Sep 24, 2009


Dear Sambo (my mom) and Bee (my grandma),

I'm so excited that you are coming to visit this weekend!

I know you are both bad with directions, so I made you a map.


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Don't Be Jealous....

But I met Lady Gaga at the Coconino County Fair

isn't she glorious?
I wonder if she has a Charlotte?
I would like to have a pig when I grow up.

Sep 23, 2009


we know. we have a problem.

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Julie, Taylor, Nathan

Sep 22, 2009

Happy Fall

happy first day of fall everyone!

definitely one of my favorite
 things about this season is......

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The one and only PSL. YUM.

Sep 21, 2009

Pop goes the Hansens

this is what happens when you leave your soda in the car during the summer in Phoenix.
Also, did you notice how spotty and dirty my car is?
Are you judging?
I would be.
That is what happens here during Monsoon season.
The rains come in, then the dust blows.
The monsoons are lovely and I would miss them if they ever went away. The dust, however, I could live without.
photos from monsoon while driving to Flagstaff...


Music Monday

Sep 18, 2009

Do you know what this is?

It is the meanest thing that ever existed.
Not really, but it is close.
This is the booze section at my neighborhood Safeway.
There is a camera to the right of this photo.
A security camera.
SO, when you walk down the booze aisle you see a REAR-VIEW of yourself waddling down toward the Ketel One.
No one needs to see themselves at that angle.
I showed my mom (who is very small) this awful contraption once while she was visiting me and I had to pry her away. She just kept staring and crying. It also widens your ass by at least 60%.
Maybe they should keep their monitors to themselves.
just saying.

Sep 17, 2009

My mom is funny

This conversation cracked me up.

ME: Someone just tweeted this and it cracked me up, "Does anyone know where they sell motivation? Preferrably someplace where they sell HoHos bc I don't want to stop at 2 places."

MOM: that is funny. is motivation one of those red bull drinks or did they really mean MOTIVATION?

PS...the funny person who sent this tweet is @spirit_fingers

My weekend

Last weekend I....

- Dropped off a gift certificate for LisaG at Twestival and stayed for a drink
- Had blood drawn inside of a grocery store for a food allergy test with Amber. I've been getting itchy lately. It was funny having my blood drawn in the middle of the protien bar aisle, but hey, it was way less expensive than going to the doctor
-Went antique shopping and had lunch with my Aunt. I found some GREAT old postcards for the candles we're making for BlissFest. Can't wait to scan them so that I can show you
- Went to a cocktail party with Nathan and Julie where we drank delicious drinks and ate bacon.
- Took a long nap on Sunday afternoon
- Went to dinner at Ticoz with roomie. Delicious, as usual.

Sep 16, 2009

Flagstaff Fair

have you ever tried one of these?!?!
it is a deep fried oreo and it is DELICIOUS.
i was super grossed out at first, but nick and tom wanted to try them and how could i say no to those faces?
you're right, i couldn't!
(don't tell my other 'get healthy' blog or it will be really mad at me)
more fun fair photos.....
nick, tom, tay
the end.

Sep 15, 2009

Pretty Please?

So, remember this spring when I stopped posting completely and some readers sent me emails asking WTF happened to me?

Taste of the Nation, Arizona happened to me.

I was the chair (along with my friend Stephanie) of this lovely charity event that helps feed hungry children. ALL of the proceeds from this event go toward charities, which makes it a unique culinary event in Phoenix.

WELL, I was thrilled to find out a week ago that our event has been nominated by Arizona Foothills Magazine for BEST annual charity event!

I am so flattered. We all worked so hard on this (especially Julie, who served as our lovely auction chair) and this is truly the icing on the cake. Please see her post about Taste! (

Anyway, we currently have only 2% of the vote.  Sad, right?


The link is a little testy. Sometimes you have to hit refresh for it to take you to the correct page.

You can vote once a day.

Also, friends of mine who own Urban Cookies/Ollie Cakes have been nominated for best dessert. Vote for them too please!

Sep 13, 2009


are you reading my other blog?

i hope so.

Sep 11, 2009


Thank you, 99.9, for playing Amy Grant. You just made my night.

Sep 10, 2009

So Tired


so snuggly

Sep 8, 2009

more photos of iddy bitty babies coming soon. :)

Sep 7, 2009

A Fairytale

I am sad tonight.
I'll explain more later,
but it is difficult for me to live in this city.
Sometimes I feel very alone.
Especially after having a weekend
full of baby love with my Flagstaff family.
I cried when I got home.
In the shower.
The shower is the best place to cry, I think.
I was contemplating this in the shower as I was crying tonight. Crying in bed can be comforting,
but then the sad in your tears
stays in your pillows.
And no one wants a sad bed, right?
I've decided that when you cry in the shower,
your tears travel down the drain away from you.
And, as we know,
(thanks Nemo)
all drains lead to the ocean.
Once the tears hit the salty sea water
they turn into black pearls
and are worn by
who swim your sad far, far away.

And everyone lives happily ever after.

Good bye, good bye.

Music Monday

I will dance to this some day at my wedding...

Sep 4, 2009

Off to the Mountains....

I'm heading to Flagstaff again this weekend and realized that I didn't even post any photos from the LAST time I went to Flagstaff!
Silly me.
Here are some highlights of my bebes.

tommy and taylor
tommy contemplating his next mussle bite.
snuggle time
either kate or olivia. i can't tell the difference between these two in photos.
big sister anna
sleepy girls
so snuggly

going for a walk in the THREE seater stroller!
It's hillllllllarious.
baby spiral
my sNICKerdoodle
sometimes you just have to rock-it-out
we heart lady gaga
maggie swinging...
shiny girls!
big sister sam
lots more to after this weekend!
the fair is in town too.

Sep 3, 2009


I know that I am OH so behind. I had such a good blog rhythm going, then I lost it!
However, last week was a REALLY bad work week and then this guy (my Boston bff) came to town, so there was lots of fun to be had with friends, old and new.