Wednesday, December 31, 2008

See Ya 2008!!!!!!!!!

I thought 2008 was pretty kick @$$! I had a baby, lost a little of the baby weight, went on some sweet vacations to the beach and then on a week long cruise to Alaska, gained some of the weight back, watched Carma grow into this darling little girl who I love and adore, and then got pregnant again (due late Aug)! I hope 2009 is just as awesome!

Tonight I'm going to party hard with all my family and some friends at my Mom's house! It's gonna be off the chain!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We Can't Get Rid Of It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember when we couldn't find Carma's umbilical cord after it had fallen off? Remember when we did end up finding it a few weeks later and we thought we threw it away...? Well, it has since made it's way back into our lives and Dusty found it yesterday. He wouldn't tell me where. That's gross.
We threw it away again. The Saga Continues...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

AZ Mills

Arizona Mills has always been a little bit ghetto, but yesterday when I was there it took me to another world. While traveling through crazy Mills I saw all sorts of insane things. Multiple times I found myself in the middle of what looked like a gang fight ready to erupt. I'm talking different gangs on all sides looking at me and sweet baby Carma like we were a tender juicy steak ready to be devoured. For most of my trip through the mall I carried Carma on my hip and pushed our stroller so I would know for sure if someone had snatched her away from me. Besides the countless gangsters (not even cool, fashion forward gangsters! What a waste!), I saw more man/ladies than on a Tyra Banks special. This is the closest picture I could find to the kind of trany's I saw and he/she doesn't even do them justice. Picture a more manly face, more make-up, some EVE style breast tatoos (you know, the paw prints) and cheaper looking clothes. Then, times it by the 3 or 4 of them roaming around... my mind was spinning.

After a while I finally came across a Santa sitting in his chair with not a soul in line to take a picture with him. He had the twiddling thumbs kind of boredom. However, I didn't even take pity on this man and get a picture. I was much too afraid of stopping and having someone steal something. - A few hundred feet later in my journey I saw another Santa wondering around. Not only was it another Santa, but it was Black Santa! He looked a lot like this guy. The best part was that it was clear he was just some dude who decided to dress as Santa and parade around AZ Mills. I felt bad for the normal white Santa who was back there, all alone, while Black Santa came and stole all of the lime light. But like I said, AZ Mills is Ghetto! And Black Santa's are really hot this year... everywhere is all sold out!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

On Stockings...

I couldn't find a stocking for Carma that matches the ones Dusty and I already have so I decided to make new ones. I kept with my new theme (which I LOVE and can't get enough of... I'm going to go crazy when Christmas stuff goes even more on sale soon!) and I made these stockings! I'm really proud of them! I even made a few extras without names, dingleballs,
or snowflakes for our future kids!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Family Pictures!

We got some family photos taken and although in some of them I had four chins, we did end up with a few good shots... then the miracle of photoshop worked it's wonders and now the shots are great! I haven't decided which one's I want her to touchup for me, but our photog did these for her blog. I think we are a cute little family!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I love these felt snowflakes that I made for my kitchen! Terrell Hoffman in my ward showed us how to make them out of paper at our Super Saturday and I just 'made them my own' as they say. I used felt and sprayed them with glitter which helped them stiffen up. Then I hot glued them together, added some ribbon and tada, darling snowflakes! I've decided that snowflakes of all colors shapes and sizes will be my Christmas theme. Dusty thinks I've rushed into a theme pretty fast and wants me to really think it through, but hey, he never likes my ideas until I do them. It just drives me nuts that he thinks he has a say in what I do around the house.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How Did This Happen To Me?

I have faux self esteem.
It's true and I cannot deny my condition. I stress about getting dressed and finding something that I think I look decent in. This process can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes or even more. Sometimes I find an outfit to where out of the house, and I think I look pretty good and thin. See Exhibit A. Then I see a picture of myself in that very same outfit when I'm foolishly feeling good about myself and I realize my Faux Self Esteem mentality is in full force.
See Exhibit B. It's sad, really.
The End.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm Thankful for this Guy!

Just a few short hours ago, Dusty and I had our 3 year anniversary! He's pretty great, you know. I'm lucky to be married to him and all of his sensitive soul ways. It's hard to find a man who's favorite movie is Serendipity and/or Steal Magnolias; who would rather chat with the ladies than watch a sporting event; but who is also the strongest man I know (umm next to my Daddy of course- but I think Dad's should always win in their little girls' eye).
Happy Anniversary you Sexy Sexy Hairy Man!
I love you!

Here are some of the highlights from the big day...

Oh yeah, we drove an ambulance to our hotel room! It was awesome!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Belt, A Little Crack, & Curtains

We've been spending a lot of time over at my in-laws home the last couple of weeks. After a few messy meals with no good place to let the baby eat, Dusty and I came up with this...
We just tie her to a chair with Dusty's belt! It's pure genius, really. The only problem is that Dusty really does need a belt to hold his pants up, because Heaven knows he doesn't have a bum to do the job. But who doesn't like a little hairy crack during dinner?
Also, remember when I posted pictures of the fabric I wanted curtians out of? Well, I DID IT! And I really love them! My sewing isn't perfect or even all that straight but it doesn't really show anyways. These curtains are MUCH better than what we had.

Now, I should probably make a t-shirt doll for everyone I know for Christmas...
yeah, I think I will!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What Was I Thinking?

This is what happens when I'm really bored and I find a HUGE stack of Dusty's old work shirts...

I make a really hideous doll.

