Friday, October 31, 2008

FFF--In honor of Papa and Halloween (EDIT)

Sort of.
Check out my dad second from left in the front row. Sweet costume, right? Oh wait, this wasn't for Halloween. He was totally a musician back in the day. EDIT: I just found out from Aunt Visor that this was, in fact, a tap dance team. Can you stand it? And you can see where his cuteness comes from right? Still so cute. I only wish he still had this outfit so I could dress up one of my kids, preferrable Cracker, that could look just like him. And is that or is that not Landee's Jbird there on the front row, right? I mean, right?
Happy Halloween you gize. I'll post our own Halloween pics this weekend.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

THE Girls Weekend of a Lifetime (at least for now)

Many of you already know this story but for those of you that may be confused, let me tell you where I was last weekend. Me and five other girls cousins decided on taking a little girls weekend up to Washington. Technically we stayed in Seattle but we all know the real draw for us was here: Forks, Washington baby! And let me tell you, this little town of 2000 people has totally embraced this book. Here I am outside of the city's visitors center and what did we see?--Bella's truck of course.
These two ladies (one the head of the Chamber of Commerce) are both named Marsha and both gaga about this series. They even had little maps made up that show you where all of the spots in the book happened.

Even in the nearby city of Port Angeles, we found the little Italian restaurant where Bella and Edward ate their dinner. True, cuz look what is on the door!

We even ate there you gize.

And if you still think I'm making all this up, check out what is in the parking lot at the hospital.

Of course, we went to Bella's house.
And at the Cullen's house, we found out they weren't home right now.

I decided on the plane over there that we needed some sort of a "sign" and came up with the F on our fingers which can stand for Forks or Flank, whichever you prefer. So, here we are "flanking it" outside the Cullen's house.

We even saw the high school.

Don't get me wrong, we did actually hang out in Seattle too and saw tons of cool stuff like the Pike Street Market and the Space Needle.

I'm still soooper sad it's over. If you want to see some HILARIOUS posts/videos of other parts of the weekend. Go here, here, here, or here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TUNE IN TUESDAYS--Seattle Edition

Need some advice?
Where is the best place to make a potty stop when you are driving in the middle of nowhere and somebody REALLY has to go? How to get the most for your money on the fountain drinks on the ferry? Should you be embarrassed by teenagers when staging a scene from a fictional book?
You've got questions.
I've got answers.
Good Advice #1: When going on a girls weekend with 5 other ladies who are as obsessed with the Twilight series as you are,......pick Washington. Specifically, Forks. Home of Edward, ....and Bella,...and everyone else who is in those books.
Good advice #2: Make sure you are stopping and resting enough from your travels to enjoy fountain soda beverages at regular intervals.

Good Advice #3: Stock the car with snacks/junk food. That is a long trip from Seattle to Forks, yo.
Good Advice #4: Stage the scene where Bella almost gets hit by the van at the high school before Edward saves the actual high school. And don't be embarrassed by the REAL Forks high school football team watching you with disgusted faces as you do this. And don't forget that Edward is not real and won't come to save you...........cuz you might be disappointed. Not that I would know or anything.

Good Advice #5: Don't forget to do the usual Seattle touristy stuff like the Space Needle. That is a SRSLY high building yo.

Soooo many more stories and pictures to come later. But now for you questions, if you have any. Cuz I give good advice.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just Muscle Through It

I don't know how I'm going to do it. Being back from vacation has put me in tears mode. How can it be over? I suppose I'm just going to have to muscle through the PVD (that Post Vacation Depression). And to top it all off I cannot be editing and laughing over my pictures and making an awesome blog post cuz of the craziness of the day. But I wanted to leave you gize with this picture. Just to give you an idea. More (much more) to come later. Twilight fans hollah.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008



I've got it.  Which hospital gown better accentuates your features?  How to sneak sips of Diet soda to the patient without the nurses looking?  Which buttons on the bed help change the TV channel instead of call the nurse?

You have questions and I've got answers.  AskMemzy is here -- though not exactly responsible for her advice this week.  I'll do my best.  Before you are totally confused by this post let me tell you a quick story of what happened last weekend that some of you may not know:

My dad had an accident.  He was by himself in Sears and decided to go downstairs to visit a man he home teaches.  He tried to get on the escalator and lost his balance.  The railing is really low and since he can't brace himself with his arms, his body weight propelled him over the edge of the escalator railing and down to the floor below.  He fell 23 feet and landed on his left side.  He fractured his pelvis and broke his elbow.  It is a miracle he didn't land on his head or have any paralysis of any kind.  He has spent the whole weekend at KMC awaiting surgery on his arm, which he finally had today.  


