Saturday, July 31, 2010

Go Sharks!

     I should have known it was going to be one of those weeks when I caught Jonah (6) peeing in the training potty. In the living room.

My kids at this for dinner one night. And liked it.

One piece of broccoli, some value can of ground beef ravioli, and a couple of smoked oysters. 

      And then, this was the worst. Our swim team banquet. I sure hope the coach enjoyed the self-congratulatory 3 hour love-fest that he orchestrated. Maybe a small portion of the 300+ swim team families enjoyed it too. Meanwhile I had a Lord of the Flies situation going on, trying to stay in control of my five kids. If you look really closely at this picture, you can see Jonah and friends in the background giving each other wedgies. 

This doesn't really have anything to do with my week, I just accidentally turned into a parking lot, saw this sign and said to myself, "Yup, think I just found my version of hell, and it's across from George Mason U."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Kelcy and Bryn

Two of my three sisters in-law have had birthdays this past week. I was thinking about them and remembered happy days when we were all college students living in Provo.

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Good times.

Anyway, one of our (Pete and my) favorite things to do was play jokes on them. This one time we borrowed my sister's 'Clueless Hands Free Phone,' it was this cool phone and you could use it to change the tone of your voice. Pete called them up and with this real low creepy distorted voice he started listing all these really personal facts about them and then we said that we were going to get them. Totally freaked them out. It was pretty great.

Another time we had some extra doughnuts from a ward activity and didn't know what to do with them. So we decided to drop them off at Kelcy's place, and then Bryn's. Kelcy was home so we just gave her the doughnuts and left. Then when we got to Bryn's we noticed that her car was gone. So we had this great idea. We wrote a note that said, "Dear Bryn, you're hot, but your roommates suck." Then we put the doughnuts on the doorstep and ran.  Thinking back, I guess that might have been a tiny bit funny for Bryn, but not so much for the other roomies. I think they probably threw the note away because I never heard anything about it from Bryn. I am laughing out loud as a write this memory but I also feel really guilty inside. I'm a delicate flower of emotions.  And these are the types of shenanigans my in-laws have been putting up with for 11 years. 

Happy Birthday Kelcy and Bryn. On the spectrum of sister's in-law, I know how lucky I am.  I'm sorry for you that your brother didn't marry someone with a bit more compassion, self control, maturity, and blond hair. But would a girl like that ever marry Peter? Guess you're stuck with me. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tai Pan

What does that even mean?

Aside from the signs that don't make sense, and the dumb earrings, and its location,  Tai Pan is so great. You really need to put it on your list of places to see the next time you are in Utah. I got some good stuff this trip. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You know that pair of "sexy back" shorts

that you bought at the Justin Timberlake concert 4 years ago? You know, the really tiny ones with the phrase "Sexy Back" printed across the butt? Yeah, I know you've been waiting to get the child bearing years over with so that you can start wearing them. So when is it ok to start putting them on? Well if you're a 30 year old mom, then the answer is-- never. Doesn't matter how awesome you (think you) look. Doesn't matter if you are just going to wear them to work out in the basement. Because you will forget that you have them on and take your kids to swim team where the creepy smoker dad is going to make about athousand comments about how he could read your A@* from his rear view mirror. Therein proving that the Country Club Hills Pool is not as classy a place as it sounds. And you fit in there. Perfectly.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Get a look at my latest certification. 

I feel like this word is overused but I'm gonna go for it. Seriously? Does this look like a joke to anyone else?