Friday, February 26, 2010

This one's for Bethy

Bethy is the greatest. She's one in a million. I am lucky enough to have her as my older sister. This past week we had a big scare when she went to a chiropractor to help with a pinched nerve. While working on Bethy, she somehow damaged an artery in her neck and sent Bethy into a stroke. She couldn't feel the right side of her body and she couldn't stop throwing up. What scared her to death is that she couldn't control her throat and feared she was going to asperate. We are so lucky that Bethy is fine! I am so grateful! She hasn't suffered any long lasting side effects, which is such a blessing. She will have to be on blood thinners for months wihile her artery is healing, but she will be ok. I've been thinking about the amazing person Bethy is and wanted to let her know some of my favorite memories of her and why she is the best!

-always the first one to tell me that I'm great
-let me hang out with her and her friends in high school when I was having a rough time with my own friends. IN fact through my whole life she let me hang out with her, even though I was younger and probably annoying
-My Fair Lady- some of the greatest times!
-Grasshopper legs- those femurs never end!
-"Tall as a tree, only nicer."
-You are my sausage!
-No one could push my buttons like Bethy. I remember screaming once, with all the intesnsity I could muster up, "I HATE YOU!!!!!" (not such a loving memory, but it's funny to me now).
-The 3/4 rule. If we shared a bed, Bethy enstated the "3/4" rule. Guess which part I got?....Remember those grasshopper legs.
-Set a great example of commitment and love of the gospel when she served a mission to Slovenia.
-Got missionaries in her mission to pray for "Pegs."
-Tried to find me a husband on her mission.
-Pegs and Pooki
-Wanted to marry someone who served their mission in Eastern Europe...random. But she found him!
-Went through some pretty heartbreaking times, but handled them like a trooper and we were all so proud of her!
-We got to be pregnant together and have our boys weeks apart.
-"Do you like the way I walk? I learned when I was a baby. I've been walking for years!"
-Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry.
-The scowl she gave in pictures when she was little
-Barks when she coughs
-After every meal, "I'm going to vomit."
-Doesn't care what others think of her; she is who she is. I love that!
-My math tutor. "um Bethy, I have a Math test to today. Could you teach me everything we learned the last month in the next few hours?!" And she would. Saved me!
-Loved Gone With the Wind, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Austen Books and The Work and the Glory.
-Playing the flute. Especially Flight of the Bumble Bee and As I Have Loved You.
-Wanted a latin lover. Got Justin instead. (ha ha)
-"Let's do my make-up just in case I get married today!"
-Her junior high pics. If only I had some to post! Awesome bangs.
-Steal the flag, bishop's followers and I need a beckon.
-Miss Stacy, a tree and a fancy ballroom dancer. Did I miss any?
-Wore a formal to a band concert.
-Hated the band. Mocked the band. Made a mortal enemy out of Dave ____. But made peace with Mari Louise!
-The circle of life. (right?)
-I was hanging upside down at recess in my skirt, showing the whole world my cute undies. She came over and told me that was unacceptable. (that's a nice way of putting it.) I was mad.
-on a similar note, during the halloween parade, I decided at the last miniute I wanted to be a princess with an off the shoulder gown. When we walked into her classroom, she scoughed and came over and pulled my sleeves up. (I have her to thank for my modesty I guess.) I was so mad again. (kind of hussy?)
-Making up dances. Let's here it for the boy, Shena Easton, the Jets and Pippen.
-The Beatles
-Oldies 94.1
-Everly Brothers, Hootie and the Blowfish, U2.
-Quite Sassy.
-Leading me around with her finger..or other way around.
-Our weird skippy dance.
-Even weirder pool games. What fruit am I? Drop a ring...OOPS!
-Biking everyday to swim at BYU and then go the creamery. (that began my love affair with the creamery).
-Carrot Cake
-Indigo Girls
-Bacon, bacon and more bacon. (she's like that dog from the commercial, Beggin Strips).
-Domestic Diva. Sewing and cooking.
-Incredible mommy, fabulous aunt.
-"Eunice? There's a person named Eunice?"
-Wanted to be a female Luger.
-"You're lucky you got married when you were young and stupid."
-Loved Transformers
-Driving the loop, going on drive bys.

