Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oldtimes at Abigail's

On Thanksgiving evening (after the dinner and pies, of course) we came home and made a melodrama. If I do say so myself, it was hilarious. We're still trying to get it in the right format and such so that I can upload it (maybe) eventually, but here are a couple of picture highlights.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happiness is smiling before me...

...walking my way, sharing my day.

Things that have made me happy lately:

-Dancing Precision in my tennis shoes. I love clogging in tennis shoes!
-Comfortable new socks.
-Scott Jeffrey Hillstrom
-"Speaking of Bush, Nixon also went to China"
*great friends and fun times at the MTC
-Sweet and Salty granola bars and Wheat Thins
-Declaring my major!
-Christmas Carol rehearsals
-My family
-Reading the Ensign at work

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Uh, what?

I am not a huge fan of mashed potatoes, I'll come right out and admit that. But I always try everything on the dinner table, of course. So, a couple of Sundays ago, we were sitting down to a nice family dinner. Complete with mashed potatoes (potatoes are a Sunday meal staple for our family). I took an admittedly small amount of mashed potatoes and put them on my plate, where they would wait until I felt like eating them (read: never).

Now it should be known that my family always makes fun of me for my small servings of mashed potatoes. Someone always comments on the immensity of the serving. So I was expecting a smart remark from someone in my family.

At one point, KJ turns to me and says, "Wow, Nat. That's a throffy serving of potatoes you've got there." We all looked at her and thought, "What in the world is she trying to say?" Seeing our bewildered expressions, she tried to explain herself. "You know, like...throffy! Like, that's a lot!"

Okay, Karly.

Sidenote: Karly and I are the ones who thought the kid in Les Mis was saying "Obellah". It has become one of our favorite exclamations. You know, like instead of saying, "Oh my goodness!" one could just say, "Obellah!"

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Two good quotes

"Oh...and Briant is still Briant."

"Yeah, that's what's wrong with the dorm type of setting when you have families living there, because you get all kinds of genders..."

Okay, well I thought they were funny...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Zuzu's petals!

"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

Abby and I were sitting here talking about Hello Dolly and that quote just popped into my head. Oh, wow. I love It's A Wonderful Life so much. The movie just makes me incredibly happy, I can't really describe it.

Except I will say that I have an intense dislike for the scene where George goes to visit Mary before they're married and everything is going wrong. Mary puts on their song and the piece of artwork with George lassoing the moon, but he's in a horrible mood. At one point they're on the phone with Sam and George grabs Mary and is kinda freaking out, yelling at her and shaking her, and she's I hate that scene.

On a lighter note, I suddenly have this random love for Starbursts. I never used to care for them, really, but now...I just really like them. It's weird.

And Wheat Thins. I could practically live off low-sodium Wheat Thins and muenster cheese.

So, to recap: right now all I want to do is sit down and watch It's A Wonderful Life with the people I love and maybe eat some wheat thins. It just sounds really nice.

Saturday, November 03, 2007