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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bedroom Design Progress

Sweet Georgia, the hard part is over!  Well, I'm not completely done, but I had to show how far Chad and I had come.  As you can see the room is I'm trying to keep it simple to maximize the space...but obviously I need to add some art, and I would love to get a chandelier! I also hung the curtains only a few inches from the ceiling (the window actually starts a lot lower) and this makes the room feel taller and grander.  I figured if I couldn't make the room feel wider, I could make it feel taller.  
I made new pillowcases cuz I didn't like how "matchy, matchy" the bed looked too much like a bed in a bag (which it was) and that was driving me nutters!  Plus, the fabrics were all swooshy, swishy (more satin-y feeling, instead of cotton) and not soft....completely sleep hindering.....and like I would have that...puh-shaw!
Before the paint, and new pillowcases.
Oh, back where we began.  SO MUCH BETTER!  I love our house!  Now we have a luxurious, little cave....or grotto.... harbor.... retreat....sanctuary ....sorry, I wanted to use the new thesaurus I got for my birthday, LOVE IT!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ooooogh, taggy waggy!

So, yes, tagged I am. Anywho, here goes.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1) Being a happy-go-lucky middle schooler, I was ALWAYS happy
2) Having my first It was ridiculous, and i hated the whole 5 weeks of it.
3) Playing the piano, and playing the flute and trumpet in the band...I didn't think I was such a dork
4) Getting crushes on boys
5) Decorating my locker with pics of movie stars, I was a huge Harrison Ford fan.

5 Things on my to-do list today
1) Finish all paperwork, etc. Clean and organize the office, prep for re-design
2) Clean the house...luckily it's already pretty clean
3) Watch What Not to Wear...yay it's Friday, I LOVE Clinton and Stacy
4) Try out a new restaurant w/my wonderful Chad, it's date night!
5) Try not to eat the pumpkin bread from my visiting teacher so I'm hungry when we go out to

5 Foods I enjoy:
1) Curry
2) Sweet Life especially
3) General Tso's chicken (Sunbird stir fry packet sauce)
4) Waffles and pancakes
5) I LOVE trying new food and restaurants, it's a thrill for me. So...bring on the ethnic stuff!

5 Bad habits:
1) Freaking out when I have too much to do
2) Driving too fast
3) Not wanting to shower every other day
4) Not calling people back
5) Going through serious hobby phases....I'll start something and be really into it for awhile, then it will shift to the next, luckily, it's pretty much a big circle and I come back to things once I"m through the cycle.....these hobbies include, cooking, decorating, organizing, thrift/bargain shopping, piano, voice, studying topics, health, and other things.

5 of my favorite toys:
1) The piano and new music, especially music with lyrics
2) DVR, I love being able to fast forward, rewind, and pause when I'm watching tv...wonderful
3) ipod
4) My wardrobe, though I think I'm getting too creative and dressing weirder and weirder....ol well, I like my clothes
5) camera

5 People I tag:
1) Lindsay Marchant
2) Sarah Peterson
3) Carina Hallock
4) My sisters, if they had blogs...hint hint
5) I dunno, I don't have any more friends....they have already been tagged...I think

Friday, November 9, 2007


So, I've been wanting to blog all week about my fabulous weekend, but Chad has needed the computer for know it's a week later, but I had to share anyway.

