Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Tomorrow is my hands-down, all-time favorite holiday! What other holiday is centered around food? Okay, I'm not that shallow. There are other reasons I love the day... Like family, football, movies, lounging, mingling, eating, cooking, sleeping, relaxing, laughing, and eating (again).

For FHE on Monday, Wyatt and I watched this video. And then afterword we both listed off the things we were grateful for. Once I started, I felt like I could keep going, and going, and going... I love how addicting being thankful is! So for the purpose of "feeding my fix", I'm going to list of some of the things I am thankful for:

my family
the gospel of Jesus Christ
my friends
my home
indoor plumbing
my oven
my microwave
my fridge
my education
my job
my eyebrows and eyelashes (I would look pretty weird without)
my teeth
my contact lenses
my car
my elbows (eating would be difficult)
my knees (Wyatt laughed at the image of me running without any knees... it would be funny)
mail (snail mail especially!!!)
my computer
my library
OPB (aka: NPR)
my taste buds
RICE PUDDING (still battling a four-month addiction)
my YW calling
my imagination

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Note to self...

become the First Lady. Then you will always look cute and NEVER have to shop again! Just look at how fashionable you'll be...

Mrs. O

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sesame Street turns 40!

Has anyone else enjoyed the Sesame Street Google Doodles as much as I have this past week? My most favorite is Cookie Monster, and Oscar, and Count Dracula, and Bert and Ernie, and Big Bird, and... Yeah, I still might have a lot of growing up to do.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trunk or Treat 3.0

Here it is. The moment everyone has been waiting for! Okay, that's not entirely true. I'm pretty sure that everyone, besides Wyatt and me, couldn't care less about what we dressed Wyatt's truck as for Trunk or Treat this year. Even so, I'm going to share our hard work with the world. (This is what happens when two people don't have any kids or pets to dress for Halloween.)

Clearly Wyatt was too exhausted from decorating his truck with a giant (homemade) octopus, he couldn't muster the energy to dress-up himself. I was a lone scuba diver that night...navigating the sea alone.

I jetted off to Utah the next morning for a long weekend of visiting friends and family. I helped my brother Harold and his lady friend (aka: wife) Jeanna ring-in their 4th decade in life. That's right, my oldest brother is 40! Yikes! :)

"40 Sucks"

If I look as good as these two do when I'm 40, I'll be ecstatic!

Jeanna's birthday was on Halloween so we spent the entire day celebrating! She made sure that every trick-or-treater over the age of 12 that graced her doorstep sang Happy Birthday to her. She is a smart lady.

We also carved pumpkins. I have to give a shout out to my creative niece and nephew. Their pumpkins are the Reese's and "burning sun" pumpkins. Compare their talent to my simple smiley face. And to think I stared at my blank pumpkin for a good 15-minutes before I came up with that one. I'm pathetic.

And if you're super observant, you'll notice something different about me...