Sunday, November 21, 2010


A few weeks ago we got family pictures done with mi familia. So we decided to get some pictures of just us before. I'm so excited about how they turned out. Pictures done by the talented Hillary Porter.

This next one is my favorite

This is my family. The originals. We are one big happy family when the nieces and nephews are there but when they aren't this is what happens... Nathan and Ben still love each other at least.

We are all reunited and happy again.

I feel like I should explain this last one.. but a picture is worth a thousand words right?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last night was November 17th.
The night.
The night of so you think you can dance concert tour.
The night we got to meet Kent and Robert and Kathryn. NOT.
They didn't come out this year! WHAT?? They've come out every other year. Curses. Bethany told me that if she didn't wake up today I'll know why. I hope she's alive.
But we still watched them dance and it was still amazing.
At least I got to kiss Kents face and caress his cheek. Sigh.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mud romp

Mike has always loved romping the variety of trucks he has had. His latest is no exception. Saturday night we went with some friends to a raceway park and did some pretty intense mud romp. This was my first time romping. 

What??? How have you dated and married Mike Grubbs and NEVER been romping?? 

I don't know either. 

Actually I do. I get scared. Then I close my eyes and whimper. "Mikkkkke slow down we're gonna crassshhh." 

Then he says, "You are lame, I'm never taking you romping again."

I say, "Okay. Take me home now."

Thats how.

This time I braved the romp.

This is us after all the excitement and adventure! Also, Chase and Beth have the most ADORABLE little baby boy but he slept in the car most of the time. I want to have him but they won't give him to me.

Completely off topic but... deep fried snickers from the state fair... amazing.

Here is a video of us in Mikes truck. Beth and I sounded like banshees laughing and screaming in the back seat. It was awesome. 

First romping trip for me: SUCCESS

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I just flushed the toilet. 
It was incredible.
I decided to blog about it, which led to more incredible happenings.
Everyone must have a picture in their post, correct?
Since this is a post about our toilet I google image searched a picture of a toilet to put up just in case anybody forgot what a toilet looks like.
It looks like this, remember?

Who knew I could find so much joy out of the simple act of image searching "toilet"??

Check it.

This picture was the second one that poped up.

I think somebody got tired of telling men to put the toilet seat down.

I don't even know what to say about this one...

I also learned a little bit of history about the toilet. I clicked on a picture of a normal looking potty. It was attached to an article entitled, "Thomas Crapper's toilet revolution". 

Meet Thomas Crapper.

Let me tell you a little bit about him. It is a common misconception that Thomas Crapper invented the water closet. It was actually invented by John Harrington in 1596, but Mr. Crapper is responsible for increasing the popularity of the toilet and developing related inventions.

Whaaa?? Seriously people. I found this article like 7 seconds after finding the picture of face toilet. The internet is like entertainment gold.

Now that I just entertained you beyond anything you've ever experienced, it's on to the original story that started all the potty talk.
No, I didn't purchase any of those toilet set ups, and no I am not doing a report at school on Thomas Crapper. It's much more simple and less interesting than that. 
Our toilet broke. The flusher didn't work, so after doing my business, I would have to take off the back lid, reach my hand it the water, and pull the little black rubber thing up so it would flush. This was annoying and gross. It's clean water back there but the water has stained the porcelain so bad that the edges are browned and the rubber ball thing was deteriorating and would leave a black residue on my fingers. Nas-to-the-tee.
We didn't tell our landlord for weeks. Each of us hoped the other one would go tell Doug, but we both didn't want to knowingly dive into a long awkward conversation about previous tenants or pipes or anything that nobody is interested in. So we waited until yesterday when rent was due. He fixed it in like 7 minutes and now it flushes like a dream! I get happy when I go to the bathroom. Hallelujah! Praise the toilet!