So, it started with the Gem Faire at the Fairgrounds on Friday.  I know this sounds weird...what is that? you go looks at rocks and jewels?  Although that is part of it, there is SO much more.  So there are oodles of different booths, from beads, to amazing pendants, rings, earrings, and all really unique, and as authentic as you want to get.  It's basically a huge art exhibition, but you can buy the stuff and wear it!  Every booth has a different specialty.  I had so much fun.  I must have said, Oooooh, I love that, thousands of times.  Ofcourse there was tons of hippie looking stuff too, but it was actually really pretty.  This is going to sound really bad, but I realized a lot of hippie stuff is really pretty, but when paired with smelly dreadlocks, hairy armpits, head-to-toe hemp, and dirty fingernails, it doesn't look quite as great.  I know, I'm a terrible person for saying that, I honestly have nothing against hippies, except when they complain about how the government doesn't help people enough by paying for everything, while they're sitting on the bums playing bongos.  Hello, if you want money, work for it!  The government isn't your loaded great aunt Muriel!  Anyway....back to the point, here is what I got.  If I had tons of money, I would have got more, but I'll have to wait for next year. 
Sorry the pics aren't great, I don't have my regular camera.  But those leaves, are made out of REAL ROSE LEAVES.  They treat the leaves with this metal, and then brush silver on them.  They had tons of different kinds of leaves, and in gold, silver, and this cool bronzy-copper.  Ever since I saw Jen Aniston in "The Breakup"  I've wanted a set of leaf jewelry.  Yay!  The blue earrings were $2.50.  I love them, they're kinda oriental looking.  I know this stuff is kinda funky, but i love it....and hey, I'm funky, so it matches me.  : )
That night, Chad and I went on the Art Walk in Eugene.  The first Friday of every month, lots of art galleries open their doors for free, and you just walk around downtown and take a look.  We didn't know what to expect, but all the galleries were really close together, and only 2 of them were really weird, and the rest were awesome.  Chad was having a bit of a hard time appreciating the really "modern art" but he loved the rest, and it was fun talking to each other about what we thought about all the different pieces.  In one gallery, Chad was looking inquisitively at a painting, and the curator said, "You're an artist, aren't you?"  She was so SURE of herself too.  Chad just said no, but later we laughed so hard, cuz just before he was kinda poking fun at a "weird" painting.  He's not the artist type, I doubt he has done art since middle school.  Then we went to this fun restaurant, Poppi's Anatolia.  They serve Indian and Greek food.  I love trying new restaurants and cuisines, and Chad has discovered a dining world apart from steakhouses and huge restaurant chains.  It had such charm, and was full of the local homebodies.  I love getting to know this town....I'm slowly checking off all the things I've wanted to do....and it just makes me more and more connected to my hometown.  Before I die, I'll have visited almost every street, shop, park, path, and restaurant.     

On Saturday, I went on an awesome bike ride, with my ipod, on the river.  So, Eugene has this awesome path along the river.  Seriously, I think it's among the best in the US, maybe the world.  Anyway, I didn't realize how long it was.  I thought I had seen most of it, but there was more.  I was just peddling along, with a little Dean Martin, Madeleine Peyroux, and Gwen Stefani, having myself a merry time.  The leaves were beautiful.  Then I came across these marshes.  I must have seen 10 huge cranes, perched on floating logs.  It was so cool.  I crossed all these serene bridges, watching the grey, blue water rolling along, while following a curvy path that kept leading to new sights.  I was so happy, just enjoying this beautiful place on a beautiful autumn day.  

Then, THE DUCK GAME!  Chad and I watched with his family at his parents'.  I love watching games with them.  We always have so much fun.  We ate yummy food, cheered, booed, and sat tensely as the lead almost slipped away.....but we killed 'em in the end!  Boo yah!  I couldn't imagine living in a town without a big college....who do you root for?  It's just not the same if you're not there in the town, where all the fans are, with flags on their cars, and banners in their shop windows.  

So...basically, I really enjoyed Eugene this weekend.  

Chad and I made a headboard.  Here it is.  Chad made the frame from plywood (from Jerry's) and 2 by 4's we kinda stole from a construction site.  They weren't gonna use the wood, the pieces were in the scrap pile, and had some nails in them.  So, then we covered it the back with a queen size egg-crate cuz it was gonna be cheaper than buying foam by the yard.  Then ofcourse we covered it with the brown, suede fabric.  Soft, neutral, and only $6.  So, for a King size headboard, we only had to spend $40.  As you can see, our room is tiny and there were only 2 ways to fit the bed.  Either it was against the wall w/o a window, and I would have to roll across the bed to get to my side, or against the wall w/ a window....and leaning against a window when you're reading/studying in bed, just doesn't work.  So, obviously, the solution was a headboard!  Yay, we finally finished.        

