“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Wedding Wonderland...

This last weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of my best friends wedding.  The wedding took place in Bend, Oregon.  Since it was just going to be so much hassle to travel with the kids and we weren't sure what the roads would be like, I got to go all by myself and fly in.  Salt Lake has a direct flight to Redmond Oregon which is about 20 minutes from Bend.  It was a perfect solution.  I flew in Friday and it was go, go, go.   We got pedicures and manicures with the bride.  Then it was of for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.   After dinner the girls and the brides family went to the reception hall to get it all ready for tomorrow.  Now Melissa (the bride) is a REALLY organized person.  Everything was planned out, she had this huge binder that was all colored organized.   She put so much thought into the details, even buying soap and paper towels to put in the bathrooms to match her colors!  That being said it really was the most beautiful reception I have ever been to.  I'm so glad that I have a husband who is willing to let me go away for the weekend and have fun.  It was a much needed break and I enjoyed every minute.  Melissa and I have been best friends since we were kids, to be able to be a bridesmaid for her was a privilege.

                            Friends since high school, apparently there is a photo of all four of us on our high school graduation.
                                                     First dance.  I love this picture she looks so happy

                                          Another best friend, Jesi.  Both of us were bridesmaids.
                                            Melissa and I, right before the ceremony.
                                                 Reception room.
      Okay so Melissa's dad made this sign of all the ski hills they have skied on.  It always had how many miles they were from Bend.
                                                                    Cake and cupcake table.  Brides mom made it all.
Chargers for the plates.  Brides dad made all 175 of them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I've had a birthday shout HORAY!!!

Today I turned 26, wow! I can't believe that I'm 26, I still remember my 16th birthday like it was yesterday. I was telling my good friend when we were out walking this morning how I was feeling old. She then went on to tell me how someone in our subdivision just died one Saturday. This lady was diagnosed with cancer exactly one month ago, she was 23.  My friend (who's birthday is tomorrow) is excited to be getting older, because it is another year we have had on this earth.  I couldn't agree more!  I'm so glad that I have lived 26 years on this earth, hopefully I will have many more.  Happy Birthday to me!  Oh and being how it is Valentine's Day happy that to all the rest of you.  Or as my husband always says, what is Valentine's Day its just Sian's birthday, haha, love that guy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I have been wanting for awhile to sign Olivia up for a dance class.  I finally got around to doing it for the new year, and she LOVES it!  Every week she is so excited, she wishes that she could go more than just once a week.  The great thing about this class is that it does tap, ballet, and tumbling, so she gets a good variety.  Olivia is so funny though, usually the rest of the day she will wear her leotard and tights, she just loves them.