Friday, December 31, 2010


Sarah, Melissa, Me, Harmony and Lindsey

The last time we all were together (we are missing our missionary, molly) was for Lindsey's Bachelorette Party....4 years ago!!
I have known these girls since we were like 10 or 11..maybe sooner?
They are apart of some of my favorite memories. These girls were with me when I went to my first church dance, these girls were the first ones I told when I had my first kiss, these girls are the ones I got in trouble with when our parents found out we played the "pass out" game, these girls were around when I fell in love for the first time and they were there for me when it ended. These girls were a huge part of my past, they continue to be apart of my present and will forever be apart of my future. I love these girls like sisters because they basically are.
3 husbands and 1 and a half babies later we still are the BEST of friends.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Was it just me...

or did it look as if this years LDS Christmas Devotional was a special Apostles edition of Jeopardy?

(I couldn't find a bigger picture)
"I'll take ' Book of Mormon Stories' for 500, Alex."

blasphemous? probably. funny though? yes.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Can't wait...

I go home for Christmas next Wednesday and I can't think of anything else.
A list of things I am sooo excited for... (in no particular order)
1. Just being home in general...such a great feeling.
2. Parents
3. My bed
4. Meg, Jack and Stella
5. Mom's cooking
6. warmer weather
7. Going for a T-swift drive with Keri
8. Seeing my HS best friends
9. Bunco Girls
10. singing while my dad plays the guitar

Monday, December 6, 2010

You're InVitEd!!!!! my pity party.
Time: Now-Who know's
Place: Here
What to Bring: Advice
Sooo..I have been feeling a little down the last few days. Well, if I am being completely honest..probably a few weeks.
There are a lot of things I don't understand, but at the top of my list is BOYS.
I don't get them. It's like men are from Mars and we are from somewhere totally different or something...
The dating world is constantly changing. The do's the dont's. I can't keep up. So much competition out there. I feel like I need to take up juggling or something...juggling and breathing fire while jumping on one foot, cross-eyed. I need something that makes me stand out from the crowd because apparently being a good person, cute, fun, creative, funny and spiritual is not enough these days. What about a good cook? or someone who is good with children? oh doesn't help either.
I heard a quote once that I loved and I try to remind myself of it every once in awhile.
"Don't focus on finding the right person, focus on BEING the right person"
As much as I agree with's easier said than done. We are created to want companionship..are we not? I am starting to think only girls were created that way. I feel like boys are getting a little lazy these days. If a boy wants to go on a date...he asks a girl out. I'm not saying that its easy for them. I understand they may get nervous and worry about getting rejected, BUT if a girl wants to go out she has to wait to be asked. I can put myself out there, be friendly, be flirty, focus on BEING the RIGHT person and it still doesn't guarantee me a date on Friday night. I don't mean to be a complainer..I guess I have just had a streak of bad luck with boys as of late and its left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Something that should go away with some frozen yogurt...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most magical time of the year...

I love christmas.
Lucky for me I can still feel the magic when this wonderful season comes around.
Aleksi and I have been ITCHING to decorate our little house for the holidays.
So the second Thanksgiving was over we replaced our pumpkins and fall decor with garlands, candy canes and glittered christmas trees.
It's really important to Aleksi and I (since we are both far from home) that we make our house feel like a home.
I think we have done a fabulous job if I do say so myself. We love being there. It's so cozy and inviting.
Here is what we have been up to...
My Fa La La and Christmas tree corner. I love how it turned out. My Fa La La is backed with old music sheet paper and I hand wrote the letters with red paint and glittered them.
(Sorry the pic is a little small. I am having some problems uploading my pics.)
The candy filled dome came from Williams-Sonoma (candy from the dollar store). My Yarn Christmas tree: I created a cone shaped tree with red cardstock and wrapped and wrapped red yarn around the whole thing. Didn't take as long as you might think. Music Sheet tree: I'm sure you can figure that one out. Super easy.
I am especially proud of my garland. It looks legit. It looks like my mom would have done it..which is saying a lot. The picture does not do it justice really, but you can kinda get the idea.

Cranberry Tree: You need patience and TIME for this one, but its worth it. You need a styrofoam cone ( I found one at the dollar store) and I actually strung the cranberries on string and wrapped them around the cone. I had rhinestone straight pins and stuck some through some of the cranberries to help support and to add a little something more. Glittered Trees: I created two cone shaped trees painted one red and one green. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled with glitter. I love glitter. Book Christmas tree: I just cut 1 inch by 3 inch strips and glued them onto a paper cone starting from the bottom. I used a pencil to curl the tips up.

I found that watching The Polar Express while crafting really helps. :)

Merry Christmas!