So...this called for a new bedspread.  I'm planning on re-doing the whole room, so here is the start.  I'll probably work on the pillows so they're not so matchy, matchy.  Lots of work to do, but I'm so excited.  I have wanted to fix the bedroom forever, but I could never find a bedspread I liked that was a decent price.  Everything was $60.  8 pieces for a KING size bed!  Comforter, 4 pillow cases, 2 pillows, and a bedskirt.  I didn't put all the pillows out.  Anyway, much better already!  
That was really long....probably my sister only made it through it.....but think of it as creative non-fiction, that genre really exists.  I just went to an author's reading of his creative non-fiction.  Great stuff BTW.  

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I'm turning into a psycho, weirdo pants!

So....I've been noticing a few weird things about myself.  I've always known I've had some interesting quirks, but now I'm starting to worry myself.  Allow me to elaborate.

1) I'm hearing things.  The other day, I could have sworn I heard Chad's cell phone ringing when I was washing dishes.  Then Chad told me his phone was in the car.  Weird.  The next day I thought I heard the doorbell, I looked really quick, and no one was there.  I didn't hear the doorbell.

2) I'm starting to like really ugly clothes.  I like to go to Goodwill, and St. Vinnies, and plough through their stuff.  Well, yesterday, I was just so in the mood.  Going to these places can be a lot of work, cuz you have to sort through everything 1 by 1 to find the good stuff.  So many times, I would come to clothes I knew were ugly, dated, embarrassingly bad, and I would think, hmmmm, that's kind of pretty.  You're probably thinking the clothes were decent, but NO!  We're talking, funky sweatsuits, winter sweaters COVERED in designs with colors that shouldn't ever be put together, hippie shoes, metallic puffy coats that come to your knees.  Luckily I didn't look at the jewelry cuz who knows what would have caught my attention, probably some dingy snap bracelets!  It was weird, I knew they were ugly, but I liked them cuz they had tons of interesting colors and were really funky, but in a bad way.  I feel like I'm turning into the Olsen twins (not their eating habits ofcourse) but you know how they're dressing lately, they look like bag ladies people!  Honestly, if they just sat down on the curb, they would look like bums, but worse.  IN the end, I didn't buy anything weird, so that's all that really matters right?    

3) I'm talking to myself.  Yes, as embarrassing as it is, I have caught myself talking to myself......WHEN I'M IN PUBLIC!  Luckily it's nothing too shameful, and it's usually when I'm shopping....and I'll say, ewww, that looks disgusting, oh, that's so cute, or I have wanted to try that cereal hmmmmm or I'll talk about the people around me, don't i know her from somewhere? what a cute jacket.  Anyway, these things will come out of my mouth, and then I'll kinda giggle to myself because I realize what a weirdo I am becoming.  It might be okay if I shopped with people, but I usually shop alone.   Oh dear.  I just know someone has caught me and started to roll over  

Anyway, those are the majors.  At this point, I think it's really just funny, but I'm slightly concerned that I might come to a point where I won't think those things are even weird, and that would make me a total loony!  Beware of the NARGLES!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Harry Potter Flashback

So, I just finished the 5th Harry Potter book, and it brought back memories of the Border's Harry Potter party. (for the last book release)  My darling chum, Amy and I were so fortunate to attend this historical gathering.  I didn't have a blog at the time, so I'm posting the pictures now.  We wanted to go as Hagrid and Lady Maxime, stilts and all, but we didn't have time to put the outfits together.  So I was Prof. Trelawney, and Amy was a witch....but people thought she could be Madame Rosmerta.  Our friend Kim was Hermoine at the Yuletide Ball.

