Monday, May 28, 2012

REM Vegas Tournament

AZ Silver Streaks came, played, and conquered 1 of the 4 games

Girls happy to be going home

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012


My siblings and certain other family members have a very distinct laugh when overly amused. Not the hee hee, ha ha, courtesy laugh. But the raw deep down belly chortle.

In 2007 this entertaining outburst (which most often surfaced when my dad tells a bad joke) needed a name. The type of outburst when lol just isn't enough.

*TO looked to much like you were addressing someone

*LO seemed like the opposite of high

*JO sounded just like his name

*RO had potential (and ultimately stuck because it alternatively has been named a Random Outburst.  For full definition go to

*AO just didn't roll of the tongue

And the MJM inherited it. A projection so loud that it anyone within 50 feet can hear it (and either smile or be annoyed at the noise coming from my beautiful daughters mouth). Truth be told it is much more similiar to an Alice laugh then any other family member.

Last night at 1130 pm an unknown black girl knocked on our hotel room thinking the awestruck more than a giggle was her roommate. So now it can be described in as a BCO (black chick outburst).

Darn that MO is already taken in the acronym world as makeout.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bad publicist

The other day my Self magazine came (thank you Diane) and I was declaring that Miranda Lambert has the worst publicist to let this photo be published (some curves are bad curves).

The other day my publicist took 3 photos to ensure that this same problem didn't happen to her mother (thank you REM)

Side note, Miranda Lambert claims to hate flabby size 8 and tries to stay at a 6. Bit buying it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


A curved line that sets everything straight


What a great day. We celebrated togetherness with a couples scrub ans lomi lomi massage at a Hawaiian Spa ( the best massage I have ever had in my entire life).

Then REM did my hair for a dinner out.

We lived vicariously through the Joys at the Idol filming.

And what a great license plate find parked right next to our car at dinner. This photo is a great blog story to come....

Awesome Day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Anniversary

To the love of my life:

 Jane Porter: I was saved! I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.

Disneys Tarzan circa 1999

Monday, May 21, 2012

My girls

This photo is both my belated 2012 Mothers Day as well as the last week of school pic.

Love these girls more than life!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Before I die...

In an effort of not embarrassing my children (oh having them think I am a lunatic or a hoarder) I need to do one of the following:

1.  Use all my Wen hair product
2.  Give my Wen hair product away
3.  Sell my Wen hair product on EBay

Saturday, May 19, 2012

They did great!

Tarzan's pics of the piano recital

My pics of the piano recital


Wednesday in my Charlotte office (airport hallway, where only 1 of the 3 plugs at the A gates exist), I was eating broccoli and grilled chicken while on a conference call, my seated neighbor was eating Cinnabon while viewing Facebook.

When she took her shoes off I decided to do wall sits.

I can finally walk again today.

Friday, May 18, 2012

My Grandpa Rand

They say that smell is the strongest sense of all.  I believe this to be true because Obsession and Drakkar perfume takes me back to High School in 5 seconds or less, vanilla brings Dallin memories flowing in, oil and gas take me immediately to Bonneville Salt Flats and the smell of sterile takes me directly to 1991 at Scottsdale Healthcare.

My mom's father was a smoker as well as a 10 cup a day coffee drinker.  The smell of smoke anywhere doesn't trigger many memories.  But the coffee always takes me back to his trailer.  He sitting there with his mug while the children played around him and the adults talked.  While not incredibly affectionate, being close or his brief kiss on the forehead or cheek, he always had the smell of strong bold coffee.

My family is not coffee drinkers, I however am.  Love the smell, the taste both in a mug as well as flavored in ice cream (Ben and Jerry's Coffee Health is definitely served in heaven).

Every morning when I take my first sip of coffee grandpa is there, he is even stronger when I am travelling since Hilton coffee is strong, bold and pungent. Its my moment each morning to reflect and thank those many family members that paved the path ahead of me, in this, my blessed life.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Top 5 pics sent to me 5/18

From Diane: Purple rules

From Alice: Super Baby's first birthday cake

From Tarzan : I miss you too!

From Rachel: Yeah she can fishtail

From Kim: Outdoor changing

I love a good bath

But this is completely retarded

REM, "I so hope she drops it"