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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

sha.sha and mar.mar

My bestest friend in the whole world, Mary, and I had a BFF photo shoot. Photos taken by our dear friend Emma Marie. You should check out her website here. She was phenomenal and we had a blast. I'm so grateful for friends who make you smile... even when you are outside in 22 degree weather... for one and a half hours... in a dress and cardigan.




























Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Glass Singing



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Maybe you had to be there... but it was still funny. I sure do love family time.

Still, Still, Still

One of these days I'm going to write a real blog post; Just like old times. You know, when I used to write about things that happened in my life. But for now, I feel like writing poetry. Some days, I simply feel creative.

However.

Since I most certainly cannot do that, please enjoy this video which explains exactly how I feel. In fact, you should just pretend I wrote this... just kidding my friends.

Here is Benton Paul (remember him here and here) singing only my favorite Christmas song, Still, Still, Still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLVgB5IO0H0

Thank you BP.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Up Close & Personal.

My dearest Sophia Rose loves the camera. And the camera loves her too! After each picture taken she asked to see it. "OOOH! I'm so pretty!" She would say.

Yes dear, yes you are.

xoxo
























Friday, December 25, 2009

a thousand words.

You know those pictures that say a thousand words? Well this is one of them:



This is my Mum and Dad 20 odd years ago.
How precious.

ps. I hope your Christmas was merry.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas.

Merry Christmas my dear family and friends! I sincerely hope this Christmas is absolutely full of joy!!!

We went to the airport the other day to pick up my sister who is home for three whole weeks. I truly enjoyed seeing all the families become reunited as the travelers came down the escalator. There was cheering and clapping, yelling (-the happy kind of course), and tears. Tears galore as loved ones returned home for the holiday.

If your loved one is not home this season, as one of ours is not, I send you a special Christmas wish from the bottom of my heart.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas. May your heart be light. Next year all our troubles will be out of sight....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

finished product.

Emily and I filmed New Moon yesterday.
I edited today.
Ta-da!!!!


ps. my sister is home from college for Christmas. YAY.


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Monday, December 21, 2009

A Moon that's New

Today, my dear friend Emily and I are carrying on a tradition that we started last year. It was one snowy December day, much like today, and Emily and I were sitting in my room, wondering what to do. One of us had the brilliant idea, to make a spoof of a movie. But what movie? Well hello! We had just seen Twilight in theaters. Bada bing. Bada boom.

Today Emily and I are making New Moon. I am rather excited to be playing both Edward and Jacob. But here's the thing, now I have to take off my shirt. Dang it. WOAH! Just kidding. I'm actually kinda excited. TAKE TWO. I really am just joshin' ya.

Emily has great improv skills. Me on the other hand... it's kind of a learning process but I'm looking forward to it none the less. I will be sure to post the finished product when, there is in fact, a finished product.



And now, I present to you our version of Twilight from 2008

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thermal Pajamas

There's no real reason for this post to be called 'Thermal Pajamas'. However, why shouldn't it be called 'Thermal Pajamas'? I love thermal pajamas so there you have it folks.

How are you all? I feel like I have not blogged for months when in fact it has simply been just about one week. I think that's a record.

Christmas break has now started for my school district and I am rather thrilled. What could be better than no school until 2010? Ummm nothing.

I went to my ward Christmas party this evening. At the round table I was sitting at, was a 15 year old boy named Bradley. During dinner, Mckayla the four year old came up to him and smiled the absolute biggest smile I have ever seen right in front of Bradley's face.She was deffinitely not shy.
"Mckayla's got a crush on you," said Bradley's mother. Immediately, Bradley's hood went up and he burried his head in his hands. Poor boy was blushing. Mckayla quickly scrambled over to me and climbed on the chair next to me.
"Hi!" I said, "What's your name?"
"M-C-K-A-Y-L-A" she spelled.
"Pardon?" I asked. In my defense, she spelt it extremely fast.
"Mckayla. M-C-K-A-Y-L-A." She repeated again.
"How old are you Mckayla?" I asked. Immediately, four fingers whipped in front of my face. "Four?" I asked. She nodded. "Do you have a crush on Bradley?" I asked.
Without a moment of hestitation she replied, "He's cute, I'm pretty. THAT'S WHY I LOVE HIM!" And with that, she hopped over to the next chair and climbed onto Bradley's back much to his disgust.

Young love. How precious.

HEROES

Remember that one time I told you about a certain dance concert I was in? Well folks, here are a few photos from the concert in case you missed it!















Good show my friends. Good show.

Thermal Pajamas

There's no real reason for this post to be called 'Thermal Pajamas'. However, why shouldn't it be called 'Thermal Pajamas'? I love thermal pajamas so there you have it folks.

How are you all? I feel like I have not blogged for months when in fact it has simply been just about one week. I think that's a record.

