Saturday, November 29, 2008

Let's go to the movies. Let's go see the stars...

I finally saw the movie Twilight this weekend and I thought it was pretty good. It was better than what I was expecting. I think they kept pretty close to the book. And though most books-made-movies I see I wish would last like 4 hours long, I realize things need to be cut out and added for entertainment purposes. Yes, it had some corny and awkward scenes, but I thought it was still good and would recommend it.
**Tyler saw it with me and thought it was entertaining.**

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What's Yours?

What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition, food, or recipe (or all)??

My favorite Thanksgiving foods that I drool over a few days prior have got to be String Bean Casserole, The Pink Stuff, and pies, pies, pies. MMMMMM!!

I absolutely love String Bean Casserole and make it many times a year. I always double the recipe and that fits nicely into your normal casserole dish. You can find the recipe on the back of the Fried Onion Cans, or I just can tell you (cause I've got it memorized!)

The Pink Stuff is a family tradition. My Aunt makes it every year, even though none of her kids like it. Basically it's just me and my sister eating the bowl ourselves. No one knows exactly what it's called, so we just call it The Pink Stuff, but here's the recipe (it's super easy and may not sound the greatest, but, oh, it is:

One can of Fruit Cocktail
One tub of Cool Whip
One tub of Cottage Cheese
One box of Jello Powder (usually Strawberry)

**Drain the fruit and mix together!!

And as for Pies, you can pretty much never go wrong with them. I love all sorts....pumpkin, banana cream, chocolate.... the list goes on and on. Are you salivating with me??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy 80th Mickey!!

It's Mickey Mouse's 80th Birthday today. I grew up on Mickey Mouse and everything Disney and remember his birthday every year (easy enough...it's a day after my brother's). So, YAY for Mickey!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
He first appeared in Steamboat Willie in 1928. If you care to watch the full cartoon, click here (it's about 7 minutes long)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hair Care

Maybe I'm the only one that will think this post is interesting, but I was looking through my pictures and noticed I've been through quite the many hairstyles since I've been married (which was 2 1/2-ish years ago).
Well, I thought I'd tell you the story... and stories (and posts) are always better with pictures.












Monday, November 10, 2008

5 Things

We all have many blessings in our lives and therefore have a lot to be thankful for! Even during those trials or bad days in our lives, which we all have, I know there's something we should be thankful for.
I challenge you to make a list everyday for the month of November of 5 things you're thankful for (since the month is already into we'd better get crackin'!). You can do it on your blog or in a journal, so long as you write it down (Mine's to the left). None of these 5 things can be repeated for the whole month...which knocks out family, friends, and the gospel pretty quickly.
I'm hoping we'll gain a greater appreciation for those blessings we tend to overlook.

Any one else excited...

For Christmas??!
I know, I know it's still early November and I personally think it's too early to start watching Christmas movies and decorating. But when it's raining like this, I can't help but think of the Christmas season and I feel all giddy like I'm a kid again. I'm from CA and so it rains at Christmastime.... the snow is mostly cool here in Provo, but it's still the rain that really gets me into the season. It seems every year, when going Christmas shopping in my hometown, it rains and for me that just sets the mood.
I got to tell you, I know I'm going to start listening to Christmas music soon, because once this giddiness starts, it's hard for me to let go. I can't help it. I know some of you might disapprove of starting so soon. "You gotta wait until after Thanksgiving" but I still celebrate Thanksgiving. And I think I give it appropriate attention. For the days around it, I spend my time thinking about the first Thanksgiving and what I am and should be thankful for. It's still an important holiday.
But there's a Christmas season and it seems to f l y by for me... faster and faster each year too. I've heard lots of different ideas of when the Christmas Season officially starts, ie September 1st because it's the start of the -ber months or the Sunday nearest to Nov. 30 because it's the start of Advent (maybe I have that all wrong).
For me each year it starts at different time. There is no offical start time in my head. It happens when it happens. You start noticing it within the people around you. People seem more bright and cheery. And you start to think that just maybe we're all wishing for peace on earth and goodwill toward men. (Or maybe I just get more cheesy around this time!! )
Anyway... (this is longer than I anticipated) I'm still excited for the season and really happy about the rain today!
And that I have the day off work!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Twilight Spoof

So this video is a little silly, but it made me laugh at parts



I'm really excited for the movie to come out!!
Here's the original trailer

Friday, November 7, 2008

Leaves are falling all around...

Tyler and I took pictures up Provo Canyon last weekend. I think we were like a week late for all the gorgeous colors up there. (Though it still was really pretty)
Ok, so after we took this picture, I noticed tons of ants crawling ALL over me. I freaked out!! They were crawling all over my legs and past my waist before I noticed (and they were huge.) Apparently I stood on their ant hill and my heel agitated it. Eww!!Yuck...I'm getting all i t c h y thinking about it!
Tyler wanted to cross the stream to take some cool picturesHe got over just fine.It was the trying to get back over part that was tricky.He got a little wet

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Do

I got my hair cut today!
If you remember a couple posts ago, I put up my ideas and a survey for my hairdo. Doing both the dye and the cut scored the highest on the poll. So that's what I did (well... just the cut so far). My sister-in-law did a fantastic job. (She always does!)
Next step is the dye, which I'm looking forward to.(not the best before pic... but the best I could find. This pic was taken back in Aug.)

Now everyone knows what our shower curtain looks like...

It is a little bit longer than her's so I think I'll have Marie touch that up when she does the coloring too.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

How to Host a Murder

Our Halloween started on Monday when we went bowling with our Sunday School group. If you dressed up in your costume it was just $1 a game! Tyler dressed up as Santa Claus and I dressed up as an elf. Too bad we forgot our camera, but seeing all the kids reactions to Tyler's outfit was priceless!

Halloween day Tyler and I both had to work. Tyler dressed up at work as Santa. (Maybe there will be pictures of that later)

Halloween night we participated in a How to Host a Murder game at Tyler's sister's place. It was a lot of fun. I was the murderer! Here are the pics:

Candice did a great job hosting!


My place setting


Tyler's place setting


Molly M. Awbsterr and Ernie ("Bet a Million") G. Ambler


Malissa F. Orrthot ("Scoop") and Billy ("The Kid") Thrower


Anna Maria Carlotta Sassine ("Torchy")and Eddie ("Socks") R. Gyle


"Silky" M. Adam and S. Treighton Harrow


(L to R) Tyler, me, Travis, Melissa, Adam, Emily, Candice, and Kyle