Friday, April 30, 2010

Does anyone want a new kitchen?

Seriously. Does anyone want a kitchen interior design package? It is worth $5000 and includes 4 sessions with the designer, design board showing all customer selected materials, lighting plan, cabinet and counter top plan, and color & material sheets to give to subcontractors to bid. Let me know! Keep in mind that this prize is only for the design plan and consultations. You would need to purchase the materials and have them installed yourself.

So I won this $12,000 Kitchen remodeling package which includes $7,000 in Bosch kitchen appliances and the $5,000 design package, but I, unfortunately, won't be able to use the design package since I have just picked out the colors and everything for my kitchen. I can't really do much more without going out of my budget...but it would be a shame for this prize to go to waste. Any takers?

Wow, I can't believe I actually won something. More on that story later.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Go ahead and listen to this song and see if you can figure out what they're saying.

From what I understand, this song was written and sung by an italian singer to sound like english. But it is gibberish. It's sort of trippy because it seems like I should be able to understand it, but then I can't. It's a funny song, but I really kinda like it. Very catchy.

Oll Raigth!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My husband is hot

Matt and I were pretty good friends in high school, but we weren't best friends unil the summer afterward. That is when we learned how to rock climb. We weren't very good, but we had a lot of fun. So really, it was rock climbing that brought us together. In fact, he even proposed near one of his favorite climbs. Awe, how sweet.

As the years rolled by, we continued to climb and we improved a little, but it wasn't until Kateka's Biggest Loser Challenge last year, that Matt really got obsessed with the sport (Thanks Kateka!). He lost over 30 lbs and apparently that makes it a lot easier to climb.

So this is a video of Matt climbing Banana Dance 5.11d in St. George last month. I'm really proud of him!

In honor of this obsession and his new ability to climb really, really hard stuff, Matt has started a blog about (what else?) rock climbing. See It is under construction, so if you are really interested, come back later.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

So, what exactly are you advertising?

I have an issue with this product. I'm not against its purpose. If you want to have artificially high hair, that's fine with me. But whenever I see this box in the check-out aisle at Walmart, I can't help but notice the name. Bumpits. Does anyone besides me always read it Bum Pits? I'm not exactly sure what a Bum Pit is, but I don't want anything to do with it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hey, I'm still alive in case you were wondering

So, yeah. I'm a failure at blogging. It's ok. I've accepted this. In fact, probably nobody is even going to read this because they forgot I exist since I haven't blogged in, like, forever. Well, just to set the record straight, I do still exist.

"So what has been going on in the last few months?" you ask. Or I'll ask myself since nobody will be reading this. The short answer is "a lot," but I was never good at short answers so...

Well, I've been working a lot unfortunately. Remember, I teach a class on Scientific Research at AMES high school. Honestly I love it. I help high school students with their science fair projects. So around the school science fair date I started doubling my hours and every week it got worse and worse. I worked more than 40 hours one week, which I guess is no big deal except I'm really supposed to be a full-time mom who teaches as a hobby. Poor Parker lost his mom. Sad. I probably won't work there next year even though I love teaching. Sad again. (side note: We had 17 projects entered into the regional fair. All except 2 placed in their category. One of the projects "The effect of localization on the stability of DNA duplexes..." is going to the international science fair! It was way over my head.)
This is a small section of the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair at the Rice Eccles Stadium.
I wanted to post a picture of some of my students, but then I thought that would be a little creepy. "Hey, did
you hear? Mrs. Budd posted a picture of me on her blog. Sick."

Next big news: We're building a house!!! We sold our condo in West Valley and are building a house on the other side of West Valley. I know what you are thinking. West Valley? But honestly I have always felt safe there and I love being surrounding by such great diversity. I felt like Matt and I were service missionaries in our last ward. Now our new location isn't so inner-city. We are on a quarter-acre lot in a cul-de-sac in the middle of a nice brand new neighborhood just a couple of houses down from a large park which is connected to miles of a paved park trail system. I'm really excited. It should be done mid-june or so (who knows with this crappy weather).

Parker has grown up. He is no longer a baby. Now he thinks he is such a big boy.

He loves basketball. "Loves" is too weak of a word. He is OBSESSED with basketball. Yeah, he is only 18 months, but he loves shooting basketballs, watching basketball, and just walking next to basketball hoops. It is little weird, but extremely cute. Vids to come.