Saturday, May 30, 2009

So Tired.

I just woke up. It's 8 a.m. The last thing I remember is Jan leaving my apartment at 7 p.m. to go take a shower and get ready so we could go out.



Apparently I was a little more jet-lagged than I originally anticipated.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Calling: All International Hook-ups


I'm wanting to do something crazy. Move. To the UK.

Not permanently or anything...just for a bit. I l.o.v.e.d. being there. LOVED.

Is there anyone out there in cyberspace who has experience they'd like to share? Programs? Internships?

I've been researching and just keep getting more and more excited!! I'm thinking 4 months or so...working - preferably in London.

Soo...anybody willing to share? Help help help! I have a great resume, I'm smart, cute, motivated...


Monday, May 18, 2009

P.S. Ash is Married.

I'm too sleepy to really blog about things but lucky for me, Dayna already did!

I know this is cheating, but click here for the down-low on the wedding. It was the most amazingly beautiful and incredible wedding. Love them.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Happ's

So I am way too tired to blog right now, but just to give you a glimpse of the last few days...

The marrieds

Arlington National Cemetary

Lincoln and Washington memorials

The secret mini-Washington memorial that Lou the security guard showed us. Pretty cool.

The door on the metro

The purse that got stuck in the metro door when Kristen heroically threw herself into the gaping jaws of the closing doors so we wouldn't miss our stop.


Needless to say, it's been pretty fun.

P.s. Thank you, cosmos, for making it impossible for me to not miss him.

Things like this don't help.

((new tagline?))

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What a baller.

Look at this:

Haha. So weird! He's a gangster. (P.s. go on there and vote for him as the best defensive play in the Mountain West!)

I wish I could take a voicemail off of my cellphone and put it on my blog for all of you to hear. I got a call from a number I didn't have in my phone, so I thought it was for work and didn't answer.

I listened to the voicemail and heard this:

-silence- -rustling- -silence-

7 seconds go by and I'm about to hit the delete button when I hear, in a crackly voice:



"Kristinee!!! KRISTINEE!"

It was my grandma. She was trying to tell me they were in town and going over to the creamery and wanted me to join them.

The voicemail is just too perfect. I'm going to save it for always and listen to it when I get sad.

I wish I had taken a picture at the Creamery with them last night. It was a good night. And Gramps gave Jan a very hard time about his love life and it was awesome.

Love you G&G!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fruit for the Fruity.

When my parents moved into their new house a few years ago, there was a noticeable absence of...citrus trees! We grew up in a house that had an orange tree and a lemon tree in the backyard - and Mom has been requesting that someone plant her some citrus trees as a present for a while now.

I decided for this Mother's Day to do just that!
*I recommend El Plantio Nursery to anyone in Escondido -
they were so friendly and helpful!*

After some careful consideration (and extensive conversation with the sales guy there as well as several phone calls to Dad [who knows a surprising amount about trees! Thanks, Dad!]) (<-- actually, my Dad knows a surprising amount about pretty much everything, but that's a post for some other time...)


I ended up with a Navel orange tree (from me), a Eureka lemon tree (from Kristina), and a blood orange tree (from Dad). I also bought "gopher cages" (to keep those little rascals from munching on our new friends) and some guano soil/fertilizer goodness. Then, set with my trees and planting materials, I happily began digging a hole in the backyard.

That happiness soon turned to dismay, I realize that the dirt in the backyard is like 90% granite...yeah...umm...

So I did what any girl in my position would do. I appealed to Dad (who, unfortunately, had - and still has - a gnarly cold. My bad, Dad. <-- Haha that rhymes!). Armed with lots of determination, some help from a crowbar and shovels, LOTS of water, and some James Taylor - we FINALLY got the trees planted! :)

And, in case you needed some help visualizing how spectacular the finished product is/was, here are some picccctureeessssss....

Relaxing with a Root Beer after some hard work!
IBC = delicious.

