Thursday, October 25, 2012


So these are my happenings as of late:
  • For work I secured my kids a weekly gig volunteering at a local llama farm
  • It is cold. It snowed today. Last time I experienced snowy weather was January 21, 2007 when it snowed in Tucson my freshman year of college. Everyone fah-reaked out and said we should close the school calling the event a blizzard (okay so "everyone" was me, but still it was crazy). As I watch all of these poor kids calmly walk by my house on their way to school I realize I am totally out of my element.
  • Everyone is posting facebook statuses about listening to Christmas music as a result of the snow. Confession: I've been listening to Christmas music since August.
  • I got pink eye last week. I don't know if I've ever had it before. I probably have, but not since I can remember so yeah.
  • Speaking of nuisances, the hamster has been missing for 6 days now. This is escape #6 in 3 months. We weren't sure if she was still alive until Joseph made the mistake of leaving her jar of food on the floor... Next day it was empty. That was like 3 weeks worth of food. Suspicions tell us she is somewhere in the utility room, probably cuddling up next to the water heater.
And now, for pictures:

Apparently it is super-uncool to actually like the llamas, so my kids just complain that the llamas will probably kick or spit on them.
Come on, just look at this face:
This is not the face of a jerk llama (although in their defense one of the llamas flatulated in a kid's face) Regardless, I absolutely love llamas so too bad kids, we're staying.

Here is my pink eye:

According to google, to catch a hamster:
Sprinkle flour across your doorways to find out where your hamster is coming/going--it will leave tracks in the flour (After 3 days of us stepping in flour we decided she is probably not in the kitchen area)

Tie a piece of string/floss to some hamster food, your hamster will take the food to her stash and you can follow the string (she just cut the floss and took the food)
When we came outside to take Joseph to school this morning there was a li'l snow on our car.

By the time I dropped him off and got back home it was going crazy

So I sat on the couch, cranked up the heater, and enjoyed the show outside my window.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I love this guy

He is turning 26 today. I cannot imagine what life would be like without him. Heck, I can't even remember what life was like without him!

7 Random facts about Joseph:

-His favorite color is green.
-He cannot function on less than 8 hours of sleep. He practically turns narcoleptic with anything less.
-His favorite movie is "mindless action and explosions." Essentially, his favorite movie is a genre.
-His best attribute is being very considerate. At the laundromat he cleans the lint out of the dryer AFTER he uses it so the next person doesn't have to.
-His favorite hobby is to know, do, and be good at everything. He is super-passionate about life. Sometimes I try to burst his bubble and tell him he can't do well in law school AND train for the 2016 summer Olympics but, hey, I have eaten my words on more than one occasion. Nothing is beyond Joseph.
-His greatest talent is optimism. When he was 9 and got his fingers chopped off he referred to the experience as a highly effective wart-remover. When someone is driving like a maniac and tailgating him he says "they probably just have to really really go to the bathroom."
-His other greatest talent is choosing to be happy. I know you shouldn't use the words "always" and "never" when describing a person but after living with him for almost 2 1/2 years I have never seen him angry. This is an incredible (and much appreciated) feat considering the dynamic mental/emotional tornado that is, well, me.

I feel very blessed to have this amazing guy in my life.

And now... we are off to Park City for the weekend to celebrate!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Sooo the other night Joseph and I witnessed a couple getting engaged on our front lawn:

Apparently it was the same location of their first kiss. (I hated to ruin their special moment but I really felt compelled to go out there and ask what the heck was going on)