Monday, July 27, 2009

Cookies and Entertainment

Tonight, while Matt lies sick to his stomach up stairs, Sam and I needed some dessert. After asking me, "What's for dessert?", for the nineteenth time, I said, "Cookies!" While making the cookies, the white sugar spilled out of a hole in the bag every time I dug in with my measuring cup. I wondered what was tickling my toes.
Sure enough, I started paying attention and found a pile on the counter and a pile on the floor. I used to keep my sugar in a glass canister, but I was constantly frustrated by the fact that I my measuring cups, even the 1/4 cup, wouldn't fit into the canister and I had to use a spoon to scoop the sugar (and flour, brown sugar, rice) into the measuring cup. It was just too inconvenient.... But not as inconvenient as vacuuming sugar off the rug and floor.
Sam enjoys a good hunk of cookie dough now and again.
And they came out beautiful!
The Entertainment was also delicious.
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Have you ever LOVED a song, but you just couldn't remember the words, so you make up strange sounds to take their place? Sam is a master at this art.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Material Girl..... or is that Boy?

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Short and sweet. The video says it all....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sausage, any one?


Words cannot express the joy I felt when I found this fabulous sight in Salina, Utah. I saw it and I thought, now here is a butcher who loves his job. A few minutes after we snapped this beauty, Becky (my sis) went back to ask him where we could find the knives. He said, " The knives are on isle 4, and the band aids are on isle 7." So helpful!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I GOT TAGGED (I think, there are so many Julies out there that I never can be sure.)

1. What is your current obsession?

READING - Always and forever!
2. What do you hate that everyone else seems to love?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, and the Dave Matthews Band all music groups, all over rated.
3. What are you wearing today?
A black skirt with white flowers and a black t-shirt.
4. What’s for dinner?
We had tacos with the left over roast meat from Sunday. They were so good!
5. What would you eat for your last meal?
Sushi
6. What is the last thing you bought?
We got a brand new Ukulele for $5 at a garage sale today. I didn't know I was in the market for one but it seemed like a great deal that I couldn't pass up. Sam immediately ran to neighbor Joe to ask for a lesson.
7. What are you listening to right now?
Untamed & Uncut on the TV. A New Zealander's beloved pet, Major, is being whisked out of sight by some freezing and deadly class five rapid water. It's intense!
8. What do you think of the person that tagged you?
Well, if it's true that she did, in fact, mean me when she tagged a Julie, and even if she didn't I think she is beautiful, she has amazing talents in both music and sports. She's a dedicated person who 100% to everything she tries and if it isn't perfect the first time, it is the second. She is a fabulous mother who has her hands full but I've never seen her sweat it. I love her.
9. If you could have a house- fully paid for and totally furnished where would it be?
Carmel, California
10. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be?
Just one hour? Hmmm... Hawaii, I guess. I've never been there.
11. What is one of your hobbies?
READING and road trips.
12. What is your favorite quote?
"Never play leap frog with a Unicorn."
13. What is your favorite color?
In the past it's always been blue, but lately I've been liking the pink.
14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
White skirt.
15. What is your dream job?
I would love to own a book shop that's really quiet and usually has one or two customers per hour. It would have huge comfy arm chairs and a free hot cocoa station. I would read all day and recommend books to people. Wall to wall book shelves with a bit of room for some really good art pieces tastefully displayed.
16. Describe your personal style?
If you have ever met me you already know I am seriously lacking in this department. It's sad, really.
17. What is your favorite tree?
I like big trees that provide nice shade, as long as they don't have needles, I like them.
18. What are you going to do after this?
The dishes. Grrrrrr!
19. What is your favorite fruit?
I'm so not a fruit person and in general I don't like fruit. It has to be perfect in usually well prepared in order for me to partake. I have been know to enjoy such things and mango and strawberries. But again, they have to be perfect.
20. What inspires you?
If the dishes are done and I wake to a clean kitchen in the morning, I feel as if I can conquer the world!
21. Who was the last person that you kissed?
My niece, Marley Parley Pants.
22. What are you currently reading?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I've read it before and I'll read it again. I highly recommend it.
23. Go to your bookshelf, take down the first book that you see with a red binding, turn to page 26 and type out the first line.
"The earliest account we have of a Lethifold was written by the wizard Flavius Belby, who was fortunate enough to survive a Lethifold attack in 1782 while holidaying in Papua New Guinea."
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander.
24. What delighted you the most today?
Getting my car washed by our neighborhood artists. (Sam's art school was having a fund raiser.)
25. If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
26. If you bought a wiener dog today, what would you name it?
Oscar Mayer Johnson, of course.
27.What is a character trait or habit of yours that you inherited from one of your parents?
Lack of compassion from my mamasita and self-proclaimed hilarity from my dada.
The rules:
1.Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.
People I Tag: I tag anyone who thinks this might be fun. I guess I don't follow rules very well.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back to Report - Summer Vacation 2009

3 Nights Near Boise, Idaho
1 Parade

1 Night Of Fireworks

1 Baby Blessing

1 Goose Egg/Bleeding Head


1 Yellow Bellied Marmot

2 Days In Yellowstone National Park

10-15 Bison

6 Elk
20 Canadian Geese
3 Bald Eagles
1 Pelican
4 Coyotes
2 Giant Bugs

5 Belgian Waffles

4 Bears




1 Old Faithful
Many Hot Springs And Other Geysers.




Millions of Wild Flowers.

55 Minutes A Day Stuck In
Park Traffic

30 Painted Bison

8- number of dollars a value meal at McDonalds costs in West Yellowstone.
1 Night at The Playmill Theater
1 Grade School Teacher Found

1 Giant Queen Sized Bed Sam Had All To Himself.

3 Swimming Opportunities

1 Lost Tooth

2 Huckleberry Ice Cream Cones

2 Nights in Rexburg, Idaho

4 Burritos And 1 Dozen Tacos From The Taco Wagon

1,613 Miles Put On The Car.

3 Nights Roaming The Town Where I Spent My Childhood.