Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am a grown-up sometimes :)

This Thanksgiving was kind of a special one. Even though I'm living with 2 of my siblings, both of them had other plans for Thanksgiving. So instead of tagging along with them, I decided to have all my other family-less-for-the-holiday friends up to my sister's in Salt Lake and cook them a real home-style Thanksgiving, just like Grandma made, right Tessa? Or, in Jake's case, Grandma's maids...or servants...or whatever you would call them. Weird.
But I bet your Grams never wore THOSE bunny slippers in the kitchen, eh? Didn't think so.

I have the greatest friends, I mean, not only are they good at being my friends, but they are great people in general. Gracie, Tessa, H, and Will all spent the night last night and Erin, Jake and Kathryn came up today. We are a handsome bunch of crazy kids. I love these peeps, and I wish a few more could have been there, but some people do have families...whatever :)My favorite baby's mamas. I love Grace and Kathryn so much its kind of disgusting.
So we collaborated and made a delicious, all from scratch dinner consisting of an amazing turkey with home-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, Tanya's famous rolls, salad, and about 500 pies. It was probably the best dinner ever served to humans in the history of dinners. Or humans.
We tried to keep all family traditions running, so before dinner we held hands and gave thanks, after dinner Grace sprayed our mouths with whipped topping, and we had a Crazy-Hat parade a la Kathryn's fam. It was exactly what it sounds like; we put on crazy hats and walked around the streets, all the while singing "Let me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool.

I am thankful for my friends. And my family. So so much. My family is amazing and I love them to bits and pieces. I don't know what I would do without them.
Oh, and I'm thankful for livers. And doctors. And organ donors.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Weekends of fun and frivolity

I love the weekends. Me and Gracie get to spend mucho time together, which really isn't that mucho compared to last year. I miss last year!!! But whatever. And I get to see the friends I love and play and eat carne asada fries and just be friends and love each other. That is my favorite way to spend the weekend.


Dear Donor...

So I wrote the letter to my donor's family. It was really hard and kind of weird. I didn't really know what to say or how much to say but I had to say something because it is just too crazy not to. It had been 3 months and 5 days since my transplant so I figured,, why wait??
I really hope that they write back, but you never know. This may be the only time that I ever get to write to them, which would really suck, especially since I misspelled the word "donor" and noticed it too late. Hmm. Hopefully they won't hold that against me.

Write me back!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Will Day!!

Yesterday Grace and I celebrated Will day with the best person in the world to celebrate it with...WILL!!! It was great and fun and wonderful. I love will. And I love Grace. Perfect combo.
I'm going to start working this week!!
I found my camera!!!
Happy!!!! Many photos to come.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Listening to John Legend, waiting for Ikea

Here I am at Erin's new house. By myself. Waiting for Ikea... that may sound boring and a waste of time...but my entire life right now is about wasting time so its perfect. I am eating pita chips and taking pictures of myself on Erin's iBook.

ooohhh photo effects.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Stinky Bum

Ethan and Bob are cooking breakfast and singing "House of Fire" together. As Bob said, Ethan is probably the only 3-year-old that sings to Alice Cooper. And he says stinky bum over and over. Ethan does, not Bob.

Trey and Lucy were Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, respectively, for Halloween and they are probably the cutest children I can think of. Ethan was a pirate and BARELY earned his keep in candy. He only lasted like 20 minutes but that was enough candy for me to feel really sick all night.