Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 -Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving every one!

I would like to share a song that I wrote about 6 years ago. I was really bored and watching football practice and I realized that there are not many Thanksgiving songs. So, with out further ado, I would like to present Timmy the Three-Feathered Turkey. Sing it to the tune of Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer.

Timmy the Three Feathered Turkey

Timmy the three-feathered turkey
was a very ugly bird
and if you ever saw him
you would say he looks quite absurd.

All of the other turkeys
used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Timmy
join in any turkey games.

Then one foggy Thankgiving morn
Farmer came to say:
'Timmy with your meat just right,
won't you be our dinner tonight?'

Then how the turkeys loved him,
as they shouted out with glee.
Timmy the three-feathered turkey,
you'll go down in to tummies!

Thank you, thank you. Yes, the song is amazing. ;)

Today we are going over to my Aunt Andrea's and we are so excited! I am currently baking a Chocolate Chess Pie and hoping it turns out. This is a very temper mental pie. It messes up by the ingredients separate on their own! Seriously, my Grammy has made this pie for years! Every now and then though, the ingredients separate and we have no idea why! It happened to me once and we compared different situations and there is no common factor. So, I just determined that the pie has an attitude problem.
Danny will make the traditional green bean casserole. I love the crunchity onion things that go on top of that. Yum.

Today of course, you are supposed to remember all that you are thankful for. I would just like to say that Danny and I are both incredibly thankful for our families and our friends. We have the best of both. You guys are all so wonderful and so kind. Thank you!
We are also thankful for our church and the guidance we receive from our President/Prophet Thomas S. Monson.
We are also thankful for the opportunity we have to go to BYU, or just college in general. We are thankful for our beautiful little house. It is just perfect for us.

Danny is thankful for John Williams, George Lucas, and their collaborative efforts. He is also thankful for Stars Wars, Legos, and Star Wars Legos.

I am thankful for Erasmus of Provo (our turtle), puppies, penguins, flowers, Steven Spielberg, and British History books.

And OF COURSE Danny and I are thankful for each other.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Mom!

November 26, 2008- Wednesday
(I still don't know if the date thing will work)

My mom's birthday is today. She is turning a certain milestone age that shall remained unnamed. It's 39.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I hope it is awesome.

So, this is a picture of Jenn (my sister-in-law), mom, and me with my goofy smile. This picture was taken at my bridal shower, but I think it is kinda cute of mom and her girls.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Danny is so ridiculously excited. It is pretty funny actually. I mean, I am excited too because the food is delicious and I love to spend time with family. Danny is just really really excited. He enjoys a good excuse to be gluttonous apparently.

Hope all are well!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

100 Cookie Cutters

Wednesday November 19, 2008

I still can not figure out how to get the date stamp. I tried different ways to no avail.

There has been so much going on! Basically all of it has to do with school, so it is really not that exciting. What is exciting though is that this semester is beginning to draw to a close! Hoorah! Danny and I still have several things due, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light is red and green and twinkles because CHRISTMAS IS COMING! I love Christmas time so much! I do NOT love the working retail end of it, but I can manage it. But, before I go off on a Christmas tangent I shall reign(deer) myself back in.

Today Danny and I ventured out and ran some errands. I had a coupon to Bed, Bath & Beyond. I do not go there very often because I usually just go to JCPenney because they have good stuff and because I get a discount, or IKEA, because, well, Ikea rocks. Anywho- Danny is the one that actually found these. It is a tub of 100 cookie cutters! I had been looking for cookie cutters and BAM! Here's more than I could ever use. Best part is that they were only 10 bucks! Let's see, the shapes are color-coded which brings me joy. There are Christmas shapes, Halloween shapes, Easter shapes, hearts, animals, letters, numbers, transportation vehicles, and boots and a cowboy hat! I am especially excited about those last two rather random cookie cutter shapes. In March I am planning on having a Texas Independence Day party for kicks and giggles. I figure we will play games and watch the Alamo with John Wayne, or at least have it playing in the background. Now there can be Texas themed sugar cookies. I am happy.

