Wednesday, July 23, 2008

apron frenzy

Because I am really a middle aged woman, I have been spending my summer sewing away, creating aprons for everyone I know. I finished the first batch of 8 (6 for the roommates, 1 for the betrothed, and 1 for the lady with the master key). So, behold the fruits of my labors. My mother insisted on taking the picture outside so everyone could behold the beauty of Washington.

Roomies and extras, you can start your fight over who gets which one!

Monday, July 21, 2008

out of the mouths of babes

I officially work with the cutest kids around. Here's proof:

"When I grow up, I'm going to be a superhero"
"When I grow up, I'm going to be Jar Jar Binks"
"I want to be 13 because then I can start a band and be a rockstar"
"I want to be 19 because thats the perfect age"
"We're not goalies. We're defense"
"Sneak attack! Sneak attack!" (during soccer week. They have no idea what a sneak attack is)
"Look at my beard. Its as soft as a rabbit." -a 5 year old girl
"That banging noise must be a chicken running into the door." (it was construction)

Monday, July 7, 2008


Logging onto facebook and seeing that 7 people had updated their website info reminded me that I, too have a blog that I should probably update. So, here is a quick update of a summer that is halfway through, by the numbers.

2 trips to Idaho
20 peeling appendages
1 week in singles ward
5 weeks in a row spent avoiding singles ward
2 times peed on my small children
6.5 aprons sewn
2 times breaking the sewing machine
1 Jonas Brothers party
3 mission farewells
8 long goodbyes
4 wisdom teeth removed
2.1 seasons of the West Wing watched (thanks to wisdom teeth)
3 jobs held at once
5 bouts of sickness
3 trips to the doctor
1 fainting episode
341 hymns played (that would be all of them)
39 very strange dreams
7 lotion samples on my hands at one time
53 Mariners games lost
76 lists made
312 references made to things not understood by people in this state
39 rainy days
2 apostles seen
2 BYU basketball players lost (to engagement or the draft)
2 small children I've made cry
97 cravings for chicken coeur d'bleu, the MOA, or a banana brownie shake
255 replies to the facebook thread
11 days until Christian Bale returns to the big screen. RIP Heath
36 days til the mother of all reunions!