Friday, April 27, 2012

Hot diggity dogs of my bosses gave us some DiamondBacks tickets for all the "good ideas" i've submitted to the exec offices for the company....which actually translates into "I'm friends with your husband and I know he's a sports fanatic". Which doesn't really matter either way because they were sa-weet seats and we had a top notch time rooting for the home team. 

We ate every ballpark snack we could get our hands on, Chris {very}loudly cheered the DBacks on to win by a mile, there were multiple exciting home runs, an extremely belligerently drunk guy sat right behind us, and the pitcher from the other team had a ball ricochet off his glove and bounce right onto the top of his noggin while he was looking all around for it. Hilarious and quite entertaining. We love that place.

Monday, April 23, 2012

the END.

Here is my 30th of the thirty. I successfully put together 30 outfits with 30 pieces of clothing. And it only took 2 whole months......

I asked Chris to take pick-chas with me for my very last outfit. And he boobed about it the whole way to the bridge. He had a situation with shooting body wash into his eyeball in the shower yesterday and its still red and a lil puffy. Hence the side-face pictures of him. But at least I got some smiles :)

I plan to continue to do outfit posts with items other than these thirty. It's still my one creative outlet in life for the moment. It's good for my health. So farewell thirty items and hello to the rest of my closet....I'm ready for you. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

no title necessary

Went out to take pics and the camera batt was dead. So this is what my phone snow white pulled out for us. Thanks snow. 

I am having a 'not great' time at work. So I don't have much to say. Except that it all begins this weekend. "It all" of course meaning THE HEAT. The sweet, dry "just get me naked and in a tub of flavored ice cubes or I might start blistering just from the thought" Arizona heat. It's supposed to be 102 this weekend. Degrees. 102 degrees. But I still just want to get to the dangbang weekend.  Just get me there and give me kabobs and put me on a nice big pop-able float in my mom's pool. And that is where I will stay.

High five.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


What do you get when you cross a group of old college roommates with their old college town and a free weekend with nothing to do but soak up each other's hilarity?

Well, I'll tell you...

You get a group of girls that are 24+ years old that are maybe married that are maybe pregnant that maybe even have a baby with them...that maybe just want to act like they are 18 and eat just junk food and maybe have a slumber party and maybe even make a music video and maybe even get a lil crazy and decide to make some margaritas and go mattress surfing down some very steep stairs. No real injuries...thanks to our margaritas being virgins. 

You get those pictures up there. You get a drive around the city to see all of the insane changes. You get  meals at Millhollow, Costa Vida, Sammys, New York Burrito, Pizza Pie Cafe and even some overpriced drinks at the old Horkleys. 

You also get old friends reuniting and taking trips to the hot springs and Fat Cats{aka the rex} for glow golf, nerf cannons, skittles bowling and arcade games. You get visiting cousins who just had soft skinned fuzzy headed babies. You really just get all kinds of cool people. 

You also get very tired from all that fun. So you get naps and hours of watching FRIENDS and Sweaty Hat breakfasts in sweats and hats. You get a lot of reminisced memories and laughable pictures. 

You get the best time ever.

{Thanks Best Friends...and thank you Idaho. love.}

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

focus focus fucos fsuco...

Well I’m back from my spud-tastic trip to Idaho {that’s another post}. Now I’m working on the whole ‘joy in the journey’ situation as I get back to the weeks in between all of our planned trips where I actually have to work. Ohhhh that work. Tans my hide.  But there’s only a few weeks until the next trip. So today I will plug in my headphones….turn on some BM, RF, & OD….and focus on today. 


I will use the power of positive thinking to get me through these painfully boring spreadsheets staring at me. What chu got spreads? Nothin I can’t handle. 

I will watch the videos on my phone from this past week’s adventures.  And I will narrate to myself and bust a gut every time. 

We will celebrate finishing our taxes. True procrastinators wait until the 17th to be done with that mug. And so tonight we will be celebrating our true procrastinatorness. Maybe at Bahama Bucks?!

I will continue to pray for Jakelle who is still in the hospital undergoing operation after operation. Witnessing miracle after miracle. If people didn’t know that prayer has actual power before….now they know. 

