Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New addition.

Just popping in real quick to show off my newest little niece.

All together now: Awwwww. Isn't she cute? She was born at 12:34am today. I can't wait to go hold her on Saturday morning before my brother's wedding. It's gonna be a busy, yet totally awesome day. I'm so excited. Now this week just needs to go by a little bit faster. Half way there. Wish they lived closer so we didn't have to wait so long!
I now have three nieces, and three nephews.

That's all.

Loves from a proud Aunt.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stop it!

In general I tend to not talk about church topics on my blog. This is not because I am ashamed. I love my religion with all my heart. I can't express enough how much it has saved me in my darkest times. I have never been able to deny it's truthfulness, even in my rebellious years. It is embedded in my heart so deep, there is nothing that could ever change my mind about it. It is who I am, it is everything to me, it is my whole life.
Any way, the reason is because more people in my life don't believe than do. I don't want people to be afraid to read my blog because they think they will have my beliefs shoved down their throats. I'm not like that. I respect others life choices, and will not try to force mine on them. I've seen first hand how that only pushes them further away.
But today there is something I feel I need to share. I have been wanting to share it for awhile now, a little something today pushed me to finally do it. The video bellow is of my favorite talk from conference a few weeks ago. It's actually one of my favorite talks ever. It gives me goosebumps every time. Now, even though this is a conference talk, it applies to people of all beliefs. Don't be afraid to watch it even if you are not Mormon, it's still has a great message. This talk shook me to my core. I love Elder Ukdorf's talks, he just says everything so straight forward, no sugar coating it, this is how it is. Period. This talk is not an exception. It is an absolutely fantastic way of putting something that I think everyone needs to hear now and again, especially me right now. There are a lot of issues with upset family members that have been going on for awhile now. It is time for us to stop it. All of us. It is not getting us any where, at least not any where good. It's time to move on. We are a forever family, and there will be no empty seats in our bus ride to heaven. :) We are stuck with each other for eternity by choice, so we need to make the best of it. Our personalities don't all mesh so well, but that is bound to happen. That doesn't mean we need to let that tear us apart like it is. We (especially me) need to let go of those petty grudges we have. Forgive those who have hurt us, which is not an easy thing to do, especially when it keeps happening and we all feel so justified in being upset. It is not right. We have all done things we shouldn't have. I love all my family, and don't want anything to come between us. It's not worth it. It's all a big mess that needs to be cleaned up. Let's stop these bad feelings we have for one another before they get out of control. I don't mean to sound all preachy, I just know my blog is the only way some of the family will hear anything from me. And like I said. This is for me as well, if not more than everyone else. I would hate for anything that I have said to hurt anyone, since I am trying to do the opposite.
Any way, even if you aren't family, this is a great talk, and everyone should listen to it. I think it will touch all of you. Enjoy:

Please watch it!

Loves for EVERYONE!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dress love.

I found this amazing website today. Really. I'm so happy I found it. It's called eShakti. It has tons of cute dresses and tops, but that's not the cool part. You can customize almost all of them to fit your needs or wants. And how much additional do you think they charge to customize a dress? Oh it's free. From the neck line, to the length, to the sleeves (or no sleeves), whatever you want. I spent all to long on the site just day dreaming about what I would do to each dress if I could afford them all. For instance, I love this dress:

 So cute for spring. I love everything about it, except I would change it to short length sleeve. I love that it takes into account your height too. It's nice to know how short or long a dress is going to be when you are buying it online. A lot of times it's hard to tell from the pictures. Another cool thing they do, they tell you what everything is made of, if it will have some stretch to it, how it's supposed to be put on, where it zips, and how you would have to wash it. Good stuff to know before you buy something online. The dresses are kind of pricey, but not as much as I expected when I heard what they do. Plus, when you register you get $20 off your first order, and if it's over $100 then you get free shipping. Someone should split their order with me so we can get free shipping. I'm a cheapskate. But then I would only be able to allow myself to get one dress....How can I pick JUST one? I love so many of the styles they offer. Oh man. I'm way to stoked about this. Maybe it's all that Doctor Pepper I just drank.... Or maybe it's cause it really is that cool. Yeah, probably a bit of both. Here it is:
Click here if you are ready to be amazed.

That's all for today.


Monday, April 9, 2012

The end of the week

Once again, another week has come and gone, and once again we had a pretty great weekend. Friday night we had dinner with Aaron's best friend Geo, and his wife Megan. We recently found out that they were expecting, so we decided to take them to Chuckarama, so the lady could eat for as many as she wanted. We are so excited for them and this new chapter in their life. They are like family to us, so it feels like I'm going to be an aunt again. So stoked to have another baby to play with.
Saturday we went to Baby Animal days with Aaron's parents, his sister, and adorable niece. She makes me smile every time I see her. So excited to see what her sister looks like when she gets here in a couple of weeks. I love Baby Animal Days, and we didn't get to make it last year cause the weather sucked. It was a lot of fun to go this year. Here are some pictures. The only thing we took pictures of were the ducks, cause they were the only thing we went in and held. 

