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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I finally found a model!

My little sister Prezley!!
It was so great to hang out with Prez last week. So fun to know what is going on in her life with cheer, boys & school. She got asked to Prom while I was there by TWO boys! We got to go with her to try on dresses & I was so jealous. I miss being able to get all dolled up & wear a fancy dress. Can't wait till she gets older & married, I know we will be the best of friends!
So without further adieu here are some shots of my gorgeous little sister.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2nd Birthday

I finally found some energy to edit all my pictures from Utah & load em to the blog. Sunday while in Utah I got lucky enough to attend this little 2yr olds birthday! How sweet is his smile?
His mom made him the most adorable cookie monster cake because he loves everything sesame st.
This is him clapping after he blew out (spit out) his candles :)
I saw these cute sesame cake pops the week before on etsy & knew Atlas needed them for his birthday! At first we were concerned he wouldn't want to eat his tv friends, but it was actually the opposite! He wanted to take a bite out of each & then put them back. Below him eating big bird :)
We decided Tanner & Meggy look like siblings, agree?
He got plenty of clothes, shoes but mostly books.
Though he seemed mostly interested in his new drum set! He actually was SO good at it! Pretty much holding a beat & hitting the symbol right on cue. He is for sure going to be a famous drummer someday, even if his parents go deaf in the process :)
Even Hawkes could enjoy the ruckus with these sound proof head phones on.. Pretty sure it is the most adorable accessory a baby can have! :)
Meg got these cute sweatsuits for the boys to resemble the movie the royal tennenbams. I have never seen it, but enjoy twinner outfits all the same!
Atlas trying to make me feel bad he can still wear short shorts..
My moms attempt to get a picture of all the boys.
 These pictures were defiantly difficult to get..
Mainly because Atlas is such a sweetheart & would stop playing whenever Hawkes started crying. SO cute of him replacing Hawkes binkie in his mouth.

Happy Birthday Little buddy, we love you tons & can't wait to see you next!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Slumber Party

Saturday night was a blast. My cute cousin Elle kept texting me to see if I could come to her birthday party, she is so sweet! So since Jeremy didn't come with me I invited her over for a sleepover! I miss being a kid, sleep overs are the best! After Elle & I passed all of Super Mario Bro's 1st level, Elle suggested a blindfolded makeover..
What is that you ask? It basically looks something like this:

We put our pajamas on and built a fort of course. Which lead to a jumping, laughing photo op.
Jeremy will probably dispute this claim, but it was the most fun slumber party I have had in a long time! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Flash

Saturday morning I went in to Inkley's for a one on one to get more help on how to use my camera. I am trying to practice & learn everything I can before we go to Europe. I also came home with a new flash!!!
( It's funny how excited I get now for these sorts of adult "toys")
So sorry about all the pictures but I can't help it.
Meg & I hanging out with Prez while she got ready for the Sadie's dance.Prez looking cute.
 I miss HS dances, they were a good excuse to get dressed up & hang out in big groups.
My cute momma.
I designated Hawkes as my model. Here are my favorites..
Poor guy couldn't get away from me.. ha. Sorry buddy, hopefully you will thank me later.

Great Start

I arrived in Utah Friday, & it was a great start to a hopefully awesome week.
I got to go downtown SLC to check out Nick & Erin's latest art collection.
It was really cool, they had some really great pieces. My favorite was either the top right or the colorful horse one in the middle of the bottom right picture. I loved all the bright colors mixed with the more neutral pieces.
Hawkes was very pleased with his aunt & uncle.
It was a very happy night.
It was Atlas's 2nd birthday & he got a bunch of sesame st. books & stuff. (He LOVES sesame st especially the cookie monster.) He was very happy with his presents...
even though he had a melt down when other people were holding his stuff.. he is too cute!

The buildings surrounding the copper palate (where they were showing their art) were full of different art/graffiti. Such a fun background for pictures!

That night I got to play with Atlas & hang out with Landon, Meg, Jaxon, & Hawkes. Atlas is SO fun & full of energy. He was running all over the place with "Jackie." 
Such a fun night.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kat Von D & Me! @ the baja 250

There has been a lot of noise & rumble down here in San Felipe this last weekend because of the baja 250. It's fun to see the ranch so crowded & full of people & movement.
I have never really been into off roading vehicles, motorcycles, or even four wheelers so I wasn't that interested in joining the festivities.. But Jeremy is obsessed with the trophy trucks so he talked me into going. (also all of his friends bailed out so I was really his only option)
 I heard at the pool that Jesse James (Sandra Bullocks Ex, who is also the tv star & CEO of West Coast Choppers) was staying at a condo near ours & got really excited! Not to see him at all, but to see his fiance Kat Von D (famous tattoo artist on TLC's LA ink) 
I'm not sure why but I have always been a fan of Kat & frequently find myself watching her show, so I was thrilled at the idea of possibly seeing her at the race.

The night before we headed to the malecon for the pre race celebrations. It was fun playing pool on the 2nd floor of the rockadile & being able to look down at all the people thru binoculars. Well not for long.. Jeremy & I witnessed a huge beat down. It was really scary to watch this huge dude punching & kicking this smaller older guy. People started throwing beer on the guy till he finally stopped (it seemed like his friends had made a circle to keep others from stepping in) I had nightmares that night, I just really hate confrontation/fighting it makes me feel sick inside. The cops were out looking for him, but I don't know if they ever found him.
The next morning we woke up early & battled it thru the busy streets to see the start of the race. I was a little nervous from the incident the night before, but everything turned out awesome! I was on the lookout the whole time to see if I could spot Kat, & I was amazed that I spotted her on our way there while we were in the car! (I guess it's not that hard with all her tattoos) but I couldn't get my camera out in time to get a picture of her :(
We got special VIP passes so we could be right up next to the trucks which was pretty cool. It honestly was kind of neat to see all these vehicles up close, though I felt bad that everyone was freaking out when famous drivers like Robby Gordon drove by when I had no clue who he was? I brought my ipod (just in case I got bored) which came in handy since it was SO loud! So there we were in the thick of huge rumbling trucks & a massive crowd of people...
when something magical happened..
I spotted HER!
Yes Kat Von D was right across the street from me!
I don't know why, but I was REALLY star struck. I have seen famous people before & not really cared at all but for some reason I was in awe when I saw her in person.
I wanted a picture of her but I didn't want to bother her, & of course didn't dare to ask her..
So my awesome husband did me a solid and asked her if I could get a picture with her :)
And she said YES!!
Let me just tell you she was SO nice. She was super friendly & even told me thanks for the picture & to have a nice day! I was too in shock to really say much but I do think I blubbered thank you so much a couple times. :)
Well after that I was basically on cloud nine the rest of the day. 
We stayed the morning to watch all the trucks take off. The weather was so great, it felt like the 4th of July to me with everyone out & about.

Here is the famous Robby Gordon. He had a seriously massive crew with him with a semi truck helicopter & all!
Jeremy was so proud off this picture he took of the red bull truck taking off at the start line.
And here we have Jesse James. Unfortunately he put his mask on before we could get a good picture of his face, but I heard he is not very friendly anyways..
Here we have me taking a picture of Kat who is taking a picture of Jesse with her iphone :)
That was the last time I saw Kat.. After Jesse took off she probably went off in a helicopter to watch the rest of the race.
I did stalk her website when I got home & saw a link that she tweeted this pic below with the caption:
 "I miss you already. :( " @freejessejames
Just in case you weren't positive it really was Kat, so here is proof :)
Well I am now a big fan of the Baja 250, it was a really fun event. All those who bailed really missed out!