Monday, December 17, 2007

Latest Project...

For my best friend Abbey's 20th birthday I wanted to do something is so hard to feel like I have ever done enough for Abbey. She is such an amazing and thoughtful friend, that nothing ever seems great enough!
I went to Roberts one day and saw these really cool magnetic boards and i thought it would be fun to personalize one for her. So after searching all over the store for just the right paper, I went home to get started...

With Steven's help, we Mod Podged the paper onto the wooden boarder and added paper to the magnets to match. I threw a few pictures of us on there, and I think it turned out pretty cute. She was pleased :) It was really exciting to try something new. A little frustrating, but it always feels better when you are all done and can see the fruits of your labors! :)

I'm so grateful for Abbey's friendship. I don't know what I would do without her. The Lord told me that he has "blessed me with wonderful friends in my youth." I believe Abbey is the most wonderfullest friend of them all!!! :) Happy Birthday friend, I love you!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hair School Update

Well everyone, I am 5 months through my journey in hair school! It has flown and I hope it continues too! :) I have learned some way fun things!!
Recently i did full set of nails on myself. I have done this a few times but I am so excited...we are on day 4 and they haven't lifted yet!!! YAY, I'm getting better!
This last week I did a way fun A-line cut on one of the girls in school. I surprised myself, it looked great...i was very excited! I am always getting great practice cutting hair at school...but it is my favorite doing friends and family! Over thanksgiving I cut Michaels hair (cousin), my mom's (right before the wedding), last week i did Steven's, and yesterday i cut Natalie Utrera's hair. ( A little girl from my home ward)! And I am hoping to do something to Jade's hair sometime this week! Thanks for everyone's support... and bravery! :)

Here's a picture of Mommy's cut...
Kissy kiss! Love you mom!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I am so grateful for a Savior who knows me personally. I am so glad to know that He loves me and wants me to be happy. I am so thankful for his atonement for us all. I know that he is aware of all of us daily. Of our struggles and our joys. I know that he hears and answers our prayers, if we live worthy of his blessings. I am so grateful to have this knowledge. I know it is true with all of my heart.

The Wedding!!

It is blurry, dont look too hard...or it hurts! I stole this picture from Heidi's blog! SHHH!

Barrett and Jeanine are finally married! This weekend was insane; the majority of it being good times...but everyone knows how nice it feels after the stressful yet exciting occasion is over.

Friday night was the wedding dinner held at one of Barrett's favorite little Mexican joints (voted best Mexican food in Utah for two years in a row). The food was fabulous. As well as great food, the program went well. In our family we have a fun tradition of presenting the family member being married with a gift. I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed as we all shared our memories and thoughts about Barrett and the amazing bother he is.

Saturday morning we started setting up for the reception. With everyone's help, things went pretty quick. We rushed home to do all the last minute things, and get ourselves ready. I got to do Jeanine's hair and sit with her and get excited. She is so wonderful.

Bishop Seastrand preformed the wedding and gave them some great council. I bawled through the whole thing. After our congratulations, the reception proceeded. Anyone who attended the reception will tell you how beautiful it all turned out!! I was able to sing a song called Lost in Your Eyes, as they danced for the first time as husband and wife. :)

We are so excited for Barrett and Jeanine and wish them the best in their life together. I look forward to future times to share with them both! LOVE YOU TWO!


Thinking about these past couple weeks, brings a smile to my face. Great things have happened for me and my family!

Thanksgiving was so fun. Time spent together with family, brings me the greatest joy. Time was spent relaxing, catching up with family from out of town, eating delicious food, and enjoying expressing heart felt gratitude as our hearts reflect on all of the marvelous things the Lord has blessed us with.
Here are a few pictures from a wonderful Thanksgiving day spent at Uncle Barry's home! Grateful for their generosity in sharing their home and goods :)

Jerry, Barry and Uncle Greg
Barrett, Tay and Jeanine
Eddie and Brian
Our cute Grandparents
Grandma shared some great thoughts for our program. So far all of her grandsons have received their eagle scout awards!!! Amazing!!! These are the boys who are left to finish this great tradition!

Jacob, Christian, Michael, Taylor and Spencer
Michael and I :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bittersweet Week

This week was a good reminder for me to see all of the Lord's tender mercies...even through life's daily annoying trials!

Hair School...
Had to stay late a few days this week...But received my biggest tip yet, $20.00!

My heater stopped working in my little Saturn...But my car still starts everyday!

Church Calling...
The person that was scheduled to do the musical number this week flaked out on me...But the music is better than ever in our singles ward!

It is so cold i have to start scraping my windows!!! (The WORST)...But we have had a very long fall season which is my favorite!!

My face has been so broken out and my face wash cost me $75.00 dollars!...But, i think it is working!

I have been sad about not singing often...But dad told me today that he would pay for me to take voice lessons!

One of my best friends is leaving for two years...But will be serving the Lord and helping grow the kingdom on earth!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Steven and Haley
Aka...Newsie and Butterfly

As you all might know...Halloween in our family has never been the happiest holiday! But this year was actually not too bad :) Here are a few pictures of a few things that made this year a little better...

Carving Pumpkins!
Jake and Hallie Belle
Heidi and Sav
Mommy and Sav
Barrett and Jeanine
Steven and I

Cutest Kitties EVER!!!

and... SERVICE!
This is my friend Charrisse Williams and I. Our families are long-time friends. Her brother Cam was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. We decided to throw a multi-high school halloween dance to help raise money for Cam's treatments. We organized, advertised, decorated and cleaned up.... There were many people there helping...It was great.
Together we raised about 6 thousand dollars!
It was a great success!
There is always something that we can do...
May God bless Cam and his family. We love you!