Friday, December 31, 2010

How to ruin a perfectly good day

Ingredients:

an outing with your husband

cold weather so you wear a jacket

the stores being HOT because of said cold factor

unzipping your jacket

running into an old high school friend

her hugging you, looking down at your stomach, and squealing with delight that you are pregnant.

LET SIT FOR ABOUT 15 SECONDS...AND CRY FOR AN HOUR.

thats right andrea. you are THAT fat.
:(

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dag nab it.

So i had a whole video to show you--what i spent my shoe money on.
but the video will. not. up. load.
dag. nab. it.
i will get it to work. eventually.
**side note**

went to the OBGYN today...my condition is worse. I now have cysts covering both ovaries. Which means that I'm not ovulating, which means i cant get pregnant. So he prescribed me medication to get me to ovulate...we'll see what happens! Trying to stay positive and not lose hope.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A picture-less Christmas

Jace and I are blessed to have family so close to us. I'm pretty sure we would die without them for very long (or you know be super sad and lonely)...our families are our best friends. The holidays are especially happy for Jace when his sister Jen and her hubs Ken come into town. Now, this makes things a little complicated. You see, the Wights and the Hunts have the same kind of traditions (and generally at the same time!) yikes. And neither of us is willing to say "we'll do off years. your family one year and yours the next..."--when both sets of families are 5 minutes away from each other! So we try to split things as best as we can. We end up going back and forth alot. Last year I think i stressed myself sick.


For Christmas Eve and Day last year I brought my camera along. It was my very first one with Jace's family and as a married person. But i got so super sick that i didnt use it. not ONCE. others took my camera and captured some moments...but i remember wishing i had more documentation. I vowed to do better the next Christmas.

and i'm true to my word. to others. apparently... to myself... not so much.

i COMPLETELY FORGOT my camera. altogether. as in---no documentation whatsoever! gah! blast!
and this year i didnt get sick! that in and of itself was a Christmas miracle.

This year was fun. We got up Christmas eve morning to have a "surprise" breakfast with Melanie! (my new SIL's bday is the 24th) and we gave her a peaches n cream barbie!...Jace then left to go to work at UPS....i went to the hunts to make breakfast for them (my fabulous french toast and bacon. mmm)
after that i went to my moms and helped bake cookies and make fudge. By 4 i was back over to the hunts to help with dinner and start the "crepe paper ball" tradition! (its a long story that i'll explain later). Dinner was pretty cool---we had a fondu-esk dinner. We had to leave early so we could make it to the Wights at 730. However, I did play my violin for the Hunts before we left (not alot...and probably not well. but they have never heard me play).
We went to my parents and had a nice program--music and stories and laughter. What more could you ask for?

We got up and were at the Hunts at 7. early. yikes. and there was quite the hawl for the little kids. geez, i dont know if i've seen that many toys in a toy store! Grandma and Grandpa Hunt and cousin Logan were here with them this year and that was fun.

Then we jetted to breakfast at my uncles, and then hung out at my moms waiting to open presents. WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE WATCHED "HE-MAN SHE-RA CHRISTMAS" that we found on VHS. and by that...i mean we totally did! it rocked.

Mine and Jaces present to each other was our new TV. We got it when we moved into our new apartment months ago. Our other TV would have taken up the ENTIRE living area, so we figured that we needed a new skinnier tv. and its beautiful.

Jace and I were blessed with "loot" as well. A fan from his parents for our living room (yay!), a cool t-shirt/purse from jeff and mindy that get us free popcorn (and a cup for a free drink) all year at harkens, a date night out to applebees from josh and jamie, the train game (ticket to ride), and home movies/pictures put on DVD from Jen and Ken. Oh-- and Jace got the new Halo game from his cousin so that he could play online with them.
My parents gave us a Wii! and Donkey Kong Country (i wanted so bad), an exercise ball, mickey's christmas carol on dvd, some kitchen stuff that was badly needed, a sweatshirt and work out pants for me, a new church shirt and socks and sleeping bag for jace, salt and pepper shakers from my dad, joe gave us itunes money!, jeff and melanie were awesome and gave us monopoly (in the cool vintage box) and UP! on DVD.
We also got "shoe-money" for some new shoes...and i kind of used mine on a surprise that i'll take pictures of for the next post. sorry mom!

