Friday, June 17, 2011

I've been so busy loving life

That I haven't been blogging! And I'm glad. Because I've being going back and forth feeling crappy about things for so long that it's a relief to be happy. And content. Being content with things, even if they're not perfect.

Today I'm feeling good because:

  • It's summer! and the sun is shining! That may sound redundant, but it's always overcast here.
  • I'm wearing shorts and don't care that my legs are milky white
  • I received a letter from Ian in the MTC, and apparently he spends 40% of his day speaking in a Pakistani accent
  • Going to eat at Mama Santa's tonight
  • B Ru is re-designing my life
  • Purchased an iPhone (that itself is a whole other post. Facetime has changed my life!)
  • My twinner Grandma is coming to visit in August 

And finally,

  •  Because it's impossible to look at Hazel without smiling or laughing. 

You're welcome. I know you were all desperate for another Hazel pic. And just to level the playing field, here's a little video of Asher.

 Bye now! Paige is calling me on Facetime. Chau!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I definitely wish I was as cool as these girls. MadrileƱan longboarders.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Malaysia Bound

This kid is going on a mission. 

And this is what he had to say about it. From the pulpit. 

"Back with Ammon and the sons of Mosiah they had panthers and it was more sketchy. They had to take bows and arrows for food and all I have to take is my ATM card."

Classic Ian. He's always been full of one liners and funny phrases... that he says with all sincerity. The other day he caught a quail and a rabbit and then gutted them in front of our three year old nephew.


"Look Asher, these are the bunny's lungs," Ian said. Asher responded by singing a song about Peter Cottontail.

Then my family roasted rabbit and quail for dinner.

Anyway, Ian's hitting up the MTC Wednesday morning. I do and I don't want him to go! Dilemmas.   

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's Brittani, Bitch!*

Is anyone else as glad as I am that Brittani won this cycle of ANTM? She's spunky, beautiful and determined. Dudes, she comes from a trailer park! Also, I love watching ANTM because I love Andre Leon Talley: his capes, hats and general outrageousness (That is dreck! Dreckitude!). I've read his 'Life with Andre' section in Vogue for years and it's entertaining to see his over the top personality on screen.

I was rooting for Britt Britt from the beginning, so I'm relieved that after all the Alexandria drama Alexandria was at the final runway show to witness Brittani win it all.

This pic says it all! Alexandria and her attitude.

I love Brittani's look and I really want to commit to that hair...but that would also mean committing to losing 10lbs and then never eating again. That I cannot do. Steak and donuts are what keeps me going. Anyway, so what I want to know is why the judges felt like they had to cut Brittani and Molly's hair again before the final judging? Maybe I can't see straight because I'm too in love with that blunt bob, but I do not care for either of these cuts when compared to their previous styles.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, a recap of some of my favorite Brittani shots. And one of Molly, because I'm a fan of hers as well. But just one. Because I'm stingy like that.

She looks like some snotty, high class, uber-rich lady (Victoria Beckham?) with her pet kitty.

So mischievous. Love the angles.

Whoa. The Brows and the Bees.

I was never too sure about the arm out there, but okay, I'll take it because it creates some drama...or something. Andre said, "She's looking at an oasis that does not exist."
Sweet photo of Molly! She's pretty athletic so she had a ton of awesome shots balancing and moving with the camel as it stood up. And I adore that silk scarf tied into a fattie bow on the back of her head.

But I really can't get Brittani's blunt bob with bangs outta my head. I've already brought the weight issue to light, but I also wonder if my hair color would be a problem. I love the drama of the short, dark almost black hair, and that cut wouldn't be as dramatic with red hair. Hmm. I think I'm just going to resurrect my short bangs. Any thoughts? Speak now or forever hold your peace. 

*Danny thinks I'm a terrible person for putting the word 'bitch' on my blog. That line is from a Britney Spears song. So sue me. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wishing for a pool and the sun

Today I wish I were in this hammock...

 at the end of this pool...

relaxing in this bathing suit...

Love Leighton!

or maybe these shorts...

or this dress...

Yesterday it rained all day and all night. Things are certainly green, but I'm ready for some sun! 
PS. Have I mentioned yet that I now live in the Midwest?

(Vacation images source, Leighton Meester images source, shorts, dress)