Friday, September 25, 2009

What have I been up to?....

This is the adorable face I get to look at most days! For those of you who didn't know, I have been spending my 'unemployment' days nannying this little guy...JAKE!!! My cousin is a stay at home mom that also works from home, so to help her out (and me) I go to thier house a few days a week. Jake and I have a good time together playing, singing (usually to myslef as he lookes at me with a confussed look on his face), and reading. He also cries when I leave... which I think is a good sign that he likes me!!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

My room mate Ali is from Colorado and a HUGE Rockies fan. When she found out that they were going to be playing here in Phx. she was determined to get a group of people together to go. I love going to baseball games it is a great place for people watching...eating ball park food...loud music and cheering...and of course good company!
The Gang
Yoshi, Alison, Tim, Kevin, Staci, me, and John Long!

Me and Ali...Rivals!
The Girls...looking good!

The Boys...questionable!

Why so mad Kevin?

This is the sign that got Ali on TV. All she wanted was to either get on TV or have Tulowizki ask her to marry him...I guess TV will have to do for now!!!
on the other side of the poster it said "i have a fever and
the only prescription is more tulo!"
(for those who dont know troy tulowizki is a young,
good looking player for the rockies!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Labor Day Extravaganza

My friends and I decided to take a little "roadie" to the Grand Canyon for Labor Day. We were off to the south rim which is 3.5 hours away for a lunch picnic and fun times.....
Well at least that was the plan!!!
Every good road trip requires a hearty breakfast! Thanks IHOP !
Me and my room mate Ali
We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.

How many Wheat Thins can you get into your mouth?
Every road trip requires a little eathing challenge.
I had a picture of Brian on here...and I don't know where it went...but he had an ENORMOUS stack of crackers. I swear he ate the entire time. He also took the challenge to eat a hamburger in one bite...he did it!
After what seemed like 5 hours or so Ali and I (from the back seat) asked if we were lost. Alison assured us that she had the directions and since we were having a good time we didn't press the issue too much...but we were starting to get a little worried. Here we are in Page, AZ/Lake Powel. From where I am standing I could have tossed a rock into Utah! We were not only headed in the wrong direction...we were no where near the Grand Canyon. Once we got to the gas station I asked the clerk how to get to the GC and he said that it was 100+ miles away. We did not drive all that way to drive home, so we jumped back into the car and headed in the right direction. Grand Canyon here we come!
Alison (the driver), Me, and Brian (no comment...)
don't even ask what i am doing...i am not sure myself!

Are we ever going to get there?

We made it!
When we arrived at the park ranger told us that we only had about 1/2 hour before the sun was completly set (and we were still 15 miles away) was a race between us and time. We won! We got there in time to watch the sunset, hike, and take pictures for about 45 min.

Emily, Alison, Ali
looking worked from sitting in the car...ALL day

The entire Labor Day Crew finally at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was so worth it to keep on driving and finally get there. It really is a beautiful sight to see.
So the trip started, after IHOP, at 10:00 am. and we finally got home around 3:00 am. total hours 17!

This is a video that I love of my roomie Ali. It shows her fun personality and you can tell why I love hanging out with her...and why being stuck in the back seat of the tiny car was so fun!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

80's Night

A few weeks ago there was an 80's (and 70's) night Institute Opening Social. Of course we couldn't miss out on an oportunity to dress up...espeically when it involved fluorescent colors and side pony tails!
Me (80's Work-out), Alison (80's Rocker), Ali (70's Disco)

Everyone needs a good mesh top!
(p.s. those sweat bands came in handy at the dance...i was so hot and no one noticed!)


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pretty In Pink

For my room mate Staci's birthday we decided to thow her a PINK PARTY!!
I have been on a real baking kick lately, (which isn't turning out so great for my waistline, but amazing for my taste buds), I made these cute pink butter cookes that were delicious and turned your mouth only slightly pink! I also spent the rest of the day making rice crispy treats and cupcakes. Yum!
thanks to whitney for the cookie press
Other than baking yummy treats I also love to decorate for parties and make things pretty for company. I think it is fun to go all out, even for small gatherings!
I made the tissue paper pom poms.
They were so easy and were so cute haning from my chandelier.

These are my two partners in crime: Ali and Alison.
One of the party requirements was to wear pink to the party. As you can see Alison took that very seriously!