Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It can't be skipped.

I just downloaded 96 pictures from my Camera... I mean, my cell phone. Yes, I am one of those people who have resorted to taking pictures of my family at events on my cell phone because I have forgotten my actual camera. Which makes for really stinky pictures for sure.

However, when I was downloading all those pictures, there were a few events that I could not pass up. One of them happened 5 months ago, but who's counting anyway?

Not me,

I was busy moving.

And starting a new business, but whatever.

You will know what I mean, when you cast your eyes on this first pic.

This is Jaxon applying my make up on Mother's Day. If that doesn't say "make-up artist" I don't know what does.

How about this one, better no? Do you see the passion in his eyes? oh... I do... and if you can see me at all, you can see I am on the verge of giggling hysterics because he was so, "into" it.

My toes, he chose the color. . . . I mean, colorS.
This is probably the most focused I have ever seen him in his life. Bar none.
I hope you think they were worth a 5 month delayed post... I SURE DID!

Monday, September 26, 2011

What's it like?

I am sure some of you are wondering what exactly goes on in those months before opening your own store. I wondered, and now, we are right in the thick of things.

It is mostly good.

And it is mostly done by my husband.

But the responsibilities have gotten to a fever pitch. He has around 20-30 things on his "to-do" list on any given day.

It might look like this.
Rent Truck for trailer,
Pick up trailer,
take trailer to wrap guy,
Wrap guy takes measurements,
take trailer back to storage lot,
call Papa Murphy's marketing dept about wrap,
Call contractor,
Call Marketing People,
Order flyers for wife's marketing event,
Proof flyers,
Call insurance lady about trailer,
Go to DMV,
Register Trailer,
Return more urgent phone calls,
order wares for the store,
order signs for the store,
order more stuff for the store,
return a million phone calls,
field questions from you wife about what is happening and when,
schedule grand opening events,
schedule VIP night events,
order stuff for said events,
clear all of the events your wife is scheduling,
decide whether or not she is crazy,

blah, blah, blah, blah.
Yeah, that is all in a day.

I should have had him make this list, because I am sure that is not the 1/2 of it. I just try to stay out of his way.

I think I am doing a semi-good job at that.

I'm not gonna lie. It is exciting. Especially now that we are getting closer. And closer and CLOSER!!!!

I can't wait to see it all come to fruition. Months and months and months of planning and talking, and finding a site, and signing contracts and finding contractors and on and on and on. We are about 30 days out, and I can't wait! I am sure you have questions, if you do, please feel free to ask them!

I will post more pictures as we get closer!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I won a CAMERA, (Not a paid advertisement, just in love)

I went to a Dancing With the Stars taping, and won a camera. Here is how it went down. We asked a guy who had been trolling the line talking to people to take our picture. He said, "Why don't you give me your camera, and I will give you this!" I said, "NO!" Thinking he was going to run off with my phone. Mechelle, (with the black shirt on) said, "OKAY" rather excitedly... She took the pic with his camera, and then he proceeded to tell her he was going to GIVE IT TO HER!

Here is me, green with envy. I just turned down a new camera.

We all stood there while she filled out paper work, they took her picture, took a video blah, blah, blah. We were all jealous.

She asked a few times if her friend could have a new camera too, and they just kind of laughed and smiled, (She wasn't even talking about me!) Then, right before they were going to walk away, they all turned back to us, and said they would give us ALL a FREE CAMERA! I love Hollywood... It is called the PEN READY project, and I was happy to oblige..

I took my new camera to the beach on Friday, and fell in love.
With crystal clear shots,
Fun settings... I think this one is called "Dramatic"

This is a regular shot of Kaylie sitting in our beach chairs,
This is a setting called "pop-art" It really brings out the colors, huh?
This is called "Grainy" I love the pieces of sand in her teeth.
Regular Shots

I love that I don't even need photoshop because it is all in my camera that way, and I love rapid fire so that I can capture everyone looking, because we all know there is only one second to capture that! I am loving it! And can't wait to take more pictures!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dear Blog, I miss you.

Hi Dear Blog!

I miss you! I am not sure WHAT I miss about you. Maybe it is the whole, "process my thoughts" thing that I miss. I know I am having thoughts. Maybe just not important ones?

I should be telling about things that are going on in my family. Like,

Jaxon was Baptized!

Except, I took no pictures. Not a single one. Weird. I know. The whole day was surreal.

I had so much love and support on that day though. Like, 7-8 families from my new ward showed up.

I felt so blessed.

It was a great day.

I should post things like, My Mom came out for decorator prison!!!! And I am happy to report, I am MOSTLY done with decorating. However, there is lots of sewing, and painting to do, so, I don't "feel" done. Should I post pics anyway? I don't know. Okay, maybe I will do that.

The good news is, when I moved out of my house in AZ, I thought I hated all of my stuff. (Furnishings, decorations, etc.) But when I moved it all in here, I fell in love again! :) I think I was just out of love with our rental. Like, seriously.

I have a new calling... I should write about that. . . I am the Assistant Wolf Den Leader. THERE. That's it. I am going to kinda stink at it because I know nothing of scouting, so, it will probably be good for me. The thing I like about it is that I can still go to Relief Society!

We finished our landscaping! That is good too? Wanna see a picture? I don't know if I should post one, because I don't even know if I have a good "before" picture. So, maybe not.

We have had two visitors already, and one more this week! We like having a revolving door. Who is coming next?

So, that is what has been up with me, dear blog. What has been up with YOU?


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Don't Cross Wade

Or he'll cross you...

This is a picture of Daddy. Daddy told Wade no more video games because he was losing it that Abby was watching TV on the Wii TV. The next time we saw Wade, he brought this picture to Peter... it was a picture of him.... with a cross through him.

Just don't cross Wade.


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