Wednesday, May 21, 2008

thoughts that my mind has been thinking about

*getting out of debt! if you haven't heard of dave ramsey, google him right now, and do what he says. he knows what he's talking about.
*the blogging world is so funny to me. one of the many things that i find amusing is people's tendency to slip into spanish when talking about their loved ones. is this like a trend i don't know about? it seems to be the cool thing to do. maybe i'll start referring to dottie as punto perro (dot dog) it has a nice ring to it don't you think?
*so you think you can dance. or as it is known to the elite, sytycd. i can't believe how close it is. it makes my heart soar.
*food storage. well food storage and just being as self-sustaining as we can. i'm thinking about it sooo much, and it is weighing heavily on my mind. ty and i are very motivated right now. by golly, we are going to be ready for the end of the world. bring on the disasters, we dare you.
[the above dare was not issued to God. just wanted to clarify. again, i am not tempting God in any way. thank you.]
* speaking of food... recipes. i'm craving some new ones to try. anyone know of a good website?
*tyler wants a baby real bad. isn't that cute? he's getting real anxious for one. i can't wait to see him be a dad.
*kirsti, if you're reading this, i need you to call me for your interview (i'll explain). that is all.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

my happy thrifting trip

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

goodbye ives children...

bright and early sunday morning the kids made me breakfast in bed for mothers day. (if you think this picture of me is scary, you should have seen the ones she took before this.)

their mothers day tradition is to make breakfast in bed for their "mom". however, more often than not it is one of their mother's sisters than heather herself- haha.

i'll miss you guys! thanks for the fun trip!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


i've been thinking...

i really want to start gathering some traditions now, before i have children, so that i can instill them in my family from day one.

of course i already bring some from my family. (well, mostly just eating, being cozy, and watching movies).

and tyler already brings some from his family. (bob doing the dishes after we all eat dinner- ha).

but i'm talking about traditions for my own family, that my kids will think on with warm memories, the way i do about my growing up.

that's something that has been hard for me (internally). it has been hard for me to let go of being the child and to feel ready to provide that childhood for another.

maybe it has something to do with my mom? with how different my family situation is now?


it's hard for me to think about my growing up and have my heart not ache.

is that normal? anyone else feel that way?

one thing that i know is that tyler has been the reason that i have dealt with it as well as i have.

he is so solid and loyal, so all embracing of our own little family as what matters most to him in the world.

and so back to the start...

i want to start gathering traditions of our own.

will you share with me some of your favorites?

i promise if i steal them i'll give you credit.

Friday, May 09, 2008

heathie's cozy house

roberta has requested more pics of my little getaway down here, so here goes...
aaahhh, heaven.

where the magic happens.

cozy living room with humongous tv.

what i have been watching on the humongous tv... home videos. i'm watching all the ones with my mom in them and then crying afterwards. sounds kinda depressing- i know- but i've been enjoying it. isn't she pretty?

craft/computer room where i am as i type this.

billiard parlor... and yes that's another huge tv on the wall. this house is great.

ooohhh, the coziest bed ever. i have been sleeping so good!
in fact that is looking pretty good right now. i am exhausted!
ps- did anyone watch 30 rock? it wasn't my most favorite episode, but it definitly had it's highlights. do you think jack and liz are eventually going to end up together?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

whoop whoop (with a raise the roof)

i took a four hour bath last night (until 2:30 in the morning) reading this dang book... and now that it's over i miss it so much. i just want to be back in that world among those characters.

do yourself a favor and read this. you will be thoroughly entertained as you ponder humanity, love, agency....

and a little bit of bridled lust.

(it is stephenie meyer after all)

i miss...

this super hot boy
(the one on the left)

and this super naughty doggy

see you on sunday!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

wish you were here...

Monday, May 05, 2008

some long overdue tahoe pics

these are some pictures from the trip that tyler and i made to tahoe in march.
the beautiful lake

ty and i after eating dinner with my dad, kathi, and gwen and jay, at the zephyr cove lodge. the dinner was so delicious, the atmosphere perfect, and the company entertaining to say the least. anyone who knows jay will know what i'm talking about. hilarious.

one of the pics from dad, tyler, and my drive around the lake. for those of you who don't know, this is emerald bay.

view from the parking lot of edgewood golf course, where they have the celebrity golf tournament every year.

playing rock band at kenny's house with kelsie. kenny is probably singing "creep", by radiohead. he always wanted to be the singer and he always wanted to sing creep. but if he did let you sing, you had to sing loud or he would get mad at you.

dad and tyler looking over the aptly named fanny bridge.

miss sophia.

sorry, i got it the wrong way.

dad in a stunning pic taken by tyler.

so cute. she looks like a perfect combo of kenny and leticia to me.

ooohhhh, i'm so obsessed with this place... tyler too. and i guess my dad is too. at least i would be if i won over a hundred bucks on the singing elvis slot machine. if you want some good true dirt to read, google search the cal neva resort and frank sinatra together. (he used to own it until he had his gaming license revoked because of his mafia connections). he was all mixed up with the kennedys, marilyn monroe, the mafia, etc. etc. good stuff. very interesting. and fyi- JFK was like the biggest sleaze bag ever... why do people think he was so great?
well, that's all for now. i have a ton more pics to post, including pics about my little trip here in the valley of the sun (that's what phoenix is right). anyway, i'll post more tomorrow.