Christmas break has now started for my school district and I am rather thrilled. What could be better than no school until 2010? Ummm nothing.

I went to my ward Christmas party this evening. At the round table I was sitting at, was a 15 year old boy named Bradley. During dinner, Mckayla the four year old came up to him and smiled the absolute biggest smile I have ever seen right in front of Bradley's face. She was deffinitely not shy.
"Mckayla's got a crush on you," said Bradley's mother. Immediately, Bradley's hood went up and he burried his head in his hands. Poor boy was blushing. Mckayla quickly scrambled over to me and climbed on the chair next to me.
"Hi!" I said, "What's your name?"
"M-C-K-A-Y-L-A" she spelled.
"Pardon?" I asked. In my defense, she spelt it extremely fast.
"Mckayla. M-C-K-A-Y-L-A." She repeated again.
"How old are you Mckayla?" I asked. Immediately, four fingers whipped in front of my face. "Four?" I asked. She nodded. "Do you have a crush on Bradley?" I asked.
Without a moment of hestitation she replied, "He's cute, I'm pretty. THAT'S WHY I LOVE HIM!" And with that, she hopped over to the next chair and climbed onto Bradley's back much to his disgust.

Young love. How precious.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Heavyweights


I bluffed my biggest bluff last night. My friends, it was epic. I went on a... quadruple date last night. Is that what you call it when there are four couples? Hmm. I think I'll just stick with group date. So I was on this group date, and we were riding slowly through the "Festival of Lights" in the back of a truck with the most blankets I think I have ever seen. Picture this: 8 shivering teenagers in below freezing river, watching lights in shapes such as frogs, birds, and lochness monsters. (The tail moved-- highlight of my night.) Believe me, it was fun.
However, I digress. I'm not entirely sure how it came up but bada bing bada boom, I just started talking about my summer at fat camp. In my bluff, I was 10 and weighed 400 lbs. My friends, is that even possible? Well I let them ask questions about fat camp and I sounded well educated because I based all my answers off the movie "Heavyweights" starring Ben Stiller.
My favorite questions were the following:
Q: "What did you do all day?"
A: "Exercise. That's really about it."
Q: "Was there a crazy guy there like Ben Stiller?"
A: "Well... no. But there were versions of him."
and my other favorite which is not quite a question...
kinda Q: "Wait! You did NOT go to fat camp! You're like the skinniest girl I've ever seen!" Ladies and gentlemen, last night I was wearing a flowy shirt and a huge coat. There was no way she could have seen if I was in fact "the skinniest girl (she's) ever seen!" I was laughing hysterically but thankfully it was dark so they could not see.
I'm not sure what my date was doing the whole time but he wasn't in the conversation at the beginning and so it wasn't until he heard me say 400 lbs that he said, "What?"
"I was once 400 lbs."
"No you weren't."
"Yes I was."
"No, you're lying."
Right then and there I couldn't help but burst out into great fits of laughter which told the enitre truck that I was in fact teasing them. My laughter spread to each person there and pretty soon my abs felt like they were about to break. It was a joke that did not die for the rest of the night and 14 hours later, I'm still chuckling.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

hats.




As of recently, I have found myself to be obsessed with hats.

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head!

Sometimes, I'll find myself on the internet, looking at hats and I'll wonder, "How did I get here?" And I can't remember. I've just been drawn to the websites with head apparel. Simple enough, right?

I have a question for my brain: Where did this obsession come from?

I don't know. I don't care. I like it.



Hat pictures from Anthropologie. I could marry that store.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

tweet. tweet.

What's the point of twitter if you don't have any buddies to follow or no one follows you? Tsk tsk tsk. So I invite you to find me on that so that way we can be 100% cyber friends, and I in turn, will be overjoyed to follow you. You see, I have a facebook, a blog, and a twitter. What more do you need? Good glory that's a lot of internet.

http://twitter.com/sasha_binasha



ps. I have SO much I need to tell you but I need to see how things play out with a few things over the next few days. But I promise you will be the first to know! xoxo

pps. Be careful in the snow! It's sure scary out there!

Monday, December 7, 2009

change.

Alright my friends. I like change which is why I have completely changed my blog lay out. I hope that is alright with you. If you have any suggestions of pictures I should add on the side of my blog, please let me know. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of pictures. What do I do when I'm sad? Take pictures. What do I do when I'm happy? Take pictures. There you have it folks.

ps. turn up your speakers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Twinkle Toes


My advertisement proposal. Pretty legit eh?


My feet are going to be doing a little jig tonight. Um, maybe one, two, seven, eight, nine, or ten jigs. But no matter, I invite you to come.

HEROES

Timpview High School Auditorium
7 pm $5 admission

It's going to be rather amazing, I think. Perhaps I'm biased but I think I'm allowed to be.