Saturday, May 31, 2014

11 floors - cursed and counting

After waiting for 20 min to go from the 11th floor to the first floor at the historic LA hotel this morning we (Tarzan and our new friends from Britain) we got of the elevator and immediately made ourselves look big in the crowded  space

Floor 8

Doors open.  Cute family with two little kids. None of us in elevator make any effort to make room.

Me to new Great Britian friend: if I were nice I would have made room

As the door closes and none if us make eye contact.

Floor 6

Doors open 2 pushy Oriental individuals with too much luggage. None of us mice to make room. They push their way in.

Me to new GBF: I guess that's what I get for not being nice 
New GBF to me: yeah (in a cool British accent) we'd have more room with those little kids.

Floor 3

Doors open, a cute Armenian woman in a wheelchair with her faithful sidekick. There is no way to make room.

New GBF to me: god hates me. I am now being cursed for not being nice.
Me to GBF: I just fell in love with you

Happy Deal 88

I love my friends in China (this was in response to the ordering of my large shirt for $ 3.75)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Top 5 pics sent to me week ending 5/30

Happy Birthday Jess!!

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life that want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are.The ones who would do anything to see you smile and LOVE you know matter what!!!"


Thursday, May 29, 2014

One of these things is not like the other

And as a side note Tarzan picked out everyone's feet.  Except the not like the other. In his defense however, it was this three letter gentleman's first blog appearance.

TV moms

Earlier this week Alice sent out a group text to me and the other mothers in the Young family with the following quiz TV Mom Quiz (side note I love these group text messages.  It gives a great opportunity to catch up with each other and see the wit of other family members. Additional side note buzz feed always make for good entertainment).


Mom and Tami:


Megan, Ruth and Alice

Happy Birthday Tami!

Thank you for always being there!  For your influence, creativity, and doing it first :)


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Damn iCloud

Prior to the iPhone I was not a games person (outside of scrabble).  I have found peace in an activity to do on the plane versus doing email.

Not peaceful last night was when I got a new iPhone and iCloud didn't work.

Had to reload all

And moved from level 266 to level 1

Apparently we like pictures

Thanks for posing with me last week (and for being super aunt)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Captured moments

Going through the pics from last week (the busiest family/friends week in a long time). These below are some of my favorites.  The non-posed ones; a glance here, a hidden hugs, a training moment.  These captured moments show true genuine love for each other.

I am blessed!

If you chance to meet at frown

Every so often the song in my head is "if you chance to meet a frown".  If you are really lucky then I will even make a prop (usually a plate, with a marker) and sing the full song.  If you are even luckier than I will sing the full song and let it get video'ed. For those lucky few - you know what I am talking about (or if you are Amy we likely sang this in seminary together).  

When I was at the Scripps museum all I could think of was: These fish need to turn there frown upside down

Monday, May 26, 2014

The secret ingredient

Sometimes guacamole is tasty because of jalapeños. Sometimes the extra salt. Sometimes the lime juice.

At times it can be tasty since it's made with partnership and love.
And sometimes the secret ingredient may just be shared germs 

Forever Ariel

Born as an a Aquarian she has always been my water baby.   I believe this is where her love of the mermaid comes from.  

Symbolic of letting our hearts and our passion overrule the analytical mind. Sometimes the stuff we are attracted to doesn't have to make sense - and it's ok to be captured by odd, otherworldly music.

My wish for you Mir Joy is that you keep this passion and as you mature into a young woman you show the beauty, grace and mesmerizing melodies of this charming sea creature. 

"If you can dream it you can do it!"  

Walt Disney

She did it!!!

May 22 at 8 pm she graduated from high school.  I can't believe she is old enough to have a diploma.  

She had the biggest (and loudest) crowd there to support her.  And the weather cooperated!!

When the kids get the phone

It doesnt change at any age

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Aftermath

Laundry, laundry, laundry

Rule of thrumb: When all of the towels in the house are dirty its time to do all of the laundry in the house

4 year Anniversary

And an Anniversary shared with MJM's graduation

Means 4 times the  celebration...

Saturday 5/17 

 Tuesday 5/20

 Wednesday 5/21

Saturday 5/24