Friday, December 30, 2011

Cooking For One with Katy - Episode 25

A very quick and healthy meal ... Thanks Lisa!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Three things ... to do with memories.

I was at my brother's house a couple of weeks ago and I saw this chair in his basement and a flood of memories from my childhood hit me ... that is all I have to say about that one.

This is some art that my mom did at the Aspen Center for people with Alzheimer's ... I wish her memory was in tact. I miss her.

A month or so ago I went swimming at the indoor pool in the Richard's building at BYU on my lunch hour. I've been doing this consistently about twice a week for a few years now. I have a rental locker and I've used the same padlock the whole time. My routine is to lock my clothes and valuables in a big locker while I swim. I take a clean pair of underwear and a towel along with my shower supplies over to the shower so that when I'm finished swimming, I can go directly to the shower. After my shower, I dry off, put on my underwear and then go unlock the big locker and finish getting dressed and ready. Well this particular day for some reason, I forgot my combination. I sat there for 20 minutes (or more) trying every combination of the three numbers I was certain made up the combination ... but it didn't open. I had saved the combination in my phone so I could look it up in such situations. However, my phone was locked in the locker ... so I stood there in my underwear with a towel on my head trying and trying to remember. There were numerous ladies trying to help me and give me moral support. I felt dumb and embarrassed. There I was, half naked, with a towel on my head and feeling quite helpless. I was by far the youngest of all the ladies in that section of the locker room and I was concerned I was showing signs of "early on-set" Alzheimer's disease. One of ladies went to the issue desk and came back telling me that my only option at this point was to have them cut the lock. So that is what they did and I have subsequently bought a new pad lock. I almost published the combination with this post for future predicaments like this but then why have a lock in the first place?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Vanasher ....

Asher & Van

I love that I get to see Vanasher (Van & Asher) so often since they live so close! Here is a quick picture review of some of their adventures from 2011:

Asher with his aunts at Kari's wedding

Wrestling with cousin Jordan

Van's blue print for their home's Halloween decorations

Asher's color coding line up of all his cars

Asher and cousin TJ

Vanasher taking care of me after my surgery (AKA watching Kipper on Netflix)

They thought this outfit was particularly funny...

Vanasher with little brother Milo

Cars 2 date with me!

Watching the fourth of July parade from my balcony...

Monster paintings ... Vanasher are both very artistic

Here they are acting like monsters ...

Face painting for Lacy's birthday ...

Trip to Walmart with Katy

Christmas morning in their new monster pajamas ...

WATCH OUT!!! Cause this little guy is gearing up to join the fun and then the craziness will begin!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Temple Goal

This has been one of the most fun and fulfilling goals I have ever set and accomplished. I also was able to go to the Las Vegas Temple and yesterday to the Idaho Falls temple. Each temple was so different and yet the same. I learned a lot and had a good time with whoever it was that joined me to visit that temple. So I just wanted to thank all my family and friends who helped me reach my goal. I think next year I'm going to make a goal of visiting 6 temples outside of UT so let me know if you want to host me or join me (Las Vegas and Idaho Falls don't count).

Here is a list of the temples I visited this year and a picture:

Ogden - 1.22.11 with Dave and Erin

Monticello  - 2.19.11 with Erin

Draper 4.13.11 with Angela

Mount Timpanogos - 5.7.11 with Kim

Oquirrh - 5.13.11 with Angela

Provo - 6.14.11 with Wendy

Bountiful - 6.18.11 with Sandy

Jordan River 6.30.11 with Amy

Vernal - 8.20.11 with Wendy ... failed attempt

Logan - 8.27.11 with Ben Rock

Vernal - 9.17.11 with Stephanie

Manti - 9.24.11 with Woffindens

St. George - 9.30.11 with Ellen

Salt Lake City - 10.29.11 with Karen, Tommy, Shantay, Raven

Las Vegas - 9.4.11 with Amy

Idaho Falls - 12.3.11 with Amy