Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lake Powell Blob Launch

So I just got back from Lake Powell and thought I would quickly post this video. Gary bought a blob and we had so much fun with it. It was such a blast!




video

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The good old days...

So Saturday morning I woke up at 6:30 a.m. I couldn't sleep (that never happens). So I got up and cleaned the house and then headed to home depot early to start a yard project. As I was driving down 700 east I saw this car in the driveway of the neighbors house. It reminded me of the fun, good old days when I was in college. This is something I would have so done! It gave me a good laugh so I stopped and took a picture.



Yep... That is post it notes all over the car.The car in front of that was seran wrapped. So awesome. Now I want to do this to someone.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Blog Remodel

So I decided I wanted a new BLOG background... So I did a little blog remodel.. Hopefully I don't get sick of this any time soon!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspiring...

I came across this quote on Pinterest and loved it.. It is from an awesome artist and icon.

"He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you."

Bob Marley

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Saturday

Today was a great day.. We went to Deer Creek Lake for a swim. Millie and I can't get enough of lake outings together. It was a lot of fun. I decided to get in an open water swim as well. So after throwing the ball for an hour and getting Millie exhausted, I tied her to a bush and went for a swim. The water was slightly cold.., (I didn't wear my wetsuit).. but it felt good. Felt good to train in open water.

Millie swimming! She is a little fish.. Ok she really is a lab, but she loves the water. She LOVES playing fetch, and LOVES water so playing fetch into the lake is sure Bliss for her!

I can't throw the ball back into the water fast enough

Soaking up some sun rays!

The weather was perfect. Blue skies and smooth water.

On the way home Millie was exhausted. She could hardly stand up on the front seat. She finally broke down and layed down. She keep falling asleep sitting up. When I would slow down she would give me the stink eye! Poor dog!

She finally fell asleep and it was so funny. Love my dog!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Millie at the Lake!

I love summer and taking Millie to the lake. Being in the water is her favorite thing. Anytime we are near water she dives in and I have a really hard time getting her out.

It was a beautiful day and I was just as happy to be outside in the sun.

Millie gets really distracted by the ducks.. She almost caught one!

Can't wait for many more summer trips to the lake...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Front Door

I ordered custom doors several weeks ago. They finally got done and my front door was installed. So much better!

I love it.. And new door lock was installed. It is linked to my alarm and activates and deactivated my alarm. GO VIVINT!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Truths for Mature Humans....

Saw these are some of them are exactly how I feel so I thought I post some of them.


Truths For Mature Humans
1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? !), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
20. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
21. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
22. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
25. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?
29. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.- OK I DON"T AGREE WITH THIS!
31. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chopped my Hair.. Locks of Love

Today I donated my hair to Locks of Love.... this is the second time I have done this so it here are before and afters... big change!

BEFORE









AFTER










Thursday, June 9, 2011

Google Today

Not sure if anyone has checked out the Google header today. A picture of it is below. So cool! If you run your mouse over the strings it plays notes like a guitar.





I am not going to lie.. I was entertained for a few minutes!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I should be excited....

Boise is in 4 days and I should be SO excited to do my tri, but really I am just SICK.. and by sick I mean really sick. I have had a cold for a solid 7 days now. So when I should be excited for my tri, I am just now straight up nervous. I am not nervous because of training or anything, but because I am still sick I don't know if I can race with my body like this. I went to the doctor this morning and they are making me get a chest x-ray to make sure I don't have pneumonia. So I pray I don't... not to mention I hope that my body takes a huge turn and gets feeling better.




Let's hope after two today that my lungs don't look like this!





Just my LUCK!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

U2 Concert

Last Tuesday I went to the U2 concert. It was one of those concerts that you have on your "concerts I want to see before I die". I was so excited that they were finally actually coming to town. The show was AMAZING.


The stage was huge... and a show in itself.


I knew Bono was getting old, but I didn't realize he was 51. He is looking good for his age!



Oh and Edge isn't so bad looking himself!



It was a great night. Tony and Karen, Brandy and JJ were there and it was fun to be with the brothers.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stump be gone

I hired a guy to come stump my huge tree I took out. It was so fast. He just pulled up, stumped the tree. It was only $80 for him to do it and before I knew it he as gone.






Now I am just left with a lot of wood chips! (I am not complaining). Now the rest of my fence can go in on the south side.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Never a dull moment around my house....

There never seems to be a dull moment around the house. It is always one thing or another. I came home the other day to my dog missing.... That is not the unusual. This time was particularly odd because Millie decided to jump the fence with her her collar on. I can only imagine she about killed herself with this stunt, but she managed to slip out of her collar and survive. Oh the joys of my dog.




Such an awesome dog!




The behind the scenes side of this story is that since her collar was not on, and she got out, finding her was a challenge. Luckily she is known around the neighborhood so she was returned home shortley.

Days Later I came out to go to work and found a very LARGE dead bird behind my car. It was so sad. I am not talking a small little bird that fell from the trees, this was a huge bird. After further examination, I found out that there was a huge gash in the bird. Probably guessing this is why he was dead, but I wonder what happened.


And yes I was sad....

Caution: This picture is kind of gross




I was really sad and Millie kept trying to move and play with the bird. Since garbage day had just happened I didn't want to throw the bird in the trash and have it sit for a week and rot, so I thought I would bury it when I got home from work. I put it in a box and put the box in my carport. Apon returning from work, I found the box tipped over and the bird gone. The whole thing was just gone. It was crazy! So much for burying it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Jenkins Family Member

Tony and Karen had their baby girl. They named her Lela Jenkins and she was 6 lbs 5 oz. Tony calls her little sis, which I absolutley love. She is adorable.




Baby Owen is so cute with Lela. I love this picture!




Little one had so much hair, except on the top of her head.




Kennedy and Cooper just love when Lela comes around. We went to dinner as a family and they just loved her and how small she was.




Kennedy was so happy to hold her




The girls at Easter.




I adore this little guy. He is such a joy.




I couldn't help put post this picture of Delaney and JJ. Cooper had put a toy bluetooth on her ear and it was hilarious. Toys these days. When I was a little kid the idea of bluetooth wasn't even around let alone toy versions of that weren't even around. Times have changed.






Friday, May 20, 2011

First Boating of the Summer

Friday May 13th was my first time out boating for the season. You might ask yourself if this is a little early to be out boating.. Yes it is. Thankfully I had my full wet suit on. Water temp was 54 and it was glass. Perfect for wake boarding. Kimmy, Dan and I had a great evening on the lake. It was a perfect superstition free weekend. After a nice boat ride, I decided it was too nice of water to not go.





Kimmy ripping it up out on the water



This picture is awesome. The sun was in the background and the water was delightful





Snow on the mountain tops, wake boarding in the lake. Only in Utah!


Kimmy enjoying the water!


The sunset was awesome and we just sat and chilled on the boat listening to Adele. Great times, great tunes, great weather.



Tradition is for Kimmy and I to cuddle. When we had a gathering at the motorhome last summer Kimmy and I cuddled. We captured it on camera, so we thought we would continue the tradition.. Kimmy insisted she wrapped her arms around me. What can I say.. I am a good cuddler!




Plus we were warm snuggled next to each other



It was a beautiful sunset!