Sunday, December 21, 2008

We Can't Miss Uncle David's Song!

For those of you who have read my post from earlier this morning there is a part two that I was waiting to post until after a certain announcement was posted on Melissa Turney's blog. The announcement is that Sean's older sister Melissa and her husband Adam are having their first child and making Margie and Tim grandparents in the process! It is all very exciting!
Now getting to the reason for the interesting title of this post. After leaving my family party we, Sean and I, went to the Marsden Family party, aka Lesley's Famous Christmas Extravaganza! The drive there was definitely memorable as Sean was on the phone with one of his parents every seven minutes asking them to please stall the traditional talent show so that he wouldn't miss Uncle David's legendary songs. We got to Bountiful in one piece and were soon being entertained by talent upon talent. I can honestly say that Uncle David’s song was worth speeding for. Everyone did such a wonderful job! From little Rebecca on the piano and Mason on the maracas to Grandpa Alan singing beautifully, I was very impressed!
After the talent show the whole family, alone with many friends, broke into a chorus of “Wrong Song” where every individual picks a favorite Christmas song and sings it all at once. Happy Havoc rang through the cultural hall and I couldn’t stop laughing. This game ended and then with an entrance of Jingle Bells Santa came and it was such a joy to watch as children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren sat on the Big Man’s lap. Thanks to a thoughtful family I even got a present and gave Santa my Christmas wish.
Soon games broke out and the true Marsden flare shown through. I was so happy to be welcome so kindly into such a wonderful family. There was not a dull moment which makes sense because this is definitely not a dull family.

My Heritage and Christmas!

I love my family so much and that also includes my extended family. The Brutsch's are such wonderful people, from Grandpa, Helen, and Grandma to little Lucy(still in Lauren's tummy) they are all Amazing! It was wonderful to get to see them all this Christmas. The party started with me introducing Sean to my family. My whole family did a wonderful job of making him feel welcome and Sean with his well mastered people skills just fit right in. Next we blessed the food and then started eating. The food was delicious and the family made it even better with laughter, talk and joking with Katherine about here new boyfriend:) Grandma Brutsch then sat down with the little kids and explained to them what the items we are familiar with around Christmas time really mean. It was a wonderful presentation and I hope a lasting tradition.
One of the things I love most about my family, and trust me there are a lot of things to love, is the pride we have in our hardworking heritage. My Grandparents were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the wonderful country of Switzerland when my Mom was around three to four years old. Because of this conversion they left Switzerland to come to the United States. Although they left Switzerland my family's Swiss blood is still strong in all of our veins. Christmas for us is filled with traditions because of this heritage. So at this very wonderful Christmas party all of us got in our cars and drove to a somewhat secluded pine tree to place our Polish:) candles on it and sing the familiar Christmas songs.
I love this tradition! Christmas is not Christmas in my family if this tradition does not take place. I am who I am because of my heritage and I am thankful for the traditions that remind me of that.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dear Jenna!!!! Tag you are it!

Jenna don't be alarmed!

Dear Jenna Marin!

I don't really know how to tell you this, but I dislike your eyelashes. I think I realized this when your dog humped my leg, outside your office and I saw you sit on my knee caps. I'm sure you're ashamed enough to understand that there is no solution to you being dumb. I'm returning your toe ring to you, but I'll keep the oil tank from your car as a memory. You should also know that I get sick when I think of your feet and thanks for the cocaine.

With tears of sadness,

Carly

NOW YOU, Pick a friend, any friend, choose the correct answers, and fill in the blanks in the message at the bottom. Tag them, See what they say. It's Funny!

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue – our romance is over
Red – our affair is over
White – I’m joining the Convent
Black – I dislike your eyelashes
Green – our socks don't match
Grey – you're a pervert
Yellow – I'm selling myself for candy
Pink – your nostrils are insulting
Brown – the mafia wants you
No shirt – you're mean
Other – I'm in love with your cat (purple!!!)

2. Which is your birth month?
January – that night you picked your nose
February – last year when you peed your pants
March – when your dwarf bit me
April – when I tripped on peanut butter
May – when I threw up in your sock drawer
June – when you punched me in the face
July – when you smacked my butt
August – when I saw the purple monkey
September – when you farted in the bathtub
October – when I quoted Forest Gump
November – when your dog humped my leg
December – when I finally changed my underwear

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos – in your apartment
Lasagna – in your car
Pasta – outside of your office
Hamburgers – under the bus
Salad – as you were eating
Kraft DinnerChicken – in your closet
Kebab – with Jean
Chr├ętienFish – in a clown suit
Sandwiches – at the Elton John concert
Pizza – at the mental hospital
Hot dog – under a street light
Other – with George Bush and Stephen Harper

