Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back from the dark side

Apparently it caused a big fuss when I did this:


Allison was so upset about it that she hung up on me when I told her. No joke :)

For the past 18 months since then Monica & Allison (and sometimes Carla & Brenna) have ALL been not-so-subtly dropping hints that I need to return to my original blonde. Well...

Here ya go!

I'm back :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gilbert Fun

It's the summer so I don't do much. I help Chanda by day, providing a warm body to be around the house in case the kids forget how to dial 911.


Treyton playing with the neighbor kid known simply as "Nico's brother" since the kids can't remember his name is Darien. I guess that sort of thing is okay when you're only 6.



By night I do what I can to be social. They like the game nights here in Gilbert. This pic is from a couple weeks ago. This particular evening I was playing a game of Risk and Chess... at the same time. And I won both. I don't miss the deadlines, but I really enjoy the brain-stimulation of school. Kidding ;)

While Gilbert and Tucson are both magical places of lagging left-turn arrows on the traffic lights, Gilbert has something Tucson apparently can only dream about:

Oh yes, the safe place: QT. Home of the 59 cent Summer fountain drinks. And the Horchata smoothies. Oh and those delicious taquitos. And the doughnuts. Yummm... On second thought, it's a good thing QT is so far from me during the school year--when I crave unhealthy convenience food the most.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lost post

Did you miss me?

Yeah, I'm a terrible summer blogger. When I feel like I don't have a minute to spare I update my blog almost daily. But catch me on my time off and I just can't get myself to expend any extra energy. Blame inertia.

Well, to ease myself back into blogging, I'll start by finishing a draft post from about 3 months ago. It looks like a completely random post, but these were all just events that happened in the same week. It would've prob originally been titled something like "A week in the life..."

The Elder's Quorum in my ward did their 2nd "Dinner for the RS Sisters" this year. They do all the work. We show up and eat. They prepared all SORTS of fixin's for shish kabobs and all we had to do was decide what we wanted. It was wonderful. And delicious.

I don't remember feeling this way, but apparently I had a lot of free time to kill toward the end of the semester(?)... since I decided to recruit my friend, Marie, to make sock puppets with me one fine Saturday afternoon.

I even hand-stitched the eyelashes on. In retrospect, I wonder if I should have used this time to work on all those random end-of-semester papers so 2 weeks later I wouldn't have had to stay up for 52 hours straight to finish them...
...naaaah.
Time well-spent.

Lastly, while walking around campus one Sunday evening, a magical swing appeared, begging to be appreciated by childish girl who isn't really ready to grow up quite yet.
Don't worry, I put it to good use :)