Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I am so obsessed with Pinterest.com. Its a virtual cork board for creative ideas, and I am so in love with it. I find myself checking there multiple times a day because I am just dying to see my next favorite thing. Here are some of my favorite finds on there:

homemade peppermint patties
 The recipe for Home-made York Peppermint Patties ( Haven't tried it yet, but I am dying to!!)

pink pentax-- oh my how fun!!
A hot pink camera--- really how fun is that???
Michael Kors - like this light gold color
This fabulous Gold Watch from Michael Kors-- I literally have started a savings just for this!
How bad do I want this in my size??
A tutorial to make this dress! I am so in love... I cannot wait to make this!!
By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answer to our own.loves it!Bwaahahahahahaha!!truthIsn't that the truth!remember.GeniusJob Humor!Words from my heart about the marathon--- don't you agree @Ashlee CardontnessyM agree @Ashlee Cardon!! I need to frame this in my house! My life in 8 words It has some of the BEST quotes ever!!
Cute idea for first day of school pics of your class - The Future is so Bright, I Got to Wear Shades!This is adorable!!!Christmas card idea  Some of the best ideas for pictures... I mean really... Look how adorable!!!

striped tile wallnailhead trim headboardSo fun... the tub is amazing!gorgeous color scheme. i love the dark wood and light walls.My dream closet! Amazing ideas for my house!
CUTE!Really for anyone :-)FHE- Ding Dong Ditched- AKA- Ring and RunThank youvalentine Adorable gift ideas!
bronze and copper canscandyalice in wonderland!!Baseball party. Might be fun for world series party.Please!so cute Party ideas!

It has been so fun and given me such great ideas! I love having it to go to, I feel like I am going to be way more thoughtful now that I have great ideas! Love Pinterest!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sam's Comp

This past weekend was Sam's wakeboard comp. He loves to compete and has been doing really well the past few years. We all laugh because all of the guys there look exactly like him and its hard to pick him out in the crowd. 

This time we decided to bring Gator with us, since we would just be sitting at the lake all day. That ended up being such a bad idea. Gator loved it at first-- as you can see from the pictures, but his enjoyment soon faded when he started throwing up and we saw that his paws were all bloody. He must have cut them in the rocks, but things went down hill pretty fast. Poor little guy just got so sick and even today is limping around and not wanting to move very much. 

Kati and I ended up leaving early to take Gator home, which was really sad to leave and not get to be with Sam, but so much better for little Gator. 

Sam said he rode pretty well and was really happy with his run. He didn't place in the top four ( which probably meant he got 5th :)  but I am really proud of him for competing in Outlaw! He is such a good wakeboarder and really enjoys it. I am so proud of him for riding and doing his best! I wish we could have stayed and watched more, but I think he knew we were cheering him on in spirit. 

The weekend turned out to be a lot of fun and we got to spend some good time with Brandi and Ali! We also saw Justin for a while, and went to dinner at The Dodo. That was a lot of fun! 

We really love Salt Lake and I couldn't help but wish we could be up there more often. 

Luckily before things went really south I was able to snap a few pictures of what happens at a comp... It really is as fun as it looks! 

August 25th

Happy Birthday Alyson!!

My sister Aly turned 33 on the 25th. I just love Al! She is such a great person and I just really look up to her. Some of the things I love most about Aly are:

1. She is such a great mom to her kids. Alyson is so selfless and really gives everything to her kids. She is so devoted and their number one fan. I admire her parenting and dedication. She really is an amazing mom.
2. Al is one of the best cooks I have ever met. She can make anything, and everything she makes tastes good. She makes treats and food and bakes and really just does such a good job. Every time she makes something everyone wants the recipe. She is always so sweet and gives of her infinite knowledge.
3. She is a great role model. I have always had a special place in my heart for Aly. She was always the big sister growing up that I always wanted to tag a long with. She has really set such a good example for me of hard work, dedication, loyalty, and love. I am grateful that I get to learn from her and have her as my sister.
4. Alyson teaches me how to forgive. Of anyone in this world my sister Alyson is the most forgiving. She has struggled, and has so many reasons to hold grudges or to let people bring her down, but she is always the first to forgive and really sets the example for me.
5. Alyson is so hilarious. She has such a fun sense of humor and I could sit and talk to her for hours.

I am really so blessed to have such a great big sister. I wish I was more like her in so many ways. I admire the mom and sister that she is. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I love you so much Al! I hope you had such a great birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Alyson!!!