photo by Amber Belmonte
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Casey and I have nothing for Ginger.
And considering I'm now in my third trimester
I am feeling the pressure.
The lists of
recommend are endless.
But I know there is no way I need all this stuff.
So please... I would love your input.
What do I really need, and what can I live without.
And... What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you had your first newborn?
Friday, December 12, 2008
about these red boots I'd probably give a kidney for.
Why dont you just by them?!
you ask... tired of my whining.
Well the dilemma is...
no extra money to throw down on these fabulous boots.
However, I do have a substantial credit at Piperlime.com,
my favorite shoe site.
These are the infamous Vince Camuto Red boots; style: calder
The brick red is perfect, it's edgy but not too rocker chick.
Sorry I am wiping the drool off my computer.
These were on piperlime, in my price range in a size 8
ugh Im a 9 maybe an 8.5 but no dice on the 8.
There is a ever so slight possibility they may reappear if someone returns
one in my size.
I also saw Zappos just put them on sale,
but I dont have a credit there. tear.
They do have them in black, 8.5 only...
I love them but the idea of RED boots are really rockin my world right now.
Here's some Calving Klein's off Piperlime that I could get instead...
Yowza! the redness! but definitely a statement.
And here are some black Calvins, still stylish, but pretty "safe"
And there you go... my superficial conundrum.
Besides...Get a life Alexis.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
about my recent trip to Salt Lake.
I spent 5 whole days with these hot ladies
Amber and Whitney
It was incredible.
We met up with some other lovely Utah chicks
including Andrea who I havent seen For E Ver!
We drank bowls of soy chai.
The three of us made time for out laptops, like the nerds we are.
I stole Joe's Dr. Pepper.
Okay, 4 of them.
Amber has her large collection of shoes in separate containers
Taylor (Amber's adorable son) told me I should bake Casey a cake
since I was gone from home for so long.
He also said Ginger's middle name should be Bread.
Our favorite spot was Amber's HUGE bed in front of their HUGE flat screen.
In fact, we spent A lot of time there,
one night we sat on her bed and talked and giggled until we realized it was
2 am and her patient husband might want his bed and wife back.
We slept in until 11 am
Whitney and I watched in awe at Amber's mothering skills.
I was reminded at how eerily alike Amber and I are
and Amber and I tried to take tips from Whitney
on how to be "softer."
I made it through Ikea without "losing it"
Casey would be proud,
as much as I love that store, it brings out my crazy side.
Overall the trip was lovely, serene, therapeutic, hilarious, and exactly what I needed.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
“The older I get, the more romance I have with the desert that spawned me. It’s not just about the neon city, Elvis and Frank Sinatra – it’s the fact that being in Vegas excluded us from the ‘indie-ness’ of other places. I didn’t know that what we were doing might be considered uncool. If The Killers had been based in New York or Portland, we would’ve done things ironically… Like I said, I don’t understand why more people don’t wear sequins.”
- Sin City native Brandon Flowers, of The Killers, tells London's Metro
Monday, December 8, 2008
Much more fabulous in person
but you get the idea.
There you go,
the extent of our decorations.
Elton John would be proud...
Feathers and glitter.
Tonight at FHE
I had everyone write out their top 10 wishes
if they were in fact granted 10 wishes...
Later Casey showed me his list.
I had to share.
1. Peace on Earth
2. Good tidings
3. Money in large bags
4. House cleaner/ maid (live in)
6. 10 tailored suits
7. Custom Italian boots. (I guess he's over his vans)
8. 10 kids (what the ?!?!)
9. personal trainer
10. time to read
My favorite is #4, but I would add live in chef, masseuse and driver.
Even though the point of this lesson was to focus on the things
that would bring us eternal joy, not temporal happiness.
But still, a house cleaner/driver/masseuse and driver would be awesome.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Home by Marilynne Robinson
I have to post about it because it has now entered my top 5 books
which is a pretty high honor.
Im sure Marilynne will feel her life is complete.
It's about family
a wayward son
a religious father overwhelmed with guilt and questions
and a sister trying to make sense of it all.
For me a great book
challenges my ideas.
It makes me want to try harder at life
and my relationships with others.
It also lets me escape.
Thats why I love Paulo Coelho and C.S. Lewis.
And now, Marilynne Robinson.
EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We spent Thanksgiving at my mother and father in law's home this year.
It was just what thanksgiving should be...
Red and Green Everywhere
Wait, thats not right.
My mother in law decorated early for Christmas.
So I had to keep reminding myself we were celebrating Thanksgiving.
But there was
Tons of amazing food
And we were grateful.
So it was everything Thanksgiving should be.
Peggy is a wonderful hostess
and I always try to take notes on entertaining from her.
The Treese Boys
The Treese Girls