28 April 2009

. . . these little piggies . . .

. . . better keep their nasty flu to themselves . . .
. . . my boy's got work to do . . .
video
. . . but, for now, he's grounded . . .
. . . and bored, evidently . . .


19 April 2009

. . . thirty years of daffodils . . .

. . . not long after we built our home, 
i stuck some daffodil bulbs 
in the ground 
in the front planter . . .
. . . and though i pay them no attention whatsoever
year after year they show up 
and look all springy and stuff . . .
. . . and they always remind me that 
"springy" is what i craved 
after living through a provo winter . . .
. . . BRRRRR! . . .
. . . during which i'd found this cool guy 
who wanted to marry me! . . .
{*we were stylin' huh?}
. . . so on 19 april 1979 ~ our wedding day . . . 
. . . daffodils {and stephanotis} were definitely NOT in short supply . . .
. . . holy wedding cake! . . .
. . . carrot ~ with cream cheese frosting ~ best ever . . .
. . . and just for fun . . . 
. . . this super dramatic/serious pose . . . 
. . . demonstrating our photographer's skills . . . 
. . . meaning there was 
NO such thing as photoshop 
way back then . . .
. . . and yes, pam, i guess i'm a brave soul ~ again! . . .
{*photo courtesy of byu's daily universe ~ 
we graced the cover of 
the valentine's day edition in 1979} 
. . . happy thirty years to us . . .     


16 April 2009

. . . seeing spots . . .

. . . yes, i've done animal prints before . . .
. . . leopard and cheetah and zebra . . . 
. . . oh, my! . . .
. . . but giraffe is probably my favorite . . .
{i've even got the [fake] purse to prove it}
. . . however . . . 
. . . my hunt for giraffe ribbon has been unsatisfactory . . .
. . . oh, i'd seen plenty . . .
. . . but it was always u•g•l•y . . .
. . . today my luck changed . . .
. . . behold ~ the giraffe collection . . .
. . . i'm kind of wild about these . . .
. . . and they're totally available . . .
. . . email me . . .


12 April 2009

. . . easter present . . .

. . . not to be confused with easter past . . .
. . . hope you're not sick of treats yet . . . 
. . . because these kids are pretty sweet . . .
. . . who says they're allowed to wear big girl shoes? . . .
. . . you can also see them on amber's blog . . . 
. . . if you're lucky . . .


10 April 2009

. . . easter parade . . .

. . . this post that started out as 
an easter retrospective . . .
. . . quickly turned into a tribute to:
"our mom spent a lot of time 
trying to find matching outfits for us"
. . . no matter the season/holiday/time of year . . .

. . . this photo hung in our entryway for a long time . . .
. . . because of the extreme cuteness . . . 
{and penny loafers}
. . . easter circa 1992 . . . 

. . . next up ~ christmas 1989 . . .
. . . raffia on a christmas tree 
was never a good idea . . . 
. . . but candy canes on little girls' tights rocked . . . 

. . . two different looks of christmas 1987 . . . 
. . . simply "coordinating" outfits vs . . . 
. . . exact "matchy~matchy" . . . 
. . . make that raffia on a christmas tree 
AND perms were never a good idea . . . 

. . . easter 1988 . . . 
. . . even cousin meagan wore blue . . . 

. . . drew was happy 
to have his gymboree outfit serve as 
the inspiration for this color scheme . . .
. . . fall 1990 . . . 
. . . bangs to heaven and acid washed denim 
were probably 
never a great idea either . . .

. . . sometimes we even let dad join in the springy fun . . .
. . . easter 1987 . . . 

. . . when we finally had a boy 
we went with un"girly" navy blue . . . 
. . . easter 1989 . . .

. . . and the all-time matchy-matchy miracle . . . 
. . . occurred without planning 
at a halloween night 
mhs football game . . . 
. . . especially knowing how i feel about orange . . .
. . . hi lorelei! . . . 
{apologies for scanned photos from the dark ages}


06 April 2009

. . . +2.00 . . .

. . . yep, that's the strength of reading glasses 
i've recently "graduated" to . . .
. . . yep, they're everywhere in my house . . .
{desk, computer, sewing machine, piano, kitchen, 
purse, car, makeup drawer, scrapbook tote, beads}
. . . yep, i think they're mocking me . . .
. . . do i look as cute in them? . . .
. . . nope . . .



04 April 2009

. . . something about conference . . .

. . . turns my thoughts to white shirts . . .
. . . maybe it's the power of suggestion . . .
. . . simply seeing church leaders 
i respect, sustain, 
and can't wait to hear from . . .
. . . wearing white shirts themselves . . .

. . . whatever the reason . . .
. . . it's great to catch up on ironing, 
but more importantly to 
feel the strength, testimony, 
and love these wonderful leaders 
have for me as a member of 
. . . there was just the one little mishap . . .
. . . mascara drips on 
the last one i was pressing . . .
. . . it might have happened while 
the choir was singing 
"consider the lilies" . . . 
. . . or was it during president eyring's talk 
about dealing with adversity? . . . 
. . . both were exceptional . . .


03 April 2009

. . . olé . . .

. . . what a surprise it was tonight . . .
. . . when this silly crew burst into our room . . .
. . . crazy south o' the border music 
blaring from an iPhone . . .
. . . wearing traditional garb . . .
. . . and doing some sort of 
festive choreography . . .
. . . {see photo} . . .
. . . that was only the beginning 
of a surprise fiesta they planned . . .
. . . celebrating elder romney's halfway day . . .
. . . highlights included delicious soft tacos ~ 
chicken or beef . . .
. . . all the taco accessories you can imagine . . .
. . . red velvet cake pops 
and two kinds of homemade cookies . . .
. . . not to mention strawberry and pineapple soda . . .
. . . along with a ridiculously adorable 
welcome home banner . . .
. . . you'll see it in about 364 days . . .
. . . needless to say ~ 
these kids/grandkids are the best . . .


02 April 2009

. . . camel/hump day update . . .

. . . i should have thought 
to ask them in the first place, 
but special thanks to brent&amanda . . . 
. . . who shared these photos 
from their personal files . . .
. . . a couple of little souvenirs from 
their middle eastern adventure . . .
. . . "watch out, they spit!" . . .
{name that movie}


. . . twelve/twelve . . .

. . . we are seriously out of the loop . . . 
. . . our chain started with two one-year sized loops . . . 
. . . in october one and a half loops remained . . . 
. . . and look at it now! . . .
. . . one loop and counting . . .
. . . happy half way/hump day . . .
. . .to elder romney . . .
{have you every tried to find a cute photo of a camel?}
you'll for sure want to see today's video


01 April 2009

. . . megan joy . . .

. . . hey, megan . . .
. . . let's think back to the good old days . . .
. . . a time when the judges said you were:
•different {meant as a compliment}
•one of the few [we're] going to remember
•original
•interesting
•relevant
•hip and
•beautiful
. . . after tonight we could add a few more:
•awkward
•screeching and birdlike
•crazy
•whatever the opposite of graceful is
•bratty and
•sassy {not in a complimentary way}

. . . sorry, but based on your 
strange/unattractive behavior alone
you deserved to go home . . .
. . . singing? we won't even go there . . .