Friday, December 16, 2011


After playing an hour of angry birds and watching 101 Dalmations on the apple TV,  I've come to realize that I wont be falling asleep anytime soon.  Yes, I can only breathe out of my left nostril if thats what you were wondering.  And yes, I'm having cramps in my right leg for some strange reason. I've got a lot on my mind. So to "relax" I came out into the living room, plugged in the lights to the Christmas tree, and started organizing my boards on Pinterest. Can I even recall what life was like before I had a Pinterest account? Nope. It keeps me busy though, I'm always working on something so I can check it off my "to-do" board. I'm stressed. Robbie has interviews for a good position with Verizon this week in their business department.  Fingers crossed. While I am beyond grateful that he works two jobs and 65+ hours a week so that I can stay home with our kiddo, I miss him.  We don't really get to see each other much and I hate that. School starts back up for me in less than 3 weeks and I'm pretty worried about that. I've got a math class (silly, silly me for putting off my math classes as long as I could) a black/white photography class, a drawing class (YIKES!..not my forte) and 2D/typography class. I know it doesn't sound like much, but dang.. art classes take up so much time with all the projects you've got going on. I'm a little worried about how my time will be spent. I don't want to miss out on being with my Brynnie boo.  I still don't have a babysitting schedule worked out yet either...better get on that...and I still want to be able to see my husband whenever possible.  Leave it to me to be a worry-wart.  Its my calling in life. To worry about dumb stuff. Dumb stuff that will never happen. And overanalyzing everything thats going on. Like how I'm worried about school for example. Somebody write me a prescription for Effexor please. In other news, I've made two adorable Christmas shirts for Brynn and crocheted a cowl for myself. But I don't have buttons for it yet, darn. I really want to crochet these ridiculously cute pear coasters next. But those might have to hold off for a while seeing as how I'm going to be a busy mama in a couple weeks. Super excited to visit my family in Casper for a few days over Christmas. I loveeee Christmas. We just got the Muppets Christmas Carol and Im super stoked to watch that asap. We also bought the Alvin and the Chipmunks compilation of Christmas episodes that have been on air since the beginning of time. This post is pointless so I'm signing off now. Au revoir. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog posting failures

I think about updating my blog almost everyday, but I never seem to do it.  I feel like life is speeding at 300 mph and I can't get it to slow down.  When go to write a blog post, I honestly don't know where to start and when I start to think about everything, I get overwhelmed and a bit depressed about how my baby is growing up so fast.  This then results in no blog post.  Brynn turned 9 months old on Tuesday.  On Monday, I was well aware that it was the last day of my "8 month Brynn" and I cried. A lot. I may or may not have cried most of the day. Tuesday was rough, too.  I went through her closet and dresser and folded many outfits that I obviously wasn't ready to let go of yet...because I cried. A lot.  I don't want it to sound like all I focus on is how fast she's growing and that I am sad about it 24 hours a day, because I'm not.  We are constantly playing and learning and laughing all day everyday.  Our apartment looks like a tornado passed through.  Chairs turned sideways on the floor forming blockades, a dozen pillows sprawled throughout the place blocking cords (her favorite thing to chew on), CLEAN kleenexes are thrown throughout the room and picked back up to be put into a big white fluffy pile on the desk, and toys everywhere.  (The kleenex thing is mainly my fault...I always forget to put it out of reach.) Today, she tore a page out of Robbie's Bible while my back was turned for literally a split second.  She is everywhere. By the end of the day I feel like I have shin splints, my knees ache, and my back is so sore that only a hot bath can give me any sort of relief. (No, I'm not a sissy, I have a bad back) I love every second of it! She is a hoot. She is full of laughter, tears, ear splitting shrieks, kisses, and hugs.  Her first words besides "mom" are "ohhhh boyyy!" It really doesn't get any cuter than that.  I love watching her grow and learn, but I hate watching her grow at the same time.  

