Monday, February 22, 2010

Ridiculous Addiction

I bought these "vitamins" for my kids and I am totally addicted. Eat one and you inevitably crave more. I want to sit in front of a movie and eat half the bag!
But while I am mentioning them I must say, these are a pretty awesome product. They are powdered fruit and vegetable fibers and juice in a tapioca chewable (aka: fruit snack). I try to make sure my family gets five servings of vegetables and fruit a day, but this is a tasty way to supplement and it gives variety that we probably don't usually get. Each veggie tablet contains 10 vegetables and each fruit one contains eight fruits. Adults (who like me, much preferred Flintstones' chewables over non-chewable "adult" vitamins) are recommended four of each chews per day. Gladly!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wedding Reception

My cousin Julia got married in January. I went to the reception. I forgot to post the pictures a month ago, but here they are for all the Arizona B. family who weren't there.

Julia's gorgeous dress from behind.

Jack (the world's happiest & heftiest baby) and his equally gorgeous mother Skye.

My dad's Utah brothers, Uncle Steve, Matt, and Bart.

Julia holding her husband Trevor's hand. A bridesmaid to the left. The bridesmaids had gorgeous olive green silk skirts, cream tops, and fabulous hair accessories.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

American Idol Season 9

This and SNL are the only shows Brandon and I consistently watch together. I love it. I was getting sick of auditions and have loved Hollywood Week. Yesterday's episode, which we watched tonight, kept claiming that it was "the most emotional show ever." Apparently it was, because when I cried a little tear (possibly a second time), I looked over at Brandon and his eyes were all glossy. I said, "Are you getting teary?" He said, "I might have gotten a little misty eyed when that guy's mom or dad just called him "hijo" on the phone." It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Brandon claims to get "misty-eyed" or other such adorable phrases on occasion but I usually assume he isn't serious and I've certainly never witnessed it during a television show. Fortunately he rarely reads my blog so he won't be embarrassed that I shared this with the whole world.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Robin (Paisley & Henry in stroller), Karen, Mark, Ted, Lauren, Charlotte, and Gabe at the Phoenix airport last Monday. I'll be there in a couple hours.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sundance Part 2

Lacey and I each got to meet one of our celebrity crushes. These were our star-struck moments.

Ryan Gossling, Lacey's crush since Remember the Titans.

Sendhil Ramamurthy, my crush since Heroes season one.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Completely Oblivious

Apparently I haven't blogged in over a week. And according to my google reader I haven't read any blogs posted in the past six days either. I just spent like two hours reading my friends and family's blogs and I'm not even quite caught up. I have plenty to share but I'm going to keep it short for now.

I spontaneously went on a girlfriends' retreat this weekend. Two weeks ago my friend Angie invited me to join her and a couple friends for a getaway in St. George. I told her I'd been invited to three things that Friday and was going to AZ the following Wednesday so I would have to decline. This past Wednesday I changed my mind. I'd had a rough, emotional week and I needed a little me time. Thursday after working all day I hopped in a minivan with five of my favorite women and drove four hours down to St. George to stay in Angie's uncle's mansion for two nights. It was divine. Other than shopping, we essentially did nothing. We basically talked for 48 hours straight, pausing only to sleep for a few hours each night. We played no games, we watched no movies and we still had a ball. My in-laws had the kids on Friday and Brandon has the kids on Saturday and I had a complete treat hanging out with girlfriends. I love you Angie, Rena, Leah, Bonnie, and Melissa!

In other news, Elora is the cutest little girl on the planet. In the two days I was gone she picked up two new phrases, "Stop it! Don't do-ning dat." and "not", which she uses in place of "no." She also tells me, "Go way Mom" whenever she is annoyed with me and says "okay" a lot now. I have to kiss her a lot. She has also taken to sleeping on the floor most of the time now that she can get out of her crib.

Quick Jonah story:
Linda made an interesting and delicious African stew last week that she served over rice. It had a lot of sweet potatoes, tofu, and peanut butter in it, along with other random ingredients. Perhaps believing that a three year-old would recognize the flavor of peanut butter amongst it all and be able to articulate that, Linda had the following conversation with Jonah:
Linda: Jonah, what does that taste like?
Jonah: Mmm, it tastes like... crumbs.