Saturday, December 31, 2011

im a big cliche.

What a year.
Let's hope 2012 isn't the end of the world, because there's still a lot of livin' to do.
So grateful to my family and friends, may we all be safe and sound tonight and for the 365 more to come.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Confession #6

I often fantasize about my future wedding.
Where, when, to whom, I have no clue.
But it's fun to think about.
Crazy though...
And with that, two of my favorite J.CREW designs...

closer look. LOVE the lace.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Judy Garland.

By far one of my favorites at this time of the year.
I hope tomorrow is merry and bright for you and your loved ones.
So grateful for my own loved ones and what Christmas is truly about.
Have a wonderful day.
And Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Friday, December 23, 2011

the first from is married.

Mallory, from two years ago, got married on Wednesday.
No, she is not the first of my friends from school to tie the knot but I am closest to her than any of the others and let me tell ya folks, it feels weird.
I can't believe she's married!!!!
But I am so happy for her.
Congratulations Mrs. S!
I wish you all the happiness in the world.

3 years of at the reception...
(in which they had chocolate cake and magleby's syrup.
aka: heaven)
L to R, top to bottom
Mands, Ali, Janie, yours truly, Chris
Leesh, Ky, Mal Pal (the newly wed) Michelle, Ali
Megan, Maddie, Joce

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Elder McGraw

A few days before Keke's wedding, my buddy Stuart opened his mission call. And amidst all the hustle and bustle of the festivities, I of course forgot to tell the world his good news!

J. Stuart M. has been called to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the....

Lansing, Michigan mission!!!!
He reports to the Missionary Training Center on February 15th.

Stu, you're amazing now and you're going to be amazing there.
Good luck, my brother!
So happy for you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

nap time.

This picture just makes me want to scoop sophie rose up and squeeze her.
Such a cutie.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MP's contest.

Ya know my beffers, Mary? Well she is holding a contest. And you should participate! It's very simple and the prize is rather fascinating if I do say so myself...

Click HERE to go to the post and win!

Friday, December 16, 2011


Because yesterday was my last final, I treated myself to a little fun in the hair department by... getting a haircut!

Did I fool ya?
It's actually called a faux bob.
And it's really easy!
Don't believe me? Here are the directions.
1. Curl hair.
2. Pin hair under.
See? I told ya, easy enough!

And this is proof that I did NOT cut my hair.
(This picture was taken 6 hours later when Mr. C and I got lost on Trax... but that's another story.)
Try the faux bob and let me know what you think!
Believe me, it was quite the day getting comments made on my 'new haircut.'

Sunday, December 11, 2011

K & D

Itching for a taste of Katie and Daren's big day?
Go here for a teaser slideshow:

It's beautiful.
Katie has a blog!!!!

It's ever so delightful and makes me happy, happy, happy!
I think you'll like it too.

100 American Dollars

Stuart, I have a message for you....

We hereby agree upon the giving/ receiving of $100 American dollars under these circumstances: -Alex gets engaged/married while Stuart is on his mission (2014). -Stuart gets engaged/married a year after his mission (2015).

It's on.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Confession #5

When I'm sad or have had a bad day, I make plans for a vacation that I know I will never take. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

my beau has a blog...

and you should read it!
Especially the third post.
It absolutely melted my heart.
So sweet.
Thank you.

The Adventures of An Ordinary Kid: Lucky # 3: Since my lucky number is three, I decided I should write about something especially important to me. She is Amazing. I met her on a blind...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hi Mom

In the midst of studying (or attempting to study) for finals, here is a shout out to my dear, sweet Ma. She's the best.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

le festivities.

Yesterday, I felt like it was my birthday.
I woke up at 6 am sharp to start my day.
Why did I commit such a travesty, you ask?
Because it was BIO test time.
I passed. (Glory!)
Before I knew it, Mama, Curbs, The Birthday Girl, and I, were in the car and heading up to 'Fashion Place Mall.' (Daddy was in Iowa visiting his sister and Dare Bear and Keke were going to meet us up there.)
At Fashion Place Mall is a beautiful store that opened about a week ago.
I don't know if you've ever heard of it, it's called umm... H&M... anybody, anybody?:)
OH MY LANTA!!! It was fantastic. If you 'Utahn's' have not been yet, I deeply encourage you to do so. It will change your life.
Okay, maybe not your life but it will put a snazzy spin on your wardrobe!
I got this dress...

...and I'm kind of obsessed with it.
The accessory possibilities are literally endless.
I feel like I might explode a little. (of joy of course).
Oh, also, I feel like a pretty ballerina when I wear it.
You can't beat that, right?

After shopping we went to the one and only, 'Cheesecake Factory.'
Num. Yummy.
Oh my.
I had never been before yesterday but wow. Let's just say, I'm a fan now.
Oh and my life has been changed.
(Literally changed this time.)

The birthday girl.

The mama.

The newly weds.

The couple who's been together longer than the newly weds have known each other.... (oh how I love to tease Keke about that one. But it's only jokes and fun. Love you sissy!)
And! Because I didn't finish my delicious pizza, they gave me a pizza box. I was expecting a boring one but no! Look at this beautiful piece of art! I don't want to throw it away... is that gross?

After dinner, Joe, our fantisimo waiter, delivered a piece of cheesecake to Dano. However, it wasn't exactly spelled right. "Um... who's Daniel?" Priceless.

To finish the night, we came home and watched "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," the tale of violence, love, and more violence. Good times.
Your birthday was awesome.
Your face is awesome.
I can't handle it.
Love you, seester.

ps. let's do it again tomorrow.
Mmkay? Mmkay.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy birthday. Love, Jack Bauer.

Guess who's special day it is...


Dano, I love you SO much. You are such a wonderful big sister who I know I can always count on to brighten my day with a smile and your incredible example.

Do you guys know Dano?
If you do, you are lucky.
She's amazing.
Happy birthday, sissy.