Friday, November 6, 2009

You know your a Utahn IF...

This is some creative things I came up with about us "Utahn's"- I'm proud to say is VERY accurate!
"You Know Your a Utahn If...."

...your a stay at home Mom & drive a white Escalade...& so do all of your neighbors! wear the "Bump It" look without even having to use an actual Bump It!

...when you use the terminalogy "F.H.E", "C.T.R", or "W.W.J.D" & don't realize that some people may not know W.T.F you mean!? own multipule shirts that are bedazzled, along with a plethera of pants that have bedazzled back pockets! The kicker? You just so happen to be a man!'ve held at least one clothing/jewlrey/Scentsy party at your house & guilt tripped your friends into coming!

...believes that drinking is a big "no-no", but you'll gladly pop a pain-pill if "you just need a break from it all!"

...if you have 2 or 3 kids BY the age of 25!

...when the only thing to ever get dressed up for is General Conference.

...the only time you see crowds of people in the streets in SLC is during General Conference.'ve never gone skiing or snowboarding!

...your house looks like Tai Pan Trading at Christmas time.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Photo shoot with Danielle Hafen Photography... AMAZINGLY TALENTED friend Danielle Hafen has started her own photography business on the side as her hobby*slash*part time, for fun, job.
I thought it would be fun to hire her for personal photo shoot, mainly so Brett could have some updated pictures of me for his desk at work.
Let me just tell you that I am so glad she really got serious about her passion, because Danielle is AMAZING! She takes the best photo's and I LOVE how she is a perfectionist and makes sure she gets "the money shot!" It was so much fun to walk around main street, waving at on lookers passing by...some even honking{can ya blame 'em!? JK}, and taking photo's of, well...ME!

This is just a sampling of her work, and I can't wait to see ALL of her finished product! She did such a great job and I am SO happy with the way they turned out!
Check out her blog to see her other photo's she's taken - she even took my step daughter Kiera's Senior pictures this Spring and of course Kiera couldn't stop looking at the pictures of herself! haa ha ha

Thanks Danielle you did an awesome job! Lets set up another photo shoot ASAP! ;}

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Girls Night Out just for FUN!!!

I had the BRILLIANT idea to have Sambo hold a cup and make it look like I was drinking out of a gynormous straw! As you can clearly see our mission was a complete success...

The two twins of the night. And dispite popular belief, they did NOT plan their outfit - OR - hair color! Ha ha ha

And here we all are in our private tea room at Windy Sukiaki. The food was good, but I'm admit that I am still a loyal fan of Happy Sumo...especially when both places are about the same cost!
It had been about a month {ore less} since our last G.N.O so clearly it was about time for us to have another. Jessie P. wasn't able to come to the last G.N.O/Birthday party for Kridda so it was fun to see her again since it had been awhile. She's always good to have around because she, without fail, always has fun updates for us all!
JP chose the restuarant, Windy Sukiaki to go to which I had never been to before. She reserved our own private tea room for us. In a "tea room" you have to take off your shoes before you go in & then you sit on the floor, but there is a place under the table for you to slide your legs under. I was grateful that I thought to bring a pair of socks ;}
Our sushi was made in a New York minute and we were only there for about 25 minutes when realized we were done eating! We spent the next hour creating & taking our own custom "photo shoot". I took these pics from JP's blog, but believe me there are PLENTY more to be had. But we did all agree we would only post the pictures that were flattering. The rest of the pictures are for blackmail purposes only!!!
We thought a treat after dinner would be a perfect thing to do so we went to the Red Mango down the street from my house. I LOVE that place! Katrina told me about it and I've been hooked ever since. Thanks Katrina!
I got a small pomegranate frozen yogurt, but settled for blackberry's instead of my usual favorite raspberry's since they were OUT! Blasphamy...
JP wanted a "healthier" option so she went to Sonic and picked up for herself a good sized oreo shake. Haa ha ha
It was about 9:45 PM & we were all spent & running low on energy so that was our cue to call it a night! It was so much fun though to get together & try something new :D

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wow...I am SO grateful for Brett

This past week I have not been feeling well {NO its not Swine Flu and NO I'm not pregnant! Just simply not feeling well} Its been difficult to do things for myself, and only really have been good enough to lay on the sofa or in bed.

Brett has been SO good to me by taking care of EVERYTHING I haven't been able to do for myself. He helps me wash my hair, he put my socks on for me, makes his own lunch, does the laundry, offered to brush my hair for me, has been doing the dishes, and takes care of the grocery shopping, as well as taking care of whatever the kids need. Last night we were in bed and the temperature was too hot for me. Brett got out of bed, walked down stairs, and turned the AC down. Moments later I forgot something else downstairs and Brett got up from bed again, and got what I needed. He didn't huff and puff, or complain he just simply went & did it.
I have never had a relationship with anyone who has cared so much about ME and for my well being as much as he does.

