Sunday, January 25, 2009

baby boomerang

Aunt Laurene called early yesterday morning. "You're coming aren't you?" Of course, of course. We made a family outing out of it (minus the 2 FSILS who had to work). The occasion of course was the premiere of the Baby Boomerang, cousin Mark's film documentary showing at the LDS film festival.

Here we are in front of the official movie poster. I made Larry & Kathy pose with me for this photo, just to prove to Jeff that we were there.

More of the fam.

Cousin Love.

Some Uncle Love.

Penee wondering where HB went to. Oh, yes he is over there hob nobbing with other film lovers.

The movie was a beautiful tribute to Uncle Charles. What a great, gentle man. After hearing so much about it when it was shown in Arizona, I was very happy to finally see it. Afterwards, we talked ld into buying us all lunch. Here Cate shows her enthusiasm for the chips and salsa.


Chubby Hubby Love.

Cate waiting for her Mango Fruit Delight, er, whatever.

I love drinks with paper umbrellas, almost as much as hanging out with the people I love. Thanks 'lil fam for a great day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Amen to the surprisingly accurate Hallmark card

Open up the card and the message reads, Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.

Totally applies, Lindsay. You are a gift to us all.

Here's a little pic (and I'm sorry it's so dusty, I must remember to wipe off the scanner) I found today in one of Mother's scrapbooks. The caption reads: Lindsay's First Piano Recital. December 23, 1981.

Do you remember this, Linds? You can barely make out Lacy off to the side. Also, note the corsages on Grandma and Linds. A very formal affair. Good times.

Happy Birthday, girl. Love you.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

think I’ll patent it

Cardboard, old cans, boxes and containers. I always think, “what I can make out of this?" As has been pointed out to me many times, I know this is not normal. I know, okay? But it can not be helped. On Sunday I came up with this nifty invention – A Secret Chocolate Stash thingy. See for yourself.

An old Hersheys Cocoa container. The beauty is, it’s the perfect size. Large enough to hold some serious chocolate and yet small enough not to cause a diabetic coma. Oh, and the lid. I drilled a hole in the top and the side and attached a perky purple ribbon so I wouldn’t lose the lid. That has been a continual problem of mine in the past.

Since I want to keep my stash truly hidden and private, it’s best to use a disguise. See?

No chance now of anyone robbing me. He he he he.

This Candy Stash prompts other possibilities. Does anyone know what size drill bit it would take to drill through, oh say, some pots and pans?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

On my reading list for the New Year

Where has this book been hiding all my life?

With this knowledge I will now become much more graceful.

In a few months I will be ready for my first Baton Competition. I can do it, I know I can.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Ressies

I don’t make them the way I used to, but because I must sort and list and categorize, this year I will:

Live with less mote/beam sickness, less hard heart, less fear, less me.

Live with more awareness, more courage, more optimism, and a much more open heart.

That’s it. Only I know what these resolutions are code for and what they really mean as far as changes in my behavior but they all have their roots in the saying:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Happy New Year, fam and friends.

christmas pics 2008

Best Present of 2008

Santa Baby