Saturday, February 20, 2010


I l♥ved Valentine's Day because my boyfriend-husband-lover-guy is awesome. We celebrated on Monday since Sunday was Sunday and we were just getting back into town. Chris brought me pink and red tulips and told me he planned our date and kept it a surprise! He took me to downtown Seattle right to Pike's Place market!

He had found a hole-in-the-wall type of hidden place that we had never heard of (and couldn't find..haha) to make it fun and different. He was so excited because now we would have 'our place' that wasn't just like a Red Robin or something. It was called the Pink Door. It was romantic and had this cool classy-kinda old fancy atmosphere. We sat right next to an old piano on a small stage and a wall with a bunch of different mirrors and picture frames. We had a little lit tea light on our two person table. There was also a big hoop in the middle of the restuarant that was supposed to be for the trapeze artist that randomly does an act during dinner (the reason Chris was excited about this place). We were an hour too early for the act but it was still amazing italian food. Very delish! After dinner we walked around and looked at all the vendors and saw the cool different places. We walked out to check out the view of the water and it was so beautiful!

A homeless man stopped us and talked to us for about five minutes. He was missing an eye and an arm and was asking us if we could spare any money so he could get something to eat. He was so sweet because he wasn't crazy or pushy or anything. He asked us questions about ourselves and thanked us for making him feel like a human. I feel so bad for him and wished I had some money to make him feel loved for Valentine's day but we had zero cash. I seriously contemplated going back to find him and give him a meal. I hope to see that one-eyed man again someday.

So after that we headed back. We decided to make a new Valentine's tradition of searching for the best milkshake. So every V-day we will go to a different place and order two different flavors so we can find the most amazing milkshakes in the world!!! This year we went to the Dairy Freeze since we had to start with someplace close. We got Oreo and Strawberry and they were good but not great....all of my oreo was at the bottom...ugg. Can't wait for that traddy to continue next year...

Then we rushed off to the theatre to see Valentine's Day (how appropriate!). Cute movie. Finished it off with a little HIMYM (my gift to him)! Loved the day and loved my husband even more after it!

Enjoy our cheesy poses that I make us do...its for the memories okay...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I had the most UNBELIEVABLE thing happen today!!! In order for it to be unbelieveable you have to read the post I posted right below this one..about the tray and chandelier.

So back to the unbelieveable...I was sitting in my living room and posted that blog...about 2 minutes later...LITERALLY 2 MINUTES...about 120 seconds(!)later I see Houshie getting excited because someone is at the sliding door. So I walk up to open the door and I see my MOM holding....drumroll please.....A BIG Pier 1 bag!!! I was shocked and speechless BECAUSE inside the bag waaaaaasss....THE ZEBRA TRAY! what?!

How did that just happen? I need you to realize that I wasn't just talking to her about the tray...I mean she was with me when I first saw it but that was WEEKS ago and she hadn't seen that blog because I posted it two minutes before she showed up to my door! So I don't know how that happened but I'm convinced its one of these three options:

1. My mom has superpowers and can read my thoughts
2. The power of THE SECRET (i HAVE been sending
out tons of thoughts to the universe)
3. Mother's Intuition (my vote :))

No matter which it is I am just so thankful for my RAD MOM and that she loves helping me decorate and that she loves me and she knows my LOVE LANGUAGE! SHE IS AMAZING! Thank you Mom!

I have to admit...

i am a teensie weensie bit addicted to IKEA and PIER 1....and pottery barn and Rod&Vinyl..etc etc....but mostly the first two. No I don't shop there all the time and spend tons of money (i wish!) but I know I am addicted because i visit the websites...lets just say...often. I have been coveting tons and tons of things... BIG things. But there are two things i want in particular. small things. the kinds of things that might not make a huge difference to a room but i haven't been able to get them off my mind since i saw them in store.

ooooohhh...V-Day is coming up...too bad my hubster doesn't even read this blog...maybe there will be a note in his bag of protein tomorrow requesting that he pay it a visit.... ;)

I decided to redecorate my living room and have a couple of really nice zebra pieces as accents. So far I have a beautiful throw pillow on the couch and a vase by the i think this is PERFECT for the coffee table (without that fug glass...i want to do a candlescape on it)...

This picture doesn't do it justice. This is SO gorgeous and just the perfect medium size...I don't even have a place for it...i just WANT it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Two down and one left by me...

I'm MAD that my sister and best friend KIMMIE has decided to leave me....I mean Washington. Maybe SAD is a better word for the situation. But I am MAD that my life plans of having all three sisters living by me my whole life is not working out. We're all supposed to live within 10 minutes of each other, have husbands that are best friends, and have kids at exactly the same time that will be best friends growing up. That's realistic right? Not so much...nothing has been working for us so far.
My life IS my boys...Chris and Houshie....but what about when I need a GIRLfriend? At least I have my Mom...when she's not being pulled in 50 directions. And I know I can count on Kailey being here until she graduates high school. But I will still miss my KIZ KAT!
Kimmie has decided to move to St. George, UT. She just flew in last night from being there for her 2 week trial period and is packing up her stuff and leaving tomorrow. Kimmie is my one and only girlfriend! I am going to miss scrapbooking parties, shopping trips, errand runs, SassyPose plans, having a relief society partner, my personal chef, and deep talker. But that's the way life goes. I guess I really can't control everything.

In writing this post I came to reazlie that I can't be mad at you sisses...but I am furious with the States of TEXAS and UTAH for taking you from me. Love you both!