We were also blessed with starting out 72 hour kits for each other. My mom gave me my pack a few years ago. Jace got one for his bday...and we havent done anything to it. So my mom started us out by getting jace his sleeping bag (i have one) and then getting us alot of H2O that we are supposed to have.


We are so blessed to be part of these families. We are so blessed to be a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ and be members of His church. We are blessed to have each other.
and even though this was a picture-less Christmas...it doesnt matter. It was awesome and thats all the documentation that i need.
:)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Preview






CAN YOU SAY AWESOME??
WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE REST.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh boy

Um yeah.

this is a text i just got, from a number i dont know.

"Yo max, could i pick up a gram from you?"

Yeah, sorry buddy. No Max here. Just Andrea, who is laughing her booty off because you asked her for weed. SO the wrong person to ask there. Merry Christmas pothead!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

On drugs much?

My brain is seriously on crack or something. My dream last night was beyond weird. Normally I have an idea of where something came from in my dream, from a movie or something said the day before…but this dream…I can NOT think of ANYTHING that would have spurred this dream on.

I don’t remember how we got there…but we were (my husband and I) in a dorm room and we were sharing it with my almost 16 little brother Joe and…Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Riley was all busted up—broken leg and arm and scratches on his face…and Joe was on the phone trying to get Megan Fox to be his girlfriend!

I Love Riley from Buffy (although I’ve never dreamed about him before), but I seriously dislike Megan Fox. She’s beautiful for sure, but she can’t act at all. I’m pretty sure where I got the whole brother trying to date her…someone asked him to Sadies last night. {question not related to my dream…why would a girl ask a guy to a dance 4 months early?? That’s just weird.}

So. My dream jumps to me beating Lady GaGa up… (I mean, I can see where that came in—her songs are super catchy but I can not stand her!) but the reason I was beating her up was because she stole all of her songs from Justin Beiber! And let me just tell you this…I despise the Beibs. I do. I’m sure the kid is okay, but his songs? The fact that he has a memoire? AND a box office movie about his life called NEVER SAY NEVER? AND his clothes/hair/shoes?? Drives me freaking batty. No joke. So why I was defending him….i have no clue.


Now my dream jumps again to me being all cool and telling the news that GAGA is a liar and retarded; and then she is trying to kill me for ruining her life…me running away and finding Hulk Hogan (in his wrestling outfit from my N64 wrestling game) there to protect me.

And then my phone rang and woke me up from my crazier than all crazy dreams.

I need to be analyzed.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Inception and me...

So I just watched Inception for the first time with my wonderful hubby. Now, a bit of background on me for you. I love what i call "disney movie" endings. I love the all happy endings where everybody is kissing and everything is blissful. I also love movies that I can just put on and not have to think about their meaning or whats behind them.

Lets face it. Sometimes by the end of the day i'm ready to turn my brain off for awhile. Anyone agree with me??

Well, J LOVED inception and asked me to buy it for him. So, being the awesome wife that i am, i did it. and watched it. and made J explain parts of it to me, because i was in the "wanting-to-turn-brain-off-and-not-being-able-to" mode. And I liked it. It isnt my "normal" type of movie but i'd watch it again fo' sho.

Now...because of inception my real life dreams have been all nutty. And yesterday i was discussing with J about taking my car and leaving it in fountain hills where he works.. out in a shopping center parking lot!

Enter Inception. I'm pretty sure that these two things combined freaked my poor brain out. I remember dreaming last night about someone breaking in and stealing all of our stuff... my wedding ring and my grandmothers diamond ring, our tv and even the tires on my car! What i dont remember is waking up in the middle of the night to put on my wedding ring and my grandmas ring. I woke up this morning and had both of them on. (I know for sure that i didnt have them on when i went to bed.)

Weird? yes. Coincidence?....maybe?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Field of Dreams


Do you ever feel like you have just totally hit rock bottom? Like...in life?

