Sunday, December 28, 2008

Back it up or publish it!

I read about this website where you can back up your blog (for FREE) and if you use your blog as your "journal" you can actually have it published in book form so you can have it has a journal!! How great is that?!?!


Word Clouds!!

I LOVE word clouds! You can scrapbook them,frame them, blog them, print them, share them - whatever the occasion - they are the best! My favorite word cloud site is called

Here is one that I made for my day planner!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This Christmas...

I stole this of off my sisters blog. When I read it, it just made me happy inside!!

This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.
Pres. Howard W. Hunter, Dec. 1994

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My little sister, Kourtney, is getting married in just a few weeks! (YEAH!) This is the dress that Sasha and my niece Emma will be wearing. I took a few pictures of her in it today while we were waiting for Mark to come home from his church meetings! I didn't know it was possible to love something so much! I am so thankful that she is part of my life.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Does this need a title?

I took this picture this morning!!!

I was teasing Mark the other day about how he can't curl down his bottom lip! I don't know why he can't do it (I shouldn't say anything - I can only wink with one eye....) But I sometimes make this face at Sasha and she laughs... I think it makes me look NASTY. Note to self: Don't ever do that face in public!!!!

Marks attempt....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Elder Joseph B. Worthlin

We lost a beloved apostle. He sure will be missed, and what a great service he did while on the earth. I sure loved listening to him during conference. He was one of my favorites! From

"Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has passed away at the age of 91. See the Newsroom for the latest official information."

Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Shannon and Brian are always so fun to hang out with, and we are grateful that they made the long journey down here! :) I really enjoy taking pictures, so on Friday we went out and I played photographer - here are some of our shots!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I couldn't ask for more!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gilbert Days Parade

Yesterday was so fun! We met some of our friends (Sonia, Jason, and baby Korban) at the Gilbert Days parade! Sasha is such a big girl - she sat front-facing in her stroller and played with her cow toy (thanks MOM!! :) You can't really see it in the picture because it is hanging in her lay - but she loves it!!

Sasha and Korban! Isn't he adorable!?

This is Sonia! Sonia, Mark, and I all went to highschool together. Mark and Sonia were close friends because they were both in choir, but I didn't reall become close with her until college when I was in the architecture program and she was doing interior design!

Where can I get one of these?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FREE Snapfish Book

My friend Susan and I were chatting tonight and she told me about this great deal that was on Oprah today!! They are giving away a free Snapfish book for the rest of today and tomorrow. Go to this link:

Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

17 Days till Thanksgiving

17 days and counting....
17 is my lucky number.
It was the store number of Inkley's when my dad was the manager.
I was the 17th student (by last name) in my 3rd grade class, when we were required to turn our work in by number order. Which I found out I was 17th in 5th, and 6th grade also...coincidence? I think NOT! :)
My birthday is the 17th.
"1776" is one of the funniest musicals I have ever seen.
17 is the natural number following 16 and preceding 18.
17 is the 7th prime number.
17 is the sum of the first 4 primes.
17 is a mild swear word in Swedish. It can roughly be translated to "Darn!". It is of course also used for the number 17.
17 is the number of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb.
In the Harry Potter universe, 17 is the coming of age for wizards.
"Seventeen" was the original name of The Beatles song "I Saw Her Standing There"..
The atomic number of chlorine.
Year 17 A.D. was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar....I like Fridays!!

My wonderful friends S and B are coming from Vegas for Thanksgiving, and we can't wait to see them!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

My silly little girl

Sasha and I really like to go on walks. It is our little mommy/daughter dates that we go on several times a week. Last week we were walking and she was making the funniest faces - so I grabbed my camera - and this is what I got!

Monday, November 03, 2008


Sasha was awake for about 15 minutes before she started getting tired...

Kylee tried to console her....

But she was the cutest sleeping chicken ever!!

We went with the Svancara family and the Zemp family!
Hazel and Jack(-O-Lantern) looked great in their costumes!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My eye twitch

So I used to have this eye twitch....a REALLY BAD eye twitch. It got so bad I thought I might have it for the rest of my life. Just kidding. Well, the optometrist said it was stress induced - and to take a bubble bath! WHAT!?!? Well, it went away earlier this year after we moved into our new house. I actually didn't have it the entire time I was pregnant nor did I have it after Sasha was born....but it came back last week....

The same time I went back to work.....

Any good recommendations on bubble bath?!?

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sasha has so many Halloween outfits (not including her costume!) So I put one of them on her the other day since I was going to an appointment with her - and she looked so cute I had to take some pictures! Here are the few I got of her on Saturday! I'll post some more soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sasha was so great when we were traveling to Utah to go to the airport! She smiled and cooed for a while before she totally zonked out!

I aspire to be as buff as my brother, Korth. We constantly joke back and forth about who could "take the other out". I had a lot of fun hanging out with him. I didn't get to see much of him the last time I was in Idaho, so it was fun spending some more time with him.

My sister-in-law, Autumn, had a nice little visitor this last weekend! Her friend Josh drove down from Washington to spend a few days with her. He just got back from his mission! He seems very nice!
Joey is just a ham. As soon as brought out the camera he would start smiling!!

Posted by PicasaMy mom came 2 weeks ago and spent another week with us. She fell asleep next to Sasha one night and I had to take a picture!!

On our drive back to Idaho we stopped at Glen Dam to stretch our legs.

Glen Dam Bridge

Sasha, my mom, and my mom's friend - Bobbie!

Can you believe this girl? She fell asleep like this while we were waiting to have my oil changed! She is so precious!!!

Sasha LOVES her sling. I take her everywhere in this thing. She always "clings" to her binki (on the days she actually feels like using one).

We took Sasha swimming!! She really liked it. She is such a water baby!!!

This is my daddy. He got Sasha to laugh!!!! Which she has only done 3 times...she loves her "Poppy!"

Friday, October 10, 2008


Well, I am off to Idaho for a small little trip (I'll tell you why later!!) but my sister called and said it snowed a little at her place there yesterday!! And it is supposed to snow all weekend!!! Can you believe that?!?! Hope you all have a fun weekend - I'll blog soon!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Funny picture

I finally downloaded the pictures that my mom had taken while I was in Idaho - and I thought this one was hilarious. Joey (my soon-to-be new brother) sure loves Sasha. He called me today and wanted to webcam. He was so excited! "Hi baby Sasha!!" "Why isn't baby Sasha talking?" "Hello? Baby Sasha??"

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Meet Ben!

It's official - my sister is getting married!! Ben proposed to her about a week and a half ago- we are so excited to have him in the family!! I had the oppurtunity to meet and hang out with Ben a lot during my 2 week visit to Idaho and I just love him to death. I guess we have a guaranteed trip to Idaho again in January! :)
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Sasha's Play Date

Today Sasha had a play date with her friend Sedona. I met Sedona's mom during one of my child-birth classes, and today was the first time I was able to meet her little one! Sasha has a new facination with her play mat, so we put Sedona under it to see if she liked it also, and it was a hit!!

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