Friday, February 26, 2010

Just in case you were missing Tucker...

Here are some recent pictures off my Blackberry of my little chocolaty muffin lovie puff! Mmm mm I love his little face!

This is what Tucker looks like in the morning when he wants me to pet him, or roll over so he can snuggle in the warm spot behind my legs.

This is what Tucker looks like when he's done snuggling and is concerned about a noise in the hallway so he barks like a lunatic and wakes everyone in a four mile radius up.

This is Tucker's new BFF. (Condolences to Kristina who lost that spot in his puppy heart when she ran away to Utah for a month.) Note: He is literally spooning Shaun. And growled when I tried to move him. Awesome.

This is Tucker sprawling spread eagle and asleep while Kristina rubbed his belly. I thought it was funny, so I went to take a picture - but Kristina didn't think it was appropriate to post pictures of his puppy parts, so she censored them. (*it may look like her hand is physically touching what she's covering, but I promise it's not. haha gross.)

Things I love about Tucker:
-He gets so excited when anyone comes home! Jumping and whining and doing his silly little wiggle :)
-He's so sneaky!! He'll wait until he thinks you're not watching, and then veeeery carefully pick up the thing you don't want him to have and starts backing away...slowly...while watching you. Haha little stinker.
-He growls if you move him while he's sleeping. Oh my heavens I'm laughing while writing this just thinking about it. Schnauzers sleep anywhere from 14-18 hours a day, and if you mess with his sleep cycle he'll let you know! Kristina gets growls more than anyone, but I'm pretty sure that's because she'll WAIT for him to be asleep and then go move him just so he'll growl! I'm sure it sounds ridiculous, but it really is cute.
Things I'm not so stoked on lately:
-Tucker has recently discovered that bunny poop is delicious. We have like 4.7 trillion bunnies that live in the field adjacent to the house, so there's a plethora of fresh fecal matter every morning for his consumption and delight. Gross, right? The worst part is, it makes his beard smell AWFUL. Like, really, really bad. And when I want to kiss his cute little face, it makes me gag a little. Ew.
-Along with bunny poop, Tucker finds yarn very tasty. What does this mean? It means that while I'm working on any given project, I'll feel a tugging on my hook - look up - and find that my small black dog is completely tangled in yarn...rolling around...growling...eating it...and once I untangle him from it, I get to crochet with slobbery yarn. Not fun.
All in all, still my favorite. Love him.

Calee Update

Soooo I'm getting my Grandma merit badges early in life by becoming a crocheting pro. I figure I'm way ahead of the game in case Y2K was off by a couple decades and we revert back to the 1800's. If that happens, you can contact me via smoke signal and I'll make you a lovely tunic. One size fits all, guaranteed to be scratchy and way too hot. I'm actually sitting at work right now wishing I had my hook and yarn here so I could get ahead on some granny squares - haha. I'm so weird.

Shaun brought over a puzzle for us to do together, since he was feeling a tiny bit neglected (if you're wondering why, re-read that first paragraph...). It made me laugh thinking about how we both enjoy doing such weird things - puzzles, crocheting...he's five and I'm ninety :). Not literally, though. I'm only 26.

I ended up paying $1006.00 to register my car. Holy moly. I almost vomited on the nice DMV lady's desk. HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT??! is what I wanted to ask. Buuuut I didn't. I just paid her and went on my merry way. Don't worry, I only STOOD in line for two hours this time. Oooh standing...standing is less fun in heels than flats...and gets less fun the longer you have to do it. I guess there are lots of things in life that are like that. Work...running...eating vegetables...

You get the picture.

Sam and Nikki are coming down this weekend with their cute little babies! Woo! So stoked.

Kristina may or may not be bailing on the family reunion (immediate only, Grandma, no worries) due to her fever of the scarlet sort. At least she's less swollen now. That's a win.

I'm almost done with my degree!! I have one week left of this class, then only two more to go!! Goodness gracious I'll be one happy camper when I'm all done :) Yay yay yay for education.

