Saturday, December 27, 2008

French Envy!

So...I was searching for unique holiday post cards and came across this blog...Tongue in Cheek...Love it!

Go read...if you love french anything, decorating, being femine in any way you will love it as much as I do! It is the love story of an American woman who met and fell in love with a French you love it yet? She moved to France and has been there now 20 yrs. give or take... Her blog is a collection of French antiques, stories and daily happenings while living in France.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Family News:
My lil niece Madisan turned 2 on Dec. 4th

Michael and I had an anniversay... together for 12 years!
(Halloween 1998)

My older sis Niki just had her 3rd baby girl on Dec. 16th

I am now 31 yrs. old...yay! No really I am happy!

My lil sis Tiffany and her husband Jacob
are expecting their first baby on July 10th!

Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My latest (soon to be) subscription!

So Michael ran to the store the other day to buy something random and less important than what he ended up bringing me home. He discovered my newest favorite magazine! Many of my close friends may not even know that magazines for one reason or another are one of my only weeknesses...I subscribe to at least 7. Which may not seem like a lot to someone who shares my love for them...but for someone who doesn't even subscribe to one, it may seem extreme.

Anyways I fell in love with it! It has inspired me, given me the desire to begin sewing again, the desire to repair old furniture, build a table, open a small hang out cafe and even make these adorable lamps on the cover! I now want a new paper cutter, I again want to live in a loft with Michael (A dream of ours in college!), I want to visit every website suggested within it's pages and in their Holiday Gallery of Handmade items, I even want to attempt to enter their "Macgyver" contest (This months challenge is recycling fun!)

Reasons (or justifications) why I can subscribe:

My birthday is tomorrow...
Michael said I can..
Inspiration is a wonderful and marvelous thing..
I have not yet renewed any of my old subscriptions..
It teaches me how to recycle..
I could create wonderful gifts..
I would share it with others..

Do I need more reasons than that?

My Holiday Wishlist!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time to Relax!

I have been planning an Enrichment night dinner for the last 1 1/2 months. I can honestly tell you that my mind has been very preoccupied lately...Michael would totally back me up here. In fact in church on Sunday they were announcing this weeks birthdays and when they said my name I surprisingly said "Wait, what?". A lady sitting behind me asked if I had forgotten, to which I replied "I knew my birthday was coming up soon, I just didn't realize it was this week"...which was followed by a room full of laughter. I am still adjusting to this calling, which I am beginning to love!

Well...last night was the party and it went really well...Phew! Here are a few pics...maybe not blog worthy but the only pics I have.

I am beginning to feel I can actually pull things together and coordinate a party. We planned for 80 women, and I believe we had around 70. I felt it was a very successful evening! The progam was amazing...thank you Elly and Ryan Franklin for understanding my vision and creating a way to visually display it! They created "The Life of Christ" through video and slideshow accompanied by beautiful music. We had two live performances which my friend Jessie Lott had organized and they were amazing. In fact I would give a rundown of our program but it would do it no justice.

Anyways, for now I can relax...until I start planning the one in March. Which I am already pulling ideas together for! Yay!!! And let me just add that one of my newest favorite inventions of all time is electric candles...which we had nearly 50 throughout the room...amazing!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Idiot Boyfriend!

Michael and I went to see Jimmy Fallon at Tempe Improv on Friday night October funny! We laughed so hard our cheeks hurt the whole show...I loved it and anyone that knows me well knows I really struggle with a lot of comedy. But he was great!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My li'l doll!

Happy Girl!

Night out at the park!

Brooklyn, Dade and Presley had a blast at Max's Birthday party on Friday night! They got to swing, climb the rock wall and play in the water...thanks for a fun night Max!

Brooklyn atop the rock wall...
Playin on the toys...
and getting soaked!

Dade says "Peek-a-boo"
Smilin' big ...

and soaking his sister's!

Presley swingin' high...
and getting soaked by big brother!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"My little Climber"

So I turn around for literally 2 minutes to check my email and when I turn back this is what I find. Presley standing on the table and playing with two pens on the counter...I was seriously only about 5 feet away but she was so quiet and she was also so proud of herself. all 4 chairs stay on top of the table.

My baby sis is getting married!!!

Dionne Michelle and
her future hubby Andrew Crozier!
Wedding Date: Oct. 18, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Michael and I finally took a vacation...
We stayed in state and traveled to Sedona!
This was our awesome view each morning!
We stayed for two days and two nights and it was wonderful...and I had 2 full nights sleep, which I believe I have had only about 5 full nights sleep within the past 8 yrs. Any mom will understand how that goes!

We spent nearly every minute together...felt like dating again. We loved it! Here are a few fun random pics...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happiest Baby in the World!!!

I truly believe I have the happiest baby in the happy in fact my younger sister Tiffany & her new hubby Jacob have volunteered to adopt her, and there was a unanimous vote at her (Tiffany's) bachelorette party that if all babies were as happy as my Presley all of Tiffany's friends would currently be pregnant! So I brainstormed...

A Few Reasons Presley Smiles (Happy):

Her big sister
Her big brother
Chocolate...need I say more!
Her mommy and daddy love her
Her grandparent's
Her 12 uncles
Her 6 aunts
Saying her name
Calling her Pretty
Hearing her own voice, bababa, ga, dada, mama!
Other Children
Our puppy...Cookie!
The fact that she can touch her feet
Bouncy Horses
Biting, ya I know...ow!
xoxo-Hugs & Kisses-xoxo
Cuddling Blankets
Her Bottle
Self control
Rolling Balls

All the love from other's...she is so blessed!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Stuff White People Like!!

Michael was told about this website and asked me to look it up for him, little did he know that it was a blog! As we searched through it's posts he was histerically laughing and when Michael laughs I can't help but laugh! So he asked me to pass the link to anyone curious as to what "stuff white people like"...check it out!

I give you a little sneak peak-

#10 Wes Anderson Movies
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#8 Barack Obama
#7 Diversity
#6 Organic Food
#5 Farmer’s Markets
#4 Assists
#3 Film Festivals
#2 Religions their parents don’t belong to
#1 Coffee

Monday, February 18, 2008

Penny for your thoughts!

This is my new journal, isn't it adorable...not that that matters but I love it! Red is not usually my first choice but I can definitely say that I was drawn to red this time around. The heart was just a bonus!

I have come to realize that I really need to begin the good habit of journaling, I can honestly say that I have not written in a journal for a very long time and I do have regrets about that. My sis Tiffany has been amazing at keeping a journal since she was 12 and she is now sis Dionne is doing awesome writing in mother and I want to start writing. Now I just need to do it!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

--Presley standing--

Not even 15 minutes ago Presley, who turned 6 months old today, crawled over to the baby gate and pulled herself up to standing! If she keeps it up she will be walking at 8 months just like her big sister Brooklyn.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008