I will plan a date for a one Mr. Hayes and I for this weekend. That sounds nice and needed. And if it doesn’t get planned…it turns into Panda Express takeout on the couch and listening to Chris laugh at youtube videos  while I switch back and forth from Say Yes to the Dress and something ridiculous like Storage Wars {seriously…have you seen it? wow} . So… plan I will. 

I will ponder on why people tap on their coke can before opening it. A girl in my office does it every single diet coke she goes for. So that’s like 5 a day. Is there a tested theory behind this tappage?

Yep….sounds like a good day. Ha.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My 5 hometowns

And I’m off to Idaho!

It’s crazy how sometimes you can’t wait to get the heck away from a place… and then miss it semi-terribly once you’re gone.  I imagine that is how a lot of people feel about the hometowns they grew up in. They’ve been there forever and just want to branch out. But they actually miss their home town comfort. Yes?  I wouldn’t exactly know about that. But I do know that tomorrow I am going to Rexburg and I am supa excited bout it. Whenever we graduated college we could. not. WAIT to get out of there. Five years off and on in a very small town. Done with it. But now I’m happy that I get to be in that cute lil memory-filled place once again.

You know….I actually consider Rexburg to be one of my five hometowns. True story. Five cities where I have special memories. Those are my hometowns:

{one} Fort Worth, TX – Childhood into teen hood. I grew up there.  Pubertized there. Learned life and had my best of friends there.

{two} University Place, WA – Lived there during a pivotal time when my mom became a single working mom and it was just me and my two little sibs. Oh, Wash…we went through a lot together.

{three} Rexburg, ID – Lived on my own for the very first time there. Gained a big, strong testimony of the gospel there. Met my husband & started our life there.

{four} Bonney Lake, WA – Lived there off and off between college semesters {home is where your mom is}. Got engaged there.  Added our puppin to our family there.

{five} Gilbert, AZ – Establishing our own hometown here :)

Aaaahhhhhhh memories. Ok...I'm out. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Outfit #26

Only 4 more outfits left with these restricting 30 pieces of wear. And I can't say that I'm none too happy about it. I'm going shopping to celebrate when that day 30 hits like a biznatch.

I had the most marvelous of all Easter weekends. My favorite little sister was here visiting from Utah and we partied it up. Oh goodness I LOVE my family so much. I am so excited to see all those peeps in these upcoming months of vacations.

And in other news: TODAY marks two years since we moved to Arizona! Two years ago we moseyed into this place with our one car and everything we had in a trailer attached to the back. We stayed in a Motel 6, ate Taco Bell and didn’t even have a clue as to where we were going to end up or what we were going to be doing. So much has changed since then. It’s crazy. But all is well & we love it here. <3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

M&Ms Song

This weekend we were privileged to attend a big Sports-themed par-tay put on by our fun-hilarious-spunky-sweet-loving cousins. They know how to do parties for real. My favorite people quality. And I was so so flattered to be included in the bunch that was being celebrated for our Mar-Apr birthdays. They went all out and to infinity and beyond. Cake, presents, party person banners, party crowns, performances, a proper party feast, swimming and LOTS of good company. I can't even begin to explain how refreshing that is. Doin work. 

My little Kailey butt.                                                                         I spy my #5 guy.
                                                                                                               So proud he has cousins cool enough to have C's jerseys. 

My amaze cousin, Summer, wrote a song for each person whose birthday was being celebrated. WROTE A SONG. About them for them. These girls love to perform & we love watching them. hahaha. I'm a little obsessed with my song. Well....I've never had a song written about me before. It's perfect. 

Lolo and Summy. I've always looked up to these two. Aren't they the cutest? 

Friday, April 6, 2012


Grrrreeat Friday! Not just good. Great. And delicious..because I'm going to Olive Gard for lunch with my favorite girls slash women.

Then I will need to take advantage of the lazy fact that I am the only one of us that gets the day off work and catch up on Real Housewives. These days I only like New Jersey and Beverly Hills. So any time I watch any of the others I tend to temporarily hate myself. So that sounds like fun.

Has anyone seen Mirror Mirror yet? I need to know if I need to see it or if I need to stay away. And I need someone to come clean my house. Because its been a long week...and cleaning doesn't really go along with my "lazy weekend" theme. Oh, I'm ready for this. Chocolate bunnies, yes. ;)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sometimes it seems like I'm high

Wha-ohhh. Watch out. Weird mood ta-day. Apparently that is what-a happens when I gots too much life running amuck. Any my husband made me watch Star Wars three days ago and I’m still so confused about the popularity of it?  And I feel like I may pass out any second. And I am laughing while on the verge of tears. And I think it’s affecting the people around me because I legitimately just saw/heard a human man bark like a dog to another human and then walk away like it was normal. 

