30 September 2010

Video Week 1: Cowboy Hip Hop


Cowboy Hip Hop


Why It's Worth Your 2:36
* You can develop great coordination from these moves
* Peekaboo shoulders courtesy of Heidi
* Cut off jean shorts over spandex
* Very trendy--they're seeing this all over the United States and Canada

29 September 2010

Video Week 1: Advice for Young Girls

Advice from a Cartoon Princess: Belle

Why It's Worth Your 1:44
* If you have beef with the portrayal of healthy relationships in Disney cartoons...



The advice from Ariel is funnier, but there are a few jokes that are too inappropriate for our blog. Here are the best ones though:
  • My best feature is my voice, so I sold it for plastic surgery.
  • If you have a father that loves you, run away from him.
  • Don't ever talk to a man until he kisses you on the lips first. Then as a woman, you're allowed.
  • You should always find a stranger to obsess over and then genetically modify yourself for that stranger.
  • Never be comfortable in the body you're given. If you don't like how you look, snip snip. Nothing wrong with that!
  • I'm an ordinary human instead of being a beautiful princess mermaid, and I love that.
Source

28 September 2010

Video Week 1: CrossFit


CrossFit


Today's video is technically two. I like the second one better, but if you've never heard of CrossFit, it may not make a whole lot of sense.

Why It's Worth Your 2:19 AND Your 4:02
* CrossFit is functional--mastery of each exercise will enhance your daily life, especially when playing with kids
* Maybe you will like it so much that you want to be my new workout partner (or perhaps Elizabeth's)
* Heather Bergeron can do a muscle-up!

What is CrossFit?



CrossFit Games (not to be confused with our own CrossFit Games at the Mag featuring Event 1, Event 2, and Event 3)

27 September 2010

Ke$ha + Star Wars TIK TOK Music Video

Ke$ha + Star Wars TIK TOK Music Video

I'm not a Ke$ha fan. Her promotional staff has created a persona that doesn't pique my interest and I can't seem to pinpoint why she received her 15 minutes of fame in the first place. In fact, I'm more inclined to believe Ranteumptom's sound argument that Ke$ha is not even human than to believe she has earned a place in society's celebrity conversation.

Or at least that's what I used to think.

Thanks to Eddie (of Teddie Films), Tik Tok now brings me more joy than a sno-cone on a hot summer day.

Why It's Worth Your 3:45
* Instead of rolling your eyes and changing the station, a silly grin will spread across your face every single time this ridiculous song comes on.
* Star Wars theme, if you're in to that sort of thing
* Cameo by the Provo mountains
* Starring Eddie King, BYU legend



Plus, I got to learn all about puberty in boys, ROFL (thanks for the photo and story, Mo).*

* I watched this video a few months before I knew Eddie was a puberty spokesperson. This knowledge only enhances the experience.

26 September 2010

Video Week 1: Good Things to Come

Good Things to Come

"Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come." --Elder Jeffrey R. Holland



Amen.

25 September 2010

Video Week 1: The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail--Official Trailer

Why It's Worth Your 2:28 (if you're old enough to remember the game's quirky nuances):
Every reason listed in THIS article covers it. And for the record, I never named my teammates Poop Face.



PS Happy Birthday Mom!

Source: The Huffington Post

24 September 2010

What's all this hype about video week?

Hi blog, remember when I used to write you? When I faithfully thought about you on a regular basis and contributed to our relationship? Yes, those were the glory days.

Then out of the blue, I decided I wanted to exercise instead of write. And if I did write, I wrote on another blog, two others in fact (gasp!). I got pregnant and stayed sick all 41.5 weeks. I had a baby, my mom was in town, Patrick's parents were in town, Jonas was in the hospital (more on that to come), Rebecca was in town, we had a lice scare (no lice, but all the treatments and cleaning were dutifully completed), we had to find an apartment and move with just over a week's notice, we spent forever unpacking (work in progress), my brother and his family were in town, and we had to cope with me and Jonas crying every day over the transition (also, work in progress).

And blog, I bet you're excited right now because you think I'm going to write something meaningful. Well, I'm not. I'm still unpacking and changing our address and making a 5-year plan and creating photobooks before my 55% off coupon runs out on September 30 and trying to find a daytime babysitter so I can join a new gym and contacting admissions offices and learning everything there ever was to know about Robb Wolf and simply not making you a priority.

BUT I have a lot in the works. Nothing more than the way it used to be, but still more than it is now.

As penance, I have declared this week the first annual Ordinary Video Week. Starting Saturday when blog traffic is always outrageously low, I'll share with you current videos that rock my world.

And then after Video Week, I have a whole lotta stuff to write. Or maybe I'll cop out and do another video week. Only October will tell.

Until then, enjoy my littles (which is the best thing on my full plate).


22 September 2010

Swim Lessons

* I will be putting up old posts for a while so my family can see the little man and then will eventually back-date them to their proper place. Expect picture-heavy and absent of anecdotes. Thanks for your patience *

{June 8, 2010}

Jonas has always had some social anxiety. This summer's swim lessons confirmed they are still in effect.









21 September 2010

Fruit of our labors

* I will be putting up old posts for a while so my family can see the little man and then will eventually back-date them to their proper place. Expect picture-heavy and absent of anecdotes. Thanks for your patience *

{June 6, 2010}


What good is blueberry-picking if you can't make pie?




Blueberry Picking

* I will be putting up old posts for a while so my family can see the little man and then will eventually back-date them to their proper place. Expect picture-heavy and absent of anecdotes. Thanks for your patience *

{June 5, 2010}

For the last couple of years, blueberry season has flown right past us. We seem to always catch the peaches, persimmons, and blackberries, but the blueberry harvest seems to be much shorter (and hotter).

But for whatever the season lacks in length, the farm name more than compensates.

Since we were just waiting around for this baby to be born, we figured we may as well take advantage of the need to stay close to home.

After picking the blueberries, I now understand why they are so expensive. It's fairly labor-intensive. You have to pick through the entire bush and pick out each individual blueberry. Even if they are on the same stalk, some blueberries are ripe while others aren't even close to darkening.
Jonas wasn't incredibly interested in the actual picking, but once he tasted one, he was sold.



There are only two things in this world that can take his mind off of food: vehicles and dogs. So while we had intended on a fun-filled day of blueberry-picking, it actually turned into a short few minutes of picking peppered between dog-petting and trailer-exploring.














See ya next season!

20 September 2010

Horse Races

* I will be putting up old posts for a while so my family can see the little man and then will eventually back-date them to their proper place. Expect picture-heavy and absent of anecdotes. Thanks for your patience *

{Memorial Day Weekend, May 31, 2010}


Jonas' 2nd birthday passed without much fanfare. We didn't plan anything big because the baby was coming "any day" so we started out the morning with a quick swim (where Jonas ignored the pool and only wanted Michael's toys...without Michael). Afterwards, we enjoyed Dollar Days at the Race Track with some good friends and ended with cookies and pizza. Not a bad way to spend a day.