Thursday, June 6, 2013

What I wish we were doing instead of studying...

Last summer Aaron didn't take classes and we could do all the things I love to do. Like take hike's in the mountains. It was also our first summer of marriage which was hard and amazing and we will never get it back: Things will never be the same, they will be BETTER I am sure. But I live today for the nostalgic yesterday. It is why I love pictures and videos so much. You will note I need some better equipment and skills.  I made this movie while my husband wrote 36 statistics problems. Who is more talented? I understand it will probably always be him and I can live with that. Here is to good times:

Don't watch this if you hate love or affection or jumpiness or shakiness or freedom in general.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jamie's Fashion Show

Jamie is one of  my favorite people in this world. I relate to her in many ways. She is so talented at loving and giving to people. She knows how to work hard and she knows how to laugh hard and enjoy life. She is good at making things look absolutely beautiful and stunning--make-up, hair, clothes, bedrooms, and ice cream cones, school papers, snicker doodles-- and that is why people love to be around her. I assume she got most all of her traits from me. She is after all my blood sister. I sometimes think I was her example and that she patterned after me (as she is six years younger than I). But she has always been able to give me advice and help me see the world in new ways. She was, when we were little, the sister I could squeeze and hold, the sister who would crash my room during the day when I was at school and chew all my Bubblicious while hiding out in my barbie house. The sister with unlimited energy and a great need for hugs and love.  She is now in college and we quote movies together and laugh for hours. We can talk about anything and though she thinks I am weird she still hangs out with me. She is now going through some of the same experiences I had once. It wasn't long ago that I was single, going to college, working, trying to find the right friends, leaning on family to be my support and keep me close, trying to understand the gospel and what it meant to me and those I loved. Trying to understand the atonement of Christ and God's will for me. With a single mindset. Not knowing if I would find the right man, the man I wanted, the man God wanted and the time He wanted me to have it. Oh they were uncertain times: times of nostalgia I wish I could go back to at moments, and then moments I wish to never return back to again--as it is with all experiences in life. I absolutely marvel at Jamie's great strength and her ingenuity. She is balancing it all so well. She is doing phenomenal in school and she loves it! She participated in the Re: Tell Fashion Show for one of her classes and designed this great dress out of some cool stuff. It is great to see her experiencing so many new things and learning so much. She is becoming though and through a refined woman, who I look up to!

Yes she is beautiful, and a fantastic model. 

Category: Mystery. 

The ruffles are awesome. 


Her Masquerade Mask.

I call this the Coffee Filter Tower. Not sure what Jamie calls it. 

I thought I would make sure we got a picture with Jamie so we would look cool too.  And to prove we look a lot a like, because she is pretty. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mi Mama

I am so glad I was born to this woman. She is amazing. She has helped me grow so much from the little girl I used to be. I find myself wanting to go back there all the time. To the world where she protected and played with me--helped me think of grand ideas and enjoy so much of life. I have also watched her change and become an amazing woman with so many skills and talents. My mom would paint large oil paintings when we were young. Detailed and beautiful. I think it is where I learned to love the great scenery the world has to offer. They hang all around my grandma's house. She taught me how to use a sewing machine, to cook and clean, to play hard and work hard, she identified my true love in teaching, and taught me that the greatest joy I would ever experience would come when I too am a mother. She has a beautiful home and garden we all love to be in. She is the best listener. She has overcome health obstacles by exercising and taking care of herself! She has started her own website full of ideas and her great talents. I know she values what is most important in life, her creativity makes everything so fun for our family!

                                                       Here is the link to her website: Click on the link not the pic

These are some pictures of the mother's day dinner she put on .
Of course there was a theme: Gardening.
 Our silverware was in garden gloves,
cupcakes looked like dirt in a pot,
we ate greens tossed with fruit and a full 5-course meal.

Look for her pictures and posts on her website. 

My contribution was the desert in shot glasses.
I like shot glasses and I like things that are Mini,
mostly because of our friend Hayden's passion for mini things.
Orange chocolate shavings,
 on top of Peanut butter Mousse,
 on top of brownies,
on top of more mousse,
on top of egg-less cookie dough,
on top of whipped cream cheese frosting,
on top of carmel,
 on top of more crumbled BROWNIE.
 It is like every Pinterest recipe in one. All in a shot glass. 

We love our MOM!