Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The night was certainly memorable - just not quite in the way I had planned.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Me: "Hey! Isn't that rated R??"
YW (genuinely proud of herself): "No - I've never watched a rated R movie. It was the unrated version."
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A few of the things we wish we'd known beforehand:
1. Spray gun is essential (we used it for the black paint but not the primer -- you can still see some pretty healthy brush strokes when the light hits it)
2. Satin finish would be best: We did coat 1 in glossy, then coat 2 in flat. oh well.
Overall I still think its an improvement!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Putting the curls in is not the problem -- its keeping them.
So its that time of year again. Enough time has passed that the frustration and disappointment from my last experience have faded and I'm ready to experiment again. I refuse to believe with all the advances in sciences we have made, that there isn't a product out there that can keep my hair curly for longer than an hour. (Hair spray and mousse so far haven't been up to the challenge).
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Last night we were talking to our neighbor, leaning against our tree, when he noticed something in the tree above us. I guess that means we were not hearing things after all.
Monday, October 13, 2008
This was discovered Christmas morning - the first year I spent Christmas with my in-laws and insisted that I would make Christmas breakfast for everyone.
2. The temperature of the butter matters.
This was discovered last night. Just making some regular peanut butter cookies that I've made a hundred times. But my butter was frozen so I just zapped it in the microwave and poured it in melted. 30 minutes later I poured the cookie dough into the bin.
Just thought I'd share, in case someone else is as clueless as me in the kitchen. Maybe this will save your next batch of cookies!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
It was a good time; its always fun to get an excused absence from church. We had a brief sacrament meeting in Galveston with about 200 other yellow-shirted volunteers from various stakes. The week previous we had gone out with the Helping Hands crew around our ward area, however, Galveston was a world apart. The devastation was so entire. Basically, every home on the island needed to have most of their possessions thrown away and their walls and floors ripped out. The mold in the homes created a terrible smell, only topped by the smell of experienced when removing refridgerators (I've determined that prior to evacuation orders, there should be a "clean out your fridge order").
We got to meet a lot of great people down there and provide some much needed service, I'd take that over Sunday School, any day.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Anyways, we are really glad to have power now. Although we feel kinda guilty as so many other folks around us still don't. The power is only on for half of our street. We offer to have people over, but mostly, when they hear that our cable and internet is still out they lose interest. We are still on the hunt for a place to watch Heros tonight. Ironically, we could go over to our neighbor's house; he doesn't have power, but he's able to get his DirectTV going with his generator (stupid Comcast).
Friday, September 19, 2008
I think its time for the Campbells to take a little vacation!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I have to say that even after all the hype we heard beforehand, Ike definitely came on stronger than I had expected. It was a long and sometime scary night (nonetheless, Danielle did manage to sleep through most of it, she values her sleep a lot). The wind shuck our old little house and the sky repeatedly shone bright green with explosions from the transformer station near our house.
By morning, we could tell were very lucky. In our front yard, our two big sycamore trees had blown completely down (roots and all) , however, they had fallen away from our house. Had they fallen the other way they would have flattened our house as they were about 70 feet tall. It took a few hours of chainsawing with our neighbors before we were able to clear enough of one of the trees to get a car out of our driveway. We were similarly lucky in our backyard; one of our trees feel toward our house but got one of its larger limbs stuck on our neighbor's shed stopping its fall.
We are still without power, and may remain so for quite a while. However, we found a Borders with power and wireless, so we are pretty happy. We will hopefully post pictures soon.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Well, we think we have a racoon living in our attic.
I woke around 4am to a significant amount of scuffling and bumping - at first I thought there was someone in our backyard. Then we figured out it was coming from above us. Whatever is up there has a decent amount of weight behind it.
My solution: Call an animal control company and let them do what they do and take care of it.
TJ's solution: Venture up to the attic himself and take care of it like a real man.
Oh dear. I'm not sure this is going to end well...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
You needed a new sweater for christmas, right?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I need to go away more so I can come home more often!
First, I met these two lovely ladies at the airport and we all flew home together...
Then I spent a lazy week at home where I got to stuff myself silly with all the amazing things mum kept baking. She quite outdid herself. She also designed and made the bridesmaids dresses for my sister's wedding and fit me for a tailored dress to wear to work that is going to be hot. Not too much for me to live up to then(!)
Also got in a few days of shopping in London - with ice cream sundaes for lunch, of course!
Since Nicki's fiance was in town there was touristing going on too --- we all went along with them for the day in Cambridge. Punting on the Cam never gets old.
I made this last pic bigger so that you can see the facial expressions --- that's the pole you push the boat along with in the background by the bridge. Corinne is politely trying to hide her giggles behind her hand, Kevin's not bothering to hide his, and Dad is thinking "come on!"
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I guess consolidation of relatives is a good thing - makes it easier to visit?
Bye Robert -- Sunday dinner won't be the same without you!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Last night he didn't get home from work till 5 a.m. - and when I left at 7:30 he was up already working on his computer...Sounds like we are going to be spending our weekend asleep!
Monday, August 11, 2008
1. How to stand my ground (and take some of the other guy's if he'll let me)
2. Not to believe anything until its in writing and signed.
3. To have thicker skin
4. To be incredibly blunt (currently working on unlearning this one)
Enough of that! Now I'm going to work for the private sector of a bank where (fingers crossed) people will just be nice and smile and laugh all day long. :)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Please click on the link below:
Its in the Olympics!
What are the Olympics if not an athletic contest? And what do althetes play? Sports.
I rest my case.