Friday, February 27, 2009

First Time World Record

A colleague of mine asked that I help with a project they are doing with one of her clients. The client is holding a contest where people submit their "firsts"....first kiss, first job, first whatever...

They were looking for some more items to populate the site, so, 2 nights ago, instead of packing, I put together a "first" of mine...which happened to be the first world record Cliff and I ever participated in. Enjoy.

I am grateful for...

Empty plastic airline cups, straws, dunkaroos and friendly passengers and flight attendants that made my trip yesterday (3 flights) almost enjoyable with a toddler. Stone was SUCH a good boy traveling yesterday. Hello, Utah!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stone Loves Salsa

It's no suprise we like spicy food in our household. You may have read about it here or here .

The other day, my friend Cori, emailed me to tell me there were cans of jalepenos on sale at the grocery store. I told her thanks for thinking of us, but we actually have jalepenos in bulk (no joke). I'm talking the size of a concession stand's jar of jalepenos that probably lasts them the whole season.

Well, I guess Stone loves it as much as we do. Feel free to take a look. It's kind of long (mostly for the grandparents), but if you wait until the end, he may have a suprise for you. Oh, and we don't make mild salsa!! Enjoy...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day: Cliff's Comics Part 2

Well, Cliff, again, has outdone himself for Valentine's Day. When talking about Valentine's Day preparation with friends at school, a conversation went something like this:

Friend 1: Nah, I don't do anything for Valentine's Day, why, are you?
Friend 2: What Cliff, are you some kind of romantic?
Cliff: I am Latin, I can't help it.

I just love the Latin blood that runs through this man's veins.

It's kind of anticlamatic to have Valentine's Day on a Saturday. Saturdays are already so wonderful, and it's fun and romantic to have Valentine's Day in the middle of the week. However, we still had a great day and night.

Here is a recap of our afternoon spent at the park. Cliff's Comics Part 2:
(Disclaimer: You may think, "Wow, Stone's hair is out of control." Which, it is. And I took matters into my own hands that night, and Matt and Shannon (per my flashback Friday entries on cutting and dying their hair) would be proud of me. It turned out.)





Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cliff's Comics

As mentioned in my previous post, I spent Monday-Wednesday in east Tennessee. While gone, Cliff and Stone wore each other out. Thank you to my friends that helped watch Stone while Cliff was at school (Chelsea, Laura and Kat!).

Everybody that knows Cliff, knows that he loves comics. Needless to say, he sees the world as one big comic book. With that said, here is a comic Cliff put together from their icecream outting while I was gone...
And here is one he put together from our trip to Rosa's a couple of week ago...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Flashback Friday: Valentines Day

Yikes, two flashback Fridays in a row. I slacked this week in blogging. I actually just got back in town from a business trip to Tennessee, so it's now time to play catch up on the blog.

I've mentioned it several times before, so it's no suprise that I a) have the best in-laws EVER and b) have the most romantic husband EVER.

While Cliff was on his mission, Valentines Day approached and I raked in the Valentines gifts from him. He just didn't know it. That morning, Marcy (Cliff's mom) came over with chocolates, perfume, jewelry and flowers. Oh, and a card that said Happy Valentines Day from Cliff...just happened to be in Marcy's handwriting. She made sure I didn't forget about Cliff while he was gone on his mission (like I ever would/could). I wrote Cliff a thank you note thanking him for his gifts that he didn't even know he had given. :) Cliff actually made me the sweetest Valentines Day cards (home made) both years he was gone. For those unfamiliar with missions, they don't have contact with family and friends back home, except through letters.

Happy Valentintes Day to everyone!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Flashback Friday: Lil' Entrepreneurs

It would be nice to have a TiVo (we've considered on many different occasions purchasing said merchandise), but not to fast forward through commercials--only to record our shows so we wouldn't feel like we have to be home to catch "our show" or resort to recording horse and buggy style with a VHS recorder (yep, we still do that). I actually enjoy commercials. Cliff and I are both Advertising graduates, and I work in the industry. Therefore, we're quite fascinated with commercials (and a little disappointed with the Super Bowl ads).

The other night, a commercial came on of a little girl selling lemonade. It sparked a flashback for both Cliff and I. When I was younger, I held MANY candy sales. My mom and I would go out to buy the candy, price it just right, and make a poster with the products and prices. I made pretty good money thanks to a supportive neighborhood full of kids that loved candy.

One day Cliff thought he'd sell his toys, so he set up a toy sale. His mom came home and offered to buy his whistle. She said she'd take it to work and blow it at her employees.
Thank you Mom and Marcy for supporting our entrepreneurial gigs.

Monday, February 2, 2009

This is what happens...

...when you have a toddler in a 2 hour ward conference. You end up in here:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A great quote...

It's so easy to get caught up in the less improtant things that life throws at us. I came across the following quote, and absolutly love it. Marjorie Hinckley is the wife to the former prophet (and president) of our church. She passed away several years ago, but I find her words and example so inspiring. Enjoy!

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someones garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Hinckley

Welcome Home!

A couple of weeks ago, my cute grandma returned from her mission. She served a mission for our church in Puerto Rico and Houston. Although we have not yet seen her, I did get to talk to her this weekend (oh yeah, and we were lucky enough to see her DURING her mission! See picture below). She sounds great, and I can't wait to see her. Welcome home, Grandma!