I sent him a message today telling him how much I appreciate all that he has done and that when I'm back to feeling like myself that I need to get him something nice to show my appreciation for all he's done for me. He wrote me back and said, "just saying that {he's appreciated} is enough for him!" Wow... I have a long way to go to be as selfless as he is.

My mom LOVES Brett and always tells me how lucky I am to have someone like him, and that is so true. I feel so lucky to have someone who would do ANYTHING for me. I didn't realize till after marriage how uncommon it is to find a GOOD man who treats their wife with respect and shows them their love in various ways. So many times one or both partners in a marriage allow to feed their selfishness desires to over power & dominate their relationship. What a shame that is when that happens, and how heart breaking it is.

But I am SO lucky to have such a great man & I only wish that more men could treat their wives like Brett treats me.

Love you Brett :}

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sloppy & Irresponsible

I could not be more furious than I am right now about the "photo op" that was taken a couple of days ago in New York city with the President's plane Air Force One and two fighter jets following flying next to it.

NEVER once did anyone warn the people of New York that this photo op was going to take place, which caused a mass panic since this all took place near where the Twin Towers use to stand and was only 1,000 feet from the ground. IRRESPONSIBLE!

Obama and his hand selected cabinetry all CLAIM that they did not know of this taking place, even Homeland Security was "unaware" that Air Force One was on a photo op. These are nothing but LIES! President Obama knows when and where his plane is at simply because he needs to know when he can leave and when he can't. No one can simply take Air Force One on a joy ride in downtown New York and have NO ONE know about it! Ever heard of Traffic Control anyone? I'm sure they knew, and those pilots flying the fighter jets I'm sure WHO gave THEM the order?

"Pathetic Obama" has opened a TWO week investigation into the matter to figure out what happened. Two weeks! didn't even take him that long to get our Country financing for a TRILLION plus dollars that we will in the short future be paying for in outrageous tax increases, but yet it is going to take TWO WEEKS for an investigation to figure out how Air Force One was unknowingly "hijacked" to take some pretty pictures. THIS IS A JOKE!

THIS, people is the quailty job you get when you elect a Community Organizer to run the most powerful Country in the world!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Need motivation?

Spring has sprung {at least I think, the weather hasn't made its mind up yet though} and with summer around the corner we are all thinking of our favorite swimsuit we want to look our best in. BUT are you still feeling the "laziness blue's syndrome"? Having a tough time peeling your butt cheeks off the couch, and un-clenching your white knuckled grip from the bag of chips? Its time to knock the dust off of you and start dropping those LBS all over. Lets pretend its January 1st shall we?

Well, here is some of my own advice that I put into constant practice. It works WONDERS for me to get my motivation going and keep me staying there.


Now this doesn't mean I go crazy buying tons of things {everytime ;} when I go shopping, but when I shop there is something about it that gives me a spark inside of more determination & motivation. Its like when I try on an amazing shirt, cute skirt, or pants it brings me back to reality, I get refocused & makes me realize how I really do want to fit in my clothing the best that I possibly can. Maybe thats why I love shopping so much??? for thought I suppose.

Here is a list of some of my "guilty pleasures" that is calorie free !

* Forever 21
(especially their online store!)

* JChic Boutique

* eBay

*Lululemon show room in Park City

* Nordstroms & Nordy's Rack

* T.J. Maxx

(for their amazing swimsuits!)

* Bebe

It doesn't have to be a major shopping spree, it can be something small and simple that makes you feel GOOD and excited to wear it like a new pair of shoes!

I hope this advice of mine helps you if your looking for something to help you out of your everyday rut! I know its sure has helped me!!!

So get shopping and feel good knowing that your doing your part to help out our economy!
Its patriotic to shop :D

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Bahama's are calling...

As a lot of you know by now, Brett and I are going on our first cruise this Fall to the white sand beaches of the Bahamas!!! Exciting business :}

It is our 5th year anniversary this coming June, so we're using that as our excuse to get away on our first ever cruise and also our first time, for us both to go to the Bahamas! I even get to get a passport for the first time! Exciting stuff, right?!

I've already purchased three swimming suits and two swimsuit cover ups for when I'm walking around the ship or the beach. One of my swimming suits is my first EVER bikini! I just ordered it last night, so I'll have to see how it looks. I definitely don't want to look like a sack of potatoes especially on a cruise to the Bahama's baby!

When we get to the Nassau island Brett has his heart set on either doing a beginner's scuba diving excursion, OR snorkeling. Neither of those sound like my cup of tea, but I'll do it still because he wants to and to also say that is something I tried! It should be a great time...

If anyone has ever gone a cruise to the Bahama's let me know how you liked it!
I'm counting down the MONTHS!!!!