Thursday, April 29, 2010


Allergies, be gone!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My mom found this letter (written on a leftover valentine envelope no less) while going through some things at her house recently:

Was I a funny kid or what?!?

I wonder what I used for the 7 very small pieces of love...

I spy...

I spy Greg competing in the Legacy Duathlon 04.17.10

I spy Allie's aunt Sarah...

Monday, April 26, 2010

california dreamin'

A few additional California highlights:

The beach.


Two of my favorite boys all dressed up.

Nephew Ethan and my sweetie.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Shuffleboard, anyone?

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We went to California* for a few days in February with the Willis crew and Grandpa Willis taught us to play shuffleboard. IT'S HARDER THAN YOU WOULD THINK. (Read: I wasn't very good at it :) It was fun though and as Grandpa would say, there's nothing funnier than a bunch of 80 year old men swearing up a storm while they play. These people are serious about their shuffleboard. I wish we could have seen one of their tournaments. Matching team outfits and all. Hilarious.

*Sadly, the reason we went was for Grandma Willis' funeral. It's times like these when we lean on our beliefs for comfort. We know Grandma is in a good place and we will see her again.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

string cheese

Is 9 a.m. too early for string cheese?

I didn't think so either.

Notes on string cheese:

(Yes, I've managed to accumulate this much of an opinion on the matter over my years.)

  • String cheese must be eaten right out of the fridge while still very cold. Waiting even a few minutes to eat it entirely ruins the experience. (Did I just refer to eating string cheese as an experience? Clearly I need to get out more-dang grad school.)
  • Western Family string cheese reins supreme. I've tried other string cheeses, they just aren't as good.
  • String cheese is the best mid-morning snack ever created.
  • String cheese must be eaten in strings. Taking bites out of the whole stick is STRICTLY forbidden and just plain gross.
Now you know :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

mario at church

The children were extra wiggly during singing time last week so I had everyone stand up for a little bit of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." We started out by singing it soooo slow it was almost painful. Two quicker renditions later I told the kids we were going to sing it "Really, really fast. Like......super mario fast." It just fell out of my mouth that way and the kids ATE. IT. UP.

I have a feeling this one is going to stick.

P.S. They decided that "super mario fast" is when Mario gets a star item and becomes invincible.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Note to self: Never ask primary children how old they think you are. It's not good for your ego.

P.S. I'm the primary chorister in my ward now. Still doing the cub scout gig as well.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Do you think I could pull off hanging these in our bedroom? :)

Found via Ohdeedoh.


I just found out Hershey's makes kisses with macadamia nuts in them. Bad news, they're only sold in Hawaii. Good news, just another reason I need to go to Hawaii some day...

Monday, April 12, 2010

two years ago

We sat in the room adjacent to the one where we would be sealed for all eternity as our Sealer asked us how we met and what our plans were for the future.

"Do you have any questions about the ceremony?"

Greg and I looked at each other and shrugged.

"Let's do it!" Greg said.

The Sealer and I erupted with laughter (quiet laughter that is - since we were in the temple :)

"Ok then, let's get this done." The Sealer said.

We walked into the room where our family and friends were waiting. I was sooo nervous to see everyone. Not nervous because I was about to make eternal covenants, no, just nervous to see my loved ones waiting to witness the ceremony.

We walked out of the room 15 minutes later (estimation) man and wife for eternity. That's including the chat before the ceremony, the ceremony, and hugging everyone in the room after. I do believe we may have set the record for fastest wedding at the Bountiful Temple.

We had family members who were unable to attend the ceremony who missed the majority of the picture taking on the temple grounds after because the ceremony was so quick.

What can I say? My man knows what he wants and there's no waiting necessary.

Happy two years my Gregory Allan.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

at heiner's 04.06.10

"Home should be more than just a fueling station."

Visit past editions of "at heiner's" here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


What's better than finding $20 in your pocket? Finding over $200 in your checking account because of two silly math errors. We're talking addition and subtraction people, this isn't rocket science. It's not even calculus in fact. That's right, I'm one of those people. My check register must balance - to the penny - for me to sleep at night. I've been pouring over bank statements for longer than I'll admit trying to find a missing deposit when all along it was me not being able to add correctly. Sigh of relief.

I think it's time for a nap.

And maybe a repeat of first grade...