I feel that over the last month or so, J and I really hit rock bottom. In short, we were both jobless and everywhere (and i mean everywhere) we applied to rejected us. My father told me that my car was dying, and then we both got really sick! Ugh. Life.

Well...thankfully we were able to lean on each other, had the love of our families to buoy us up, and we turned to our wonderful and loving Heavenly Father for guidance. The temple is the best place for a pick me up, i tell you what. :) About a thousand times better than chocolate, a Pepsi, or a great chick flick.

J has found a seasonal job for now, and we are praying hard that it will turn into a full-time gig (which we were told today that could happen!). The benefits are beyond amazing and that means that we could start a family! We are so excited to be at that point in our lives...we are both a bit baby hungry. J told me tonight that he wants a little person in our home. :) Doesn't that just melt your heart a little bit??

I had another interview at a salon today...i'm hoping it works out. Its really close to my house, so J could use the car to get to work. They dont work on Sundays (which is why i didnt get the other job i interviewed for) and i'm familiar with their product line. So we are praying that that will also work out.

Now that I'm feeling better, i've tried to get our place decorated for Christmas! I had it pretty much done weeks ago, but my mom gave me a bunch of left over decorations from her house that i've been making my own here! I just keep adding bits here and there and J just looks at me like, "really....? another decoration?!"
But to be fair, none of my decorations are big (except for my tree) and i'm only decorating 2 rooms in the apartment...so it just seems like alot :)
I'm going to clean the apartment tomorrow and take some pictures so i can show you that we have the Christmas spirit!

I'm so mad at myself. I've redone alot of the decorations i've had and i forgot to take 'before' pictures. I only have after. Just take my word for it...it looked NOTHING like that before! okay? okay.

I also went over to my parents and helped decorate their house (inside and out). I wont take pictures of the inside, but i will post pictures of the outside. My parents neighbors joke that we are the griswalds. :)

Well, here is to hoping and praying things to work out. "If you build it they will come", right? ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I see the light!


I think that maybe, JUST maybe, there is a LIGHT at the end of this sickness tunnel. Its been a long and unpleasant journey (which i would have to venture all train rides might just be...but since i've never been on a train i cant say for SURE). Now that i'm feeling a bit better, i must turn my thoughts and actions into more important things other than medicine, and the wonderous invention called the Vicks Steam Vaporizer (that is totally more amazing than a regular humidifier because its hot, steamy medicine directed to your lungs. downside? it makes the whole house smell like vicks...). Now your thoughts and actions can go to how in the world are you going to clean your apartment...that you cant even see the floor of. IN. ANY. ROOM. fantastic. {insert sarcasm here}
But, yay to feeling better!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

S'not so bad....

SNOT.
"it s'not so bad" is ludicrous! SNOT is evil. Its evil when it gets all clogged up in your head, making you feel all cattywhompous. Its evil when its pouring down your face for no good reason at all. And its evil when its drip-drip-driping out of ONE nostril (the left one. apparently the right one is my gal pal and is too prissy to DARE drip).

In case you cant tell, i have been cursed with a head cold. Darn you cold weather (that i have been praying for because i was sick of melting in NOV) and the evil nasty virus bugs that come with you! ARG.

and yes. being sick turns me into a pirate.

I'm in the middle of some fun projects right now...an ornament wreath, a rosewood (or something like that) wreath and hanging ornaments from the ceiling making our apartment feel all merry and bright. LOVE IT. too bad i am now going to crawl back to the bedroom PAST all my wonderful projects to get all comfy cozey in my jammies and CRAWL back to snuggle in my lovesack with hot chocolate (nectar of the gods). Pictures to come!

over and out. i need a kleenex.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inspiration

My sister in law, Mindy, has TONS of wonderful ideas. I'm always in awe of her creativity. Well, she made up a list of 30 things she wants to do before shes...30. And that may or may not be next July. So it got me thinking...I have tons of stuff i want to accomplish, and if i had a goal like that (i think she gave herself a year) then i would actually be able to tackle a lot! Well, i still have a little while till i'm 30, so i decided to do 25 things to do before i'm 25. I'm giving myself a year and a half (since i'm almost at my 1/2 birthday). Let me tell you, it was harder to narrow it down to only 25 things! But, here is my list anyways :) Thanks for the idea Minds!

