Friday, October 31, 2008

Magic Nails

I have some time to kill before the game this afternoon, so I thought I'd tell you about our Magical Day yesterday. Kim (my sis-in-law) and I flew into Denver yesterday. We're here for a packed weekend of football, BYU vs CSU today and Dolphins vs Broncos tomorrow
We flew in at noon so we had the afternoon to play! After grabbing lunch and window shopping a little bit we decided to go get pedicures!!! Sheri (my mother-in-law) took us this place "Magic Nails" where she is a regular. MAGICAL!!!
I left having a whole new love for pedicures....I don't think I really knew what a good pedi was before today. We got the Deluxe treatment....I didn't know what I was in for, but it included an exfoliating massage, perafin wax treatment, and this crazy buffering technique.

They use a kitchen mixer, with a sander attached (instead of beaters )to sluff off the dead skin. Sheri couldn't sit still while they did this. I'd never seen anything like this before.....way to get creative with kitchen tools.

Sheri and Kim.....Sheri couldn't sit still while they buffered her feet....tryin' not to giggle. It is pretty ticklish!
Lovin' it......thank you Magic Nails. I look forward to going back:)

Friday, October 24, 2008

8 is Great

Another Tag.....but why not? My hubby is in a hotel tonight getting ready for the game tomorrow, so really, what else do I have to do??

8 Tv Shows I LOVE to watch:
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. The Office
3. Food Network
4. Biggest Loser
5. 24
6. Saved by the Bell (I love watching the old re-runs while I'm at the gym!!)
7. Oprah (if I'm ever not working)
8. Reba

8 Things You Did Yesterday...
1. Woke up at 5:45 and THOUGHT about going to the gym, but slept in instead:( I hate it when I do that.)
2. Went to work:)
3. THOUGHT about going to the gym after work....again, just a thought!
4. Ate at Chili's for lunch. Dang I wish those chips were bottomless.
5. Went to Wal-Mart for 3 items and left an hour later with 10 items.
6. Played Donkey Kong Country on SuperNintendo with Brett
7. Concocted a Chinese Chicken Casserole for dinner.
8. Watched The Office with our friends, the Knapps.

8 things I'm looking forward to
1. Baking Pumpkin Seeds! Love them!
2. Seeing one of my best friends from college and vball teammate next weekend at the
CSU game, and meeting her fiance!!
3. Family Reunions
4. First Christmas with Brett!!!
5. Seeing my Grandpa Mortensen again some day:) I miss having a grandpa & miss him and all of his silly pranks and jokes.
6. Being a mother.
7. Brett being done with school.....and right now, who knows when that will be??
8. Spending the Holidays with family

8 People I am Tagging!
1. Mom (time to get blogging)
2. Ty & Ash
3. Tami Lou
4. anyone else
5. who
6. thinks
7. 8 is
8. great!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kids Do the Darndest Things

When I say kids, I mean Brett! Sometimes, he does things that only kids do. Sometimes, I feel like I'm married to a 7 year old. I think he does it so that he never gets in trouble, because he knows most of the time I will laugh! Most of the time he is right and I laugh my head off! Let me give you an example.....

I usually do the laundry for us, and 75% of the time Brett is good about helping with folding and putting away his clothes. But 25% of the time I fold his clothes and will put his pile on the bed for him to put away. And 25% of the time that pile sits there, folded, either on the bed or on the floor, for several days. When he's finally had enough of my nagging, he'll put the pile away.

Well on Saturday morning I placed a pile of his clothes on the bed. To my surprise, the pile was gone later that afternoon. I was thrilled Brett put his clothes away without me having to ask or nag......SO I THOUGHT. Sunday afternoon I went to grab something on the night stand by Brett's bed and found the same pile I folded the day before, squished between the bed and the night stand!!!!

He really put them there so he didn't have to put them away and he wouldn't have to hear my complaining! Tell me this isn't something a 5 yr old would do? To them cleaning means hiding things in places that mom won't find them, making mom think they did their chores, and getting that treat mom bribed them with to do the cleaning in the first place!!! Poor Brett doesn't even a get a bribe!

I coudn't help but laugh when I saw the hidden pile of clothes. When I busted Brett he just laughed too. I know these trickes didn't fly by Sheri (Brett's mom) so why does he think they will work on me? Hahahaha, I'm laughing while I write this. Brett is right, most of the time I laugh so much that I can't get mad at him!

