Monday, December 21, 2009

I say yes, how could you not?

This is what is currently on my mind and will also hopefully be whipped up and in my tummy soon.

Key Lime Meltaways

and

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake



feel free to hop on over and eat them with me.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Christmas miracle!



THIS little thing wasn't supposed to come for Christmas this year because he get's so sick going on planes and his dad is getting ready to take the law bars soon. You cannot even imagine the disappointment that was cloaked over the once high Christmas spirit and excitement that was already in me. Christmas slash the Holidays are just not the same without the whole family together. BBBUTTTT on Friday we got a HUGE surprise when low and behold he shows up at our house. Bean can definitely classify in the CHRISTMAS MIRACLE category this year!

And while we are on the subject of really cute things that make us happy, him along with my other nephew Daniel are two things I know I'll never be able to get enough of.

I think that Chicago coined it so perfectly when they said, "you bring meaning to my life, you're the inspiration".....exactly what I am feeling about these boys.
















pictures taken from these lovely blogs

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Once was love



Once I was one and lonely.
Then I was two and a friend came along, her name was Lauren.
We were meant to be bosom friends.
My name was supposed to be Chloe...that was the name of her pet pug.
She looked like a girl...my name was Bryan, I looked like a boy.
I taught her to be feisty, she taught me to be sassy.
She taught me how to roller blade, I told her to part her hair on the side and not the middle.
We were together for everything.

My best friend get's married tomorrow. Sometimes I don't know what to do with myself, but most of the time I'm just grateful I get to be apart of things like this and see her so happy. Whether he likes it or not Devin is gaining another girl in his life besides Laur. But I think he likes it. And I like him.
They're perfect for each other.
They're the perfect couple.
I love them.

Sometimes I cry when I think about her getting married.
If you see me tomorrow I'll probably be doing just that.
But good thing we know they are happy tears.

Good luck tomorrow Laur. I hope everything is perfect because you deserve nothing less.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ya fam!


I found this and thought it was something lovely...

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~ Bowring

Aren't you just so grateful for the things that make you happy in life. Family is one of them for me. We're just an odd band of people who shoot each other with nerf guns, make each other laugh and cry, give and receive the worst types of teasing, are happy for others successes and don't mind stealing the last dessert. We know how to bring each other down the hardest but also lift to the highest. We would give our lives for each other yet too often take each other for granted. We share toothpaste, laughs, socks, homes, secrets, sadness's, inside jokes and food. For all the bads that come with us there are a million billion other amazing and heart lifting goods.
I'm so glad to have family and everything that comes in that category, cousins, sisters, brothers, parents, nephews, nieces (hopefully some day) sister-in-laws, brother in law (more someday), friends who are called family just the same, aunts, uncles, G-ma's, grandpas....extraordinary people who were each placed in a spot on our family trees to contribute and make life that much better with God given individual talents. Sometimes they touch on our lives in the most odd ways, but they make us better and we do the same for them.
Where can be a better place but in the presence of family?

Brown to the Bonnett attack!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Uneven things...

do they really bother you too?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald

". . .I realized why it is so much easier for a man to adjust himself to new surroundings and people than for a woman. Men are so much less demanding in friendship. A woman wants her friends to be perfect. She sets a pattern, usually a reasonable facsimile of herself, lays a friend out on this pattern and worries and prods at any little qualities which do not coincide with her own image. She simply won't be bothered with anything less than ninety per cent congruity, and will accept the ninety per cent only if the other ten per cent is shaping up nicely and promises accurate conformity within a short time. Friends with glaring lumps or unsmoothable rough places are cast off like ill-fitting garments, and even if this means that the woman has no friends at all, she seems happier than with some imperfect being for whom she would have to make allowances.

A man has a friend, period. He acquires this particular friend because they both like to hunt ducks. The fact that the friend discourses entirely in four-letter words, very seldom washes, chews tobacco and spits and random, is drunk a good deal of the time and hates women, in no way affects the friendship. If the man notices these flaws in the perfection of his friend, he notices them casually as he does his friend's height, the color of his eyes, the width of his shoulders; and the friendship continues at an even temperature for years and years and years."

sooooo much truth, it's killing me

not only do I love this book and this writer because she is real and honest, but also because she can be asolutely hilarious when writing about things that were really hard for her.

and.... she wrote some books that were part of my favorite list as a child... Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle anyone??


b day my b day

waffle ice cream breakfast
pedicure with the sisters
a movie I loved (surprising)
treats
Reagsters (surprised)
a nephew
a visit from a poodle (even more surprising)
the said nephew and poodle
dance party
wonderful wonderful wonderful friends
cake
some very kickin' spandex
more cake
nice notes
a friendship's new beginning
two emails from missionaries
almost my whole family
not one but two packages from my roommate KK
visits from unexpected(s)
Ingrid Michaelson tickets (thank you Lauren!)
peaches and home-drawn pictures
a homemade shirt that is brilliant!
a mother
a father feeling better
heartfelt texts and calls

A big thanks to all who contributed to it...it was wonderful.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some day I will.....

