Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We may or may not have been crying with laughter as we pulled out some of my great aunt's clip-on spanglies...
They looked great on Bonnie, so I clipped them on my ears...but... one kept slipping off due to the lack of spring in the clip.
So we naturally proceeded to imagine the conversations at the gala in the event that the earring starts to slip and fall off...
One thing led to another and pretty soon I ended up like this...
Sunday, June 19, 2011
What?! How is this possible?
They actually train their hair to not produce oil...it's obviously a process, but they did it, so they don't need to wash their hair and it keeps their hairs healthy.
When their hair starts to get oily, they comb it a million times with a bristle brush, put it in a sumo bun on top of their hair with the ends tucked in, and in the morning their hair is not oily anymore. The oils somehow recirculate and...don't really know, but kind of cool.
SO I decided to try it.
I went almost a whole week without washing it and for a few days, I woke up and my hair was significantly less oily than the night before when brushing... pretty cool.
More to come on this.
She got it done Wednesday morning and I told her she HAD to come to powerstand for lunch because we were having a hoe down and launching our second core value.
She showed up with her red face...AND gave an announcement in front of the whole company, what a trooper. The CEO laughed when he saw her, but other than that it was great!
Core Value #2: Keep the Cattle Moving... everything turned out great!
Coming back from laying on the beach was definitely like jumping into a cold pool after being in the jacuzzi-a nice refreshing slap in the face to every cell in the bod.
Wednesday was powerstand and I decided to mix things up and serve cold cereal. It was a total smash hit! Everyone loved it, we had tons, and it came in under the budge. Brilliant. Eventually this table of guys just carried bags of cereal and a gallon of milk to their table to cut down on time going back to the serving area multiple times. You know, we are efficient at One on One.
In addition to shopping for cold cereal at Costco Tuesday night, I was thinking about what I would share if I was ever asked to share what "Throw Your Hat Over the Wall" meant to me. This was the first Core Value that we launch as a company a few weeks ago and I got to be part of the process and watch it come to fruition.
My favorite part of the "Throw Your Hat Over the Wall" story is the end when it says (after the one traveler had thrown his hat over the wall) "and they had no choice but to continue". An experience in my life when I threw my hat over the wall was when I went to China. I bought my $2200 Opening Ceremonies ticket for the Beijing Olympics, essentially throwing my hat over the wall, I had no choice but to continue and successfully get to China. Everything fell in to place and I made it China only to discover that my ticket was fake. I was devastated, I wanted my hat back. However, I learned that the process of getting over the wall was more important than getting my hat back.
Also this week, we had a competition for most creative title, mine was Meredith "Ashton Blvd, as in driving down the" Because our office borders Ashton Blvd so I get questions all the time about if that street was named after me, to which I affirm that it most definitely was.
Sunday was baby Jonathan's blessing. It was so fun to go to church with all my family-I mean we stayed for the whole block, so Sunday School and Relief Society with everyone was such a treat. Then we all gathered at Christina and Sean's for potato bar and yummy other stuff.
After the gathering, Pete and I headed down for our "YSA Stake Reorganization". No changes for me in my ward, but we are a YSA stake now! We had a All-Star line-up...Jule Beck ( I went up and met her), Jay Jensen, Von Keetch (previous stake pres-love him), Steven Snow...wow, they really do care about the YSA of the church. I mean I knew that, but they sent their best to handle this stake conference and I was impressed.
Sucdicul the masicl was awesome.
They sang a bunch of songs.
I loved it. (picture of Cat in the Hat's hat)
(Other side in all different colors)
I Love Dr. Suce!
I Love Dr. Seuss
Thank you for inviting me to the play. (Big Heart)
Picture of Horton sitting on Mazy's egg and holding the bud with the Who's on it in the storm.
Love it so much! Thanks Joe Pa and Shauntell for raising such brilliant girls!
After the visit and thank you hugs, I went over for Peter's ordination to the Melchizedek Priesthood in preparation for his mission to Bangalore, India-so excited!! It was awesome! Pete shared his testimony, Dad shared his thoughts on ordaining and giving the blessing, Stu piped in about some mission experiences when he used the priesthood, and Mom and I chimed in with our 2 cents. The main thought that was brought up was that the priesthood is used for service, we cannot lay our hands on our own head, they are to be used to bless others.
Afterward I took Pete and Stu out to Kneaders, undivided attention and time with my brothers over good good food, doesn't get better than that. It is one of Stu's favorite places, so I really had to talk him arm into coming, spending time with me was the biggest draw. :)After a yummy dinner, I went to my friend Eve's "Dread Party", she is putting dreads in her hair. I know, right? I put in 5 or 6 dreads during the hour that I was there. Super involved process and not as unsanitary or repulsive as I imagined.
This is what visiting teaching is all about right? responding to whatever needs they have, even back combing small groups of hair for an hour on Friday evening. Definitely a "Dear Diary" or as in this case, on the blog.
I did these 6 dreads...in the hour that I was there.
She is committed for a whole year of dreads.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Our team (before)... "The Team Formerly Known as Prince" (we have the Prince symbol on our wife beaters)
The girls...Rachel, Krista, Bonnie, Mere...totally ready for this...we are clean.
The final hill with huge sprinklers and a giant water slide!
After crossing the finish line...so dirty. It's pretty impossible not to look like this after finishing the race.