Adorable!  Here are Krum and Hermoine.  The picture doesn't do it justice, this little boy's costume was great.
Severus, with his Dark mark!  Can I just say that the actor in the movies, who plays Snape, is hilarious!  Oh my goodness, they cast the PERFECT person.  
Rita Skeeter of the Daily Prophet.  I saw "The Grim" in her future, but her notorious quill only wrote that it was a load of rubbish, and that she predicts that I won't brush my hair for another 10 years. 
And here we are, being our silly selves.  'Twas a lovely evening.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ultimate relaxation

So, I thought I would continue the trend with a little blog about reading.  When I can, I like to make reading a luxurious experience, and let me tell makes me love autumn even more.'re off work, the house is decently clean, dinner is done, the tv is off...and a charming book waits for you....beckoning.  I say to myself, "Don't mind if I do."  I pull on my fluffy robe, its warmth and softness enveloping's the perfect blanket to wrap up in.
Now, off to the kitchen, no serious reading session is complete without LICORICE SPICE TEA.  No worries, its herbal tea.  I've tried other teas, but this, with one packet of equal, makes me want to say...MMMmmmm, after every sip. must try it, and DON'T forego the packet of sweetener, it makes a huge difference.  It's the perfect indulgence that is 100% guilt free.  No sugar, no nothing!  And I'm helping get my 6-8 glasses of water in a day.  My dear, dear licorice spice.  I've also become an old lady, and can get 2 mugs of tea out of 1 bag....LOL.
Now, a little ambience.  I light some candles, and turn off all the lights that aren't near my reading chair, and now I'm basking in just enough glow.  And warm socks?   A MUST!  Now I'm ready to dive in.  Where did I leave off last time? 
Okay, so I've just recently added reading back into my leisure time.  I just finished my Bachelor's in English this last June, and I DID NOT want to pick up a book.  I was so burnt out with reading, even easy books were abhorrent.  But now, I've had enough time away from the grind, and I'm loving being able to read WHATEVER I Harry Potter.  Yes, I ashamedly admit, I haven't finished them all yet, but I'm getting there.  I am a big fan though, I even went to the midnight book release at Borders, as Professor Trelawney....oh yeah.  

I realize all the moms out there are probably rolling their eyes thinking....who has time to read?  especially with peace and quiet?  I am fully aware that life definitely won't always be like this, but I'll enjoy this now, and enjoy what's coming up when it comes up.   

Friday, October 12, 2007


So, Chad and I have been having a little fruit fly problem and the other day, we showed them who was boss.  We each took 2 paper back books and used them as giant fly squashers!!! MOOOhHAHHAHAHA!  It worked awesome.  Now, I am somewhat ashamed because being an English major, I respect the authors of these books, and now the book covers have fly guts all over them.  I realize this may gross many of you out, but I've never had a better time getting rid of pests.  Chad and I were just having a blast....smash....smack.....GOT 'EM!  So, I am glad to report that we have ridden the kitchen of these flying vermin with our mad book weapon skills along with a clever trap my mother uses....cider vinegar, sugar, and dish soap.....they just can't resist.  I would also like to note, that it was them who invaded our territory and we were merely defending ourselves, this is completely just, as the examples in the B of M show us.  : ) tehe.  As for Christopher Marlowe, and Wendell Berry, I apologize for the disrespect shown towards your literature, but please know I have an even great appreciation for the way you can change my life for the better.   

Monday, October 8, 2007

Falloween decor

I am a bargain decorator....major.  Bargain decorating has its pros and cons.  It's takes more work, creativity, time, and patience BUT costs less, and gives you a feeling of accomplishment.  I have a's quite extensive, but I'm always SO happy when I'm done.  When I know I want to decorate for a new season, I start with looking around for ideas.  I thumb through magazines at the store, browse martha stewart's website, and this year, I looked at blogs.  Then, I take out ANYTHING i could use that I already have....such as fabric in the right colors, pretty glasses, frames, food, and miscellaneous stuff I've gotten at garage sales.  My house becomes a wreck to help hone my creative process.  I assess what I have and try to put it around the house...this way I can tell if I need more.  So by this time, I have modern ideas/inspiration floating in my head, I know what I have to work it's time for BARGAIN HUNTING.  Off to St. Vincent.  I find great candle holders and candles.  At the dollar store I get some pumpkins and orange stuff to help round out the splashes of orange I want to use.  I bring it all back, and start arranging....then I have to clean up whatever I don't use, and I'm done.  Here are the results.  

