Monday, January 18, 2010

Just a quick note

I know some people probably still have this blog on their lists, but just so yall know, I got a new blog. :) You should all go there, cause this blog has DIED.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Halloween 2009

For those of you who are not on my facebook page, I am sure you are DYING to see the Halloween pictures of the babies. Well, lest I disappoint, I am going to post them. I know that I did my blogs a little out of order, as it has been almost two weeks since Halloween, but, the pictures are cute.

Most of the blog will just be pictures, but I will give you a little set up. Ender went as a cowboy, Severian went as Optimous prime, Katalina went as a Pumpkin Fairy, and I went as a witch, as per Severian's instructions. Ender has already decided what we are going as next year as well. He is going as a Lion ("rawr, Mom, me scare you? Me eat you! rawr!). Severian is going as a ghost, Katalina is going as a princess, and I am apparently going as the wind. And, seeing that sentence, maybe I will go as a character from Gone With The Wind. That would be fun.

Anywho, without further ado, here are the pictures!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hello friends! Most of you who are on my Facebook know that I went to go see So You Think You Can Dance. Most of you also know that I was super excited about seeing the show for one reason. Evan Kasprzak. While watching the show I totally fell for him, for a myriad of reasons. A singing, dancing Broadway boy who wears suspenders and glasses? What? Can you BE anymore my type? Pretty sure not. Anyway, it was a really amazing show. I had found out through the grapevine that the dancers do "Meet and Greets" after the show, if you know where to go. (Look at me I'm rhyming). Despite numerous security guards and ushers that swore up and down that they did not do meet and greets for normal people, Ryley and I found out where to go, along with about another 50 people. Because it was so cold outside, and because there were so few people, we were lucky enough to get to go backstage. Yes that is right. BACKSTAGE. At first I thought we were just going to have to stand against the wall inside and hope for the best, but then, wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles, we actually got the whole "backstage" experience. Ry and I managed to meet just about everyone, including, yes that's right. Evan Kasprzak. Well, here is the video:

I didn't video a lot of the Evan experience, because I didn't want to be messing around with the camera. However, I will tell you what happened. I took a picture with him, and then Ry and I went around to everyone else and got pictures and autographs. THEN, before we left, I thought to myself "Why the hellz not?" and I went up to Evan (who looked a little lonely by the way, everyone wanted to see Randi) and I was like "Um. Can I have a hug?" and he said "Sure!" And he totally gave me a hug. So, then we chatted for a minute, and I may have given him a business card for the Bar with my number on the back... and then I shook his hand and, yes that's right folks, I GOT ANOTHER HUG. That is TWO, count'em TWO hugs that I got. From who? Oh yeah, Evan Kasprzak. Here is picture proof:

Cute are we not? I think so. We also met Brandon, Ade, Janette, Jason, Kupono, Melissa, etc, etc. It was really, really neat, and something that I am glad I splurged on. Although, I did feel a little like a 16 year old fan girl. But, you know, we all have our moments. Here are some more pictures of the night:

So yes, all in all, very fun night. Oh wait, what is that? Oh, oh you want to see the picture of me and Evan again? Oh, alright, but only for you guys!

Might I add that I was wearing gray argyle tights (not pictured). Notice how Evan was wearing a gray argyle sweater. Just sayin...just sayin...

Also, I apologize that I did not do a Halloween blog. My camcorder was out of batteries and I was unfortunate enough to discover this fact on Halloween night. I have plenty of pictures, but, seeing how I did not post them, I don't know if it will happen, and next week is Ender's birthday. I will try to get the Halloween pictures up later this week for everyone though! Promise.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Fairground Left Town but the Circus Stayed In

I know I haven't actually posted a blog in a few weeks, but don't you worry, I have been diligently recording the things that the babies and I go do! Two things that we have done relatively recently is go to the Utah State Fair (yeah, so what that it was a month ago, shut it!), and the Circus. Since I haven't posted in awhile, I am just going to include both the videos in here, as I feel that will make it much easier.

