Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One more reason I shouldn't work from home:

I have access to Blogger. And because I'm eating frosting straight out of the can with graham crackers.

Alright, so I wasn't officially tagged, but I liked this one...

Favorite movies you have to be "in the mood" for in order to enjoy:
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Napoleon Dynamite

Favorite movies that make you laugh out loud no matter how many times you have watched them:
1. Bridget Jones' Diary
2. Best In Show

Your favorite "Guilty Pleasures":
1. Independence Day
2. Only You

Favorite movies you have seen so many times, you can recite all the lines:
1. The Princess Bride (although truly - what Mormon can't?)
2. Pride and Prejudice (long version)

Movies that "Opened your eyes."
1. The Mummy (just wanted to see if you were paying attention)
1. Hotel Rwanda or Shawshank Redemption
2. Schindler's List

Most Overrated
1. Atonement
2. Dr. Zhivago - maddening!!!

What were the last 2 movies you watched (my list doesn't include any from the endless slew of kids movies we watch):
1. Sunshine (the one about the sun)
2. Leatherheads

Favorite "smart" movies:
1. Good Will Hunting or The Spanish Prisoner
2. Lost in Translation

Your spouse's/significant other's favorites:
1. Gladiator
2. Beverly Hills Ninja

Your all time favorites:
1. Pride and Prejudice (5 hour version)
2. Lord of the Rings series

And I choose to tag.......oh heck. Whoever reads this. I think it's pretty telling to see what a person watches or reads *ahem* (Ammon).


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I must say, this is AFTER I tried at least 7 times. Oh, and thanks heaps Anya for giving me something new to obsess over. =)

Friday, April 25, 2008



Point of clarification - ADDY did, not me. Or at least not recently. Well, earlier today. Oh never mind.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The SERIOUSLY Fun BookClub

This is the excellent book we read this month for book club. I highly recommend.

Here's a summary of topics we covered on Tuesday night:

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Good times!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cake and Genetics

After a lengthy period of recent introspection, I have concluded that I must have a genetic predisposition towards 1) either going wildly over the top in everything I do, or 2) pooping out entirely. Although truth be told, I haven't a clue where I get this from. I really can't think of anyone else in my family that is like this. From whence it came, I knoweth not, but I am the most psycho extremist I know. The funny thing is that even with this brilliant insight, I haven't the foggiest what to do about it.
I'll be sitting there feverishly gluing popsicle sticks on to cute laminated elephants, wondering how and why I ever got here and vowing to never do it again. And....of course I immediately sign up to do something else equally ridiculous. Which I either complete with vigor, or cancel at the last possible moment because I realized it was insane to agree to it in the first place. WHY????

Case in point: Addy's 2nd birthday. These two pictures ought to give you a sense of place:

Doesn't this look like a totally mellow and laid back Princess party? Hahahahhahaha. Hahahahahaha. Hahahahahaha. I don't think anyone has ever said that about any party I've done.

And in case you weren't sure whether or not I am a complete nutjob.....yes, that is a castle cake, and yes, we did stay up until 2am trying to get the right color frosting. And no, we did not succeed. We were going for gray and it came out kind of a puce purply bluish bruise gray. It was still cute though.

Lest you think I am alone in my neuroses, rest assured my husband and I are closely matched in this department. Exhibit A: Cardboard Castle complete with drawbridge, flag, and lookout towers. Notice Addy's crown in the 2nd pic. Classic.

As you can see from this shot, Addy was not at her most pleasant during the festivities. Do you think it could possibly have something to do with the extreme amount of overstimulation inflicted on an unsupsecting toddler by her parents? I didn't think so either. But she and her little princess friends sure looked adorable!

The great present opening. I don't know if you can hear it in the background, but some funny yukster (*ahem*) said something about me and babies and I all I know is that I heard the two words in one sentence and my brain froze and went into survival mode. (me plugging my ears) LALALALALALALALA.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Oh thank the stars.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

On vacay...

I wish we were going here:

But we will actually be here:

Teasing....UT has it's own special beauty. Take that any way you choose. =)


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Pickle!

Adeline Reese Crapo, born Monday, April 3, 2006 at 7:22pm. Weighing in at 3lbs, 2 0z, and 15" long.
We love you, Adeline! We can't believe it has been two years since you were born, or how tiny you were! We were so happy to have you come to our family, and we are so grateful for the laughs and sweetness and love you have provided since. It has been such an experience to watch you grow and develop and see your amazing personality come out. You are goofy and funny and sly and stubborn and sweet and affectionate and smart and charming. We feel honored to be your parents.
With much love,
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tinkle Tinkle Mom!

I really have a lot to say, and I'd really like to do a full out blog entry with birthday pics of Addy and a thorough commentary on my life right now, but I just don't have the energy so let's sum up:

  1. Addy's bday party was fab and fun. Cute kids, cute presents, cute parents. Pictures to come.
  2. I have a giant zit the size of Connecticut on my left cheek. Punishment for eating 1000 mini Peanut Butter Cups this weekend.
  3. Addy is going through sleep trauma's (hence the zero energy), but she is asleep right now; I am genius. Muwwhahahaha! Freedom!
  4. I have a new desk at work. For the first time in my life, I have a WINDOW! It's sad how happy that makes me, but I can't even tell you what a difference it makes to at least be able to look at the drug deals happening outside the Social Security building instead of a brown fabric cube wall. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

And....I'm spent. Have a happy evening.