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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Twilight Parody

I truly love the Twilight Saga and have seen the movie 3 times. I saw this on a friends blog and had to share myself....so funny!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Need Your Vote!!

Okay everyone, I need your vote! My post titled, "What ToWear...." was to design a vignette and try to win it. Well, I am one of the five finalists!! I need YOU to sign in and vote @ http://shabbyapple.com/blog/ for me!! My outfit is Springtime & Snowing....even if you like the others, please vote for me!! There is suppose to be a coral necklace with it that ties it all together, just scroll down!! Thanks sooooo much!! Your are still able to vote, even if you do not have a blog! The contest closes November 19th.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fall Family Fotos

My good friend, Kimball Eckhardt started her photography business and we were able to have her take our family pics. She did an awesome job! Here's quite a few, but a taste of what she did.











Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween Wrap Up!



I could hardly BELIEVE that we had a nice, mild Halloween to celebrate. Almost, always, it has either snowed or is Bitter cold. We were able to wear a light jacket and the kids wore their costumes in all their glory. Kalea was a "Snow Princess" and Tai went as Mr. T.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hmmmm....what to wear? or rather what to wear!!

Thank you Erica for pointing out Shabby Apple to me! Love the clothes, love the accessories, just lovin' it!

This look is what I would call, "SprinGTime and SNOWING."
Yep, I live in Cheyenne, WY where the wind blows 365 days a year and spring comes in with a blizzard! Here's how I would celebrate it's arrival:
Dress warm in this:


Tie me up with a quick swap of belts for the Black:
Lucky for my legs and feet, they have these:
And for some SpRinG FeVeR, I would adorn with these: &


This look I would refer to as, "Table for Two." Who doesn't love going on a date?? I love the idea of being with my HoNeY, dressing up, going to eat, flirting, and of course, the good night kIsS!
First, what to wear?!! The outfit is key. I want to feel flirty, sophisticated, sexy, and comfortable. So here is what I came up with:
Pair it with these deLicious wedges:







And SpRinKle on a little brown sugar:
Finally, for my Bits & Pieces:

Lastly, this look is called, "Kalea joins me for Lunch."
There nothing more fun than going on a lunch date with my 5 year old, Kalea. She is the ultimate "gal pal" and loves everything "girly." We would be wearing our "Sugar & Spice" ensemble that would include:

My feet will be HOT Tamales in these:

I'll be sure to keep strays from inhibiting our conversation with the red or black:
Our secrets will get tucked away in here:
Kalea will be CoNnEcTeD to me with this:

So, Gals, check Shabby Apple out (http://www.shabbyapple.com/)! How fun was this!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Year Ago Today...

Happy, Happy, Birthday to my little Tai!! I can hardly believe you are 1 year old today. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. I love that you are so much like your daddy...happy, cuddly, determined...you make my heart melt! You have brought so much joy into our lives and we look forward to many more birthdays with you! Thank you for finally deciding your crib was a nicer place to sleep than our bed and deciding it was a waste of time to wake up during the night when you could have such pleasant dreams all night long! You are constantly making us laugh...Kalea especially loves that you love to jam to her Hannah Montana cd with pleasure. Bruiser loves that you remember him when you are eating and always throw him some food and Dad loves that you are so excited and happy when he comes home! We love you eternally!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yearbook Photos

I had way too much fun doing this. I couldn't stop laughing. It was almost creepy how well our faces fit into these people's bodies. If you are a twilighter, this is what The Cullen's yearbook photos must have been like. Give it a try @ yearbookyourself.com.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Good Ship Lollipop

Kalea had her dance recital this past weekend. She was so good and so cute! Unfortunately, we had torrential rains (2 inches in 2 hours) that ended up flooded the Civic Center where the girls were to perform. We ended up and one of the school district's auditoriums and the girls had to do two shows instead of one because of limited seating. It was a LONG day. The first show ran about 2 1/2 hours and they had a small break to eat pizza and then were on again. I came away with a headache, but the girls were still going. Who knew that there were so many fascets to having a daughter in a dance recital. Obviously, not this mother. I felt so unprepared. Everyone came with flowers and things to do while the girls were backstage--oh, well, it will be better next year. Anyway, Kalea did awesome front and center.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunday...a day of REST!



So this is a common occurrence at our house on Sunday afternoons. Danny and Kalea in the basement and Tai and me in my bed for our afternoon naps. Gotta love them! They don't even make it out of their Sunday clothes.

Friday, July 4, 2008

But they're cousins...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Kaila girl! She is 1 today, a firecracker baby. Her and Tai are 3 1/2 months apart.

Tag...You're it!

