Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Please enjoy sister sandals while I ponder important questions like...
Hmmm, not sure if it will be pink, metallic baby shoes or... navy blue baseball baby shoes.

Time will tell.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Missionary Monday

"One of our wards had a Luau. It was pretty lame. I guess Luaus are a lot different in Idaho then they are in Hawaii. haha."
I asked Jordy if they roast potatoes at Boise Luaus but he said they had a pig. Sounds pretty authentic to me. He looks like he is getting a pretty good missionary tan.

Friday, June 26, 2009

News Flash

This is what it looks like when you find out that you... are going to be an auntie! Woo hoo!

Now I have a new hobby! We couldn't be happier.
Gramma Diane...I like it.

Fashion Friday

Poolside fashionSince Sis is here we had a blog babe pool party. I missed the little black dress memo.
We talked and ate and talked some more. Rachel and Alison are fun girls.
The diving board was put to good use.
Let's do it again soon girls. Next time I'll wear my lbd.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Brynn came home for 18 hours. Just long enough to pack another bag for camp.Her entire summer will be one adventure after another.
Someone in particular was sad to see her go.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wake-up Call

This is my alarm clock. She is adorable, even early in the morning. She walks quietly in to see if I am awake. If my eyes are closed she will slip away and return later. It's like having a snooze alarm. She usually has two important questions for me..."Is it time to swim" and "Can I ride your elevator?" I love waking up to this face.


Another pair of sliver wedges in basic black. Criss-cross straps with a tiny sequin embellishment.
A full house + a full mat of shoes = happiness

Monday, June 22, 2009

Missionary Monday

One year ago, there was a whole lot of packing going on around here.A trip to the MTC and our Jordan became...
Elder Jordan.
Notice how I could not let go of his arm. June 25 marks the halfway point.
One year down, one more to go. Don't get me wrong, there is no place I would rather have him be than serving a mission and representing our Savior, it is just such. a. long. time.
Heaven help us all. Six months until our next phone call.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fashion Friday

Boden offers a bunch of outfit ideas on their site. A couple of my current favorites.
Have you tried this feature at Boden yet? You can create your own combinations. It is fun to put together different outfits and pretend like I am Stacy London.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Queen of De Nile

Your comments about my last post were so fabulous they require a post of their own.

Liz said...

I could send you a couple of my kids if you want. They are fairly low maintenance and pretty good company. Thanks Liz. I am currently accepting applications. Even better if they can cook and drive.

Kim said...

You better come up with something fabulous to do when she's gone. I've been learning from your example for years now. Kim, it's time for you to find a new role model because I may find myself in a psyche ward next year.

Tawnya said...

I'll be there to virtually hold your hand and supply you an endless line of magazines and books. Remind me again why you had to move? I need a new matinee buddy.

Christie said...

Maybe you could take up online gambling? This actually sounds intriguing. I could fund my other hobby...shopping. Mama needs a new pair of shoes.
Katie said...

Time certainly flies by way too quickly! Such beautiful sweet girls. Did you have to rub it in Katie? Just for that you have to bring the boys over so I can see in person how big they are now.

This and That said...

Write a book. I think you have a lot of thoughtful insight to share. You are the thoughtful one. I have nothing but nonsense to share. This blog is all the junk in my head. Writing a book is too much like work. You know my famous writer friend Merrilee. Sometimes she writes about me. I think she keeps me around for good material.

Heather said...

As for empty nest happening-my children love visiting other homes and I have no problems leaving them for extended periods of time. Heather, as previously mentioned, I am accepting applications. Brynn would love to have some younger siblings. We could share custody.

Annemarie said...

I'm just hoping college brings her my way...Sis, I'm willing to work out a trade.

Andrea said...

repression and denial. that's what i suggest you take up. Why didn't I think of that? I'm better at depression. I will try the Scarlett O'hara approach to life. Fiddle-dee-dee. I'll think about that tomorrow.

Laurie said...

...make glass beads...I may have mentioned that I am craft impaired. Really, the stuff I have made can only be called crap. I tried making jewelry a few years back with my daughter. I have a bag filled with the hideous stuff I created. Bad. I can't even make cute stuff with beads I have purchased. But thanks for the idea. If I make a bunch of money with my new online gambling skills maybe I can buy some new beautiful jewelry.

Brigitta said...

knitting? Brigitta, I am not a h00ker. My ya-yas are always telling me to crochet bandages for lepers and hats for newborns. Umm, no thanks. Not even a leper or an under privileged child would want to wear my sorry creations.

p.s. Bermuda was so absolutely wonderful and beautiful and just perfect. We actually stayed at the fairmont in Southhampton (same place you were at) Loved all the beaches. Ok, travel is on the list for sure. Bermuda is a little slice of heaven.

Robin said...

HEEELLLOOO! Be a personal shoe shopper! Duh?! Robin, you state the obvious. My services are free people, you will have to buy your own shoes. Just tell me your style preference and heel height and I will send you links to find your perfect shoes.

Thanks for all of your input. I actually looked up some free online class options and the only thing that interested me is a class on The Book of Revelations. I panicked at the thought of actually signing up for this class because if I fail does that mean I am going to hell. Something to consider. There is a pretty good chance of that happening already and I don't want to secure my spot.

