Monday, January 30, 2012

Hearts are overrated

There's nothing that I love more than designing something for myself! I'm the best client. Therefore, making up a project for myself, I mean my dear friend SAC, turned out to be a really good idea. 

Sarah and Jeff have the most ridiculously awesome story and I just knew that it needed to displayed for future generations, as well as all those people that thought they were normal. 

Here's the final thing. Forgive the giant size, but you can't read this if it's smaller!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tri Foam Love

I'm engaged!!

Maybe some day I'll feel like writing out the long version of this story, but if I have to tell it one more time....

Anyway, I just thought I would share some of the highlights of the artwork that Max won my heart over with. Okay that's a lie. I'm pretty sure I said YES!! before I really knew what was happening and probably before he said anything. This should be confirmed with him because I can't actually remember anything, it was so fast! But I do remember his ridiculous smiling face.

Okay enough of that; much too serious for my blog.

The one thing I'm sure of is that he told me I couldn't laugh at what he was about to give me. This isn't the first time this has happened, and yet he still gets fake upset when I immediately burst out laughing.

The first gem was this picture, illustrating one of the first times we hung out. When I figured out what it was I about died. Anyone? That's right, we are playing Rock Band, the drums to be precise.

Second gem. On our first date we went sledding and if you look closely he has made sure to give himself a red face. Like a gentleman he sat in front every time and got blasted with wet snow.

This was the page that he showed me first-and I proceeded to fill in.

As you can see, I have some artistic competition. Also, please don't mention this to him. He pretends not to read my blog and I don't think he'd be happy about his artwork being displayed!

Also, I received my confirmation letter in the mail from the Mesa Temple. Every time I look at it I'm haunted by the emphasis in this line:

#1a. Have there really been that many people accidentally scheduling a MARRIAGE?
#2b. It makes me nervous every time. DO YOU REALIZE HOW BIG OF A DEAL THIS IS?

Maybe I'm reading too much into this.

Monday, December 5, 2011


I think it's time for me to come back to the blog. Writing on here always lifts my spirits and reminds me of the tender mercies of ridiculousness in my life. I have some back tracking and some redesiging to do so bear with me. Let's just jump right in. 

Max and I went to Scottsdale for Thanksgiving. Have I introduced Max on here yet? I think not. Meet Max:
Flowing locks. Incredibly cool and stylish. What's not to love?

The whole fam was there this year and I spent some time reminiscing about the last time we were all together for Thanksgiving. It was a FIASCO to say the least. Imagine my delight when I found this post from two years ago
(it's worth the re-read I promise):

I'm happy to say that I wasn't in a hotel room by myself this year, or sick, but I did sleep in the same corner of the living room as I did two years ago. It is nice, secluded, and free of Dad's snoring.

While children woke me up in the mornings, it's hard to imagine what life would be like without them now. Are we even fun people without them? I'm not sure.

Max and I were confused when we showed up at the Phoenix Children's "Museum" to find what we like to call an "Educational Playground".  Don't Carson and Abby just look stunning in their turkey leg hats? Seriously, who's idea was this?!

I unfortunately didn't get any pictures inside of Organ Stop Pizza. This place is ridiculous. I large organ rises from the ground and a very talented man plays your requests while you eat pizza! He is amazing. I asked for Star Wars and he took us through a wonderful medley of songs from every movie. This is outside of the restaurant. I feel that it really captures these two girls in one shot.

Hazel! I woke up one morning to find everyone gone, except for these two bonding. Too cute.

After a failed attempt the night before to get Ty to fall asleep at my parents house, they just let him run wild while we played games for many, many, hours. They decided it was finally time to take him home when he found his blankie and put himself to bed on this chair.

The "wrapped someone up like a burrito so they have no use of appendages, will likely smash their face, and feel a little claustrophobic, and then bounce them" game. There's nothing that brings more fear when your the victim and more joy when you're watching. Corinne was a good sport.

Max, Milly, Corinne, Mom, and I went to the Orpheum to see the new and improved Nutcracker that I used to be in. Milly wouldn't stop asking questions about while people were dancing and Corinne was in heaven.

And finally, the best moment of the trip. Brandon found this in the fridge. Mom claims that it's tomato juice. 

Let it be noted that I came home and took a 3 hour nap to recover from my "vacation".

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Save the Elephants!

I just got this email and I couldn't be happier.

1. I'm in the loop on circus happenings. 

2. I'm pretty sure that my good friend SAC must have proposed this new law. She was horrified when we went to the circus last year.

Each year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® looks forward to bringing The Greatest Show On Earth® to millions of Americans.  We need your help to make sure this family tradition continues.
A new law is being proposed in Congress that would prevent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey from sharing the majesty of our beloved Asian elephants.  Ringling Bros.® is a leader in the care and conservation of the Asian elephant.  With more than 141 years of experience,Ringling Bros. is committed to the well-being and preservation of this endangered species. That is why we need your help!
Please help us stop this proposed new law so that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey can continue to bring our magnificent Asian elephants to American families for generations to come!
Please help us by clicking here.
If you would like to know more about our Asian Elephant conservation efforts and our Center For Elephant Conservation;

This blog is now turning into a blog, ranting about blogs

Dear design blogger,

You  are having/had a baby. Congrats! As someone that thinks you are cool, I'm really excited for you. I'm excited for your child too because he's probably going to end up being cool too. However, I started reading your blog because it was about, not your personal life, but cool stuff. Now that you've sucked me in and I've added you to my reader, 90-100% of your posts revolve around said child. I did not sign up for this. Please, for the love, start a new blog about your child. All I'm asking for is a little separation of "my world revolves around my baby" and design. Thank you.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dear Google Reader,

I welcomed you with open arms as you simplified my life.  The hours that I spent, on my butt, reading about other people's design and DIY were suddenly more efficient, but then everything changed. There was that blog that I just didn't care to read anymore. I didn't want to see it's little bold number there telling me that I needed to read 14 posts, because I knew none of them would interest me. So I unsubcribed. Fast forward.

Said blog returns to my subscriptions list. What?

Repeat 7 or 8 times.

I am loosing faith in you. Please. Give me my freedom!!


Monday, September 5, 2011

8 years in the making

Today we're taking about yogurt over here.

(I've always wanted to say that)