Monday, December 15, 2008

the moose

Tomorrow Brian Todd turns 28. I thought I would share with you some little known facts with you about Mr. BTW to honor him on this special day.
Brian was the biggest baby ever born in the San Jose Hospital. Weighing in at almost 11 lbs the nurses affectionately called him "The Moose."
Brian stayed up more than one night with me while planning our wedding to write on all 300 post cards I insisted on personalizing.
Brian also applied stamps to the majority of these 300 postcards. He went through 4 glue sticks!
Brian has a blog. He has only posted once:

Brian can hold himself horizontal on a pole.
Brian loves babies and every time he sees one he makes this airplane noise.
Brian thinks that sneakers and jeans are coming back in style.
Brian actually believes that sneakers and jeans were once in style.
Brian lived in the dorms... as a return missionary.
Brian fixes flat tires.
Brian once sold his car (worth $800) to the owners of Betos in Logan for $5,000 in cash, a horchata, and a California burrito.
Brian is really a good artist. He draws and even paints.
Brian fixes rain gutters.
Brian drives his Subaru like he is in a James Bond movie. He often pulls the emergency break, does a donut, or flys past another car.
Brian wears a headlamp at least once a day. Sometimes to fix stuff, sometimes in the dark, and sometimes just because Brian loves outdoor gear.
Brian loves to bargain shop. Brian won't leave a store until he has gotten a deal. This is Bill, Brian wouldn't leave RC Willey until Bill agreed to give us free pillows with our new couches.
Brian is kind to everyone. Brian forgives anyone who hurts him, and never brings it up again. Brian loves you! Brian loves everyone. And that is why everyone loves Brian. I am honored to be Mrs. BTW. Happy Birthday Brian Todd.

Monday, December 8, 2008

snow shmow

Many in Utah County today have found a reason to celebrate today. They woke up and saw this and shouted for joy.

But I, Andrea Grace Todd Faulkner Williams refuse to celebrate. This year in my attempt to appreciate the snow I have decided to ski, dress warmly in outdoor gear, and even marry a mountain man. But I refuse to pretend like I enjoy this weather. That is just going too far. For all of you who enjoy this disaster of a day, I congratulate you. I wish you the best of luck this season! If you need to find me in the next few months I will be in my chair sipping herbal tea watching 13 going on 30, and waiting for April before I come out again.

Monday, December 1, 2008

just me here rollin around

dear readers,
brian is doing some serious reports for his corporate job and i am here in the back room trying to be a quiet supportive wife. i should be doing a report on the economic development in mexico but i have been utterly distracted all morning long. last night i baked cinnamon rolls from scratch and I CANT STOP EATING THEM. i ate 31/2 for dinner last night, 1 for breakfast this morning, and then i came home and ate a quesadilla for lunch. the whole idea was to eat the quesadilla so that i wouldn't be hungry for the cinnamon rolls. but in the last half an hour i ate 2 more! there are 10 left on the stove right now. TEN!

the sugar high, guilt, and pleasure is leaving me giddy at a time when i am trying to be oh so quiet, and act like a mature, supportive housewife. i figured i would share my excitement with you and even send you the link for the recipe.

thank you for the escape. i feel much better. satisfied, relieved, and almost ready for another roll.
andrea todd