This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. I've been thinking a lot about what this holiday is for and have come up with a few ideas... Sure, it's for yummy food and to get together with family and friends, but what is it really about? Being thankful for this awesomely wonderful country that we live in where we can believe what we want to believe and vote how we want to vote? Is that really what we celebrate anymore? I haven't felt until recently that our nation and rights to be thankful for these big things like the right to religion and choosing what is best for your family are truly under attack. Maybe that didn't come out quite right, but I am concerned for the welfare of my family and if I am dealing with these issues now, what will my kids be dealing with when they have kids? I believe that this glorious country that people from all over the world wish and hope to come to is falling apart thread by thread. I just hope that there are still things to be thankful for when my little ones are grown. As for now... I am thankful for:

My Family
My Belief in God and my right to believe in Him how I choose to believe in Him
My Husband
My Little Lu
My Home
My Right to vote how I WANT to vote and not how people feel that I SHOULD vote... not that anyone has... yet.


Have you?

Is There Something In The Air?

I guess that its fall now... I woke up this morning and I could see my breath outside... just kidding, but it was cold compared to other mornings. I guess that fall is officially here then. Which means that Halloween is just around the corner and the question everyone has is:

What should I be for Halloween?

So, here are my options...

Battlestar Galactica Crew Member (Maybe even Admiral Adama)

And... that's about it, so I guess that's what I'm gonna be! Yay! I love Halloween!

Now, for the Tuce... I want her to be a white kitty cat, but can't find a costume, so I need to make one. Any suggestions as to where I should go for a pattern? Other than a fabric store, that is.

Timeshare Woes'

Dear Owner Services,

We sold our timeshare that we owned before we were married and I inherited after we were married, about 4 months ago. And it's still in our name. This has been nothing less than a nightmare. After many phone calls, which by the way, the new owner doesn't even have the same phone number anymore... and almost letters drafted up from our Lawyer... I got a call from the lady that brought us money in exchange for the Timeshare back in April. I explained to her that we keep getting information about this Timeshare and that it still is not in their name.

THEN... After I have talked to your office about 50 times, I called last week and they tell me that the County will NOT send them a copy of the Deed... Oh, no... he said... that's your responsibility to send that up to us. WELL THANKS FOR CLARIFYING!!! I've been trying to sort his bloody thing out for 4 months now and NOW you tell me that?!?! I have asked specifically about that and everyone that I have talked to said that the County would send you a copy... but now they WON'T? And to top it all off... I have been trying to get a hold of someone for 3 FREAKING days and no one has called me back AND we just got another Statement for the Maintenance fees that state that if they aren't paid by the end of October then a Lien will be placed on the property!

Thanks Owner Services... You're truly a gem.


Fred and Me

I started a Ballroom class last week. We learned the Rumba. This week we learn the Cha-Cha-Cha and the Tango. I really like it so far. I do need to get some high heals that I can wear to dance in because tennis shoes just don't quite cut it. Hopefully one day I'll be as graceful as Ginger Rodgers and be able to float over the dance floor... probably not. But, its something to hope for, right?

So, next Saturday I am starting a beginning Cha-Cha-Cha class and after this level 1 ballroom class is finished than I'll be starting the level 2 class. Mikey is all behind me with this because its something that I'm so excited about doing. I love ballroom and I've wanted to take a class now for, well our entire marriage.

Yearbook Yourself

Me... Circa 1996... I think I look better in this picture than I actually did back then. Yearbook yourself here. Then post a comment in my comments so I can see who did it and what you looked like. Its super fun, I promise!

In Honor...

I know that this makes me an Uber-Dork, but I just finished the final addition to the Twilight series yesterday. So, I saw this background and decided that it was appropriate to change for that reason alone. Now, I know that chess pieces have nothing to do with summer and they don't ever match the cute pictures that I have at the top of the page, but I don't care.

Its over...

