Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fall Season

Oh, how I love the Fall Season. What's not to love? The weather begins to cool. The leaves change to beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows. Students go back to school. People break out their sweaters and jackets. And most important, a new season of television occurs. Finally, we rid ourselves of re-runs and get something new and exhilarating to occupy our evenings. Let the TV watching begin!!

Mondays: I'm really upset, because my DVR can only record two shows at a time, but three of my favs are on at the same time. What am I going to do!?! What should I give up - Gossip Girls, Terminator, or Heroes? Help!!
  • Gossip Girls
  • Prison Break
  • Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Heroes
Tuesdays: We will see how long 90210 stays on the schedule.
  • 90210 (Yes, they're remaking it!!)
  • NCIS
  • Private Practice
  • CSI:NY
Thursdays: LOST comes back in January and will probably return to its normal Thursday slot, but ABC has not yet released that info.
  • Ugly Betty
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • The Office
Fridays: Aside from 90210, Crusoe is the only new show I am adding to the TV watching schedule. I've been pretty intrigued by what I've seen advertised so far.
  • Life
  • Crusoe
  • Amazing Race

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Giddy About Gossip Girls

I know it's super trashy - it's like Lord of the Flies set in Manhattan, but I can't help it!! Last year I feel in love with the show Gossip Girls and my love has only grown. When I saw this preview, I became a giddy, giggling little girl.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's a Flapasaurus

Tonight at dinner Zack was eating chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs (or as I like to call them dinosaur nuggets - made from real dinosaurs). Anyway, he picked up one (that was half eaten) and asked, "Mandy, do you know what kind of dinosaur this is?" I replied, "A half eaten one." In all seriousness, he answers, "No, it's a flapasaurus 'cause it flaps its wings to fly." What a kid!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Favorite Song of the Summer

I vote "Troublemaker" by Weezer as the best song of the summer. Give it a listen (you'll have to pause my playlist on the bottom of the page).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Traveling Pants, Anyone?

Yesterday a group of girls from my ward went to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. I loved it. Now, I usually don't talk during movies, but I couldn't help myself. It was such a fun movie to see with a bunch of girlfriends - we had to comment on all the best parts. "What parts," you may be asking. Well . . . nude sketching, riding (and falling off of) mules in Greece, and miracle pants dancing just to name a few. Here's a picture of us, wearing our favorite pants:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy 23rd Birthday(s)

Last week Louis and Jackie both turned 23. Louis's birthday was on August 3rd and Jackie's was on August 7th. We celebrated both birthdays on the 3rd with two birthday cakes - an ice cream cake and a tres leche cake. Now, who do you think chose the ice cream cake and who chose the tres leche cake. Your options: Louis - 100% white boy from British decent or Jackie - 100% Hispanic from El Salvador. Well, obvio Jackie wanted an ice cream cake and Louis wanted the tres leche cake. Here are a few pics:

Jackie with her Ice Cream cake

Louis's funny cake - Happy Birday Lovis:
obviously something was lost in translation.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mitch's 1st Birthday

Today is Mitch's 1st Birthday. (It's also Jackie's birthday & Louis's birthday was Sunday - their celebration pictures will follow later). Anyway, yesterday we celebrated Mitch's birthday with pizza, cake, ice cream, and presents. Here are a few pics:

Opening presents

With his favorite present - The Glo Worm.

Jackie and Adam provided the Elmo cake.

He wasn't quite sure about the cake in the beginning.

But by the end, he loved it.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Obscure Restaurant Dining

Friday night I was introduced to a really great Japanese restaurant, Fortune Cookie. I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box with California Rolls. Delicious!! It's nice to know that there is a good Japanese restaurant in the Southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. If you'd like to try it for yourself, it's located at 3728 West 13400 South.