Sunday, November 24, 2013


In June Cody took me to Colombia. He had to go for work and they let me tag along. It was such an amazing opportunity and it was fun getting to see what he actually does when he goes on his "work" trips. I was a little worried about going, being taught that it is a horribly corrupt country with tons of drugs and violence. But that was yrs ago and they are doing their best to clean everything up and forget about the past. It is such a beautiful country and the people are so nice. Bogota is  one of the cleanest cities I have been to, and Medellin is amazing. They say that the most beautiful women in the world come from Medellin, so I fit in really good there! Medellin is definitely a city I plan on returning to and would even consider living in.
 I have never ridden in a Taxi, and I may never again. It was the scariest car ride of my life! Except when I drive with my mom.  She's a scary driver.  But that's a secret.
 This was a crazy fruit that made yummy yummy juice ,but to eat alone was kind of slimy, but good. We cant remember what its called, and I would recommend trying it. I liked it except for the sliminess.

Bogota, so much bigger and beautiful than I expected!
 They have these restaurants on pretty much every corner and they are AMAZING! Best crepes, best tea, and I'm sure the the waffles are also amazing, but I didn't get one. Next time Crepes and Waffles, next time.
 This was the outskirts of Medellin. The city is huge and beautiful, but the farms in the mountains are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
 This is a traditions Colombian stew.  It was delicious.  My bowl could have fed 4 people, and I am not ashamed to say that I ate most of it!  PS Colombia grows the best avocados I have ever eaten.
 There are real dinosaur bones at the mall.  Not every mall, only the awesome malls get dinosaurs.
 We rode a cable car to the top of a mountain, and I am horrified of heights, but it was worth all the terror. It a great way to see the jungle, the city, and the slums.
 I was sad to leave Medellin and go back to Bogota, but it was time to go home. And even though we got delayed 2 days and had to fly home separately, It was an amazing trip and I'm glad I went.

Family Vacation

We went down to Phoenix to have a little break and thaw out from the cold. It was so fun! I love going home and taking Cody and Reese with me. I love sharing my memories with them. 
We stayed at a beautiful hotel and went swimming every day, first thing in the morning.

We went to the Zoo and the amazing Butterfly Wonderland. 

We got spend time with some of our very favorite people!

We stopped in Vegas on our way home to stretch our legs and bask in some more sun.

 It always breaks my heart when vacations have to end. But Phoenix will always be the place I call home.

Preschool Graduation

In May Reese graduated from Preschool. She loved her first year and made so many friends! Thanks Mrs April!

Feild Trip

Last April, because that's how far behind I am, Reese went on a field trip to the Thanksgiving Point petting zoo with her Preschool class.  It really was a ton of fun! It was a bit chilly, which translates to freaking cold, but still fun. We saw a bunch of farm animals, rode a horse, went for a wagon ride, and ran around like crazy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Liebster Award

My Sister in law tagged me in this I have no idea how long ago because I just starting stalking her blog (that I didn't even know she had) last night.  And since I am trying really hard to get back in the blogging habit, I am going to do it! I will not be following all the rules though, because I am a rule breaker. Deal with it.

Each person must post 11 things about themselves
Answer the questions the nominator asked, and 
create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
 Choose 11 people and link them in your post
Go to thier page and tell them
No tag backs

11 Things about myself:
I will try to come up with some new things, but I am not that secretive and there just might not be anything new to say.

1) I hate the snow. But only because it is cold. Snow is very beautiful and I do love how quiet everything is when it is falling from the sky. But it is too damn cold.
2) I secretly do really like Utah. Its not a horrible place. Its just too cold. I would prefer 80-ish degrees 9 months of the yr and the other 3 can either be colder or warmer (preferably warmer). But I do not like even a little bit having cold weather from October to June. 50 degrees is not warm. And most of the time its September to June that it's too cold. 50 degrees only feels nice when the week before was only 20 degrees. When its 80 degrees and then goes to 50 everyone cries about how cold it is. And their right, its cold!
3) I hate talking about myself. I think I am pretty awesome and everyone else should too. I just shouldn't have to tell people how awesome I am, they should tell me how awesome they think I am.
4) I am a secret nerd. Not the super smart kind. I have wondrous knowledge that I even surprise myself at times. But I will not try and sell myself as a genius. I just love nerdy things. I am a HUGE Dr Who fan. A Whovian if you may. I want to punch all the people in the 60's that did not take proper care of the originals and lost a bunch of episodes. I also want to punch Netflix for not having all available episodes on line for my enjoyment. I learned how to crochet so I could make some cute Harry Potter dolls (and I just found some patterns to make ALL the Doctors! Thank you Sarah for posting that on FB.) so I could play with them as I watch the movies and episodes. And my secret dream is Comic Con.
5) Copying Trisha on this; I love paranormal things. It scares the daylights out of me. But I dream of being a paranormal investigator when I grow up. Trisha lets put a team together. 
6) I have a weird obsession with the United Kingdom. I feel everything there is awesome. I know its cold ALL the time and windy and rainy and up in the Highlands ridiculously snowy. But it just doesn't seem so bad because its the UK. It's just better there, even if it's not. It is.
7) I want to be on TV. Not in movies, just TV. I think I could rock a sitcom or be a crazy awesome host on some type of anything show. I just wish I wasn't so shy.
8) I want to write a book. I just don't know where to start.
9) I want to learn to paint. I don't think I am very artistic, so I am mostly sure I will suck.
10) I have mad dreams of Broadway. I can sing, kind of, and have no dancing skills what so ever. But I have my Tony acceptance speech ready and waiting. 
11) I do believe in Faries.
12) I am horrified that if there is ever a Zombie apocalypse I will run screaming like a little girl and not stand and fight. Or anything scary for that matter. What if I am secretly a coward?

