Wednesday, June 11, 2008


What I was doing 10 years ago? - Well, I was 19, and living in orem with two roomates, (Nicole and Kellie) I was working as a wedding coordinator at Thanksgiving Point. My life pretty much consisted of Wake up, go to the gym (woohoo for Lifestyles!) Go to work, come home, get ready to go somewhere exciting (like, "club Omni" can stop laughing now.) stay out till the wee hours of daylight, come home Crash, and do it all-over again! At this point 10 years ago from now, Russ and I weren't dating yet, but we have been married 10 years this September. Sounds a little fishy right? Well, we didn't start dating till the Middle of July, got engaged in August, and Married September 5th! (we were REALLY excited!)

5 years ago? - We were living in Orem, Milo was 11 months old, and life was pretty boring? I think, Russ was working for Lowry Doors and we were getting ready to move to Las Vegas where Russ would work with Pulte Homes. We were just your typical first time parents who were "blessed" with a sweet little baby that threw-up at least 4 times a day (like, not spit-up. I'm talking, out of the nose, projectile vomiting!) and had 12 ear infections by this time in life! yes, life was good.

1 year ago? - We were living in Pleasant Grove, in our first official townhome. I had just barely found out that the in-vitro was a success and was pregnant with little August! So, I was pretty much worthless at this point of life, I had "hyperstimulated" due to all the in-vitro drugs, and so I was on "bed rest" for a couple weeks. Russ was such a good sport, having to give me progesterone shots twice a day for the 8 weeks following the embryo transfer. But it was all worth it!.

Yesterday? - Got up around 7:30, got ready while Auggie took a morning nap, Went to the park with Nicole and the kids, went back to Nic's and had her do "glitter toes" on me, went home, ordered Pizza, put the kids to bed while Russ went to a meeting, and did bows till I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore! the end.

5 Favorite Snacks? - Apples (but they have to be Fuji Apples), Oranges, Saltine Crackers, Mint Truffles and last but defiantly not least, Chocolate Cake from Maglebys!

5 Favorite Books? - Twilight Series of course... But I'm not a big reader, I'm a sucker the Martha Stewart magazines!

5 Places to Runaway? - Hawaii (Sunset Beach), Target (with no kids or husband), In my car all by myself with the top down in a sunny day, Sleeping, and did I mention Hawaii? yes Hawaii.

5 Bad Habits? - Texting while driving, getting angry at Milo for lame things (like walking on a perfectly lined vacuumed carpet!) never eating breakfast, Worrying about things that are out of my control, clinching my teeth when I am angry or excited. I'm sure Russ could name a few more but I will stop for now!

5 Things I would Never wear? - Hmmm, this is a toughie, it is hard to say what I NEVER would wear, because looking back in life I have worn alot of pretty weird things! So I guess you could say I just might give anything a try, except maybe a shaved head. ( I just don't think i have the right head shape....I'm not Brittney Spears you know.)

5 Pet Peeves? - First and most important WHISTLING!!! I cant stand it! I don't know what it is but the pitch of it just makes me want to scream! and the worst part is, I live with a whistler! Russ is always whistling, and not only a casual whistle, but he feels the need to add vibrato and harmonizing tones to his whistling! it drives me crazy! OK. I will try to calm down. What else... Forgetting something at home when I am half-way to my destination. People who get totally ready to go to the gym. Someone not answering their phone when I call. (I am the worst at that, but it really makes me bugged when I am the one trying to call....anne.) People who don't update their blogs! (chely)

5 Things I Enjoy? - Sleeping children. My Husband (even though he does whistle the Star Wars theme on a daily basis) Eating. Sleeping. Summertime!

5 Favorite T.V. shows? - American Idol, Biggest Loser, anything on the Food Network channel, Americas Next Top Model, The Office!

5 Famous People I would like to Meet? - Jason Castro, Mariah Carey, Donny Osmond (I'm serious, I love him!) Brad Pitt!, and maybe Snoop Dogg, because he seem really fun.?!

5 People I want to Tag? - Anne, Chely, LaDonna, Nicky & Ashley S.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Flashback Friday...Toilet-Papering.

