Tuesday, March 31, 2009


These shoes went on a very important date. They met up with these cool girls.
Can you guess who has the tan feet?

Blog friends Rachel and Jeni.
I must have missed the memo about wearing black peep toes.

I met Rachel last year at Women's Conference. She is a fun girl.
If you google party planner, you might see her face.
I only knew Jeni from her blog.
She is my hero because she faces her trials with style, grace and humor.

Obviously, we were meant to be friends. We have matching purses.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Missionary Monday

Elder Jordan's latest e-mail...
"Well I'm getting transferred tomorrow. I'm going to ...drum roll please.

Boise Idaho. WOW. haha. I'm just moving like one area over into the Boise North Stake. It's a bike area so I'm gonna have to get a bike."
Residents of Boise, please watch out for the boy on the bike. Give him the right of way. He will miss his car but he will be in great shape. He can work off that corndog.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beach Baby

This weekend my niece Ashley and her baby Kash came for a visit. Look at those toes.
We had so much fun playing with this boy.

Of course he is smart and adorable.
I may be partial.
I love his cheeks.
We will miss you guys.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fashion Friday

Ladies who lunch... in layers.
Long or short sleeves, just add a jacket or cardigan for a chic spring look.
When I copy these girls I can count on being stylish.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twins Seperated By Decades

This is Evan in 1990. I'd like to introduce you to this boy.
He is 4 and is the spitting image of my son at the same age.

Is it any wonder that I love this kid.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I love this pair of preppy, pink and green perfection.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Missionary Monday

Elder Jordan had the opportunity to return to Kuna for a baptism.
Chas was taught by Jordan. Here is a funny story. Jordan was offered a scholarship to BYU Idaho.
He didn't accept it because he didn't want to go to "freakin Idaho."
That plus the fact that BYU I doesn't have any teams was more than my boy could fathom.
I kind of love the fact that he is in the "freakin Idaho" mission.
He loves it there. He feels well. It is a good place for a boy with allergies and asthma.
The people in Idaho are good and kind and he appreciates how they take such good care of their missionaries. Thank you Boise Idaho. I freakin love you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Errand of Angels

Meet Jennifer. She is my personal assistant/cook/chauffeur.
The girl is multi-talented. By the way, don't I look pretty with no makeup.
I seriously need some blush on my sallow complexion.
Not to mention, under eye concealer.
I received these rather ominous papers in the mail.
I was turned in by the Dr because of my recent hospital vacay.
Whatever...the good news is, I now have a driver and will be able to have outings.
Don't ever take for granted the freedom of driving. This stinks and hopefully is only temporary. Like 6-12 months...I know, it's brutal. Meanwhile, my beautiful car sits in the garage.

At least I have plenty of reading material. I mean, Enquiring minds want to know.
Thanks to Merrilee for such educational, informative current events.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fashion Friday

I need a haircut. Luckily, I have an appointment next week.Nothing says Spring like a preppy, pink cardigan.
The elbow patches are fun and unexpected. I swear I use to have junk in my trunk.
I wonder where it went.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

East Coast Lunch Lady

My friend Gabi sent lunch in the mail. What you ask could you send for lunch by snail mail?
Baked Potato Soup mix and Moose Munch bars of course. When I invited her to my pity party I never dreamed she would send refreshments.
Less pity more party I say.
Thanks for the happy mail Gabi.

Lunch Ladies




This lovely group is the Lunch Ladies. Tina arranged for them to bring me lunch and more importantly visit the shut-in. They nourish my mind and body. They are funny, thoughtful and creative. I've had Pinkberry, Chicken salad, Greek salad, red velvet cake, chicken pita sandwich...are you hungry yet? Two of them brought babies for me to play with. One brought movies and they all shared their love and funny stories. My heart and tummy are full.
Thanks girls!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


How cute are Melissa's clogs?
My red shoes have been featured before and are still favorites. I can not wait until Melissa has her baby girl.
There is room for all three of us in this chair.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Missionary Monday

Missionary faux hawk
I told him to keep his new hair style.
Maybe he will meet some cool new people to teach and serve.
Elder Jordan can rock the faux hawk.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sister from another mother

L spent the weekend here.
Neither she nor Brynn have a birth sister.
This weekend they got to see what it is like to share a room, clothes and me as a crazy Mom. I wish she could stay longer.
I love hearing giggles and stepping over the clothes they leave on the floor.

