Saturday, October 18, 2008

Top 10 Pet Peeves

I just started thinking about things that REALLY bother's my top 10 list (not necessarily in order)...that would take some real analysis!

*sound of a hair dryer when you're trying to sleep
*boys in their own world (that gives you a hint how my week's been!)
*Tom Shane's voice about jewlery (I don't get that commercial out here, but it's still in my mind)
*slow drivers
*poor grammar (verbally and written) "I ain't known what yous talkin' 'bout!
*when people don't call you back
*delayed flights
*calling a company and getting prompts when you just want to talk to a person
*cocky people
*getting stuck in traffic (especially in a stick-shift car!)
*fake people

I'm sure my list could go on and on...what are some of your pet peeves?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Memorable Night...For Some!

A few of us went out the other night and got to talking about this night. It was memorable for me since I broke 2 ribs, but not so memorable for others, such as the one who dropped me when I broke my ribs. Thanks to Anthony, everyone now knows I wasn't making it up. If I was...I'd at least get something out of it. Oh well...I still love ya Jud! Shawn and Tradd pose for the Fooseball Championship photo!
I think it's gone Johnny...but keep looking!
He's still a happy guy when he's passed out! :)

Torn between Posts

Someone finally convinced me to sign up on Facebook...I always thought that was for those teeny boppers. It's amazing how many people I've been able to get in touch with though. Look me up if you get a chance!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I guess it's true what they say...sometimes the toughest times are what draw people together. I was able to see my extended family more this summer than any other year. I was able to spend the week before my grandma passed away with my cousin Amy from Minnesota. Then before we knew it, we were all flying back out to California for the actual funeral. Everyone was together. We haven't all been able to spend time together like that since Shawn's wedding in September 2005, but that even left out my Uncle Phil.

Then unexpectedly, we were all back out in California for my aunts funeral in August. It was very unexpected, but I'm glad most of us were able to make it out there in support of my uncle Jimmy, and cousins Scott and Jennifer.

Our family has changed a lot, but I know we will always be there for each other through good times and through bad!

We all had a great time out at the local pub in Seal Beach the night before my Grandma's funeral. She wouldn't want us sitting around being sad. Instead, we got together and laughed (mostly at my mom...who forgot Krissie's name and called her Shawn's Wife for a good bit of the night)!

Monday, September 22, 2008

She Is Missed...

Our family had a very rough summer! In June my grandma passed away after battling lung cancer. She had lived a very long, fulfilled life and was at peace with knowing it was "her time to go". I was able to spend a week with her before she passed away and was able to talk about all of the feelings we were all going through.

I thought a lot about her last night. We used to call each other and ask each other what we would be wearing to the various awards shows. Last night was the Emmy's. I'm sure she was looking down on me hoping I'd be ready to go to the award show in my bathrobe, pink curlers in my hair and yellow golashes on my feet. She always amazed me with her imagination about the most interesting outfits! She was a one of a kind and I miss her everyday!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Amazing Summer Vacation

I feel like I spent the entire summer on airplanes. I counted them all up and I was on 16 different planes within 2 1/2 months. I was in California, Utah, California, South Carolina, Italy, Greece, South Carolina, Utah, California, Utah, South Carolina...with many layovers inbetween. It was an incredibly busy summer. My sister-in-law was at my house more days than I was this summer and she doesn't even live in this state anymore! I made a lot of memories that summer though.
These were the communal toilets at Ostia Antica (Ancient Ostia) which is considered the Roman Pompeii. It was an amazing place. It was discovered a few decades ago. It was completed covered by a flood and uncovered by archeologists. It's in great condition...even the nasty toilets.

Here is my mom and me at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. It was quite amazing how much is still intact.

This is a picture from Delphi Greece. We had to hike up this HUGE mountain to the 'stadium' area. It was a very hot, humid day. I was in flip-flops but I still made it all the way up. It was a great unscheduled workout.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Here's a picture of Scarlett (one of Chris' chocolate labs) at Salty Nut from about 2 years ago. She looks drunk but she was probably just tired. Classic picture though!