Monday, October 19, 2009

New blog

I still haven't gotten around to designing the new blog, but I'm going to switch over to that one anyway. So, 2 weeks from now this blog will be going private. I will no longer be updating it but if you want to be able to still see it, get me your email address if you haven't already!
Without further adieu...

Friday, October 16, 2009

But today, today is date night.

Today I'm going to get ready. Usually I like to strut around in one of Trent's t-shirts and perhaps some basketball shorts or other cozy bottoms all day. Since retiring, I usually don't wear make-up since I am mostly at home anyway. and I usually walk around with a rat's nest on my head. but not today. Cause today is date night.
Tonight we will go out on the town and I will dress to the nines and wear actual make-up (not just foundation and mascara like usual, if you're lucky I mean). Mostly cause I like seeing Trent's face when I come out of our room after *literally* locking myself in there to surprise him with how well I clean up. It's like him seeing me in my wedding dress for the first time on our wedding day, or at least what I would imagine it like since I didn't make him wait to see me in it. In fact, I invited to take my bridal pictures with me.
Tonight, I will wear my new kelly green shirt that I stole from my mom this last weekend when I saw her in Utah and made her give it to me and she said okay and now it's my favorite shirt i own, thanks mom. I will also wear my kelly green Steve Madden pointy toe pumps that I never get to wear cause really, what else matches them? and I will wear my new jeans that I (had to) buy for the winter cause no other pants fit except for maternity ones since my weight loss has haulted at 28 lbs. (Yes, i gained 45 lbs cause i really packed it on the last month) I love them!
Ila is joining me. She, too, wants to get dressed up cute for daddy. She is sick of her pajamas. She remembers her first few weeks of life when she wore pretty dresses and bows everyday.
And who do we have to thank for all this? His name is Dave, he feels he is in eternal debt to Trent since Trent offered him a job after being on umemployment for months. We are going out to eat to Green Valley Ranch for free tonight. Then perhaps a movie. I love date night.

Spiritual Enlightment

“Brethren and sisters, material possessions and honors of the world do not endure. But your union as wife, husband, and family can. The only duration of family life that satisfies the loftiest longings of the human soul is forever. No sacrifice is too great to have the blessings of an eternal marriage. To qualify, one needs only to deny oneself of ungodliness and honor the ordinances of the temple. By making and keeping sacred temple covenants, we evidence our love for God, for our companion, and our real regard for our posterity—even those yet unborn. Our family is the focus of our greatest work and joy in this life; so will it be throughout all eternity, when we can ‘inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities … powers, dominions … exaltation and glory’ (D&C 132:19).”
Russell M. Nelson

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The many faces of Ila Claire

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New blog update

I'm still working on the new blog. I have the address and now I will begin designing it... in case you were wondering. and... I am giving it a little bit of a makeover... you'll see.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trent's been watching Ila tonight, he just said, "Look, Thomas S. Monson!"

Kalei Hogan

While in Utah, I took some pictures of Kalei that turned out awesome, she is so photogenic! We got so many good ones, this is only the beginning!

Weekend at Home

We spent this past weekend back home in Utah. We went to Frightmares. We saw Craig and his lovely new fiance, Kari. We got to spend some much needed time with family!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

As long as we're on the subject

Since my little pumpkin has such long lustrous locks and sometimes I'm not always into this look: especially cause those ginormous flowers smack into everything, I made her some hair clippies. I LOVE them!! Especially these: The largest ones (the butterflies) are maybe 2 inches so they look pretty cute and I think they would look cute on an older little girl too. Who am I kidding, I'd wear them. I don't think I could sell these on Etsy though cause they were already assembled for scrapbooking and I just glued clips to the back. See?

So I really can't take credit for the intricate designs...

Accessories accessories...

Yesterday, I decided to get creative. One of my best friends has a birthday coming up and I know she would love a handmade gift so I decided to make her one. I know I LOVE accesories, and I know she LOVES accessories so, I made headbands. Now I am thinking they are pretty cute and besides the fact that I don't want to give them to her I am thinking maybe I could sell them on Etsy? (Not these ones! I would make more to sell!) What do you think? Would you buy them? How much might you expect/be willing to pay? They are very Anthropoligie-ish, are they not?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One step too far

No way this is gonna pass... it sounds like a joke. Pretty outragous.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Uncle who lives in Southern California and owns a paving company took matters into his own hands last Monday morning after not being paid on a job. HAHA!!I'm pretty sure the security guard is fired.