Tuesday, November 3, 2009

it's my party, I can cry if i want to

yahoo! today is my 20th birthday
wow- it has been a wonderful year
and I feel like a different girl.
All the life lessons I have learned.
I'm not a teen anymore! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

ross & haylie

Doesn't this look like a fairytale..
Well it's real life for Ross & Haylie!
Their wedding was so beautiful and intimate.
Haylie looked Stunning!!

Check out some more of Ross & Haylie's wedding pictures on the Photographer's Blog, Rachel Thurston Photography.

They are gorgeous!!

Afton Grace

I love this girl... too bad she can't actually read this! :)

Park City Fire Department

My cute (single) cousin is a fire fighter for Park City, UT. What a cool profession! For UEA weekend we went up to Midway and spent the weekend there. On the last day of the trip we drove over to Park City and spent the afternoon at the fire station. It was very fun and we got to do some pretty cool stuff. But sorry my lips are sealed- I was lucky enough to do some pretty cool things at the station. Last thing on my list- I really want to ride in a fire truck... One day it will happen. Below are just a few of the pictures out of hundreds (literally) that we took that weekend. Of course all of the wonderful photos were taken by my cousin Katie.

All of us in the fire truck... wearing legit headsets (is that what there called?)
Cousin Eric- did I mention he's single!
The whole gang! Thanks for the tour Eric...

Monday, October 5, 2009


Portland, Oregon.
It's beautiful here.
I L O V E it!

My sister's apartment is so unique and full of personality and charm. Portland- definitely different then Utah. Very different people (where do they get their inspiration on fashion... eek!!!). When I was at the grocery store earlier today- everyone was staring at me! Do I really stand out? Do I not look like I could fit in to the "Portland" crowd. It was very odd.
My sister lives right above a very happening area. It's called the North District I believe?? There is a Starbucks right across from her apartment complex and a Pottery Barn just a block away. It's heaven here and such a sweet location.

I am anxiously awaiting our adventures coming up this week!

Monday, September 21, 2009

jordin sparks

I LOVE her new Album Battlefield.
Check it out... Believe me it's good.
Confession: I listen to it a lot.
My favorite songs off the album:
#1 Walking on Snow (which might be my theme song for winter!)
#4 S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

just started up again

I just started up again at Utah Valley University! I am so EXCITED to be going to school this fall semester. Thank you to everyone who has helped me in preparing for this (Chris and Katie, Grammy, Bevan, Wendy). Classes started last week and I am so pumped for the classes I will be taking. To be honest just walking around the campus makes me feel cool. It really is cool to go to school! Let this be a lesson...


things I am looking forward to...

In no particular order:

-haylie's wedding
-this semester at UVU
-my dad going to the temple
-a weekend in california
-my birthday!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Can't sleep...

I just wanted to say...
Everyone is TOO busy.

When will the world go back to the way it use to be?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Season Finale TONIGHT!!

Yeah! The finale is FINALLY here.
I am so stoked to see who she will pick.
Ed or Kiptyn... Ed or Kiptyn??? Hmmmm...

Who Do you think she will pick?

I hope she picks Ed- just so then Kiptyn can be our next bachelor.
I would love to watch him for a season.
I secretly think she might pick Reid when he comes back tonight and purposes to her...
Because you know "he just can't live without her."
And it would just be good DRAMA!!!
*So excited for the Season Finale tonight... and the special episode they
are having on Tuesday. Probably so they can chat about ALL
the drama that will go down tonight.
I know where you all will be tonight at 8 o'clock or whenever it starts! :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake: My new favorite team. We went to the game last night against SC Dallas. Boy oh boy it was a good game! We had excellent seats. We WON (4-2). And the new Rio Tinto stadium is so beautiful! It is so well done! I am hoping that we get to go to the All Star game next week... if not I am definitely going to try to make it to one last Real Game before the summer is over.

Chris Wingert 17
My favorite player from last night. He was good- very fun to watch.

I support rugby players

Have you seen this movie? It's very good. Has such a great cast and a good message. We are planning to watch it sometime as a family for fhe. Go rent it or buy it-

And who is this hunk you ask?? Mmmm it's Sean Faris. I have had my eye on him for quite some time now... I love him and his movies. Check out Never Back Down with him starring in it.

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times

I'm sort of obsessed with the Jonas Brothers right now... Everyone in the family won't stop making fun of me for my love of them.
I'm loving their new album and their album cover. :) Don't they just look dreamy.
Check out these songs:
Fly With Me
What Did I Do To Your Heart
Much Better (My favorite)
Don't Speak
Keep It Real

Really though the whole album is soooo good! I recommend buying it or let me know. I will burn it for you!

Stadium of Fire

The stage.
My awesome Jo Bro's t-shirt

My friend Jessica and I. (Check out her sweet shirt too!)

Stadium of Fire was amazing. I am so lucky and glad that I decided to go. There is something about Stadium of Fire that makes you feel very patriotic. I am excited for next year... I have heard some rumors that Taylor Swift is coming but we shall see. It was great- the fireworks were rad and the Jonas Brothers were so cute! I had a great time. Jessica and I were dancing the whole time!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Katie!!!