ANDREA'S 25 BEFORE 25

1. Readand FINISH Atlas Shrugged

2. Play in the rain with Jacetake pictures

3. Buy a house

4. Do a Super Secret Act of Kindness

5. Take a sisters trip with our moms

6. Have a baby

7. Join an orchestra--again

8. Ride a horse up at the cabin

9. Celebrate a "made up" holidaydressing up or decorating included!

10. Make at least 5 crafts I have always wanted to (ornament wreath, memo board, a space just for scrapbooking, make a little girls tu-tu, and refinish the dining table and chairs)

11. Enjoy an Arizona sunrise

12. Literally stop and smell the roses...appreciate their beauty!

13. Make my grandpas peach jam with my mom

14. Get into the BEST shape of my life

15. Have a steady client-tell for my hair business

16.Slalom Ski

17. Do something that Im scared to do

18. Buy a better camera and make sure to take pictures!

19. Catch upto date! on my scrapbooking

20. Start an annual Christmas party

21. Learn how to use my sewing machine!

22. Buy a new car

23. Plant a garden

24. Play in the snow

25.Take nieces and nephew(s) on a birthday date!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cockroach fiasco


Story numero uno was about the cockroack fiasco. its a funny one. and everyone gets a kick out of it.

I realize now that i have never written down how J proposed. It was very sweet and romantic. You see...i was in CA with my brother over my bday. I was coming home the day after. J and I dont talk on the phone well...not for long periods of time anyway. Our conversations on the phone at best were 10 min (we're lucky to make it to 3 min now lol). Well, he had been calling me every night and texting me saying how much he missed me and how he was counting down the hours till i got home. I had gotten sick and i was a bit more grumpy than i normally am. Because what i said next was just mean. I told him that he needed to get a hobby. face palm now if you will.

He called me and wanted to pick me up at the airport, but i was bringing back a lot of my brothers luggage so i told him that my family was going to get me. (little did i know that he was trying to get me alone) He is not easily put out though...he showed up at the airport with my parents and later took me to "get a frosty" ... in fountain hills! Long story short, he picked the spot by the lake earlier...took me to it, told me that he loved me and didnt want to spend another day without me and asked me to marry him (while our song was playing on his itouch). I laughed. yes. face palm again. i do every time i tell this story.
and then i said yes. and smootched him.

So. fast forward a year. We've been married for 8 months. and he decided that he wanted to recreate the night he proposed at the lake. What we didnt account for was that it had been a fairly wet summer...and cockroaches are drawn to water...
We arrived at "the spot" only to be hit with the most repugnant smell ever. seriously. a fish must have died and been rotting. gross!
so we moved. and then i saw a cockroach land on our blanket. ew. so i hit it away. and got up to move again. as we are doing this i had a hair come loose and work its way into my shirt. ladies, are you with me in HATING that feeling?!?
anyways i go to grab it only to discover that what i thought was a hair was in fact a cockroach escaping into my bosom!
i had jace flick it off, but it circled back and landed on my tricep! ARG!!! i couldnt handle it. i dropped EVERYTHING i was carrying.

Jace asked me to just move to another spot. We were super close to the parking lot at this point and we had the lights illuminating everything for us. Well it was windy and the wind kept catching our neds krazy sub bag and making me go batty. I finally was like, "dude. what is up with our bag? its like its alive!" poor choice of words andrea. Jace and i looked down only to see that it MOVED. without the aid of wind.
We both screamed. he threw the bag away. and i ran for my car.

Worst part? i still had half of my krazy sub in that bag! EPIC FAIL. arent you glad you arent me?!
The end.

Coming soon. The story of the invisible car...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

List of stories

So, I dont have the time right at the moment...but i'm hoping by tomorrow i can write out these stories for my online "journal" here. and who-boy. They are doosies. So for you to be anticipating these funny stories...here are the titles by which they shall be known as here on out.

#1. Cockroach fiasco.