Dreams this week: Kristina and Shaun snuggling (and the beat down that ensued), a rabbit appearing out of a dead beetle and telling me I'm pregnant, me and Hurley from LOST hugging and crying because he was about to go onto a submarine that would never surface again, and Tucker turning into a marshmallow and Dad accidentally eating him.

Moral of the story: Rabbits are liars.

loves -Calee

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scarlet Fever

Yes, I do have scarlet fever. Before last week, my only understanding of scarlet fever was that sometimes it would kill one of my players on Oregon Trail in fifth grade, which resulted in an "Awwwwww, man!" everytime.

Let me assure you, the real thing definitely deserves a similar reaction. Times a million. I thought I was just kind of sick last week - I got the whole headache and sore throat thing. I got to the 'really sick' point where I would normally go to the doctor's office, but I don't have health insurance right now and didn't want to spend money on something my body could do for free, right?

I thought that was right until Sunday night when my face was red and puffy and swollen and I thought my ribs were going to cave in. Turns out I was wrong. And I have scarlet fever. Ha.

It's sucked.

And that is about all of the energy that I have right now to update you. Bring me a chocolate blast from baskin robbins and maybe we can talk more.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DMV Blues

The DMV makes me so bummed. I got an appointment last week for this Tuesday (today) and figured I could be in and out on my lunch break. Makes sense, doesn't it? I mean, I HAD AN APPOINTMENT. I even got there early, stood in line, made it in just before my appointment time....and then was given a number.


People. I have ONE hour. Which is why I made the appointment. WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING AN APPOINTMENT IF I HAVE TO WAIT JUST THE SAME AS ALL THE PEOPLE WITH NO APPOINTMENT?! Good grief. Don't worry though, because the average wait time was only 3 hours. On a Tuesday afternoon. Shoot me, please.

I didn't stay. I had notices that need/ed to be delivered. And so now I will make another appointment (probably for next year sometime, if I'm lucky) and hope that I don't get pulled over and thrown in jail for driving an unregistered vehicle.

That's all. Just venting.

p.s. Kristina has scarlet fever. Not kidding. Come bring her ice cream & a back scratcher and she'll be your best friend forever. Just remember to wear your quarantine gear.

love, Calee

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sign you have an iPhone:

You cry when you find out that you ruined it. 

... yesterday was a bad day. 

Meet my new phone: 

Seriously. I might cry again.  


Monday, February 15, 2010


I was joking with my friends this weekend that you can tell when my life gets interesting by how much I blog. Lots of blogging = boring life. Not so much/no blogging at all = probably lots of juicy drama and details. Ha ha. Sorry guys.

This most recent vacation from blogging is no different. My life is officially complicated and busy and adventurous and exciting right now. It is awesome. (And stressful. But I'm learning to let go of that.) 

I'll give details of what I can, but most of it will stay right inside my little heart. 

Public knowledge?

- I was recently called to be the Laurel advisor in our ward! I ALREADY LOVE IT SO MUCH. And it's only been a few weeks. And I've been out of town two of those weeks. But I tell you what, there is something about those girls that I already am totally addicted to. Oh I can't wait for the fun we'll have. 

- I had my interview with the Marriott School at BYU this last week. I don't know if I wrote on here that I had officially decided to get my MBA - but that's what I decided. My interview went a little differently than I had expected; I'll give you the run-down in a few weeks when I hear back from them.

- I've been spending so much time with my sweet Ashley lately, and I am loving every minute of it. She is one of my very favorite people right now and we have seen abnormal amounts of each other lately - especially considering the fact that we live in different states. Bless you, sweet volleyball team, for playing so much in California and giving my best friend an excuse to come see me! She is the greatest. 

