Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Office Party!

Well, I moved to Tennessee five months ago and I didn't think I would find bigger office fans than my friends Laura, Katrina or Michelle. However, a couple of friends invited us over for an office/ birthday party. They added a last minute change -come in costume! We didn't get the memo so we had to improvise! It was a ton of fun!

Dwight and Angela

The Love Triangle- Pam, Jim, & Karen

Phyllis and Bob Vance

Andy now known as Drew- before Anger Management- punching the wall!

Bob, Jim, Michael Scott, Toby, Dwight, (little Dwight), Andy

The Whole Office Gang!
I must say we are devoted fans. It was a great time! We really enjoyed the season premiere. Looks like we are going to be laughing all season long!

What season premier are you looking forward to?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I can't believe it!

I have been waiting for this to happen. Today around 3:00 p.m. I saw Naomi Judd at Hobby Lobby. Yes, my first star sighting in Nashville! It was so cool. I spotted her right away because she had these big sunglasses on. I thought to myself who would be having sunglasses on in the middle of Hobby Lobby. When I first spotted her I just kept on shopping but then I went to check out and I was right behind her. As we were waiting she said to my little Owen, "How you doin' little handsome guy?" I couldn't believe it. It was funny because the clerk asked to see her I.D. and she said she didn't have any. The clerk goes oh, I know who ya are and laughed. Then as I was walking to my parking spot I realized her Jaugar was parked right infront of my car. Can you believe it? I must say I am very happy I controlled myself and didn't gush (I saved it all for my blog!)

My neighbor next door said that they saw her a few months ago at a restaurant and that his friend saw Wynonna at Target a few weeks ago. So maybe I will run into them again.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fun Fun Times!

I can't believe it has been a week since I last blogged. My wonderful friend Michelle from My Favorite Things came to visit this last week. We had such a great time. Michelle and I both moved from Texas around the same time and have been going through similar experiences the last six months. It was great to see each other again and laugh!

Michelle is originally from the South so she was very excited to come to Nashville. I think she felt at home here. We decided to go and visit some of the plantation homes and started with Andrew Jackson's (the 7th President) home.

The Hermitage - Inside the Palor - His Tomb

It was beautiful. The interior still has the same wallpaper and furniture as when he was alive. It is pretty amazing. However, after this little adventure with two toddlers we decided that was the last antebellum home we were going to be looking at! We then headed off to lunch and shopping at Opry Mills. It was fun and Michelle found some cute shirts at the Bananna Republic Outlet.

On Friday we took the kids to a fun musuem and then that evening (thanks to my hubby) we went out to dinner and a movie. We went to Texas Roadhouse for old times sake.

We saw a great movie called Stardust (if you haven't seen it, see it!)

Saturaday we went shopping in this fun little historic downtown area of Franklin and out to lunch. It was so fun just to look around a get great ideas.

We found this fun idea and made these great frames.

Michelle and I busy working!

Our two little guys had a good time. I think they were slightly neglected by their mothers. Hey but they still got fed! They both have the same blanket thanks to our talented friend Katri. They would fight over each others blankies. It was funny. Here they are both content each having their own blankie in hand!

It was a great time and I'm so glad my wonderful friend Michelle came to stay the weekend and left being a better friend than before (if that's possible!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Find out

Maybe this quiz is going to date me but I love the 80s and all the fun things about it. Afterall, I spend a good part of my childhood in it. The quiz says my 80s hunk is Michael J. Fox. I really did love Family Ties in the 80s.

However, my true 80s hunk was Ralph Macchio. I had a magazine picuture of him and I put lipstick on my lips and kissed it. I was a bit silly. I had no idea what I was doing. But my whole family loved this movie.

My husband likes to tease me and say my 80s crush was Scott Baio. Anyone who knows my husband knows he is a big teaser. He always gets a fun reaction out of me!! Just for the record I never liked Scott Baio.

My 90s hunk was Christian Bale from Newsies. Look at that face!!

Well, my hunk of the this decade and forever is my wonderful husband Drew. He is a great support to me and always there to listen. He always makes me laugh! And the best part is I don't have to kiss a poster of him. I get the real deal! He! He!

Let me know about the hunks in your life?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dining Room center piece

I have really been struggling to make my dining room table fill more complete. I found this in a magazine and have tried to copy it. My husband is sick of me asking him, "What do you think?" So I am turning to my blogging friends. Do you think this works? (I know everyone is decorating with fall things but I am just trying to get the everyday ordinary decor done).