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Brynn is in the land of 10,000 lakes and 100,000 mosquitos. She is attending EFY with her cousin Hanna. As she was packing, I couldn't help thinking that next year she will be packing to go away to college. My nest will be empty. I'm freaking out.
I'm gonna be a hot mess. I really need to get a life and quick. I will take any suggestions. I am limited as to what I can do. It must be something I can do at home while seated. Here is where the problem lies. I am craft impaired and I pretty much hate all crafts. I have no desire to take an on-line class because you have to take tests and write papers and yeah, that may be why I quit college. I guess I'll just keep playing on face in hole.com and other such junk. I can't even read on dizzy days. So give me all your ideas.
These girls are like sisters and today they had to say good bye. The middle one is on her way to college before Brynn gets back. They have been BFFs for 10 years or so. Luckily, the little sis will still be here and I think Brynn may move into their house permanently. She already lives there half the time now.

I've been crying on and off all day. Even though we will see the BFF in July and again in August. It is the end of an era and I'm not ready.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Lucky magazine is my all time favorite fashion publication. This is because the cover never mentions how to lose 10 lbs in 10 minutes or look 10 years younger in 10 seconds. I'm not embarassed to have my daughter flip through it either. The best feature ever was the shoe of the month...I can't figure out why they would dispense with such a critical feature. Lucky for me they still display plenty of shoes. This article about spring shoe trends caught my eye. Now this is a style that I can work with.
I like the multi-color and multi-texture of this pair. Patent leather, suede and linen with a mix of coral, brown and tan.

My sliver wedges may be tiny slivers but what they lack in height they make up for in style.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Missionary Monday

Another missionary mom blogger came to the rescue last week. Remember how it was Elder Jordan's birthday, well Julie kindly e-mailed me to get the address where my missionary currently resides. She wanted to deliver a birthday treat. Thank heaven for this sweet stalker. She got pictures of his house while she loitered in the neighborhood hoping to run into Elder J. Apparently, the neighborhood watch team is on their toes because a police car showed up. Julie took her cue to leave, but not before she left a cake and card for him with her phone number.

As luck would have it, Elder Jordy actually called Julie that night to thank her, well I hope he remembered to thank her, and give me a message. He said he loves me. I cried when I got Julie's e-mail on June 8th. The next day when we got E. Jordan's e-mail he mentioned that he had not gotten his birthday package or any of the 6 birthday cards we sent. Come on, he's only two states away. I won't find out until Tuesday if he ever got his birthday in a box. Julie saved the day. She has a son on a mission who is coming home in 17 days...but who's counting.

Another blog friend, Robin introduced me to Julie. This blogging network is crazy goodness.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fashion Friday/50's Style

Meet Doris Day
On Wednesday Brynn participated in the Dance of the Decades at school.
Each student was assigned an influential person to report on and portray
from the 1920's-1950's.
They learned dances from each decade as well.
Her dance partner was Al Capone. I guess opposites do attract.
Brynn was totally type cast as Doris Day. Both Doris and Brynn are beautiful and sweet.
Every coach and teacher this girl has ever had says that
Brynn is the sweetest and nicest girl they have ever taught or coached. She looked adorable in her black pencil skirt and ivory cardigan with sparkly buttons.
The pearl bracelet and scarf finished off the outfit.
Check out the french twist.

She is America's sweetheart.
Now I want to watch Pillow Talk, That Touch of Mink, Midnight Lace and The Thrill of it All

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fifteen Again

I feel like I'm 15 again.
I've been studying for finals.
I can't wait to drive.
I got some new accessories... I'll be practicing my closed mouth smile.

For thirteen months I've been faithfully wearing my Invisalign trays. In his pursuit of perfection my orthodontist suggested...
braces on the top front teeth for 12 weeks.
Since I've come this far I figured I might as well go for the perfect smile.
I also will be able to enjoy the flat screen TVs that have been installed recently at each chair. I'm sure we funded at least a couple of those.

The difference between 15 and 47 is that...
I don't have to take finals.
I have a nice car and driver.
I have better accessories.
Braces don't hurt after giving birth to three children.
I do wonder how they will look with grey hair.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


At the Tony Awards Liza looked like a dr@g Queen imitation of herself. I'm pretty sure she was performing under the influence as well. Her acceptance speech was bizarre.

Notable quotes from 2009 Tony Awards - 24 Hour Entertainment - fresnobee.com: "Liza Minnelli, special theatrical event, 'Liza's at The Palace': 'I'm really startled. ... An icon - a g@y icon! I love it!'"
Well I guess she would in her condition.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I have footwear in all the metallics. Silver, gold, bronze, platinum even pewter. This season a new metallic has emerged, rose gold. Handbags and shoes in this beautiful pink tone are appearing on my fashion radar. I adore the braided t-strap and closed back.
Metallics are totally neutral and if you don't own a pair, what are you waiting for?
I gave myself a pedicure because I like my toenails short and the ladies at the nail salon think long toenails are better. Gross. I did a bad job but sometimes I just have to take care of things on my own. I also had a migraine and the thought of the brightly lit salon with strong fumes and the ladies shrill chattering in another language put me over the edge.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Missionary Monday

Happy Birthday Baby
Jordan at 2 months and weighing in at 18 lbs 5 years
10 years
15 years
Please note the writing on his hand.
Who needs a day planner when you have your personal palm pilot.
I wonder if he still uses this organization technique.

Elder Jordan is not a teenager anymore.

Today he turns 20.
Let's get this party started!
Birthday in a box

Cake and ice cream

Party decorations

Some of his favorite stuff. My boy loves stretchy snakes, pinkie balls and punch balloons. Always has. When he was little he had a bouncy ball collection and there are still marks on our ceiling from all the stretchy animals that have lived there over the years.

Of course I added Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Especially For Youth Music, a new tie and other stuff he requested. I love flat rate boxes. We send him a box every month. They are stuffed to full capacity. This is my way of nurturing him while he is gone.
We will eat a Ding Dong in his honor.