an orignal

A friend of mine does AMAZING artwork. The problem is not finding one you like it is deciding where all 11 of the ones you want will go in your house.

These are just a few of the ones I am hearting. and anybody that photographs cemetaries, well enough said. Really these small thumbprints don't do the photos justice, go to her site and check them out.


the tip of the iceberg

Several People have tagged me and I am hesitant but here goes.

7 quirks about me!

1- I talk to myself- I know lots of people talk to themselves, but I have entire two person conversations with myself. example. I will be walking in a store talking with myself and notice people staring at me so then I say out loud not even realizing it "Why are all these people staring at me?" then I say "It is probably because you are talking to yourself." A sign of a true genius or someone that has lost their mind. I also find myself singing as I walk down the grocery store aisle.

2- I can't buy anything in an even numbered amount. I can buy one three five seven etc of something but it can't be an even amount. Sometimes this is out of my control and I have to buy only two and it bothers me for days after.

3- Every time I get out of the shower I have to dry off in the exact same order. I start with my face I have tried not drying my face several times but it bothers me so I always start with my face. then I dry my arms and the entire front of my body before I flip my head over to let my hair hang and then I dry my legs. After my legs I flip the towel over my back to dry it as well. I finish by twisting the towel over my hair.

4- I am extremely superstitious. For example this year I could not wear a BYU shirt to any football game, because I didn't do it for the first one. Nor could I watch the first 15 minutes of any game because we missed the first 15 min of the season opener. Also if I do something with my hands or say something before a play and BYU does well I have to do it for the rest of the game.

5- I make lists. My life does not feel organized unless I have them, I make them daily.

6- I am obsessed with my handwriting. I will start over on any type of handwritten item until I like my writing. I write all over everything for practice too. It is not just my handwriting alone. It is also my Signature. Chad will find entire sheets of paper with my autograph written on it over and over again.

7- I can not sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door. I always have this fear that if someone breaks into our house and comes in the room they will take me first but if I am on the far side of the bed they have to get through chad. I do this everywhere I sleep, it makes no difference what side of the bed I am on as long as I am not by the door.

And there you have it folks, just a few of my quirks. I would like to say that I only have seven but sadly I could go on all day if I had to.

Millie and Ken

Alright I knew this time of year was coming and I thought I would be more prepared but no.

From October 26th to November 12th we celebrate 4 birthdays in my family, for all you smarties out there yes that is one a week for about a month. So Last week was my youngest and most energetic sister Ken. This 10 year old is the smartest and oldest 10 year old I know. She will go up against anyone and has no fear. This little dearie would give you anything she had and is always thinking of others. I love you makenna, I am glad you are my sister. I love you.

ANd that brings us to today...

Camille, or millie as those who know her best call her is SEVENTEEN today. For some reason that seems to old for me. I can't believe little buba is seventeen. This dare I say woman is an amazing athlete, last year she was one of only three girls to hit a home run off the best pitcher in the state. She is a talented artist-seriously how come her had paints, sculpts and draws and my hand only doodles. And I think the best part is she looks A LOT like me. we both have the quirky eyebrow. Darling Millie, you are a sweetheart and I love you.

p.s. this is the only picture I had of mille, I will have to find another and post it later.

How lucky am I to have sisters.

tie my shoes

Today gavin tied his shoes. The best part is he just did it on his own. Months and months ago I tried teaching him but he wasn't interested, then today he came in and they were tied. AMAZING! Gav is defineatly one of those kids who marches to the beat of his own drum.


Blah, Blah, Blah

I little rant if you will...

I am feeling tired today I swam 29 laps last night.

After two years I put curtains in Gavin's room thinking it would finish his room, but once they were up I now see that I need to re-do his room all together.

This week I finished sewing everyones Halloween costumes, I will probably never sew with fur again.

I have been trying to be more thrifty, last night J Crew had a warehouse sale and I didn't go. believe me I was feeling physically sick from passing up $10 sweaters and crewcuts.

Thats all I have for now.


Birthday Wishes

I am definitely lucky in the Mother-in-law department. This lady is a true gem. She is super crafty, makes terrific food, and loves to laugh. She taught me how to make terrific bows, and also a plethora of Christmas decorations, there is nothing this lady can't do. Aside from her abilities she has got the looks, I have said many times I am glad that Chad got her features, especially her eyes. I just want to say how grateful I am for a wonderful friend in a mother-in-law, I love you so much. Happy Birthday!


another inner oprah

Because I know that you are all sitting there wondering what kind of candy to purchase for Halloween this year I will tell you that these are wonderful. They look like they glow in the dark and because you can't tell what flavor they are you eat all of them instead of picking out the red and pink ones.

Ghosts DOTS are what I am giving out to little tricker treaters this year.


giving in

this weekend I finally got around to listen to the entire Coconut Records album Nightttiming, and I have to say that while I know there popularity is on the rise, something that I normally abstain from, the album is pretty good. This album honestly sounds like he(jason schwartzman) and a bunch of famous friends (kristen dunst, zooey deschanel etc.) decided to throw down some tracks and I think that innocence is what make it endearing. Honestly, don't go looking for a deeper meaning, just play it and love it. I know I do even if they do play his songs on the Hills, gossip girl and 90210. Happy Listening. It's not you it's me is my favorite. click on it below.



I don't know how your kids do with waiting rooms but mine not so great. That is until I pull out the camera and let them have a little photo shoot. All I can say is LiFE SavEr!

Next, one of my fave pastimes. There is nothing better than me and 64,000 BYU fans spending an afternoon throwing back a few caffeine free cokes (that is all they sell) and cheering for the Mighty Cougars!

Lastly, Halloween is upon us and you know what that means...

And I have to say my two favorite accessories are the spiderweb on my ceiling and this mossy wreath. truly the pictures don't do justice.