My dining room

I added a red runner to make it fill a little dresser because it is a formal dining room. I had tried a white runner but it looked a little stark!

I still need to add some artwork to the walls and a few other things but this is what I have done so far. Let me know what you think before I go too far? Thanks

I got tagged! So here it goes-

1) What was I doing ten years ago- In September of 1997 -I was serving a Spanish speaking mission for my church in California Carlsbad. I was serving in a small town called Ramona with my companion Sister Ramos. I had already been there a year. It was one of the best times of my life.

I'm the one in the yellow dress.

2) Five years ago was September 2002- We were living in Denver, Colorado and Drew was in law school. We went to law school at the University of Arizona in Tucson but Drew was doing an internship with the EEOC. It was so fun. I loved Denver and being there in the fall. I was a stay home mom with little Derek who was 19 months old at the time.

3) One year ago was September 2006- I was just beginning my second year at Hardeman Elementary in Texas teaching third grade (I had taught before in other states) but Texas is a whole different ballgame. Derek had just started kindergarten. Owen was seven months old.

4)Yesterday September 13, 2007: I ran errands with Owen and then we went out to dinner and grocery shopping. Nothing to exciting.

5) Snacks I enjoy: movie popcorn, milk chocolate candy, cheesecake (from the Cheesecake Factory), cheetos, and vegetables with dip.

6) Things I would do if suddenly I had a $100 million dollars: Travel, adopt many many more children, donate some to charity, save, invest, pay off our house.

7)Locations I would run away to: Anywhere in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Chile, and Israel.

8) Bad Habits I have: I get distracted, sometimes I interrupt, procrastinate.

9) Things I like doing: spending time with family/friends, shopping, travel, blogging, and watching movies

10) T.V. shows I like: The Office, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order, reruns of Dallas (sad huh?), House Hunters, Grey's Anatomy, & So you think you can dance

11) Things I don't like doing: cleaning, changing diapers, & watching ESPN

12) Biggest joys of the moment: Having Michelle, my in-laws and my mother coming to visit throughout the next month and a half, this time of year and all the fun things we have planned, the day after Thanksgiving shopping & decorating my new house

Now I'm going to tag four people and please do it, because it's fun!:

1. Laura
2. Debbie
3. Heather
4. Lacie- from Forever Flamingo

Thanks for tagging me Julianne. It was fun.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Movie Night- A new family tradition

Well, it didn't start out to become a family tradition but now after many months I think I can call it a family tradition. Every weekend usually Sunday or Saturday night we have been having movie night at our home. It might sound funny but it has really been fun and brought us closer together. We usually make movie popcorn (on the stove) and low-fat fruit shakes and then pick a favorite movie to watch (something kid friendly of course). Then we go upstairs and cuddle under our blankets altogether and watch the show. It has been so fun.

This is Drew making the popcorn and our low-fat peach shakes! Yum!!

Well this weekend we watched Peter Pan the original Walt Disney Version. I'm not a huge Peter Pan fan but Derek and Owen really seemed to like the whole lost boys & Captian Hook story line. I much prefer Little Mermaid but in a house full of boys I rarely get to choose the girly movies!

What is your favorite Movie to watch as a family?

Around the World

This weekend we had a really fun acitivity at church called Around the World. The activities committee asked people in the ward to sign up for places they had been, were from, served missions in or just interested in learning more about. People set up little booths and we were able to go around and try the food and learn a little about that country. Well, Drew decided to sign-up for Chile since he served his mission there. It took all day Saturday to prepare but it turned out to be really fun. Drew made Empanadas Fritas. They tasted awesome.

Do you like his University of Utah apron and Hat?

Empanada Frita filled with cheese

This is Drew dressed up as a Gaucho at his booth.
Some money, metal plates and other items he brought back from Chile.

These were some of the other booths. We had a Samoan man show everyone how to break a coconut. We also had a family play on the didgeridoo. I tried this stuff from Australia called vegimite and dried eel from somewhere in Asia and both were really bad but everything else tasted fabulous. It was tons of fun.

This is a booth from England and the other one is Samoa.

This is a booth from Peru and this one is Australia.

What fun activity has your ward/church planned lately?