Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cooped and Pooped

Oaklee and I have been feeling cooped in our little duplex lately. These crazy winter storms have had us (mostly Oaklee... ok maybe I tried it) standing on the back of the couch trying to lick the tiny snowflakes off the frosted glass dreaming of warmer weather. Today we had our chance to bust down the door and welcome the sunshine! We did have to deal with the wind, which Oaklee though was awesome, and I thought was freezing.. but it was a small price to pay to feel the therapeutic warmth of the sun on our faces. We attempted to give tug water and we're trampled by anxious puppy feet and one big bad smelling slobbery tongue..we tried again with a smarter approach of setting oaklee in a tree swing and letting the animal loose while I ran for cover by the shed... Tug was feeling cooped too. We played fetch and put rocks in our pockets and stamped through crunchy leaves and remembered Oaklee's new found love, Gracie's hand me down red boots. I think we may have eaten a twig too.. or was that a worm? Oops... protein right? And then at the end of our adventure, feeling pooped, we welcomed our soft beds, and dreamt of summer, and warmth..

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I have ants in my pants...

well not really..... BUT they are all over my house. Kitchen, Bathroom, leave a crumb on the floor and forget about it, ant fest. Neighbors tell me it's a "Salem" thing, but I don't recall Sang having these little black friends like I do. HELP?

p.s. I have tried bottle ant sprays, ant traps, even forked out some cash to have the duplex's perimeter sprayed with no luck. Am I doomed to be sucking these suckers up for the rest of my days in the duplex?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Colton and I went to Vegas for Valentines day and it was... interesting. Being the ripe old age of 19 (20 in May) and still pretty "green in the ways of the world" one might ask "why go to Vegas?" Good question.... I'm still trying to answer that one myself. BUT It was nice to get away for a few days by ourselves. We stuffed ourselves full of seafood at a buffet with all you could eat crab legs. HEAVEN. We walked the strip at night and enjoyed the ballagio water shows. I think I could of pitched a tent and spent the night there instead of our cheap, felt like airplanes were flying through our windows, hotel. We ventured in a few flashy casino's and made sure both our feet stayed on the appropriate carpet for the "underaged" guests. haha. We made a stop at the M&M factory and picked out Oaklee some fushca pink and aqua M&M's..We got yelled at by a taxi driver who told us we needed to "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE", maybe he saw our Utah plates on the old beat up Elantra and decided that he would take out his frustrations of the crazy traffic on two innocent little rednecks. His loss because I'm still laughing over it! We saw sleepy lions, and ate in a rain forest. (delicious ribs by the way) We "people watched" (borrowed term from Calee) on the strip and sucked in all Vegas had to offer for us two little rednecks from the country. One little redneck didn't take off his scuffed big farming shoes/boots/whatever these are, proving the old song by Hank Williams Jr to be true "A Country Boy can Survive"... yes even in the city.

***and that's why I love him :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dear Grandma,

I hope my Mom remembered to pack this note I wrote for you in my backpack, we both know she can be forgetful sometimes!
I can't wait to spend the weekend with you and Grandpa while my Mom and Dad are away. I've been dreaming of eating some of your delicious waffles with syrup AND getting as sticky as I want. I can't wait to help you mop your floors and eat princess treats and have you sing silly songs to me in the bathtub. I can't wait to stay up late and play on Grandpa's bed. I can't wait to have you all to myself! I hope you know how much I love you Grandma.

p.s. Don't forget to feed my dog Tug

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love her SO much.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Oaklee loves to sit in the sink and have water trickle on her feet. While watching her play one day, I had an idea....

Ok so it's pretty small but still there! She finally has enough (well almost enough) hair to fit in a mullet looking bite size ponytail.. oh the things that make me happy :)