Sunday, August 28, 2011

Festival Of Colors

Back in the month of March my sister in law Aubri & I went to throw chalk at each other. It was by far the best & worst experience. I blew a mixture of purple, green, yellow, & red {combined this makes a lovely brown color} out of my nose. And my hair was pink for a while. It was pretty awesome though. I didn't really know what to expect when I got there. As soon as we walked on to the grounds people noticed that we were clean & so they would throw colors on our faces, our hair & the favorite was down our shirts. The festival is to celebrate spring. The colors are usually ground up flower petals, but now that it's so big they use a scented chalk. All in all it's pretty neat. if you have blond hair make sure you wrap it up...unless you want it colored for free.

When I got home Mike asked if we liked "getting baptized by colors. "

Thursday, March 3, 2011

V is for Vegas. sad as it is. I claim this as a Vaca. But I did actually have a bit of fun.
My sister Jordyn went to this thing called 'Caper.'
It's a motivational, hair show, convention. I only saw her about 2 times whilst there. But since she was going to be there my mum & I decided to join her in Vegas. Mum came up a week before & helped me pack the house up & then we drove down together.
Stayed at Bally's...which is nice for their cheap but decent rooms, but the service was horrendous. We asked the guy checking us in what show he recommended & he said 'Jubilee.' Really? You suggest we, 2 females see a topless show? Right.
I think the best part of Vegas...besides the peep the shopping. We also took part in the fake, lame, no one wins, Price is Right. Vegas style baby.
At least my name tag looked official.

Chinese New Year was in full force...

The year of the Rabbit.

For some weird reason we were a tad obsessed with the Eiffel Tower.

Sister & I went up to the was freezing. But quite pretty from up there.

But the real best part was crepes with Kari. Precious pregnant Kari. She looks pretty awesome for 8 months.

Apparently the French stink at taking pictures.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

To blog or not to blog....

Let's go back to a year ago. My last post, about Christmas. I think I may have said something like "I'm going to blog more." Yeah. Anyway. I think I may have more time on my hands now that I haven't got my house to keep clean & Mike will be in school. I'll be that loaner in the corner of my in-laws basement. So please come chat with me.
We went from this....
2200 sq feet of unadulterated space.
Now we have this...

& yes that is 'How I Met Your Mother' on the telly. If you haven't watched this tv show. You should.
Don't mind that red wall. It adds 'character.'

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A dog named RUE.

I've been wanting a Great Dane for a LOOOONGE time now....I found her.
Little Miss Rue.

She LOVES Jack...he doesn't return that love so well...yet.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Remember Christmas?

I sure do. And even though it's the middle of February doesn't mean I can't post a blog about Christmas right? Well I am cause we took so righteous pictures for our Christmas cards this year thanks to Nathan Evans & his Non-existent or existent photography business Uzi Orange. So here are some pictures of us....Enjoy.

Thank you Nathan for making us look good. It was a good time indeed.

Friday, January 8, 2010

I think I have something called a blog....

Perhaps a good resolution would be to update my blog at least once a month? Or even look at my friends blogs....come on me. sheesh.
I guess I'll start with my mum's wedding in August. Yeah...she got re-married to a real nice fireman named Russ. They got married in the Redlands temple in California. A dear friend Kristin Fuller took my mum's pictures if you'd like to see a few

the new family all together...well minus one of Russ' kiddos. Yep..I have 4 new halfers. We'll just say Christmas was different this year.

Now onto SEPTEMBER....
All I have to say about it is National Talk like a Pirate Day is the best & you all better be at the party next year so help me.
We had a flipping pinata....& if you don't come I'll go Barbosa on you.

The month of my birth...OCTOBER.
I had a birthday. Bought myself some good stuff & Michael being the gem he is wrapped it for me.
Clinton Kelly (from What Not To Wear. ) Tweeted to me. Pretty much the BEST birthday present.

& I got a cookie dough ice cream cake. Help me.

We also got to go to the wonderful Cornbelly's maze. We went with, who my sister now named the 'Log's' aka La Cognatas. It was cold but fun. I've never before been to a corn maze & now that I live literally right behind one I though I should try it out.

Of course there was pumpkin carving.

And some costumes perhaps....

With one of my favorite holiday's. Thanksgiving. Why? You may ask....well it's because of the food. Yes it's dynamite. I love it all. Bring it on. Thanksgiving was held here...

In freezing cold, but beautiful Bear Lake. Oh & that was just one of the 3 houses we got. Yeah...we're that pimp.

So December was an interesting month. I lost my dear Grandpa Daniel. It was rough. It was the first real loss I've ever experienced. So I flew down on a stand-by ticket that my dove of a friend Becc a got me & we had a service on the beach in San Clemente, Ca. It was a beautiful sunny day & he would have loved it. We poured his ashes off the pier. The same pier the he would take me as a kid to feed the pigeons & walk up & down to see who caught what & look out his binoculars to see if we could see Catalina Island. Then we went to his favorite restaurant in Dana Point that over looked the harbor & had a wonderful lunch. I bawled like a baby. He fought in WW2 & was a lawyer. Had 6 kids, loved his liquor & his family. He helped me buy my first car & made me laugh. Usually he was making fun of me...but still. He taught me to laugh at myself.

They were so hot on their wedding day.

So after I finally made it back home. Worked 2 days. We packed the car & drove down for Christmas. It was good. We got together with my dad's side of the family & my mum's side of the family. Oh and my soon to be new Aunt Melinda & my Uncle Herb gave us 2 lotto tickets & we won $20 bucks. WOOT!! Christmas in SoCal is the BEST!

Now onto my mum's side......

Mike getting his very first Chiropractic adjustment from my Uncle Paul.

Well it really has been a good few months. And I REALLY am going to be better at doing this blog this year or I'm calling it quits. Also I'm going to look at all of your blogs too. Sorry friends. I am still here. Really. I am. And I love you all. Hope you had a fantastic New Year. Here is a picture from the party I went to. It was pretty fun. even if I felt too old to be there.

Have a dynamite 2010 everyone.