Pillows!  I sewed the orange one last year....super cheap cuz I made a slipcover for a pillow I already had...and by doing this, you only have to sew 3 seems, one hem, and NO HANDSTITCHING.  Plus, when the season is over, I take it off and throw on something different.  For the back, I used spare fabric I already had too.  Oh yeah. 

These pics are for my sister.  She just finished interior design school, and I needed help deciding what color to paint the living room.  She rescued Chad and I from almost doing orange....when we have a yellow dining room across the hall.  Talk about citrus, psycho clown circus house.  I've NEVER been happier with a wall color....BEAUTIFUL...thanks Nicole.  Anyway, I found the perfect curtains for them.  I'm am a genius.  They are 2 twin sheets from Wal-mart, less than $6 a panel!  I didn't have to sew ANYTHING.  I just cut slits in the top so the rod could go through it.  Plus, they are twice as wide as normal curtain panels so I have more room to gather them.  Now, it really helps balance the blue accent wall and anchor the window.  Booyah!
This is my orange motif.  I love changing the rocks in our fish's bowl depending on what look I'm going for.  Last time, I did yellow and green rocks for the beginning of the Duck football seaon.  We love our goldfish, and they are also my favorite decoration in the  One of them was from a centerpiece at our wedding, and the other we adopted from Chad's sister Hailey.  Bruno and Patrick are so happy, and they perfectly match the fall season.  

Okay, I admit this centerpiece is kinda ugly, but if I had bigger, better candles it would be a ton better.  But lets face it, nice candles are spendy, and they don't last that long if you actually burn them.

These are Martha Stewart inspired, and they cost me $0.  I painted funky frames I already had.  Then I printed out cool templates from Martha's website.  I cut out the figures in fabric I already had, and covered cardboard from cereal boxes with fabric for the background.  The fabrics have subtle patterns on them for more dimension.  I glued the shapes on with a glue stick.  I just love them.  Oh, and the little shelf?  $.50 at a garage sale.  

Now I can sit back, and enjoy my house.....MMMMmmmmm, I feel like cider.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shake your thang!

I haven't blogged in awhile cuz I don't have any new pics, but it's been too long. So, there may be no pics, but I've compensated with silliness. Warning: If you consider yourself a serious person, who only takes delight in serious endeavors, this may be too frivolous for your taste.

So, I've started working out again, and I'm loving it. It's the best way to escape anything bad that is going just hop on the treadmill, listen to some tunes, and run away from all the crud in the world for a while. Then, after busting your buns, you sit down for a nice stretch and chill with some mellow music. Lovely. Okay, it's not all bliss, it's challenging, and sometimes the stupid clock on the machine goes so slow...but it is always worth it in the end. I think about the STUPIDEST things when I'm working out. For instance, I'll imagine I'm in a race against someone I would just love to beat, and my family is on the sidelines cheering me on....and ofcourse I win. Ha ha. I don't care though, cuz it's just my time-out/time-away from life. Plus, I get to wear shorts and pretend it's summer....sweet!

Can I just say, I love dancing around the house? Turn on some Elvis, Pink Martini or the Hairspray soundtrack, and I'll work up a sweat in no time. I never do this in front of Chad though...but he's has caught me a few times. Sorry, I just love being ridiculous sometimes. Plus, let's face it, shaking your booty can't help but make you smile. I think I should work-up a line of aerobics tapes.

Well, everyone has inspired me to start decorating the house for fall. I got this pumpkin spice lotion at Target for $1.00, it's delightful. It's not very potent, but gives a subtle sweetness. Although I wish it were still summer, I'm going to try and enjoy the fall. Maybe I'll watch You've Got Mail, that always gets me excited for autumn. "Don't you just love New York in the fall?"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pink Martini

It's been a good weekend.  I got to hang out with my sisters in Portland.  It was great to catch up, and spend time with each other.  We all have similar senses of humor, so it's always a great time.

