Thursday, December 9, 2010

Talking just to Talk

Sometimes I feel like I'm just talking to talk. Like when I don't see Chris for 2 days and I just ramble and ramble when I see him.

My last conversation with my husband consisted of me talking and him reading his blackberry saying "Uh huh" and me saying "You're not listening" ..."Yes I am"....he wasn't. lol. 

So I blog.

You know when you know something to be true, but you don't want it to be, so you just ignore it or avoid it? I've been doing that. It eventually comes to a head ya's true.  Its been happening to me for the past 2 days. You should prepare yourself. It's not very fun.

Remember those little lifesaver Christmas books that came with all of the lifesaver packs/books around Christmas time? Not the candy book, but the little story book on the back of it?  I loved them. Probably because they were mini. I kept mine every year. ( freak flag waving high.)  I still have them, about 12 of them or a box somewhere in guest room closet. I adored them when I was little and kept thinking, "one day these will be collectors items!" haha. Oh man.

So my house is 90% decorated for Christmas. The remaining 10% is my tree. It's up, tree skirt & all. Light? Nope. Ornaments? Hah. 

It's going to be a very Anthro Christmas this year, I hope people don't get sick of their Anthro goodies. If you are just tell me and I'll keep your gifts for myself! Okay, not really....well, actually...

I often call my friend who lives two states away to help me with my homework.
Is that weird?  
(you can be honest with me Jeni...)

I haven't been to the gym in THREE WEEKS and I feel disgusting. Oh and Cancun is in 2 weeks? Awesome time to fall off the wagon. Barf.

Chris keeps asking me what I want for Christmas, I keep telling him the same 3 things:
1. An amazing craft room. 
I have it all planned out in my head. It is going to be fab. Ah, one day.
2. A baby
3. A puppy

He then tells me,   "Think of other things."

I purchased Chris a fly Marc Jacobs suit for Christmas this year. It's so rad. He looks handsome and oh-so-stylish. Don't worry, I've been saving since May for that lol. Why do I feel sad that he doesn't have anything to open on the actual day? 
(he opened it early because he is going to Boston for work next week and wanted to wear it)

Does my sarcasm come through when I type? I always wonder that.

The other day a girl at work told me her biggest pet peeve is when people say the word "like" all of the time. I've been very self-conscious around her since! I'm always talking slow to make sure I don't say it and it's actually REALLY hard for me!

I really wish I could type my French papers while taking a bubble bath...

Anyway, if someone has a chance to come clean my house, do my homework, paint my nails, and decorate my Christmas tree give me a ring. Rates are totally negotiable.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Thanksgiving came & went already? Huh? Oh yeah, I forgot I'm 25 now and I should expect the rest of my life to flash before my eyes. Got it.

Highlights (& some lowlights) of the trip back home:
We were able to meet our newest niece Lucy, who is truly adorable!
Chris missed two flights, was stranded in Vegas for 5 hours
Harry Potter
Amazing Thanksgiving Feast with *almost* my entire family (we missed you J & J!!!)
Authentic Texan Fried Turkey!
Chris went to the Laker Game w/ the Spiker men
Arriving in Long Beach with our car in the OC due to Chris' mega-flight-mishap

Betcha can't guess which ones are lowlights! (I'm aware of my total misuse of that word btw) Anyway, the trip was wonderful and went by WAY too fast, as usual. I always have a list of people I am dying to see and usually barely skim the top of it!! Ah, what can ya do?  

It was a WONDERFUL TRIP!!! Even if it was next to Zero degrees the entire time!! I love going home and since I get to only 2-3 times per year it always flies by! Boo!

watching football.. Meeting Lucy!
 Lauren and her youngest, Lily
 Uncle Ammon flew in 2 days early to babysit Lauren's kids while she & Patrick were in Hawaii. Lily formed a very special bond with him!!
 Cooking with my little chef-to-be niece Kailah
 My oldest brother Cim & his beautiful wife Katie

 Patrick's friend, Dustin, from Texas came up for the holiday, he made us an authentic Texan turkey...fried and everything!!

 Lauren and her best friend, Lori

 I love these crazy kids
 Crystal and her youngest, Hailey!

 PJ & Rena...look how big Alex is getting!
 We went to a place called Jump On It....basically a huge place full of a million trampolines...the kids & adults had a blast. The adults got a little crazy...Ammon, Patrick, and Chris all twisted their ankles!

 This picture makes me so happy! Look how hilarious they are!

I wanted to save these for last, because as unflattering as most of them are, they are hilarious. Ammon decided that taking several shots in a row would be the sure way to get at least one great picture of my sisters and I. (blame it on his photo shoot experience lol). These pics pretty much describe the typical interaction between the 3 of us.

Happy Holidays!