I don't even know what to say...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Little Miss Piggy

I have always thought that Miss Piggy from the Muppets was by far the most annoying muppet there was. Her voice, her co-dependance with Kermit, and the way to she acted almost too good to be a muppet.
(how can a muppet be too good to be a muppet?)
I feel annoyed just thinking about her.
(Spoiler Alert: I'm annoyed by something... again)
Despite the funky taste I get in my mouth when I think of that Muppet-y Pig- when I found this costume at Baby Style, I couldn't refuse!
Just look at how darling my Little Miss Piggy is in all of her chunkified glory!
I wish I could have gotten Sloan (Miss Ladybug) to stand still without screaming to get a good picture of them together!

She played in this ice for about an hour!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Miss Everything Fun...

OK, maybe not everything, but sometimes it sure feels like it.
Livin' in the 'Copa isn't as glamorous as I know all of you were thinking.
"Wow! She must live in the most Fabulous city! I'll bet it has a Target, a mall, a movie theatre (that spelling is definitely GLAMOROUS), more than 2 grocery stores, definitely more than 4 sit-down-and-be-served restaurants, and it PROBABLY has more than 1 main road. That Chelsea sure is living in the best city in the world!"
I'm sorry, but you are wrong! Some 'Copa-ians might disagree, but there isn't much good about our city... and I'll prove it!
  • We only have two grocery stores! How am I truly supposed to find the best deals with only two options?! It's STUPID!
  • Our stupid city is putting in a Walmart instead of a Target! While Walmart might have better prices, I would gladly pay a little more to have a better shopping experience and Target definitely wins there. HANDS DOWN!
  • There are no really good sit-down-restaurants... and I will almost ALWAYS choose the being served my food over having to carry a tray of food to my table. Trays make my food taste gross- I know- I'm a food SNOB.
  • There are abandoned houses EVERYWHERE! It just seems so ghetto and trashy. Or maybe those people are smarter than me for just getting out of the 'Copa. I guess I haven't decided yet.
  • There are so many more things that I don't like about the 'Copa but I'm starting to feel depressed thinking about it, and I can face the truth- I'm stuck here for a while. But the absolute WORST part about Livin' in the 'Copa is that I live an hour away from my wonderful and fabulous sisters and mom. Blah, Blah, Blah I know I'm actually lucky to live so close when most people don't even live in the same state as their family Blah, Blah. But you know what... I want to live closer. I want to be able to leave my house without luggage. I want it to be practical for them to call me an hour before a 'hang out' and for me to get there in time!
A few weeks all the sisters except me got together to make these felt bats from our Mom's blog. Kelli posted pictures of her cute bats and the pumpkins she felt inspired to make. I missed them when they called me to tell me they were all hanging out that night. But when I read about it today, I hated the 'Copa for what it has turned me into. A home-body.
So I have written this letter to the 'Copa:
Dear 'Copa,
I Hate You!
I hate that you make me miss my sisters and projects with them. Yes, I do still see the sisters a few times per week, but it could be more. You made me miss out on making my Mom's felt bats with them; even though I had already finished making my bats before the aforementioned 'bat making hang out'. But that isn't the point! But aren't they cute? I made mine out of black sparkly material I had made capes out of for our space party in March, and I painted their faces.

'Copa- if I could I'd leave you. Luckily for you, I do like my ward and my friends in my ward a lot.

'Copa- I'll never stay with you forever...

It's not me, it's you.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Is that a Professional Baton Twirler?

NO!!! It's me in my Halloween Costume at our family's anual party.
Don't worry... I'm not a Sexy Baton Twirler, just a regular one.
I sure do look like a Sexy one, though... I can't help it!

Can you believe I actually owned costumes similar

to this one when my sisters and I were

Valley Valiant Baton Girls!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Heaven has finally heard our prayers...


and they're as awesome as ever!

My 4 Fabulous sisters and I went on Monday night and as you'll see fun was had by all!
The fans from the 80's are the same now, just older and fatter,

but they can still scream like 14 year old girls

Half way through the show the sexy sexy New Kids came to the middle of the audience and they weren't even 20 feet away. It was like they were singing only to us.

So Romantic!

So Dead Sexy!

Look at that girls' bum! It was MESMERIZING!

Is that a Red Brassiere you ask?
It wouldn't be a NKOTB concert if I didn't remove my 'over the shoulder boulder holder' and give it to Devan to throw at the beloved New Kids.
Sorry Mom... I didn't know how to tell you in person so I left this part out.
I won't blame you if you don't call me for a few days.
Really, I deserve it.
But really, you probably weren't going to call me for anything specific anyways, right?
See you friday night where I intend to further embarrass you.
The throw didn't quite make it to the stage, but I believe in my heart that they did see it and appreciate my undying love and affection. Once they went back to the main stage I went and found said brassiere lying on the ground in a mystery liquid...
I'll never wash and/or wear it again out of respect for the best night of my life...
unless of course I need to.

In closing I'd just like to thank one last time Joey, Donnie, Jordan, Jon, and Danny for being who they are and singing great classics. I love you boys.
If you want me to I will run away with you-
but can I bring my sisters with me?
Thank you.
Thank you New Kids On The Block!
You will live on inside of me forever!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Look What I Did

I've been working at a High School being their choreographer for this show. This was my second time doing it and I really love it... even though some days I wanted to murder them! (Don't worry- I didn't) I'm really greatful that they keep asking me back and that they're planning on bringing me back again next year! Last night we had our first performance and I will admit that I really wanted to be up there performing also. It's been super fun to be a part of their show and a really great experience. It reminded me how much I love performing and teaching. It also reminded me how much I love being home with Carma. Tonight's our last performance and then I'll be off the clock and ready to hang out during the day again! WOO HOO!!!!!!

Isn't the lighting cool?! It really makes everything I choreographed look so much cooler!