Halloween was so great.  Brynn was the cutest little witch you'll ever see.  I made her onesie, headband, and tutu.  I am so glad I didn't spend more than a few dollars on her costume. She was a doll. 

Autumn is upon us! I am a person who could survive on two seasons alone.  Fall and winter.  I'm not one who enjoys each season and I don't think I ever will be.  To each their own though, right? I'm loving the cool/cold weather and the fact that I use my crockpot almost every single day! In fact, I'm wanting a second crock pot for Christmas. *hint hint*. Speaking of Christmas, if any of you family members (or special friends who love me lots) are at a loss of what to buy me for Christmas, click here.  I shall keep it updated as the season progresses. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm on Etsy!

I finally did it...I've been contemplating it for months now.  I opened up an Etsy shop.  It's easy to get swallowed up in all the awesome stuff on there, but I'm excited to be doing it!  I might not be the most successful person on there, but who knows... maybe I'll end up selling more stuff than I think.  I did sell 3 items today and it felt great!  Check it out here.  Little Buns Boutique is up and runnin'.

If you're feeling festive, check out the cool halloween stuff I've made. For example, this onesie and headband I made.

Or if you just want something that will match just about everything, check out this white rosette and matching stretchy lace headband.

I've got quite a few listings up, so go take a looksie!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First time: Family pictures

In August, we had our first family photos taken.  I had done a lot of research online trying to find the perfect photographer for it.  I wanted them to be perfect. (I'm a picky picky picky photo person) After hours and hours of looking, I wanted to just give up.  A lot of the photographers that take beautiful photos charge outrageous amounts of money for them.  Some photographers would charge $300+ for an hour's sitting fee, and that didn't even include your photos. If you wanted a cd with your pictures on it, that would cost around an extra $150.  That just seemed silly to me. Other photographers I found online took crappy photos and still charged way too much. I was just about to give up, and decided to log onto facebook for a minute.  Thats when I remembered an old friend who used to live in Casper, but now lives in Provo.  Leslie McCleery. And her photos are amazing! She doesn't charge an arm and a leg for them either.  I was so excited to have found our photographer and the photos turned out so beautiful.  I will definitely be calling her again! Anyway, after my rant, here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, September 8, 2011



7 months today. My my how time flies. I love you little buns. You are my world and I treasure every second I have with you. Thank you for teaching me the meaning of what true love is and a better understanding of the love Heavenly Father has for each one of us. You are a light in a world of darkness and I thank the Lord every day for allowing me to have you as a daughter. I adore your gummy grins and the happy squeal you make when I blow raspberries on your tummy.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Its official...

I am going to back to school to finish my degree at Weber State University starting in January. I never started school again once Robbie and I got married....mainly because I just didn't feel like it was the right thing for me at the time.  (Which makes perfect sense...I got pregnant. And not only was I pregnant, I was barfing the whole nine months. There would have been no way I could have handled school with all that.)  So now, I feel like its the right time to start back up.  Brynn will be almost a year old and I feel confident that I will be able to leave her for a few hours each day to do what I need to do.  I am getting my degree in photography and I could not be more excited! Photography has always just been a little side hobby for me but I enjoy it so much. I have always wanted to start my own little photography business, but I just didn't want to without a degree in it. There are so many things to learn about photography and I can't wait to learn all the things I need to know to be a professional photographer! Boy, am I thankful I did a year at LDS Business College to get a bunch of generals out of the way.  The only generals left that I need for my BFA are two math classes, a life science, and two more classes in the humanities department. (Like a language or something...Robbie wants me to take Spanish) So the fact that I dont have to do a bunch of core classes makes me all the more excited.  Each semester I will basically have 3 art classes and one gen. ed. class. Rock on! 


Monday, August 22, 2011

Brynn wants to say something:

Brynn is constantly trying to type when I have the laptop I let her have a go finally. Heres what she has to say: