Thursday, November 20, 2008

Well That's Embarrassing!

Tonight we had an Enrichment activity at church. When it ended, we all pitched in to help with clean up. I grabbed a couple of dirty dishes and headed for the kitchen. In the kitchen was my good friend Linda. She had just had the privilege of getting a pedicure the night before at my absolute favorite pedicure spot so of course we had to discuss. Now, let me just say that when I feel passionately about something, I can talk a little loud (OK fine, I talk loud anyway but extra loud when the topic warrants added enthusiasm). If you know me at all, you know I have some very strong feelings about pedicures. I LOVE PEDICURES (and that's an understatement). The conversation went something like this (spoken at a pretty loud volume because not only is it a very exciting topic but Linda was washing dishes so we had to speak over the water).
Linda- "OK, I LOVED Nail EnVogue."
Brooke- "I KNOW!!! It is the greatest. The leg and feet massages are AMAZING and last forever."
Linda-"And, they have that stuff that is a scrub that turns into oil- that was so wonderful."
Brooke- "OH, and I LOVE the color you choose. I'm so excited you went and loved it."

I was about to continue with the necessity of getting a pedicure regularly for mental health when someone gently grabbed my arm and said "Excuse me, could you guys please be a little more quiet. We are having an institute class in the next room over and we can hear everything you guys are saying."
Brooke (face turning bright red and starting to get panicky)- "So when you say the room next door, do you mean the one connected to the kitchen separated by two double doors that have an inch opening between them?"
She smiled and said, "Yes."

Are you freaking kidding me???? Not only is that so embarrassing (if we're going to be honest, we sounded like two teenage valley girls) but due to the nature of the room setup and doors, the people in the class could probably catch a glimpse or two of us as well. Do you think if I dye my hair back to brown and stop wearing my new glasses they will still recognize me?

PS- I pretty much left at that point. Linda, on the other hand, stayed and finished the dishes- she's better than me (plus she talks quieter too so maybe they didn't hear all her stuff).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Did You Really Just Say That?

Over the past few weeks, I have heard some bizarre/interesting/totally incorrect things. Let me share a few:

The other day I was at the store buying some nylons. I already had a bag in my hand from a purchase I had already made. After I had paid for the nylons, the cashier said, "Do you need a bag for these or do you want to just put them in your other bad?". I said, "They can just go in my other bag; that's fine." The cashier enthusiastically replied, "Great! Save a tree!" This would have been totally valid had we not been dealing with plastic bags. Hmmmm.

The other day I was at my kids' preschool and I had all three kids with me. Boston was already next to me so I called out to Tyler and Ryder to come to me. Some lady asked, "So, do all of your kids' names rhyme?" Seriously???

Finally, the other day Tyler said, "MOOO-OOMMM, Boston just called me a pumpkin pie." How do you discipline for that?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Heaven Help Us

Tyler learned to whistle a few weeks ago and has been practicing 13 hours a day since (she's asleep the other 11).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tyler's Anatomically Correct Picture of Her Daddy

Tyler drew this picture about a year ago. My mom thought it was so funny (and cute) that she hung it up on her fridge immediately. I have been meaning to post it for a while but always remember when I'm not at my parents' house. Today we were over there for dinner and I remembered! I slyly took the picture down and as I was leaving out the door, my mom called, "you better bring that picture back as soon as you're done." At least now I have a copy of it here on our blog.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

If I Weren't 100% Sure Ammon is the Dad, I Might Be Worried!!!

The other night Ammon told me Ryder looks like Daniel Craig (the latest James Bond). He really does have a point!!! But Ryder's cuter, right???

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

leftovers snob

I am maybe the world's biggest leftovers snob (Brooke will confirm).  For some reason I just don't like eating things I've already eaten the day before.  Today I learned there are a couple of exceptions. How I came to this realization you ask?  I came home for lunch opened the refrigerator and low and behold I was confronted with a serious dilemma. Usually my lunch time dilemma is am I going to make a quesadilla (cheese crisp if you grew up in AZ) or a Peanut Butter & Honey sandwich?, but today the difficult choice I was blindsided with was; Do I eat left over chicken curry from last night or left over pizza from Monday night?  I went back and forth back and forth (while shoving one of the delicious orange rolls Brooke made last night in my face).  After standing in front of the fridge ruminating for what felt like forever and after several half grabs I did what any guy would do and decided to just eat both.  Yes folks I am now in a food coma.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 08

The Costumes

(Loo- this pic is for you, check out Bos)

The Loot
I had to add a few others because I'm so impressed my dad, brother and sister all dressed up for work!

(Love the Hooves)

Finally, this was what my parents looked like for their ward party. Boston said, "Papa, you're batman!" as he put on his cape. Tyler said, "Nana, princesses aren't supposed to have horns." They didn't quite get it! Probably for the best!