Joys:
1) My family 2)My friends 3) A good nap
Fears:
1)Losing a family member 2) Getting attacked by an animal 3) Not having enough food
Goals:
1) Be a good mom and wife
2)Raise spectacular children
3) Retire early
Obsessions/Collections:
1) Buying clothes for my family and I
2) Reading magazines and books
3) A good piece of any kind of fruit pie
Random suprising facts:
1) I waited for my husband while he was on his mission.
2) I hate eating the cookie dough before the cookies are baked.
3) I am going to run a half marathon on Labor Day!

I Tag:
Marci
Summer
Kellee

Thursday, July 3, 2008

To my hubby!


We celebrated 7 years on Sunday, June 29! Holy Cow! Too bad we really didn't do anything. Saturday, I ended up with a sinus infection and flu (yes, flu, in June!!) and Danny hurt cut his ankle on the shower door and it was inflamed. We were pitiful. We did however, have friends in from out of town and had lunch with a few other couples after church. I need to take a couple lines and roast my husband because he his as good as it gets! He is the best, a few words to describe him...kind, happy, hard worker, loving, selfless, obedient, honest, fun...just to name a few. He has been such a rock in my life. I could not imagine my life without my sweet husband! He makes life worth living and loving. I love you for eternity!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tia, Tortilla!


To my little sis. Happy Birthday to you, you are the best! Can't believe you are the big 2-5! My fondest memory of you is when you were walking up the stairs behind me. I was wondering exactly how close you really were, so I shoved my foot back and to my surprise--or maybe not so surprised--you were closer than I thought! Sorry! Oh, and also you wearing that really ugly fur coat in 1st grade with a Bart Simpson t-shirt. I love ya. You are one of my bestest friends. Happy Birthday, hope it is great! Please share your fondest memories of Tia.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday, Kalea!


I can hardly believe I have a 5 year old! Kalea is such a good girl! She is helpful, determined, compassionate, imaginative, beautiful, the best BIG sis, and a daddy's girl (finally)! As of now, she is outside practicing to ride without training wheels on her little bike because she got a bigger one for her birthday. She doesn't give up and can ride for a bit, but gets too distracted to see if anyone else sees her accomplishment! We love you Kalea!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Captured & Consumed


I finally went to Wal-Mart and got my hands on the book, "Twilight," by Stephanie Meyer. I had heard bits and pieces about it, but finally Tia got my curiosity going. I have to say I am totally consumed with this book. It is awesome! I have to literally pull myself away because I have other things that are more pressing to do, but whenever there is a free moment, my eyes and mind are totally consumed with the characters. I am not an avid reader, so a book really has to get my attention. Another of my all time favorites are C. S. Lewis's, "Narnia." Remember President Hinckley's Book of Mormon challenge. Well, as I was a late comer to get the BOM read by the end of the year, which I started in late November, I ended up dreaming about everything that I was reading. I found myself in the forests running from the battles around me. Well, that too happened when I read the Narnia series. I get so "captured & consumed" that I dream about it. So, many times I was living in Narnia having conversations with Lucy. Now I am dreaming about "Twilight." So to make my point, if I am dreaming about the current book I am reading, it must be good. As a side note, "Twilight" will be coming to the big screen at the end of this year, so get a "jump start" on it now, you won't be disappointed!. How about you, what are your favs?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sweet sounds of Laughter...

Tai sure got a kick out of Grandpa!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Alani's Baptism

We went to Orlando for Alani's baptism. It was so much fun. It was nice to be in warm weather, see green grass again, and wear shorts. Alani was so excited to get baptized by her dad. Her sister Maile sang a musical number that was beautiful . CTR!

Visit to Billy's

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

They were where?

So, after our tea party as mom was getting ready to go she couldn't find her car keys anywhere. We looked everywhere, retraced her steps, called Tia thinking they ended up in her car as mom was putting the kids in, but to her dismay, nothing! She ended up taking my car home to get another set of keys for her car. After she left, I kept looking everywhere. Later that night, I was cleaning up after dinner and ran the garbage disposal. What do you know, there they were in the garbage disposal...unharmed.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tea Party




Kalea has been bugging me to have a "tea" party with her. So instead of doing a make believe one we invited her grandmas over and her aunt Chelsea and Tia and cousins Ekena and William. We had so much fun. Kalea made everyone a place mat. We munched on egg salad sandwiches, cucumber/cream cheese sandwiches; Kalea made everyone fruit cups complete with mandarin oranges, bananas, yogurt and granola. She was so proud of her efforts. Since she worked so hard on preparing everything she actually ate all of her lunch before dessert--a real feat, since she has a BIG sweet tooth.