Friday, July 31, 2009

finally the finale

and i am super pleased.
i was a little worried about her taste in the beginning,
but she pulled through.

hopefully this reality t.v. couple can survive reality
cause, as we all know--love, it don't come easy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

it was his treat

so we went to the yozone again.
his choice was cheescake with strawberries.

mine was pineapple, coconut, mango
with sprinkles.

two very different tastes
for one married couple.
i think the saying is,
"opposites attract"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

my turn: 8 things

8 things i am looking forward to:

1. taking my last test EVER
2. edward and bella's steamy romance in new moon
3. a best friend's wedding
4. going to bed tonight
5. pina coladas in cancun
6. watching the finale of the bachelorette (STILL have not seen it. don't tell me anything!)
7. yoga on thursday
8. accepting my diploma. freakin finally.

8 things i did this weekend:

1. tried to understand shakespeare
2. lunched with a dear friend
3. got exciting news
4. held my nephew
5. made Danica's delicious saltine cracker chicken casserole (and it was a hit)
6. watched a movie that was lame but kept watching because i felt bad
7. stressed and sweated when i should have been resting
8. got even more exciting news

8 things i wish i could do:

1. be graduated already
2. live in my own place
3. sleep in everyday
4. change into shorts right now
5. make decisions
6. be in two places at once
7. say no
8. shop and not feel guilty

8 shows i watch:

1. sytycd
2. the bachelorette (my guilty pleasure)
3. wipe out
4. 24
5. scrubs
6. america's funniest home videos
7. what not to wear
8. friends re-runs

8 places i'd like to travel:

1. back in time
2. italy
3. jerusalem
4. a temple road trip
5. cincinnati, ohio
6. new york
7. paris
8. australia

8 things i am grateful for:

1. my hubby
2. the gospel
3. my fam
(the most important of course)
4. wintergreen mints
5. "sick" days
6. hand sanitizer
7. air conditioning
8. my mary kay hawaiian sunset lip gloss

8 people i tag:
1. ash
2. kelly
3. danica
4. rachel
5. becky
6. jaleah
7. mallory
8. callie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


our lovely swamp cooler has sprung leak.
when we turn it on, water leaks through the fire detector,
onto the night stand.
(that route surprises me. maybe it likes to be it's own leak)

needless to say, we opted to stay at my grandparents
rather than bear the heat in that small upstairs apartment.
(heat rises remember)

repair man should be coming...
hopefully soon or else we might have parts of soggy-ceiling in our bed.

picture found here

Saturday, July 25, 2009

it's called bocce ball

a taylor family favorite.

everyone was super serious about it.

especially me,

and jake.

my team won.
of course
with my ever consistent hand-eye coordination.
(actually, it was my ten year old brother who carried the whole team)
but i like to think i had a part in it.
needless to say it was a fun 24th.
it was a "ball"
(get it?!)
alright i'm done.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

alright all you new mommies out there

it's my sister's birthday
and i have NO IDEA what to get her.
she just had a baby,
so i don't want to give her baby gifts
(she had showers for that)

so what do i get a new mommy?
some of you have been there,
and that's why i'm asking.
what was something you got (or didn't get) after having a baby
that was the best idea ever?
(cause you know, i'm defending my title as best aunt/sister here)

picture found here

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

wish i could

be as funny as her.
i think i peed my pants a couple of times tonight.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

change of plans

so i'm a dork
(nothing new)
and double booked myself for august 1st.
the Chirp band party is now scheduled for august 7th.

so switch those calendars for the next weekend.
forgive me again for being a space cadette.

see you all then.
not august 1st :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

i'm expecting you all to be there

Chirp Band Party

when: friday, august 7th
time: 6:30pm- until all the bands are gone!
where: ashley's house
(please email me for the address)
who: all of you!

*remember to bring cash or check*
*to get the head band you want, get there early!*

and if you don't want to buy any,
just come to socialize.
we like to make new friends :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

can't belive it

only one more month till school starts.
sorry for bringing it up.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

you and i

spoon like no else.

i heard that in a song the other day and thought,
"how perfect."
cause it's true.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

it's what you've been waiting for...

chirp bands.

ashley and i's little suprise.
(which we are tickled pink about)

take a look!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

with my own hands

so sometimes i see things and i try to reduplicate them.
the next day.
i did NOT know what i was doing, but,
after some trail and error...

my mom's birthday gift turned out pretty good.

it holds all your necklaces.
and believe me,
she needed something to hold all those things.

and yes, that is cheetah ribbon.
love it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

we tried the yogurt

and fell in love with it.
we are new fans of yozone in provo.

funny how we are at a yogurt place
and don't even have pics of the yogurt.
just us.
ha! so vain

Friday, July 10, 2009

the stork came early

and brought me my new nephew,
(such an adorable name)

waiting outside the door.
the carpet was a great waiting room.

we were just so excited.
(or bored...)

and at 9:58 pm he was born.

he's a keeper.

with aunt bryton

with uncle jake
(hmmm...i like how he likes looks carrying a little one...)

jamie is probably going to shoot me for posting these pics,
but you gotta document the moment right?

and the whole thacker crew.

once again,
family is pretty awesome.
we are all thrilled to add one more to the gang.

congrats jamie and mike!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

just a little incentive

to get me through my LAST semester:
a trip to cancun that we booked today.
(after scrimping and saving for two years it better be cancun!)

alright. fine.
i guess i'll graduate.

photo found here

Monday, July 6, 2009

i won!

a free phot shoot with this darling photographer.
hooray i am so excited, i NEVER win ANYTHING.
jake is super excited too.
i can tell

Friday, July 3, 2009

project restoration

so we bought another jeep. (for the price of a couch i swear). it was cheap because the engine is out of commission. so jake, being the amazing man that he is, is taking the engine from the rolled jeep and putting it in the new jeep. amazing, i know.

taking out the engine...

doesn't that look like a transformer?
nope, it's just the engine and the transmision.
so huge.

our beloved jeep.
we only had for a few months.
thanks for a good run, and a good running engine.

and our new one! it's the EXACT same as the other one.
jake did soooooo good.
and he is doing the swap on his own.
and that saves a lot of mula.

we are also going to take the lift off the other jeep and put it on this one.
it's like we never even wrecked.
(which i would love to get out of my memory)
now we have to remove the engine from this one.
i will post pics.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

that's what he said

jake told me that my style is like sonya tayeh's.
his exact words were,
"if you weren't mormon, you would probably be her."

i think i could pull it off