Nicole came back to Eugene with me, and we went with Chad to the Pink Martini concert.  AMAZING!  Holy moses, I was blown away.  They are probably my favorite group ever.  All the musicians were so skilled and talented.  They have over 12 musicians.  They sing songs in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Portugese, and I'm sure more.  They have a trumpet player, pianist, violinists, harpist, trombonist, vocalist, bass player, guitarist, and percussionists.  I know this sounds dorky, but they are far from it.  They write their own songs, and perform songs from old movies and records.  Each song has a unique sound that ranges from Mexican mariachi, to french cabaret, to geisha-like asian, and all with great lyrics.  I turn on their music, and I just have to start dancing.  It's also fun to listen to the Spanish songs, cuz I'm learning Spanish.  And, as bad as it sounds, Spanish is a better language for poetry and lyrics, it's just smoother and more melodic than English.  Anyway, I can't explain them, just look them up on itunes, or limewire or something, they're better than any current pop singers.
Chad wasn't even sure if he really wanted to go to the concert, but once they started, he was completely won over.      

This guy was at the concert.  We couldn't help but laugh cuz his hair looks like Top Ramen, he is just so  Chad was pretending to take a pic of Nicole and I, when he was really photographing this interesting character...moohaha.

Here we are, off to the concert.  No, I'm not having a baby, the dress just looks funny cuz the seeming and how I'm standing.  Unfortunately, we didn't take any other pics.  But, that's my sista, isn't she adorable?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pizza and stilettos!

I just got the cutest shoes!  I like metallic shoes because they can go with so many things.  But I have a problem with the shoes on the market.  There are either flat shoes, or really HIGH inbetweens besides foam flip flops...which feel clunky.  So, I don't like flats, cuz I feel stumpy in them, and I don't like HIGH HIGH heels cuz I like moving around a lot and they're just not convenient on a daily basis unless you're sitting down a lot, which I'm not.  So, I've had these gold shoes for 2 years, and I loved them because they had a heel that wasn't TOO high, I could wear them on a daily basis cuz they were still comfy....but about after 6 months....they started looking gross....but I couldn't find anything to replace them they just got uglier and uglier.  I even tried spray painting them to make them look new...that lasted a week.  So...finally a breaking point came.  I had made a cheesecake for a friend, and while I was delivering it, my worn out/crooked/completely uneven heel catches a little edge and I fall onto the ground, and the cheesecake smashes tasty side first.  I was so mad/sad!  So....that was the last straw and I got new shoes.  I got metallic flats for daytime (I'll get used to them....they were super cheap cuz it's the end of summer) and then I got my silver, oh-la-la shoes.  To die for!  But I'll only wear them after work, cuz I don't want the looking like my old ones any time soon. 

Since we've been married, Chad and I have gone through some weird eating stages.  First, neither of us could cook very well, but we knew how to make what we liked.  I cooked healthy food with LITTLE flavor, and Chad...typical guy food....burgers, eggs, and plenty of unhealthy stuff.  Naturally, I started doing the cooking and this meant that Chad got to start eating my stir fry and rice.  At the time I thought it was good, cuz I was used to it, but looking was gross!  I did not know how to add was basically a lot of cabbage, green pepper, and onion cut, cooked in a frying pan with PAM, and spinkled with random spices or sauces.  Ofcourse he was nice and grateful, and always thanked me for cooking.  Then I got really friendly with the cookbook and starting trying new things.  It's really hard finding good recipes that are healthy, that don't taste like what some people would call, diet food.  I thought I was doing great, and I was so proud of myself, but again, looking back, the food still wasn't that good and I was always trying to talk Chad out of getting fast food. forward, and now i have found a wonderful compromise.  Healthy pizza.  I know you are probably rolling your eyes about how obvious this must have been, but I'm excited cuz it's cheap, tasty, easy, and healthy.....yah-hee!  So....the dough I got for .60, I roll it out, put some tomato sauce on and add my ingredients.  By making our own pizza, we can fore-go tons of cheese and fat, we can add tons of veggies, and chicken breast.  I like to make it somewhat Mediterranean and put spinach, tomato, red pepper, feta, chicken, and parmesan (if artichoke hearts were cheap I would add those too).  This is also a good recipe for the future cuz the wee-ones can help sprinkle the ingredients on the pizza.'s kinda silly, but I had to share my discovery.

