Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My genius friend Lindsey has a photo blog (she's such a good photographer and I've already had a post of her pictures of Porter), so you should go see it!

If you live in Rexburg, call her for your pictures because her style is perfection and she has an eye for good pictures.

Her photo blog is Go check it out!

I've also starting working for Jordan's cousin who owns a quiltshop called Cranberry Quiltworks, a pattern company called Threaded Pear Patterns, and a fabric shop (connected to her quiltshop) called Fresh Picked Fabrics (she has a website called QuiltersBuzz that she updates semi-often but she writes it like she's writing a magazine--it's pretty interesting). I am her tech department and along with that responsibility comes a blog (I'm also in charge of their e-mail updates which I really enjoy...)! So, if you want to look at that blog you can go to and see what's up. You really don't have to because most of you (hello, friends) aren't quilters, so it probably won't be super interesting to you. But if you want, go right ahead!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Update II--St. George & Etsy Progress

We went to St. George the beginning of February to visit Jordan's grandparents and to see our FANTASTIC friends who live there (this is their great blog). There's a dinosaur museum (not super big but AWESOME just the same), and we went and spent a lot of time there. They found all these dinosaur imprints in the rock and that's what the museum is all about! We went to a great little restaurant that had fun cupcakes.

We did spend a good amount of time with Jordan's family. Here's a picture with his grandparents with Porter in his new church clothes that my family bought for him while we were in NY. I don't know how, but while we were at church, a woman said about Porter "Look at her, she looks just like her mother!" Jordan and I looked at each other and we were like THERE IS NO WAY HE LOOKS LIKE A GIRL RIGHT NOW...HE IS IN A FULL ON FOUR PIECE OUTFIT. Whatever. He's a boy.

It was a great trip and we're really glad we went!

Etsy progress, I made a couple clutches. I don't have pictures up just yet but they'll be up soon. They're inspired by Crown and Crumpet Tea Room colors. Love it! There'll be a pattern of it available through Threaded Pear Patterns.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Update...The Beginning--Theresa's Renovation & New York!

Update: Rach sent me a really pretty picture of her, so I inserted it where it was before. Enjoy!

Part I: Jordan's aunt, Theresa, wanted us to do some things to her house while she was on vacation. This included tiling a back-splash in her kitchen! She liked the mosaic, glass tile which Jordan and I had never done, and while it ended up looking definitely could have been better. The space in between the mesh gives a lot of room for give. Here are some pictures...not great but you can see them! We hadn't put the grout on it yet, but you get the picture.

Part II: We went to New York! My brother Dan turned 12 the end of January so we went for his ordination to a deacon. It was great to be there for both that and for his birthday! These are not pictures of my brother's birthday, but he is the one on the right (Sam's on the left and Porter's in the middle eating a waffle). My sister Callie's baby also had her baby, Brooklyn, blessed so we went for that too. Even though the whole family was there (including Rachel who came from Provo), it doesn't seem like I took very many pictures! Here are pictures from when we went to a great Italian place to celebrate Will getting into BYU-Idaho (he got into BYU a few days ago and can't decide which one to go to!) Here's a picture of Rachel: Here're my parents
We went to Boston to take Dan to do baptisms in the temple for the first time. It was a blast (even though it was really cold)! We went to the Wharf to look at the ocean. We also went to Harvard--it was speectacular. You could practically feel all the intellectual-ness oozing from everyone walking on the streets. We just walked around Harvard Square and enjoyed being there.

It seems like we did 16,000 things while we were there but I just can't remember what they were! What we did do is went to Will's play practice where he's playing Cornelius in Hello Dolly! He's super talented, and the whole cast seems exceptionally cast. He is a giant person, and at times like this reminds me of Mr. Hyde. Yes or no? . Most of the time he looks very much more normal.

I can't remember what else to write about about our trip, but it was great, Porter did a great job on the plane both ways and it was a good trip all the way around.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day Card Swap Part II

Even with my mistake of sending blank cards, I still loved sending and receiving them!

Here are pictures of the cards I sent from Joanne's Ready Set Craft blog.

As of today, I've gotten 3/5 of the cards that are coming, but here are pictures of them! I got a great one from Erin with a packet of tea (does she know me, or what?), one from Angie, and one from Ally--all so beautiful!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

OH MAN---Horrible Valentine's Day Card Mistake

I have made a mistake with the Valentine's Day card swap...I thought we were swapping cards so we would have unique and creative cards to give out to other people. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE! I got one a couple days ago and just COULDN'T help myself (From Erin, and I'll put pictures up after I open the rest...). I found that instead of a blank card, I received a wonderful card that said Happy Valentine's Day on the inside! "Maybe it's just a mistake on their part...oh blast, what if it's a mistake on my part?" I thought with a little bit of worry. I received a card today, and while I didn't open it, it absolutely does not feel like a card with a separate envelope inside.


So, to the 5 girls who I sent blank cards with a separate note saying Happy Valentine's Day to, I'm sorry that I made that mistake.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Not really an update

Here are things that need to be updated on:
Theresa's Renovation
New York
St. George
Etsy Progress
Videos of Porter
Deans Here
Disney (happening tomorrow...!)
Valentines Day Card Swap (mine and received)

However, the only thing I'm going to do is say that it's SUMMER in California, and here is a song that I've been singing everytime I walk outside because it makes me feel summer INSIDE when I hear it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I've been tagged by Lindsey, and here are my answers!

10 Things that make me happy are as follows:

1) The Gospel of Jesus Christ (thank you, Lindsey)
2) Walking in when Porter wakes up and he smiles when I come in
3) Jordan going out of his way to do something nice for me (even a drink of water is lovely!)
4) Sun, sun, sun!
5) Swimming
6) The beach
7) A cup of tea (not to mention the tea kettle that goes with it)
8) White collar (the show...loooove it!)
9) When both the top and the bottom of Porter's pajamas match especially if they're long sleeves!
10) Watching MASH with Jordan at the end of a day

If you read this then you're tagged! You can do this if you want, but if you don't want to, don't stress about it! Happy posting!

Also, if you read often leave me a comment because I want to know who's reading, and if you have a blog I want to know about it too!
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