Good advice #1:  Even if the nurses/doctors say the patient can't have anything to drink--you can make it happen.  Smuggle in a can of diet coke in your purse (along with bendy straw cuz he can't sit up fer duh).  When there is a lot of noise on the other side of the curtains open up the can so they won't hear the captivating sound of carbonation.  Hold straw to patients mouth for sips and then hide the can strategically behind the wheel of the cart.  They will never know.  

Good advice #2:  The black button is for changing the channel.  The big RED button is for the nurses.  But if one gets accidentally pushed just pretend you don't know what she is talking about.

Good advice #3:  Take lots of pictures.  Because that "morphine glow" cannot be replicated in real life.  Capture that moment while you can.

Now it's your turn.  Hit me with it.  You never know...I might nail it this week.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today my picture choice is of the fattest, cutest, 6 monf old baby girler you've ever seen.
My niece, Clara.Can you stand the fatness and tutu?

Have a good weekend people.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Disneyland Montage

So, one of the main reasons we went to Disneyland right now was because at Halloweenie-time they go ALL OUT with the deco and stuff. I've never really enjoyed Halloween myself until my third son came along. He is completely obsessed with this partcular holiday and so I can't help but catch the fever. We got there right when the gateS opened and went directly to the Haunted Mansion--completely done up like "The Nightmare Before Christmas". I couldn't stop staring at Char Char the whole time while he went through that ride. I'll never forget it.
My sweet little Cracker when told to make a spooky face.
The first two hours we walked on every ride. No waiting in lines!! The rest of the day we waited anywhere from 10-20 minutes. It was awesome. And no trip there is complete without a ride on the Jungle Cruise si claro.
When the jokester cruise director told everyone to duck because the natives were shooting spears at us, Chaz completely crouched down on the floorboards giggling the whole way. Cracker was enjoying the jokes as well.
This is the tear stained face of Cracker after we made him go on Splash Mountain (see previous post).
So, afterward we decided on a nice, calm ride..........Winnie the Pooh.

One of the things I forgot that is really fun is "Honey I Shrunk the Audience". 3-D done right.
A brief resting outside the tea cups.

We saw a gajillion mormons there. Cuz we heard quite a few "Go Cougars" as we passed with Char wearing his shirt. ILOVED Disneyland and I want to go tomorrow. ::sigh::

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Some things to ponder

I am the best Power Ranger on the planet as proven here in my photo. Check out my score! The focus,.......the follow through....
Shed likes to make retard faces.
7 year olds (in front of Shed) DON'T like 50 foot drops.
4 year olds who are obsessed with everything scary and creepy want to be in front and think they have died and gone to heaven.

More later.......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No Tune in Tuesday,...I repeat....No Tune in Tuesday

Me and the Shed are down at Disneyland today celebrating Halloween with our obsessed kids. We've been wanting to go forever and decided now is the time. They decorate it full of Halloween stuff and my littlest is going to FREAK. Pics to come later. But until I can get back to TIT (Tune in Tuesday fer duh), I thought I'd share this cute family that let me take their pictures last weekend. Thanks Lisa and Brad........your kids are ADORABIBBLE!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Vokslauf Mud Run (or: "Pain is Good")

This weekend my hubby and I ran in the local Mud Run put on by the United States Marine Corps. It is a 5K race with about 30 obstacles they put in your path to slow you down. Cute how their little slogan is "Pain is Good" because I can barely move my muscles enough to type this right now. It was actually a total BLAST and here is my group of friends from the gym that we teamed up with. It was FAR-EEEZING that morning and I almost chickened out (cuz there is a lot of mud and water and even crazy water truck guys that ride around the course trying to spray you--it happened to me). I can take the heat when doing stuff like this but cold really gets to me.
These pictures come courtesy of my friend, Christy, in the gray shirt here. She and her husband (black shirt) had a friend following the course taking snap shots. So, I'm not in most of them but at least you can see what I had to do. Here is a 1/4 miles mud trench. Sometimes is was ankle deep but most of the time it was up to my waist. ::screaming quad muscles::
Here I am, very attractively, getting over the very high poles. Don't I look graceful?
The rope mountain, as I call it. Shoulda worn gloves that day. My hands were raw.
Coming down from the poles.This rope thingy was over a huge water trench.

Then there were mud tubes. Deesgusting.
After the race. Notice me in the background obviously reliving the event with my friend.
And then you got to be hosed off by the fire department. The water was actually warm!

So, in a nutshell,............I loved it. Even tho I won't be able to sit on the toilet properly for about a week. You gize wanna come do it next year?

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