Friday, February 27, 2009

Let me tell you an old western story..

Picture an abandoned old town. With nothing but dust and tumble weeds. In the background there is a slight sound of wind and music dun dun dah dun dun.. (cue tumbleweed)

Slowly someone ambles into the street, looking tough and spits (because that's what they do in a town like that)..

This person is the law in these parts and has to fend off gun slingers. Luckily someone gave her this for her birthday.. (Don't be fooled by the girly pink appearance.)

(Enter bad guy)

The two of them stare at each other. One of those long stares. Their fingers both twitching over their weapons..

They both turn and fire..

And the bad guy won. Come on people. Pepper spray against a gun? Let's be serious. Plus I mean this is what it says on the box..

If that is referring to the % of time it works, then I don't know if I'm comfortable with my odds.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Totally Random

posted twice yesterday.. not much to blog about today.. busy at work.. sorry if i'm boring.

my mum and i did taxes last night, ate yummy cucina, and watched lost. also thought i would post this silly picture Bob and I took last night. random post? yeah i know.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bachelor Finale

wonder what happens with this?

wonder who he chooses?

Will it be her?

perhaps her?

anyone who would like to find out.. or really anyone who just wants to hang out, is welcome.
Monday (3/2/09)
Caitlin's Apartment
7 p.m.
treats will be served.

let me know if you can make it. hope to see you all there for the most dramatic episode in bachelor history (chris's words, not mine :)

i heart music

all music. seriously. okay, maybe not death metal, but i love a variety. i can usually find something i like in every genre. in fact when bob started dating me he would laugh when we were in my car. because one minute i would be tapping my fingers to frank sinatra and the next i would be rocking out to britney spears.

my latest music addiction is Zooey Deshanel's album She & Him (click here for a sample)

(p.s. thanks to the selle's for giving me ipod speakers for my b-day.. now i can actually listen to music at work!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Last night I may have been watching a reality show. And it might have been called The Bachelor (the woman tell all) (click here to see my review)

Bob came home from studying, took one look at the t.v. and started making fun of me for watching such a silly show. Then said something like "Don't you want to spend time with your husband? Let's go for a walk." (he didn't think I would be willing to be ripped away from the reality t.v... but he underestimates me.. okay, okay I may have been slightly more willing to walk away since I now have TIVO magic.

So we took a walk and when it started raining we stopped to talk on the porch. It got me thinking about how comfortable I am when I am with Robert. How easy it is to just be with him. It also got me thinking about other things that I find comfort in. I decided to jot a few down while it was fresh on my mind..


-My Delta hoodie. Stains on the arms, ragged, but oh so comfortable. (It used to be blue, but is now just a mud color)

-Laying on the couch with my feet on Bob's lap while we chat about everything and nothing, and while the t.v. is playing softly in the background.

-Playing domino's and rook with my parents until way too late in the night. Listening to my parents chatter on about stuff and feeling like I never left home to get married.

-A hot bath with my book..staying in until I'm prune-ish.

-Sneaking into the kitchen late at night, grabbing a couple oreos with milk and snacking all by myself in the dark.

-Grabbing Cafe Rio, curling up in bed with as many blankets and pillows as I can find and watching my latest box set addiction.

After thinking about what I define as comfort.. it made me really want to know what comfort is to everyone else. So please indulge me and fill me in on what comfort is to you..

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

Bob and I have found a new t.v. obsession. Of course we love Flight of the Conchords, but since we don't have HBO, we have a harder time watching it regularly. My new favorite show on t.v. is (MTV's) Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. (click to see a clip)

He is a pro skate boarder. He used to have a show called Rob and Big, but this one is even better. Not only is he one of the funniest guys, but he does cool tricks, hangs out with cool people and has THE cutest dogs in existence. One can even skateboard. Seriously watch this show. So funny!

Spring Fever

My favorite thing from this weekend?

SUNSHINE! (finally!)

I even drove with my windows down.

I needed a weekend like this. Do you ever feel like when it's winter that you are living in a dark cave? It usually doesn't start to really bug me until mid February, and then I'm done.

Bob and I started out our weekend by deep cleaning our apartment which meant our side door was open so we could feel the cool breeze. Which also means that our interesting next door neighbors were out and we could observe the oddities.

(What's that? We have weird neighbors at our new place too? Um, yes... yes we do. Oh boy we do.)

Imagine (if you will) that guy in suspenders that you see on t.v. describing the aliens that abducted him. And the lady with crazy straw hair that holds a pitch fork.