It’s clearly HUMP DAY.

{one} Can the poses in these pictures be discussed? Let’s not pull a fart in an elevator and pretend like they aren’t there. This must’ve been the beginning of this mood because my mind  can’t appropriately recall the happenings of this shoot. All I know is that I was throwing up gang signs and whipping my hair like Willow Smith.  And these are the best of the bunch. 

{two} Kentucky won all of March Madness! And my bracket got second place out of my whole stupid office.  And I was rewarded with a hefty gift card to for it. It pays to be married to a sports fanatic. 

{three} I am feeling the effects of the adventure bug bite. This could be a good or a bad thing.  Have I mentioned before that I’ve never had a job longer than 10 months? Or that we’ve never lived in one place longer than a year? Or that we’ve never gone longer than year and a half without buying a new car? Or that we’ve never gone longer than probably 3 months without leaving the state for one reason or another? Well it seems that we’re coming up on about every single one of those deadlines. Too much stability……craving change…..I may get dramatic. Could be a new job….could be a nice colorful face tattoo… not even I know. Yet….

{four} I am a victim of being bullied at work. Ok..not so much. Just thought I would throw the ‘bullying’ word out there like everyone else. Since it’s completely overused these days. Like in my case for example. Some rude and non-hilarious girls ‘reply all’ to an email with some sarcastic and jealous comments about me. And I did not care at all about it. Like not even enough to feel sorry for myself {which usually comes pretty easy.ha}. And then my boss comes up to me while I’m laughing with a friend about  his hilar slip n’ slide with soap gone awry incident…and gives me a gift card for “all the crap I took”. They’re just throwing gift cards at me left and round. And I say... keep the emails coming.

{five} I am going to Idaho next weekend!!! My paper-chain-in-my-head countdown is on. Never thought I would be so happy to return to that tundra. But I am. So excited to have a trip with my girlfriends and visit my old college town and relive memories. Good ol’ Rexburg. 

I hope everyone gets Thursday as their Friday this week!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Still praying for my cousin, Jakelle. She’s stable and showing good signs as far as I know today. Her cute little body and sweet spirit are fighting to come through this. Faith &  prayers. 

Arizona is so perfectly glorious this time of year. Just insanely ‘lets-stay-outside-all-the-time-even-though-we-are-not-the-biggest-fan-of-the-outdoors’ beautiful. I think an elaborate picnic at the park is definitely in order for this awesomely long Easter weekend. Avocado chicken salad, favorite music playing in the background, strawberry peach smoothies, the dogs running free {and not peeing on the trash can}, a nice game of leisurely catch {where I can’t ruin the game because it’s just for fun}. 

Yup…sounds great…looks like I’m going to be daydreaming about that while I’m at work all day today.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Today…. I am berry bummed that the weekend is over {as usual} but I am also very much lookin forward to all the festivities we have on the sched  for Easter weekend!

Today…. I could win the bracket challenge at work. And receive a sweet prize. I’m in third right now…..c’mooooon Kentucky!

Today…. I will eat every single thing I brought for lunch way too early in the day and my growling tummy will make me regret it later. Patty always makes me pay. 

Today…. I am loving my “My Chihuahua bites” colored nails. Makes me leak a smile. 

Today…. I will talk about making dinner and working out. But will most likely end up suggesting we do froyo for dinner…and flipping through my Martha Stewart craft book to find some Easter crafties to do. 

Today…. I am only pretending to care about these other things I have listed. I’m really just feeling very very sad that a cousin of mine is in very bad shape at the hospital. Just feeling overwhelming worry for her and the whole Westergard family. I spent the whole night last night tossing and turning and thinking about how unfair it seems for a sweet and beautiful teenage girl to be suddenly fighting for her life in the hospital. 

Today…. I will be texting Chris all day to let him know how much I love him. Life is so precious and fragile. 

Today…. I am so extremely thankful for my health. Hope everyone has a bright and Easter-candy-filled Monday.