FLIP the ground was haaaaarrrddddd

Thank you, Dad, for using my truck as a coaster.

(haha sooooo tired/sunburned/gross)
I love my Pops! Thanks for the help!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

We just made flipping awesome pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And we are watching last weeks office. And it's awesome.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, May 8, 2009


Sorry I didn't blog yesterday! I've been a little busy...

Congratulations Steph and Mike! Love you guys!

We are all sitting in the Joseph Smith building waiting for the luncheon.

Apparently it's been a long morning.

Kristen and I are ready for action!

More to come soon. :)

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Goal

Calee and I are going to start blogging everyday. And I did it yesterday. So it's her turn today.

Ready, Go.


Dear friends.

Less than two weeks from now Rae & I will be in London! I may or may not be incredibly excited. You guess which.

Here are some things we're going to do/see:

1. LES MIS !!! Yay yay yay :)
Les Mis + british accent = Marius breaking heart(s)...

Is it really that much better over there? Guess we'll see...

It's close to where we'll be staying!! So cool!

'nuff said.

Haha - I just googled 'Things to do in London' and Cadbury Eggs came back at like number

You're sooo jealous right now!!
(this is an arial shot of what it's going to look like as I fly around on my hippogriff...)
...more to come.....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Good Eats

Jan and I have been a little Food Network crazy lately. We watch it all the time. I seriously think I could watch it all day and not get bored.

Anyway, just comparing his food experience with my food experience has made me so glad I grew up in San Diego. I'm not kidding when I tell you that one of my favorite things about going home for a few days is all of the delectable food choices. (No offense, Helper.)

Number one is my mom's cooking, obviously. But when that doesn't work out...

I L O V E these places.

The Brigantine

I flipping love this place. Half spinach salad, a grilled swordfish taco with hot sauce and creme brulee to finish it off? Yum. Best meal ever invented ever in the history of the world i love it so much i want it right nowaw;eoijawoeih.

Wings n Things

I've grown to love chicken wings the last few years. Seriously, this place has awesome wings. Awesome! They go up in heat like a million different levels - I just like the BBQ personally. Plus the breadsticks are flipping awesome. This has become a must-have every time I go home.

King & I
It's easy to miss this little place in Restaurant Row in SM. But it has the best Thai I've ever had. The hot & sour soup makes me happier than most foods can. It's so spicy and tasty and awesome. And the engraved tables/decorations are legit. Shout out to Dylan on this one - "our spot" in high school. Ha ha. :)

In n Out
Okay I'm the first person to admit that In n Out is just a burger. But when you haven't had it in a while and get your hands on one of those yummy burgers with fresh ingredients and a thick chocolate shake? You forget the term"just a burger." It's just so much of home to me. I love it. (Plus, did you know they give out packets of the sauce now? To eat with your fries? That was a new discovery for me when I was home for Easter. Awesome.)


I LOVE CARNE ASADA BURRITOS. That's all I really have to say. Santana's is the Shiz. For real. (Best after football games when you're 16... but good other times, too.)

Rubios, Baja! So close you can taste it. (Rubios! Baja grill!) Yum. I hear there is one of these in American Fork now! And I still haven't been there! I'm going tomorrow, it's decided.

The Original Pancake House
A newer discovery, Calee and I found this one while watching "Unwrapped" on TV. We watched this insane pancake restaurant that makes these huge apple-fritter pancake things that are bigger than my head. Then they said they had a San Diego location... and we went the next day. It is awesome times a hundred.

Look at this apple-pancake-piece-of-heaven.


Ruby's on the pier
Love this place. I almost love it more for the experience than the food, although the shakes are quite tasty. Don't get the salads or anything healthy, just give in and get a fat burger with an order of fries. Then walk it off on the way back to the car, looking at the ocean.

There are a lot more - I'm going to make myself stop though. I am way too hungry to continue on. See what the food network does to me?

I'm constantly thinking about food.

And Bobby Flay. (What a fox.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

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