Sunday, March 29, 2009


So yesterday was the Festival of Colours. A celebration of Hare Krishna, at the Krishna temple in Spanish Fork.

There was a lot of singing of this:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

and dancing to go along. it was SOO Much fun!

The best part was throwing the colors. they had these bags of coloured chalk to buy that you threw after the countdown and then throughout the rest of the celebration. It was SOO much fun. The thing is to wear white.. so that is what i did.

By participating i probably somehow joined their church.. i don't even know. but all know was that i was having a goodtime.

Below you can see what the chalk throwing looked like from afar

The temple kind of looked the great and spacious building!!! haha...

Diego really was covered. his face was all green and he put an imprint in Courts shirt.. it was pretty sweet.

This is us before:
And after/during:

Yah.. we were dancing.. i got on mike's shoulders.. it was awesome

My friend Dan did his east indian dancing (he actually went to a class once and legit learned how to east indian dance)

The colors all sort of blending on my shirt.. and looked like a ugly shade of gray. but believe me it was fun, and the colors were bright and all over the place. Poor kaiti had pink in her blond hair, and it left its mark.

ON the way home we stopped at cracker barrel for dinner. we got SOO much food and it tasted SOO good. but perhaps it was just cause we were SOo hungry. Just some good home cooked food, biscuits, cornbread.. meatloaf (for some.. not me, but i thought of you dad) and i tried deep fried okra... which of course i liked cause it was deepfried

... it was just like mom used to make.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

golden birthday

Its Candi's birthday.. and for such an occasion i have made a list ( i love lists) for her (i love candi)

25 PLUS reasons why i love candi and more than 25 pictures of her

1. she loves her sisters

2. she makes a great looking eskimo

3. she plays games with me and grandma, even if i beat them both SOO bad

4. she is a very hard worker

5. she looks great in pictures

6. she looks great on the beach

7. this. whenever there is this, its always good.

8. she loves me (obviously)

9. we made this ^(our teepee with a fire in it) and then were able to make it into this:

10 . if you ever need someone to play scary spice when you dress up as the spice girls.. she's your girl

11. she keeps her drugs organized in baggies. (okay.. its only baking soda.. but it looks kind of like drugs)

12. she loves the Calgary Stampede as much as i do, and will eat all that food with me

13. she was there with me when i saw this ^

14. she can set up at tent and rough it for the night

15. she doesn't let a little rain, rain on her parade (this was taken after the raymond parade)

16. she always is at important milestones in our lives

17. she painted me this

18. she likes to do this ALL The time (jk.. )

19. cause of jenelles face in this pictures.. just pure laughter.

20. she is the best nurse eVER!!!

(wait.. candi.. shouldn't grandma be in that chair?)

21 .we have a lot of fun together. so much laughter

22. she looks great in Grandpa Takahashi's sweaters

23. she is a really good aunt

24. she has a healthy apetite

25. she likes strawberry tarts, her apetite is healthy

26. she has a healthy apetite and it includes these... ewww i have so much respect for her eating this and enjoying

27. best bubble tea date

28. her fashion sense is amazing. hello VOGUE. check it out

29. she proudly wore these water shoes with me

30. she looks more tennis player-ish than the williams sisters.

31. more stuff for vogue.

32. we have great ideas together. like this stadium seating.

33. she does the signature peace sign so professionally

34. she doesn't get along too well with luggage, and she still uses it.

35. all the bonding time we have got to have because of working together so many times

36. because she is tough enough to wear pink

like really.. i love this girl. i have learned so much from her and she is just an awesome sister.

happy golden birthday.

can't wait to see you SOON!!!