Thursday, April 30, 2009


Do you really think no news is good news?

I would submit that most of the time it is not.

Especially in blogs.

I mean, blogs are all about news, am I right? So no news isn't really the best strategy to take.

Not that no news is bad news's just no news.

I mean, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. This is what my four years as an English major has taught me.

Anyway...I haven't posted in a while, but that doesn't mean there's no news. Here are some headlines from the Harris Family Gazette:

Julie Allen Marries Chris Boyster
Katie's sister Julie tied the knot on April 25, 2009 in the Mesa, Arizona temple. It was an exciting (but busy) week/weekend and we're sort of glad it's over so they can just get on with their Happily Ever After already! Reception was party-style at Dave & Busters at Tempe Marketplace.

I guess weddings are usually pretty close to the obituaries, so here's one of those:

Sunglasses Found Broken in Purse after 5 Years of Faithful Service

Katie found her absolute favorite accessory, her lovely sunglasses, broken in her purse last week. Katie says she has no idea how this tragedy occurred. Attempts to find a "replacement" pair have been, as of yet, unfruitful.

"I have no idea how this happened," Katie says. "I just can't believe it. They've been there for five years and now they're just...gone."

Katie remembers this as one of their most memorable times together:

Katie hopes to find a "replacement" soon, so that she can avoid taking more squinty pictures like this:

Local Couple Sets Record for Shortest Doctor's Visit Ever
The Harris family was stunned at the brevity of their OB-GYN appointment yesterday in Chandler, Arizona.

The appointment went something like this:
-sign in
-wait about 5 minutes
-pee in a cup
-get weighed
-sit on table
-wait for doctor and husband to arrive
-answer doctor's 2 questions
-have some jelly smeared on my tummy
-listen to baby's heartbeat!
-revel a little bit more
-have doctor tell you everything looks perfect
-make next appointment
-go home!

We were in and out in like, 20 minutes.

I suppose this is good...everything is totally normal! And the baby's heartbeat was beautiful. Gotta love the joys of pregnancy...especially when the sorrows are so...prevalent.

Katie Finds Favorite Candy on Super Sale at QuikTrip
Katie, craving one of her favorite candies the other day, went into QT to get some, since that is the only place she has ever seen them. Much to her surprise, they were not in their usual spot. With a little searching, however, she found many, many bags of Chewy Runts on sale for 25 cents a piece.

She may or may not have bought several bags. Food storage, people!

If you've never had Chewy Runts, you are indeed missing out. Call me. Perhaps I will share some of my goodness with you. But did the wise virgins share oil with the foolish ones? Nay.

Impending Graduation Cause for Great Excitement
The Harris's are more or less extremely stoked about their upcoming graduation in TWO SHORT WEEKS! Katie already has several plans that include reading books that are NOT Autobiographies of Malcolm X or anything close to the title Beloved, working a little more to make some extra moo-lah, and perhaps even making dinner a few times a week.

Hot Haircut Causes Quite a Stir
Katie, sick of having to take 30 minutes just to DRY her hair, chopped it off last Thursday. Pictures to come when I'm not feeling so ugly. (See above pictures for sneak peek!)

Whew! There certainly was news, wasn't there? I'll try not to keep you guys out of the loop for so long next time. Although I think part of me was relishing in my big announcement post.... Thinking about it even now makes me smile.


  1. 20 min. wait, are you kidding me? back in the day it was a 2 hour ordeal at least. You don't know how lucky you are girl. Cute post, sorry about the glasses and hope you can stock up on the runts (no pun intended) Like the hair cut too.

  2. Chewy Runts!?!?! No Way!!! I used to get those out of the vending machine in junior high every day! And really, the only place you can find them is QT, AND there are absolutely NO QTs in Provo!!!!!!! I am having withdrawals! FEDEX me some! I'll pay shipping, and double what you paid for them! Haha ;)
    Glad you are doing well. :)

  3. Silly girl...have told you I absolutely love when you post and crave when you don't?'s out.
    Congrats again on the pregnancy. I am stoked for both of you. (just between you and I, wouldn't you say hearing the heartbeat for the first time is rather anti-climactic? Perhaps I just have no heart...)
    p.s.both you and your sis are STUNNING.

  4. I love chewy runts. And you must tell me where you had your ob appointment, to not wait in the waiting room, that's unheard of usually. Sweet! I love your posts, you are so clever and funny. you need to write a book.

  5. Good sunglasses are so hard to find. So is a good, quick OB, so maybe that helps soften the loss of the glasses. I LOVE your hair, but I already raved about it to you at church. Sounds like you've been busy! Thanks for making me laugh!


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