Monday, March 31, 2008

The Bar

This weekend Matt and I went out to Fall City with our friends Sarah and Eric to enjoy live music (The About Face Band) and Garlic Chicken Pizza. Before dinner we headed out to the Falls, which were just as awesome as ever. I wanted to take some cute pictures for Sarah and Eric who just found out that they're going to have a baby, but it was snowing and too dark by the time we got anywhere. Here is the only one that I liked.When we arrived at Raging River Saloon, we ordered our pizza's and witnessed the worst party foul ever.

So, I took a picture, and we all wrote a song about it.

"Real Men of Genius" from the Bud-light commercials.

Holly Aprecio, and Bud Light Presents: Real Men of Genius
(Real men of Genius!)

Today, we drink to you, Mr. Bud-light-in-the-armpit-drinker.
(Mr. Bud-light-in-the-armpit-drinker!)

Wearing that store bought, sleeveless man-tank complete with beer-belly and Carhart jeans.
(What do you mean by white trash?)

Sure its snowing outside, but you didn't have time to clean up after a hard days work because you couldn't dare to miss that dollar beer hour.
(Girls like my man smell!)

You're so focused on what to say next to the tube-top-clad waitress, that you're not even worried about whats going on under those "pythons" of yours.
(This beer tastes a little salty)

So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, sweaty boy. 'Cause we all know, that the best beer in the world, gets that way through yeast and bacterial treatments.
(Mr. Bud-light-in-the-armpit-drinker!)

You have brought "disgusting" to a new level. Cheers.
Sarah Cox, and Bud Light Presents: Real Men of Genius
(Real men of Genius!)

We tip out cowboy hats to you, Mr. Likes to keep his beer in his armpit man
(Mr. Likes to keep his beer in this armpit man)

Wearing a cut off shirt and a you're styling' black hat, you're living the real American dream. Drinking beer that has previously been in you're pit... Nice an luke warm.
(Drinking warm beer!)

Sure some people use a lime to add zest to their beer of choice, but you like the saltiness of your own flavor mixed with Old Spice

Your keen instincts take you to Fall City on Saturday nights to listen to live music and keep your beer in your pit!
(You flirt with nasty bar maids!)

So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, Armpit Boy. 'Cause we all know, when in Fall City all beers must be put in your armpit!
(Mr. Likes to keep his beer in his armpit man!)
Matthew Aprecio, and Coors Light Presents: Real Men of Genius
(Real men of Genius!)

Today we salute you, Mr. I Use Coors Light As Deodorant Guy.
(Mr. I use Coors Light As Deodorant Guy!)

Where others roll on fruity fragrances with names like "Fresh" or "Shower Clean", you go with the classic scent of fermented hops and yeast.
(Got yeasty water in your armpits!)

When conventional wisdom stared you in the face and said "Ladies don't like the smell of beer and body odor", you said "shut your mouth and pass me that bottle opener".
(Wait, I'll use the one right here on my key chain!)

So make it a Coors Light, Mr. I Use Coors Light As Deodorant Guy, because you put the "Guy" in "Holy crap, look at that Guy over there, I think I'm gonna puke."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Magic Freckles

Matt and I noticed the other day that Brimley had more freckles on his nose than the day before. I asked the vet if it was normal for dogs to change colors over night (remember the horse in The Wizard of Oz?) and he said, "Nope, he must have magic freckles." A professional said that, so it must be true :) Here is a picture of Brimley a few days ago, and here he is last night with his newly spotted nose.Not the best picture, but you get the idea.
PS-Brimley slept through the night last night! Maybe his bladder is magic too!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vet Apt

Brimley had a Dr's appointment yesterday and the Dr backed up our suspicion...he's absolutely perfect! No worms, good weight (9lbs) and a very sweet temperament. He checked out with flying colors!
Also, I got to have him at work the other day, and he found my "mini-Briz" beanie baby, and has not stopped playing with it! He takes out all the aggression on it that he is too small to take out on the real thing just yet. He's so fun, and is still doing really good!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter '08

