Thursday, January 31, 2008

President Hinckley

A lot of you have posted tributes to President Hinckley on your sites and they're wonderful. I especially enjoyed Kelly's slideshow with the quiet music in the background.



I wasn't going to post anything about his passing until I saw this. Thanks to Lea for emailing it to me.



Saturday, January 26, 2008

Desert Island Questions....

I've been meaning to post this topic for awhile. I'm such a "what if" and "list" person so these questions are right up my alley.

TOP 5 BOOKS ON A DESERT ISLAND
1 - How Green Was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn
2 - Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns
3 - Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
4 - The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
5 - Book of Mormon

TOP 5 MOVIES ON A DESERT ISLAND
1 - Pride & Prejudice (A&E Production)
2 - Lord of the Rings trilogy
3 - The Office Season 2
4 - Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)
5 - Star Wars Original Trilogy

TOP 5 PEOPLE TO BE WITH YOU ON A DESERT ISLAND
(no immediate family allowed)

1 - MacGyver
2 - Jack Bauer
3 - Dwight Shrute
4 - Jane Austen
5 - Brigham Young



Anyone is welcomed to take this and run with it on their blog - but I'd like to specifically target Erin, Brit, Kelly and Staci. Can't wait to read what you post.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cleaning Up Leaves in January

No, we're not lazy. We just wanted to make sure EVERY leaf had completely fallen from the trees before we gathered them up from our lawn. And if that happened to include potential new, budding leaves on the tree for next spring - so be it - we were just being thoroughly efficient.



We ran into problems when a certain someone wearing a red coat decided to steal the leaves back and not keep them in the designated piles. Fortunately, I had my camera handy and the culprit was captured on film in the background.



In order to provide as much evidence as possible for the suspecting thief, we also got a few shots with the video camera. Little did we know he had an accomplice....



Thursday, January 3, 2008

First Celebrity Sighting!

When you live where we do - the bedroom community of New York City - you're bound to occasionally run into the likes of David Letterman, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart, Paul Newman - the list goes on. And it just so happens that I ran into one of my favorites...and it wasn't even at church (because he's not in my ward)...GLENN BECK!!



Okay, yes - he's not really on the same par as Bill Cosby - but I was thrilled just the same. Greg and I are HUGE fans. Here's the story -

The other evening Greg and I opted for 'take-out' after the kids bedtime. It's a favorite tradition of ours when the weekly budget has run too slim for a sitter. But because the layout and jurisdiction of this community is so incredibly inept, I had to drive to two different towns to get Greg's prime rib and my elegant shrimp, chicken with walnut dish (complete with special glaze and whole wheat rice). I rolled into New Canaan (Beck's hometown) around 7:30 and was walking towards Ching's when out walks a larger man hidden in deep coats wearing a baseball cap. Because I'm from the west - where people actually still smile at each other instead of avoiding eye contact - I smiled at him - and he smiled back. After 2 steps it hit me. I stopped, turned around - he was crossing the street and looked back at me and kind of laughed. And that's when I knew it was him. Of course, he was too far away for me to go over and introduce myself - tell him we love him, that we're thinking of moving to his town JUST SO WE CAN BE IN HIS WARD...Make me look like a complete psychopath. But I loved that he laughed - because I think he knew I had figured it out - in spite of all the layers.

And I LOVE the fact he was getting take out at the same place I was. He must have excellent taste!