#2. Invisible car.

#3. Green Hair and Ham, please.

That is all. for now.

Friday, November 5, 2010

6 day slimdown

Jace and I have gained some poundage since we've been married. "Relationship gut" as some would say. And we've decided to take action against that vile high number on our scale. Monday we started a 6 day slimdown. Its a modified version of Atkins...and its only recommended for 6 days to help jump start our dead battery metabolisms. The last time we did this, Jace lost 10 LBS and i only lost 3. Dang boys and how easy it is for them! This time I have lost 7 LBS in 5 days. One more to go! But its an improvment thats for sure! And now i'm making myself go to the gym as often as i can. I'm 3 for 3.

So heres to getting healthy and throwing out my relationship gut!

Monday, November 1, 2010

My "bibbity bobbity boo!"

1. Where did you meet?
First time- in the 7th grade at Kino
We re-met April of 2009

2. How long did you date before you got married?
We dated 6 months before we got married


3. How long have you been married?
Just over a year now!



4. What does he do that surprises you?
He can be pretty sensitive



5. What is your favorite feature of his?
His smile, oh ya and his HOT BOD:)



6. What is your favorite quality of his?
his willingness to serve and his love of family



7. Does he have a nickname for you?
babe or love



8. What is his favorite color?
green



9. What is his favorite food?
um...food.??



10. What is his favorite sport?
he likes to watch college basketball



11. When and where was your first kiss?
on our first date when he walked me to the door

and i do NOT kiss on the first date. no clue what happened there. lol



12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
just being silly, hanging out with other people, going to the temple



13. Do you have any children?
Not yet



14. Does he have a hidden talent?
um...he gives the best back tickles

OH! and he disappears! ask anyone...he'll be right next to you one minute and the next minute hes gone!!! its freaky!



15. How old is he?
23



16. Who said I love you first?
Jace at my mom and dads house



17. What's his favorite music?
Anything. he loves U2 and the Beatles



18. What do you admire most about him?
I love how kind he is to everyone, how outgoing he is, and most of all how much he loves Me.



19. Do you think he will read this?

Depends....If I tell him to he will, but he doesnt ever look at the blog.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

its HALLOWEEEEEEN time...

Remember that commercial for Disneyland like a year or two ago?? "Its HALLOWEEEEN time!!!" It annoyed me to death (just because it was on so much...not because i dont like or you know LOVE me some disneyland...WHICH I DO.)
Anyways. I keep saying that over and over and over and i'm pretty sure i'm as annoying to others as that commercial was to me.
but. dudes. ITS HALLOWEEN TIME!

J hasn't carved a pumpkin since he was like 10. And if ya'll know me...you know that carving a pumpkin is a solid Andrea tradition. We didn't last year and it just about killed me. Granted we had been married like 2 weeks...and were busy moving in. but I'm making excuses. Well. This year there wasn't any room for excuses. We bought our pumpkins on our anniversary at the awesomely awesome Superstition Ranch Market. I spotted mine right away. and i mean really...2 18 LBS pumpkins for $5.50...you cant beat it!

Due to unforeseen circumstances...pumpkin carving started at Midnight last night. i was in my jammies and special Halloween socks (tradition...I'm not one to buck the system!)

(ps. that are my home girl's legs next to me. we totally match)

This is my pumpkin before:
This is J's pumpkin before:
J getting super-di-duper excited to carve with me...


My pumpkin when finished:
My pumpkin close up:
(um and yeah. i know how freaking awesome it is) ;)

Our pumpkins together:

Jace's pumpkin close up:


We turned on a true Halloween classic: Hocus Pocus! to watch while carving and ending up staying awake till 130 to finish it!


and these are my favorite Halloween decorations EVAR!
I hung my manikin heads from school! might as well put them to good use right?!?
(my cousin Scott said that this MAY be the reason we haven't had friends over...)




I'll post pictures from our brother and sister's HALLOWEEN par-tay tonight as soon as i get them on to my computer. Jace and I are going to be a Roman and a Roman goddess (yeah i know i'm cheap. I had the costumes already from my Toga 22nd birthday...but whaddya gonna do when you are poor?!?)


