Wednesday, December 31, 2008

If you need to borrow a pair of gold pants, I've got 'em

We went to a party last night where the girls had to wear something with animals on it and the guys had to wear the ugliest sweater they could find. I stopped by the local Goodwill and first found a great sweater for Brent. Sadly, it wasn't neon. But, ugly nevertheless. Next I found a quite hideous animal print shirt with leopard faces all over it. Perfect for me! As I was headed for the cashier I noticed a pair of gold pants hanging by themselves at the end of a rack. For $2.99 I just couldn't leave them behind. The pants were definitely the hot topic of the party and provided many laughs. I'm also proud to say they earned me the prize for best female animal get-up. Brent however was outdone by a guy who came in his mother-in-law's Christmas poinsettia sweater.

Monday, December 29, 2008

My Little Inventor

Everyday Isaac comes up with about five new inventions to solve the problems he sees with the world. Last week as we were piling into the freezing cold car he had another invention brainstorm, "mom, it would be cool if there were heating pads attached to the seats that would warm-up the seats for you." Brent and I looked at each other from the comfort of our heated leather seats and sheepishly admitted that while the kids are freezing, mom and dad have warm and toasty backsides. Life is so not fair!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

We're Frozen

I'm all for snow at Christmastime. It sure makes everything feel festive. We had a big storm on Thursday night/Friday morning and the kids cashed in on their first snow day of the year. But today it is -31 degrees outside after the windchill (-5 before windchill). Snow good, winter lovely, windchill BAAAAAD. Our friends left for Mexico today where it is 85 degrees. We realized it will feel 115 degrees warmer in Mexico than it currently feels is that possible?!?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I copied this from my sister's blog who chose not to tag anyone, but invited anyone who wanted to, to play. The invitation is extended to you... Copy and paste into your blog. Highlight the things you've done.
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (Nights on the trampoline as a kid -- good times!)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food tacos from On the Border, not fun!
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (actually I took the elevator)
18. Grown my own vegetables...tomatoes every year
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France ...I've been to the Louvre museum in Paris where the painting is hung, but I didn't have enough time to make it to the Mona Lisa which is down in the depths of the huge museum.
20. Slept on an overnight train...I just slept on the "Orient Express" in Germany in September, anyone who's ever played Monopoly might recognize the name of the train line! It was a much better experience than the super hot and sweaty overnight trains my family took in Mexico when I was in 9th grade.
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (mostly as a kid when I wanted to skip an adult I was always too nervous I'd get caught in a lie if I tried to fake sick--it wasn't worth the effort!)
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (my husband talked about it from the pulpit at about most embarassing moment!)
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person ...we aren't too far, maybe Spring Break?
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language ...does pig latin count?
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited, but I'm going for my 40th bday in a few years
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted -- Does my dad's pencil drawings during church count?
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy...does my blankie count? I still have it.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar or escargot
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a, but it's on my list of things to do before I die
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- the turkey on pioneer trek -- not fun.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a, but Brent did for the first time this week
91. Met someone famous...I got to meet quite a few famous people while an intern at the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Los Lobos invited me to be a guest at their show after the fabulous tour I gave them (but I didn't end up making car to get there).
92. Joined a book club ...still miss my N.Cal book club friends. All our husbands would get together for dinner with the babies while my girlfriends and I socialized, snacked, and talked about books.
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Been to a foreign country