Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Tyler's been looking an awful lot like Axl Rose lately... I wish I had a camera with me so I could show you an updated picture (this picture really doesn't do it justice). His hair is sooo long... kinda like a mullet. I think what really does it for the two of them is their blonde beards though. Too funny. Tyler said that he's Axl Rose for Halloween (not dressed up), so I said that I'm Heidi Klum... we also have an uncanny resemblance- ha.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

what goes around... goes around... goes around...

Comes all the way back around. Just ask Justin and Britney.
Just a little story I thought was so cool...
The other day I ran to New York burrito on my lunch break. It's fast food, but the kind that has a tip jar by the cash register. SOmetimes I throw in some money, sometimes not. Depends on how much cash I have etc. Well, the worker wasn't particularly cool, but there had been a big long line in front of me and no one had put anything in the jar, which I just thought wasn't right. I decided that I would throw them a bone even though New York burrito makes me mad because it is so expensive and doesn't even offer a punch card of some sort. What am I made of money? Well, I put in the change I got back, almost $2, and the girl doesn't even say thank you. She just watches me do it and then walks away. I was so mad as I walked back to my car. At least I gave you something, no one else did that much, how about a thanks? However as I climed into the driver's seat I decided that I had done my part, so it didn't matter if she was grateful or not. I had done a good deed. (Okay, in my mind it was a good deed).
Fast forward to later that day at work. I stayed a little late to laser this lady who couldn't get off work in time to be there before five. She was thanking me and telling me what a sweetheart I was for staying late, and as she left she took out three dollars and set them on my desk, telling me to go buy a coke. That totally made my day, not because of the money, but because no one gets tips where I work, and I had gotten one. I felt so proud of myself.
It wasn't until that night as I was brushing my teeth that I connected the two events (I'm slow, I know), and I couldn't believe that my tip had come back to me almost doubled.
Isn't life cool?
It reminded me of this poem we had up in one of the apartments I lived in on my mission. It basically said that it doesn't matter how people treat us, as long as we are treating them the way we should, because in the end it's not about us and them... it's about us and God.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

hair and the like

Okay, I am finally sitting my butt down to post about the wonderful hair filled weekend I had down in Utah. It was so fun meeting new people and seeing old friends. And of course there was diet coke and Del Taco a plenty! On a side note... del taco fish tacos are delicious, if you have the means, I highly reccomend picking one up. It was a bit of a party which I love, but a party that I was soooo tired at the end of. Tired but worth it. I love that I have a skill that coerces all the people I love to take the time to come see me! Here are some pictures that I ripped off of people's blogs (sorry!) to show some of the hotties that came for a visit...

Alysha, our very own little brooklyn bean

Mandee... doesn't she look like Vanessa from high school musical? holla

Lindzey- self portrait.

Lily. She's on the phone scheduling her next appointment with me. haha

daaaang... is that Trace? shoot... she's so hot.
(say that in Joe Dirt's voice)

Kennedy, Trace's daughter, also pictured above.... I don't know who the little boy is, I didn't cut his hair. but picture stealers can't be choosers.

Overall, it was a huge success and so much fun. A huge shout out to Kelly for being my assistant, hosting the festivities, and providing hours of entertainment.
If you weren't able to make an appointment this trip and you would like to, or if you did make one and would like another when I come back, you can email me at I'll be coming on November 16-17, the week before Thanksgiving. From here on out, I will be coming down every 6-8 weeks for appointments, so it will be a standing thing.
Also for a little hair inspiration, I am starting a hair blog [], as a sort of online resume/style book/inspiration for new hair ideas etc. So come check it out!
PS- dad do you recognize the blog name? you came up with it. haha

Sunday, October 14, 2007

would you like a puppy??

I have so much to update on, but I will limit this post to the much anticipated (mostly by grant) puppy pictures. They turned four weeks old on Friday, but are still so tiny! These were taken today on the front lawn, in the beautiful leaves and light of a perfect fall day. These probably don't do them justice, they are so yummy. I'll try to narrow it down, but there are a lot of good ones...

These next couple are for Grant and Cate... here they are- cubby and peanut. (I'm sorry, Cubby I like, but I can't change peanut into penny... it just doesn't fit)


check out those blue eyes on him. drago has blue eyes, and so do both the boys.

one more of him

little peanut... still the smallest

peanut playing with a leaf

one more of her

Tyra Banks sticking her tongue out for the camera

Louis stuck in a plant

Dottie playing with her Ninja (so cute)... what a fun, young mom!

After their photo/play session they were all shivering and tired, so Tyler tucked them into his sweatshirt and they promptly fell asleep.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I've been tagged

Sara tagged me which gave me an excuse to update my blog, so thanks Sara.
Here goes...

What was I doing 10 years ago...
sophmore year of high school-wow I'm old-playing tennis, because that was my fall sport. being cozy with my parents.

What was I doing 5 years ago...
I was in Rexburg on my third year of college. I had just started dating Tyler, which is funny because I came up here with the intention of preparing for my mission ONLY, not dating or being serious with anyone, and I met Tyler the first day. As the saying goes, the pathway to hell is filled with good intentions. Just kidding, Tyler's not hell... and I still made it on the mission.

What was I doing 1 year ago...
cosmetology school, cosmetology school, cosmetology school... day in and day out. I also had a very fun break of going to kenny's wedding in Tahoe with all my siblings. In fact that was pretty close to exactly a year ago. That was a real fun trip. I feel cozy even thinking about it.

What was I doing yesterday...
I worked at dermachic, ran errands, hung out with Tyler, Dottie, and the pups, and watched SNL the best of Jimmy Fallon, which incidentally is hilarious.

5 places I'd rather be...
1). cozy in my bed with Tyler and a funny show
2). cozy with Tyler laying on the beach of a tropical island
3). with my three sisters
4). with my five siblings
5). tahoe
6). one more... anywhere with a good book/magazine/movie/diet coke

5 treats/snacks that I love...
1). diet coke
2). tacos
3). IHOP
4). dutch apple pie with french vanilla ice cream
5). any sort of carb... especially those that are salty (well, just not sweet), so that they go well with diet coke
-I don't know if those all qualify as snacks... I think I'm hungry

What would I do with a million dollars...
Be debt free-including our house payment, go on lots of vacations (including paying for my whole fam to go somewhere together), get a car that doesn't blow blue smoke, shopping, treaties, and then invest the rest

5 favorite TV shows...
Of all time?
1). Arrested Development
2). Seinfeld
3). So you think you can dance
4). The Office / Flavor of Love
5). Saved By the Bell

5 people to tag...
shoot.. I don't know... Rachel R., Roberta, Gloria, Heather, Ashley Boice
that's the only people I can think of that read my blog.