Sunday, November 30, 2008

I am Groly! Hear my roar!

Sounds like the name of some monster... and maybe that IS what I am. hehe
My nephew Marcus calls me Groly. Now that is funny!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yummy Butter?

So at our family Thanksgiving feast today, Baby Wy-Wy (my youngest of the nephews) who is 2 years old, ate a gob of butter that was left on the table after everyone finished eating dinner. Ewwwwwww. And to top it off, he wanted more! Oh my.  Hey I like butter too...but not like that!
We had a fun feast. No pictures to post since I forgot to take any. But it was a memorable occasion. Just a good day.
I am very thankful for so many things.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It was hard but it is okay...

I really did hope that BYU would win yesterday. It would have made me happy. But Utah a lot. Everything went their way. And I am happy for them. I know they are ecstatic. So, good for them. Woohoo to all my co-workers who are Ute fans. Working in SLC you tend to have a lot of Ute fans for sure.
But no matter what, I know that I am ALWAYS a fan of the BYU Cougars whoever they play against. I think BYU is great and I am proud of them. Poor Max...I bet he isn't feeling very happy. Good job to Harvey Unga for bringing in 2 touchdowns and for Austin Collie's 70 yard dash. That was exciting!!!
But just like any Ute fan that is true red, and even though BYU did not win, I am FOREVER TRUE BLUE! Go Cougs!!! You are all great! And good job, Bronco! You have lead a great team this year. I appreciate what you stand for. That is always the top of my list.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Love This Quote

"The most important things in life aren't things."

Just Grateful List

I am grateful to be healthy.
I am grateful to have my religion and to have the gospel in my life.
I am grateful to serve in the temple. It truly centers me.
I am grateful for my family.
I am grateful for my friends.
I am grateful for my job.
I am grateful that I was blessed with the talent of drawing and designing.
I am grateful to breathe.
I am grateful to have a roof over my head, a warm bed, food to eat, all the comforts.
I am grateful to have a reliable car.
I am grateful for the sunshine.
I am grateful that even though the world is a bit wacky, and even more so it seems lately, that I know in my heart what I believe and don't have to prove it to anyone. 
I am grateful that even though some things have not or may not work out in my life, I am good and most importantly okay with it.

I have a lot more to be grateful for but that is a good start of a about you creating your own list...'tis the season!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Costco makes me HAPPY!

I just love Costco! Gas is at $1.90 a gallon now! Fun things to look at in the store. Fun to visit with friends in the area. Fun stuff to buy. It just makes me HAPPY!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tove Jansson is great!

The Playing Cards painting roses for the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

Bilbo and Gollum drawing for the Hobbit.

Just a fun and funky illustration style by this Finnish-Swedish woman. I grew up reading the books and am in the process of collecting her books. The Moomintrolls are cute little creatures and they have all sorts of adventures and they are the books I read.
(Kind of a fun connection too since my father is from Finland as you know and in his background we also have Swedish blood in us.)
Tove also illustrated The Hobbit and Alice in Wonderland...and other books as you can see above. Here are more links: and

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just Made Me Smile

So I went to Cafe Rio on Saturday night with my pal Sherry. And it was a packed place for sure. Lots of people apparently can't resist that food ; ). Anyway, just after we finished eating and were taking our trays away, I saw a cute family who lives just down the sidewalk from me. I stopped to talk to them. The mom wasn't there but the dad brought all the kids with him. (I think the mom was getting her gospel doctrine lesson put together for Sunday without her 4 kids wanting her constant attention.) They are a fun family and their oldest- Isabella who is 7- is a crackup. Just a precocious child. She saw me and had to get out of her chair to hug me. Just a sweet little girl. So at church on Sunday, I saw Isabella with her mom and mentioned I had seen them last night. And Isabella's mom said,"Oh yes, Isabella told me she saw the pretty girl who was her primary teacher one time and played the witch in the play this last summer."
Okay, that made my day. I haven't been called "pretty" or a "girl" for quite a while now. (Not looking for sympathy or anything when I say that...just the truth.) Anyway it was just cute. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yah yah---I posted too quickly.

I meant to spell the word Multiplying.... and the Domo Paula gave me is to the RIGHT of my original Domo. Hello.

Domo is Multipyling...

I think Domo is soooo cute! A co-worker had a Domo on her desk a while back and when I laid eyes on the little Domo, I just had to own one. Just a funny little guy. So I went to Target and bought the little fellow. He is the one on the left. Then my boss and friend Paula surprised me today with a Domo bag (to the left of my Domo) and cute little Domo candy necklaces that were inside. You just can't resist Domo!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Best Trick or Treaters!

Fun to see all the kids in their Halloween costumes! Here are two nieces and a nephew experiencing their first Halloween. Mulan x2 and Batman ready to fly down the street with his cape billowing behind.  No matter the age, anyone catches on to Halloween at the first door they come upon.
My friends Christine and Mark have such cute kids! They stopped by that afternoon. Two fighting Ninjas ready to battle the world and Red Riding Hood there to keep the peace. ; )
And here are three more nephews...Batman the caped crusader, Indiana Jones off to also save the world...and of course, sweet little Woody who was just glad to be there. When the youngest was asked if he wanted to be Woody, he exclaimed with big eyes and a happy grin, "Okay!" He was thrilled beyond belief because he ADORES Woody. I love it that the 6 year old and 5 year old HAD to show me their fighting positions. Pretty humorous!