Dec 24, 2010

I may not get my cards out on time...if I do at all....

so Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2010

Tis the Season of Pomegranates

My man loves JELLO.

Particularly, the seasonal Pomegranates and Apple JELLO with whip cream.
Which to me, does look delicious at the moment, but I can also see how this would appear gross.

Dec 16, 2010

His and Hers.

The day I got off my crutches Derek proclaims, 
"This is my crutch."
While copying me with one crutch down the hall and mimicking my voice.
Real Mature.

ps. you can also see my wood colored hand pads...sigh

Dec 14, 2010

Sweet Freedom

On Monday we decided to celebrate my crutch freedom.
By going to Krispy Kreme's and getting free doughnuts.

I did feel bad and bought one for my mom though.

Dec 12, 2010

45 Dresses

I've joined the Appraisal Institute, because that's what you do.  Also cuts the cost of classes down quite a bit.  So they have a "Best Dress" Dinner party.  We first got the invitation in November, which just coming out a surgery we decided not to go.  3 days before the dinner I had been informed at work that I would be going to the dinner and Derek would be coming.  So I made the call and we were put on the list.  Which next came finding a dress (all this done on crutches).

Not fun. Well it was, because my mom came with me.  But let me tell you about me awkward body shape. I'm 5'1 1/2", have what we affectionately call "The Oka Butt" meaning none existing and a Hesley curse or what others call "Blessed."  Soooo use your imagination.

I tried on at least 45 least.  Sizes ranging from 4 - 10.  and then you have to add in that most of these dresses are sleeveless. . . 

6 hours later, I have 4 dresses at home that all need some sort of alteration/addition.

After having a model show for my mom yet once again, twice for Derek and my Dad.  We finally went with this. 

And I know it's silly...but I needed new hand pads for my crutches, because they had duck tape holding them together...and the only ones at the store were wood color. 


But after all this dress drama, it really was fun to get all dressed up. . .


Dec 9, 2010


Often times when i am bored i go to  Why?  To look at the slideshows.  Virtual Pictures books.  Instead of some cuddly animals i found these. 


These tasty dresses look good enough to eat — because the high-fashion costumes were inspired by meals people crave the most.

Photographer Ted Sabarese's collection, named "Hunger Pains," are all made out of food you can buy at the local supermarket. This dinner suit is made from steak and potato.

A model wears a breakfast suit made from bananas and waffles from the collection titled "Hunger Pains."

Dec 7, 2010

And we're Off!!

Crutches that is! 
watch out world.

Nov 30, 2010

Junk Lady from the Labrynth

 Slight Resemblance?

Nov 28, 2010

10 Reasons to be thankful for crutches, wheelchairs, and a bum knee

1. I have The Derek
2. Little kids can't help but stare and then ask you point blank, why your leg is broken.
3. Family that will do almost anything i ask.  I'm sure this will change as soon as I'm off the crutches.
4. It is only temporary, it could be worse.
5. I don't have to clear the snow.
6. I haven't driven in over a month.
7. I could shop in a wheel chair at midnight Black Friday Morning. 
8. People moved out of the way and are super nice at 2 AM when seeing a girl in a wheelchair. 
9.  I am way faster on crutches that I ever was walking.
10. People are even nicer when they see you have a huge load to carry whilst on a wheelchair and you look like this. 

Nov 27, 2010

Stack of 3

They could have warned me at least.
Because, I did order some English chips, a giant scone with a cup of honey butter, and a combination plate for Derek.
I wasn't really hungry. I did manage to eat 1/4 of it. 
Goodbye IHOP, Sill's is where it's at!

Nov 26, 2010

Behold, The Knee of Knees.

Are you thinking what I am?

All hail the knee.

Nov 25, 2010

Speed. I am Speed.

Full Speed that is.

Nov 24, 2010

Sad Kona

We've been really boring lately. 
We've taken 6 photos in the last month. It is unheard of.

And Kona, poor, poor Kona. 
She has gained a couple pounds since we've been crutch bound.

Nov 23, 2010

Residents urged to prepare for expected blizzard conditions in UTAH

A BLIZZARD.  Maybe we'll get to make more snow forts!          Travel Safe!

Nov 18, 2010


So i don't know if people realize this or not.  
It is November 18th.  
It is suppose to be 60 degrees today.
But still, it's November, why are you running outside?

Nov 15, 2010

Twisted Sister

Little Sister Hali, she wants to be a Physical Therapist which also stands for 
So she is in lots of Anatomy, chemistry, physics, and basically, all the hardest ones.
She practices what she knows by drawing diagrams and giving lessons.
on a white board.

Mini Letters

I've seen many blogs doing this lately. It looks fun. So here goes.

Dear Sun,
I am feeling pale, please come out. 

Dear Hello Dolly Cast and Auntie Mitsie,
I <3 musicals. Thanks for a fabulous night with me grinning goofily. Such fun.

Dear Gnarly Hair,
Dang you for changing my mind when I woke up the next morning and you were all nice and curly, changing my mind once again.

Dear Susan,
Thanks for trimming said Gnarly Hair.

Dear Book Thief, 
Such a sad story, if only we could change history.

Dear Marshallese People,
Here's to hoping! Ü

Dear Husband,
Thanks for being my chauffeur and helping me put on my right sock this morning. My leg is longer than you think, even though I'm only 5'1.


Nov 11, 2010

Quart Life Crisis


really, there are only 2 parts.
Which is sad, because really, in the scheme of things, it's just a short time.
Yadi yadi yadi.

I feel that Part One Crisis stems to this because, 
Soccer Chicks (AKA HARMONY) have long hair
so you can wear it on the top of your head naturally

My hair is getting to the point or scraggly.
It's past the middle of my back.
I got a wavy perm and it has created this.

