Sunday, December 7, 2008

What I really want for Christmas this year...

I'm sure this has been on a lot of minds as we are in the middle of this Christmas season. I have been thinking about all the Christmases (sp?) past and last year seems to stick out. I have the pictures to back up my reasoning. For Christmas last year, Craig and I bought ourselves a GPS so we wouldn't be terribly lost around here anymore and with the help of family we were able to go home to Utah to see them. We agreed that would be it and we didn't need any more gifts for each other. Well...we both broke the rules. I got Craig a knife sharpening kit that he told me about but had no idea I was actually listening. And I bought him Pirates of the Carribean 3 because he loves Pirates, as you can see from our Haloween costumes. Funny story, which is off the topic, but I accidentaly ended up buying Pirates 2, which we already had, but neither of us realized it until we went to watch it at his Moms house a week later! And his nephew was the one to point it out! We didn't even notice. Ha ha, so back to the story.
It was Christmas Eve and we were flying out in the morning. Before I leave on trips not only do I have to pack, but the entire house must be clean so it's not such a disaster when you get back. Criag doesn't necissarily agree, especially since it was Christmas Eve, we should have been sitting around drinking eggnog. But he helped me clean the house anyway. We were all done and getting ready for bed and Craig semi-scolded me for not turning off the lights on the tree because I was the last one in the living room. He went to turn them out and I asked him to take out the trash. Right when he left I sprinted around to my hiding places to gather up his presents, put them under the tree, turned the tree back on, and went back to bed, my heart pounding with excitement. About 30 seconds later Craig walked in and really scolded me this time for turning the tree lights back on, but about 3 seconds later he found his surprise gifts! His scolding immediately turned into excitement and joy. He was so surprised and happy just to see the gifts, but then when he opened them, he was even more surprised that I remembered about his silly little kit. (ha ha j/k Criag, it's not silly). The look on his face was absolutely priceless! I took these pictures and thought he looked like a little boy on Christmas morning knowing that Santa came the night before. The look on his face is what I want for Christmas every year now. But this year things have been a bit different...we are trying to put that look on others faces by serving and surprising them. It has been so fun, and as it turns out "the look" has been on our faces too! Who knew?! So what will you do to have "the look" this year?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lost in New York

Where's Craig, Where's Craig? Oh there he is.

Craig, Sarah, Paige, and Nick

The four of us having a blast in Central Park


Pumkin Carvin

I say we get a little competition going on this one. Read who's pumpkin is who's below and then vote on which one you think is the best.

Left to right: Paige's, Sarah's, Craig's, and Nick's.

Halloween Pirates

ARG, there be some darn fine pirates,

Paul Revere

For someone so important Paul Revere didn't have that impressive of a headstone when he was buried.

Tour Bus in Boston

Leave me alone I'm thirsty. Oh they both seem so enthusiastic

Globe that used to stand in the center of the World Trade Centers.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero as it is today. You can still see the foundations of the original towers in the bottom right.

This is St. Pauls Chapel that was directly across the street from the World Trade Centers. This is where all of the fire fighters went to rest and eat while working in ground zero "THE PIT"

Teresa and Steve Visit New York

Teresa, Steve, and Sarah posing infront of the Statue of Liberty at sunset.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tag...6 Quirks

Link the person who tagged you. Mention rules on your blog. Tell about 6 quirks of yours. Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same. Leave a comment to let them know. I was tagged by
6 Quirks?? I am definitely too normal to be tagged for this. Ha ha, just kidding, but it really took me a while to think of 6 quirky things I do. But here they go....

1) Falling asleep...I always like to fall asleep with the covers tucked around my shoulders with my head sticking out (it can never be under the covers). then I like to swing one leg up and around the covers so just one foot is sticking out. It allows the perfect amount of ventilation through so I don't get too hot and not to stuffy. I think it's genious but Craig thinks it's so weird.

2) Condiments....I hate condiments. I have never liked Mayo, mustard, or ketchup. I prefer most things dry and crunchy. While most people mix tuna with mayo/miracle whip, I use cottage cheese becuase I can't stand the taste and consistency of mayo. While many people like to eat those nachoes you get at gas stations, or at basketball games, completely loaded with cheese so the chips get soggy, I think it is revolting. I would much rather go hungary than eat soggy chips due to nacho cheese. Yuck! I am a texture eater and I like crunch and not sog.

3) Bananas....since I'm thinking about food...I like my bananas yellow with a bit of green around the edges. If there is one brown spot on the skin, it's too ripe and worthy of banana bread.

4) Bone Poppin Routine...My joints pop a lot. I admit I started poping my knuckles when I was young and since then I've learned how to pop may more joints. And now they feel strange if they're not popped from time to time. A lot of times they pop on their own with out any twisting or pushing but a lot is also self inflicted. In fact, I do so much bone poppin I now have a routine. In the morning when I wake up I sit on the side of the bed and twist my back around on both sides and my whole back cracks. Then I tilt my head to one side and the other to pop my neck. Then I stand up and walk to the bathroom and my ankles and feet just start crackin and sometimes my knees and hips. Then when I sit down to empty my bladder, I pop both thumbs and usually the rest of my fingers. After I've been typing or writing a lot I have to again pop my fingers and I move my wrists in a circular motion and there's a lot of little cracks as a result. Sometimes when I stretch my arms out wide and pull them behind my back my chest pops. That one is a bit freaky. Then when I've had my shoes on all day and I finally take them off, I have to pop each one of my toes or else they feel cramped. I blame Craig for that. He just started pullin on my toes one time and now if he pulls one he has to pull them all or I feel really uncomfortable.