12 things, not 11. Rule broken.

11 questions:

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
-There are so many places I don't even know where to be begin. I have always dreamed of Italy, but I have that UK obsession that never goes away. I want to see the world. The good and the bad. I want to ride through the Jungle on an elephant even if that Jungle smells like poop. I want see the way all people live. Even if it makes me cry. I love to learn and what better way to learn than to experience it first hand. I know the world isn't all magical and beautiful. But it could be. Its what you make of it.
 Why did you start blogging?
-My family all lives in other states, so we don't to get together, ever really. I thought this would be a good way to keep them up to date with my family. And secretly I want to have that super awesome witty Blog that millions of people follow. Then I could get a book deal (number 8) or even my own tv show (numer 7)!
What do you enjoy doing on your weekends?
-It really depends on the time of yr. In the Spring I love working in my yard, and in the fall if the weather is nice. In the winter I stay inside and hibernate. And in the summer I am usually at the pool.
Who inspires you the most in your life?
-I should say my loving husband or beautiful daughter. But I feel I am lacking in the inspiration department. I feel inspired by nothing. Unless it is a nasty smell coming from somewhere and then I feel inspired to clean it up. 
What is your favorite post you've written? 
-I think I would have to say my very first ever. It was announcing we were having a baby, and there was a picture of some turtles having crazy turtle sex. Animal porn. I would like to think that's my favorite.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
 -I love Christmas. It is the happiest time of year. I love seeing everyone's houses decorated, and the smells are amazing and I love turkey and  pie. And the movies just rock. But my favorite holiday is probably Thanksgiving. I get the turkey and pie and family togetherness, without all the stressful present crap. I do love presents though. I am not even picky about what they are. I just loved that someone thought of me.
If you could re-live any moment in your past, what would it be?
-I would say anything from age 12 on. But only if I could know then, what I know now.  School would have been so much better with me not worrying so much what other people thought. 
If you could choose any career, what would it be and why?
I want to be The Doctors permanent assistant. It would be amazing. Watch it, you'll understand.  
If you could have 3 wishes what would they be?
-I suck at wishes. I would want more wishes, but there always seems to be a rule against that.
so first wish would have to be immortality. It is probably wrong to want that, and from all the movies and books I had read and watched it never ends well. Watching your loved die and always being alone would suck immensely, but I would want to watch the world grow, and die if that's in its future. Wish number 2, Billions of dollars. This wish would have to have conditions. Because I would not want to be a drug lord to get it. I would just want my life now, with billions of dollars. I would be nice and share. I am no meany. But I do believe that money brings happiness. I would be so happy having financial freedom to live my life the way I have always wanted. I also believe that money can make you evil. Besides, I am going to need a lot of money since I am going to live forever. So I guess my 3rd wish would be to never be an evil genius. 
When you met your better half, was it love at first sight?
-No. It was not. I opened the door and he had on this ugly shiny jersey looking shirt and I thought, at least its a free dinner.
What is your biggest fear?
- I am horribly afraid of the dark. Which is a problem because of my ghost hunting dreams.
Secretly my bigger fear is the unknown, which coincides with the dark. I don't need to know my future or anything like that. It's the secret thoughts that people have about me that I can't hear. The nice things they say to my face but I don't know if they really mean them. The fact that I can secretly be really mean, so everyone is probably secretly mean too? Unknown.

2nd broken rule.

I am not going to nominate anyone, I don't really know enough people who blog anymore, and they probably don't read mine anymore anyway.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Las Vegas

We needed some sunshine so we ditched Reese and went to Vegas! It was nice to get away for a weekend. We went fancy and stayed at The Mirage, which was not as nice as I would have expected but still great fun!
 We ate delicious Sushi! So yummy! 
 I got a present from Tiffany's!
 We found this lovely tree inside the Venetain.
 We had a great view of the erupting Volcano from our room.
  I got some sweet shades.
And we got to meet TJ Thyne! He plays Jack Hodgins on the TV show Bones. Its one of my favorites and we love his character. He was my fist celebrity and I will say he was the nicest person! Not snobby like he could have been! There was a little stalking involved on both our parts, mine deliberate, his not so much. But we saw him a quite a few times before I got up the nerve to ask for a picture with him. Overall a great weekend!
And then I had to go home.

Happy Easter


Cody and I are trying not to be so lame, so we went to a concert! Amazing that we left the house and it wasn't to go to Walmart or El Mexiquense (which is so delicious!). We saw G Love at a Jack Johnson concert once and I fell in love so when we heard he was coming we thought it would be fun to go! I do feel cooler now knowing what The Depot is when they mention it on the radio, and the concert was pretty good, but I think I am just getting too old and did not like how loud everything was! I could barely hear him, good thing I knew most of the songs. John Fullbright opened for him and he was pretty amazing himself.

 I did have a really good time and we are still trying to be more awesome. We went to a soccer game, in a suite! That was pretty amazing, I definitely felt like a high roller, and I don't think I will ever be able to enjoy a game in the cheap seats again.  I do really like soccer and I am now trying to get Cody to buy me my very own suite. I will keep you all updated on that. I would also like my own Baseball team. He said no.