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow – hit on
Red – insult
Black – ignore
Blue – knock out
Purple – pour syrup on
White – carve your initials into
Grey – pull the clothes off
Brown – put whipped cream on
Orange – castrate
Pink – pull the pants off of
Barefoot – sit on
Other – drive over

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black – my boyfriend
White – my father
Grey – the Catholic Priest
Brown – your ‘My Little Pony’ collection
Purple – my corned beef hash
Red – my knee caps
Blue – my salt-beef bucket
Yellow – my illegitimate child in Ghana
Orange – my Blink 182 cd
Pink – the Montreal Canadian’s goalie
None – my prized statue of Michael Jackson in the nude
Other - the elephant in the corner

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs – manO.C. – emotional
One Tree Hill – open
Heroes – frostbitten
Lost – high
House – sly
Simpsons – cowardly
The news – scarred
Idol – masochistic
Family Guy – senile
Top Model – middle-class
Other – ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy – how awful you are
Sad – how boring you are
Bored – that Santa doesn't exist
Angry – that your smell makes me vomit
Depressed – that we’re related
Excited – that I may pee my pants
Nervous – the middle-east is planning their revenge on you
Worried – that your car sucks
Apathetic – that you need a sex-change
Ashamed – that I'm allergic to your earlobes
Cuddly – that I eat garbage
Silly – that there is no solution to you being dumb
Other – that your driving sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White/Beige – your toe ring
Yellow – your love letters to me
Red – your Elton John poster
Black – your pet rock
Blue – the couch cushions
Green – the pictures from Vegas
Orange – your false teeth
Brown – your nose hair clippers
Grey – our matching snoopy underwear
Purple – your New Kids on the Block blanket
Pink – the cut toenails
Other – your booger collection

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B – your photo with the mustache drawn on it
C/D – the oil tank from your car
E/F – your neighbor's dog
G/H – my chastity belt
I/J – the results of that blood-sample
K/L – your left ear
M/N – your book of poetry
O/P – my common sense
Q/R – your mom
S/T – your collection of butterflies
U/V – your criminal record
W/X – your glass eye
Y/Z – your lock of hair

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B – told my psychiatrist about the bruises
C/D – never will forget that night
E/F – always wanted to break your legs
G/H – hate your cooking
I/J – mocked you behind your back constantly
K/L – will tell the authorities that you did not steal that whale in the back yard
M/N – gave my confession today about the moose poaching
O/P – was interviewed about the car you stole
Q/R – always will remember the pep talks
S/T – get sick when I think of your feet
U/V – will try to forget that you broke my heart
W/X – haven’t showered in a month
Y/Z – am better off without you

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Soft drink – I’m off to lead a new life as a lemon
Coffee – I will haunt you when I’m incarnated as an
EskimoMilk – the apartment building is on fire
Water – thanks for the cocaine
Cider – I have a passionate interest for mice
Juice – you ruined my attempts at another world war and world domination
Mineral water – you should get that embarrassing rash checked
Hot Chocolate – your cucumber fetish is weird
Beer – I'm scratching my butt as you read this
Wine – our friendship is ruined
Hard Liquor – I love Oprah Winfrey
Other – you should stop picking your nose

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand – Warm tingly sensations
Australia – Best of luck on the sex change
France – Love always
Spain – Go drown yourself
China – You make me sick
Germany – Please don’t hurt me
Japan – Go milk a cow
Greece – Your everlasting enemy
USA – Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt – Kiss my butt
England – With tears of sadness

NOW ITS YOUR TURN!

Dear (_YOUR FRIEND'S NAME_),

I don't really know how to tell you this, but (_1_). I think I realized it (_2_), (_3_) and I saw you (_4_) (_5_).I'm sure you're (_6_) enough to understand (_7_).I'm returning (_8_) to you, but I'll keep (_9_) as a memory.You should also know that I (_10_) and (_11_).

(_12_),
(_YOUR NAME_)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GOAL!!!

I have a new goal! Many of you will think it is funny but I am sharing it with you because if I tell people then I will have more reason to do it. My new goal is......by the end of next semester.......to have run a total of 25 5Ks at the gym. If I do this that means I will have run a total of about 77.5 miles. I really want to be able to work up to a half marathon and this is going to be my first step.
YEAH TO EXERCISE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Watch it!

Everyone please watch this video. It was put together by students at BYU and it really reflects the joy that can be found around the world instead of the pain and hurt we are so accustom to seeing. The story behind this music video is also on the website and I encourage to you read it! Love you all and I hope you all have joy this Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I Never Knew Spaghetti Could Be This FUN!

























After about an hour of lying on our very dirty kitchen floor, we hadn't cleaned it yet, the winner of the game was crowned! The winner was...... Drum roll please......... Jeralyn(Jer) with 73 pieces of spaghetti, Vanessa took second with 61 pieces, and I gallantly took third with 60! I will never look at spaghetti again as just a type of pasta!!