Thursday, July 30, 2009

shout out

This blog is pretty amazing for anyone who likes to cook:

She's witty, has good advice, helps plan meals, and does not always use obscure ingredients that you pay 18 dollars for and use once. Most things are also low fat and healthy for you.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2 things

First and foremost I have:

Secondly, this is Camille when she grows all the way up, and Olivia has grandchildren and they crap their swimsuits:


Can't shake deaf mode.

me: so how do you like being married?
leen: I love it, I just dont like being an adult
me: yea I bet thats rough :)
leen: I am officially Lina Buchanan, its pretty hard to sign
me: why on earth would you ever have to sign your name?
leen: know... checks and birthday cards....
me: OHH OHH I GET IT... I thought you were actually signing your name.

Help me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Thank you Camille :) I had an indescribable time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

may the force be with you

Our last family photo for 2 years. It breaks my heart to see anyone in my family cry, but can you imagine the mixed emotions in this situation? He wants to go. He needs to go. Trust me, we tried to talk him out of it :) I'm excited for him and so proud and at the same time I am so selfish and my heart aches and I wonder what he is doing and how he is feeling.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Here is a list of 10 things I've been meaning to blog about over the past couple months. I have all the time in the world to blog but I find myself at a loss for words when I ponder how grateful I am to have the friends and family that I do.

1- Yes I moved. Again. I know guys I know I move a lot! But hey It won't happen again for a long time. I'm happy at this place. I even bought ghetto furniture from the DI and Seth helped me paint it pretty.

2- I am going blonde. See above photo. Note: I get hit on a lot more when i'm blonde and i'm not really into it. Whatever.

3- My little (taller) brother leaves tomorrow to serve a mission. He'll be going to Moscow Russia. I miss him already but i'm so proud of him for doing what he believes in and following his heart. You go boy. You go.

4- I love to ride my bicycle. I ride critical mass every 3rd Friday of the month. I attend the monthly Art Gallery Strolls that are now 1 block from my house. I am a frequenter of the trax train. My legs are getting stronger but i'm still weak. I wish we all rode bikes.

5- I have a cute boyfriend. He is a talented picture taker.

6- My cats are still furry and they LOVE my new place. There are a lot of windows they can sit in. They now enjoy sleeping in the bathroom sink. It's weird but I dont mind. Kate says it isnt sanitary but... I mean... I clean the sink and its really no different than them sleepin next to me on my pillow.

7- Speaking of pets... I have this problem lately. I feel... an inexplicable deeply rooted passionate desire to save all the pets. Even dogs guys. My eyes leak as I type this. When I think about all the beautiful cats and dogs who are homeless, who are euthenized daily, who are abused or neglected, I just cry. I understand that right now with the economy the way it is, a lot of people are giving away their precious pets. You can't afford pet food, you lost your house, you had to move to an non pet friendly place, I understand. You do what you gotta do. Take care of yourself and your loved ones first, always. I just wish there was some sort of big magical ranch that I owned where I could house all these animals and it could be my job to feed them and love them. Seriously, can I get paid to do this? Someone sponsor me haha!! I've been begging my parents to let me have a cat at their house. One who is fine being outdoors and who'll get along with lizzy. I figure if I can save one pet thats a good start right? I promised I'd pay for the food and I'd come over and love it and everything! They say no but i'm not giving up. I know my dad likes cats. I know that secretly you want to sit outside on the swinging love seat while you read a book and have a cat in your lap to pet. /end rant.

8- If anyone has any used furniture they no longer need holler at me: I have a lovely new flat that needs decorating, and unfortunately not enough cash flow to do so. I don't need anything fancy. Just sayin guys... Just sayin...

9- My sign classes are going WONDERFUL! I'm learning so much I can have actual conversations (with other people who sign as slow as me) and I can follow along and respond. It is a lot of fun. I've been teaching my family a few signs just for fun and i'll just say that most of them are getting it. Mom you might have some sort of hand eye coordination problem. Sorry.

10- I love you all!

Friday, July 10, 2009

lean on me man

I took this precious gem 1 year ago when we were driving to Arizona. Camille and I were in her luxurious air conditioned car and KC and Kellen were driving in the truck that has no air. So I thought it was pretty funny to send this picture to KC where my hair was blowing in the wind of the AC.

I love my sisters and my mommy :)


I am posting my one hundred seventy fifth post today to tell you that there are other places I post. I apologize for the absence.

If you do not like cats, do not click on this link:

I was fortunate enough to be invited to post pictures here.

Thats all for now. Life is crazy. I have the best friends and family anyone could ever hope for.