AND IN OTHER NEWS BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE ALL SO ANXIOUS TO HEAR:

I PASSED MY BOARDS! I AM OFFICIALLY A COSMETOLOGIST! WOO-HOO!
Now i can go out and make some money!!! ( i checked the site 20 times yesterday and nothing was posted...and for whatever reason i checked before i went to bed last night (130 AM mind you!) and it was there!!! Its a good thing i passed, because i was so nervous i almost died taking that test!

HUNT, ANDREA
Cosmetologist
Active
06/15/2011



10/29/2010


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fo' shizzle






Hey all.
guess what??

i've been married to THIS man

for a whole year now :)

and my love for him has grown deeper and stronger than i thought was possible.
Jace works so hard for our family.
He listens to me whine.
He is concerned when i dont feel well.
He takes care of me when i'm sick (sort of :) )
He sings me pretty music.
He dances with me to NO music.
He is constantly trying to make me smile.
and telling really bad jokes to do it :)
He knows the way to get back on my good side is by back tickles and doing the dishes.
He supported me through the ridiculousness that IS beauty school.
He takes me into the temple with the look like he's doing it for the first time...every time.
and now he is seriously talking about starting a family with me.

I love him so so much. and am so excited to be married to him for all of eternity!







Thursday, October 21, 2010

I need some...FUN!

I've been realizing lately that Jace and i have been doing what alot of married couple do.

Sure...lovin' on each other (duh!)

but also, we have allowed ourselves to get in a RUT.

When i was in high school my dad used to say to me, "Andi, you are in a RUT!" and i would reply with, "I am not! I just dont like change."

I thought that was an appropriate answer!

Well...my life was full of crazy changes for awhile. Meeting Jace, a whirlwind romance, a new career path, a wedding, moving...all that jazz. and jace and i had FUN. my journal is full of hilarious adventures...and of course stories of how nothing goes quite as we plan. But that is our life and its hilarious to others. My brother Jeff kept saying that he'd just call me and ask how my weekend went if he needed a laugh. TRUE FACT!

Well...since i got down to the last few months of graduating i was super-di-duper stressed. And i allowed that to overshadow fun. In what world does this equation make sense??

STRESS>FUN


NOT MINE! Then of course we were stressed out with bills due...me graduated and now having to take my boards/finding a job...
ick.

(fun fact...i took my written part of boards today and PASSESD!)

And i was thinking back on all of the fun stuff that we used to do (or more like the funny stuff that would happen to us while we were together)
and i missed it. I want to just have fun. and laugh and be silly.

My husband probably thinks that the silly part of me died...but she is getting resurected today!

So, moral of this story?? GO HAVE FUN FOR ME!

and i'll join you
:)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Get thee hence!

"WEIGHT.
get thee hence!"

I'm going to share something extremely personal. and something that would embarrass me, but i know that anyone who does read this, loves me and wouldn't dream of making fun of me. right?? well if you do...just keep it to yourself.

I lost about 20 pounds before i got married. Stress and all that. Well, i kept it off until school got crazy busy. I started with putting 5 on and then we went on a cruise. I put on another 5. I was then diagnosed with Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome which apparently makes you gain weight REAL EASILY and makes losing weight RIDICULOUSLY HARD.

On top of all that, i started staying at school for 13 hours 3-4 times a week so i could get done faster. that means, a whole lot of not eating right and exercise?? yeah, that was a joke. I'd get home at 1030 or 11 PM. It just wasn't happening.

By the time i graduated school...(this is the embarrassing part...) i had not only put on the 10 lbs from before but i had then gained another 25lbs. Yes. that's right. 35 lbs since my wedding a year ago. I am so freaking depressed re-reading that. And i know that that is not going to help me lose weight. See, i want to feel good about my body again...and I'd like to look good in my own skin again. and if we get pregnant by doing that, then all the better!

