February 28, 2011


Today is a special day. A day that reminds us all how lucky we are to have this pretty lady in our lives.
Thank heavens we have you around. The world would be a sad place without ya. Who would I call every two seconds while I'm trying to attempt a new cooking sensation? All I know is that I'm grateful for my wonderful mother, and I love her quite a lot! Today she is turning a young and spunky 19 (wait a second... did I do the math wrong? You're right, 24. got it.) and still going strong; looking just as petite and gorgeous as always! Thanks mom for all you do for me and the rest of us heathens. Today, my mom = domination.

February 23, 2011

Hard to Believe

It is hard to believe that one day my conversations will be just like the two women that sit down the row from me in one of my classes. We waited for my teacher to show up for class and while we waited I tried to finish reading Nollan v. California Coastal Commission. impossible The two ladies beside me were extremely chatty about something and so of course my little ear perked right up. "I ordered them online and we should be able to start this weekend!" "You've got to follow it exactly, dedicate a full day, or else it won't work." "You're a miracle worker." huh?! Turning up my eavesdropping skills a little more, almost reaching maximum capacity and risking getting caught, I figured it out.
Potty training.
Both mothers, one more seasoned than the other, were swapping success and failure stories about potty training their kids. Did you know there is a book that can help you potty train your kid in one day? Wow! Apparently it works too. I don't believe I realize the full magnitude of their discussion, especially since I don't even know when you are suppose to kick those diapers to the curb. Sorry future babies of mine. I did however find it interesting that there is so much that goes into potty training. These ladies could write, "The Psychology of Potty Training" for how much they had analyzed this process. Don't you just give them a star on a potty chart or turn the water blue and then voil`a?! Guess not. :)
P.S. I couldn't figure out how to do the little accent mark above the a... fail.

February 17, 2011

Jordan Has Grown A Foot or Two......

GUESS WHAT!!!!!! This cool dude....
Just opened his mission call last night and has been called to serve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the ALBANIA TIRANA MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!! He'll be speaking Albanian and leaving for the MTC April 20, 2011. Holy canoli! I'm so proud of my brother! He's such a great example and he's going to DOMINATE! :) Can you say that about a mission....? After he read that he was going to Albania we all scrambled for the map to try and figure out where the heck that was. Turns out it is in between Greece and the Adratic Sea, just above Africa and a boat ride away from Italy! Sooooooo cool! We immediately started googling about Albania to try and figure out what type of a place it is. I'm getting excited all over again just thinking about it! Also, his mission president is from Palo Alto, California where my dad grew up! Crazy random? With Jordan's permission Kaylyn, Karlie and Jake had come over to watch him open his call after bowling and I'm glad they came! Needless to say there was a lot more screaming and jumping up and down :) So there you have it, Jordan has 9 weeks here in the U.S.A and then he's shipped off to Albania for two years. Crazy. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from last night:
"Miss Albania is hot. That's definitely a good sign."
"Toronto? Canada? Ooohh Tirana!"
"Should I be worried that when I type in Albania, the first two searches are Albania flags and then Albania riots....?"
"Albania only has 10 branches in the whole country?!"
"Their flag has dragons on it! I'm going to like this place."

Congrats Elder Jordan Tyler Francis. You're a stud. :)

February 15, 2011

More Than Words Can Say

I was driving to work today, hitting the point of the mountain at about 6:35am (making good time) when a song came on the radio. Waking up just an hour before had been a little rough this morning and I had some zzzzz's on my mind. As the first line of the song played: "Here I am, at 6:00 in the morning..." My attention was captured. Here I am also at 6:00 in the morning! As it played, I chuckled at how my first reaction to this song was thinking about my bed....

More Than Words Can Say
by Alias
Here I am, at six o' clock in the morning
Still thinking about you
It's still hard, at six o' clock in the morning
To sleeeep without youuuu.
And I know that it might
Seem too late for love
All I know......
I need you now.
More than words can say
I need you now.
I've got to find a way
I need you now.
Before I lose my mind
I need you nooooooowwwwww.
*Emphasis added
Besides a mental evaluation, I could use some sleep. :) P.S. I hope that everyone had a fantastic Valentines day yesterday! I shoot hugs and kisses to all of you who painfully read my randomness/spasticity each week! Love you!

February 9, 2011

A Zits A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

I'm not being gross.... I'm talking about this--> http://www.zitscomics.com/ !! Need a pick me up? Check this and I promise you'll find some good stuff here. I'm considering buying a t-shirt or something. Plus, they have a blog!! Here's a little sneak peak for you:

P.S. This reminds me of something else I can put on my to do list...

February 4, 2011

El Bano

Today I was able to visit a very prestigious law firm in Salt Lake City. As we made our way there I was intimidated by the magnificent architecture towering over us. For some reason, architecture has always been so fascinating to me. Finally when we arrived, the building was just as fabulous inside as it was outside and I was enthralled. Big heavy doors, glass everywhere, marble floors, 8 elevators and more than 14 floors to explore through. I continued to be impressed when I arrived at the firm's suite. Their meeting rooms were modern but sophisticated, with glass everywhere to deprive you of all your privacy. Awesome! Halfway through I had to use the little girls room, so I politely excused myself and headed towards the loo. As I have previously expressed, I was extremely impressed with this place, but that came to a screeching halt when I opened the bathroom door. Walking into the cramped bathroom I immediately became confused. I didn't think I was at taco bell.....but I know these bathrooms from somewhere... Let's just say the automatic faucets on the sink did not do a good job at disguising the drastic downgrade from the rest of the building. Well I did my business and walked back into the exquisite meeting room. However, from then on, I was not so impressed. Question: If you are trying to give off the impression that your company is rich, powerful and means business, why wouldn't you put a little time into the location where business takes place? From now on, I only judge a company by their bathroom. End of story. Thankfully, remodels are possible and so there is still hope for this nice little firm.

February 2, 2011

You betta watch out...

Watch this video. Your life will never be the same.... but for the better. If you are amused, you should then click on the rap/song they made out of this news report. Fantastic. :)

Heat Seekers

Question: Do you retain more heat the tighter your pants are?

I'm just wondering because I see so many guys with pants
that keep getting tighter and tighter.
So since it is so freaking cold
(let me emphasize...SOOOO COLD)
I've decided to give them the benefit of the doubt that
they are just being resourceful. Otherwise, I have no logical
explanation as to why you would like to constrict your movement
in such a way.
We have freedom for a reason.

February 1, 2011

Wishful Thinking

I've noticed for the past few weeks that a fellow co-worker has been bringing a small tan leather bag into work with her in the mornings. You're just going to have to overlook the fact that I enjoy looking at the parking lot and creepin' on people. Each day my initial thought has been, scripture case? No way... Preconceived notions regarding the differences in our lifestyles set aside, I was intrigued that a friend might be reading the good book that I love so much!
Well today I finally figured out that it is a make up bag.
I'm such a mormon.
Slightly bummed I went downstairs to fix myself some instant oatmeal. Waking up at 5 sure makes me hungry at the weirdest times.
Dear oatmeal in a cup:
Thank you so much for exploding everywhere.
Hungry Hailey.
Have a good week! :)