Friday, September 30, 2011


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

bye bye mullet!

Ellie got her first hair cut today. I've never really understood all the hype about a toddler's 1st hair cut...until now. Maybe it's just because they just look so darn cute in the little seats with the capes and their curious/cautious faces staring into the mirror as their hair is being brushed. Cookie Cutters was a great place to go- Ellie was in a bad mood when we walked in, but they gave her a sucker, turned on some yo gabba gabba, and she was in heaven.

All of the little girl's seats were taken, so we put her on the motorcycle. (For you, Uncle Dan!) So here's Ellie getting her hair cut in style. :)

As you can tell by the look on her face, she was a tad unsure about the whole cape idea. But I think it grew on her.

Mommy & Ellie pic!

Dadda didn't want to miss out on all the fun, so he came for a little bit to experience the 1st hair cut with us. I tried to get him in the airplane chair to get himself a hair cut...but he wasn't up for it. ;)

No more mullet! Wahoo! And the lady even styled it all cute. I am surprised that Ellie let her do that, because she hardly lets me touch her hair!

cutie pie.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My weekend in pictures

This last weekend, Ryan's family invited me to go to Lake Powell with them! I had sooo much fun...and I already want to go back. It was so relaxing being away from phone service, makeup, school, and work. I loved every minute of it! Tube wars, cliff jumping, learning songs on the guitar in the motor home, attempting to wake board, and sleeping under the incredible stars. I could easily get used to that place;)

isn't Ryan a BABE? woo

my favorite girlies in the world! Noelle & Bella

It was Ben's weekend to have Ellie, so it was nice to get away and take a break from my favorite toddler in the world! But three days is too long without my baby.... I missed her so much! She is at such a fun age. So I thought I would slip in a couple pictures of my little lady...:) It was a fun trip, but i'm sure glad to be back with her!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday

Mason Jennings "Fighter Girl"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

skin care

So, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite skin care tips! I have never really done anything other than face wash and moisturizer, until a few weeks ago.
My lovely friend Weslie does esthetics right out of her home, and does anything from microdermabrasions, to chemical peels, to waxing. I have always wanted to try a chemical peel or micro, but they are usually super expensive! Fear not, my friends. Weslie has a chemical peel/micro combo for only $30!! That is such an amazing deal!!!...usually peels are around $60 and micros are around $100. ouch.

With that being said, I have had a couple of treatments in the past month, and already notice the biggest difference in my skin! It is so much softer and smoother and my skin seems to glow more. I am OBSESSED! So, if any of you want to try it out, Weslie is your woman.
Check out all of her services HERE.

Lastly, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite skin care products; Estee Lauder's "Idealist pore minimizing skin refinisher". You just put it on in the morning and at night after you wash your face, and before you put on your moisturizer. After just a week, I started noticing smaller pores and my skin looked more refined. I have been using it for just under a month now, combined with the peel/micro combo, and I couldn't be happier!

Get your own HERE!

Does anyone have any favorite skin care products or remedies? Please share!

Monday, September 19, 2011

My weekend in pictures

My weekend started out at the city library. I seriously don't know why we don't go here more often! Ellie LOVED it.

Blurry iPhone pic of Ryan and I on the Sundance moonlight lift ride-- (I really need to find my good camera....)

Most of the fam + Ryan and Janna, went to the Utah state fair! It was so much fun, and they had everything you could imagine there.
                                                       The kiddies loved the animals!
                                     Couldn't leave without taking Ellie Belly on a few rides

                                         Russ & Janna by the ginormous pumpkins!

                                       The cutest kid in the nephew Cody

                                              Finishing the day off right....with ice cream:)

                                        Is she not the cutest bear you've ever seen!?!?

                                                                   hahahah this one wins.