Sunday, June 21, 2009

Don't Drink While Reading this Post Please

I have remembered another story about my first BYU roommates. I only lived with them during Winter and Summer terms, but many funny/tramatic things happened during that time.

I don't remember the details about how and why we decided to have a roommate portrait taken, but we did and one day we were discussing what we should wear. It was decided that we would all wear different colored sweatshirts.

My roommate Sarah for some inexplicable reason, like to wear twisted bandanas sometimes that matched her outfits on her head like she was working out or something. It was the early 90's and everything, but that look had been out since the 80's. I hated her forehead bandanas.

During the discussion of our portrait wardrobes I joked, "We should all wear matching bandanas!"

I didn't know Sarah would take me seriously.

The next day I came home from school and my outfit had been picked out for me. I was to wear a royal blue sweatshirt turned inside-out so the words wouldn't show and a matching bandana.

"I am not wearing it! I was joking!" I yelled. I put up quite a fuss I remember. I may have even stomped my feet.

I always get my way.

Here is the photo.




I'm the "cute" one in the inside-out-royal-blue-sweatshirt-NOT-wearing-a-bandana-on-her-kind-of-a-mullet-hairdo. All I can say is "That's HOT!"

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Am Proud of Him

Now I don't want to be one of those bloggy moms who is always bragging about how smart, cute, and perfect her children are. But sometimes I can't help myself because my boys are perfect. They always use silverware when they eat, and never wipe their mouths with their t-shirts. I am also one of those moms who always has her act together and is up on everything. That is why I was/wasn't surprised when my husband brought me a letter from Travis' school.

"You should read your mail more often." He told me.

I was pleasantly surprised to read that Travis would be receiving an award from the Kiwanis Club on Monday. Travis was the only one in his class to receive this quarterly award. He was recognized for his hard work and good attitude.

He was very surprised to see his mom and little brother at the assembly. I love this picture of him with his "Dudes"

Way to go Travis. We are very proud of you.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Why I Probably Won't Loose Weight This Summer


Why All Our Big Spoons Are Dirty in the House.

Oven? Who Needs an Oven?

Nathan Better Get an A in Band, Because We Bought 8 of These!


Which title do you like the best?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

10 More Things About Me That Prove How Unique I Am.

I should be doing laundry and yard work right now, but whatever. It will still be there when I get to it. I have fallen behind on my list, so here are 10 more things about me, me, me, me.

31. I love 3-ring binders, page protectors, sharpy pencils, and index cards.

32. I think housework is a waste of time!

33. I hate conflict, so I can be passive-aggressive.

34. I've had lasic surgery, and I love it.

35. I've never broken a bone (knock on wood!).

36. I've been married to a wonderful man for 15 years.

37. I can only fall asleep on my right side.

38. I only like milk chocolate.

39. I attended 4 grade schools, 2 junior/middle schools, 1 high school, 1 college, and 1 university.

40. I have a thing for men in uniform. It's a good thing my husband wears a lot of uniforms.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm Diane Walton's Roommate

This true story is dedicated to everyone who has ever attended a BYU single ward Fast and Testimony meeting where people are known to bear testimony about how much they love their roommates.

Once upon a time, there was a returned missionary, coed attending BYU during the summer. Her name was Diane Walton. Diane lived with 3 other lovely girls, Sarah, Susan, and Emma in a small apartment off-campus. Sarah and Susan had been in the ward for a while, and Diane had moved in that past January. Emma was a good friend of Diane's from high school and had just moved into the apartment.

On Emma's first Fast and Testimony meeting in her new ward, she got up to bear her testimony. It is a tradition in college wards to introduce yourself and tell everyone where you are from.

Emma introduced herself, "Hi, My name is Emma *Jones, and I'm Diane Walton's roommate."

Sarah and Diane exchanged looks.

"What was that all about?" asked Sarah.

"I have no clue." Diane shrugged.

A while later Sarah went up to bear her testimony. Halfway through, she said, "By the way I'm also Diane Walton's roommate. She is very nice." and then kept talking.

The congregation chuckled. Diane slouched a little in her seat.

Later Susan got up to share her testimony. She also mentioned that she was Diane Walton's roommate.

Everyone laughed. Diane started looking for an escape.

Later a cute guy that Diane kind of liked, bore his testimony. "My name is *John, and Diane Walton is my neighbor."

Many other people spoke about the blessings of temple service and other things. It really was a nice testimony meeting.

At the conclusion of the meeting, one of the members of the bishopric got up. "This has been a wonderful testimony meeting." he said. "There were two strong themes today. We learned that the temple is the place to go, and Diane Walton is the person to know."

A visitor from the stake presidency suddenly jumped up and whispered in the counselor's ear.

"Brother *Ellis wants to know who Diane Walton is, will she please stand up?" asked the counselor.

I will never forget that Fast and Testimony meeting, and no I didn't get any dates from it.

I found out later that Emma had thought that I was really popular in the ward (as if!) and just wanted everyone to know that she was my roommate.

*Names have been changed to protect the guilty, and also because I don't remember the Stake visitor's name.