Apr 27, 2011

It's just one of those days.

Late nights make for super funny laughs but next day hang overs stink. 
But it's a good think I have this picture of the Kona. Ü

Apr 25, 2011

If I had children, they would have these.




That is all. 

Apr 21, 2011

Late Birthday Shopping and perhaps the longest story of shoes ever.

My dad came into town last weekend.
He offered money for Derek and my birthdays...sounds good to me right?
Then he proceeds to put the parameters of the amount, it should be spent while he was in town and that it should be electronic, and preferably an iPad, or a TV, Nook, Kindle, Apple Something....
basically all the things on Derek's want list.  I'd suggested a pair of black boots, which was quickly kicked off the list.

Luckily, after much debate, and a couple days, we went shopping...at the stores I like.

And Derek decided on saving his money for a iPhone 5 update...which also created much debate.

You guys, I had so much trouble...I <3 to shop...but under pressure
is pretty tough.

We went to DownEast Outfitters, because they have all these name brand clothes for much cheaper than I could and would ever purchase them otherwise.  For some reason they also have a furniture section...also name brand items for marked down. Which luckily, they had a couple couches so Derek and my dad could get comfortable.  I told them it could be a while. . . 

1.5 Hours later and potty run later.

I finally had found the 3 items, some lovely Jackie Dresses and a wool sweater.  I have issues with summer clothing. . . they are my least favorite. I <3 to layer and in the summer you cannot layer. Ugh.

My total did not make it to my dads parameters...and usually he does not like shopping but he said we would have to go somewhere else to finish out my tab.

We then proceeded to go to a place with many shoes. Which I happen to <3.  For the next 30 minutes I wandered every row, every clearance rack...and still nothing. 
Pressure makes it tough.
and then, I found them. 

It was like a shining light.
Ever see the sparkly eyes on Japanamation? 
Harmony had them. 

I have not been this excited about shoes in many moons...one should probably not love shoes like this...let me tell you...I <3 them. they were even Big Buddha brand...sparkly eyes, buddha...hapa not to be confused with happy girl, it was a perfect fit.
I still hadn't made it to my birthday amount limit...luckily, I had been eyeballing another pair...which did not create quite as large sparkle eyes, but nonetheless, I was complete.

Thanks Daddy!
 heart you.  FC

Apr 20, 2011

Moab Easter

Hope you all have a jolly Easter!
We're going to play!

Apr 19, 2011

Warning* Graphic Material.

Remember the stuffed animal we bought for Kona at the DI?

This was the NEXT DAY.
Notice the that the jugular is completely exploding.

They sure don't make toys like they used to.
The previous Care Bear lasted at least 6 months

Apr 18, 2011

Snowy April.

Went for a walk the other night...
I couldn't believe how much snow we got.

It looked like something out of an old movie...
I felt like a couple kissing under the light with an umbrella seemed to complete it.

Apr 16, 2011

Fan-dangling the DI.

Thing 1 and Thing 2. 
Totally bargained with the DI.  
Were priced at $25 each...
fandangled them down to $25 for both.
Hot. Dog.
I have big plans for these fellas, one will be teal and one will be banana yellow. 
Coming Soon. 
Speaking of Dogs...
We fit these two nightstands, 1  The Kona, 1 Stuffed Animal from the DI for the Kona, Derek and Harmony in 1 little Celica. 

Apr 15, 2011

To the half dressed black man on the othe line.

As some of you may know, I sell appraisal software.
I spend about 30 minutes with a customer training them how to use the software then turn them loose with some follow-up later. 
and much to my dismay, somehow I am a pretty good salesperson. . .let's get this out now. . . i don't like talking to people all that much really, well complete strangers anyway.
but today, I was having some issues with my brother from another mother's computer.
we do online meetings and i was trying to set some programs up for him and whilst minimizing the programs on h is computer somehow managed to click just the right button so his web cam CAME UP WITH HIM SITTING WITH NO SHIRT.

Luckily, he was a good looking. . .  

now, appraisers have a great job, they can work from anywhere as long as they have their computer, phone and internet, i once trained a guy who did most of his work from various Starbucks.
But for some reason, it never crossed my mind that across the states, I could be talking to an appraiser with no shirt on and who knows if he was wearing pants! 

so, lesson learned is this.
Always wear your clothing if doing an online meeting, just in case the trainer accidentally hits your web cam button.

another side note. he had the inside picture of a car, a very nice one I might add. so everybody around kept asking what it was...i finally noticed the RR symbol and asked just in case.
Rolls-Royce of course
so yes, some appraisers have a pretty sweet gig.

Apr 14, 2011


Saw this at Ikea...
Hapa = half Japanese half white = the majority of my family

Next few photos...not Hapas, but Full Japanese.

I found this at the Gift Shop at BYU.

"Brings the great outdoors to the smallest rooms."
Yes, that is a grass seat toilet.

A way to avoid PDA.
Fake arms...ingenious.  
No wonder Japan will take over the world.
Pure brains.

Let it be known, these could be my distant cousins
Don't be hating their creativeness. 

Thought I would through in another Hapa photo.
Hali ordered some glasses from ZenniOptical.com 
Super cheap prescription glasses for like $12.00....
Anyways, she wasn't home so she had me try them on for her and Derek take a picture to send to her so she would know what they would look like on her.

Freaky thing is...is that she does look like me. 
Although, her head is bigger.

Apr 13, 2011

From Way Back When

We went to the Carl Bloch exhibit at BYU for Valentine's Day.
It was pretty amazing.

I have a certain fascination with painters, how do they do it?  

Apr 5, 2011

Tale of too many Toyotas

But I say, you can never have enough Toyota.
We are Japanese you know, tis in our blood.

So this was a typical day at our house. 
Everybody has a Toyota vehicle, even The Kona.

My big little brother decided to take Larry the Land Cruiser to Georgia.
And since Larry has a special part in all our lives we had to have a photo shoot.
Plus, for some reason we thought there was a Toyota competition or something, so if you hear of anything, pass them our way. .. and we WILL win.

in order of appearance.
 1995 white celica = Hali
2000 red celica = Harmony (even though Larry is my first choice)
1987 rust bucket truck who runs the best = Kona/Hannah 
1998 something goldish avalon = Hannah (but a week later she obliterated it with some black ice)
2005 fancy black avalon = The Mama
1987 Larry the Land Cruiser = Jan (sigh)
green tundra = Husband (who says every day how much he loves his truck)

Hali was feeling very nostalgic and wanted a photo with Larry.

We told Jan to scoot closer. . .

kept getting closer....

closer. . . 

 . . . . 

 . . . .

telling Larry our Final goodbye, while Jan chuckles to himself.

Apr 1, 2011

Hey, Your Dog is Shiny.

Yes, yes i know.

It's like this butt shot is magical.