Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jaime Oliver Rocks!

I don't know how many of you tuned in to the tv show Food Revolution featuring Jaime Oliver, but I just have to say it was great! I see what the kids are served at lunch and breakfast everyday at school and it is such a disgrace ( I am definitely going to pack my kids lunches). Last year I forgot my lunch one day and was forced to buy a school lunch, it consisted of a hot pocket and french fries. I guess a hot pocket isnt unhealthy enough on its own so they had to add the fries. When I brought this up to one of the staff members they said, " but they serve the lean hot pocket." Woopty freakin doo! A lean pocket has white flour, pepperonis and cheese, that is hardly healthy. So I totally fell in love with Jaime Oliver and his idea to give America a food makeover. I honestly don't think it possible because their are too many huge corporations that make the unhealthy food and the government will not put a stop to it. But lets not get in to politics, I just wanted to say you go Jaime, I am on your side!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Joshy and I watched the Madonna episode of Glee last night. I thought it was fabulous. The "like a virgin" number was my favorite. If anyone has not been watching Glee I would recommend it. I have a Madonna song that I have been loving lately, its called Revolver ( they didn't play it on the Glee episode but that doesn't make it any less special). I think its a fun and sexy song so check it out. Its a great dance song too. But if you want to go old school Madonna then True Blue is my favorite choice.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mesa Auction= Good Times

Friday night went to the mesa auction with the fam. We love the auction! When Joshy and I first bought our house we would hit the auction every weekend looking for furniture for the house. We ended getting our couch, table and also a treadmill from there. So Ruthann told me they had some cribs there. I am not trying to get pregnant yet, but I am the plan ahead type of girl and if I can get something for a bargain I am all for it.
We scored this crib for 37.50. Its a bit old school, but we are going to doll it up with a paint job and some cute bedding.
My mom was kind enough to buy this piece for our entry way. Its a perfect fit! We are also going to paint it up and make it even better. Luckily my mom got it for 30 bucks!

And lets not forget this little gem! $2 dollars and a bleach rag later I have myself a good old American TV tray. So now when I am being lazy watching tv I can have some snacks. That is the American way after all.
Thanks Mesa Auction for giving us some great bargains. I am sure we will visit again in the furture!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Give a little whistle

Ahhhh today is Friday. Friday has such a different feel than the other weekdays: the air smells sweeter, I have a permanent smile, and I walk around giving a little whistle ( the truth is I don't know how to whistle :(. ) So I feel so elated that its Friday. After work I am heading to pick up Josh from work and we are going to Red Mountain park to feed the ducks ( we have done this the last 2 weeks and had so much fun with it). Happy Friday to you all! May you experience the same Friday joy that I do every Friday.

P.S. Only 5 weeks till summer for me!!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Set, Hike...

I was asked to coach the 6-8 year old football team at Simonton. What I was thinking is, " have you guys met me?" Meaning I have never watched or played football in my life. I am all about sports but football has never made it on my list. But I decided to do it anyways and I think I had butterflies in my stomach for the first week of practice. The players are so cute, but football scares me because I am such a novice. I had to make up plays and assign the players positions, I mean this is serious business. Today was their first game and Josh is on a boys camping trip. I was so nervous about the game, so my Dad came and slept at my house last night ( I get scared at night if I am home alone) and went to the game with me. He helped me get the players flags on and then he was on the sideline helping me switch players in and out of the game. It meant so much to me to have him there. And the good news is that our teams tied in the game! The Colts ( my team) made some great running plays! Now we just need to work on catching football. Hopefully I can snap some photos at one of the games so i can post them.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Summer is Lurking

While I was checking out the weather report for Thursday my heart sank a little. Yes my friends we are now in the 80's and I have to say I am a 60's and 70's girl when it comes to degrees. So I did what any sensible person would do and I busted out my shorts. The drawer was dusty (not really) but I managed to bust them out. Although I am not a fan of the weather, I am a definite fan of my summer schedule. In 6 weeks I will be sleeping in, hitting the gym for a few hours and laying out in the pool. Basically I will be acting like a teenager and that is my favorite thing about summer...that is as long as I have my job next year. Get out your flip flops and swimsuits because summer is lurking around the corner!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Easter Bunny of 2010

So this year Easter came a little soon, and I don't feel like I was as prepared as I prefer to be but it was still a great time. I was lazy and did not take any photos so this post may be a little dull for the visual learners reading this. Easter morning I woke up and opened my eyes to see an Easter basket sitting on my night stand. I would have to say my fave thing in the basket was a coupon for Josh to do the dishes for me one night...YES please! Later that day the family came over to have an Easter lunch. Then my wonderful parents hid eggs for the adults to find. I love the Easter egg hunt, they hid 60 eggs for us and I scored a 5 dollar gift card to trader joes in one of mine. Then we did an Easter basket exchange and I got hooked up with some Toms all natural products ( in case you haven't heard I am all about the natural lately: toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, lotion, ect...) My mom was so sweet and bought me an eater lily, which smells so freakin good. Reins and I were off sweets and are vegan so it made for a different type of Easter--usually I dive into the chocolate and yummy potatoes, but this year I had salad, fruit and homemade banana bread (vegan style). I love every holiday that I get to spend with the family.

Our wedding--The best day ever!

Our wedding--The best day ever!
I am such a sucker for wedding pictures so I thought I would post one of us!

My graduation, May 2008

My graduation, May 2008