{Don't act all surprised, Everybody has done it before!}

I wish I had a picture for this flashback, But this picture in my memory will have to do...

The year was 1994. I was in 9th grade. All names will be changed to protect any who wish not to be linked back to this random act of misbehavior. So we were having a sleepover at my friend "Emma's" house. I think their were about 4 of us? We decided that it would be fun to go "toilet-papering" that evening, we had no specific house in mind, we just thought we would find one that wouldn't make it too challenging, but would cure our itch for a little trouble. Well in order for us to successfully make it out of the house without getting caught (like her parents had no idea what was going down.) We decided to take the rolls of toilet paper and shove them down the legs of our PJ's. So here we are talking a innocent midnight stroll with toilet paper down our pants! I think I had a total of 5 rolls (I was a little uneven) well as we were walking and scouting out our options we would do the classic duck-n-hide when we would hear a car come, the rolls down our pants made it a little more challenging to be quick on our feet. Well this one time a car came, and I don't know why but I didn't seem to hear it or get the heads-up? So all of a sudden my friends start RUNNING! I took a quick glance back to see what the commotion was all about, and there I see it...THE POLICE! my heart just dropped! I majorly started to panic, and since I had a late start, all my friends were already over a fence and long gone! I just froze. I WAS BUSTED! The police officers get out of their car and start questioning me on what exactly I was doing out alone at midnight! Well in a panic...I LIED! I made up this big story of how we were just taking a walk and we really didn't mean any harm, and that my friends mom told us we could. So they told me to get in the car and they would take me back to my friends house! their was one slight problem with that. I had never been to "Emma's" house before so I had NO idea where it was! but in fact this little dilemma actually helped me in my big fat lie, you see, while I was trying to explain to them what the house looked like and where I thought it was, it was buying me time to take out the rolls of toilet paper, and STUFF THEM UNDER THE FRONT SEAT OF THE POLICE CAR! yep, that's right. I managed to stuff 5 rolls of toilet paper under the seat of a POLICE car! So after about 10 minutes of driving around (which felt like 10 hours!) we found the house! and when we pulled up I could see all my friends little faces peeking through the window! The police escorted me to the front door where "Emma's" mom was super-cool and went along with the whole story that we were just taking a midnight walk to calm down for the evening! And she never even called my mom like the police officer told her to do. Come to think about it, I don't think I ever told my mom? oops. To late now...Sorry mom!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Friends, Fun in the Sun and, Last Days of School...

Here is Milo and Swayze at the Walk-a-thon. Milo had so much fun, and he just kept a slow steady jog through the entire race. He was soo tired afterwards, I was so proud of him!
Milo and Tyler & Milo and Zane
{so he's a little short...He'll catch up, right?}

For the School Dance Festival Milo's class did the Chicken Dance. It was so Cute! they all made their own little chicken hats to wear, Milo said he made his have evil eyes, and a mustache? what a weirdo! This is a picture of Him and Swayze with their teacher Mrs. Richey, Milo LOVES his teacher! On the night before the last day of school, he decided that he wanted to make her a bracelet. So he made the bracelet, and after he was done I suggested to him, that he write her a letter to tell her why he made it for her. Well it all started out fine, but when I asked him what he wanted to tell her, he just burst out into tears!!!! "I am going to miss her!!!" he was so sad! so I tried to console him, and he finally, after much tourment, came up with this sweet little note...

just in case you cant read it:
Dear, Mrs. Richey

I made you a bracelet for spirit day.
I hope you will like it.
Thank you for teaching me lots of stuff.

Love, Milo

I will Miss you.

He was fighting back tears when I picked him up from school that day :(

This is at a friends house, we had a fun time playing around in the pool! Milo loved getting thrown up in the air!

This is Russ "meditating" over the water. We took so many in-air shots, we had a blast!

Auggie with his surprised look while getting thrown up in the air!
This is a classic August look. For some reason this is the look on his face 99% of the day! It's kind of like "woah" I dont know? but is pretty silly.
Brrrr. Cold Water!
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