Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Movie Quiz Answers

OK--here are the answers. In retrospect, maybe they were a bit too hard. It would've been easier with wav or mp3 files, but then it probably would've given the movie away. So, in the answers, I've included audio of the quotes I could find online; maybe they'll seem more familiar. Here it goes.
1. "Where da white women at?"--the black sheriff in Blazing Saddles, when he's trying to get the attention of the KKK. http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=Blazing_Saddles&quote=whitewmn.txt&file=whitewmn.mp3
2. "Crazy drunk driver"--the bum in Back to the Future when Marty returns to 1985. http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=gog&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=Back_To_The_Future&quote=drunkdriver.txt&file=drunkdriver.mp3
3. "Andy--you GOONIE!"--Troy as he yells down the well when Andy only sends up the letterman's jacket. (Sorry, I couldn't find a file for this one).
4. "I am an F...B...I...a-GENT"--the immortal Keanu Reeves in Point Break SAD! No files online of this, either (and I looked).
5. "Never rub another man's rhubarb"--Jack as the Joker in Batman.

Bossy girl?

Please don't tell me Ellie is already into the LA style scene. I need to graduate first before she spends of all her daddy's money. Aunt Amy, is this your doing?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Movie Quiz!

So the other day, Brad Sims Google messaged me, said he was tired of studying, and asked for me to distract him. So I decided to give him five random movie quotes, some hard and others easy, but all reasonably answerable by someone from our generation. I was sad that he only got two of five. But, I am happy to report, I am very impressed with Fat Tim, who nailed all five with no hesitation. So let's see if anyone out there can equal his feat--bring on the quotes!
1. "Where da white women at?"
2. "Crazy drunk driver."
3. "ANDY! You GOONIE!"
4. "I am an F...B...I...a-GENT!"
5. "Never rub another man's rhubarb."

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bath Time!

We couldn't resist putting another picture of Ellie in her bath. She loves it! It's so cute--when it's bath time and we start to undress her, she laughs and laughs! And we didn't get the best smile in the picture, but she "talks" and smiles the whole time. Here she is!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Monkey Business

I don't know what monkeys have to do with Christmas, but here is Ellie in her new jammies with Christmas monkeys (check out the candy canes in their hands).

Ellie and her Bear

Fweetness in action.

A Hi-Dee-Ho Reunion With Mr. Hanky (This is for you Bonnie!)

Yes boys and girls, it's that time of year again. It's been awhile, but Mr. Hanky has made his way back into our home and he's here to stay. True story. A few years ago, Bonnie and I had a lesbian roommate at the BYU (we're pretty sure she was, even though she claimed to have a boyfriend with whom she enjoyed "woodchipping"). Her old mission companion called her "Parks", in reference to her last name Parker, and she left messages on our answering machine daily asking Emily to go play softball with her. Emily's favorite things to do were: 1). Pick her zits in the mirror; 2). Look at a favorite picture of her and her mission companion giving each other piggyback rides; 3). Write messages (with Bonnie's paper), tack them on the bathroom mirror as if she were management, telling Bonnie and I to clean "our" mold off the shower that she used as well; 4). Tell the bishop that her roommates were breaking the Honor Code; and 5). Suck up Bonnie's necklace in the vaccuum cleaner and never pay her back. She was a pretty cool roommate; pretty, pretty, pretty cool.

So what does this have to do with Mr. Hanky? During our time together as roommates Emily invited her mother and her mother's friend to stay with us for 2 weeks. Yes, 2 weeks. Needless to say, it was a crazy time, mainly because Emily's mom was legally insane and she continually talked about all her many problems (which were mostly bowel related). Her mother carried a gallon bag of meds (I am not joking) and was constantly popping pills.

Well, early one morning during their stay, I ventured into the bathroom and what to my wondering eyes did appear but poop smears all over the outside of the toilet and lid. Naturally it must have been made by Mr. Hanky because no one in their right mind would leave that much poo all over the toilet for everyone to see. I screamed "Eew" aloud, and promptly left.

To make an already long story short, the poo had miraculously disappeared when I returned to the bathroom a half-hour later. Bonnie and I are pretty sure that it was not Mr. Hanky after all, but probably Emily's mother. Or Emily's mother's friend. Or Emily. But Emily's mom WAS the one who frequently told us of her bowel fits. But thinking it was Mr. Hanky makes it a lot easier to remember.

Simply because we can

Daddy's Girl

Last night during dinner we placed Ellie and her bear in her Bumbo so she could participate in one of her favorite pastimes...watching sports??? Yes, Andrew has already got to her and turned her into a sports fanatic. She really loves football and will even laugh when watching basketball. Here she's watching Missouri-Oklahoma. She was sad Mizzou lost since she already dislikes Stoops and is sad that LSU might have another chance at the BCS title game.

