Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday #29-September 26, 2009

It's hard to categorize things like grocery shopping and laundry as "fun", but sometimes Saturday is the only day to get them done. And even though they aren't typical, every day events, it's had to think of a funeral and the General Women's Conference as "fun".

There are only two really fun things I did on Saturday--but I don't have photos of me doing either of them...sorry!

The first? Visiting my friend Tricia (who was actually taking a much needed nap) and holding her new baby girl, Pyper Maria. Pyper is beautiful! You'll just have to take my word for it...she has similar features to her mom. Congratulations Tricia, Jerry, & Parker on the newest addition to the Williamson family!

The second? Staying up until 2:30 a.m. reading! What was I reading? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! Seriously, I could not put the book down! Picture something like reality TV gladiator style--but with teenagers.

Here's the synopsis from Barnes and Noble: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

Just so you know, book #2, "Catching Fire" is already out--thanks goodness! (I hope I'm not giving away the ending to book #1 by telling you there is a book #2.) So, even though I could barely keep my eyes open, I started Catching Fire right after I closed the cover of The Hunger Games. But now I have to wait over a year for book #3!

Thanks for the book recommendation Melissa. If anyone else has a good book suggestion, feel free to post it in the comments. I'm always looking for something good to read!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday #28-September 19, 2009

Here are a few things I don't see or experience every day--so it's a treat when they happen on Saturday and I can blog about it!

The changing leaves in Sardine Canyon--I love Autumn!

My friends Chris & Annette at Deseret Book's "Time Out For Women" in Logan.

Me, wearing a "house coat." Technically, it was still Friday when this happened. But since I forgot my pj's, Jen was kind enough to let me borrow this fancy get-up, which she brought as a joke. I must say, it was very comfortable!

Jennifer giving the "I'm a new woman" cheer at Time Out for Women in Logan.

A collection of inspiring presenters at Time Out for Women in Logan.

Moose or Elk (my guess is Elk) antlers in the back of a truck...random!

This sign always makes me happy. We stopped in for a very quick shopping spree--except they didn't have ping-pong balls. What? Smith & Edwards didn't have something I need? It's true. Although they did have a lot of stuff I want!

Um, yeah, this is Jen with two Runt's banana candies in her nostrils! Definitely something I don't see every day...and something I hope never to see again!

I hope BYU doesn't mind that I borrowed this photo from their website. I was really excited to go to BYU's home opening game against Florida State University. I'm sorry BYU lost--28 to 54! I'm sorry to say it was not a fun way to end my Saturday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday #27-September 12, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Brian!

Okay, officially, Brian's birthday is on September 8th. And here's a bit of family trivia...he shares his birthday with my dad, who was also born September 8th!
We celebrated Brian's birthday on Saturday at Pirate Island Pizza (where else?). And since we celebrated on Saturday, I'm going to use one of my 52 Fun Saturday blog postings to tell you how amazing Brian is and why I'm grateful he was born 30 years ago...

  • Brian is happy!
  • Brian is kind!
  • Brian can fix anything!
    He is an awesome daddy to Lauren!
  • He works hard!
  • He is funny and has a great sense of humor!
  • Brian is a good husband to Janelle!
  • Brian likes BYU football almost as much as I do!
  • Brian is always willing to share!
  • Brian is fun to play games with!
  • He steps up and does what's expected, even if it's not convenient!
  • He is careful of other people's feelings!
  • He shares his toys!
  • He admits when he is wrong!
  • Brian likes to spend time with his family!
  • Brian isn't afraid to try new things (sushi?)!
  • Brian likes to laugh!
  • Brian prays!
  • Brian worthily holds the priesthood!
  • Brian has a strong belief in Jesus Christ!
Best of all, Brian loves me, "Love ya, Bye!" and I love him! Thanks little (big) brother for taking care of me and being one of my very best friends. Happy Birthday! I'm glad I was able to spend my Saturday celebrating you!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday #26-September 5, 2009

TRADITION!! Perfect weather, camping in the woods, wearing camo, eating hash browns & bacon, hanging out with family, taking a nap, riding 4-wheelers, going to Lava Hot Springs, eating S'mores! Labor Day weekend at Autumn View...there's really nothing better for a Saturday o' Fun!