Monday, October 19, 2009

Turnin 50!

I know that every other family member posted on Mom's 50th birthday celebration but I decided that I am going to post too because I have some cute pictures! It turned out to be a lot of fun and I think Mom felt special and loved on her big birthday!

Since Scott is taking her on a week-long California vacation during her birthday week we thought we would just have one special night with just the kids since it is a special birthday. We were originally going to do a big surprise party but Mom caught on to the idea and BEGGED not to have a party so we planned something more simple.

Kimmie, Kailey, Scottee, Chris and I picked her up and brought some birthday headbands for the girls. We car danced on our way over to South Hill for dinner. We planned on going to TGIFridays but when we got there we discovered it was closed down...oops. So we hit up Red Robin. Our special activity of the night was 50 memories from your 50 years. Each of the kids came up with 10 memories of Mom and we had her read them throughout the dinner. It was fun reliving all the memories! The Red Robin crew brought her balloons and sang to her and we had a great dinner! She loved the Miche bag that we all got for her. Its the coolest...it comes with magnetic covers so you can change the cover whenever you want and it turns into a whole new purse. Back at her house we had some more singing and cake!










Before cake we stopped to check out our new place! We nicknamed it THE CAVE!




We missed THE LOTTS! It would have been even better with you there! But I took some videos just for you!





Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Expertise

I love how pretty much every person that watches TV becomes some kind of expert. Have you ever realized that? We somehow instantly become an expert on whatever it is that we are watching TV about. I have realized lately watching America's Next Top Model...I critique every pose and facial expression, and Project Runway...I don't just share my opinions but I think I know why that would "never sell in a store", and American Idol...everyone suddenly is an expert in the music industry, talking about "that song was just too safe" or "their range just isn't wide enough" or "they won't sell any CDs with songs like that". It's funny how we see others and can so clearly see what they need to do to be successful but we can't see it in ourselves. That's because things are easier said than done. I have noticed it with other types of things too. Like guys watching a sports game..they constantly talk about how "you should've caught that" and what "they" would do if they were in the game. Like its so easy. Haha!

I seriously get a kick out of it now! I catch myself turning into an expert. Then I remember that the people on TV are out there doing something that they may not be good at or that makes them look stupid but I am the one sitting in my living room on the couch just watching them on TV. - Just sharing a thought.

So since I am a modeling expert (yeah right!) I helped teach my stepsister and her friends how to model then we did a little makeup and a photoshoot for her birthday. Chris and I were taking some pictures beforehand to practice...


Thursday, October 1, 2009

I took it...

McKae tagged me to do this couples survey so here it is....

What are your middle names? Michelle and Michael

How long have you been together? Together 1 year 6 months- Married 9 months

How long did you know each other before you started dating? Starting going out almost right away- dating officially about a month later

Who asked who out? He asked me!

Whose siblings do you see the most? Definitely mine-his are all over the place

Do you have any children together? Not yet- but a lot to come!

What about pets? We are planning on getting a puppy in a couple months

Did you go to the same school? BYU-Idaho

Who is the most sensitive? umm..I am girl sensitive but he is overall sensitive (does that make sense?)

Where do you eat out most as a couple? Subway-he could eat it for every meal

Where is the furthest you have ever traveled as a couple? Mexico!

Who has the worst temper? I'm ashamed to say me

Who does the cooking? I'm proud to say me!

Who is more social? We're pretty even- it does depend on the mood and situation

Who is the neat freak? no question on this one-ME

Who is the most stubborn? That's my middle name

Who hogs the bed? We're really good with this- we sleep cuddled and share covers

Who wakes up earlier? CHRIS- literally 5 hours before me

Where was your first date? Jamba Juice!

Who has the bigger family? I do

Do you get flowers often? Now that you mention it... I got them way more often before we were married

Who eats more? Chris by a landslide- and I love feeding him!

Who sings better? Chris has an amazing voice

Who does the laundry? Me

Who is better with the computer? He would say he is just because he has a MAC and I have a PC

Who drives when you are together? Chris- and he ALWAYS opens my door

Who picks where you go to dinner? We play the 'not it' game until we just turn into what is closest

Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong? Chris- but in my defense, I'm never wrong :)

Who wears the pants in the relationship? We're both strong in different relationship areas

Who eats more sweets? Since that's my main food group- Me

Who cries more? Sensitive crying-Chris Upset crying-me

What's your best day together? I choose 2- wedding day and the day after!

Where did you honeymoon? On a cruise to Mexico!

Favorite date night? The classic dinner and movies are our faves..but we've also had many great Sports game dates.

Favorite TV show to watch together? We DVR so many- Grey's Anatomy would be the fave!

Couple I imagine us growing old like? His Arnold grandparents- so amazing!

The Hunger Games

I just finished reading this amazing book! My Mom and sister recommended it to me and I'm glad they did. I am not a 'huge reader'...I am not one to go out and look for new authors or "discover" a new series. I always read books that are recommended to me. That's why my favorites are the big name/popular books (Twilight series, Work & Glory).

Anyway, when I heard what this one is about I was a little skeptical because it sounded weird. And it was weird but it is one of those books that makes you think. It is just so fun to read. And it also has a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. I couldn't put it down! It has unique characters, a new idea and so many twists! I also felt every emotion you can feel. I think that is the best kind of book. I loved it!

I would give a little description of what its about but I am not a good writer and definitely not a book critic. I thought I would just share what I think about it. So if anyone has any more recommendations for me I would love to hear them! Then I will have something to read as soon as I read the sequel to "The Hunger Games".