No more Twilight books. This makes me the biggest nerd and some of you would I am SURE stick their noses up at me for even reading them in the first place. But, when you have 30, 12-18 year-old girls telling you every week that you should read them... you eventually give in to that "peer" pressure and ask for the first one for Christmas. And, then because your baby is too young to really do anything except sleep and eat, you end up reading the first 3 books in just over a weeks time. And, once you're done with that, you think... I wonder how its gonna end?!?! So, you go out and buy the last book the day it comes out (not in a big rush like fashion like others, but in a leisurely way) go home that evening and stay up until 3AM reading. You then pick at the rest of it (because of certain husbands coming home and certain daughters needing to be fed you can't sit and read it straight through) for the next 4 days and finally finish it yesterday.

I'm not going to go into my thoughts about it. I'll give everyone a chance to come to their own conclusions... But, I will say that it KILLED me that I couldn't read and read and read and read until it was done. That is all I'm gonna say about it.

Sharing Memories

So, Meg did this one too and I thought it was a swell idea. Not that I expect everyone to put up a memory of me (I see very few participating, actually) but I thought it was worth the post anyway. So, here's what you do...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

need EYE say more?

Away, away... My hearts on FIRE!

So, Mikey has been in Romania for the last week and he'll be there for another week still. I've been talking to him every day and we both set up accounts on Skype so we could not only talk but see each other for FREE! It's pretty awesome, really. I never would've thought that this would be possible 10 or even 5 years ago and now here we are! Anyway, I just wanted to put up a few pictures that have been forwarded to me by Emily, Ethan's wife. I have seriously appreciated the pictures that she's sent, because otherwise I would have just thought that Mikey went down to Southern Utah for two weeks and I just happened to drop him at the airport before he caught a ride down there. The pictures add to the reality of him being in a faraway land.

Picture Tales About ME!

So I was tagged by Meg on her blog to do this and I thought it was fun to see the images that popped up on Google for all of my different likes and dislikes.

Age on my NEXT Birthday: My age as of last Saturday was 30... And, I'm not all that broken up about it. I am embracing this new age in a way that has actually surprised me. Hopefully my age next year will be pretty good too. Crossing my fingees!

Month my Birthday is in: The month in which I was born is indeed the month we are in right now. Filled with fireworks and ice cream.

Place I'd like to visit: I've always wanted to visit places far and away, but this is the one place that I could visit and then die happy afterwards. Maybe someday.

Favorite place: Mike says that I get a particular look on my face when I climb into bed at night. It's a look that say "its finally time to go to sleep"! It is truly my favorite place in the world.

One of your favorite things to do: I never thought that being one with the Internet would be so fun and strangely fulfilling, but it has been and continues to be.

Favortie Color: I love this color and not necessarily the singer. I could take her or leave her, really.

One of my favortie foods: Its truly sad that I love these things as much as I do. It helped contribute to the massive amount of weight that I've gained and continues to help retain it, because I just love me some a them, sometimes.

One of my least favortie foods: I can handle these cooked and sometimes fresh (only in salsa and only vidalia or sweet ones), but otherwise they can go away!

Favorite Flower: I wish that I'd been able to have an enormous bouquet of these when we got married, but the truth of the matter was that I only had so much money and these were too expensive. It doesn't change the fact that I love them, still.

City in which I live: I don't know how long ago this billboard was up, but it can't be all that recent... after all, our car was broken into just about a week ago. 34Th safest place?!?! I think not.

Name of a past pet: My little doggy that we had for too long was put down a couple years ago and we did indeed name her after a "Star Trek" character... it's no lie.

A nickname that people call me: I don't know why my sister calls me "Darrell", but she does and it stems from "Newhart". Oh, the days when TV shows were all but a dream.

College Major: Seriously?!?!

My first job: I waited tables in the dining room at The Friendship Manor when I was 15 with my good friend Emily. We got the job together. It was one of those times that I'll never forget in my life. Totally fun and carefree, man! AND... I can't believe that they had this picture on Google Images... although, they didn't have the NEON sign when I worked there, that came later.

A hope for 2008: Isn't it a hope for just about everyone?! Silly I know, but you know me.

Now I tag: Mle, Terrible, Lolly, Lizbah, Lydia and Mary... I know that most of you prolly won't participate, but if I get even one of you than I will feel like I accomplished something in my life. Here's what you do: do a google image search and choose an image from the first page after you answer all of the questions.

