Monday, February 27, 2012

Just Jerry

We went to the symphony...the pop series of course. I can't say no to frank sinatra, Utah symphony, the price of student tickets, the company, and oh yeah-- jerry. Jerry is the conductor, and he's great. He's half of the show. We love him :)

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Monday, February 20, 2012

happy pday

i told myself that i couldn't sit at home today and do nothing (as appealing as that seems sometimes).
i knew if i headed up to the wards house, it woudn't be a boring day.
i was right.
we started out going on a walk.
i made liza and lindsey tell me secrets.
once olivia joined us, carson took us up to go 4wheeling.
have you ever been wheeling in the snow?
it's a little different than 4wheeling in the dirt (which i would say i'm comfortable doing)
2 machines got stuck a total of 3 times.
one machine almost did a full 360 and almost plummeted off a cliff to a fiery death.
my machine was not one to get stuck.
it did do an almost 360 and there was a kind of ledge that was about 10 feet away that i was afraid of sliding right off of.....but that didn't happen.
we came home. thawed our frozen bods. made homemade pizza and chilled out by the fire.

and for a small chunk of the day i wore 3 pairs of pants. at the same time.

so there you have it. hope you had a great presidents day.
to you and yours.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

just another reason why i love my phone

you know that friend you haven't talked to in a long time? the one that you couldn't survive without that one summer? the one that was always there to make you laugh? the one that knew all of your secrets? the one that was part of secret clubs with you?

we talked. and it was just what i needed...even if i didn't really know what i needed beforehand. when you can encourage them, and in return they encourage you. you tell them life is the same and boring, and they tell you the same thing. you tell them that life is hard sometimes, and they agree but can remind you that hard usually means a breakthrough is on it's way. JUST. WHAT. I. NEEDED.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

curse you, pintrest

sometimes i see things on pintrest and i just can't get it out of my head until i make it myself. this is a skirt you can find at anthropologie for $258.

this is a skirt tutorial to make your own for much much much less.

 ryan and halie were coming up for a dinner on friday night and needed a babysitter. sold.
melissa caught wind and decided to come up and help me babysit, thus a night for crafting and babysitting was born. i went to D.I. and found this beauty:

and we turned it into this beauty:

it's obviously not perfect, but i'm still happy with how it turned out. it was a fairly easy project, and was alot of fun to see it take shape. there are things i would change next time around. you learn. right?
in the end, the skirt cost me 7 bucks.
buttons 4 bucks.
i'd say we saved quite a bundle!!

let me tell you what was perfect about the night:

little colby was a good sport, even though he was in a new place. my roomate told beb and i that we were brave souls. "i don't babysit my nieces and nephews until they are at least 1 1/2". hmmph. beb, colby and i did just fine. sewing, dance parties to the carpenters. bride wars. naps (colby). brownies and ice cream. the night was an overall success....and beb got to take home a new skirt. and for anyone that thinks i got the short end of the stick....look no further. i woke and found this on my phone, which basically means i think i got the best deal in the end.