So. I'm making a resolution today...to eat healthier and to try and work out in some way EVERY. DAY. also, I've decided to not try and lose a certain number by a certain time. with PCOS you can't do that. losing weight is going to be an accomplishment in and of itself. so I'll just say that by Christmas, i want to feel like I'm on my way to being a better me.

i need your help. all the "experts" say its about support. so for anyone out there who reads this, help me by sending me "reminders" or encouraging messages. i know that i can do it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2 pictures and 1 goal off of my "life list"

Okay ya'll.

This is THE picture to the last post. Please forgive the quality, it was taken with my camera phone.


I'm so excited!!! Its just perfect to hold some of my favorite decorations for the upcoming holidays! I CAN NOT wait for Christmas! Its the perfect little shelve for our Christmas stockings. :)
My heart is happy.

In other news:
Everyone has a "bucket list" right??
I have one. Its constantly growing and it definitely expands faster than i'm able to cross things off. I'll have to tell you about some of the items on my list (we'll reserve that for another post).
One of them though was to make a perfectly round pancake. Without something to make sure it stays in a perfect circle. and i believe i accomplished this last night!
you tell me.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Feelings...nothing more than feelings

Some times i look at all of my friends blogs...and see how crafty and talented they are and it makes me sad and mad at myself.

I dont take the time to think of putting together a "halloween tree"

or making dozens of adorable headbands

or baking cupcakes just because

or taking a zillion pictures and making art out of them

shoot, i'm so far behind in my scrapbooking i have piles of pictures waiting to even get looked through!

i havent sewed new pillow covers, or even put up all of the pictures in frames that i want to.

BUT

i did remember that i do other things well.
and as far as crafting...i did this little ditty the other day (picture to follow)
A make-shift shelve/fake mantle.

It was just the thing to spice up my wall and it is now the proud owner of my halloween/fall decorations! and at christmas it will be the perfect spot for our stockings.

Home depot wood...a little glossy spray paint...and a husband with a drill. AH. happiness.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Random

I'M BORED! oh my goodness. I never ever ever never thought that i'd miss going to school everyday! But it gave me a purpose. I am kinda getting tired of sitting on my toosh all day. There is a quote from a movie that goes something like this "Give me work, give me purpose."

So...Random thoughts for a post today.

1. I love crafting...but it can be dangerous! i totally burned my thumb and then took half of the tip off on accident. OUCH.

2. I need to seriously lose some weight. Time to get my sexy back on.

3. I decided to bleach my own hair today...don't know how it looks yet. Guess we'll see.

4. Bleaching your own hair is surprisingly harder than i thought it'd be.

5. I also decided that i was going to put my hair in rollers to have some hot body hair. Forgot how much Velcro rollers itch!

6. I'M MELTING! seriously. its so hot still. please weather man, give me some good news in the near future?!

7. My niece started preschool this week. Hope shes having fun and not reeking TOO much havoc :)

8. Ned's Crazy subs...get in my belly!

9. Know what else i want in my belly?? a baby.

10. Jace and i have almost been married a year! woo-hoo!!!

xoxoxo

Saturday, September 25, 2010

menial to spiritual checklist




Today was going to be my cleaning day. You know, since I've totally let it go and its SO messy! Yuck. I got our laundry all done yesterday. Today i was going to put it away and scrub till every surface in my house shined. What i didn't plan on was that i would accomplish none of that.

that's right. not one thing on my list got done.

you see, my mom called me with a favor this morning. to go pick up my big little brother from a friends house so she could go to the temple before it closed for 2 weeks. I didnt even think about asking to join, i was just happy to help by picking joe up. My mom called back not even 5 minutes later and said, "andrea...you need to come to the temple with me." The funny thing? I didnt even think about it. I jumped up, put on a skirt and was off. We met up with my brother and his wife at the temple. We were there for a few hours...and you know what? I realized how good that sweet beautiful place makes me feel. I then went back to my place to show my mom who hasnt been over since i started decorating it. Then she and I went to Women's conference. (That's a special hour and a half meeting designed to counsel and uplift women.) I haven't cried so much in so long. My eyes have been red and puffy all day. Then my mom and i participated in a humanitarian project, putting together hygiene kits for foster kids. Seriously, not even 10 minutes of my time, will help some little girl out a lot. I feel so fortunate to be able to do so. After that, i went out to dinner with my momma. We talked about some of the struggles that I'm going through and how i need to just have faith and that she is and will always be there for me.

