Saturday, October 28, 2006

Surprise Visit!
Raylene surprised me last week all the way from NM and stayed the weekend with me. It was a lot of fun! We got to hang out all day Saturday with her sister. We started our day with some breakfast. RayRay decided that she was brave enough to try some of the organic/no sodium/no preservatives tomato bisque soup in my cupboard from work. I told her it wasn't too good, and offered her some organic salt to go with it. ;) It only had 80 calories, or should I say, "80 energy" as we now call it. She wasn't too thrilled with the soup either, but ate it up. Raylene hadn't seen the new Joseph Smith movie, so naturally we had to go see that (even though I fell asleep through the first 1/2--- It's my 4th time going). Then we had dinner that night at Tepanyaki's which is like Benihana's but better, with my mom, Raylene's sister and neice. :) Then she already had to go home on Sunday. I was sad. I try to convince her to move out here all the time.

Went over to Ange's the other night with Laura and her hubby to carve pumpkins. I haven't done that in years. It was really fun! My carving turned out better than expected.

Tonight Ange and I made spider cupcakes right before going to the movie, "The Prestige". The movie was a little bit weird, not what I expected, but good. It kept me guessing the whole time even though Ange in the middle of the movie said she figured it all out. Then we came back to finish up cupcake making until 3am while chattin'.

Other Stuff...
The other day Ev and I got to take an "Obseved Drug Test" for work. How awful! Yep, you guessed it. It's exactly what it sounds like. We were in this teeny tiny room with the "observer". This lady was like 2 inches in front of me. I didn't know what to do with her so close so I had her hold my cup while I whipped down my pants. I decided to make use of her while she was there. lol But wouldn't you know, I couldn't go. I squeezed out everything I could with all my might and it didn't even fill it up to the line. So, she dumped it out and told me to go drink water and come back to try again. I drank a 32 oz of water in 10 minutes and then waited a whole 1 1/2 hrs, just sitting there in their waiting room before I could go. Personally I think it was just stage fright. It's not everyday you have someone observing you do your biddniz. Know what I'm sayin'. Luckily I had to go so bad by that time that it all worked out for me. :)

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Not only did I make it to the Sand Dunes this weekend but I managed to make it home in time to paint my house. :) Jim and Shanda (and Ashlynn) came over to help me get started and my mom came over to help me get finished up for the night.

Here's a picture of the accent wall I painted in the kitchen. It's Ralph Lauren, Pomegranite Red.

We painted the tallest wall in the living room to be Ralph Lauren, Suede Brown. It really does look like suede. It looks awesome. I bought so much paint that I have enough left over to paint all 3 of the bedrooms and both of the bathrooms. Hopefully I can find roommates to live with me soon. :( Here's a pic of the Living room. You have to be here to get the whole effect though.

CALLING--- Also, I got a calling today in my ward. Next week they will sustain me and set me apart to be on the Enrichment committee. I was Enrichment Leader for a year 1/2 when we were having some sort of enrichment night every other week, I had mostly "less" active people on my committee and I was working full time and taking 13 credit hours at school. So, being on the committee and only having enrichment every quarter should be a piece of cake.

Sand Dunes
This weekend we took a trip to the Sand Dunes. It was a short trip. I went down on Friday after work and met the fam there (Dad, Kiley, Kylan and Gramps) and came home Saturday afternoon. We made a camp out of it and watched Failure to Launch in the tent on my lap top. (Ok. so that's not "really" camping but still fun)

PS. You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them. Some of you tell me that you cna't see the small pictures when I post them small.

(left) We got grandpa to do the classic Charlie's Angels pose with us. What a good sport!

(right) Me watchin' some of the cool things people were doin' on Sand Mountain. It was packed at the dunes this UEA weekend!

Kylan carried this shovel around everywhere he went to dig holes. I fell in this hole that almost went up to my knee. I'm pretty much lucky to be alive.

Franklin was of course a little nuthead that was out of control. He had to chase every quad that drove by. It drove me crazy. I need to watch more of the Dog Whisperer. (sigh)

Franklin's also smart enough to try and lick liquid up from the dirt. So he had mud on his face the whole time we were there... as you can see from his picture.

Me pretend sleeping. I'm pretty much the actress of the year. You didn't even know I was pretending huh? Well, I'm going to have to post my other pictures in a different posting because it's not letting me add all of the other pic's that I want to.

Pictures from Nickelcade and Karaoke Night!

OK. So I was supposed to PhotoShop all of us in this green wig to be in one picture and I've been really lazy about doing so. So... I'm just putting all of these up separately. This is when we were all messing around at Angies Karaoke night. :)
Party Dave