Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So feeling sick all day and all night, does have it's bonuses. Although, the down side would be i am eating horribly, and dragging my Grandma down with me. ha. I ate half a bag of tostitos "hint of lime" chips and now since my mouth is so sore, I can only eat popsicles. Instead of complaining about gaining back weight after I finally lost it all, I am just going to be grateful that I didn't get pregnant and start gaining with that additional 20 lbs in tow. At least, that is what i keep telling myself.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
If you have 20 minutes to spare, watch this. If you have a teenager, definitely have them watch this. Jacob loved it.
It is a 20 year old young girl who is a student at Harvard that was asked to represent the mormon church on a panel of students of many different faiths. It is excellent.
PS. i promise i will post portraits soon. i am kinda in survival mode right now.
If you don't think so, watch this. It makes it perfectly clear, and Donahue's face is priceless in it. My brother had this on his face book and I really really like it. What do you think?
PS-you guys are all awesome. I can't wait to try all the new recipes. and yes, kami, I discovered the lovely side effect to zofran. In fact, just this evening I had dave look up the side effects to zofran due to how I was feeling. The trade off is worth it though. I didn't make it to my daughter's church program though tonight. I am sad about it. Sorry if you called tonight. I was dead on my bed, and just the little girls home telling everyone that called, "she says she's asleep." I was finally able to rest, and they wouldn't stop waking me up with everything under the sun that they thought was important. Leah even tried leaving a note on my chest. This after being threatened in every way possible. ha. Have to get up anyway and prepare a seminary lesson. 2nd Thessalonians tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"i feel good, i feel great, i feel wonderful!" repeat that thousands of times. My inspiration?
You guessed it. Bob. I love that guy. We have so much in common. For one, i love hand shucked corn as well!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to my dear friends who have offered to help me. We really are doing OK. I have been really blessed. My kids have turned angelic and help like crazy. I am actually kinder and more patient than usual, and my doctor prescribed me zofran (an anti nausea), so I actually might be able to sleep tonight!
I think teaching seminary every morning is the best blessing of all. I can't tell you how much I love these 9th graders. I am so proud of them, and that they get up every morning and come to learn about Jesus and his gospel. They inspire me! Their favorite is to try to get me off track and telling stories. At least they think I am off track. I am trying to teach them that the gospel of Jesus Christ is real life, and the central theme of every story of my life. I wonder what they will ask tomorrow. Today it was, "how did your husband propose to you?" It's a good story. Don't worry, I worked in Colossians. And they get a treat tomorrow if they read on their own the four chapters. I wish I knew how to make really good cinnamon rolls. Never mind, I wish there was a Cinnabon near by. Does anyone have their recipe?
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The picture below is of my niece Alex doing a scarf dance. She has William's syndrome, which is a chromosomal disorder like Downs syndrome. She is incredibly gifted at dance. I guess, that is what happens when you have Julie for a mom.
afterwards, we go to Kneaders. Another restaurant in Utah that I never miss going to. Get there before 10am for breakfast and you can have all you can eat french toast with their day old specialty bread with whipped cream, strawberries and a special homemade cinnamon syrup. It is so good you can't believe it!!!!
oh, and make sure you don't leave your camera sitting on the table where grant can get a hold of it, or you get pictures like thisabove. ha ha.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I may make these frames someday. Since I will never pay the ridiculous price of $120 dollars. Scratch that, how much will you charge me to make them kell? ha ha. I really don't enjoy making things if the truth be told. I take no additional pride in having made something myself. I am more proud when I find a smoking hot deal on something that is awesome and I didn't even have to make it! smile.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I came home looking like this. Who would have thought that bangs could make such a huge difference. Seriously, people don't recognize me. I've been wanting to try bangs for a while, but I only trust my sister Nicole. She is so amazing with hair (and make-up, I might add). I don't know if she will approve of how my hair looks in the pictures since I did it on my own the next day. You know how that goes. I so wish she lived closer so that I could offer her hair and make-up services to the people I photograph. She has the coolest little hair salon, and also works at a skin place called derma chic. So if you see me defying my age, you will know why. I have connections. Every time I go up to Rexburg she hurts me real bad burning things off my face, but it is worth it. She has introduced me to the most amazing skin products that hurt my wallet real bad, but again worth it (at least at a deep discount. love you cole.) Nicole is 12 years younger than me, and kelly is 8 years younger. They think I should look like them. Or maybe they are experimenting with me to calm their anxieties over getting older. ha ha. The first thing that Nicole said to me when I got to her house and she got a good close look is, "you need botox." and pointed to where. While botox is pretty sweet, photoshop is even sweeter. smile. After the "new me" haircut by Nicole. Kelly picked out a "new me" outfit from old navy. I now proudly wear stylish scarves with t-shirts, and cool glasses. Just now, I popped over to Nicole's hair blog
Thank you my sisters. What would I do with out you? Look old and ugly for one! smile. LOve you!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
But this latest edition took the cake. In Mormon culture the phrase "return with honor" is widely used. Whether it be to explain returning with honor from a mission, or returning to our Heavenly Father after this life is over. Only Grant (kelly's husband) would come up with this idea and actually make it for Kelly for her birthday. You won't see that in every house in Utah county! ha ha. I love it. I know you all want one now. I sure Grant could fulfill your order. ha. Maybe Kelly should sell them in her etsy shop.
Kelly did a post on our trip up to RExburg and there is a link to her etsy shop on her blog here.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
We got our best laughs just people watching. South beach is a whole other world. A wild one. And let's just say, no one is afraid to show some skin. Gloria and I were dying over these two guys above. They reminded me of two toy dogs. They primped and preened themselves non stop. They never just sat there. It was great entertainment. And the bathing suits as you can see were.....interesting. Our first day there, Gloria got in the elevator, and the only other person in there was a young guy wearing just a speedo. He said to Gloria, "I love your shoes." Yeah, it's true. I have never seen so many gay men in my life in one place. They were also filming for America's next top model in the hotel while we were there. It was walking around in an US magazine.