Sunday, January 23, 2011

Poetry Night

Tonight Matt and I were lucky enough to attend Poetry Night at our friend's house. It was awesome to sit with peers and listen to their deep poems or their absolutely hilarious poems. It was a great opportunity to visit with friends and grow closer to them. And of course gain memorable experiences. Such as Katie slipping off the bench, Erica acting out one of her poems, oh but the best yet was Erica's poem, "That's What Made the Smelly." It was hilarious.

These two poems below are our favorites from the night...
Matt's Favorite:

"Reincarnation" by Wallace McRae

"What does Reincarnation mean?"
A cowpoke asked his friend.
His pal replied, "It happens when
Yer life has reached its end.
They comb yer hair, and warsh yer neck,

And clean yer fingernails,
And lay you in a padded box
Away from life's travails."

"The box and you goes in a hole,
That's been dug into the ground.
Reincarnation starts in when
Yore planted 'neath a mound.
Them clods melt down, just like yer box,
And you who is inside.
And then yore just beginnin' on
Yer transformation ride."

"In a while, the grass'll grow
Upon yer rendered mound.
Till some day on yer moldered grave
A lonely flower is found.
And say a hoss should wander by
And graze upon this flower
That once wuz you, but now's become
Yer vegetative bower."

"The posy that the hoss done ate
Up, with his other feed,
Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
Essential to the steed,
But some is left that he can't use
And so it passes through,
And finally lays upon the ground
This thing, that once wuz you."

"Then say, by chance, I wanders by
And sees this upon the ground,
And I ponders, and I wonders at,
This object that I found.
I thinks of reincarnation,
Of life and death, and such,
And come away concludin': 'Slim,
You ain't changed, all that much.'"

Kiely's favorite:

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by

Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston
(Please read this poem with a Spanish accent. It will make the experience so much better. Thank you.)

"‘Twas the night before Christmas y por toda la casa,
Not a creature was stirring-Caramba! Que pasa?

Los niños were tucked away in their camas,
Some in long underwear, some in pijamas,

While hanging the medias with mucho ciudado
In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado

To bring all children, both buenos y malos,
A nice batch of dulces y otros regalos.

Outside in the yard there arose such a grito
That I jumped to my pies like a frightened cabrito.

I ran to the window and looked out afuera,
And who in the world do you think that it era?

Saint Nick in a sleigh and a big red sombrero
Came dashing along like a crazy bombero.

And pulling his sleigh instead of venados
Were eight little burros approaching volados.

I watched as they came and this quaint little hombre
Was shouting and whistling and calling by nombre:

"Ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuco, ay Berto,
Ay Chato, ay Chopo, Macuco, y Nieto!"

Then standing erect with his hands on his pecho
He flew to the top of our very own techo.

With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea,
He struggled to squeeze down our old chiminea,

Then huffing and puffing at last in our sala,
With soot smeared all over his real suit de gala,

He filled all the medias with lovely regalos-
For none of the niños had been very malos.

Then chuckling aloud, seeming muy contento,
He turned like a flash and was gone como viento.

And I heard him exclaim, and this is verdad,
Merry Christmas to all, y Feliz Navidad!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We had a day of buying.

Yesterday was full of a lot of things. We made breakfast for Grandpa Aitken, we went to Hobby Lobby-- I'm glad I could control myself yesterday, because I could have bought a lot of stuff. Then we went to Costco, in Orem with half of the world. We scored with a 10 pound of chicken breasts, I think the chicken's that they stole the meat from were godzilla chickens cause the chicken breasts where gi-normous. Or they are from Beverly Hills. LOL anyway. Next was a dance store where I got my tights for dance. It was great! I can't wait for jazz tomorrow! Then we ended the day at Wal Mart in Payson. We made my favorite purchase fo the day! A NEW COMPUTER! It's super nice. We are both really happy with it. Yahoo for buying, not shopping. Right Dad?

This computer is awesome because the tower is so bitty. It is maybe a foot tall and is super quiet. The monitor is great. I can't believe how clear the images on the screen are. Great buy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our First Christmas

Our first Christmas Tree.

Our first time with Christmas lights.

Our very first Christmas tree and our very first ornament.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


As the time has flown by since Matt and I have been married. I have been wondering what our password was to our new email account. Which is now seven months old. :) I finally got the idea of checking my email account to recover the password. Email is magical I tell you. Yay for google, we're back in buisness.