Meet Snarl.
No it's not me, but this really is what it looks like.
 I also cut my hair maybe once a year
You know what this means.

So I ask you 

Should I CHOP off the hair. 
It's either 11 inches or shorter,
 but long enough to wear a hat.
Like this.
Side note* the husband does not care if it is short or long. 

Nov 9, 2010

Quarter Life Crisis

Part ONE

Don't get me wrong
 I will embrace it
 <3 it.. . I think.
Why now you ask?
So, after three knee surgeries
one starts to think it's time to give up a certain love. . . 

Harm: So what does this mean for say a sport like soccer?
Dr.: Well, I'm not going to tell you you can't play, that is up to you, but I would probably strongly suggest Not.
Curse you Dr. Reason

You know how people are suppose to have passions?
Soccer is mine, and crocheting.
It's not just a hobby, I mean really.
In High School, I had a license plate all picked out.
Yup. 11 is my number.
I know that screams eternal love.

So what I am asking you, what are your passions?  
I need (with strong sighs) a new sport.
Can i borrow yours?

Nov 3, 2010

Forevertron Relapse

Beware of the Eye
I mean, this thing was as wide as I am tall. 
That is 5'1".
But that is a big eye and some serious detail.

Dumbo anyone? This just makes me happy.

Psychedelic Bird.
I need one for my front lawn.

Big Birds Head. 
If you can't tell, Derek is standing inside of the head.

This just screams POWER.

Ahhhh, if only I had been borns 50 years earlier, I could have seen this puppy at his prime. 

Hooray for Surgery!

Here's a quick update on Harm.  For those who don't know, she had knee surgery on Friday.

Here's a before photo:

And here's an after:

She's doing well, and is already crutching around a little. She'll be on crutches for 4 weeks, then rehab for awhile...

Nov 1, 2010

What are you scared of?

I have a slight phobia of MOSQUITOS (bringers or mass hysteria, no sleeping, frantic eyes, and itching)
Once we went to Hawaii, had on a halter top while hiking through the beautiful jungle.
Final Mosquitos count?
Derek: 2
Harmony: 31
Thirty-one people.
I think that means I lost.
Phobia justified. 

Oct 27, 2010


 Can you believe this find?
Think cute!!!! 
(since I started tearing it all apart before I could get an awesome photo)
If I could squeal like a girl, this is the moment I would. 
(Don't mind the disco clothing, it is Halloween)

I was trying to negotiate with the DI to bring down the price of $75, but it had only been there an hour.
Did you know they will cut it half price if it's been on the floor longer than a week?

Done and Done. 

Oct 25, 2010

Jack and Sally

For some reason I have a thing for Jack. 
Not Jack Sparrow (although he is a handsome rouge)
But Jack from Nightmare before Christmas.

If only I had known Derek didn't share my love for carving pumpkins. So I carved dos.
Who doesn't <3 sticking their hands in gooey, stinky, slimy pumpkins guts?
Luckily, my sisters do.
Hannah with her usually "oh so meticulous" self was feeling less inspirational, while sister Hali, felt very down?  

Drying Time

When in doubt of something going bad?
Dehydrate it.
Plus it looks soy pretty.
And it's tasty, well except for the oranges.
They are just decoration.

Oct 24, 2010

Halloween Partaying

Halloween, oh Halloween. 
Went to friend Ryan and Heather's Halloween party. 
Ryan answers door.
Sees me on crutches. 
Asks if I'm trying to dress up like I was in High School, when I am clearly in a Disco outfit.
 (I had two knee surgeries in HS, so people just remember me on crutches. SIGH)
Because Ryan looked just like I remember him.
He was dressed up for the 90's.
Bowl haircut and sporting a little tail.
Friend Nick looks at me and says "Really? Again?"
Yes Nick. Again. It's like 7 years never happened.

Saturday it was raining hard.
I told Auntie Mitsie we'd come and pick all the fruit off the trees.
That was before I couldn't walk/drive/dress myself/be an independent woman.
Went to Gram's, still gun ho about getting that fruit down.
It's a good thing the old Radio Flyer still works. 
Done and DONE! 

Oct 21, 2010

When feeling down, just think of Wisconsin, husband, and The KONA

I <3 all of this!

Somewhere in Wisconsin there is a toilet stall. 
 Said Toilet Stall has funny statistics all over the laminate walls instead of graffiti, plus I just wanted to sit on the toilet FOREVER so I could read them. 
 Good Bye Book Toilet Reading!

We went through some little town in Wisconsin which was very charming. 
I have a slight obsession with Bird Cages. The old ones, I don't want a bird, I just want the cage, so I can put The Kona in it.

Look at this stuff!

For some reason Metal + Flowers = Happy Harmony

I also have another obsession with Old Cars. 
I'd like a Mafia CAR, a Black One. 

Meet Forevertron
no, not the bird, it was a WHOLE metal sculpture theme junkyard. 

It was awesome.  See the Trumpets?

This was a giant creation of metal craziness.  
It was at least 20' High.

This reminds me of the Labyrinth 

I also <3 the Harley Davidson Kids section. 
I know I look good on one of these.

Derek does too. I told him we could buy some. 
Meaning, I get one, he gets one.... maybe.

And this is what it will look like. 

Sparkles and all. 

Hooray for kids section again!  
Can you see my rubbing? (is that what they are called?)

Yes, I <3 this funny boy as well.

Isn't this FABULOUS!  
Thought about purchasing until I saw 300 dollars later.
Maybe my Grandpa has one of these somewhere.

Nice, peaceful clouds, while feeling slightly nauseous the whole time. 

Special Spot Reserved for The Kona.
She is Cute.