Friday, February 20, 2009

Good Things Utah taping

I went to the filming of Good Things Utah with my sister Cindy, and her friends Erica and Angie. It was really interesting to watch how a live show was done. They had a few good guests like the chef from Noodles who made a dish that smelled so good, but the really good guest was David Osmond fresh from his booting on American Idol. Here's some pics.

I couldn't pass up a chance to get a pic with the King of Queens himself.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Katy Perry

Jodi and I went to see Katy Perry in concert. She played at a dance club called "In the Venue". It was surprisingly big. I had been to this place before for a comedy event and it was a really small place. But when we got in there (along with the other 2000 people), it actually seemed very big. But back to Katy. She was AWESOME!!!!! She had such energy, and she was just as spunky as she looks. She had little stories that would lead into her songs, and everyone would just shout when she mentioned certain little tid bits, like we were all in on the joke. I only knew what songs I had heard on the radio (which is where I won my tix), but I loved the other songs that I hadn't heard yet. I felt a bit foolish like I was the only one there who wasn't singing with the lyrics. But it's easy to blend in when it's so loud with everyone else shouting.
The only down part of the night was the lady in front of me (we'll call her Thumper) who kept bouncing and jumping up and down, and she had all this hair that she just kept shaking around like she was in one of the hair bands from the 80's. I had my own little fun with her, everytime she and her friends would take a pic of them in their little group, I would somehow manage to appear in the background. It was funny to watch them review their pics and I would say "there I am, oh there I am again, oh and look, it's me!!!" The gals next to me were getting a kick out of it.
Any ways, I would definitely say that if you get a chance to see Katy in concert, you should go. Her show was very lively, and she is such a cutie patootie. I think doing these little venues kind of gives it a more personal touch, but it won't be long before she's appearing in a bigger place.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My goofy animals

Bob & Scoobie cuddling together.
We're all just one big happy family. Laying together on the bed.

Oh the light is so bright!!!

Carlie's favorite place to snooze, at the bottom of our bed under all the covers.

Bob's favorite place to hang, on Will's right hip.

Carlie and Scotty sharing a meal.

"You talkin' to me?"

Bro's to the end.

Wake me when it's over.

Isn't she cute!!!

Jodi meets her bio father

When I was in high school, I had my daughter. Her father and I had split up so it was just the 2 of us for a long time. With the help of my family, we had a really great life. She knew early on, that her father was out there, and I always told her that if she was interested in finding him, I would help. Well, it turns out the only help we needed was a Classmates website. He had contacted me last fall through this website and over the course of a few weeks we were able to trade info on how our lives had turned out. I eventually forwarded his email address to Jodi and they were able to get in touch and play a little catch up.
Well, he finally was able to come out to Utah and visit with Jodi for a weekend. We met at the Training Table for dinner, and ended up there for about 4 hours playing catch up. He told stories, then we told stories. There was a lot of laughter. He brought her 21 roses (1 for each year that he missed). The next day he took her out to lunch and then shopping for a birthday present. She is now planning a visit out to Indiana to see his family and meet all of them. We were a bit nervous at first , but I think this will be a good thing for them.