clean, waiting for one of us to unload them to put the dirty dishes in it.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
Sorry Smee, we are red plastic cup and paper plate people for the time being.

Do you have iced tea, made in a pitcher, right now?
Oh sick! Why not just drink dirty muddy water!

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?
Are you kidding! It is 20 degrees here! The last time I saw watermelon it was in the summer at our grocery store and it came from my home town, 1500 miles or more away.

So, what is in your fridge?
First and for most everyone who knows us knows we always have milk. The tall guy and I actually go through at least 4 gallons a week, just between the two of us:o) There is also cabbage, asparagus, carne asada, leftover chicken from dinner, the usual condiments, black cherry Fresca, Boston cream pie yougurt(yum). The freezer is a whole different story, lets just say its not ready for Cribs to come a peek at it.

What's on top of your refrigerator?
Literally about 8 boxes of cereal, we can never decide on just one between the both of us.

White or wheat bread?
Try as I might I cannot get the tall Kid to eat Wheat bread to save his life. He eats he majority of it anyways.

Comet or Soft Scrub?
It depends on what I am cleaning. I only use comet for the kitchen sink. I don't think I have ebr used Soft Scrub

Is your bed made now?
Hah! Thats a good one! It only gets made if our parents or family is coming to visit. Sorry Mom and Dad.

Is your closet organized?
Yes, I like to have a place for my shoes, if I ever decide to put tem there, they stay in the entry way due to snow melt.

Can you describe your flashlight?
We have two giant Maglites both black. They are the big ones, the four battery kind.

If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
No, but if I did, it would be organized. I like to clean my car...alot.

Well, there you have it. Stay tuned for the next Meme I have been tagged for. I will do it I promise!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What happens when I get bored...

So I really am not that obsessed with the Twilight book series. A couple of months ago my computer with all of my pictures was fried and I lost all of my digital pictures.

My friend Amanda has been really into digital scrabooking recently and I thought I would give it a try. Since I didn't have any pictures of my own I just thought I would find pictures of what I am interested in right now and see if I could mess with Photoshop enough to figure it out. This is the result. If it had been a year ago it may have been Harry Potter, hehe.

I think it turned out preety good for a first try. What do you think? Of course I had my Advertising major husband leaning over my shoulder the whole time. Sometimes it was a good thing other times I wanted to tell him to go fly a kite and let me figure it out! Just kidding, I am glad he was there to help me. Hopefully I will be able to get some new pictures and make some real pages of my family and friends.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Big Game Feast and Fun!!

This past weekend we had a few friends over for the SuperBowl, even though neither of us really are into football. Me coing from the family that I do had to put on a feast!
The night before the game I was dying to try a new recipe I found for a family classic. Good old Chicken and Dumplings. My family all know that this is by far my favorite meal on the planet. I was afraid that I may never get a good bowl of it ever again, until I came across a recipe for strip dumplings. I only used that portion of the recipe because how they made the stock was nothing like Grandma's at all and I had a good idea of she made it. So I started by making the chicken, once it was done and cooling I nervously started on the dumplings. I was so excited that as I plopped them into the stock they fluffed up and then dissolved a little to make the yummy thick gravy I know and loved from my childhood! It wasn't exactly like Grandma's but I know that with a few practice runs it will be close.
On to the Chicken wings. One could say they were "hooteriffic"! For Christmas I got three copies of the book Twilight so one of the books I exchanged for an amazing cookbook. It has quite a few recipes from top restaurants around the country. One was this famous wing recipe. I was surprised at how simple it was! The most difficult part was waiting for them to cool down a little to eat them. The leftovers were just as good the next day as well! Served up with a little Bleu Cheese dressing and it was the perfect SuperBowl treat.
Lastly, if you know me you know that I can't make a homemade choclate chip cookie to save my life. I have tried several different recipes ad nothing ever worked. More flour, less flour, blah blah blah, nothing! Until now! I finally made it work!! I was seriously so excited! However this could be a bad thing!!
If you want the recipes to any of these let me know! Sory the pictures may be a little blurry. My camera was dropped awhile back and it hasn't been the same since.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Twilight Series!!!

Okay So I know that everyone on earth is talking about this series, but I just have to. I got all three books for Christmas and I read all of them in less than three weeks. They are so good!!! My family have always been fans of Vampire books, ie Anne Rice books. These are so much better in my opinion. A True love story! The fourth book is going to be released in the fall and I can't wait! The Movie is supposed to be released in December. It should be pretty good. Above is a picture of the actors playng Bella and Edward. Robert Pattinson played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies, of which you all know I adore.
So anyways if you are into Vampire love stories, or even good clean love stories you should certainly read these books. 1st daughter this means you! Sorry for the random post after not posting for awhile.