Saturday, December 13, 2008

hand cramping.

Soooo, my newest project went into production this weekend. I decided to make an awesome lumberjack beanie for kendall. I got everything for it friday night and stayed up until two a.m. working on it, only to realize that I needed to start OVER! I worked on it all day today and finished it at about seven tonight. whew! my hand is killing me from all of the crocheting!

And, Kendall and I bought ourselves Christmas decorations and a christmas tree! yay! I'll have to add a picture later with all of the lights and reindeer we put on our apartment balcony :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fall leaves

My sister's yard had all of these pretty leaves in it this past week! SOOO... I took advantage of the fact and decided to dress her daughters up and take pictures. It turned into this huge photo shoot and family picture time :) It was really fun. here are just a few

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I'm now obsessed with making crochet things like beanies and scarves. I learned how last year but I only knew how to single crochet and had no idea how to figure out all of these other types! Kendall's sister taught me and now I am getting better at it! these are the beanies I made for kendall and I to match :)

Monday, November 17, 2008


so I'm thinking i'm going to make homemade lemon mirangue pie for thanksgiving to bring to my in-law's for dinner.

I figure since I won't ever make pumpkin pie as good as kendalls mom, I may as well will try his second favorite.

it's a shame I don't really like pie or pie crust. it's hard for me to tell if it tastes good.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The Dunes were really fun this time around. I didn't hurt myself (other than being incredibly sore all over for the past few days) and I went on some harder parts of the dunes that we didn't go on last time.

The only thing that was kind of a bummer is that we missed halloween and dressing up and parties and stuff. I thought maybe the dunes were going to be extra-exceptional because of halloween but they really weren't so next time i'd prefer to go on a regular weekend.

I was going through some bowls and I ended up rolling the quad at the top of a really soft hill. I scrambled out of the way in time and it just ended up sinking in upside down instead of following me. It actually wasn't that bad of an experience but for some reason I was shaken. So, after a break we kept going but I had a hard time at first because I ended up being too scared and needed a moment before trying another huge hill but I forced myself (along with my hubby) to keep going and the next day I ended going through all of the actual dunes with everyone.

The huge dunes were'nt as much fun for me the first time but I know it's just because I was scared out of my mind. I think the next time will be better.

Monday, September 1, 2008

school etc.

school started this week. i'm taking 16 credit hours and i was excited at first to finally be able to get ALL of the classes i needed for the semester and not have to take a dance class or stupid elective like comp to fill up credits...however, i am a little nervous about the large load of classes this semester. oh well- i can do it i'll just be pretty busy and bogged down with homework, reading, quizzes, etc.

my wedding pictures are almost done! i'm excited to get them so that i can put them in a photo album and in all of the empty pictures frames we got at the wedding. 

kendall got a raise. yay! and i'm selling my car. so there's some extra cash to put away. we found a land cruiser online for only 850$ and we might get it if we can get a hold of the guy. 

that's it for now.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

   so much going on right now! the breaking dawn release party was a bit...teeny-bopper. too many hormones and sqeaking girls. I felt like i was an old married person. i guess i was, relatively speaking, but even so, my friend had a few friends there that were in college that seemed so immature to me. 
   i thought that maybe it was a "married thing" but i took a few minutes to think it over and realized that these were really just a group of college kids that happened to be immature. that made me feel better. like there is hope. haha.
   summer is almost over. :/ i have a lot of projects and plans that i wish i could finish but unfortunately, i have insufficient funding and time. but when is that not the case? there is always something that i wish i could do with more time and money. the day i run out of projects will be a sad day.

Monday, July 28, 2008


I almost forgot how...relaxing, vindicating, calming, etc. that blogging is. One of my sisters just started one and now I'm feeling the need to put my thoughts out there, rather than keep them in my head or put them in my notebook.

The only tricky thing about blogs is the fact that sometimes you would think people would be interested in reading them and they aren't. It's either that or the people that do read it are those of no consequence or creepsters. Hopefully this will be seen by those who appreciate it. Either way, I still view it as a creative outlet that keeps word vomit from clouding my brain.

I just got married at the end of May. That was fun. No really, even though it was a lot of stress and a lot of money to plan, my wedding day turned out exactly as I dreamed it would. It was beautiful.

School is starting soon and I think I finally have a handle on things. My major is now Family and Human Development. I only have two years left if I work hard and don't waste time on stupid classes. I haven't really had that problem much until last semester, when I was scrambling to find classes to keep my scholarship. That was annoying. I can't describe how much I hate the ASU school of music. What a waste of talent. They make the audition process the hardest part of the entire school so that they can maintain their top 20 rank in the nation, including schools as ritzy as Julliard. I spent the first two years of college trying to get into/get ready to re-audition to get into the school of music and I have never been more relieved in my life over my decision to play piano for fun and enjoyment rather than for work.

Ironically, I'm now feeling a desire to get back into piano lessons now that I don't have the threat of an audition hanging over every note. Maybe I'll save up and get a nice keyboard with weighted key, an amp, and a pedal, since I can't fit my piano upstairs in the apartment.