Japan, California, South Korea and Denmark

The 4 locations of Musical Roads

It's only all I've ever wanted....

Thought for Reagan, a sister in want....

Ari, in reference to this post you did, I would like to tell you that it's not as impossible as it seems.

1. Red Lipstick, if I can do it, you can do it....
(oh ya and check out this amazing night Jo did for us, hence the occasion to wear red lipstick, you'll love it)

2. You've already proven you can do this one. What is up with saying you cant?!

3. We all know you've pulled that one off before. And might I say you did so in quite a classy manner.

4. I've still got those purple high heels in the closet you bought and wore once upon a time.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mother Teresa


“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

(something I hope to live by this next semester...)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I need something magic

to happen...







to me.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Florence Nightingale


"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better."

Not only is her name absolutely poetic, but she is too.

And now we have our own little Flora in the family....love her.

Monday, August 3, 2009

paRADe

Our awesome Relief Society from my singles ward participated in the parade for the Highland Fling on Sautrday....needless to say we were pretty awesome!
We had a SINGLE float....

"Single Ladies" was our main song

and THANKS to Brother Beal, we had a driver who wasn't ashamed to be support us in our great cause.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eat your heart out...


I know I did...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Plans For a Wednesday Night....

First I plan on watching this girl...
and this boy....
fall madly in love.
THEN....

amuse myself with this activity....

THEN...

eat a whole box of these...
(note the no sugar added, these are the little loopholes I love!)

THEN...

play a little speed on the b-ball court with my peeps...
come on over!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dalai THE llama

ONCE UPON A TIME I met a llama....and I liked it!
You can see this was no ordinary llama, this was a special llama.
It all started when my family took a Sunday stroll to collect eggs from a vacationing neighbors' house. After a struggle with some obstinate mother chickens and an escapee from the coop, my mother thought it would be a fine idea for everyone to meet the "llama with personality".
I said (quite naively) "llama with personality? right!"
she said (quite boldly) "yes, a llama with a personality".
and that is exactly what it was.
His name is Dalai.
He is my friend.
I think about him every day.
I love him.

But....this love could not be hidden, it needed to be shared with anyone that would listen to me. So I brought a couple friends...
Animal lovers....
and haters alike revere and appreciate this Dalai, who is a llama, very very much.

Stacy is "head over heels" for this little guy

and so is everyone else that has met him....
come stop by for a visit and the best first impression from an animal you've ever had.
I'll see you soon?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Modest?

I just did a google search of "modest swimwear" and THIS came up....
I have no words to describe my feelings about this...

Monday, July 13, 2009

PRANK

A practical joke or prank is a stunt or trick to purposely make someone feel foolish or victimized, usually for humor. Since pranks are made to make people feel foolish or victimized, there is an inherent strain of cruelty in most practical jokes. OKAY there is nowhere in that definition of consequences or results or pranking. And WHY don't they provide a disclaimer to pranking so the pranker is full aware that what they are doing might come flying viciously back at them???? Maybe if I was taught as a small child the foolish ways a pranker can fall into, I would have reconsidered my recent actions. I blame my parents.

Right now would be a good time to say, I'm nervous and wary for what my near future holds for me.

And for all those out there I, (because no one else feels the need) will provide a disclaimer.

Disclaimer: Although pranking is a thrill of adventure and sets your rebellious side to satisfaction, it can be short-lived and regretted in the end. All those pranking may want to inwardly consider the following : Who am I pranking? What is the prankee capable of? Does the prankee often seek revenge? Is the prankee more clever than I? Do I have several more pranks to put into action if needs be?

So....wish me luck as I continue to shoot wary glances behind me, edge around every corner I encounter and test my young, age defying skin as I wrinkle it with worry.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

love equation

THIS

+ THIS

= THISwho's with me?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Love love love love = love times 4

mhmm....this needs no words, just listen and feel it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sittin, Waiting, Wishing....

I am currently waiting for this little miss thang's plane to come in so I can leave to pick her up


because she decided to leave us this summer for this pretty little state,But is coming in town for this couple and a weekend celebration in their honor!
Reasons why this is going to be (and has been already) a good week:
1. I finally cleaned my room since the disastrous move IN from moving OUT of my apartment in....APRIL
2. REAGY POO is coming until Sunday :)
3. Whitlie is getting married and is one of the most beautiful brides I've ever seen
4. I foresee a lot of Yahtzee games, and what week isn't better with heaps of Yahtzee?
5. Thursday is officially the set day when the big race happens...and no I'm not talking about the Wasatch Back (that happened last week). This is the BIG race with Michael Keller. Killer post coming after the race on Thursday.
6. Family time....WOOT!
7. Sleepovers on the tramp with R-face
8. I'm giving a talk on Sunday so I'm getting to read mucho good conference talks and such. I'm learning sooo much.

Current status: signing off to go get the sista. Come visit while she is in town!