Brett says it's what I get for marrying someone younger than him! (I am 6 months older than Brett, pfff)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friends = Fun

We started out our weekend having a FUN friday night with our friends Chase & Ashleigh Carlson and Andrew and Tawny George. Chase and Ashleigh just got a Nintendo Wii, so Friday nigth we had a Pizza and SuperMario 3 party. It was so fun and so hilarious to see all of us acting like we were kids again! Thanks for all the laughs guys!

Saturday Brett and I went with our friends, Rich, Kellie, & lil' Macey Knapp for a fall drive around Alpine Loop, stopping at Cascade Springs. I think we missed all of the "pretty" fall colors, we will have to remember to come earlier next year. I think late September is usually the best. But we still took some pics!

This was a cool looking tree stump in front of this swamp! Of course, Brett is goofin' off trying to get frisky! No luck! ha!

After our fun little drive we went out for Thai Food. Brett has only tried Thai food once before, so this was a fun place to go!! I'm not sure he loved it or wants to go back, but it was worth the experience. Plus, we needed to branch out from our usual Cafe Rio, Rumbi, Noodles. Thanks Rich and Kellie for being adventerous with us!

The rest of the night was spent playing Super Mario World (the one with Yoshi...Brett's favorite) and Donkey Kong Country at the Knapps! It's so funny how we can just pick up these games again, remembering all of the secret tricks and passages, and ways to beat each level. Again, more laughs!!! The Knapps even let us borrow their SuperNintendo for a little while.

Now, it is Sunday night and Brett is sitting next to me playing Super Mario World.....and has been trying to beat this "special" level for the last 30 minutes. I have to fight him for a turn because he wants to be the one to beat it! We will probably be here all night!
Thanks FRIENDS for a FUN weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kisses to Die For

I love this time of year.....but curse all of the yummy treats and sweets that start showing up everywhere! I saw a recipe that used these Special Edition Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and immediately went to the store to buy some. Albertsons, Macy's, then Smith's....none of these stores had them But today, I found ONE package at Target. It was their last one. All I can say is I am in love, and Target better be getting some more in stock soon. They taste just like pumpkin pie.

These other delicious little treats are easier to get a hold of, maybe not as popular as the Pumpkin Spice kisses, but still wonderful! Candy Corn Kisses....they melt in your mouth and even look like candy corn.
Now, I've just gotta try to make these festive treats last longer than a few short days....I swear I could eat them all by the end of the week. It's at this time of year that I really wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Warm Me Up with Some Soup!

Last week I went to Craig, Colorado to watch my younger brother play in the State Golf tournament (which he placed 7th overall in!!), and to spend a little time with my parents and my aunt and uncle that live there. After walking around a golf course all-day long, in 40 degree weather, wearing flip-flops and a light sweater, I wanted nothing more than to be in a warm house, enjoy a warm meal, and curl up on the couch. Lucky for me, my aunt made this delicious Chicken Taco Soup that warmed me right up!

I felt the same way after yesterday's chilling football game against UNM. It wasn't as cold as we all expected (and thank goodness for no snow) but by the time it was over, I was COLD! So this Chicken Taco Soup was just what we were all craving. It is so easy and so yummy!

Chicken Taco Soup
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 oz.) can chili beans
1 (15 oz.) can black bean
1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 (10 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless, chicken breasts

Stir onion, beans, corn, tomato sauce, dice tomatoes, and taco sauce into a slow cooker. Lay the chicken breast on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly so that it gets covered by other ingredients. Set slow cooker to low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hrs.
Remove chicken breasts from the soup and shred. Stir shredded chicken back into the soup and cook for 2 more hours. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips if desired!

***My mom taught me a great trick to shredding chicken. I just removed the chicken breasts from the chili, placed in a bowl, and beat the chicken breasts with a hand mixer. It shreds it perfectly even and fine. It works great when making chicken salad!
It was so nice to come home from the game yesterday with a warm meal ready to eat. And now we will be eating leftovers all week! I love how easy crock-pot meals are. If you have any great ones, send them my way!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Denney Defense and a Few Funny Pics

BRETTY played a great game last night against Utah State. Thanks to the Salt Lake Tribune, who called him Bretty Denney in the paper today, I have my new nickname for Brett! Here are some great pics from the game. As you can see, he had an intimate moment with the Aggie's quarterback! haha!