Thursday, October 23, 2008

DownEast Sale

I am my mother's child. It was a good deal, so I got 4!
DownEast had a warehouse sale that mostly consisted of J.Crew things that I couldn't even squeeze a finger into. BUT, they had Wonder Tees and a few camisoles that were only $2.50 each and dresses at $10. I got 4 camisoles, because I believe you can never have enough, and 1 dress. I also got these cute and painful looking shoes for only $10.

I checked the J.Crew website, these shoes were probably selling for anywhere between $250-$400. How awesome am I?!! I also got the brown shoes below for Callie. They're a size 10 and I have no idea what size she is now, but I know it's not a 10. These shoes can be worn year round so that was my justification in getting them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Apparently My Stupidity Is Quite Obvious

Favorite quote of the weekend
Me-Yeah, I needed something to read for the airport so I picked up Wicked.
Lohol-You READ?!?!?

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Round on the end and high in the middle!

I needed a break from my job big time. (It was only 8:45 AM and I wanted to throw my stapler at Jose) I went to Ohio to visit one of my BFF's Lohol. It's been a loooong weekend. I flew in late Thursday night into Columbus. Lohol lives two hours away and my plane didn't get in until 1am.

We grabbed a bite and didn't hit the road until around 2:30. Bed time was around 5 for us and we had to be up by 8 to be ready to leave for Kirtland at 10, AM! We stopped in Columbus at an awesome mall for lunch. I was a little sad because there were so many stores I wanted to go into but we couldn't. After a 5 hour drive we arrived in Kirtland and went straight to the visitors' center.
We watched a little video, received a tour of some of the historic houses and buildings and then we also watched a video about Joseph Smith. I think it's the same one that's currently playing at Temple Square. I didn't take very many pictures because I knew I wouldn't do anything with them and delete them eventually anyways. I DID take a picture of the house below because it reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.

I have a weird obsession with old houses. I think that's one of the reasons I want to live in the east, there's soooo many of them and hardly any in Utah or AZ. Also, as said before, I was on very limited sleep from the flight the night before....I was so good! I didn't snap at anyone the whole next day. I did start zoning out at Red Robin. But still, props to me for controlling my emotions.

The next day we went to the temple for the 10:30 showing. Their video sucked. It's interesting to see how the two churches tell the story of the same thing. One cool thing that they do is after the movie is over, the screen lifts and the curtains open to a huge glass window that allows you to see the Kirtland temple. They wouldn't let us take any pictures of the inside. Since we were a small group, they allowed us to go up on the 3rd floor (rare treat) and see the classrooms. Some of the flooring seemed unsteady and half the time I was expecting to fall through at any moment. The rooms were very sparsely decorated with a piece or two of furniture. One neat thing is that even thought the 3rd floor is like a rectangle divided into 5 sections, they had windows on every single wall so there was an abundance of natural light.

They had bunches of these flowers on the grounds. A girl with the group said they were Dahlias. They are my new favorite flower. If you look closely, you can see how the petals unfold.

Me in front of a pretty colored bush.

The group.

After Kirtland, we went on to the Morley Farm. It was fah-reezing! I was told how nice the weather is so last minute I brought my sweatshirt. I was still chilly.

Sitting on a chair made out of a wood. On the Morley Farm on the hill where they had the schoolhouse.

After the Morley Farm we went to the Johnson Farm. I didn't take any pictures there and haven't seen any from anyone else's camera that I like. So you're all SOL.

Here's a picture of me and Lohol on the way back. I'm so happy because I know that rest is just a few hours away.

The driver kept telling me that I need to dance and I kept refusing. I'm not a car dancer.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What I've Made

I'm sitting in the Las Vegas airport waiting for my flight to Ohio. Can I just say how awesome this airport is because they offer free WiFi?!? It's so nice to have a fast internet connection, even if it's for only 15 minutes.

A week and a half ago my friend Jen and I went to Color Me Mine. I thought they closed at 9 but turns out they close at 8 on weekdays. We showed up at 7:30 :S The girl was like, really? You want to start now? We said yes because I was set on painting something that night. Here's my bowl that reminds me of a dinosaur.
RS also had a floral arranging night. I learned a lot and now consider myself to be a semi-pro. I will be available for parties and weddings soon. I had to trade off my rose pink roses for extra lilies-I think it was WELL worth it. I've never been a rose lover anyways. I think it turned out pretty snazzy. It's amazing how we all had nearly the same flowers and each arrangement was different and cute!

My fingers are now sticky from a Cinnabon and I'm pretty sure I've reached my 4000 calorie mark for the day. Oh how I love being on vacation where (almost) anything goes!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Busy Weekend

The 'rents decided last minute to come for Conference. My mom drove up with my aunt earlier in the week from Heber, Az with my dad and the boys coming up early Friday. Thursday was my Aunt Lorie's birthday so I drove down to Orem to go to dinner with them. I can't tell people enough how much I love Chili's chips and salsa! My co-worker Tim and I used to get them to go all the time and haven't lately because we've sworn off eating out.

Friday night Megan and I went to a huge LDS singles dance that they have the Friday before General Conference. We got there around 10:30 and didn't leave until 1am. My knees ached so much the next day! Kenny and Stuart showed up later on and it was a little weird to be at a dance with my younger brothers. It was fun times though. I didn't go to sleep until around 3 that night because I was talking on the phone and then watching TV.

Unfortunately, I woke up at 8 the next morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I got out of bed around 9 and was out the door by 10, on my way to Mapleton. I enjoyed listening to the talks on the radio because I was able to focus more. It was pouring rain the whole way down so it took me over an hour to get there. After the first session has finished my mom, Lorie and I went to the Barn Boutique! I love the new ideas that people come up with every year! I totally snuck a few pictures in of things that I thought were cute and I could make them myself because they were WAY overpriced.
This next one wasn't overpriced and I can't make it. I just thought
it was really cute. It's two pirates with a parrot in the middle.
I bought some flower things and some pumpkin chocolate chip bread, YUM!
After the second session of conference and a few hours of being lazy, us girls went to Corn Wagon Quilt Shop where they were having a girls' night. They were making purses out of dishtowels that looked really cute. I didn't make one because the pockets were too big and I'm not talented enough to modify a pattern.
I left Springville around 7 and headed to SLC to get Megan and head to Park City! A girl in our ward was given a condo for the weekend so a group of about 7 or 8 went up. We went swimming and then watched Iron Man and ate WAY too much candy. The next morning I was up by 6 but couldn't make noise because of the other girlsso I forced myself back to sleep and didn't get up again until 8 or 9. It turns out almost all of us did that but thought everyone else was asleep. We had a delicious and fattening breakfast and then watched both sessions while doing a conference pack that Erin had brought for everyone.
After the last session, I headed BACK to Mapleton for dinner with everyone. Jeff and Rivka's little baby Bray was having stomach issues and you could definitely tell when he was in the room! We weren't able to play any games that night so now I'm owed double game playing next time I hang out down there. I collapsed into bed around midnight that night and cursed my alarm the next morning.