Easter Sunday was a lot of fun. Matt and I went to our own ward in the morning, and then headed over to my parents house in Sammamish. My mom was VERY happy to have her new Grandpuppy there, and he loved all the attention that he got from the other dogs and people.Matt and I dyed eggs while Cory and his girl friend Alex kept Brimley entertained. I love coloring eggs, and we tried a few new things like adding oil to the dye to produce a marble looking effect, and dying the eggs with silk ties. They turned out really cool, and we had a lot of fun.My mom cooked a wonderful meal, and her table settings and decorations always turn out so pretty!My brother "The Afro Hero".
This weekend, Cory pulled 3 people from a burning building! NO JOKE. He saw the flames coming from the house when he was driving by, and he and his friend were told that there were 3 people inside. Cory went in, searched through the thick smoke and pulled the three out just as the house was completely taken by the fire. CRAZY. He's a cool kid. Anyway, we all had a lot of fun on Easter, and I was thankful that everyone tired Brimley out so that we could get some sleep that night!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Friday night we got to take a Ferry ride over to Bremerton to pick up our new puppy from the breeder. We are so happy to finally have him, and we couldn't be more impressed with him!The ferry ride was long, and both Matt and Brimley were pretty tired from the busy day. They are so cute together!Brisbane came with us to pick up the little boy, and we were so surprised at how much she liked him! We thought it would take weeks before she warmed up to him (she's a jealous dog) but the only thing that really bugs her is when he gets near her food. Other than that they play together, and Brimley tries so hard to sleep with her, but Briz always moves away. I am so happy that they are friends! Potty training has already been very successful! He is so smart, and he will tell you when he has to go to the bathroom. I cant believe how easy he has been! Of course, he does get up 3 times a night to go, but its good practice for a baby right? :)Brimley got to meet most of the family this weekend, and some friends. He loves everyone and couldn't be more content cuddling in someones arms. Everyone just loves him!Again, we couldn't be happier with him, and we look forward to seeing how handsome he gets as he grows. He is built so cute and stalky, and we love how vibrant his colors are. So far, there is nothing wrong with him! Isn't he just so freakin' cute!

Friday, March 21, 2008

We're ninjas, yo.

Here we are playing around in Matt's new "Gi". He got to use it for the first time last night in his Jiu-Jitsu class, where he got his very first submission. It must be a good Gi!
PS-Tonight we are picking up our new puppy! I cant wait to meet him! :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another Pup-date

He just keeps getting cuter and cuter! We get to take him home on Friday! I love me some puppies!

Friday, March 14, 2008

A birthday beating!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit.
This year for Matt's birthday, I enrolled him in a Jiu-Jitsu class near our home. Matt is always watching the UFC and he can name all of the moves, so I thought that he would have a great time learning how to get into moves such as "The Guillotine" and "Americana".
The school is called "Tap-or-Snap" and that should give you a pretty good idea of what they are learning to do. It is a larger class than I anticipated, and there are different belt levels all working together at their skills.
Matt had a private one on one class last night with a blue belt who showed him a few submission moves. Here is a picture of Matt forcing the trainer to tap-or-snap. Im not sure what this move is called, and I REALLY hope to never find out how that must feel!! The class itself is only an hour long, and then they match up everyone on a mat for a 5 minute spar. It was so fun to watch, and I thought that Matt did a really good job for his first time. He even sparred the black belt trainer who was impressed with a move that Matt pulled on him. "You're a fast learner."

After the class, Matt mentioned that it was the hardest cardio workout he had ever done. Im sure that he is feeling it this morning, and he will have a beautiful black bruise on his face to show for his hard work. Sore joints and all, he really enjoy it. (Which is good because I bought 2 months worth of classes for him!) Doesn't he look like he had a great time? Good job Matty! I cant wait to come see you when you are more experienced even though "none of the other moms come to watch!" Happy Birthday!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A visit from Lindsey!

