Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A useful list of "Last Minute Cat Puns Halloween Costumes"

So this year for Halloween, I chose to be a...

... because really, without the cat ears I'm just a plain old cat burglar.

But then I started brainstorming all of the other Halloween costumes you can do with a set of cat ears. My pals, Natalie and Daphne, gave some excellent ideas as well. We came up with the greatest "Last-Minute-Cat-Puns-Halloween-Costumes" collection you've ever seen.

I mean really, have you ever seen those articles for "Last Minute Halloween Costumes", only to find that their definition of "last minute" is 2-3 hours? In addition, you better have an entire craft store in your closet?

These seriously only take a couple of minutes... you just need a set of cat ears and one or two other supplies.

Oh and sorry but there are no sexy cat costumes here (I would probably break the internet posting such pictures of myself). 

This is just good ol' fashion cat puns. 

Cat ears + Trash =

Cat ears + 'TOM' name tag =

Cat ears + Pajamas + optional "Jazz Hands" or cool dance moves =

Cat ears + Pajamas + Sleeping after partyin' =

Cat ears + Looking like you're scared all the time =

Cat Ears + "STEVENS" name tag + optional guitar =

Cat ears + A friend who likes cat puns and is also wearing cat ears =

Other possible costumes:
Cat Ears + A scratch across your face + a thermometer = "Cat Scratch Fever".
Cat Ears + Walk around the party grabbing other people's tongues = Cat got your tongue.
Cat Ears + Bum clothes = Feral Cat
Cat Ears + Carry around a fish = Cat Fish
Cat Ears + Steal stuff from the party = A REAL Cat Burglar

There you have it. Have a happy and lazy Halloween.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Trees

Greer, AZ
I've got a list of a thousand things to do, but I'm going to stop for one minute and share to everyone how much I love my family and friends right now.

Here's why:

· He loves to eat waffles at least twice a week, and plan fun outings, and drink soda late at night, and watch scary TV shows, and listen to music all the day long, and plant luscious green winter grass, and go for walks to look at holiday lawn decorations, and record an a m a z i n g album that I am so proud of.

· She has cute pigtails and curly hair, and loves "bubbus" and "doggies", and loves to chase around a ball, and give kisses with delayed 'smack' sounds, and obsess over new shoes, and push grocery carts, and eat an entire apple on a stick, and have dance parties.

· They invite us over for Sunday dinner every Sunday, and prepare us 72 hour kits so we don't have to, and take June to the carousel to ride at least 6 times, and they sew us curtains and blankets, and buy ten different kinds of cheeses, and challenge me to Tetris to which I win triumphantly or lose terribly.

· They throw parties at the last minute that look like it took weeks to prepare for, and serve soup in bread bowls, they recommend good music and TV because I'm so out of the loop, and they have pizza ovens in their backyard with every pizza topping you can dream of, and they are talented and help me to remember to push myself and, most importantly, they make me laugh.

This is terribly written, but it's true.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oo-da-lolley golly what a day...

William's family came to town last week, so we spent the day at the fair. 

We rode the Ferris Wheel and ate plenty of fried foods.

While June seemed hypnotized by the color, lights, food, and noise, I was hypnotized by the inhabitants there. The fair makes for some fine people-watching.

Monday, October 8, 2012

General Conference

I always feel so enlightened after conference. The messages always come at exactly the right time for me. 

This was quoted at the General Relief Society Meeting from Sister Burton's talk:

The words, "empower us", kept repeating in my mind after I heard them. I love this idea of feeling empowered, or having more confidence and strength. I listened to the rest of conference, with this message in mind. I realized that it will take much study and service on my part.

It's time to get to work. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Greer 2012

Greer was tops this year. There is just too much to say and too many photos to share, but I'll be brief.  

We did pretty much everything I said in this post. The following are a few more highlights:
· My mom had the famous "Dana Cabin Bear" shipped from Utah to tell the amazing story of Grandpa Joe killing the bear. I think every Dana has heard the famous words: "... In one ear and out the other...." But it was fun sharing that story with the great-grandkids of Grandpa Joe.
· The cabin was amazing. But the best part was the game room. Many tears were shed in that room (because I didn't win a single game of pool). 
· Each night, my family prepared a mini devotional. I loved hearing the testimonies of my siblings.
· William's birthday celebration (I'm WAY behind on posting, but more on that later).

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for creating so many great memories for us. 

Original Coombs:

New Coombs + Dana Bear:

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1st... meh

I feel like a grinch when I say that I've not quite jumped into the Fall spirit yet. It might be the fact I've been sick all week (and with an earache... what?) or because it's still 100+ degrees outside. I just don't feel like making baked pumpkin goods or putting up Halloween decorations quite yet.

I will, however, look forward to getting better, making a birthday cake for William (only a few weeks too late), baby announcements (so many folks around me having babies!), watching terribly fascinating TV with William, and hanging out with my little pumpkin in the above photo.

Maybe a Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice donut will get me going?

Happy October 1st!