Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Here, there, everywhere...

A few things that have been going on lately with us...
Ellie is sweeter and feistier than ever.  Man she's got spirit! She thinks everything is funny and cries so rarely that when she does, (like a normal baby) we almost don't know what to do.  She is a happy, happy girl.  So if you are feeling down because no one's been laughing at your jokes lately, come on over!  You are guaranteed a laugh or at the very least a BIG smile.  No one and nothing can cure a bad day like she can!

Tanner has returned!  My crazy, fun-loving, good-natured little bro has come home from serving 2 years in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.  He LOVED his mission and worked really hard to learn the spanish language (which he now speaks fluently) and share the gospel with everyone he met.  I had the pleasure of hearing his homecoming talk this past Sunday in Boise.  It blew me away! He talked about priorities and I was called to repentance. That's a good missionary!  I am soooo proud of him!  Also I am confused every monday because I still get on my email to write him a letter, forgetting that I can just give him a little ring on his rockin, new cell phone.  And I realized this past weekend that I turn into some kind of ghetto fabulous gangsta when we're together.  I can't stop myself from rapping every Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff song I know and I walk around yelling "what's up fool!"...he really knows how to bring out the real gem in me.  Hooray for righteous service and brothers! I heart them both.

 Finally, we have begun the complete makeover of our living room.  I figure that's probably the most heart stopping news you've read all day.  That's me.  Dropping news like it's hot.  But seriously, this place is gonna be so BOMB when we're done! I can't wait.  We've already made some significant changes that make a huge difference in the room, but "We've only just begunnnn".  If you happened to drop by I suppose I wouldn't be able to keep you from seeing this makeover in all it's glory, but we'd prefer you didn't since good things come to those who wait. I will say I am really excited to refurbish the antique table I found at a garage sale last weekend for a killer deal.  So if you wonder why I've been ignoring this homey, little, writing sanctuary lately, it's because I've become a slave to my home.  Gladly.

Okay one more thing...how could I forget this guy?
Sorry ladies..he belongs to me.  Who else would I quote Kid History 4 with?  And who else could appreciate me eating the millionth bowl of cereal since we got married like him? Basically I need him around.  He took the semester off from school and it's been lovely.  Like a breath of fresh air on an early summer morning.  Ahhhh.  And I should mention that when I got home Sunday night from a long, exhausting weekend I was greeted happily by some gorgeous flowers that now grace our flower pots outside and also a few in house surprises (makeover-esque...) that reminded me even MORE how much I love him.  He is da best.

Curious about Hawaii? No need to worry...you'll hear about it soon enough :) 

Until then just appreciate this oil painting of El to the hizzle!
I could just look at that face everyday for the rest of my life..


  1. hey girlfriend- cute blog- i love the new background. and just want you to know that you are a really good writer. xoxo.

  2. I am now following your lovely life! Seriously that's what your blog told me. ;) And check that out I DO have a picture!!I love reading blog updates from you!