Friday, January 27, 2006

The Dance

The wind flies, blowing through the dense orchard
Catching the petals the wind takes them from the tree
Petals float down from long branches
Dancing with the wind in intricate invisible steps
The wind purrs the melody as it whirs past the leaves
And the wind embraces each delicate petal
Caressing the smooth and rounded suface
The petals pulsate, flutter and float along in the wind
Slowly moving downward the petals cascade
The dance ends
The melody continues to play through the leaves

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pix Explination

For those of you who didn't know or were not there, the pix below are the visual journal of Erika's visit to Utah pre her venture into that field we call the mission. The pix are fairly self explanitory and we had buckets of fun that weekend. I believe that she has exactly one week until she signs on for a year and a half. She is a brave soul and I'm very proud of her. I love you Erika! You are going to love Fiji!!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Me looking sultry? Angry? Posted by Picasa
Never forget she is the Devil Posted by Picasa
Baby and Ree. So pretty Posted by Picasa
Sarah and Marie are Chinese if you please Posted by Picasa
Baby and Meems Posted by Picasa
Erika, Lisa, Stephen and the lovely Rachel. She lays on top of pianos too, for a small fee. Posted by Picasa
This is a fantastic picture of everyone but Lisa. Lisa took a nap during this pic Posted by Picasa
Here are Erika, Lisa, Stephen and Me post dinner festivities on Sunday. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday the 13th

It is Friday the 13th. I couldn't just let that slide by without leaving some words of frightening wisdom.
Don't walk in alleys alone and in stellettos you will get attacked and not be able to run.
Don't open the door if you hear weird or scary noises coming from the other side.
Don't answer the phone if someone has already called and asked you what your favorite scary movie is.
The doggy door is not an escape route, don't use it, you are people, they make bigger doors for you.
Don't hold a loaded gun if you don't know how to use it.
If a stranger offers you candy, jump in the car with him and eat the candy; cuz free candy!
Always lock your doors before leaving the house, but don't lock your keys inside because then you will be locked out.
If someone asks you to watch a movie that will kill you seven days later, don't.
That is all I have for today, but if you would like to add your own insights, please feel free. We all might ignore you or shun you, but feel free to comment.
Happy Friday the 13th!
Stay Safe!

Friday, January 06, 2006


I guess I am feeling chatty today, hence the two post in one day. That or I have nothing to do on my lunch break, either one.
I went to an academic advisor yesterday and I was informed that I am a mere 8 classes away from graduating. I'm thinking Yay! So I will hopefully take five classes this semester and three in spring and then I will be done.
Having been in school for four years, I definitely feel like it is about time to graduate. Now I realize that some of you will be graduating a bit before me. But I ask that you please don't gloat while I am busy gloating (This means you Lisa). I think that only one person should gloat at a time, and that person is me.
But come June, there will be a "Becky is graduating party" in Hawaii. I felt it was the best place for a party. You are all invited, but if you can't come it will only give me more oportunity to gloat.
I'm so close, I can sense it with all six of my senses. (Use your imagination as to the sixth sense that I have).
I rock, that is all.

It's that time again

It is a New Year. I forgot, but then I remembered. And then after I remembered that, I remembered that it is that time for the resolution thing.

My New Years Resolution is:
To update my blog more often.

That won't really happen, but that is what resolutions are for. Resolutions are promises that you have no intention to keep. I love a new year. Oh and post your resolutions unless you have none, and then do nothing.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

New Years Eve 2005

Kelli graciously opened her house to us once again and we celebrated the coming of 2006. I here recal the events of the party. See pictures below for a visual representation.
The party was bunches of fun with lots of food. We had a make your own smoothie station, a chocolate fountain (brought to you by Natalie Ashton), and those yummy pickles wrapped in a tortilla. The food table was visited often during the evening.
We played spoons and in the first round it came down to the Derington sisters with only me, Baby and Marie left, I won. Yay! But in the second round, the Derington sisters were the first out, it was strange. And I believe that Karmen won the second round. Spoons was observed by our very own standing Jeremy and John statues.
We played pit, which was fun until the spill of smoothie on the new carpet to which there was chaos and rapid cleaning.
Mike and Justin sat themselves in front of the big screen TV and played Tetris on the XBox for the majority of the night. I don't know who won, but it seemed to go on forever until someone turned it off. There were screams of "Level 9!" it was funny.
Michael Jackson Music Vids were watched again this year, my favorite being Thriller, which Nessy surprisingly knew the dance to. We made her get up and dance to the vid. Good old Nessy, she should come around more often. (Talking to you Baby)
But the main even of the evening was really DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). The majority of the time, people were plopped down in front of the DDR and either dancing or watching people dance. The first timers of DDR included such people as Dave, Jarom, Jeremy, John, and Jenna. They did stunningly, or rather they tried really hard and we laughed. But I believe the die hard DDRers of the evening were Sarah and Mike who danced for a very long time while the rest of us watched MJ sing and dance. Nessy was of course the best dancer, but I like to think that I did pretty well myself.
We celebrated midnight by opening multiple poppers, leaving the floor confetti strewn. Then there was an attempt at silly string or crazy stiring rather, that failed miserably, but provided much entertainment.
Post midnight, some people departed, but us die hards stayed up and played a few rounds of Mafia. Mike and Natalie were the Mafia surprisingly a lot, and Dave always seemed to be the doctor. And lets not forget the infamous Dave vs. John feud that ensued during the Mafia games. It was tragic, many died. I believe my favorite round included a Cream of Weber bucket. It was either that round or the one where people kept eating poisonous Christmas plants and dying, either one.
We all departed around 3am and the celebration ended. Hopefully we didn't stick Kelli with too much clean up.
I'd like to thank Kelli for the use of her house and food, Natalie for the chocolate fountain, and me for inviting about 3/4s of the guests.
Have a good 2006!
Me taking my classic picture of self picture Posted by Picasa
Marie and Nat Posted by Picasa
Here we are playing spoons. See Marie's threatening look she is throwing Baby? And Baby just laughing at it? Posted by Picasa
Me again Posted by Picasa
Becky with curls. Posted by Picasa
Justin and Mike playing tetris, where they were all night. Posted by Picasa
Marie in Kitchen Posted by Picasa