Bethy is the greatest sister, (besides Emmy of course. I am very lucky. My brother is quite wonderful as well. Everyone covered? Good). She's been my biggest fan and helped me in so many ways. We have many hilarious memories. So, I'll say it again: there is no one like Bethy. Even if she would take the last piece of chocolate cake.
Love you lots. So glad you're ok.
ps- when Joshy heard about Bethy, he got tears in his eyes and said, "Mommy, should we make her some soup?" We love you!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If loving the bachelor is wrong, I don't ever want to be right

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Has anyone bee watching the Bach this season? (If you are an avid Bach watcher, you've earned the right to use this nickname.) You probably watch and maybe don't admit it. Well this season has been AWESOME! You know, so bad it's great? But it perplexes me because of all the bachelors in past history, I think Jake is one of the worst. Ok Prince Lorenzo probably takes first prize, but Jake is a close second. In my opinion, he is a goober. I think he would have been king zoobie at BYU. I see him at a stake dance, with his incredible moves. For some reason, girls are going crazy for him, wanting to be his co-pilot and all that. (gag me please. How many puns can we use because Jake is a pilot?)

Anyways, last night's the women tell all was amazing! Usually the most boring episode of the season, this one was fantastic! So let me just point out some highlights:

-Love to see all the women he's sent home...don't recognize half of them
-Jessie, who are you and why do you have a rose behind your ear?
-Rozlyn, Rozlyn, Rozlyn. You are a LIAR!
-Rozlyn your dress looks like someone is unwrapping a present.
-She acts like she has no idea what anyone is talkilng about. YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!
-Chris Harrison, I love you. Thank you for sticking it to Rozlyn.
-Why do I feel upset that Rozlyn dissed Chris...I think I have been watching too long. We feel like old friends. He would never hit on someone elses wifey.
-When did all these people with children pop up?
-Gia, your gorgeous, no worries. Thank you for not wearing the hideous heart necklace around your wrist.
-Alli, I liked you better last night. I laughed out loud when you said, "I want a super fart."
-Why is Jake making them all cry? Poor Christine.
-Embarrassed for Emily having to watch her teasing Jake about kissing her. "You wanna make out with my forehead all night?" Bad.
-Michelle. Wow. Thank you ABC for casting her. She was the perfect blend of beautiful, pathetic and psycho.
-Gia, stop talking about Michelle. She will kill you. No, seriously stop talking about her, I fear for your life.
-Outake real makes me like everyone a little bit better. Love Jake in the shower running like a madman.
-Love Chris Harrison singing "On the wings of Love" to Jake.
-Can't get over seeing Sausages's founding father hairstyle again. (That's what we call Vienna...tell me you had those when you were little)
-Surprised Jake didn't tell everyone there he was falling in love with them
-Please don't make Alli the next bachelorette.
-Love Tenley. Love that people think she poops rainbows and dreams in cartoons. Isn' t that the kind of person Jake needs to end up with? She was Arial people! In fact I could see Jake and Tenley living a very happy life as mermaid and merman. That way Jake could go around showing his abs off all day. (Please no more close ups or discussions about his abs. PLEASE).

So that's a brief recap. Can't wait for the finale. Pretty please pick Tenley. Stay away from Sausage.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blast from the past

Guess what? I'm gonna blog more often!
So the other day I was cleaning out a drawer and found a card Chad got for his b-day. I thought I'd share, it made me laugh.

You know you're turning 30 if:
You ever had a mullet, "tail," or side ponytail (seriously, side pony tail was my hairstyle of choice for whenever I wanted to look "super cute.")
-you have used a Commodare 64 (couldn't get enough- frogger anyone?)
-you owned a trapper keeper (mine had sea shells on it)
-you can name all the members of New Kids on the Block (Jordan was such a dreamboat)
-you can remember when fast food burgers came in styrafoam containers (remember that one that came with parts of the burger in oppostie sides of the container and then you flipped them together to make your burger? random)
-you had a crush on Zack Morris or Kelly Kapowski from saved by the Bell (um I was once considered a saved by the bell trivia guru. Yes embarrasing, but even now when this lovely little show is on at 3 in the morning, I can sometimes still tell which episode is coming on in the first minute or so. Ah memories...remember Hot Sundae? Or was it THE hot sundaeS? I am losing my mojo. I will love that show forever. Did anyone recently notice I named my son Zac......)

Just thought I'd share, that card made me smile!
ps-weird. Chad is 30!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here is little Zac...well not so little. This last week he weighed in at 21 pounds. This was taken over christmas, so the rolls and pudginess have increased. Really, he has quite the physique. You may be asking, "Margaret, you never post,why don't you put up a more current photo?" Well, let me tell you that I found this one in an October 2007 file! Where are all my photos?! Why am I computer retarded? Anyway, this is all I could take the time to find. Enjoy, he is delicious!