Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This week...I may have a bad-itude. But I have an excuse...I am very tired due to the fact that my pup kept me up for 1 1/2 nights with anal gland discomfort {gross but true}. There is nothing better to show how I feel about this week than this video...


Hahaha! How great would that be to swipe your dishes off the table when you're done eating. What's wrong with me....? Come oooooon weekend.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


 Last weekend Dad & Lisa flew on down to take us to a Rascal Flatts concert. It was secretly really just because they wanted to be our first house guests in the new house. Can't blame 'em. So we all drove over to Phoenix for the show. We spent the night on the lawn, laying out on blankets, snacking on our $10 popcorn and $5 diet cokes and soaking up the music of Eden's Edge, Eli Young Band and Little Big Town. The weather was so kind to us. Then when {my favorite} Rascal Flatts took the stage everyone was on their feet and singing our hearts out and cutting some rugs. For real...we were into it. Surprisingly my dance move of choice for the night was wide stance air guitar. It felt good. Is there a better country group than the Rascals? Answer is no. Love them. They sing straight to your soul. Alsooo we tweeted a picture of us at the concert and they put it up on the concert big screens. And that's how we became famous.

Thanks-a-mil to Dad & Lisa! You always know how to show us a good time. Can't wait for Brad Paisley and The Band Perry next month! Over & out. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A spot for a student.

Look at that little sour patch kid. So you know when you go to visit your little sister who just moved out for the first time and into her very first college apartment...and it makes you feel like you're still a college student that never left and all you want to do is go to paint parties and stay up all night doing pranks and slamming energy drinks? Yes, I do. But then you just fall asleep because you're old. ew.

Kimmie and I road tripped up to St. George to help that Dixie Stater get some color & chevron in her college apartment life. And now it's adorable. And we miss her.

Before {can someone make me use my real camera next time?}...


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ha ha hang them pictures

I went out of town less than a week after moving in. So naturally I left my husb with a medium sized list of things for him to get done around the house. Since I knew he would appreciate a break from ESPN {haha. not}. One main thing I was looking forward to coming home to was all the stuff being hung on the walls. It just makes the house feel put together when walls aren't empty. When I got home everything was looking mighty fine. All those tasks done like a champ. Then I go into our bathroom....


And I almost bust a literal gut. You see...I asked Chris to hang this picture on the wall across the from the toilet. I didn't bother to tell him to center it with the towel bar...because I thought that was a given as it is the only thing on that wall. By "on the wall across from the toilet" I meant...on the wall that is across from the toilet. He took it as on the wall and across from the toilet. So he centered it to the toilet. See the difference there? It's the difference between men and women. And now I will need to show you the picture because I cannot look at it any more myself in fear that I might die. From too much laughter. This is the centering surprise. Ready......aim.....

Hahaha. Hilar. Just a litttttle more to the left there. Ohh I love you Chris. I should've taken a pic of the whole room but it's not nearly ready for people's eyes yet. But I will share another hanging casualty from the neighboring wall. Is the shelf too low...is the picture too high...who knows really? I love him for trying.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gilbert to Gilbert

Over here in our corner of the world we've been busy making some big changes. As my Dad would say...we've been "creating the life we want". Deciding what direction we want to go in and making it happen. So...most excitingly....Chris took a new job at Yelp!! Yelp...like the app/website. He works out of the Scottsdale office. Once he decided to start looking for new opportunities he quickly had a handful of options. We spent some time making the best decision and Yelp filled our checklist right up to the top. He's been there now for over a month and is thriving and loving like craze. Thankyouplease blessings.

The second bit of news is...we moved into a new house! Just a Gilbert to Gilbert move. We found a lovely and perfect house in an adorable neighborhood just about 12 minutes away from our last place. We're just really happy about it. And we love that we were able to carry out our plan of having my sis Kimmie and her pup Kobe living with us too! 

We were very particular while looking at dozens of houses because we knew the exact floor plan we wanted for our situation. When Kimmie {Kiz...as I refer to her} first moved here from San Diego she was staying with us temporarily. It was SO nice having her because besides her fun-ness her contribution to the house was grocery shopping, cooking dinner ever night and cleaning the kitchen. That's right...my three WORST things in the world. Chris and I would come home from work every day and have dinner already on the table. Best ever. I just can't grab a hold of the "I enjoy cooking" trend. So it worked so well that when our lease was ending and we were weighing our living sitch options...we talked with Kimmie who was planning on getting her own place but didn't really want to live alone....and we all decided it would be best to get a house together. Kimmie still cooks, the dogs have each other to hang out with the 9 hours a day that we're all gone, and we both have our own "houses" within our house. Chris and I have most of the downstairs and K-Squared (Kiz & Kobe) have most of the upstairs. It's so handy. I love having my house with Chris and Hooshie. And having my sister/best friend always there whenever we need each other too (plus an extra closet full of clothes). And Chris actually gets fed. Perfect for all of us.

So my recent days have been spent being all over the decorating of new house named Bart. I love putting ideas together and seeing how I can carry them out. Although I am terrible at making final decisions. It's slowly coming together. Kimmie finished her living room within a week. That's the difference between us. I have to weigh every option. And she just likes to get shiz done. There's a lot that I love about the house but my abso favorite thing is that it is brand spankin new and was just finished being built when we got it. I know a lot of people love houses with "old charm" and a little bit of history. But I personally love knowing that no one else has ever lived their life within these walls doing who knows what. Yadida mean? Very comforting. I love you Bart.

More pictures will come soon. Believe you me.