Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Sorry guys--I'm really not trying to be a horrible life-updating-blogger.  There's just not much to update about.  Work has been pretty demanding lately.  (Ick.)  I'm at an awkward phase where I don't know how selfish I want to be when it comes to working hours.  For example, do I want to leave at 5:00 (when our office "officially" closes), or stay until who knows when to get things done?  Today, I opted for the latter.  Turns out, who knows when was 7:00.  I don't even want to know how many purchase orders I did.  Well, maybe I do.  Tomorrow.

So...that's really about it.  I have a nice time on the weekends (although last weekend I did have to take some work home with me...).  I'm going on a ward campout this weekend.  That should be fun.  Oh, and I played in a Mesa High orchestra alumni concert last night.  Maybe I'll post on that at some point--it was certainly an adventure.

Until then, I am signing off.  Consider yourselves updated.  :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day Weekend--So Far

Hi people!  Labor Day weekend is only halfway through (ish) and already a lot has happened.  I will attempt to fill you in.

Friday night, most of our family went out to First Friday to visit the Arizona Science Center.  (I love that place!)  We had issues finding a place to eat, so we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time there, but it was an adventure all the same.  I will now show you pictorial evidence of our night.

The Coke machine at Five Guys.  Is this not the coolest drink dispenser ever?

Now I understand why everyone sits at this exhibit and laughs hysterically.

I think we look like pandas.

This is one of my favorite things at the Science Center.  It looses something in picture (versus video) form, but it is still awesome.

I almost had more pictures to take, which brings me to my next story.  As we were walking in downtown Phoenix (is it really downtown?  I have no idea.  It is to me), we saw some statues coming up.  They looked like dancers.  I was just saying to Sarah, "Hey, maybe we should take some pictures with them!" when we got close enough to see that they were all naked.  Yep, a bunch of naked women statues on the sidewalk.  Creepy!  Thanks, Phoenix!  (You can bet we walked down the other side of the street on the way back.  *shudder*)

On the way home from the Science Center, we somehow got on the topic of drinks at Sonic.  My brother-in-law and sister were telling us about some flavors of cream slushes that they really like, so then we were all in the mood to try them (even though we were still really full from dinner--Five Guys gives you a lot of food!).  Behold:

Oceanwater cream slush with cherry add-in

Lime cream slush with blue coconut add-in
Yeah, they look like the same thing (I think the guy taking our order got a little confused...), but they tasted different, I promise.  And they came in shiny silver cups.  Woo!

Yesterday morning, we came to Big Event #2 for the weekend: I got a car!

Isn't it pretty?  I have decided to call it Lucy.  Don't ask me where that came from, because I have no idea.  It's pretty much the same car I've been driving (my mom's is 2 years newer), but blue.  I have broken free of our family's silver Honda tradition!  Ha ha!  It's still a little weird that it's mine (or will be officially once I've paid it off).  I'm super excited, though!

Who knows what the rest of the weekend might bring.  (I have work off tomorrow--huzzah!)  I plan on cleaning out my closet tomorrow--should I be hoping that that is a big adventure or not?  Hmm...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I'm a bit obsessed with braiding my hair right now.  It probably doesn't look as good as I think it does (after all, I usually braid it myself towards the end of the day because I'm sick of my hair being on my neck).  But, I love it.  Not only does it pull my hair back, it doesn't have the obnoxious back-of-the-head-bump like a pony tail does.  Bliss, my friends.  Bliss.  Now I just need to learn how to French braid.

Hey, does anyone out there know how to French braid?  Can you do it on yourself?  Anyone care to teach me?  (Don't worry, Diana--I'll be talking to you soon.)  

That's all for now.  I just thought you'd all like to know.

Oh, and stay tuned for some exciting news this weekend involving wheels, the color blue, and Glendale.  It shall be an adventure!