Love you all!

30, Flirty and Thriving!

So, I had a wonderful Birthday this last weekend.  I had some family over for cake and ice cream on Friday night and went and saw The Police on my Birthday (which was Saturday).  it was just about the best concert that I've ever been to.  They were AWESOME!  My only complaint is that they didn't sing "Bring on the Night", but you can't have everything, right? 

 Anywho... here are some pictures of me and the cake that I made myself for my birthday.  The recipe is here if you're interested.  It's my 30, flirty and thriving cake.  Every 30 year old should have one.

Have You Ever Seen a Grown Woman Scream?

The following incident is by no means a reflection of Foxy Starbuck or its Affiliates.

July 15, 2008

Time: 2:30 PM

Place: My Front Yard

Incident: Pulling weeds along our driveway when all of the sudden out of nowhere this enormous BEE comes flying at my head. I duck and swerve and yell in the ugliest voice I can muster "Get AWAY From Me!", then proceed to run into the open garage and then inside because I am so embarrassed by the sound that just protruded from my very lips. I stay inside for another 2 hours with the hope that 1. No one saw my display of utter cowardice with a bee; and 2. If they had seen it, they forgot about it by the time I got back outside.

Birfday Blews

Over the last few years I've had a bit of a hard time reaching my birthday. If you don't remember then you can get a re-cap here or here, but I'm really trying to have a better attitude this year. We are going to see The Police in concert that night, which I am truly excited about. Now if only Sting would sing "Don't Stand So Close to Me"... I could die happy at 30. But, really I want him to sing "Bring on the Night" because I believe that is the best Police song, ever.

Anyway, back to the birfday blews... Turning 30 has got to be harder on my mom than it is on me. I mean after all I am her youngest. The last child to reach their 30's. She almost had a nervous breakdown when I turned 13, because all her kids were now teenagers. Maybe she doesn't realize that this is the year that all her children will be out of their 20's and maybe I don't need to remind her... btw, Mom... You should have stopped reading at the last paragraph, or really, you shouldn't have read this post at all.

Here is a little montage of pictures of me turning various ages throughout the years, just to remind myself that I was young... once.

Summer Nights

So, Mikey and I went on a drive last night at around 9:30 in the p.m.  We had the windows rolled down, sunroof open and music up... and of course Tucy in the back seat.  While we were driving I remembered this summer night that Ethan and I drove up to Farmington to pick up a camera.  It was a few months after I had bought my Cabrio and he hadn't driven it yet.  So, I let him drive.  It was about 10:30 or 11 at night and there weren't many people on the road.  We had the top down and the music cranked.  The reason I remember this so vividly is because while we were on the Freeway, Ethan had this idea to look up whenever we went underneath a bridge.  So, for the entire trip that's just what we did.

Then when Mikey and I were driving around last night, I looked up when we went under a bridge and it brought my right back to that time.  

Then I started thinking about when I lived in SL and how Mikey used to come over to our house in his old 4Runner with the music blaring.  We'd all sit out in the front yard for hours chatting and hanging out, then go on a drive in his 4Runner to find a 7-11 that none of us had ever been to before.  Those summer nights when the low is 70 degrees.  Summer is good times and I wish it'd stick around all year.

C'mon Little Doe-ggie!

Lucy has been crawling around lately with things in her mouth, like toys or her sippy cup. This morning it was a sock. It was a clean sock from the laundry basket that I had in the living room waiting to be folded.

what the..?!?!

You Are Aurora! (A.K.A. Sleeping Beauty.)

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Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

What the crap kind of quiz is this to say that I'm Sleeping Beauty?! This quiz is clearly rigged.


This thistle is growing in our rain gutter above our patio in the backyard. It is no lie... in fact, you can see another thistle next to it and there is indeed another next to that one. Mike said that he isn't going to remove it until you can see it from the front of the house.

I don't dare go up on the roof for fear of what else is up there. A stinging nettle maybe? I dunno.