Little did she know... She was doing the KISSY FACE long before I EVER discovered it!!!!! Ahahahahaha :)

Dear Katie,

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you!! Thank you so much for everything you do for me. You are wonderful! I am not going to lie, you are my favorite cousin even though you feel like so many other things to me (mom, aunt, sister, etc.) Thank you for taking me in, for being my guardian and mentor. I love spending time with you!! I love all the activities we do together (running errands, movies, ZUMBA!!, and scrapbooking). I have really learned so much from you since I have lived with you which has helped me to be a better person, member of the church, member of society, and to be an adult... And I have learned things that will help me in the future to be a good mom and wife. Thank you for all that you do.... and all that you put up with! :) I appreciate it and I appreciate you in my life!

Love You!!

This movie is so cute...
I really, really want to go see it again.
Katie, lets go!
What you all don't know is I got to go see it for FREE
about a month ago.
I saw it way before you all did! ;)
It is very funny. I love these two together.
Ryan Renolds- you are beautiful!

jonas brothers... yummy

I'm obsessed with these boys right now...
I really, really want to go to Stadium of Fire to see them!
Their new album Lines, Vines, and Trying Times if fabulous.

Thanks Jess for burning it for me! :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

sad news

Down East Outfitter locations in Utah and Salt Lake County
will no longer be carrying True Religions.
I am so bummed about it. They were such a good deal.
You can still find them at the other stores though like Ogden and St. George.

Good news though- in the next couple of weeks we will be receiving MEK's!
Let me know if you want to be called when we get them in!

some good summer trash t.v.

I love the show the Bachelorette. What to say about Jillian- well
I think she is beautiful. She is very successful and I love, love, love
her personality. She just needs to cut down on the boo's. There is just
too much alcohol on this show.
I miss Ed already. He had to leave because he was getting pressure
from work and was given an ultimatum to either come back to work or find another job.
Poor guy, he was definitely one of the top runners for me. Ed, you will be missed.
He is a hunk- maybe he will be the next Bachelor.

Here are a couple of my favorites: in order.
#1. Kiptyn
He is so good looking and such a sweetie.
I love watching them together.
I mean really, could she find more of a dream guy. I hope she picks him.
#2. Reid
He reminds me of a Southern California boy.
Enough said.
#3. Jesse
I love how athletic he is. I wonder how long he will last?
Is he ready to settle down?
He is very cute but seems kind of young.

I love my summer trash t.v. I have a feeling though that
with these fantasy suite dates coming up this show is going to get scandalous.

I ♥ the Pussycat Dolls!

If you haven' heard their single Jai Ho! (which is actually a remix from Slumdog Millionaire).
I am constantly playing this song- I even got the whole family addicted to it.
And I just came across this new song by them that I really like....
It's called Hush Hush Hush Hush- the fast version.
It makes me want to work out... Ha ha go listen to it.

glitter toes

My Cousin Brooke is going to Hair School at Evans... and she learned how to do Glitter Toes! So all of us girls went over to her house a couple weeks ago and had a fun little Girls Party. She did such a good job. Mine are still on- I love them! Thanks Brookie!! :)

Abby and Afton even joined in on the fun and got their toes done!
Emma, Abby, & Afton

Brooke and Afton

Saturday, June 13, 2009

this shall be a treat :)

How adorable are these headbands. How lucky are we to have
this here in Utah. Featuring 30 local vendors and their handmade goods.
You won't want to miss this!

Headbands made by Motley Handmade- one of the vendors that will be
featured at the Bijou Market!

I will be going... Anyone want to join me?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


If you can't STAND to Pray...
Try Kneeling.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

i want to add this to my collection

It came out on DVD this past week! 
I want it! 
If you haven't seen it yet, go RENT it asap.
It was HILARIOUS and to be honest- 
I got some great dating advice out of it!

Haylie's ENGAGED!!!!

She is engaged everyone... Ha it happened a couple weeks ago- I have been meaning to post it! Down below is her beautiful ring! 

Here's what they are planning: 
October 10th, 2009 
In the Portland, OR Temple w/ a reception in Portland....
In a barn... That is what I am told! :) 

It will be very lovely. Save the date! 

no more caddy! :(

A couple weeks ago while I was at work a girl who works next door to me HIT MY PARKED CAR! At first I thought cool... She is insured- they will just pay for the damage and repairs and I will have a new bumper. But no this is not the case. Because my car is a Cadillac- it is very expensive for parts and to repair it. So the insurance company offered me two options. Take some money to help you fix your car or take a little bit more money and purchase another car and we will buy your old one...

So here I am CAR SHOPPING... at first it was fun and exciting. To think yahoo I am going to get a new car ( ha ha and by that I mean a $2500 piece of work but hey it's new to me!) But now after looking for a while now all I find is CRAP!!! I don't want to let my car go- it's soooo nice to me! Why didn't I love you and appreciate you more Caddy!

But hey to leave this post on a positive note... here are a couple beauties I can afford! :)

Ha ha :) see how much fun it is looking for a car.... I cannot wait to find a car I actually want to drive. I will keep you posted-