5) Multitasking....Normally one would believe this to be a good quality but it has become a type of disease for me. One thing that I've learned by working at Enterprise is that you must continue to do things while the customer you are helping tells you the play by play of the accident they were just in. This has now translated to almost everything I do. One dangerous example is multitasking while driving. I figure I'm just sitting there I might as well be doing something else. So I usually get in the car in the morning, eat breakfast, take off my shoes (it's easier to clutch that way), put on my seatbelt, make a phone call, and catch my huge mug from tipping over all at the same time. The other example has to do with bedtime. When I was younger getting ready for bed meant taking off my clothes and putting on on of my Dad's T-shirts to make a nightgown. Now that I'm afraid I might get cavities and/or acne, I have to do things like take out my contacts, wash my face, and brush my teeth. I don't like doing all these things when I'm dead tired so I try and combine them all at once. I usually paste up my toothbrush and start brushing while I once again, empty my bladder, then I spit and wash my hands at the same time, splash some water on my face for washing, then since my hands are clean it's perfect timing to pop out a lens from each eye. I hurry and wash my face, rince and since my clothes were half off in order to go to the bathroom, I just continue to wiggle out of them while I do all those other things and then, wah-lah, I am basically ready to start sleeping before the toilet bowl even has a chance to fill back up! Amazing, I know!

6) Security...Insead of haveing a blanket or a teddy bear anymore I have a huge purse with everything I could possibly need durning the day in it. It sometimes feels really heavy and I try to clean it out and ditch some things, but I end up leaving everything in there because I worry that once I take it out I'll need it the next day. Such things include a pouch for pens, a nail file, finger nail clippers, a hair pick, hair elastics, hair spray, lotion, germ-X, body spray, deoderant, tums, advil, vitamins, tampons (of course), gum, chap stick, like 4 colors of lip stick, eye drops, a mirror, a pad of paper, tide to go, dental floss, and of course my wallet. Everyone loves me though when they have a headache, or a tummy ache, or a bad hair day, or a hang nail, or dry skin. Heaven forbid these things go on during the day, untreated and endured.

Can you see how big my bag is? I tag:
1) Aubrey
2) Christopher and Lauren
3) Andee
4) John and Cosette
5) Aaron and Angel
6) Kylie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Funny Bike Story

Let me set the background that led up to this tragedy. Okay, Sarah has been doing this triathalon training with her freinds and she wanted a new road bike so that she could train on a bike. The night that we picked the bike up from REI we took it for it's maiden voyage on the canal path behind our house. We had traveled like 7 miles up the path and it was getting dark so we turned around and were hustling back to the house when I noticed something running towards the path. As we got closer I realized that my little running friend was actually a SKUNK coming towards the bike path. I perceded to slamb on my breaks, but Sarah didn't see it in time and ran right over the center of the little guy with both tires. The skunk decided that it was necessary to spray at this time and covered the bike and Sarah's leg with pungent skunk juice. We did not realize the magnitude of how much got on Sarah and the bike until we were riding again and I could smell it wafting off of her as she road in front of me. Luckily when we got home Sarah had some salt scrub that she used to take off all affected layers of skin and she was allowed to sleep inside that night.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On to Palmyra, NY

Sacred Grove
Sarah showing us that we could never live in this house. Pretty sure I hit my head like 5 times.
Palmyra Temple through the trees

Monday, September 8, 2008

Across the Country in Boston

This would be Sarah working her sass before we go in. How inappropriate :)

I just really like this picture of the Boston Temple. So enjoy

On to Temple Square during Christmas

Christmas with the Friends

Oh surprise Sarah. Okay so I'm a little late with these pictures, but I just barely found them.
Plus how could I pass up a photo of Bert in a leather jacket!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Thimble Islands

This is the house that we wanted to buy, its on its own ISLAND!!!
This is the house that we had to settle for, oh wait couldn't afford it either. Plus our neighbors would have thought we were the white trash of the island neighborhood.

Mystic Seaport

Now thats an anchor. Glad that something is finally bigger than us. What a bunch of freaks!!!

Don't talk to me

This is the face that Sarah gets when its late and I don't want to talk to her.

Mom and Dad Yerke

This is Central Park on a Hot and Humid Day. Oh wait thats the whole summer out here.

Welcome to New York

Rockafella center

Saturday, May 10, 2008

And now the fun begins. Hope I don't kill anyone.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

easter celebrations

Easter in Boston with Sarah's extended family.

Craigs Birthday

Yes friends, it is my birthday and the fat kids likes cake!!!

Carving pumkins

Okay so this one is a little out of date, but I am still proud of the pumpkin so deal with it.

Hutton days are so fun

John showing us his sick pythons

Cape May, NJ

Cape May light house

Craig and Sarah at Zions

Oh sweet Utah I will be back someday. I miss mountains