Saturday, July 26, 2008

Just something that made me laugh today!


A blonde woman boards an airplane. She is extremely exhausted and just wants to take a nap. She finally finds her seat and sits down next to a very curious young man.

He wants to test the whole dub blonde thing and possibly make some money out of it. "Hey, wanna play a game?" he asks her. "No thank you, i just want to take a nap." "Please, its really easy, all you have to do is answer the questions that i ask you. If you don't know the answer, then you give me five dollars, and if I don't know the answer to your question, then Ill give you five dollars."

"I really don't want to do this. I just want to take a nap."

"Oh but PLEASE pretty please. Okay, how about if I don't know the answer to your question, I'll give you five hundred dollars." The blonde woman became interested and decided to play the game.

"Okay. How many moons does jupiter have?" the young man asked. The woman reached into her purse and took out a five dollar bill. "What goes up the mountain with three legs and comes back down with four?".

The young man, determined not to lose, gets out his laptop and searches all over the internet for an answered. Flustered and confused, the young man hand the blonde five hundred dollars.

After a few hours, the young man was itching to know the answer to the question."What was the answer to the riddle?" the blonde woman reached into her purse and handed the young man a five dollar bill.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just a thought...

Are spider stories to women, like fish stories are to men?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Spider Drama...

Act 1 - Spider in the rear view mirror!

We are heading into California on I-5, there are 4 lanes of traffic and we are 3 lanes from the right side of the road and all the sudden Mom swerves through 3 lanes of traffic to a quick stop on the right shoulder. She jumps out of the car and the yells into the car "Now I don't want anyone to panic, but look at the rear view mirror." There is a spider about the size of a nickel (if you ask mom quarter size, and Rachel is pretty sure it is silver dollar sized) on the mirror. So...since no men were present I suck it up and go to kill the spider so mom will get back in the car. But...I missed and it was knocked into the drivers seat floor. Mom doesn't want to drive anymore so we switch and I get into the drivers seat. As I glance in the rear view mirror there is a police car behind me and a tap on the passenger side window.

Mom explains about the spider and then there is about a 10 second pause (While I am pretty sure he was trying to gain composure and not laugh at us!) before he says "So...crisis has been averted?" We said yes and started the car. We took off on our way as I am sure the police officer phoned all his friends to tell them about the crazy Oregon women...

Act 2 - Spider on the drama queen!

Two days later after going to a wedding and having an afternoon swim, Rachel and I decided to go to the store and get a deck of cards to play and get some fries and burgers from In and Out burger. We get in the car and just barely got on the freeway when Rachel starts screaming hysterically that a spider is crawling across her face. I blow her off saying it was just her hair being blown in her face by the AC. She insists it was the spider, I insist it wasn't. Then starting her screaming again she points to the (nickel, quarter, silver dollar) sized spider on the center console. I pick up a napkin and kill the spider...which should be the end.

Act 3 - Benefits of being a BIG sister!

For the entire evening the screaming and freaking out continued even after returning to the hotel room so... that night we are all tucked in bed (rachel and I sharing a queen) and I can't help myself, I just had to run my fingers up her arm!! She freaked out and it made the whole drama worth living.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm telling..."

Remember the days when you were a kid in the car on a road trip. Your brother/sister is sitting next to you, poking you repeatedly. Eventually you tell Mom and she tells him to stop poking you, so he does. Then he holds his finger an inch from your face and says "I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you!" This has become my life... again.

We are in week 4 of Summer Camp and this is my day, everyday. I actually came into work 2 hours early so I could get something done before the kids desended to cover every surface of our 200,000 sq. ft. building. It amazes me how one kid can be in 10 places at once!!!

I joke, it isn't all that bad!! I have several new friends, Eric is adorable and so fun, Daniel always wants attention and hangs on me but is a little devil and makes me laugh! Ilias brings me one of his toys everyday and tells me all about it. He gets picked on a lot and I look forward to his incesant talking each morning!! I also secretly love alexander, the kid is a terror but he is so stinking cute, if he were my kid he could get away with anything!!

Today I had a child sitting with me and he acually put his finger by my face and said "I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you!!" It gave me flashbacks and just made me want to call my mom!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This blog is for all of you who continually bother me to start a blog…I give in!! (Especially Janet, you win!) I don’t know that I will be able to keep this blog updated but it will be my best attempt at keeping a journal!

Wow, we are busy all the time but it doesn’t seem like it when I sit down to write about it. We have spent hours, days and weeks working on our yard. We haven’t had a working tractor so we let the yard go but we have mowed and we removed all of the awful brick work in the front and laid bark-o-mulch. It looks so good. We planted some pretty rhododendrons and some other plants. It looks great with my pink hanging baskets. I fertilized the front and back and now the moles are back!! (any ideas on how to get rid of them would be greatly appriated!)

Seth is working for UPS and hopes to continue on there and eventually drive a truck for them. In the mean time he is working with his dad and working to complete his bachelor’s degree from PSU (Portland State University). He is a busy guy!

I am working for the Regional Sports Center and I love it. It is funny to me that as the least athletic person in my family, my work is in a sports facility! We have hosted many events including volleyball & basketball tournaments, fundraisers, kids camp and my favorite event so far, the 2008 Special Olympics. It was great! Josh is currently working for me as a summer camp counselor, and that has been fun. I am also excited to have Makenna come for a week this summer!!

Seth & I were recently called as ward missionaries and we have a new ward mission leader that is very gung ho! I am excited to get involved with missionary work in our ward.

Well, I think that gets us up to date with what is going on….keep posted, we may exciting news in the future!! (probably not!!)