Sunday, August 30, 2009


I've seen I Love You, Man a few times now. It's hilarious and I have a little crush on Paul Rudd. This crush goes back to his Clueless days. Remember him as Cher's older stepbrother? Adorable. Anyways, I also love Rashida Jones, who plays Rudd's fiance in I Love You, Man. Adorable as well. And her wardrobe in the movie is awesome. She wears a lot of yellow, a color that I've stayed away from but is now calling my name. This shirt caught my eye.

However, with a $750 price tag from Pringle of Scotland I doubt I'll be wearing it anytime soon. I'll just have to shop the places more in my price range and hope to find a fair replacement.

Monday, August 24, 2009

to quote...

I'm not one of those people who can just rattle off movie lines. Or make up an entire conversation quoting movie brothers do that very well. However, I watch a lot of movies when I stay up late with the baby and a few lines have stuck with me lately. I find a way to use at least one of them daily. Lame, I know. In my simple day to day life it brings me a bit of amusement.

Here's a sample of my favorites:

"Slappin' the bass" I love you, Man

"You're the best decision I ever made, I just forgot." 17 Again

"The hard is what makes it great" A league of their own

"I'm speechless. I'm without speech." Seinfeld (I know it's not a movie but we have a couple seasons on dvd)

"If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me" Steel Magnolias

Sunday, August 23, 2009


My brother, Cam, and his girlfriend, Rachel, became engaged yesterday! They will be getting married in the Salt Lake Temple on Nov. 12. We are excited for them!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

money money money

I'm wishing that I had one of these trees today. It's payday which equals paying the bills day. And I hate it. So I had a small 'I have no money' pity party for myself and then decided that wasn't going to accomplish anything so I moved on. And, yes, I know that even people with a lot of money have problems too but it's a whole lot easier to avoid those problems when you can go out and buy a new wardrobe for yourself. I'm just sayin...

Now to finish making funfetti cupcakes and chocolate cake. Baking will have to be my distraction for now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

let the good times roll

My sister, Laura, and her family just moved back from Pennsylvania. Yahoo! The kids are super excited to have cousins close by again. And I'm happy too!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

give a little whistle

Izzy's new favorite toy is a whistle. She was so excited when she figured out how to use it. It's never too loud cause she doesn't blow too hard. It's so funny! She puts it around her neck (it's on a yellow string) and will keep it on all day. Then periodically throughout the day I'll hear a soft little whistle around the house as she plays. I think it's the greatest thing in the world!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Ethan turned 7 yesterday. I can't believe I have a 7 year old! Where has the time gone? Anyway, we had a fun little birthday party for him. We to Backyard Adventures (they had bounce houses and other inflatables as well as backyard play equipment for the kids to play on) and then we went to a park for pizza and cake. Ethan said he had a blast!

Friday, August 14, 2009

happy thoughts

This is something that I need to work on a little more. I think it might be time for me to do another Grateful List. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Miss Izzy

August 12, 2008

August 12, 2009 (after eating her birthday cupcake)

Yesterday Izzy turned one. I can't believe how quickly that year went! She is my little sweetie pie and I just adore her. Couldn't imagine our family without her!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

home sweet home

Yes, we're house hunting. I love it. I hate it. Hopefully the hunt doesn't last too long so that we can be settled into a cozy place sooner than later.

Friday, August 07, 2009


I've haven't been a big fish person for most of my life. Occasionally I would try salmon at a restaurant or whatever but it just wasn't my thing. I'm more of a steak person. Well back in November we went on a cruise and they had a sushi bar so I thought I'd give it a try. When in Rome, right? I've been hooked ever since! And now I have almost a constant craving for it. Weird. I really wanted to go out tonight for some but it didn't quite work out so here I am blogging about it. If you ever want to go, just say the word! I'm there!

Also, I haven't been taking pictures very much when I should have.
- Bees game with the fam
- girls night with some of my favorite girls
- my very first book club meeting
- Liv swimming on her own for the first time
- Black Keys concert

I will try to do a better job. I'm recommitted.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Book Tag

This one is an easy one...
1. Collect the book that you have most handy.
2. Turn to page 161.
3. Find the 5th complete sentence.
4. Cite the sentence on your blog.
5. Pass it on to 5 other bloggers.

I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife and it also happens to be the book sitting next to me. The 5th complete sentence is "Clare, very few people meet their soulmates at age six." Side note - I enjoyed the story a lot but I wasn't a huge fan of the character's personalities. I'm curious as to what the movie will be like.

I tag whoever wants to do it!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

back in the day

I was just sorting through some old pictures of Ethan and found this cute picture. We were bowling and he was about three years old. What a cute kid, if I do say so myself!