The first video is the video of the fair. It was very hot that day, and I had not dressed the babies appropriately, as it had been cold weather up to that point. Also, going to the fair was rather spur of the moment, and I had to work that evening, so we left as soon as they had gotten home from Ian's that Saturday. Since everything was happening very quickly, I had barely remembered to bring the video camera, and I didn't remember to have the babies say goodbye in the video like I like to do. So really it is just a montage of what we did. It includes the big slide, the farm thing where the kids can do all the "farm jobs", and the pony ride :)

The second video is the Circus. The Circus was also rather spur of the moment as Sev was at his dance lesson when the teacher asked who was going to the circus. Everyone raised their hands except Severian. While he could deal with that kind of humiliation, I could not, so, I bought tickets that night, and we went to the circus the next day. I did a pretty good job of the video, so it is rather self explanatory.

As a side note, there is maybe only one person who will read this blog that will understand the title, but let me assure you, it is amazing. Although it would have been a lot neater if I had blogged about the Fair in a separate post, then did the circus.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

I am a Rock Star

Hello everyone!

So, most of you probably know that I had the opportunity to be on Good Things Utah last week. I was super excited about it, and so, I made a blog about it. You know, as you do. So, anyway, here is my vlog:

You can also see my TV debut here

Monday, September 7, 2009

Vlogging and Such

Hello everyone!

Alright, alright, I know I haven't blogged since April. Sorry about that. It has been super hard to find time to blog because Summer has been so busy. Plus, sitting and actually typing things out, and uploading pictures seems to take a lot of time. Anyway, I have decided to try something new. I am going to try to VLOG! Yes, that is right, it is a Video Blog. Last year for Christmas my Mom got me a little Flip Camera, and I love it. It is super easy to upload videos to Youtube and it is super easy to edit and everything. So, what I think I am going to do is go ahead and post my vlogs on the blog, so that anyone who wants to can watch them. I hope that they are at least mildly entertaining. We shall see. You will at least be able to see all the silly things my kids do.

You can also see them all at .

So, the first part is kinda boring. Sorry about that, I'll get better. Promise. :)

That is all. Muchluf.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Butterflies and Flower

Well folks, I finally did it. Some of you who are close to me know that, for a while, I have been wanting to get a tattoo. I mostly haven't for a number of different reasons, the top one being that I was TERRIFIED of the pain involved. It didn't bother me that this would be something that was on my body for the rest of my life, oh no, it was definitely the pain.

All last week I was pondering going and getting one. I recently got my tax return, and since Disneyland is paid for already, I had a little bit of extra money to spend. The tattoo was something that I had wanted, and I felt in a rather dangerous mood. So, all week I was talking to Ryley and telling her that I wanted to go get one, since I knew she would go with me. I was also trying to prep Duane, because he was adamantly against me getting one.

Friday rolled around, and I decided that I did definitely want to try to go get one. Try being the key word there. Anyways, Ryley and I hung out most of the day, and around 7pm we made it down to Lost Art, which is a really great Tattoo parlor in downtown Salt Lake City. I was very nervous about the whole thing, and was totally shaking the whole time I was signing the permission form and everything. However, they got me the only girl artist in the shop, and she was very nice to me. She even did just a little line at first to make sure I could handle the pain.

Obviously, it did hurt. I am not going to sit here and tell you that tattoo's feel like someone is tickling your back with a feather. However, it did not hurt as much as I expected, nor did the pain feel as I expected it too. It felt kind of like stinging or burning. At one point though, I was able to calm myself by singing Into the Woods in my head, and I could barely feel it. All in all, the whole experience took about 20 minutes.

And without further ado, here is the best picture I was able to get. The tattoo is on the small of my back, and would, informally, be called a Tramp Stamp. :)

The pink butterfly is for Katalina, the blue one is for Severian and the green one is for Ender. The flower represents me. There is also room to add a fourth butterfly if I were to ever have another baby. It was very special for me to get it, and Duane really likes it, despite his initial hesitation.

On a completely different note, Duane and I just spent 45 minutes watching scenes from musicals and discussing our top five Broadway shows. Let me express how much I love him.