it is now close to 9:30 PM. my list has nothing crossed off on it.

my house is still a ridiculous mess.

and guess what? I've never felt like I've had a more productive day.

thanks mom. i love you.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

yesterday was the day

So yesterday marked another new chapter in my ever changing life book. I finally graduated cosmetology school! Its been a hard year, a year with alot of illness, and sorrows. A year of happiness, and eternal bliss found. A year where i gained 4 new sisters and 3 new brothers. A year where i moved twice (which is more than i've moved in my entire life!). A year where i killed off two of my fish :( RIP kuzco and walker texas ranger. A year where i made some lasting friends. A year full of uncertainty and newness. A year of love for my husband and eternal partner and love for my family. A year where i finally found something that i'm good at and can do for the rest of my life. A year where i believed in myself and finished something that will benefit my family and others for the rest of my life. Its been amazing! and scary! and fulfilling! and aggravating! and now its over! (so to speak...)

Now i begin a new journey.

I found some pictures that are some of the most memorable moments from this past year (that i could find and FYI they are in a crazy order):

Rock n Roll Husband! (i went to a show right after we started dating)



Gracie. Right before we went on the cruise grace fell and split her chin resulting in the stitches you see.



My big brother Jeff Married Melanie! yay for another sister!


Wain bought a ploaris "toy". We all got to play with it, this is joes serious picture.


Jessie joined the Wight family...and is a food black hole. You probably can tell but that girl eats as much as i do.


This is Rachel's graduation. The 5 of us got to be friends in school...and this marked the time when we were all going to start graduating.



Jace turned 23! This was at his pool party. I dont have a picture of him that night on my computer.



Jace and i had our first Christmas together! We went to the temple to see the lights with friends Brian and Megan.



Us Hunts went on a cruise to Mexico. I was literally sick the whole time, until i got onto shore each stop. This is a picture of 4 of our siblings on a boat to Lovers Beach in Cabo.



Jeff needed a dental assistant for his boards in California. I went and for my bday he took me to Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. We had alot of fun together!



I had a "toga 22!" themed bday party...this is my best man and maid of honor. :)



This is a picture from the cruise as well...we shared a cabin with Jen and Ken. This is the night everyone went to get sushi...except Jen and I. So we goofed around in the cabin and it resulted in this picture. A comb mustache. Good look huh?



This was Christmas morning at the Wights. I was sick...and it was so early at the hunts that i didnt have my camera. This only got taken because Jeff was on top of things and i wasnt.


This is one of our favorite wedding pictures.



This is another one.



I started making special memory boards for people and i now have people ordering them! its awesome!



My best friend on her sisters wedding day! They had me do all of their hair. It was an honor and they all looked beautiful!


This is the bride Emily. She is so stunning! It was a gorgeous day and I'm so proud of my "little sister"!



I chopped all my hair off! (okay not all of it) i did cut 6" off ...and sadly now jace has asked me to grow it back out. I loved my a line though.


I started experimenting with lots of updos and ended up having people wait for days for me to get their updos done by me.


I also experimented with lots of funky color before i left. It was kind of fun and liberating.


(The back)


For my graduation yesterday i had Sammi Lewis do my hair and all manner of other services. When i was able to leave, My family, Jace, and Jace's family went to Applebees for a dinner celebration. :) The next few pictures are presents from the hunts. A subscription to hairstyle guide magazine!


A fun frame for my graduation certificate!


The COOLEST dustpan and broom!


These balloons were from Jeff and Melanie. They searched for a congrats balloon and all they could find was a great job and woo-hoo! Which i personally think is WAY better!


These flowers were from Melanie too. Shes so cute.



And my friend Tasha who graduated the week before me...stopped by and brought me this flowers. How sweet! I love them.

Okay everyone. The plan is to take my boards, get my license, find a job, and get prego. In that order :) If you ever want your hair done by me just message on here or give me a call. I'm doing it out of my home until i get a job at a salon. Loves to all!