These.. um.. hill billi--er neighbors of ours have this car that they pull up right outside our door that has about 40 axe markings on the hood. Yes, these people have an ax that they swing into the hood of their car. (Better the car, than unsuspecting neighbors)

Well they were out smoking on the hood of their car, and they had a bright idea to grab some couches that have been out by the dumpster for as long as we have lived there. I'm not kidding when I say these couches have been snowed and rained on, are filthy from the garbage and smell like stale bananas. They grabbed the couches and had their friends come and visit them in an enormous trailer that they parked out in front of our apt. and they all had a party.

They were out on those couches smoking until that night. All the while us getting that nice cool smokey breeze wafting into our apt. And every once in a while I heard a loud banging sound. I have no idea what it was, but I bet you it had something to do with an axe.

At least it made for an interesting day and it was nice to have sunshine for a bit. Hope you all had a nice sunny weekend. Happy Monday!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thanks Bonnie!

Bonnie made me this little homemade goodie and I have been instructed to post about it. (as a part of this post) It's a cute little round box that has been personalized just for me. I think I will put all of my secret treasures in it that I don't want Bob to find. :) Thanks Bon!

Why I shouldn't eat Cafe Rio before bed..

Paris Hilton appeared to me in a dream last night. She knocked on our door at 7 a.m. I kept telling Bob that it was way too early to have people knocking and "didn't her parents teach her any manners?"

Just goes to show that if anyone wakes me up, I'm going to be grumpy. Even minor celebrities. (I might make an exception for daniel craig though.)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

i heart baking

it's so relaxing for me to listen to my ipod and bake. and it doesn't hurt that being the baker i get to lick the bowl when i'm finished.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

mr. red fred bodoni..

meet my friend Dallas Graham.. traveler, photographer extraordinaire, graphic designer, and all around fabulous human being.

he has created such an innovative blog.. redfredbodoni

meet red fred bodoni (inspired by the font) he and his jolly troop of font birdies will help put a smile on your face in this gloomy weather.

when Dal first told me about this idea, i flipped. i love it and i think you will too. check it out.

Valentines Day in Idaho Falls

I don't know about you, but I can't think of a more romantic place to spend Valentines Day than Idaho..

Okay, okay so Idaho doesn't scream romance, but it does scream fun. At least to us. I mean what other destination can you visit a potato museum that's not exactly discreet with the enormous potato chillin' out front..

And it's always fun hanging out with these rockers..

Bob's uncle Brad and aunt Nita were nice enough to let us come hang out with them in Idaho along with Bob's cousin Celeste and her husband Tom. We started out trying to go to Italian food, but the wait was way too long, so we went and ate yummy (and authentic) Mexican food.

It's not every day you get to be serenaded by a Mexican mariachi band..

Then we went to see "He's Just Not That Into You" (to see what I thought click here) and back to Celeste and Tom's house for some guitar hero and YouTube.

We had a ton of fun, but to be honest as long as I have my Valentine, I am having fun wherever I go. Hope everyone had a great love day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sweet Cheeks

proof that i used to look good in a swimsuit.

Weekend Road Trip

Since Valentines Day was on a weekend this year we decided to take a little road trip up to Idaho to stay in a nice hotel and visit some of Bob's family.

Not only did the hotel provide Bath and Body Works stuff but it also had the most comfy bed I have ever slept in. Not to mention a phone in the bathroom, for those calls that just can't wait.

The hotel overlooked the falls (which at this time of year are frozen) and the Idaho Falls Temple.

On the way home we stopped at Bob's aunt and uncles house in Blackfoot for some lunch and a visit with his awesome grandparents. Even Bob's aunt Connie and her husband stopped by to visit.

The drive home was so pretty. Thanks to everyone who made our trip fun. We need to get together again soon.

(Also thanks to my mom for making me a yummy birthday dinner and cake Sunday night.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Birthday Party

Friday night we had so much fun for my birthday. We dressed up and partied at Olio in the Sheraton Hotel.

The food was yummy..

And so was the company.

We missed those who couldn't come. Gavin and Jessica even spoiled me by making this fabulous cake. When the server brought it out, everyone thought the restaurant had made it!

Speaking of being spoiled, my friends gave me so many amazing gifts! I have such thoughtful friends. Each gift was absolutely perfect for me.

I am incredibly blessed to have so many great friends in my life! A huge thanks to everyone who helped celebrate. And thank you all so much for your lovely comments, emails, e-cards, and facebook niceness! I seriously don't know how I got to be so lucky to have such lovely, wonderful and thoughtful people in my life!