March 28, 2009

Holy black belt Batman!

Our nephew Scott got his Black Belt today!! He has been taking Karate for the last 4 years, and has worked so hard to get to this point! He is only 13 years old and has his Black Belt. How cool is that? I know I'm jealous!

Congratulations Scott!! We are so proud of you.

{more pictures to come when they get home tomorrow}

March 24, 2009

New favorite toy

For my birthday last week Brett surprised me with the greatest gift I could ask for right now! A Garmin Forerunner GPS! It is seriously such an amazing little device. It tracks my distance, time, pace, calories burned, elevation, courses, and more. You name it, it does it! It even beeps at me when I have gone a certain distance, or if my pace gets too slow to keep me on track. This is going to be such a great way to track my progress over the next year. Now I can run the distances that I need to without having to stay on the roads so that we can go back and drive the course afterwards to clock it.

If you are a runner {not saying that I am. It's more like a light jog....} I definitely suggest that you get yourself one of these! It's awesome!!!

March 18, 2009

Shout out!

To the best husband ever! The other day Brett came home from the store and surprised me with these beauties. Why, you might ask? No reason at all. He just loves me.

That's why he's my favorite!

Gathering Blue

Rating: Two Stars
The one word I would use to sum up this book: Disappointing

This book is the sequel to The Giver, which I absolutely loved, but this one let me down. I was really expecting the second book to be a continuation of the first book, or at least tie into it somehow. They had absolutely nothing to do with each other. I have been told that the third book in the series, Messenger, ties both of these stories together. I really hope so!

Have you read it? What did you think?

March 17, 2009

For the love of the game

Brett played three basketball games on Saturday. Two of which were pretty brutal. When he came home in between the second and third games he had to take a few minutes to ice down his joints. If you notice in the picture above: He had jammed his finger really bad in the second game, so he had that hand soaking in a cup of ice water to reduce the swelling. Both of his knees were really bothering him, so he was icing them down by hand. His ankle was also bothering him, so he had an ice pack on that too! Poor guy. Then he got up and went to play another game, leading his team to a victory for first place in the championship. This week he does it all again for regionals. At least the next three games are spanned over three days, and not consecutive on one day.
Good luck Brett!

March 16, 2009


Happy 100 posts to us!
Break out the Tequila and lime wedges, it's time to celebrate!!

March 13, 2009

Today makes two

Fuck! It's Friday the 13th. Again. You know what that means....don't you?

March 12, 2009

Malkovich Malkovich?

I can honestly tell you right now that Being John Malkovich is the weirdest movie I have ever seen. It is so bizarre! Interesting, but bizarre. We had never seen or heard of it before, and while we were watching TV the other night we stumbled across it.
The cast includes John Malkovich {obviously}, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener. I don't know how to really describe the plot to you without typing the whole thing out {which could take hours}, but lets just say that John Cusack finds a door into John Malkovich's head and starts taking people on tours.  That about sums it up.

Have you seen it? If so, what did you think of it?

What is the weirdest movie you have ever seen?

March 10, 2009

Bob that head {part duex}

Back when I did the post about the Rascal Flatts concert I promised that I would post a video of my favorite part of the show. I really was lucky that I had my camera going, because I didn't expect that the show opener would be so great. It's just a short video, but pay close attention to the green light between the trees. {pardon our screaming}

Open for business

While we were hanging out with Tanya on her latest visit Aly set up a salon in one of the spare bedrooms upstairs at Gwen and Lloyd's house, and spoiled us all with new hairdo's. We were greeted by Gwen as we came into 'Aly's salon', and Aly even made Grandma Gwen pay for all of our hairstyles. How nice. She is definitely going to follow in the family footsteps and be a great stylist someday.

March 5, 2009

The first two miles

I have officially started my Marathon training. That's right, as of Sunday I can now be considered a runner. I'm a slow runner, but hey, at least I am trying. Right? Right!

It's nice to have Brett to run with. I just hope that it doesn't annoy the hell out of him that he has to run at a turtles pace. Even though we don't talk a lot while we run {it's really hard to talk when you can't even breath, but we get a few words in here and there} it somehow makes it a lot easier to run with him by my side. We are starting out with short distances. Sunday we did a mile. Sunday I thought I might die. I kept thinking "what in the hell am I doing? I can't run twenty six miles!". We got done running and every muscle in my body was aching. Did I mention that it has been about a year and a half since the last time I ran? Then on Monday when my muscles were still aching I wondered to myself how I was going to be able to run another mile the next day. So when Tuesday rolled around and I could barely walk, I started to get really worried that I wouldn't make it through my next mile. I was afraid that I would fail at reaching my goal.

Tuesday night I got my running shoes on, stretched, put my headphones in, and gave Brett the 'I'm ready' nod. Our feet hit the pavement, and we were off. Surprisingly, my muscles didn't ache anymore. I had a much easier time breathing than I had the first time, and I felt like I was moving faster, too. About halfway through my second run is when I realized it.

I can totally do this!

March 2, 2009

If you need a good laugh today......

Then you have to watch this video. HILARIOUS!

March 1, 2009

They need no introduction......

Oh wait, maybe they do. Tanya {Brett's sister} was in town this weekend and we had a hell of a time playing rockband on Saturday night. Tanya really gets into the song, and it is hilarious!! She is definitely related to Brett! Just watch the video and see for yourself. :)