Sunday, April 29, 2007

Long time no see...

First of all, I would like to apologize for not posting in such a long time. I know you all are weeping with sorrow every day that goes on and I have no new post! It is just that my new calling is taking up SO much of my time. I was recently called as the media coordinator for my ward. And let me tell you, the duties are astounding... I have to keep up the bulletin board outside the bishop's office. (hehehe don't be jealous!)

Lately, Elliott and I have been talking about our future quite a lot. He has a couple of deals going that could get us back to California in the not too distant future. I was all for it during the freezing cold winter, but now that spring has arrived and brought it's warmer weather, I admit that Indiana is a great place to live. I love our schools, I love the people, I love the affordability.

And the biggest problem with moving, is that Elliott and I actually have friends we really enjoy hanging out with. The wife told us last night that every time they become good friends with someone, the family moves. We told her we won't move until they do!

In LA, we had so many great friends, and it has been a long time since we both really enjoyed hanging out with a couple that we have so much in common with.

Well, it isn't a decision we have to think about for a while. In the meantime, we are looking forward to our trip out west in 6 weeks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


If you want to see Emma make Sophie laugh simply by stamping her foot, click here.

*This video was taken over a month ago, but I just found it today! Since this video was taken, Sophie has had a haircut and lost some weight, although I am not sure why since she seems to eat more now than ever!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


These Beehive Hangers seem like they might make hanging pictures much easier.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Face transformer

Sorry, Babe, if you would have known you might not have married me.

Lyle with long hair!

Show your Dodger spirit

Free Dodgers window cling

Saturday, April 14, 2007

At least I'm consistent...

You are a

Social Conservative
(35% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(76% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A few of my favorite things!

1 - My family. I have a great family, both immediate and extended. I live an amazingly full life because of my interactions with them every day!

2- Chicago... such a cool city. I have been there 3 times and can't wait to get back. The architecture of the city is amazing. There are many fun museums and other attractions. It is a great place to visit!

3 - JCREW - I know, it is a little pricey, but I can't live without their:

and perfect fit tees

now in a longer length so when you bend over you don't look like a plumber!

3 - The Smile Train a wonderful charity that helps children born with cleft pallet get free surgery. 100% of your donation goes to the surgery... all their overhead is paid by a grant from the founding board.

4 - Lands End Swimwear - made to fit women whose bodies don't look like they used to! If it wasn't for Lands End, I wouldn't buy swimwear!

5 - DVR's - In the rare instances I actually watch TV these days, I don't have to watch commercials!

6 - Curves - yes, I joined the gym. I think I am the youngest person there by about 15 years. But it is a great beginner workout and I am having fun!

7 - Blogs - the best waste of time since... (what did we do before we had them???)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Aren't these adorable?

I just got these jars from Cost Plus. They are available with green, blue, or red lids. I think they will make a great addition to my sewing room, perfect for organizing ribbons, pins and needles, and assorted other small odds and ends. Plus, I love how they have a little label. So cute! It is all part of my "get organized" push! I really want to paint my sewing room a shade of white... something with just a hint of pink or blue in it.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More fun on Spring Break

Today we took a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo. It was a lot of fun, and because the weather was perfect, the animals were all putting on a good show for us!

Here the kids are hanging out, grabbing a quick drink of water. Elliott had fun with the camera.

The kids got to ride on a carousel.

Emma trying to decide where we should venture next!

Some handsome dudes in front of the elephant pen. These handsome boys are going to thrill you with pictures of some of their favorite animals. Check out Andrew's blog and Ethan's blog!