Lucy Tuce

My little girl is getting so big I can't even believe it! She is fitting in 18 month old pants and will be walking at some point. When did she become not a baby?!?!

Here are a couple pictures of her as of late... I think she's a gem!

Wasting Time

How much do we sit wasting time on mundane or irrelevant things? I waste SO much time that it might be classified as embarrassing. My mom used to refer to me as the "doddler" in the family and I know that I've talked about this before but, it hasn't changed in the 2 years since I last brought it up. I recently discovered this magazine and I really wanna get it. It's supposedly has all these ideas about how to organize everything from...

Your Home
Your Leisure

It is definitely something that I need to look into getting. Mikey and I had this big conversation while we were at dinner for our anniversary about having another baby. I am not ready, but he feels like he isn't getting any younger. So, we're at a crossroads about it. I feel like I need to wait a little bit longer, because I don't want to go through all that I went through before just yet. That and I haven't lost all the weight yet that I gained before. Which brings back the doddler part of me. He asked if the reason for me not losing the weight is because I don't want to be pregnant again.. and, you know I hadn't actually thought of it that way, but I think that he might have something with that. Then the realization kicked in that I am a selfish, selfish person who only thinks about herself. But, lets stick with the "doddling"... one thing at a time here.

So, my point is that maybe if I get something that will help me learn HOW to not doddle, then I can start to utilize those skills with everything, from cleaning my house to exercising.

The first step is buying the magazine... so, we'll see.

Has it been that long?

Mikey and I have been married for 8 years today!

I can't believe that it's been that long! It seems like almost yesterday that we got married and were heading down to St. George for our honeymoon.


Anyway, I don't have a scanner, but I do have a camera, so I took a picture of a couple wedding pictures from that time.

So, I've been thinking about all that we have been through together since we've been married and I came up with a list. Here it is for all that are interested:

2000 - Quit my other job and hung out by the pool all summer long. (got a rippin' tan, too)
Started teaching Pre-School again at Realms
2001 - My Nanny died
Read the first 4 Harry Potter books
September 11th happened
Left Realms (a story for another time, perhaps)
2002 - Found out I was pregnant
Had a miscarriage
Mikey's Grandmother died
Found another job and started learing Quickbooks
2003 - Touched by an Angel was cancelled (i.e. Mikey out of a job)
Mikey started his business with his long-time working buddy
I was layed off and started working at The Costume Closet
2004 - quit costume Closet and started working as an office manager for an A-hole!
Had an awsome Halloween party where I went as Miss America with a tiara and all
2005 - Mikey business moved into a bigger office space and they landed the FarenHYPE 9/11 documentary... Production AND Post Production... I was the Production Accountant
I was fired from that Office manager job, because he's an A-hole!
I found out I was pregnant again
I had another miscarriage
Remodeled our living room and turned a bedroom upstairs into a dining room... and we did a lot of other home repairs.
Got another job working at this awesome company for these awesome people!
2006 - Mikey's Grandfather died
I found out I was pregnant again
Went through a rough pregnancy (because I'm classified "High Risk" with an "Incompetent Cervix")
2007 - Had our little girl and she is wonderful!
Mended some fences with family that were broken
Love being a mom
2008 - Tucy turned 1 and is wanting to walk and thats about it.

So, I think that this timeline is accurate, but I'm not 100% on the accuracy. All I can say is that it's been a wild 8 years and I hope that it will be a wilder 8 years to come.

So, here we are the night after our reception. We all went to dinner at PF Chang's... I'll start on the left and work my way around the table.
Jannie, Brian, Grant, Erin, Sam, Greer, Mom, Mikey, Me, Ken, Shauna, Kurtis, Ethan, Terri, Traci and Jim.

Oh, how things have changed since then.

