Friday, October 17, 2008

"Jesus is NOT your friend"

So yesterday I pretty much had a Mommy Meltdown. I've really been trying to follow what Pres. Monson said...you know the talk...The one where he says ~Stop being so freakishly obsessive about your house, your work, your life and don't worry about picking up the toys and mopping the floor that you keep sticking to because the whole neighborhood helped themselves to an entire box of otter pops, the one about the piles of laundry and that little 2 year old that takes his diapers and clothes off at least 10 times a day and can't figure out what he wants and emotionally drains every last ounce of sanity out of you~ you know the one right???

So yesterday I was really trying to "Enjoy the Journey" I mean I was really REALLY trying. But by the end of the night one thing led to another and another and another and Mommy LOST IT! I yelled at Jack & Max for emptying ALL the bath water onto the bathroom floor and Jack just looked at me with this stern expression and yelled back......
"Jesus is NOT your FRIEND!"

Then since I'm 33 years old going on 5 years old I shouted back "Well he's not YOUR friend EITHER!!" (I know...I'm so mature huh?)

Then I started to cry :( boo whoo boo whoo ) really I was crying though... mostly because I knew I was jerk and Jack was right.

So today I'm going to TRY all over again, mostly because Jesus is one friend I can't afford to lose ;) And these boys are just too cute no matter how crazy they get.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Girls Weekend

A few weeks ago we had the BEST girls weekend with my sisters, mom, aunts & cousins at my Grandma and Grandpa's cabin. It was so much fun to hang out and just talk and talk and shop and shop and beatify our faces with lovely masks, laugh, watch chick flicks, eat good food and listen to all my Aunt Lee Lee's stories, play crazy music games and best of all learn the dance moves to THRILLER!! Unless you were there it's best you not watch the video since it might be a bit scarier than Michael Jackson's face.

My mom on the chair with a few of her cute sisters.

The Face Mask....it took years off our faces;) Wish it took pounds off my butt.

Chick Flick Time
The Silky PJ sisters

Em, Lyd & Steph listening intently to one of LeeLee's amazing stories!
Allen & Eliason sisters. I love these girls!!

Saturday some of us went shopping and some hit the BYU game.

I miss everyone already! Can't wait for next year.


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tooting my OWN hOrN





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Jennifer Eliason Photography


I stumbled on Jennifer Eliason's blog and found a photographer doing something really cool. Ms. Eliason is combining professional quality photography with scrapbook style layouts. The result is a really fun collection of pictures that show people really enjoying life.



Of course, this process of combining different art forms is the way that new art forms emerge.



Most photographers fall into the rut of imitating the styles that
they see in the photography magazines from the New York or San
Francisco. Combining Utah's love of scrapbooking with photography
creates a unique Salt Lake photography style.



Jennifer Eliason's main site uses flash animation with fun background music to show her vision of lifestyle and wedding photos. The Day in the Life page is a fun online photo production that celebrates everyday life.





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