Looks like he is going to kill the poor little guy haha 

Making the duck face at the duck

For those of you that don't know, I LOVE duckies. This made my day.

After that we went to lunch at El Torro with everyone. I enjoyed it more than I usually do. Not one of my favorite Mexican joints here in Logan, but it was pretty good this time. For Easter we decided to go see my family. There are only 2 nephews on that side of the family, so the Easter egg hunt wasn't super exciting. On Aaron's side they are mostly all too young to understand what to do yet, so we decided his family would be more fun to go to next year when there will be several old enough to get it. We had a yummy traditional Easter dinner, and just hung out with my family for the night. It was pretty enjoyable. Not too crazy, just a good time. Now here we are at Monday again. Yuk. It had to come, and it will be over before we know it. Excited for the weekend, already. Even though it's supposed to be rainy. 

That's all


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tiny banana is tiny.

Do not judge my chipped nail polish. Thanks.

We went grocery shopping last night, Aaron saw these "Baby Bananas" and had to get them. They were red banded, so they were cheaper then regular bananas, and there were something like 10 bananas in a bunch, so I decided it was okay to spend our money on. Aren't they just so cute? I've never noticed them before. I thought they would taste different, but they just taste like a banana. I think they will be good for kids one day, not that I plan on saving these ones till then..... Any way, that is the only purpose of this post, to show you this little banana. Yes, this was blog worthy. Thank you for your time.


Tiny banana, why you so tiny???

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I had to say goodbye to an old friend of mine last week. We put my car up for sale on KSL on Thursday at 2pm. I didn't plan ahead about doing this, I was just bored out of my mind at work and needed some thing to do. I decided I would post it and see what happened. I didn't even have any pictures to post with it right away, so I figured I wouldn't get any calls, and I didn't really care since I wasn't really trying hard to be rid of it. I posted it, and then decided I should text Aaron to let him know since I used his number as well as mine on the ad. While attempting to text him I got 3 phone calls and text from potential buyers. Apparently I had a hot item on my hands. Before I could get a chance to text him amidst all the mayhem, he text me asking me why I didn't tell him what I was doing before hand. He had several calls and texts in that time as well. So many people called, it was hard to get everyone scheduled a time to look at it. I was completely overwhelmed and shaking. Mostly I think I had a little bit too much Dr. Pepper that day. Mmmmm. By 5pm we had someone who wanted to bring us cash for it right away. We ended up just telling people to come as soon as they could, and the first one to get there with cash gets the car. By 7pm we were enjoying dinner at El Sol with the money we made.Yummy rice and beans!! Saturday we bought a riding lawn mower with the cash, and now have a nicely groomed lawn. 
I will miss that car. It wasn't technically my first car, but it was my first car that lasted for more than a week, so I still think of it as my first car. I bought it with cash I got from getting my real first car totaled in 11th grade. I was so proud of myself for buying my own car and having no debt. His name was Eddie, and we had some real good times together. Our longest trip was to Gilbert, Arizona with Shannon when we were 18 to sleep in a box. Yes, we drove 11 hours one way to sleep in a box. It was for a charity, and it was a blast. He drove me to college and back home numerous times.Although there is no way he could make it through that canyon these days. I even had to live out of him one summer. He was the car I drove during the worst times in my life, and the best. From high school, to college, to marriage, he was my little baby. He never failed me. Except that summer when he let me back in to 2 different people. Not cool Eddie. Oh, and that time when his exhaust pipe wouldn't stay on, and I had to breathe those stinky fumes for years. And all those times when the drivers side door wouldn't open so I had to climb out the passenger side. Yeah, that looked real slick. Or all those oil spots in my driveway now. Or all those times of leaving Aaron's house late at night in the middle of the winter and the heater wouldn't warm up till I was home. Or the fact that you would frost on the inside instead of the outside so I could never see where I was going. Gee that was safe. Good riddance ya piece of junk! Thanks for the ride man. :)  (Don't worry, this post is written with humor and nostalgia, not anger or love. It is just an old car, after all.) Now we only have 4 vehicles instead of 5! Woot! Ha.

Here he is. It's a Trecel. That's a car. Roomy back seat! Ha that's just from my favorite movie, and the last time I'll be able to quote it for this purpose, so I had to do it. I never tried out the roominess of my back seat. Promise

See those spots on the tires? Yeah, that's from our wedding when people, who will not be named, trashed my car. They never came off. Oh, and the headlights had boobs from that same day till the day we sold it and FINALLY got it to come off. Yay! :)

Loves for you, not for a car!