Silly Serpent

The other night Mikey and I were out in the front yard. We'd just put Tucy down for the night and he was changing a sprinkler head that had been damaged at some point. I heard our neighbors next door talking about how they had found something in the bushes next to their house. Now, I knew that it was a gardener snake, because I have seen this snake a couple of times. I was glad that they had discovered it, but didn't really think anything more of it. The kids across the street all ran over to look at the snake and the boy that lives next door (lets call him Boy 1), I guess didn't want it, so one of the kids that lives across the street (actually their dad lives across the street, their mom lives a couple blocks away, but that's another story for another time) anyway, the boy across the street (lets call him Boy 2), I guess was gonna take the snake, because Boy 1 didn't want it, or something. Anyway, so, Mikey and I are sitting out in the front yard and we hear this exchange:

Boy 1 - You can't take it, don't go!
Boy 2 - I'm gonna go home.
Boy 1 - You CAN'T! Don't go, you ass-hole!
Mikey - Did he just call one of those kids an ass-hole?
Boy 1 - I want it back! I want to keep it!

This all happens as Boy 2 is walking across the street with a Costco diaper box that has some holes cut into it, obviously holding their new found friend. Boy 1 runs after him crying hysterically, wanting his new friend, the gardener snake back.

Key Note: The information that I forgot to mention and the thing that makes this decidedly even more funny is that these boys are about 6 years old.

You say you want a... what?!

My good friend Ethan and my husband are going to be working on a documentary about this... they will be traveling over to Romania in July to film everything, then will be putting it together and distributing it to High schools and Colleges.

December Films is looking for donations that will be matched $ for $ up to $5k. If you are interested in contributing... go here.

Audience Participation

So, I have had this here blog now for more than two years! Yay me!

But, the sad thing about this fact is that my audience hasn't increased at all! In fact I have fewer participants than I had at the beginning... and I know about life and all, but c'mon people! Is it that hard to leave a comment?

I try to go to blogs and read up and leave comments if I am inspired to... I guess maybe I should do that more often. Then maybe you'd be inspired by my inspiration. I have to give that a whirl or lookskie or whatever the lingo is nowaways.

Speaking of lingo, we watched "Juno" last night and for the first 10 minutes of that movie I had no idea what those girls were talking about! Am I getting old?

Ballroom Weight

Uh, hmmm...

So, here I am again, talking about the weight that I still need to lose. Mikey and I had a conversation on Saturday about how long I have been talking about losing weight. And, how I haven't really done much at all to lose it. Its been a year. I was working out in the yard on Saturday, pulling weeds and today my legs are so incredibly sore! I just pulled some weeds!

I am in ridiculously awful shape. I want to start taking a ballroom dancing class next month. It will all depend on our budget. I would love to take one. There is a beginning class that is once a week for an hour and a half per class. You learn all the basics... The Tango, Waltz, Fox Trot, Jive... etc... etc... I can't think of anything else that excites me more about working out then ballroom dancing.

Except maybe the Cardio Cinema room... which I haven't been inside in a long time. I'm gonna go tonight. I hope they don't have a stupid movie playing.


I haven't really updated about the things that Tucy has started to accomplish lately. So, here goes...

* I don't know why she thinks that she needs to throw her sippy cup on the floor after every drink. It doesn't matter how thirsty she is.
* She is now fluent in the following words: Uh-Oh, Daddy, Boo, Hi Daddy, Whoa, Oops, did I say Daddy? And as of today... Hello, except she says it like, Ello!
* A crawling maniac inside the house and on the sidewalk, but hates and I mean hates the grass, unless I force her to walk on it... then she's fine.
* Using everything like its a phone... toys, car seat buckle, everything... I guess I talk on the phone more than I thought I did.
* Picking up her books, opening them and reading to herself. Although I can't understand a word she's saying, I know that she can read perfectly and she's only 15 months.
* Standing up for a minute or two at a time... she was doing this more about a week ago, now she won't let go of my fingers when she is standing. I guess it comes and goes.
* Splashing in the bath tub I think is her favorite thing to do and she's really good at it.

That's about all that I can think of right now. I'll try to be better about updates of what shes doing and how shes developing. I said I'd try.

So Nleep Rof Me!

So, last night was the official first time that Tucy has been "up all night" with a sickness.

