Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Random wedding things to do this week

  1. Shop for dresses with Super Swim Chick
  2. Look for bridesmaids' gifts
  3. Price Tuxedos
  4. Take wedding dress to tailor for alterations
  5. Meet with photographer
  6. Order invitations
  7. Go slowly crazy (or maybe not so slowly)
Next week
  1. Have lunch with Crazy Theatre Chick and WonderMom-o-7 to plan menu
  2. Go crazy at a faster pace

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

'Twas the week after Christmas

And all through the condo, not a creature was stirring because we're spending all of our time at Mr. Perfect's place. That's okay. Soon it will be my place, too.

Christmas was very fun. We all got new pajamas. The kids gave us matching Christmas robes (mine is red and Mr. Perfect's is green). It's kind of funny because we each got the other person's favorite color. So I get to see him in my favorite color (which matches his eyes, so that's just wonderful).

Super Swim Chick got a stereo that she can dock her iPod on. It will charge while it plays and the remote works the iPod as well as the rest of the stereo.

Beatles Lover got an acoustic guitar. We were worried that she had seen it in the closet the week before Christmas, but she hadn't. Whew!

Game Boy got a night stand, a really nice Swiss Army watch, some books, and a game for the Wii.

Mr. Perfect gave me a U of U hoodie. I love it. I gave him a camera to replace the broken one. It really was a perfect Christmas. What a wonderful way to celebrate the greatest gift the world has known, giving to others.

Happy reading, my little pupils.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Early Christmas for us!

Christmas came early for Mr. Perfect and me. On Saturday, we were able to officially set our wedding date as February 7, 2009. We will be getting married in the beautiful LDS Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple. Below is the official photo from

Now all the hard stuff begins.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Car shopping and random family photoness

So, we have a new car. Mr. Perfect, Game Boy, and Most Happy Girl spent the better part of a Saturday looking at and test-driving cars at various and sundry car dealerships in the Greater Salt Lake City area. We loved the Subaru, but it was out of our price range for the lack of gas milage savings. We were also interested in a Scion, but thought that the body type would get old too quickly.So we settled on, yes, another Nissan Sentra. It's lovely. Light silver with grey interior. The last one did so well, especially in the accident, that I feel very safe going with this decision.

Afterwards, we spent the evening at Crazy Theatre Chick's outrageous Christmas Open House and Decadent Food Spread (fun times had by all). At home later, Beatles Lover and Game Boy did what they could for mankind and the artistic movement of photography taking some fun pictures and playing with the editing features of the cameras. Here are a few samplings:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Not so random car things

**Updated with pictures 12-08-2008

We must take a moment to mourn the passing of a cherished love one. Yesterday, at approximately 5:15 pm, whilst traveling northbound on I-15, at about 18th South, I stopped for a back-up on the freeway for the 6th South exit. Those of you familiar with Utah and this particular part of the freeway system here will know that that's a pretty big back-up, over 10 blocks.

Well, I stopped and took a moment to check my rear view mirror in time to see the car behind me not making the stop, but swerving onto the right-hand shoulder, avoiding a collision. The car behind them wasn't so lucky. Neither was I. They hit me going about 40 mph, which pushed me into the lovely maroon Cadillac in front of me. I have now learned that airbags make a loud, explosive sound when they deploy, and they leave a really nasty smell all over your hair and clothes.

The highway patrol was very fast and efficient. They arrived in less than 15 minutes. Mr. Perfect came soon after that. He was at the office, where I was supposed to be picking him up to go and have dinner and play a dance band job in Layton. He borrowed a car from a friend at work and came to my rescue. We still made the dance job, but my car will not be leaving the wrecking yard again in this lifetime. Everyone from the girl who hit me to the tow truck guy said that it was definitely totaled. I have to agree. I didn't have my camera with me at the time, so I will again have to post pictures at a later date. However, I can tell you that the rear bumper looks like it's kissing the backseat.

Thinking over the whole thing, I realize how blessed I am by Heavenly Father to have survived this crash. If anything related to safety in my beautiful little Nissan Sentra hadn't been working properly, there is a good chance I would have been severely injured (I have a lovely bruise on my right knee from hitting the steering column and that's about it in the pain department) if not killed. It was truly amazing. However, as grateful as I am for airbags, I hope that I don't ever have to smell their deployment odor again.

Happy reading, my little pupils.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Random garage things

Pictures added 12-8-08

Tonight, Beatles Lover and her dear friend, Shnq Girl, set about making the garage into the hippest, most happenin' place a group of totally rad teens could wish for. They took some of the old 70's paneling Mr. Perfect had taken out of the house (yes, the entire house is carpeted and paneled) and are using it as flooring -- a kind of makeshift Pergo for those without the funds to make
it happen any other way. They also made good use of a package of 30 different colors of Sharpies on the white water barrels. Pictures will be coming soon. Game Boy has spoken for the final barrel as his own art project. Oh yeah, we love Tuesdays with the kids. The only better thing is the weekends they spend with us.

Happy reading, my little pupils.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving randomness

This Thanksgiving morning, I have to give thanks for all the amazing people in my life.

I have the greatest group of friends anyone could ask for. You are so supportive, helpful, and tolerant of my quirkiness. Thank you for always being there for me and keeping me sane.

I am also very thankful for the family I've had all along. Mums, Papa, and my Incredible Siblings. You have helped me become the person I am. You are the tail clothes that makes all my kite strings stable. I love you guys.

I am most especially thankful for Mr. Perfect, Super Swim Chick, Beatles Lover, and Game Boy. Meeting you has made this the most amazing year of my life. I can't imagine this holiday season or the rest of my life without you. You are the Kite Strings attached to my heart strings.  

Monday, November 24, 2008

My little world of Kite Strings

Most Happy Girl and Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect and Game Boy on Halloween (we love pumpkins!)

Psycho Wunderhund

Game Boy in his natural habitat

Beatles Lover

Super Swim Chick

I suppose I should introduce you to those random people populating my world.

As a Most Happy Girl, I live for the time I can spend with Mr. Perfect. When not spending endless hours basking in the glow of his immediate attention and love, I can be found writing technical documentation for a large, international health care software company. I also teach children of various sizes and abilities how to play the piano.

Mr. Perfect works hard as a structural engineer, designing the framework of buildings and parking structures. He keeps the world safe from falling concrete (don't call it cement in his presence).

Super Swim Chick is a senior this year and president of FBLA at her school. She works hard on the swimming team, specializing in the breaststroke. She's also taking classes at the local community college with her eye on law school in California in the near future.

Beatles Lover is into theater, music, and the Beatles (not necessarily in that order). She's taught herself to play the guitar, and far outstrips Mr. Perfect in chord changes. She's enjoying her last year in junior high, and has the most loyal group of true, fast friends a teenager could hope for.

Game Boy is making his way through his first year of junior high by showing some amazing survival skills (a must for any 12 year-old). He keeps us laughing with his slightly off-centered sense of humor and random words of great wisdom.

Psycho Wunderhund loves people, especially those who will let him maul them. He's super friendly, but completely unaware of his own strength. His great ambition is to break free from his fence and roam the neighborhood unfettered by leash or even collar.

Well, that's all for now. Happy reading, my little pupils.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My first randomness

I suppose the biggest reason I've never started a blog is because I always think "Who in their right mind would care in the least about the random thoughts coming out of my head." I guess we'll find out. Any way, this is my blog. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. I'm sure that as I get more adventurous with all of this, the posting will become more interesting (here's hoping) and the pictures will be something you want to look at.

Next time, I'll add more details, include some pictures, and rearrange things so that it all looks how I want it to look.

Happy reading, my little pupils.


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