Sunday, February 28, 2010


I debated posting this. Usually when I write something this personal I leave it just for my blog book, but I thought I would put this out there to show everyone how much I love my husband.
I got thinking today how lucky I am to have such a great husband. Having been on the the side of a not so great marriage I realize how blessed I am.
Here's just a few of the many reason I love Seth.

1)He is an amazing father. He's the one who gets up with sick kids in the middle of the night and cleans up throw up. He's also the one who took Claire to the ER earlier this week at 2am.
2)He never rats me out when he knows I'm fibbing about something, to someone else.
3)He gives the best back massages
4)He never complains when he has to stay home with all the kids so I can have a girls night. This is impressive, because I like to have a girls night at least once a week.
5)He's a good son and brother. He is fiercely loyal to his family
6)He listens and actually cares about all my lame stories I tell him when he comes home
7)He gives the best sincere compliments
8)He honors his priesthood responsibilities
9) He tolerates my birthday celebrations
10)He makes me laugh. So important!!
I'm feeling a little emotional these days. I even cried during Celebrity Rehab. And after hearing the lesson in Relief Society today about Love (Say It, Mean It, Show It) I thought I needed to tell him and everyone else how much I love him.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Are You Kidding Me #24

I saw this sign as I was leaving the bathroom at the gym today:
Are you kidding me? Did they really need to make a sign? Gross.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Uh Oh..I'm in trouble

These pictures were only taken a week ago and I'm having a really hard time figuring out who's who.
The reason they're in their blessing dresses, is because, brace yourself people...they still haven't been blessed. Yes, I know they're going on 6 months. Oh well at least I've finally talked with the bishop and made the date. It will happen in March. Finally!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

30 and loving it!

My 30th birthday started last weekend seeing Bill Cosby. It was great! Good clean humor and I loved it. We went to dinner and stayed over night in Salt Lake. It was so relaxing! I didn't realize how much I needed the getaway until I got home and noticed how rejuvenated I felt.
The only reason we were able to go was because of my amazing sister in law.
Seth's sister Kelli and her husband Nate came to our house with their 3 kids and stayed over night. So they had 7 kids under 6!!! I think I might owe them for the rest of my life, but t was worth it.
Yesterday I had my time with the personal stylist(see below). That was awesome!
Then today..the big day! It started off pretty normal. Gym, preschool..same old. But at 9:30am I was able to take my kids to my friends house and go shopping. It was so nice to have all that time by myself. I felt like I got so much accomplished.
That night we went to dinner at the Spaghetti Factory and we took just the older girls. It was fun to spend time with them alone. My awesome friend Chelsie watched the twins.
I thought that was it and was ready to go home and have cake with the girls. Little did I know Seth and my sweet friends had planned a surprise party. And boy was I surprised! I can't believe they pulled it off. Apparently they planned it last week. A few people couldn't make it, but all in all it was so fun! The men hung out, the women talked and the kids played. It was a great way to end the day.
We have a few more things planned throughout the week, because of course I exploit my birthday and make it last as long as possible.
I really owe a BIG Thank You to my awesome husband and amazing friends for making my 30th so wonderful!
Seth even had Kim make this amazing cake without me knowing

Claire with one of her best friends, Chelsie

Just the girls

Not the best picture of me. But I was so excited to see Bill Cosby!!!

Me & Bella at the Spaghetti Factory

Monday, February 15, 2010

Personal Stylist

For Christmas my sister Laura gave me a one hour consultation with a personal stylist. Since I'm always complaining that I feel like I have no sense of style, this was the perfect gift. I've been saving it to use for my birthday and today I finally did. Let me just say that I loved it!!!!
I've told so many people about it and many have said they wanted to know more about it.
So here's the run down.
The company is called If you're here in Utah there are a few different companies that offer this kind of thing. I know someone who went with the "chic on a shoe string" lady from Good Things Utah and they really liked her. But since I had the free hour I went with total style solutions. They offer many different services. (Check their web site for everything). I chose to do the wardrobe planning. It was great. She came to my house and we spent time going over what colors were best for my skin tone, what style of clothes I should wear and most importantly we went through my closet. This was great. I had so many questions. Mostly about jeans. I've never felt that I wore the right jeans for my body type, so this part was especially helpful for me. We talked about shoes and shirt and shirt length. We also talked about accessorizing. Something else I'm not that good at.
By the end of our time I had a pile of clothes to get rid of and about 5 new outfits. Keep in mind I never went shopping! She was able to help me with stuff I hadn't been wearing and how to match it with other things and make it look cute.
One of the biggest reasons I loved this was because it was a complete stranger being brutally honest. I know I have a closet full of clothes, yet I'm only wearing the same 8-10 pieces. I also knew that there were things I needed to get rid of because they didn't fit right or were just plain out of style.
With the help of the stylist I feel like I'm ready to go shopping. She even said if I questioned anything I could call or send her a picture of what I'm looking at and she'll help me. I'm so excited! I have a day full of shopping planned for tomorrow. Oh and did I mention...NO KIDS!!!! (Thanks Marianne). Hooray!!!! I might actually get something accomplished.

If you're interested call Tressa at 801-755-0925.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Who's that knocking at my door?

It's the big 3-0!!!! That's right I'm turning 30 in a matter of days. I really don't mind. In fact I'll let everyone in on a little secret.
For the past 5 years, give or take, I've been saying I'm 30.
You're probably thinking, who would do that? Me, that's who!
Someone who has never looked her age. I can't tell you the number of times people have been baffled by my real age. They always guess much younger. We're talking high school age. Most people would take this as a compliment. Let me tell you, it is not. Especially when you've graduated from college, working with teenagers and pregnant. And people think you're the teen mom not the counselor.
Or when you're buying something at the makeup counter and the stupid sales person helps someone else, even though you were there first, and she says "oh sweetie, I'll be with you in a minute". Grrrr.
Actually a few months ago I was working on a shoot where I got to bring Bella and Claire. At least 5 different people had to comment that they couldn't believe I was the mother of these 2. I couldn't possibly be over 19.
Here is a conversation between Seth and one of the young men from youth conference last summer:
YM: You're on facebook?
Seth: Yeah
YM: I didn't know old guys were on facebook.
Seth: What? How old do you think I am?
YM: I don't know, 40?
Seth: 40! Well, how old do you think my wife is?
YM: I don't know 20?
As much as all these so called "compliments" annoy me, they will one day be nice. Which is why for the next 5 years I'll contuine saying I'm 30. If you read my confessions post, you know I lie. I just might be the only person to be 30 for 10 years.