Wednesday, June 29, 2011

black & yellow

a friend of mine is moving to san antonio this week {i hate it when friends leave}.

she wanted to get some pictures of the city and invited me to come along.

it felt good to blow the dust off the old camera.

i love these bridges.

i park here

at my grocery store.
because i can.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

do you pin?

because if you don't, you really should.

pinterest is an online virtual pinboard where you can organize all sorts of lovely things by any category you'd like.

i am strangely addicted to this site.

i think it might still be by invitation only, so if you want an invite, leave me a comment and let me know.

and then come find me here.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

breakfast at tiffany's

our favorite cupcake shop in utah is mini cupcakes.  my thoughtful brother and sister-in-law sent me a mini cupcake cookbook for my birthday.  this weekend, i decided to recreate my favorite cupcake, breakfast at tiffany's {also known as the audrey}.  it did not disappoint.  if you like cupcakes, i strongly recommend this book.

Friday, June 10, 2011

baby shower #2

my good friend, helena, threw me a baby shower with some of the wives from Dental school.  it was seriously a blast.  she put in a lot of work to organize the decorations, food, games, etc.

some of the highlights:
  • she provided me with thank you cards and had everyone write their own name and address on the envelope.
  • she decorated her apartment with darling onesies, burp cloths, socks, diaper cakes, etc. as her gift to me.
  • i'm not usually a fan of games at showers, but hers were really fun.  she took everyone aside, one-by-one. with a piece of paper behind us, on the ground, we had to squat down & place one hand flat on the paper. we then had to trace our hand with the other hand, while facing the other direction.  later in the shower, she said something like 'i wrote down the phrases you guys said while tracing your hand and they are what were said by mccall/tannon the night the baby was conceived'. needless to say, it was pretty hilarious.
  • before opening presents, she passed out Bingo cards to everyone {besides me}.  she had them all write down specific things they thought i would receive.  as i opened my gifts, everyone would cross the item off of their card, if it was on there.  she had presents for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  i loved this part because it took a bit of pressure off of me, knowing that they weren't ONLY paying attention to me opening gifts {i don't love attention.  thanks, helena, i'm pretty sure that was strategically planned}.
i love my friends.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

twenty seven

i had a wonderful birthday this year.  i was so pleasantly surprised to receive so many text messages, emails, and cards from friends and family throughout the day.  i want to be more like that.

i woke up to a note from tannon.

walked downstairs to find this:

at work, my dad & mom-in-law sent me some gorgeous flowers {tannon's name was on the card, too, but i know him better than to have anything to do with buying me flowers}.

after work, tannon picked me up all showered and smelling of fresh cologne.  he took me to Olive Garden for dinner {we had a g/c which made it even better}.

after dinner, we stopped off at barnes & noble to look at the nook {okay, and purchase}.

i then walked into a home filled with freshly baked goods.  tannon had baked my favorite cupcakes.

it was a special day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

baby shower #1

two of my friends threw me my very first baby shower. there was a lot of time & energy spent to make this special for me.  i have some amazing friends whom i love dearly.

ate wonderful food.
chatted a lot.
played a funny game.
opened presents.

they also had everyone there write some 'tips' for the clueless soon-to-be-mom.  they even printed out my dad's advice and put it in the book.

i received lots of darling gifts.  every time i look at anything boy, i just get more excited to meet the little squirt.

here are some of my favorite gifts.  i have some talented friends.

i love elephants.  especially hand-made ones as cute as this.

isn't he cute?  love him.