Thursday, February 23, 2012

Things I Love - week 3





15. Long, hot showers. A cold shower is depressing, and a short one is stressful. (BTW - this is my showerhead; I figured it was the best thing to take a picture of for this one.

16. Disneyland! My love of this place is deep and true.

17. My amazing, crazy, supportive, fun, generally awesome family.

18. Dr. Pepper. Looking forward to our sweet reunion on March 1. I've honestly done pretty well without it this month, but I do miss it.

19. My church. Gives me direction, purpose, and joy. Seriously, I love my church.

20. Jeans. I wear jeans pretty much every day. Because they're awesome.

21. Shopping. And yes, that includes grocery shopping. I actually really like grocery shopping. (Yes, it is a little better when I don't have to take the girls). And I love other kinds of shopping, too. I don't discriminate.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Things I Love - week 2



8. My car. 130,000 miles of memories (including an epic road trip to NYC).

9. This little guy represents my computer, my phone, and our iPad. Three things that I definitely love.

10. Date night. This one involved ice skating. We only fell once, but we made it count.

11. QuikTrip is da best.

12. Music

13. Arizona! I love it here. And no, I don't own that necklace. Could someone take care of that, please?

14. Love! This one was for Valentine's Day.

Speaking of Valentine's're not a Valentine's hater, are you? Because if you are, I'm sad for you. I know lots of people are like, "We shouldn't need a special day to tell people we love them, blah blah blah," but you know what? We shouldn't need a special day to celebrate our Mothers/Fathers, or our country's independence, or our Savior's birth, or any special occasion, really. I mean, what are holidays if not special reminders and celebrations of things that we too often take for granted? So yeah, if you're gonna hate, hate some holiday without a purpose, like... oh, say...Halloween.

Okay, I'm done. Hope you all had great Valentine's Days. I know I'm enjoying my flowers, chocolates, and  "Cars" valentines that I'm still finding around the house. Oh, and we're going to see "Wicked" next month. No biggie (semi-contained squeal of ecstasy). The hubs outdoes himself sometimes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

6 months

This isn't exactly an ideal picture of our Charly girl, but what can you expect from a baby who rolls onto her tummy immediately when you put her down? This was the least blurry shot I could get.

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It's amazing how time is flying with this little girl. 6 months already? Sheesh. Actually, make that 6 1/2 months, since this post is 2 weeks late. Yikes.

We love our Charlotte!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Things I Love - week 1

As promised, in celebration of the "month of chocolate love." Sorry if you follow me on Instagram and are, therefore, seeing these twice. No one's forcing you to be here. Was that rude?



1. My guy + my girls = my world

2. CHOCOLATE. This particular specimen is a York Peppermint Patty, Valentine's edition (i.e.  heart shaped with PINK peppermint filling. Extra points.)

3. Harry Potter books. See also: my adolescence; brilliance; things I need to read again (again). 

4. Making cookies. I really love making cookies, friends. It's fun and delicious. 

5. Kraft macaroni and cheese, of the three cheese shells variety. I've tried a lot of macaroni and cheese in my day, and all things considered (including price and convenience), this takes the cake. 

6. My current faves in the beauty dept: CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara (I love mascara, people, and this stuff is just as good, if not better, than way more expensive alternatives); Maybelline BabyLips (moisture, a little color, and $2.99. Yes.); BareMinerals Foundation (I read once that foundation is like, the only makeup thing worth splurging on, and it made so much sense to me that I've adopted it as gospel. So yes, I splurge a bit for this stuff.)

7. PJs. I have way too many pairs of PJ pants...and I love them all. And would probably buy more if I found more that I loved. You can't stop love. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

35 Things 2012: January Update

All right, let's keep this simple and sweet. Here's what I did this month:

6. Read at least 3 articles in every Ensign. January's Ensign was amazing, people. If you have one, read it. If you don't have one, get one. Or check it out here.

14. Clean Tupperware cabinet. Yay!

17. Clean off the clutter desk at least twice a month. Also yay!

30. Read 32 books. I read the following 3 books in January:

-Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: I liked this one better than the Mortal Instruments series. I think the writing was an improvement. Kind of interesting though that it is pretty much the exact.same.story as the other series, just told in a different setting. I'll probably read the second one, though. 3.5 stars.

-The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt: This was a nice, refreshing, easy read. The youthful voice made it pretty humorous, and there was just enough seriousness underlying the whole thing to make it meaningful. 4 stars.

-The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore: Sequel to I am Number Four, which I loved. I didn't love this one quite as much. It was definitely fast-paced, which was great, but it also seemed like a lot was happening but nothing actually happened. That doesn't make any sense. Anyway, not as good as the first, but okay verging on good. 3 stars.

32. Write at least 4 blog posts a month. Well, my 35 Things update plus Charly's monthly update already gives me two a month, so this one should be pretty easy. Maybe I should up it to 5?

Thanks, friends! Hope you're making progress on your lists! Happy Wednesday.