Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Checklist:

  • Go to a Christmas parade of lights-of Houseboats on Lake Mead.
  • Watch the LDS Christmas Devotional.

  • Listen to Sujan Stevens Christmas cds box set.

  • Take family Christmas photos with roommates in ridiculous sweaters and turtlenecks.
  • Write a Christmas newsletter.
  • Go to the live Nativity.

  • Watch It's a Wonderful Life.
  • Roast Chestnuts on an open fire

  • Go to the Cactus Garden that is decorated with lights.

  • Buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.

  • Drink hot cocoa a lot.

  • Eat finger foods on Christmas eve.
  • Open gifts.
  • Give a lot of Christmas toasts.
  • Eat muffins and drink hot cocoa on Christmas morning.

  • Go around a circle telling each family member what I love about them and cry.

  • Spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.

  • Play monopoly.

  • Help people.

  • Eat fudge.

  • Have a Christmas eve sleepover with siblings.

  • Find snow to play in.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I got tagged twice! Ok. I guess I will just do this!

I got tagged by Jenifer and Valerie. The name of the game is to list 6 facts/habits about myself. And then tag 6 other people. So here is the list you are all dying to know:

1. I love traveling! I love seeing new places, trying new food, taking way too many photos and experiencing the culture of where ever I am via the people.

2. I live in Las Vegas and for the first year of my year and a few months here I have had a hard time seeing this desert as beautiful. But I love the weather here right now! It is November and it is like 78 degrees! Also since moving to Summerlin I have been finding myself saying "Wow. That is is pretty!" more often. There are great skies and sunsets here in Vegas and there are actually some trees and mountains close to where we live now.

3. I love to be silly! And sometimes that means I act like I am still in Jr. High. For example: Chasing my roommate in a sporting goods store, with a moose puppet(which is actually a golf club cover) while attacking her and making moose noises. Or the fact that I sit at my desk thinking of mean things that my bosses initials can stand for. She is a mean person, but how juvenile is that?!

4. A strange habit of mine that I have been catching myself doing lately is this strange dance I do when I am talking to people, especially people I don't know very well. I don't know if it is because I am uncomfortable or what, but for some reason when I am talking to some people I start to dance around like I have to go to the bathroom. One girl actually asked me recently, "Do you have to go to the bathroom?" And I was so embarrassed, because I didn't know I was doing this.

5. I sing really loud in the car to whatever I am listening to and I dance a bit also. Often I sing so loud it hurts my throat.

6.I make a goal to exercise in the morning almost every night, and I never actually get up early to do it.
OK I will tag: Vanessa, Erika, Kaylene, Brooke, Amy and Mo. Ha ha ha, you are it!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Question: is your name Dwight?

On Friday a new accountant started at my company. One of the first things he said to me was, "Question:(pause) Which door should I use?" When he started his sentence with "question" and then paused I almost busted up laughing. "Question: what kind of bear is best?"

Now this is not the only thing that made me wonder if the new guy is secretly Dwight K. Schrute, but there are few other clues. He wears his pants high up and is a bit nerdy. But then today he put the cherry on top when he said, " Executive inquiry:(pause) where is the nearest McDonald's?"

I once again held back my laughter and in a very serious voice gave him directions to the nearest McDonald's.

I just wish my boss was Michael instead of Mary, and there was a hot guy sitting across from me named Jim.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

H is for Halloween

We had a fun Halloween. We decorated our car for our FHE trunk-or-treat. We got second place, although we deserved first place. Come on people, we had a pumpkin bum!
We also had a fun party on Halloween night. We are getting to know the people in our new ward quickly and they are all so great. Liz and I were long-boarding as we waited for the party to start...OK maybe I was barely moving on the long board, but it was fun to take photos of a fairy and a tri-athlete long-boarding.

Friday, November 02, 2007

H is for Hawaii

As many of you probably know I went to Hawaii a week ago (October 19-26). I had the opportunity to go with my sister Eliza, her husband Matt, and my two adorable nieces Sophie and Olivia. The deal was if I helped babysit my nieces then I could go for free. I was hesitant to accept this deal, but with a lot of begging and pleading from my sister, I finally agreed to do it....

Hawaii is a very beautiful place as you would assume. A few highlights from the trip are:

1.I got to swim next to a sea turtle! I go so excited! I would have taken a photo of it, but I was a little too excited about my underwater camera and took way too many photos of fish before I finally saw a sea turtle and I was out of film. So I stole a photo of one from google images.

2. I saw one of the most amazing sunsets of my life (and I have seen some pretty amazing sunsets). The water and the sand were all lit up with pink. There are moments like these in my life that are so brilliant and beautiful it is hard to believe it is actually real. Some might say it was surreal...heh heh...It was one of those moments that is hard to describe, so I will just post a photo.

3. We drove to Hana (in Maui) on one of the days we were there. Originally Eliza and Matt were going to leave me and Olga(the other babysitter) at the house to watch the kids while they went to Hana. But because they are so nice they had us come along. Thanks Matt and Eliza for your sacrifice.Now there is something you should know about the road to Hana, if you don't already know, it is very windey. It is sooo beautiful, but so windey. It is these groupings of hills, next to the ocean, that are covered with trees, tropical vegetation, and waterfalls. As we were driving along I was trying to take in all the beauty, as well as entertain Olivia so she would stop crying. I should of probably kept my eyes focused out the front of the car, because all of the sudden I started feeling really sick. We pulled over so I could vomit, but luckily I didn't have to. As the long trip went on the kids were pretty fussy. It wasn't fun for them to be in the car for 6 plus hours. But once again I am so thankful they took us with them, because it was brilliant.

4. Eliza and I had some fun swinging on some vines in the jungle. We were laughing pretty hard as we attempted to do this. It isn't as easy as Tarzan makes it look.

5. I loved spending time with my nieces: Olive and Sophie. Olive has the cutest smiles. She has one that is just straight across that melts me every time. And Sophie and I had some fun bonding on this trip. We played outside and found a pineapple.She remembered my name the whole time, instead of calling me Sunnie. And she was cuddly with me the whole time, which always makes me happy.

So all and all I had a great trip!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I love Kool-aid face!

Just looking at this face makes me happy! I heart the office! I have heard discussion of this season not being as good as the other seasons, but I think it is just as good. Different, but good! I feel like the writers did what they had to do to keep the show interesting. They couldn't just keep doing the same stuff over and over again. And how can you complain about a season that brought Pam and Jim together? Please tell me what your opinion is of this season of the office?

And I know I haven't posted for awhile, but I am going to be better. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to post some photos from Hawaii and Halloween, because as you all know those two things go together. They both start with H.