Thursday, April 19, 2012

before and after

courtesy of Cara at Utah Bridal Hair and Makeup

Recommendations

4.19.12

-chocolate mint bread at Great Harvest
-Law & Order: SVU
-Francesca's Collections new store in University Mall (finally open!!)
-Cloud B turtle nightlight
-Cara at Utah Bridal Hair and Makeup for a hair stylist. I've never had my color hold so long.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bang bang

I've wanted bangs for a while.  I alway get timid and just cut long ones that I end up pinning back.  Thurs I am getting my hair done and I am getting bangs.  I'm sure they will look ridiculous because my forehead is so small (it's more like a threehead), but I need a change and this is a good way to keep from chopping my hair short.  Here are some looks I like:





cross your fingers that I don't wuss out and then don't hate them and come home in tears :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Sunday

Easter was always a big deal in my house growing up.  My mom would always give us gifts in our baskets, as well as candy.  Because it's funny and because I always like to think back on how much I've grown or compare holidays past, or maybe just to make you laugh, here's an embarrassing story:  when I was 11 I saw Titanic in the theatre with a friend (we must have looked 13) and became obsessed with it.  I asked my mom for the soundtrack to the movie on CD. CDs were all the rage and I would feel so cool listening to my favorite movie soundtrack on my diskman.  Easter morning came, my siblings and I found our baskets and hauled them into the living room to go through our loot.  I searched my basket and found, to my horror, the Titanic soundtrack on tape.  My sweet mother, no doubt, thought she would save money and get me something that (to her) seemed just as good.  I threw a fit.  I cried, screamed, and refused to go to church, citing that no holiday should be on a Sunday and that she had ruined my gift.  I was, apparently, a spoiled brat.  My mom and I have laughed at that story many times since and I have apologized profusely, but the memory is still there.  A black mark on this lovely holiday :)

This year Jack and I had a relaxing Easter morning.  He prepared his Sunday school lesson and then we ate fruit, eggs, toast, and juice with Olivia, then put her down for a nap and hid each others' baskets.  Jack got me a Grace Kelley doll for my collection and Rachel Zoe season 4.  I got him Pez for his collection, lots of bathroom toiletries, and tons of candy, since Easter, Halloween, and Christmas are the only cheat days he allows himself candy.
Liv woke up to her basket full of Gerber juice, fruit ropes, star snacks, some clothes, blocks, and a zylophone.  Her toys were a big hit.


also, Jack filled a bunch of eggs with little papers on which he'd typed sweet things that he likes about me


 After church we had Easter dinner at my mom's with my sisters (and Chandler's roommate).  I'm sure Jaden was glad to have Jack there in the sea of estrogen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You know you are a stay-at-home mom if

1. you determine whether a shirt is clean by smelling the shoulder for spit-up/food/boogies
2. you only wash said shirt if it smells strongly of spit-up/food/boogies.  Mild odor? You go ahead and put it on.
3. your bedside table used to hold gum, contraceptives, the remotes, face cream, and a novel. It now houses fresh diapers, wipes, a 'boogie-sucker' (nasal aspirator :), 10,000 tiny socks, and What to Expect the First Year.
4. You hear a baby crying in the movie theater/store line/restaurant and smile instead of get bugged.
5. A braid is considered 'doing your hair' because it is a step up from a bun.
6. You are stoked to get out alone with your spouse, and then spend the whole date talking about your child.
7. The muscles on your arms look as though you work down at the docks hauling crates
8. You now use words like 'yucky, yummy, and poopy' when talking to adults
9. You take showers, not to get clean, but to be alone
10. You can cook full meals, type emails, and clean the house with one hand
11. You own the latest trends from Baby Gap and The Children's Place, but you yourself are wearing one of your husband's old t-shirts and yoga pants that you bought 3 years ago. Every day.
12. You notice loud noises and do everything quietly so as not to wake the baby.  Even when the baby is awake or home with a sitter
13. Your definition of a clean room means there are no toys to trip over in the major walkways
14. You can't remember what it's like to feel completely rested
15. Sometimes the only exciting news you have to relay to your spouse at the end of the day has to do with fun facts about sea animals, puppies, or kitties that you learned from a Disney Junior show (or if you're husband served a Spanish-speaking mission like mine did, you impress him with your Dora Spanish)
16. You rock back and forth even when you are not holding your child
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