She had been fussy all afternoon and didn't want me to leave her sight. I thought that it was because one of her aunts came over and she can get kinda clingy when people come over that she isn't used to. She refused to take a nap in the afternoon and so, I finally got her ready for bed at about 7:00 and just put her down. She was still a little fussy after a couple minutes and I figured that it was her teeth bugging her, so I went back into her room and gave her some Tylenol. Then I went down in the basement at about 7:25 to eat my dinner and watched some tv. At about 7:45 she started to cry. I thought that she was just overly tired and so, I was trying to let her cry it out. Mikey came home about 20 minutes later and went in to get her. She had throw-up all over her bed, clothes, face, hair... everything.

How was I to know? I feel completely guilty for not checking on her and taking care of the puke right away, but how was I to know that she threw up?

I gave her a bath. Put her in clean clothes and put everything else in the washer. She has a couple blankets that she LOVES and cannot go to sleep without them. So, I had to wash them quickly so that she would go back to sleep. Mikey rocked her while cleaned everything up. We finally put her back down at about 9:00. She woke up again at midnight and I made her a bottle (which she rarely gets now, because she has just had a sippy cup for months) and Mikey gave her the bottle and was going to put her back down. Well, she threw-up the entire bottle.

So, I pulled her out of her soaked clothes, got her the other "favorite" blanket and some new jammies. Then I sent Mike to bed and I stayed in her room with her until almost 2am rocking her. I put her down, stumbled into bed, had a dream about seeing The Police in concert and was awakened again at 4:45 by her whimpering. Went back into her room and rocked her back to sleep. I went back to bed at almost 6:00 and was awakened again by the morning routine of Mikey.

I think that she is feeling a bit better now. She still hasn't eaten anything of substance yet, but I'm hoping that I can get her to eat this afternoon.

What a night!

"What do you see...

when you look in the mirror... Are you happy now?
Happy is when your mouth is smiling, c'mon show me how...
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Could it be surprise?
Open up your mouth real wide, same this with those eyes...
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here is what I see...
Someone who is very special looking back at me!"

These are the lyrics to a song that plays on one of Tucy's toys... I find that this song has more meaning than most songs on the radio nowadays.

The first time I heard it I thought to myself "What DO I see when I look in the mirror?"

I don't really know where I was headed with this. All I know is that Tucy's toy seems to have it all figured out. Its sad that I was compelled to take a good look at myself from a song that a Fisher Price music toy plays. I guess whatever gets you there.

My Color

Take this test!
You're a bold, confident orange. A warm, powerful color that indicates a strong, welcoming personality, orange is the mark of people who are social and extroverted by nature. Vibrant, with an upbeat attitude, you have a bright, inviting demeanor. Energetic and fun-loving, you're a real friend-magnet. Your easy charm and unassuming manner make you the sort of person people want to meet and get to know better. Well-rounded and fun to be around, you enjoy helping others, so it's no surprise that orange also symbolizes attraction. Orange is an extraordinary color — for an extraordinary person.

Magazine Cover's

Think I can actually pull it off? dunno...

but, it was fun creating them anyway.

It's Baaack!

For it's 4th and Final season... Tonight is the premiere.

SciFi Channel 10/9C... or 8pm MDT

The Battlestar has returned!


So, Mike went out of town on thursday night. He went with a friend and they were meeting some people down south to explore a few canyons. They were heading down just outside of Ticaboo, UT and had just left Hanksville going south on the road to Bullfrog when BAM! they hit a cow.

Mike had just set the cruise control at 70 mph and didn't even see the cow. It was a dark cow sitting in the middle of the road. (They were driving through an Open Range) He didn't even break. They plowed right through the thing.

Now, the lucky part about this is that they both walked away from it with only a couple tiny sratches from glass that they had to brush out of their hair. but, the unfortunate thing is that the 4runner is TOAST!!! Completely totaled... here are a few pics of the car that he sent me to show me just how messed up the poor car was.

It was a good car. It served us well. Its sad to see it go.

Pa-rade Pa-shmade!

I have been looking high and low for an easter dress. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, because I knew that firstly... Mikey wouldn't let me spend a lot and, secondly... if I lose a bunch of weight I'm not gonna want a fat girl dress that I spent $80 on. BTW, $80 is a LOT of money for me to spend on a dress.

