Saturday, September 28, 2013

¡Hola desde la Ciudad de México, México!




The two photos below show Sean with the two districts of missionaries he had the pleasure of teaching for the first six weeks of his stay in Mexico. He says it is very hard to say goodbye to his little band of students he has grown to love, and I'm sure the feeling is very mutual.  Without a doubt.
I love that they positioned themselves underneath the famous BYU "B".





It is hard to see in this photo, but Seanie is sporting a custom-made, Mexican-tailored suit. Just a nice little perk of living in the land of the ancient Aztecs--you know, those famed fashionistas known for their creative use of bird plumes! Too bad you can't see Sean's pants . . . .





Seanie says that this castle is about 300 years old and that it is absolutely gorgeous inside. He also says it rains pretty much every single day. Looks like he speaks the truth.



Monday, September 23, 2013

Let the Countdown Begin!


Fifty-two days (give or take a few) before
we have another beautiful bouncing baby boy
in the family! Let the anticipation (and the naming speculation) commence!

The beautiful mama-to-be


 Isn't she the epitome of loveliness?



Jeepers, I love this girl! 
I officially declare Ashley the best mama in the whole world.
Cuz, well, she is.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Please Interpret This Dream

True story coming. Seriously. This is the honest-to-goodness, poke a needle in my pinky, cross my eyes, swear on my heart . . . or is it cross my pinky, swear on my needle, poke my heart . . . wait, I'll get it . . . oh! Whatever. This really happened:


Ready? Okay. First of all, (and this next part is crucial to the story so snap to attention!) Dave has adamantly resisted jumping completely onto the Facebook bandwagon, for good or for ill, whatev. So I had a dream where Dave received a Facebook "friend request" and was typing his "decline" to the friend request on this Royal typewriter that I inherited from my mom. I told Dave that, uhhhhh, I didn't think the message would go through. Dave's response? He just turned and smirked at me. Smirked! At me! It was sorta like a "Hey! You don't think I know a computer when I see one?" type of a smirk. 

Discuss.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wait. Kan That Be Write? {Ed. 1}



Oh my. Remind me to never accept food from one of her plastic place settings. 
(Plastic bowel? Four times, people! I'll give her a pass about "hte micorwave," however.)






I wonder who Oliver Garden is and what in the world he wants with sweet and kindly Marilyn Hagerty.






















Poor Meredith Vieira. Her show will be seen in only 27 U.S. households? Only 27? Are you sure? That's just plain sad.




Steven Colbert not only quips, but he gets equipped as well! Lucky duck!








 Psshhaw! Charity yard sales, charity hard sales. They're all the same thing, right? 








BOOYAH! That's some mighty fine college edjucasion these Notre Dame kids are getting these days!



*Please note that, as always, I am laughing WITH these bloopers and not AT them. I defiantly no that I dew my own share of foie gras. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

As If He Isn't Already Happy Enough!



Didja all catch this news? The second annual World Happiness Report, released Monday, finds the highest levels of happiness in Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden, all in northern Europe. Go, Sweden!



"We can choose to be happy or sad. We can choose to be blown in the wind or to steer the boat by using the wind. I learned that life is so full of choices and we have the power to choose any of them. And when we make the right choices we are happy. So simple."
--Aldste Christian Sagers



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Let's Check In with the Shoes


It has been quite a while since I shared this awesome calendar with you guys! Once again, thanks tons and tons, Ash, Jordan, and Kimball! I look at that calendar every single day, and when I do, two things happen in my brain: 1) I think about Ashley, Jordan, and Kimball and how much I love them, and 2) I get a hankerin' for a new pair of shoes. 

Number 2 up there doesn't do my credit card any favors, believe you me. But, while we're on the subject, just wait until you see the daahhhhling boots that the UPS man delivered the other day! YEEHAW!

Anywho, let's check in with last weekend's shoes, shall we?:






That pair up there with the pompoms reminds me of a pompom-trimmed poncho my sweet mom made for me when I was about ten years old. I loved that poncho with all of my heart! It looked something like this:

Umm, except the poncho was red and not black. And, the pompoms were green and not red. And, it was actually a poncho and not a hat.

Monday, September 09, 2013

This is Epic. Please Watch.


Sean had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a professional soccer game between Mexico and Honduras at a stadium in Mexico City which seats over 100,000. He filmed and edited this awesome video documenting the event.

Can you figure out who won?

Epic.






Saturday, September 07, 2013

I Cawwwn't See! (Apply High-Society-ish Accent)



I couldn't resist snapping these hilarious photos of Kimball just as we were saying our sad farewells the morning he and Ash left to fly home. 

"I cawwwn't see!" -- Jim Backus




Our family has a favorite movie which has been declared among our top three favorite comedies of all time. I think I can speak for all of us on that point. Even though the photos above having nothing to do with this particular movie, can you name the movie from the title of this post?

{Hint: The movie debuted in 1963--much before my time, of course.}


Did you guess the movie? See if you were right! While the scene below isn't the one referenced in the title of this post, it is still pretty dingdong funny! Love, love, love this movie. With all of my heart. Love it.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Spot the Differences!

I received the photo on the left from Christian in this week's email. A fellow missionary mom from our private "Swedish Mish-O-Nary Moms" Facebook page received the photo on the right from her missionary son. See if you can spot at least five differences between the photos! Aw, c'mon! Just humor this mom who misses her son like the dickens! 
By the way, these photos were taken to show that Christian is now a grandpa in missionary reckoning. See, he trained the guy standing behind him who then in turn trained the two missionaries flanking Christian. Thus, Christian is now a grandfather! 

And, that odd pose? I think Christian was trying to convey that old-timey, serious look of Wilford Woodruff's era or some such. The kid on the right looks like he was just happy to be there regardless of his ancestry.

UPDATE--This is a comment left by my sister, Rexine, on Facebook. See if you can beat that! No, really, see if you can!: 

The standing Elder is showing teeth on the right photo; The Elder on the left has a difference in left hand positions; The seated Elder on the right is showing his left hand in one and not the other--as well as the watch is more visible in one;. Christian's head changes positions slightly; and the Elder on the left is showing a little shirt on the belly on the right side photo. Prize?

My response: 

WOWZA, Rex! Very, very good! By my count, you found six differences, and I think that deserves an A+! So, umm, yeah. The prize. Uhhhhhh, lemme see what I have in the back of the pantry here *rustlerustle* ummm, how about some Krusteaz Pancake Mix? Will that do? Ooh, I also have some lasagna noodles. Or! I know! I have a 50 lb. bag of Japanese rice! I just know you will love that! Great! 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Boys Night Out



Just two wild and crazy guys, out and about, painting the town red . . . .