Friday, December 18, 2009

Sedona Days

This was the sunset we saw on our jeep tour.
A hike up Boyton canyon while the leaves were changing colors.

one of the many views.

stacking rocks is one of the many fun things to do in sedona. John balanced the bottom one out from the rock face and then carefully placed the others on top. It took like 20 minutes to get it and johns was the coolest one on the trail!

Since my work keeps extending the end date, I get to work from home and be in sedona on thursdays and fridays now! hopefully I will be a real Sedonan by January 15th!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

.Christmas Spirit.

Today i saved a mans life.

kind of.

So here is the heroic story...

I was sitting at the front desk when all of a sudden a very panicked looking man rushed into the office and said he needed help.The panic on his face worried me thinking someone had a heart attack or something really serious. I asked what was the matter and he said that there was a man locked in one of the bathroom stalls. The door knob was broken and just kept spinning around in circles. hahaha. oh my goodness for a few seconds i thought i would have to call an ambulance or give a statement to the police. I called the building maintenence and they came up to release the poor man in the stall. It would not be funny to be the one in the stall and im sure that he was very grateful to the other man who did not think it was funny either. And that ladies and gentlemen is an act of christmas service

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

.The Invisible Man.

This is super cool! His name is Liu Bolin. He paints himself... no trick photography ... no photoshop ...he just paints himself. The last photo took a little bit for me to find him even!


I never posted any wedding pictures! here are just a few. I loved the Green Flower balls and the swoopy fabric and the lights. It was all so beautiful.

Mom put together the most beautiful bouquet I have EVER seen!

Crystals mom decorated our cake and it was fantastic. Plus it was delicious!

Thank you Everyone that helped! It was perfect!

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving was fun! John came to mom and dads for the day and then we visited his grandparents and went to Sedona for the weekend. Friday morning we got up at 4 to drive to the walmart in flagstaff and it took us 15 minutes to find a parking space! at 5 in the morning!
Only on black friday would that happen! anyway we got ourselves a desktop comp. and a PS3 for Johns christmas present. and guess what? He opened it right when we got home so no christmas for John this year!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

.Moving Up.

Johnny and I are moving up to Sedona! He found us a cute little condo in the village of Oak Creek. He will start moving our things Monday, I won't be going up until November when my company kicks me to the curb. We are pretty excited!

Friday, August 7, 2009


My bachelorette party was really fun. My bff girlfriends came to dinner at Macaroni Grill and then we went to the movie The Proposal. Such a good movie, I laughed the whole time! I was sooo Excited that Ali came!!! It was a fun night, thanks for being such good friends!

Cortney, Melissa, Me, Crystal, Ali, Katie

.Hogwarts is Real.

My love for Harry Potter is not a secret. The new movie was soo good. They could have done better with the ending, but I still loved it. The books are still way better so John and I read the seventh one together after we saw the sixth movie and guess what... He is now a hard core potter fan!! He wanted to read it every chance he got and when it was over he convinced himself that JK Rowling will somehow write another one. How sweet it is to share an obsession with my spouse.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A fun little contest!!!! Interested?

I got this off of Lisa's Blog!

Here's how this works:
The first 3 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did, win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Who's in?


I am truly amazed by these shoes. Its one of those ideas that is so simple that every girl will probably feel dumb for not thinking of it before! Duh! The shoe has a sole with elastics that you loop ribbon through, so you can make it look however you like! genius.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Today is, officially, the first day of Spring!

Time for a fresh & bright new beginning for the whole world.

A beautiful thing.

.lemon coffee cake.

This is a wonderful cake that Ben and I made. It looks and tastes great. Ben was so excited and proud of this! he had me cut it right in half since we each did half the work.

FYI Coffee cake contains no coffee, it was eaten with coffee (like at a tea/coffee party) and thats where the name comes from.

.St Patrick's Day.

Last night, while watching Dancing with the Stars and rooting for my best girl, Melissa Rycroft, I made these delicious and good looking festive cookies. and also choco dipped pretzels. YUMM-O!

And in the Spirit and Tradition of the Holiday, Mommy and me made corned beef and cabbage! Mmmm I love holidays!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

.my craziness of thoughts.

This post is mostly just for my siblings to know what i've been thinking and doing lately, you can give me advice if you feel the need.
a few weeks ago i got glasses to see if my vision was part of my headache problem. it wasnt and i returned them.

my hours at work got cut in half because im so efficient and they dont have enough work to give me to fill a 40 hour week.

i changed my mind about being a pastry chef and looked at some beauty schools. i made a plan to get an associates in business and a hair cutting certificate and open a salon. then i changed my mind. i looked at the bryman school, they give assisting certificates in the medical feild. i thought about radiology (x-rays and sonograms and such) but thats too much math for me. medical assisting (like a family doctors assistant) but blood is not my forte. dental assisting, cavities plaque and drilling teeth is gross. BUT... dental assisting in an orthodontic office equals nothing too disgusting. so i thought about that. and im still thinking. i went an toured the school and i like it. its a nine month program including an externship, i will get a certificate that i can come in and update anytime im feeling rusty for free. its valid anywhere in the US and it sounds good to me. but im not sure, it would create stable and nicely paying job opportunities for me, but i dont know if i would be really happy doing it.

at the beginning of the year i had a plan to buy a car within 4 months, my job gave me enough money to allow that. now if i dont get a second job it will be longer. im bummed, i have been trying really hard though. ive been going through spending all my money withdrawls. i know how rebecca bloomwood (confessions of a shopaholic) feels.

i want to plant some flowers in the back yard. i wanted to plant them against the back wall of mom and dads bedroom but dad said no (he didnt tell me why not) he wants them by the pool. i think this summer the kids will trample them though.

anyway, thats been me the last month. love you all.


valentines day was super fun! Lisa, Cindy and Dusty's kids came over for a kids valentines day extravaganza! I didnt get pics of everything but the party consisted of making candy necklaces, making valentines and treat bags, guessing how many m'n'ms in the jar, watching 'be my valentine charlie brown', having a dinner of animal shaped chicken nuggets and fries, decorating cupcakes, a heart hunt and general activities that children creatively come up with on their own! I think that everyone enjoyed themselves very much.

Friday, February 13, 2009


These guys were just walking around the neighborhood! how beautiful is that!!

We drove to Utah for new years and my cousin kevy's wedding. it was fun to see family, and weddings are such a happy time. While we were waiting outside the temple Hayden saw a friend that lived in Ukraine while he was there! What are the odds!

near keri's house theres a guy who creates amazing snow sculptures each year. this year was madagascar themed with all the main characters from the movie. I loved it, so adorable! sorry the pic isnt better.Keri showed us the new house that her family is building. its so fun and the view is spectacular!Blake flashing his playground gang signs, Kallin's funny face and Porters frankinstein/serious face.
I just love being around my family! they are so fun!