So... Here is the dress that I ordered today.

It was on sale for $24.99

I also got these shoes to go with it...

All I need now is my Easter bonnet and I'll be set for the Easter Parade!

Lemon Cleanse

What is the big deal about being skinny anyway... Sure, you can wear the cute clothes and feel super fantastic about yourself, but is that really what the big deal is about?

When I was 50 pounds lighter I didn't feel any better about myself than I do now. I know that this is a sad fact, but the truth is that I haven't ever been happy with my body or face, or anything in between. That is my goal this year (even though its now March and I haven't done so well with it so far), but my goal is to try to change the way I think about myself. I want to start believing that I am a sexy girl and that my body is beautiful. So, starting this Friday I am starting a Lemon Cleanse...

This is my way of kicking myself in the nuts and seeing how I deal with it. I am doing this for the cleansing idea and not the weight loss idea... although, the weight that I can potentially lose isn't half bad either. I will be on it for 15 days starting Thursday, March 13Th and finishing on Thursday, March 27Th. This cleanse is supposed to rid your intestines of all the build-up that has accrued since you were but a youth, and since I haven't ever done a cleanse before... than that is exactly what it is going to do.

So, this is my way of trying to amp myself up to go on this cleanse and succeed. My better half doesn't think that I can do it, but I am going to prove him wrong once and for all. btw... this isn't the first time I have come up with an idea like this and I have always failed in the past... TODAY I am taking the step to change this, for the better. I am going to go on this cleanse and succeed with it... the full 15 days!

Sunday Drive

Mikey and I took Tucy on a drive yesterday. It was rainy and yucky, but we still wanted to get out of the house. So we drove down to Payson and then took the loop around the backside of Utah Lake home (which is Hwy 68 for any that are wondering).

Anyway, we are driving along this road and we encounter some standing water. It looks about 3 or 4 inches deep. That was kinda fun... Then we encounter more and more and even more standing water on this road. I gets to the point when there is so much water that we are driving through that we have to slow down to like 5 or 10 miles an hour because its so deep. We get through all the standing water and start ascending a bit to higher ground, thinking that we are all done going through these flood areas.

Then we reach the newly developed area behind the lake. Brand new homes that start at roughly $250k to build, right. We approach a sign that says "flood area", but there is no water... thats funny. We drive a little father and pass yet another sign that says "flood area" and then approach what I can only describe as a miniature lake in the middle of the road. There was probably 2 1/2 to 3 feet of water that we had to drive through. There were cars just parked on either side of this "body of water", because the water was so high that some of them couldn't even get through.

I guess that is the price you pay to build a house with a lake side view. Anyway, our Sunday drive turned out to be a bit of an adventure... one that neither of us anticipated. And, Tucy slept through just about all of it... too bad.

10 Events of 2008 ~ part 2

1) President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away

2) Tucy turned One (1) Whole Year!

3) President Thomas S. Monson was called to be the new Prophet/President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is
especially significant because he married Mikey and me.

4) American Idol is down to the top 24 (and eliminating 2 boys and 2 girls tonight so, they'll actually be down to the top 20)

5) Tucy is getting her front right tooth (and is very grumpy because of it)

6) I was able to buy some Pureology and it has helped my hair immensely (Thanks, Natania)

7) Mikey left work early one day when it was nice and sunny and we went over to the park and walked around with the babe

8) I made Lasagna one night and it was just about the best Lasagna that I've ever made

9) Took Tucy to the book store and bought her some much needed books for her birthday, including, but not limited to... Baby Einstein Numbers and Baby Einstein Letters.

10) I have discovered the 100-calorie cookie... Ingenious!

Happy 1st Year!

I guess it's good that I didn't kill her in the first year. Does that mean that I might know a teensy bit about raising a child? I'm still questioning that. All I know is that she had a wonderfully splendid Birthday party yesterday.

I created a slide show to show just how fun her first Birthday was... I hope that it makes sense. I tried to caption all the pictures, so it should make sense, but then again it might not.