To all you other "Plateau Princess's" with your adorable kids and your exciting adventures that I so often envy, here is your chance to be jealous of me!!
I got to talk to, play footsie with, and even TOUCH Lindsey Marie Davis! Here is photographic proof!
Lindsey and I grew up on the Sammamish Plateau together but until today, we hadn't hung out for over 6 years! She is in town from Utah this week looking around for a job for the summer, and she decided that I was worth a few hours of her time! I am so lucky!
We met for lunch at Red Robin (our high school hang out) and soon realized that we had really not matured at ALL during those years apart. For instance, we couldn't help but giggle at the phallic tiger that only a couple of teenage girls would notice. Do you see what we saw? Linds couldn't keep here eyes off of it :) (PS-Its just his tail, but its worth a double take right?)
I really hope that she finds work up here so that we can lay out at the beach together all summer long!
Thanks for the good time Linds. See you again soon!

Birthday Sushi

Matt got to eat at his favorite restaurant last night for his birthday. Here he is at Blue C.More to come on his birthday celebrations!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Matty!!

Happy Birthday!
Today I post a half nude picture of Matt in honor of his


(Since a picture of him in his full birthday suit would be inappropriate)

I heart you Babe!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Working Weekend

I feel like I got a lot done this weekend, even though there is not a lot of proof of it.

Friday we had a good group of friends over for dinner and games. It was so much fun, and I cant wait until the summer for when BBQing is a normal occurrence at our home.

Saturday morning Matt and I headed over to McAuliffs nursery to figure out what plants we want and where. Who would have know that it would be so much fun!? I cant wait to get everything planted and I am especially excited to own my own trees! Is that weird?

I cleared out more room in the front garden for our new plants (more pictures to come) and weeded the whole front yard. I seriously find a lot of joy in this even though I have no idea what I am doing. But I must be doing something right because my flowers are all looking very happy!
And can I just say that there is no better smell than a purple Hyacinth?
Then I met up with the "gang" at Chris and Tiffany's to help them with their "Shadow Boxing" project that turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be. This will hopefully be a project that we get around to doing in our own home soon.On Sunday, we did what we do best-we rested. I watched Star Wars while Matt played around in the garage doing man things and then we had a great dinner with yummy dessert.

I hope that everyone else had a productive weekend! Even with one less hour to get things done.

Tagged again...

by Lindsey-coming-to-see-me-soon-Davis. :)

10 years ago -- I was THRILLED to attend Church dances with Melanie, Kathryn and Cherie (we probably never missed one!) I went to a school called ICS and I loved my teachers and peers. I started working at "The Ark Petstore" in Sammamish and I got paid to play with animals! I had a different crush practically ever week :)

9 daily uses -- The usual-toothbrush, blow dryer, clothes, shampoo, body wash, loofah, cleanser, lotion and deodorant.

8 things on my to do list -- Measure the garden area for the box woods, pick up a few things for Matt's b-day, figure out dinner for the Missionaries, buy pink grapefruit airborne, file things at work, make a few calls, clip and file my nails, go to the gym and clean out the crate for the new puppy.

7 places I have lived -- Mesa Arizona, Kirkland Washington, Sammamish Washington, Yonkers New York, Auburn Washington, Issaquah and Lake Stevens.

6 things I enjoy -- Matthew, Movies, Animals, Music, Outdoors and Art.

5 facts you don't know about me -- I posted my weirdest habits, so you probably know more about me than I would like! But maybe you don't know that: My middle name is Christina, my pointer fingers are REALLY curved, I hate having my knee caps touched, I have never lived without a pet and I LOVE dill pickles in the summer.

4 jobs I've had -- (My 4 favorite jobs) Pet store sales associate (and fish specialist), Nanny for 3 awesome kids in New York, Veterinary assistant and Sign Language interpreter.

3 bad habits -- Biting my lip, pulling on hang nails and saying the H-E double hockey sticks word.

2 books I last finished -- The last two Harry Potter books. I am both glad and sad that they are done.

1 favorite -- Today my favorite movie is "The Sting". I highly recommend it to anyone. Its amazing. I have 4 favorite movies that take turns at the top of the list depending on my mood. "The Color Purple", "Amelie", "Life is Beautiful" and "The Sting".

I never know who to tag, so anyone who want to, do it!