- Speaking of Ashley, I am kind of in love with all of my (ex) roommates and their spouses. Excluding Kristen on her mission (miss you!), all of my old roomies have done a pretty darn good job of finding their perfect other halves. When I moved and everything was changing, I thought it would be so hard for me to spend time with them and their husbands/fiancees. But it is the exact opposite! I love to sit with them and just soak in the love that fills their homes. They don't have perfect lives but they are doing just about everything they can to still be blissfully happy in spite of the hard things, and it is (as cheesey as this sounds) inspiring to me. And it makes me marriage-hungry. But who does that surprise right now? Ha ha. And I can't wait to be a part of Ri's wedding. I kind of teared up yesterday when she asked me. <3 Love you, girl. 

- I was in Utah this week for Nikki and Sam's reception that they canceled. Ha. But it's okay because my interview was that weekend, too. And I got to visit and play with friends. We all went up to Ash's family's cabin in Park City and had such a fun Valentine's date! Jake and I were the only two there that were not eternally-committed to each other. Awkward? Not a chance. How could you be awkward with this face? 

- I saw Nikki and Sam on Friday night, we did a little mini-double-date action and saw a movie together. And then headed over to SAMMY's for half-pie-shakes. If you live in Utah and have not been to Sammy's yet, you need to go. I can't go up there without satisfying that craving. It is so delicious. And the new onion rings did not disappoint. Pickle and Sama Lama Ding Dong are just as adorable as they were on their wedding day. It was so fun to see her glowing like that. 

- I missed my family and I'm happy to be home. 

I can't really think of anything else that I am allowed to write on here. Ha ha. Except that all of my friends/family are loving living through my dating life right now. They love the drama. And I am learning to just sit back and smile and take it one day at a time. 

I should start an anonymous blog where I can just get all of these juicy stories out! 

... nah.


Monday, February 8, 2010


Hi friends. I haven't been great at blogging. Ever. Haha.

Here are some low quality pictures from my phone - enjoy :)

I finally SOLD THE TRUCK! (WEE!!) And bought this cute little 2006 Civic Coupe! Mm mm love it lots. It gets great gas mileage, has low miles on it, and it pretty cute to boot! (I figure I should stop purchasing vehicles with carseats in mind because - let's face it - that probably won't be necessary for a few more years.)

Here's cute little Bubba with cute little Kristina riding the train at the mall. $5.00 for 15 minutes of Thomas the Train soundtrack?? Probably the best possible way to spend your money at the mall (when you have kids with you). P.S. To the nice lady who thought giving her Happy Meal toy to my four year old neice was an awesome idea: NEXT TIME BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SIBLINGS. Thanks. One toy + two little girls who are acutely aware of what is (and what is NOT) fair = melt down.
Thank heavens for Thomas the Train.

This burrito is huge. And I almost ate all of it. Impressed? Or grossed out? You can tell me the truth.
Not a whole lot other than that. And my uterus(es) hate(s) me. <-- never got the ultrasound/sonogram for that. Thanks for returning my calls, Kaiser. Not.
Hope you all had a very merry Monday. Here's to a great week! Weeeeee.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lost in your eyes

Dear Sawyer, 

You know, people may criticize us for taking such long breaks - but when we see each other it's always back to normal, and I know we're meant to be. I can't believe that it's been more than 8 months since I've seen you. 

I can't wait to see your little hair tosses and random mood swings, and enjoy your sassily pithy comments and nicknames. I'm sure you've been working out a ton, what with lifting heavy things and cutting down vines and such, so I'm definitely looking forward to the no-shirt situations. 

Can we talk about something really quickly though, just to get it out of the way? What the HECK is your deal with Kate? I mean, sure, she's got a rockin bod. And I was just as amazed as everyone else at how hot she looked in the scenes she actually got to wear make up. But other than that? Really? Talk about a whiney, can't make up her mind, blame everyone else, kind of girl. I just don't see it, Sawyer. She's burned you before, and she'll do it again, dang it! Plus - am I the only person who thinks she resembles some kind of small woodland creature? 

I'll let the Juliet thing pass since I think she is freaking awesome and a total Bad-A. And may or may not be dead. 

Anyway... I'm excited to see you. It's been way, way too long. Let's not do this anymore, okay? 

I'll see you tomorrow. ;)


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