Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am thankful

For this man, who constantly puts a smile on my face and butterflies in my tummy. Without him, I would be lost.

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For this beautiful healthy girl who is sassy and fun just like her Momma and I thank God that he blessed me such a beautiful girl to take care.


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I found this poem, and really enjoyed it.

I heard my Mom say as she scrubbed today,

"I'm thankful for brushes and brooms,

I'm glad to clean my cozy house

That's filled with cheerful rooms."

I heard my Mom say at the washing machine,

"I'm thankful for dirty clothes.

I'm glad that I have a healthy child

Who can play each day he grows."

I heard my Mom say at the sink tonight,

"I'm thankful for dirty dishes.

I'm glad we filled our plates with food

Instead of empty wishes.:

I heard Mom say in her prayers tonight,

"I'm thankful for problems today.

If life never got a little bit rough,

I might forget to pray."

~V. Gilbert Beers

"Precious Moments"

Thanks Momma Kat for making me count my blessings twice :)


I will give someone 4635 chocolates if they can figure out why in Live writer it double spaces EVERYTHING?! it drives me FREAKIN’ bonkers!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

random.. like always.

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1-2-3 Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2-3 tablespoons sugar (according to desired sweetness)
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola
3 tablespoons egg white or plain Egg Whites in a carton
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon chocolate chips
*As a variation, substitute almond extract for the vanilla.
Also, you can change the chocolate chips to any flavor chips you'd like.

I found this recipe here go there for further details ;)

It’s heaven. I tweaked it a little. I added 3 tablespoons sugar because I like it sweet. 2 eggs make enough egg white for 2 cups of cake. I did one with choc. chips and one without and I like the one with. And, really make sure the bottom is cooks. I did it for 2 and half minutes in my microwave and the bottom was still a little undone. But it was still delicious!

We celebrated my birthday with our best friends Susan and Adrian. It as a lot of fun and they trusted me to light my own candles.. where I used too many matches because there were SO many :)



I bought this cute flannel from Forever21. My hubs told me I looked like a lumberjack and asked if that was in.. boys don’t know ANYTHING. But I thought I looked really cute. And to be pretty vain, I’m having a good face week!




{this is the face I make when hubs doesn’t like my outfits}


I thought it was real cute that Olivia wanted a magazine to read when we were in the car.. Maybe I should put some of her books in the backseat, but then again, she does need to keep up on the 2009 trends :)

Mike think this face looks like Edward. He swears he makes this face in EVERY press picture. I think he is right. I don’t he is ATTRACTIVE at all. THERE I SAID IT!

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In case you cant get enough of Mike and I {haha.. right??} I took this picture and when I looked, I was like “WTF is wrong with my eye!?” and I remembered that they did the yellow dye at the eye doctor, and I must not of got it all and it only showed up in pictures. Maybe this time around, the eye doctor will get the RIGHT size of contacts and I can actually where them for longer than an hour.



{this is a serious stink eye. WATCH OUT!}

PS. in a fast editing, making sure I don’t sound crazy, I realize there are 3 pictures of me with the same face.. please don’t stop being my friend :(

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day at our spot!

Every year, Mike and I take a picture at our spot.

The spot where he asked me to marry him.

The spot where we said “I do.”

That spot.

I think we will always go to that spot for our Christmas picture. always. It’s changed ever over the last couple of years.

We had a huge flood this year and we drove by and I was in tears. It was flooded up to the freeway. I was so worried that we wouldn’t have our spot any more.  Thankfully, the city of E’Burg, came to the rescue!

We went yesterday and took some fun pictures, one for our cards and the rest for fun. :) Have I mentioned, I LOVE my camera!? 

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these trees were hugging.


we still have gorgeous leaves!


Olivia wanted to kiss the tree.. I think Daddy did too!

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This picture is for Kelli :) {Look how good Gordon's brother looks! He is SO in vogue!}


I love this place!


This was my tripod. I’m officially a B.A photographer.. I carried this thing 50 yards and IT WAS HEAVY! {and dirty..ew}

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It was the best day ever.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Renewing vows..


When Mike and I got married.. it was very simple. I even wore jeans. I often talk to Mike about renewing our vows in 3 more years.  I’m not the type to fuss, but I think having a big wedding would be fun too. Most importantly, I want my Daddy to walk me down the aisle. This would be my perfect wedding, dress and everything.



I would have it here, at the Beecherhill House in Pashastin Wa. It’s an orchard and it’s beautiful.

Just 3 more years of saving.. *sigh*

Thursday, November 19, 2009

“you’re the closest to heaven..that I’ll ever be..”



On this perfect day, I made the best promise that I have ever made. You are forever my best friend, lover and baby.  I love our life together and cant help but smile when I think that I get to spend the rest of it with you.

I love you always.

Your Babycakes.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday Susan!


Thanks for being there through thick and thin. And for the coffee dates and the “nap times” and for keeping me sane and reminding me of all the good when the bad seems to prevail. I’m so glad I have a wine-o friend to drink and get drunk with after half a bottle.. I’m so blessed to have such an amazing friend in my life :) I hope you have an amazing birthday and a wonderful year! xoxo

PS. Maybe this year we can do a triceratops impression again!? :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hola Amigas!

We went to El Caporal for dinner for my birthday.. they sung to me and made me wear the sombrero. I think I could pull it off all the time. Maybe start a new trend? no, just kidding. I celebrated with a giant strawberry margarita! :) Yummm

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It started snowing last night!! It was the official first snow! I took Olivia out to play in it! But we only stayed our for a second cause the wind was blowing and it was SO cold! Olivia didn’t know what was falling from the sky.. but she had fun! The snow is 5 days early! It always snows on Mike and I’s anniversary. It’s really pretty out and there is barely half an inch.

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Christmas is coming!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I’m going to eat cupcakes…


Drink lots of wine…


and laugh.. a lot


i cant believe I’m 22.

source: weheartit

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

kick a field goal???


Man: Can I tell you something?? ::gets real close::

Me: Sure…

Man: I’m a dentist, and I just want to tell you to never fix your gap. It’s so you.

Me: Wow, thank you very much!

Dentist: It’s so very Laura Hutton. I love it.

That was the highlight of my day! It was very nice and I did turn very red, I’m sure of it! :)

So I guess I’m channeling my inner Laura Hutton

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yes, Forever21! This is exactly what I always wanted..