Wednesday, September 26, 2012

somebody sat on me again

I like nice people. Mean people are ok too I guess cause we're supposed to love everybody, but lately I've encountered a lot of really nice people. People have taken genuine interest (or so it seems) in how I'm doing and how my life is going. I really appreciate all of my friends who are so awesome (that's all of you). People are the best haha that sounded dumb, but seriously, I know some of the best people. 

How many beyond ugly face in the holes can I post in the internet in one week? So far we're at 2. At least Lauren looks like a freakin babe

This picture just screams: "I'm super single" and it makes me laugh so hard. 

First a tree to separate me from the fam, and now I'm turned away from everyone. We get it Matt. If the lovely people who receive our Christmas card each year were confused about my relationship status, there is absolute clarity now

Don't the guys know I'll make such a good mother:

Ok, time to redeem myself: 

Hahaha and for those of you who may now be concerned I am TOTALLY ok with being single. I just found our Christmas card pictures today, and it gave me a good laugh. 

Yesterday was my sister Lauren's birthday. She's da best! 

Woops how did this picture of Adam Levine get on here? Swoon

Monday, September 24, 2012

Another Smorgasbord Post...

This post is too long and lacks any flow. You have been warned.

We had a birthday party last Saturday for Blythe and Brooke up at the cabin! We had an awesome turn out, and it was SO fun!  Everyone had to come dressed up as something from The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, The Great Gatsby or Peter Pan/Hook. The Great Gatsby had the best turn out for sure. I loved seeing all of the costumes. People are creative! I chose to be the poppies from The Wizard of Oz. It wasn't the best costume for a social gathering, (hugging got supa awk, and it was hard to get past people) but it was fun getting dressed up. 

Me with the birthday beauty Blythe

Some of the first guests to arrive

This defines my day yesterday.

Not going to lie I've been having a really hard time lately. I'm not trying to be all boo hoo feel bad for Kate wah wah. It just helps writing out how I'm feeling. I don't need to get all personal, and I won't, even if this is my personal blog. None of you need to hear about every little thing that is happening. The purpose of saying anything is to explain why I need to focus on happy things that are happening in my life right now. Here are some things that make my life oh so good:

IT'S FALLLLLLLL. Fall is my favorite season!! Driving through Provo canyon right now is SO pretty. 1/2 of my mountains in Alpine are pretty. Sadly the part by my house is scorched. 

I'm really enjoying my classes this semester. My favorite is my interior design/architecture class. I love everything that we're learning about and feel really passionate about design. Hopefully one day I won't totally suck at designing my own home. 

This totally looks like a Mormon mommy blogger posting a picture of her kissing her child as she writes about the joys of motherhood. Bahaha. These two bring so much joy to my life. The other day I got to babysit them, and Vinny was being hilarious. I'd ask for a kiss, and he'd come at me mouth open growling. I was caught so off guard and just burst into laughter. He is the sweetest little guy. Also, Jayne's face in this picture is hilarious. That little girl never ceases to make me laugh. 

Gramma Mags. I went over and visited her and gramps a week ago. She's hilarious. She also makes me bagels with cream cheese a pepper jelly. Boom da boom. So good! 
This picture is completely hideous, but you know that I can't resist a face in the hole when presented with one, especially if Grams is involved. 

This kid. If anyone ever needs someone to make them feel good about themselves Kwasi is the guy to go to. He is always telling me how awesome and pretty I am. I'll take it! Haha but seriously he is the sweetest kid. Yesterday at Sunday dinner I was talking to him, and he came up behind me and gave me a huge hug. I then told him he was an awesome cousin and he said "cousin power never leaves, even when you're dead." hahahaha ok

Snugglin' in this every day

Home girl moved in!!!!! SO FUN! I love living with cousins. It's the greatest. We get along great, I never get sick of being around her, and she is hilarious. Win.

A sister who won't let me hug her

I get to see b-friend soon. I seriously cannot wait!

Brooke and I are getting a Gilbert poster for our room. We decided to make a wall of hotties, but not your regular/obvious hotties. As much as I love Justin Timberlake, we're going for a more classy vibe. I'll keep you updated. So far we've got Gilbert Blythe and Jim Craig from The Man From Snowy River (sigh) on our list. Honestly we could stop there, completely satisfied

Other obvious things that make life good:
babysitting for a family in my home ward 
hope for my future -it's gonna be big
funny people like Emilee Crowder (also falls in friend category)
Matil comes in roughly a MONTH!!!!! Babyyyyyy
green beans
Ellen Degeneres- Dennis Quaid getting a mani/pedi...gangnam style mother and son.
Project Runway - Christopher is my fave
BYU basketball season is slowly approaching
nice strangers
awesome teachers
great apartment with an amazing ward
Destiny's Child Pandora
thinking of the approaching reappearance of the bird costume
my Danish slippers
Suri's Burn Book
This picture of Lauren and Javi:

Thug dad:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Brothers, Babies and Baby Showers

My eyes look like the Mexican siblings on Heroes whose eyes bleed black, but the purpose of this photo is to show my lil' guy. Max is freaking the best ever. Yesterday I kept telling everyone how cute Max is, even though I hadn't seen him yet that day. It kills me. He's a lil' stud. 

We were up at the cabin yesterday. I love it up there so much. I love how close it is to my apartment. Another added bonus is that my babies were there. Hit it: 

Laur and Matil (my name for Violet while she's still a fetus) came to visit last week. We had a baby shower while they were here.

Dayna and I made the banner on the mantle for the shower. It says Baby Violet if you can't read it.

I may have dished the beets for the salad into a pile on my plate, sorry Traci. Love me some beets.

We also made her this baby mama crown



After much anticipation/stress on my part, I finally got to give Lauren the quilt I made for her. SHE LIKED IT PEOPLE!!!!!!! I was so nervous. She's my sister, so I don't know why I was so nervous but I was freakin out. I didn't have time to wrap it cute (I put it in a box that still had the shipping sticker on it and tied a bow around it), and everyone was making fun of me for not being crafty like the other girls in my family when she began to open it. I was kinda annoyed especially because I worked really hard on my quilt/the shower, and because people make comments like that all the time. Then she opened it and everyone (including Lauren) was so surprised that I could sew. Again, ouch haha but it was kinda nice in my head to be like "suck on that haters!!" hahaha

Hopefully I'll be able to learn to sew a quilt that isn't just straight lines hahaha, but I was proud of my first attempt at a quilt. I have a lot to learn, but it's so much fun!

My sister is a babeeeeeeee