I wish Brynn's sister lived down the hall instead of around the corner.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Have you met Henry Poole?

Have you seen this movie?
I just watched it today. It is rated PG and was excellent.
Pay special attention to the character names.
This is one of those stories you will not easily forget.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fashion Friday

Last night I hosted a baby shower for my fashionable friend Lynn. It takes a village to throw a shower.
Initial cookies are cute and yummy.

The fashion forward Tina created the banner which coordinates with the nursery.
Our outfits match. I called him to make sure we wouldn't clash.
The lovely Lynn.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Girl Friends

I have many dear friends who are women.
I also have girl friends.
They are so fun to hang out with.
This little cutie brought me a hand made card and chocolate chip cookies.
She picked out this darling chick for me.
We named him Chad and decided to share custody of him.
She gave him to me at the hospital, then when she came for a visit the other night she took Chad home until her next visit. The best gifts are always the ones you want to keep. I gave her a cool new hair do.
She reminds me a lot of Brynn. The blonde hair and spunky personality.
I always have fun when my girl friends come over.

Her Mom is my friend too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What's black and blue?

If you are looking for pretty than you better visit another blog
because this post is nothing but ugly.
Look what those nurses did to me. My arms look like over ripe bananas.
I told you it wasn't pretty.
In fact it is pretty ugly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Well, more like slipper day.
I will wear this pair of slippers and pretend that I went to that luxury resort. Instead of these UGGS I wore at the hospital.
How appropriate, as it was an UGGly experience.

In all honesty this pair made their premiere last year.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Missionary Monday

These pictures were waiting on my laptop when I got home from the hospital.
Missionary pictures are the best medicine.
Esspecially when they illustrate the story from last weeks e-mail.
Here is Jordy sporting his chic new missionary sweater. Fancy new window treatments.

Jordan's blogging Godmother visited again.
I hope that Jordan will get to meet Ilene someday. For now she remains a magical mystery.
Elder Jordy told the story in last weeks e-mail...

"I got some cookies from my stalker. There's nothing wrong with a stalker who brings you cookies. Unless they"re poisoned. But I feel fine. They are great and remind me of the brownies Sis makes. They have that taste; I don't know what it is. Probably alcohol."

This is Ilene's side of the story...

" I made a stop at your son’s apartment yesterday to drop off some cookies. Of course they were not at home. They also have pinned a blue sheet printed with happy white sheep over their apartment window. I suppose they are worried about crazy ladies peering inside their apartment to take pictures for another elder’s mom."

Tuesday is the day Jordan e-mails and some very lucky Tuesdays I am on-line at the same time he is and we can send quick e-mails back and forth. It is almost like chatting on the phone. So last week, after hearing from Ilene I asked him about her cookie delivery. This is his reply...

"Yes, they're delicious. The blanket over the window was my companions idea. He likes to be in a cave."

Thanks again Godmother Ilene. You are a hero not a crazy lady.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


  • Instead of checking into a luxury resort on Wednesday, I checked into the hospital.

  • Instead of a limo ride to a hotel, I got an ambulance ride to the hospital.

  • Instead of spa treatments, I had tests and more tests.

  • Instead of a dinner cruise on a yacht, I had unidentifiable meals.

  • Instead of shopping for unique souveniers, I got needle tracks and plastic bracelets.

Wednesday night I collapsed at the dinner table. According to Brynn, I slumped over in my chair, started shaking all over and had crazy eyes. My Mom is here visiting and she said my eyes rolled back in my head. I was unconcious for about 10 minutes. When I came to my lips were blue and I was gasping for air. All I remember is that I didn't feel well. I asked Brynn to help me to the recliner and then I was out. The next thing I remember, my neighbors are there propping me up. The paramedics arrived and gave me oxygen blah, blah, blah. I got straight A's on all of my tests. The results were all normal, whatever that means. Same old problems, new medicine. I was released to go home today. The first thing I did was take a shower.I feel like a new woman. I'm so happy we didn't have a camera at the hospital as it was not one of my finest style moments. I was a hot mess. I'm so happy to be home.