Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The big 2-3

I had an absolutely WONDERFUL birthday!!! 
My cake from Deerfield Bakery!  I've had a birthday cake from DB for as long as I can remember!!

This is me grating 6 cups of Zucchini to make a double recipe of what I like to call "Camilla Cake"  She gave me the recipe and it's to die for!!

This is Lydia.  Ryan got her for me for my birthday!  She isn't real, so I can have her all year round!!! 

Like the Basket?  I got it from my sister!!! 

I was shaking my bum at Ryan who was riding behind me.

As  rode, I sang the theme of the Wicked Witch.  I also giggled the whole ride.

I love living on Lisa Marie!

Ryan finally broke down and wore my "Onion Goggles" (Patent Pending) 
I hope this means he'll stop making fun of me when I wear them!  I mean it's better than wearing my ski goggles like I did in college!

Two of my very favorite almost 2 year olds!

Me and a small number of the kids that came with their parents to my birthday!  I was in heaven!!!

I assured their parents that I didn't invite them just so I could play with their kids....but lets be honest......

Just kidding!  I LOVE all my friends!

Thank you so much to those who made my birthday wonderful!  Especially those who helped me celebrate with love from a far!!
I also recieved a birthday card from my wonderful father that wished me a happy 22nd birthday......Love that man!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Church ball at its best

Disclaimer- this post mentions the intensity of certain wonderful people whom I adore.  I mean all I say and I mean it in a completely humorous way. 

Last Tuesday I witnessed what was quite possibly the most intense game of church dodge ball ever played.  I knew going into the game that it could get dirty.  The last time Ryan played Dodge ball at church, he ended up getting knee surgery!  Anyway, as I am newly called to serve with the young women (ages 12-18), I go to youth activities on Tuesday nights.  It was the boys' night to plan so we played dodge ball.  There are many other youth leaders like myself.  I normally only see them dressed in their Sunday best at church each week, but of course on Tuesday nights, everyone dresses in jeans and such.  I'd like to mention a few leaders who got so into the game, I figured an ambulance may be necessary. 

Brother Pike is a man in his early thirties.He's the young men's president.  He is married and has 2 very small children. Brother Pike is normally the most pulled together, kind, spiritual whiz. Dodge ball offered a new side to him. He was a beast! Everyone tried to stay clear of him, but his mad athletic abilities, none of which I was previously aware of, made it difficult to escape from him when he had the ball in his hand. I warned him not to get me because I would be babysitting his toddler and new baby later in the week. I threatened to give them Red Bull, drums, and a new puppy to make his life miserable. He must have forgotten, because he used his cannon-like arm to get me out.......

The next culprit was Sister Rands.  Sister Rands is the Young Women's President.  She was amazing!  She sacrificed her own daughter in the game and was another that we all avoided at all costs!  I love her to pieces.

I have no picture of Brother Payne, but WOW!  He had the most deadly arm of them all and spared no one...not even the newest 12 year old Beehive. 

The final noteworthy adult was the Bishop!  He is the head of our congregation and until Tuesday I had only ever seen him in anything other than a suit once.  He also showed no mercy to his two high school aged daughters. 

All in all it was one the most fun activities I've ever been to and I cant wait for future Tuesdays!!!

Kids Today!

I sang this song in a show in High School and of course I made fun of it.....now I'm beginning to rethink that

I don't know what's wrong with these kids today!
Who can understand anything they say?

They a disobedient, disrespectful oafs!
Noisy, crazy, dirty, lazy, loafers!
While we're on the subject:

You can talk and talk till your face is blue!
But they still just do what they want to do!

Why can't they be like we were,
Perfect in every way?
What's the matter with kids today?

I've tried to raise him the best I could
Kids! Kids!

Laughing, singing, dancing, grinning, morons!

And while we're on the subject!

Kids! They are just impossible to control!
Kids! With their awful clothes and their rock an' roll!
Why can't they dance like we did
What's wrong with Sammy Caine?
What's the matter with kids today!

I walk out of Jewel today in a great mood.  It had been a good morning, I had gotten everything in my shopping bags on sale, life was good. 

I then see 4 boys, each about 10 years old, riding their bikes on the sidewalk near the entrance.  I then hear one of them say to another, "SUCK ON THAT!!!"  I was appalled!  I looked back and said, "You are far too young to be saying, 'Suck on THAT'"  ( when really I meant that nobody is old enough to say that)  Then the little snot said to me, "SUCK ON THAT!"  I wanted to smack the kid, but of course there  were too many witnesses....and I don't really agree with hitting children, but that's not the point!  Luckily they weren't all bad: another boy stood up for me and told the other to shut up. 
What punks! 
I looked back after getting to my car, and one of the boys was texting as he rode his bike (sans helmet!) 
The whole situation made me feel like a cranky old woman, but I feel completely justified with my jaw-drop of a reaction.

I secretly hope his mother made liver and onions for dinner tonight and makes him eat EVERY BITE!