Around Christmas time my mom always baked a few types of cookies. The sugar cookies were always so delicious. Homemade icing too, yummy! It seems weird to NOT have these cookies around Christmas now so I am going to make them myself! I am excited. Danny is actually excited too. He is not into cookies as much but he will have fun decorating them. But first school needs to be over and I need to have a day off of work.

On a more serious note, there is so much going on in the world right now. Sad things. Hard things. A lot of the persecution arising from the passage of Prop 8 has made me sad. I think right now the most important thing we can do is just to have sympathy and understanding for the other side of this issue. To remember that these people are Heavenly Father's children as well. Unfortunately they are not treating us with tolerance, but this does not condone any hatred from our side. I think and feel a lot more deeply than I have just expressed but I am trying to keep things light on this blog. If you are dying of curiosity for some crazy reason and actually want to talk to me more about this, just let me know.

And anywho- back to being cheerful.

Not much else is going on in the life of the Bakkers. Thanksgiving break is coming up. Danny is so excited for Thanksgiving. That kid loves to eat. I am opening Black Friday. I have to be there a little before 4am. I actually requested this because I get off at 1pm. I will come home, take a little nap and then I have the rest of the day! This is what I was scheduled last year too and it was so nice to just go in, get my shift over and done with, and have the rest of the day to play!

I hope all are well!

Monday, November 03, 2008


Danny and I had a great Halloween. We dressed up as Professor Remus J. Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (just call her Tonks though) from Harry Potter. I got to have purple hair. Apparently I look pretty good with purple hair. I might have to make it permanent! Just kidding. I'm sure BYU and the JCP would love that.

Here is a picture of me dressed up as Tonks.

Please check out the boots I am wearing. They're almost like a combat boot! I also have on these fabulous textured tights. Oh, and of course I am wearing my necklace that I got at Scarborough Faire my freshman year in highschool. It has a wolf on one of the sides of the pendant! The other side is the Tudor rose. I'm kind of a nerd, huh? But anyway, I wore the wolf side. That green shirt is a thermal type shirt. The coolest thing about it is that the sleeves go down and have little holes you can stick your thumbs through. I am so excited about this!! Sleeves are RARELY long enough but these will keep the sleeves down and my wrists covered! Usually during the winter you see jacket, a little bit of wrist showing, and then gloves.
Anyway, back to Halloween.

And here is a shot of Danny as Prof. Lupin

For his costume we went to DI and bought him an old sport coat and some old pants. Oddly enough the pants are Staffords! (JcPenney's Men's clothing line). And the pants were about 3 sizes too big. That is ok though. Nothing that a belt can't fix! He wore a grey shirt and tie that he already had. The shoes he is wearing are old left over shoes from his mission. We bought him a new pair awhile ago, but apparently he kept these ones. Why? I really do not know. I don' think he knows either.

Here's a close up me so you can see the hair better.

By the way, that is my favorite Halloween decoration. It is a blackbird (maybe a raven?) sitting on a tombstone looking thing. Every time I see it, I think of The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe and you've got have some Poe around Halloween.

And this is Danny's face. I tried to make a cool scar because he is a werewolf and all. I tried to use some of my eye shadows to give him a more tired look as well.

You can see the scar going across his nose and onto his cheek. It extended onto his for head as well.
I am not sure what this expression is, but he does it from time to time.

To celebrate Halloween we went to a party at one of our friends apartments. We had a great time playing games. We played Scattegories which made me happy because that is my latest party game addiction.

In other news: School is still busy. Danny loves his job. He has another gig apart from the Law School website. I guess a few other departments at BYU were very impressed with the new design on the Law School website. The Chemistry department asked part of team that Danny is with to work on their website. Danny knows his way around Flash pretty well so they asked him to help out too. Danny is happy about this project. He likes doing all this computer stuff.

Not much else is going on. I plan on voting tomorrow. I hope they don't run out of stickers! :D