Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Posts

Posting on my new blog. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013


So, I have been MIA. We have had stuff going on. Like, good stuff and bad stuff.

Yesterday I started a new blog. The M word. Super creative, huh? I was having problems with this one (the image max issue...?) And I feel this weird new chapter of life has begun and it's time to close what I have written about in this one. I did recently have a birthday....I wonder if 27 is a secret milestone...maybe into adulthood? No, we'll leave that to the 30s.

My new blog will be just as ghetto as this one. But very simple. And very personal. And pretty awkward. I have a feeling that I am going to be doing a lot of "did I just post that? maybe I should delete it" thinking. I've actually already written two posts that I know for a fact I am going to think that very thing about. Not yet published.

Usually when I read personal things people write for strangers to see, I think "why would anyone ever want people to know that about them". And now I am starting to think "why don't people {like me} share more of their lives with others...to gain support, insight, advice..." Weird how perspective changes...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Bach Pics - Sean's Season

I have a ton of thoughts and jokes about this season of The Bachelor. Unfortunately, I don't have the time. But we did have our traditional draft. So I will post our official picks for proof. This season there are 5 of us having Bach-watching parties so we allowed every contestant to be chosen twice. And here they are folks...may the best Melissa win. (and yes we do label them and don't bother to learn their names)

Melissa- Katie Holmes and my brother's girlfriend

Chris- My brother's girlfriend and wedding dress

Allison- Adoption and Katie Holmes

Christie- Wedding dress and political girl

Kimmie- Adoption girl and big boobs

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our New Tradi!!

We love us some Christmas time. And we love us some tradi's. One of the beauties of marriage is getting to start new traditions just for us and our little fam of two peeps and a dog. This year we started one of the best yet. We decided every year we will choose our 10 favorite Christmas movies and we'll watch all of them throughout the month of December along with a different festive drink of sorts. Made with love in the Cocoamotion. Recharges the holiday spirit in our house every few days. 

I'll let ya in on the little secret that is our Christmas movie/drink plan for this Decemb...

Mr. Krueger's Christmas - Hot Chocolate
The Preacher's Wife - Christmas Diet Coke {ha!}
The Santa Clause - Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa
It's a Wonderful Life - Hot Apple Cider
A Christmas Story - Egg Nog
Home Alone - Frozen Hot Chocolate
Scrooge - Spiced Caramel Cider
Jingle all the Way - Hot White Chocolate
Elf - Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
The Grinch - Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes

And the crows for the win!

So we totally scored a date with the two cutest little sweet faced, always wanna be held, nute-nack-poppin baby girls. Nute nacks are Fruit Snacks for those not trained in Lucy speech. We planned this Nieces date and were just dying for it alllllll weeeek looooooooooooong. So, last sat-day fun-day Chris & I took little Lydia and Lucy to the Phoenix Zoo. loved it.

Kicked it off feeding the giraffes. Lucy was a champ. With how much she talked about only wanting to see the "yittle animals" all week we were surprised that she fed that long neck no prob. They were kind of overstimulated and didn't show nearly as much emotion at each animal as Chris and I did. "Ohhhhhhh myyyyy gooooooshhh...look at the Cheetah...he's moving...like for reeeeeeal". That's me. This is Lucy. *nod yes*.

Favorite animales of the day. Baboons, goats, elephants, and flamingos.  But...BUT...the win goes to the plain ol' crow that came down from the sky to grab a nute nack that Lyddie dropped while we were waiting to feed the Giraffes. thrilling...that crow.

We love our little ninis. And we count that date as a success. A full day with a 1 year old and a 3 year old and no meltdowns. money. Afterwards we took the little tykes to Targ to pick out ornaments to remember our date. So romantic. The girls each chose their favorite animal ornament. Luce got a pink elephant and Lyd chose the pink monkey. Memory locked.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another great one. period.

We got to spend Thanksgiving weekend in our favorite St. George. Had a brilliant Thanks feast with some of our favorite Conners & Southwicks. Chris & Dad played in the turkey bowl. Went Black Friday shopping at Target & Best Buy even though we swore that we weren't doing it this year. Black Friday fever is a real illness. Saw two movies 1. Perks of Being a Wallflower and 2. Red Dawn. Did some more shopping with my best girlfriends...my sisters. Met Dr. Seuss and Einstein {the turtles}. S'mores and Chili around the fire pit. Birthday party for Tyler with some awesome party games. Sweet Cream Pancakes breakfast with our Hayes fam. Lots of eating. Lots of laughing. Good weekend all around. 

& basically the whole story can be told through my instagram...

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Day Date.

 Chris planned a surprise day date for himself & his boo. Me. A rare and very welcomed occasion to take a Saturday to do something out of the ordinary. Loved it. He wouldn't tell me where we were going until we actually got there. Our tooshies showed up in the hills of Jerome, AZ. Ahhhh Jerome. A tourist ghost town. Non-arguably haunted. The biggest ghost town I've ever seen. And the most vertical city in America. A beautiful place. A terrifying vertical drive up the hills. And just rich with history of copper miners and what not. Now, I am not usually one for history. Good historical stories are lost on me. BUT ghost towns are awesome. And eerie. And you just gotta wonder what kinds of things happened in that place. Especially when you walk by the original ol' brothel {House of Joy. ew} that has been turned into a shop of weird creepy things for tourists. And you eat at the Haunted Hamburger. A real haunted house that serves DE-LISH Hambs and steak fries. And you stand over the mine shaft where tons of people died. And you share it with your husb who thinks it's all just the coolest thing ever. Giddy with delight. oh. Just so cool. AND we found a Maverik gas station on the way back. Double points. 

{the Hotel Connor. Belongs to me}



This is what I look like as a flesh eating bone crunching zombie. Ironically, this is also what I look like when I don't want to work at work. 

I'm preparing for all of the possibilities on 12/21/12. This is what I could be looking at in the mirror. Preparation. And curiosity.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ohhh so many hind legs.

{Hahahaha! top left and bottom right. hahaha. rad.}

These are the back legs of a one yittle Mr. Hooshington. We find these legs in a creative cross at least one time on the daily. Usually when he's laying on the chevron rug trying to camouflage the situation. We always get a chuckle out of it and snap a picture before he gets embarrassed. Then we send them to each other when we're at our respective workplaces the next day. I always hope Chris will get it when he is in a meeting maybe mid-sip of a Red Bull....so he might cough-laugh and it will make a big commotion and he will have to show everyone what the big deal was. "Oh...it was just the way our dog crosses his back legs when he's laying down". Hahahaha. Stupidly perfect. One day...

Friday, November 9, 2012

The long necks

It seems that every time I get around to doing a blog post it's a repeat of the last "awesome" thing we did. It seems that every thing we do is awesome. It seems I can't find any other words. And this is no exception to the awesomeness.

Sometimes we just really need to get away soooo last weekend we took a trip over to California to visit the Hayes'. Hit up the San Diego Zoo. Hit up Slaters 50/50. Hit up some family time. Another awesome {see.} weekend.

Highlight of the Zoo was the Long Necks... a.k.a Giraffes {as some may call them}. What a friendly bunch. They stretched out their necks and rolled out their 12 foot tongues and ate those snappy biscuits right out of our hands. They even left us with sticky giraffe saliva as a souvenir. Really cool. I miss them. Awesome awesome awesome.

my SIL Bethany :)