Friday, June 27, 2008

My Personal Top 30 Fave Things About Erin!

Happy Happy Birthday Erin, Dear. Happy days will come to you all year.

Ok so if you haven't guessed my sister's birthday is coming up. Tomorrow to be exact, and she is going to be the big 3-0! I figure it is ok to tell you that, since she has made a huge deal of it herself. For her birthday she went to New York with her friends, LUCKY!

Anyway, I thought I would tell you 30 things about her that I love!

1. She is always Singing.
2. She is always dancing.
3. She taught me how to shave my legs.
4. She is an excellent mom!5. She always shared her clothes with me, even if it was the last thing she wanted to do!

6. She introduced me to Abercrombie and Fitch (before it was ever in Utah).

7. And even earlier she introduced me to Girbaud Jeans.

8. She taught me how to put on lip liner and lipstick. I think she did a pretty good job! :)

9. She is always happy.

10. She can't go a day without a diet coke.

11. When it is cold she can't go a day without a Starbucks hot chocolate.

12. She was a cheerleader in Junior High and High School, and even in college, and she still has the same energy today that she had back then.

13. She is a great dancer.

14. When she had friends over, she always included me, and still does to this day.

15. She instilled my love of playing loud music on the radio and singing along even louder.

16. She has great style!

17. She is classy.

18. Her house is always clean. (and she has a 2 year old. Very impressive)

19. She is a great friend, I would even dare say she is the best!

20. She always knows just the right things to say and do when life isn't going your way, or even when it is, whether it be flowers, a card, or even a simple phone call.

21. She is a "glass half full" person.

22. She is a great cook and an even better baker and she isn't afraid to try new things.

23. She talks really really fast, a trait that we share!

24. She is Christlike.

25. She is a wonderful wife.

26. She appreciates the simple things in life, for example, all she wants to do on her birthday is go for a bike ride.

27. She is one heck of an Eponine. Saturday morning chores were never dull with a good Broadway soundtrack in the CD player.

28. She loves to make up dances to songs and then somehow she would persuade us all to perform them for whoever was around, whether it was our parents, boyfriends, friends, etc. . . (she even got our brothers to participate). Sleigh Ride by the Carpenters will forever be a tradition, I think. 29. She loves nothing more than to spend time with her family.

30. And the best thing of all about Erin, is that she is MY sister, and for that I am the luckiest person in the world!


Monday, June 9, 2008

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks!

Well, it is officially Mike's favorite time of year again. With thirsty Thursdays ($2 beers, not that we participate, but it so much fun sitting the stands with those that do), all you can eat Tuesdays- $1 hot dogs, although again I don't participate (I think baseball season would be so much better if I liked HD's), and heckling, cheering, heckling, cheering, and so on. We LOVE Bees baseball in our house and our reasons are 3-fold.
#1 They are the official minor league team of SLC. Support your local teams!
#2 It is just fun to go to a baseball game, eating your sunflower seeds, and peanuts and hot dogs and churros and kettle corn and, well you get the point, and enjoying the warm spring and summer nights.
AND. . .
#3 Mike's most favorite reason being that the Bees feed in to the Angels. Mike is the HUGEST Angels fan and if we are lucky, we sometimes get to see Angels players playing for the Bees! When a major leaguer gets injured, they like to keep them playing during their recuperation, so they drop them down to the Minor team, and lucky for us, we get to watch them play.
This is D. Brown. He is one of our faves to cheer for! He will look up and wave or smile at least one time every game. I love it that the players don't feel like they are too good to interact with the crowd. D. BROWOON! (His last name always seems to come out as 2 syllables when I yell it, so that is what I imagine it would look like spelled out!)
My friend Jacy has on two occasions managed to score "suite" seats! (pun intended). They really are great seats and it is great that we can go inside if the weather is chilly (unfortunately it was both times). We still had so much fun, thanks Jacy!
Tickets are actually really inexpensive. You can get student rates, or it is fun to buy the outfield seats and take blankets and just hang out. It makes a great date night or FHE. And if the kids get too bored or rowdy, you don't feel bad leaving because you didn't spend a fortune.

I don't think anything represents the American Past-time better than this. (The Diamond, not the bee).

I am thrilled that I have a husband who loves activities like these, even if he has to practically drag me out to the field, he knows I will thank him for it later. We always end up having a blast!
And as if watching it is not enough, we have to get in our time at the batting cages as well. I have actually gotten pretty dang good!

Go Bees!/Angels!