Friday, October 31, 2008

Be Our Guest

My friend Tawnya, can be found over at Light Refreshments Served today. She will nourish and strengthen your mind. Yeah, it was my idea. I'm a talent scout.

Fashion Friday

Halloween Style
These costumes clearly show the two sides of Brynn's personality. Tough chick

Fairy Princess
with a soft side.
She likes to look pretty...

but don't mess with her.
I can't wait to see what she'll be next.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not in Kansas Anymore

The inaugural ride I felt like Dorothy
My lovely elevator operator

Suddenly, I was transported to Oz

Clicking my heels.
There's no place like home...

There's no place like home.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Raise Me Up

Can you feel the excitement? Ribbon cutting ceremony

The opening


In case of Emergency...

Tower of Terror

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Bloomin' cute

Plus they squeak...
Luckily the squeakers are removable so her Mom doesn't lose her mind.
I loved hearing her squeak around the house.

Sammy style

Monday, October 27, 2008

Missionary Monday

He looks so serious and he is so funny." Happy Halloween! I'm dressing up as a missionary this year! I can't wait."

"We went over to a member’s house last night and helped them chop wood. They had non-members over who they are starting to talk about the gospel with so that was really cool. So they had all this wood and I asked them, where did you get all this wood? They just laughed at me. They told me they got it from the mountains. Like I was supposed to know that. I told them at my house you turn the key and.. TA DA Fire! So I'm still trying to get used to Idaho. "
Elder Jordy

Only 8 weeks til I can hear his voice...but who's counting.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

You Can Be Too Thin

Too thin



I find it sad and slightly disturbing when people say, "Wow you look amazing. What is your secret." First it makes me think that I must have looked bad 40 pounds ago. Secondly, I don't like the message this sends to my daughter.

A little background. Three years ago I had to start taking steroids to raise my blood pressure to help with my fainting condition. I gained 30 pounds. It wasn't fun. two years later I developed hypothyroidism. I was put on thyroid meds. The pounds started to melt away. A month later I broke my leg and the weight loss continued. Then I started to get sick. I call it unwanted bulimia. It wasn't pretty. I gave up dairy hoping that would help. It didn't. Soon I could only eat toast and crackers. I've had ulcers before, but this was different. I mentioned it to my Dr a couple of times. She prescribed acid reducers. When my weight got down to numbers I hadn't seen since High School, I went in for an exam. Blood tests revealed that I had h-pylori, an intestinal bacterial infection. The treatment was almost as bad as the disease. Seriously, you don't want this infection. I had to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The other part of the diagnostic puzzle is that I had become hyperthyroid. My meds have been adjusted, I can eat now and I am beginning to put on some weight. I never thought I would want to gain weight.

I wish instead of being complimented on my boney frame, I had been asked if I was sick. I have watched people I love battle eating disorders. Compliments fuel the beast. It isn't pretty.
Here's to being healthy no matter what the size.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wrap It Up

This blanket project has been like many other things that sail along and then stall at the end. Weight loss, elections, and fund raising.

So here's to the final push...those last ten...blankets, pounds, days til the vote, $...
I actually need to gain weight. Don't hate me. I had h-pylori. I've gained 5 so I don't look so anorexic.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fashion Friday

Lizzie Style Shopping for Lizzie is one of my favorite things.
Love polka dots

The only thing cuter than the clothes...

Lizzie in the clothes.

Sis provided much of Brynn's wardrobe.

Now it's my turn to spoil her little girl.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I had a great trip to Utah.
Snapshots of the fun. baby got bling
Lizzie came and snuggled with me each morning.

What a doll.
This girl loves my jewelry and lick gloss.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Sunny Sunday

Artsy photography

Me and my BFF

Baby holding the baby

Look at those eyes...and cheeks

Backyard baseball

I got pegged by this little slugger.
My long lost Kalen

Cute Braden

Mason has great hair.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Best Laid Plans

We got many things crossed off the list of wedding plans while I was in Utah.Dress shopping...check
Tux fitting...check
Reception location...check

That is Jenni's Mom in the background. The only picture I got of her.

The Moms got to meet...check


Adorable, happy couple.

It is stressful planning a wedding, going to school full time and working 20 hours a week.

I hope they can relax a bit since we got so much accomplished last week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Sister Style
Brown houndstooth Keds with bling