Monday, August 31, 2009

Worlds Colliding

I love Seinfeld. I think he would have a hay day with Facebook.

See that's the problem with Facebook...your worlds collide. It's kind of like how it was at your wedding, but every day. You've got your family, your work friends, your school friends, your church friends, your weird internet friends that you don't want anybody to know about...and they all come together into one place. The trick is to find a middle ground among status updates to appeal to all of them. It's impossible. So do you congratulate Luke and Amy on their non-engagement and risk alienating your school friends that you're still trying to impress even though high school was over 10 years ago? Or do you talk about your wonderful Sunday school lesson and confuse your NOM friends. And how in the world do you let your current mom friends tag "fat" pictures of yourself when you're friends with ex-boyfriends and their wives??

And let's be honest, it's a little awkward when someone calls me "Teni" (think Ten-ee the latter half of Brit-tany) on facebook. 'Cuz come on, that was only my fake name for two years. And what if I wanted another fake name in my life? It'd be almost impossible.

Facebook is killing independent Brittany.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

As Dark as My Soul *with Update

New hair cut. New color.

Which means it's time for a self portrait in the bathroom with the camera phone while everyone is sleeping/passed out from the noxious hair dye fumes.

*Update - While I do appreciate the phone calls, you don't actually have to worry about my soul.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Shoe Shopping

Upon moving to my new location, I realized that I was going to need some new shoes. Sturdy, tough, warm winter shoes that I won't slip around in.

I looked forever, until I found these...

I know what you're thinking. But I decided that if there's 6 feet of snow on the ground, I'm just going to stay home.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Kids

Age: Almost 4
Favorite time of day: "When Austin's in time out I am SO HAPPY!"
Hobbies: Coloring, reading, puzzles.

Austin: 2 next month
Hobbies: Smacking Ashlyn.

I hung this picture on their wall, so that they can remember that when bribed with ice cream and happy meals, they do love each other.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Town Rundown

My MIL requested a rundown of what we've been up to. So here it is:

Day 1: Garage shelves. Notice all that canned food? Yeah, back to renting means back to little kitchens with 2 1/2 cupboards.

Day 2: Installing the peephole. We've been paycheck-less for so long that we both had to stare at the Home Depot peephole price for a good 5 minutes. $10.97. Then I reminded Rusty of how many home teaching visits we could avoid if we had one. That did the trick.

Weekend 1: Lots of hiking!

Weekend 2: House hunting. This was the only house in our price range (which has been grossly scewed because of the current Boise market). It was a dump. However, I wouldn't mind spending $170K on that tree in front of the house.

And on that rickety old fence that I totally fell in love with.

And the tire swing.
Day 15: PAYDAY!! KA-CHING! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

The kids are adjusting well. They love the rain and the chilly mornings and evenings.

They both love our window sills.

And of course...the beach!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just to Clarify

We moved away from the City of Trees. Away.

My first impressions? It's just small and far away from everything. Which doesn't really matter too much to me, other than the fact that the only radio station that comes in semi-clear is a Christian talk show. But at least I had it verified to me that I married a Boaz and not a Bozo.

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