New Mex

Here are some highlights from our trip to New Mexico to see Brian & Kelli.
Lovely Santa Fe:

The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe - 1878:

Torrential rain in Santa Fe:

Miles with his shirt off (always!) -

Baby Connor and Miles posing for me:

Miles' pony tail:

Elin's birthday party:

A lovely hike:

Complete with beetle love:

And Danny love:

Otis in his coonskin cap {telling us amazing stories about his days on the frontier in baby Chinese}:

Arches National Park from afar:

More torrential rain:

And Baby Connor being a total, dreamy angel on the entire 10 hr. ride home:

Another highlight was Kelli's flatbread. But I don't have a picture of it. We had so much fun! Love you guys!


Neon Trees

Info for all you out of town peeps:

Neon Trees

May 27 - The Kinitting Factory - Boise, ID - 7:00 p.m.
June 5 - First Friday at Gypsy Den Stage - Free show! - LV, NV - 8:00 p.m.
June 6 - The Mint - LA, CA - 8:00 p.m.

Totally stoked for a road trip to LV and LA WITH Bdog!


I realized I haven't made any posts dedicated to poop or pee in a while. So, I'm overdue. This may be a post for The Uncool, but whatevs...

I witnessed something amazing last night. As I was working in the office at around midnight, Katie came downstairs and just stood on the bottom stair. She was whimpering a little, so I went to see what was wrong. She was just standing there with only a shirt on. No pants, no undies, just her jammie shirt. I asked her what was up and she just stared blankly at me. She was totally asleep. I asked if she needed to go potty, but she didn't respond. She then walked over to the mudroom where all the shoes are kept, and totally started looking around like she was trying to find her shoes. I was totally cracking up and asked her over and over what she was doing but she was SO out of it. I took her back upstairs, got her dressed and back into her bed. Then I saw the bathroom. She had totally gone peeps with the toilet lid closed! There was a giant puddle and waterfall happening on the toilet. There was even a big wad of toilet paper sitting on the lid as she had wiped when she was done and left it there. I'm sure she assumed it had just dropped into the bowl. The bowl that was closed that she had just peed all over. It was awesome. She has no recollection of this happening.

About 7 hours later when Connor woke up. I changed his stinky diaper and it was about 90% kiwi seeds. For some reason that really made me laugh. Then this afternoon, when I could hear him waking up from his nap, I walked down the hall towards his room and could TOTALLY smell his poopy diaper from behind his closed bedroom door. OHHH YUM. And again, it was about 90% kiwi seeds. Somehow not as funny the second time around.

Also, I'm not totally sure if I brushed my teeth this morning. I did this afternoon, but only 'cause they were feeling particularly reasty. And I thought, "Why do my teeth feel so grungy?" So I tried to picture myself brushing them this morning and I can't. Extra YUM!

Fantasy Land

I wish I was at this place doing this:

Well, one can dream.


Eat Your Heart Out, BB!

For some reason, Bdog's absence has been real hard on me this time around. Probably because he's having an extended stay in NYC and I'm jealous. Especially when he calls to say, "Hey! Remember Ben's Pizza? Like, your favorite pizza in the world? Well, I'm there right now!" Any time at all in NYC is wonderful, even when you're working your booty off and missing your family. Am I right, sisters? Can I get an "AMEN!" Yes, I'm missing him and he will likely say that it's because of his new haircut and I "can't keep my hands off him". But really, I just love going to Mother Hips' shows with him. So to make myself feel better, I noted some things that HE is missing out on. Like:

Miss Katie's music program at school - where she wouldn't look at me at ALL or smile:

And they sang this totally funny song called "Tony Chestnut Knows I Love You". Never had heard that one before and I LOVE IT!

Baby Connor's first haircut - which gave him a bit of a froggy face but I'm gonna make out with him regardless:

And quality time and a fantastic dinner with my sister wife and our polygamist husband - to whom Bdog hopes to become wife #3:

Is there a Vannucci in this world that can take a pic without a scary face? Hope not.

AND - Baby Connor & I are going to New Mexico next weekend with Elin & Danny to visit Brian & Kelli. FUN TIMES FOR MOMMY!!!


What is it?

I don't know what this is. Katie got it out of a bubble gum machine last week and every time I look at it, I wish it was earrings...for me.



Bdog keeps sending me pics from NYC he's taking with his phone. I totally want him to stop. It's just reminding me that he's having a great time without me. And also that I won't be seeing The Mother Hips this Friday and Saturday in the big apple. Yes, one of my favorite bands of all times. Yes, the band Bdog left me to open for while I was in the hospital after giving birth to Baby Connor. Yes, the band who's many, many UT shows I had to forfeit while PG and unable to hang in a smokey venue. Oops. This should have been a post on The UnCool.


Bad-A T-bone

If you haven't read Tyler's most recent blog post, "Fame is Dead", you're missing out on an interesting, insightful read. But it's not for the faint of heart or easily offended, so, I'm not even going to post a link to it. You have to find it on your own if you want to read it. Which won't be hard since it's on his FaceBook page, on his blog, and on the MySpace blog. So there you go. Enjoy.

And I must point out, I didn't even know what a "deep cut" was until Tyler told me what it was a week ago. But apparently, I invented the term. Love it.


Trader Joe's Oil

Even though it's getting warmer now, my hands are still super cracked and dry from snowy winter (and from cleaning the bathrooms so often from our house being full of guests all the time). This vitamin E oil is the only thing that helps them heal. I'm a little bit addicted to it. It's better than lotion.



These are just a few reasons why I love living in Utah.

The following pics are all within a couple blocks of our house:

The next are within a few miles:

And the rest within a couple hours:

We love it here.