Learning Spanish the UGLY WAY

So...I am going to learn Spanish.  I already took 2 years of Spanish classes at U of O, so I have a great foundation.  Chad went to Argentina on his mission, so he's already an expert, but I think it would be so awesome if we could speak it together.  We can have some conversations now, but I need to get better.  I always feel bad for missionaries who put so much effort into learning a language, and when they get home, they have no place to use their skills.  How frustrating would that be?  You know this great language, but you can rarely ever use it, and slowly it slips away from your memory.  Puedo hablar espanol, pero es necesario que aprendo mas. that I'm done with school for awhile, and my brain has had enough time to veg out, I'm back to learning.  I was so sick of reading and writing stupid junk for school, that I hadn't picked up a book for months....I didn't even read Harry Potter, and that's fun reading.  Now that I've had some time away from school, I'm ready to start exercising my brain again.  SO......I made the DORKIEST chart to help me learn body parts in Spanish.  When I was taking Spanish classes, I always wanted to make fun charts and flashcards, but I never had time.  So here she is....the ugliest lady to help me learn Los partes del cuerpo.

There is a reason she looks like a total hoochie.  So...I drew her first w/ only a skirt.  It had to be short so you could see her thighs...cuz I had to label them.  Then Chad said, she looks so manly!  She has the manliest to counterbalance that, I gave her huge bazoombas, so she would look like a girl, and then she needed a belly shirt so I could label her bellybutton.  Chad says her te-te's help distract from her stumpy man legs.  Anyway....I only drew her to help me learn...sorry she's skanky.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Good times

This was after the Duck game the other week, I forgot to post it.  I love the feeling after a Duck game when we win.....MMMMMmmmmm....AAAhhhh.  No more nervous, anxiousness, ya know?

We also got a dart board about a month ago.  It was only $10 and we have gotten so much entertainment out of it.  Yes...we are putting little holes in the walls....but we vowed that we would spackle, and repaint the area before we it's all good (it's not an apt).  Chad ofcourse was an amazing player the second we hung it on the wall.  I wasn't bad, but now after some practice and honing my wicked skills, we can get a good competition going.  We figure, if we're ever starving and out of moo-lah, we can go to a bar, make bets on our dart game, and go home with enough money for groceries.....JK!  But Chad used to get free milk in college by challenging his friends to 1 on 1 basketball.  That was at BYU Idaho.  We're really not that good, so if anyone is up for a game, let us know.  And yes, that's a real bulls-eye, I didn't walk up to the dart board and push the dart in.

Chad and I went fishing this Saturday.  The lake was beautiful and all, but of all the 3 times we've gone (which have been the only times I've gone in my life) we have never caught anything.  At this point, I'm not a big fishing fan, but Chad tells me that will change once I catch my first one.  Right now, fishing for me is getting some good snacks and standing/sitting by some water, which is okay, but certainly not thrilling.  Still, it was a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the good weather that will be gone all too soon.  

Friday, September 7, 2007

Coast Trip

On Labor Day, Chad and I headed to the coast for some rollicking good fun.  We started at the Driftwood Shores beach (free parking!) and started to build our fortress.  I must admit I was inspired by the Arnold's blog, with Mike, Jeff and Clay's awesome pyramids.  We started by making a big mound of sand, and then carved a box for the base.  We had no idea what we wanted to build.  Once the box was carved we had a fabulous idea.  We would build the Mayan Pyramid of Chichen Itza.  This last winter we went to Mexico, and we saw the pyramid in person.  It was amazing!  Every time we looked at it, we were was impossible to get tired of looking at it.  I would turn around, and then look at it again and say, Wow, then I would turn around to see something else, and then look again and say, wow.  With each look, the wonder of it just blew me away.  So...with only the memory of its appearance in our minds, we set out to build a mini replica.  Luckily, we finished just in time to avoid the tide whisking it away.  Hope you enjoy the play by play.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Well, I've officially jumped on the blogwagon. Chad and I went to the Duck's football season opener this last Saturday for his b-day. We also went with his dad and sisters, Lindsay and Hailey.