Monday, September 22, 2008

Ransom Note

I went to my youngest sister's (I suppose I'm not allowed to say "little sister" anymore since she's in her twenties...and married) wedding reception over the weekend in Idaho Falls. *Congrats to Adrie, by the way!* The next day, my sister Jennie and I drove to the Idaho Falls temple to take the car seat from my parents' car (they forgot to leave it for us). So they wouldn't panic and think that someone had taken it, we decided to leave them a note. We were in a pretty silly mood, so the note turned into a ransom:

We took your car seat.

If you ever want to see it again, bring home chocolate ice cream and cupcakes and M&Ms (peanut and plain) and breakfast cereals and orangutans and fruit bats and sloths...

Us

Later, Jennie and I were sitting downstairs together when my Mom came into the room with gigantic bags of M&Ms (peanut and plain)...the ice cream and cupcakes were upstairs.

And that is just ONE of the reasons why my mom is the coolest.

* Incidentally, in case you're wondering why the heck we started asking for fruit bats and sloths, run to your local video store and rent Monty Python and the Holy Grail...all will reveal itself in due course. ;)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Reading Rainbow

I've started taking my kids to the local library every week. Last week was our first visit. It was quite the adventure. I learned it's extremely difficult to keep two small children from pulling all the books from the shelves. I also learned that one book per child DEFINITELY is not enough to satiate their appetite...at least this is the case with Alex and Elise.

Jon came with us for our visit this week. He served in a sort of "Defender of the Fish Tank/Keeper of the Peace (and Quiet)" capacity. I made an effort to get more books for the kids. But their books and my books meant we had an enormous stack to carry out with us when we were finished. So, yesterday, I swung by Old Navy to see what summer beach totes they had on clearance and bought this cute destination tote for about $8.00. No more tottering piles of books to juggle on my way out. It's roomy enough to fit all the many, many (many, many) books my kids want and I can keep my key chain library card in the zipper pouch in front. And the best thing? The color scheme takes me back to my childhood days in the 80's watching Reading Rainbow on PBS.

Picture from Old Navy

Beautiful Day

I walked into my office this morning to find this lovely floral display. Two of my bosses brought it back from yesterday's Cache Rich Assoc. of Realtors luncheon. I'm happy they decided to let the receptionists have it. It's right above my computer screen and smells divine. Kind of makes me want to demand flowers more often from my husband...I won't though. It's more fun when they're given spontaneously. Like I can say, "Jon, I want more spontaneity--buy me flowers!" Ha! Right.

Close-up shot.

I was obsessed with the little red berries. They're so colorful and fun.

5 Confessions

I hate carnations, but secretly like the way they smell.

I'm landlocked, but am terrified of sharks.

I'm a sucker for a nice compliment.

I live in a messy house, but hate clutter.

I think everyone should seek counseling...the world would be a better place for it.

Welcome to my madness...
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