Monday, December 5, 2011

Why I am not in filmography

This is a random clip of TJ -I was going to make a highlight-movie of Easter last spring to send to the out of state families but this is really all I got. Then during Thanksgiving weekend after doing weird things with Lucy's move (below) I kept on going with my so-talented movie-editing skill with TJ's movie. I think the parents of both children were more disturbed than anything but it's the best I've got right now. ;)

Thursday, October 27, 2011


A large majority of my readers- 50% actually (Rachel and Emily) requested that I post something. I've already blogged about my dog, my apartment, my job, my're all going to branch out.

My herbs:

For Mother's Day this year Mom gave all the girls herb seeds with planter pots. The first step was to get dirt. Sounds simple? Walmart has a full 2 aisles FULL of different kinds of dirt. Whether your plants need that special fiber that comes from cow manure (I just learned how to spell manure) or that extra little kick that ground up rats and worms give it, Walmart has it. And none of those wimpy regular sized bags of dirt either. We're talking 20-30 pounds of home-grown and cultivated stuff. I opted for the dirt that came in the smallest bag with a flower on the front.
The next step is putting the dirt into the pot things. That took me 4 months. In the mean time the large bag of dirt served as a good insulator against the smoke/noise that comes through the vent from neighbors.
Last- you have to find a thing to put the potting things in so that water doesn't leak all over. DI is an excellent source for oblong....plant holder dishes. Mine was 75 cents, plus tax.
Two months ago I finally put the herbs in the window sill, watered, and in the sunlight. One day later they were already shooting up. Two days later they were an inch tall. One week later they needed mowing.
Last week (after weeks of careless mowing of herbs) I finally got brave and tried eating it. I mixed it into some tuna for a sandwich and it actually tasted good! I think I have cilantro, parsley, and onion sprouts.
Anyway, I highly recommend the growing of herbs in one's home. It makes me feel good to know that I can keep an herb alive. It also provides oxygen if you look at the carbon cycle.
And.....there you have it. Till next time, faithful readers. Love you!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hawaii Trip 2011

My 4th Hawaii Trip!

Nothing like strangling your little sister to show your affection.


 "No, Kimi, I want to step right there!"

 "Mmm, salty"

 LOVE this family :)

 Mark and I got to swim with the turtles (not these ones, much BIGGER ones)

 This goat tried to poop on Omi seconds later.


 Little monkey that looked just like Omi.

 Stacey is an amazing photographer.

Thanks for a great week Mark, Stacey, Naomi, and Kalea!

Monday, May 23, 2011

My New Bishop

All the student wards in SLC were torn apart and joined with the YSA wards this last month and are all starting at stage 0 together. I showed up my first day in my new ward and was surprised at how enthusiastic and energetic my new bishop was and how I felt like I was a part of a spiritual football team. Before long little things like "when I was speaking in Afghanistan..." or "when I was invited to Japan..." and we all began questioning each other at who this guy was. Then we had ward prayer at his home, which turned out to be enormously huge. We met in his basement which had photos all over the walls of him with somewhat familiar people like George Bush, Mohammed Ali, Shaun Connery, Jay Leno, Larry King, etc., etc. Then there were posters of him carrying the Olympic Torch, him on the cover of People and Time magazines, and him in a Raiders uniform. Who is this guy?!?!
So I googled him and found a lot of stuff:
Bishop Dan Clark. My ward must be in need of some serious help if we're assigned one of the word's top 10 motivational speakers to straighten us out. Right on! He might be almost as good of a bishop as my dad :)