Monday, May 26, 2008

Where I Started

My parents have all of my old violins that I have used through the years and it amazes me how tiny my first violin was. Just seeing it makes me very grateful for all the time and money (and effort) my parents put into me playing the violin.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Baby Sophi

I have had this little video clip of Sophi on my camera for about 2 1/2 years now. It is so precious. I love it.

more random pics from utah....

i know i know, i have been taking a bunch of pictures and i have to clump them all together on this post cuz that's how i roll. i want to get them all on my blog but i don't want to do different posts for all of them. so enjoy...

sarah, carli, me, sophi, and gabey

sophi loves to play "dress-up"

i said "gabey give me your ball so i can take a picture" and this is what i got
carli and my mommy

gabey's bum bum

me and the buster brown

ok now beware! all of us sisters can make the exact same ugly faces so we took pictures of ourselves and laughed really hard. it was awesome:

there is really nothing to say!

i'm speechless at how alike we look

we smiled as big as we could while keeping our teeth closed

sophi wanted to get in on the action

and what would a utah post be without a funny picture of lala:

i think she looks like a cartoon character!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

look at what i captured...

i am truly thrilled about this picture. we are always trying to get gabe to make silly faces and he finally did it! here are some more that aren't quite as awesome, but still really cute!

these are carli and donny's kidlets, gabriel and sophi. aren't they precious?!!?!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Random pics and updates

So I have been having an awesome time in Utah. I have taken lots of pictures to document my time and to keep all my buds in other places updated. So get ready for lots of pics:

this is my little sis, Sarah, who we all call Lala. She is just being herself :)

My mom is making a quilt for my nephew, Gabe. Since I got here I have been helping her work on it. I am now completely addicted. I sooo wish I had a sewing machine and tons and tons of money to just quilt all day long! We finally finished the quilt and I was so proud that I had to take some pics:
I just woke up this morning and finished it, so don't mind my shiny face and slicked back hair!

Isn't it pretty?? I love it!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

by the way (a silly wife making up for the silly things she says)

My sweet hubby's birthday was on saturday. May 10, 1982. He is now 26 years old!! I am so lucky to have such a great guy. He is my best friend and I love that I get to spend eternity with him.

Funny/ kinda sad story... on Saturday I went to a class with my mom in the morning. I knew James wouldn't be awake before I left for the class so I just figured he would call me when he woke up. So the class ended at 12:30 pm and James still hadn't called. I picked up my cell and called him. He answered and the first words out of my mouth were, "What the crap?!" in which he replied, "Don't you mean 'Happy Birthday James'?" OH MY GOODNESS! I felt so bad. I tried to backpedal but the damage had already been done. I didn't forget it was his birthday, I just forgot that Saturday was infact May 10th. I know that is a lame excuse, but it's the only one I've got.

So I just want to let James and everyone else know how grateful I am for him. I am the luckiest girl. I love you with all my heart.

A Day with Davis...

Today I got to spend the day with my mom-in-law Suzie and my cute nephew Davis. It was such a fun day. I loved seeing the McAllisters. I couldn't help but take a bunch of pictures of Davis's cute little face! I am surrounded by cute babies!!! AAAAHHH!
PS- For those of you who don't know... Davis is James's brother's baby. He belongs to Matt and Melissa. We love them and Davis's cute overalls!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

So today is Mother's Day. I am so grateful for my mommy, especially today. She is such a wonderful person and a great example to me everyday. I am very grateful for her always pushing me to do the right thing and be a good person. Without her, I would not be the person I am today. I love you mom.
And here is a pic of my cute cousin Kristin's baby, Carson, and me. Isn't he the cutest?? I love to kiss his cheeks. He is very yummy!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm Here!!!

I am finally in Utah. I flew in yesterday afternoon. I freakin' love it here. It is so pretty. Oh, and I am done with finals. Microbiology was a killer, but I ended up getting a 'B' in the class, so I am happy.

Friday, May 2, 2008

feeling bluesy...

James left yesterday morning to go to Oklahoma City. He will be gone for a whole month! He has to do radar training for his job. I (of course) bawled like a little baby. I held it together pretty well until he actually got in the car to drive away. Then I ran outside, barefoot and all, crying, to give him one last hug and tell him that I love him. He laughed at me and told me that I have a "tender little heart". Yeah, so what if I do??

The good news is that I am almost done with this semester of school and I get to go to Utah in less than a week!! YAHOO!

And James took the computer so I had to come all the way to the college, which is like 5 seconds away, to post this blog..... you're welcome!