Greenie's Christmas Wish

Well, we sure are surprised that our first Christmas card of the season came from Aunt Greenie up in the Great Northwest. Well, we liked her card so much we decided to place it on our blog and share it with all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Happy Aftermath

Part of the fun of breast-feeding your baby is finding out what foods do not transfer well from Mommy to baby. Well, we found out that Ellie does NOT like green chilies. They give her gas and a sick tummy. So despite it being rough for her for awhile, Ellie finally felt better today. Please excuse the numerous shameless pics.

Bumbo Baby

Here's Ellie chillin' in her Bumbo--a specialized chair that helps little ones strengthen their stomach, back, and neck muscles to prepare them for sitting. She loves hers--and Andrew plops her in whenever a big game is on so she can watch with daddy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

We just had a very memorable and unique Thanksgiving! It was memorable in that Shawna made her first Thanksgiving meal ever! And it was unique in that half of the Elms were missing (Grammy Liz and Fat Tim, Challa, Amy were on a cruise with cousins the Wallaces and Papa and Pepa) and Shawna's mom and siblings Rick, John, and Michelle all came down from Lodi to spend the day with us, Papa Bill, and Grandma Lois and Grandpa Bill.
And to tell the truth, the meal turned out deliciously! Shawna's turkey was amazing, she nailed Papa's dressing, and there were great sides and pies galore!
Also, we also had the pleasure of meeting John's girlfriend, Sara, for the first time, and she has our endorsement!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Baby Legs

So......... I have recently become obsessed with buying fun knee socks (not funny socks, jokes.) I mean it, every where we go I have to stop and check out the socks, Andrew is getting a lot bugged. Why the craze??? I discovered that they can make the coolest baby leggings, they cost a lot less than buying pants and its super easy to check for that dirty diaper! Check out these baby legs- don't you want to bite those chunky thighs?

Friday, November 9, 2007


Wow, Mommy and Daddy were way more scared for this day than Ellie was! She did so well. We went to the doctor expecting two shots and she got four. The fourth was the worst, she cried, and Mommy almost cried too, but as soon as she was able to be held she fell asleep. She's a keeper! Next up, round two....................

Ellie's Blessing Day

It was a lovely sunny day and fun was had by all. We want to thank all family and friends for joining and good job daddy for that beautiful blessing!

Ellie Ink

Gotta love baby tattoos, FDA and mother approved. These tattoos are bad ace and it turns out even trashier on babies-who would have thought? But oh how funny and cute! We have more where this came from and having way too much fun. Thanks Bonz! Also had to share our halloween door, we scared all 4 or 5 trick or treaters we had out of their minds:)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ellie as Art

Our good friend Mike Daines made this, featuring Ellie as Pubert as the centerpiece of his work that he culled from his Google Reader today.
Very cool!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Congrats Brooke!

It's official! Our good friend Brooke Daines just got hired to do graphic design for General Motors. So get ready--GM stuff is going to look a heck of a lot cooler!

Dinner with the Horspools

We were invited over to Bryan and Jamie Horspool's on Sunday night for dinner and we spent time with them and their two adorable little girls, Grace and Reagan. Dinner was delicious, and we ended the night playing their new Wii. But here is little Gracie with Ellie, and this picture was too adorable to not post.

Trunk-or-Treat with the Elms/Addams

On Saturday, we all headed up to the church building for a Tri-Ward Trunk-or-Treat activity. Even though we didn't go for long, or even for candy, we were excited to get all dressed up for Ellie's first Halloween. We kicked around a few ideas, but we ended up going as the Addams Family--with Andrew as Gomez, Shawna as Morticia, and Ellie as Pubert (for those unfamiliar with Pubert--shame on you--check out "Addams Family Values" again). Duh-duh-duh-duhn *snap* *snap*!

The Family Addams

Momma Morticia and Baby Pubert

Baby Ellie!

Rockin' the 'stache!

Daddy Gomez and Pubert

Daddy-daughter in Mustache unity

Ellie goes to her first birthday party

This past Saturday, October 27, Ellie went to her first birthday party, that of her little friend, Gavin Jones. Here is the pic of Jones family. Happy Birthday Gavin!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Pretty N' Pink

Ellie took her first trip to Bakersfield and had so much fun visiting her grandparents and great-grandparents! Grammy Liz gave her this adorable pink polka dot dress.
We just love the fun hair piece!

Shawna and the babe are about to get out of the house!!!