Harry Potter!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

this blog tends to consist of many count downs. I'm so sorry.  But after realizing that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I comes out in only 51 days I just had to blog about it.

Who else is a Harry Potter fanatic like I am?  I've started to read the 7th book again in preparation.  I think I will also host a HP party prior to the midnight showing of this film. 

And watch all the HP movies--one a day leading up to the premier.  Oh my word. I can't wait!!

I also found these pictures:  Enjoy.

Aaaaah!  Excitement overload.

See, they like each other in real life.

Me. Dressed as Harry Potter.  I know, it's hard to get Daniel R and I confused.  We look so much alike.

sisters, sisters

Saturday, September 25, 2010

sis·ter   /ˈsɪstər/ Show Spelled



1. a female offspring having both parents in common with another offspring; female sibling.

2. Also called half sister. a female offspring having only one parent in common with another offspring.

3. stepsister.

4. a female friend or protector regarded as a sister.

5. a thing regarded as feminine and associated as if by kinship with something else: The ships are sisters.

6. a female fellow member, as of a church.

7. a female member of a religious community that observes the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

8. British . a nurse in charge of a hospital ward; head nurse.

9. a fellow black woman.

10. a woman who supports, promotes, or participates in feminism.

11. Informal . a form of address used to a woman or girl, esp. jocularly or contemptuously: Listen, sister, you've had enough.


Well, those are Webster's definition of  sis-ter.
but since I've only got one, I thought these didn't really apply.  So I came up with my own.
1.  someone who shares my exact thoughs at even the most awkward of times
2. a silly thing often resulting in humorous memories and embarrassment
3. lovely, beautiful, being full of beauty
4.  an annoyance at times
5.  someone stealing out of some others closets without permission
6.  my best friend foreva
7.  someone who shares most my same interests
8. soulmate
9. a sealed deal
I love my sister dearly.  Sometimes I don't know where she came from, some distant planet I'm sure.  She loves Star Wars, cheese burritos, baskets (?) and anything country/homemade.  She loves crafting things lately.  She's very crafty.  She is probably my favorite person on earth even though we fight when she wears my clothes.  My new clothes, mind you. We won't get into that now...  I love that she and I can argue like we're 3 one second and the next minute be happy friendly siblings again. Love you, babygirl!

photos by j. taylor photography  she is amazing!

wowie wow wow!

Friday, September 24, 2010

sister and I did a photoshoot a few months ago via anna won a give away! 

we were like star struck little kids because we got to meet Jalene (pronounced Juh-lean)...I've been reading her cute blog for awhile.

Anyhow, the pictures are edited and posted on her photo blog!  Check them out!  My hair looks so short! ha!


Thank you Jalene! A million times thank you they look lovely!

In 7 Months

Friday, September 24, 2010

I will be traveling to Austria, Germany and Switzerland.  I found out officially today.  I'll be gone for only 2 weeks but I cannot wait!  It will be my first time overseas.  This is fairy tale land, people!  I will get to see the castle Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty castle was inspired after.  I'm stoked. If you would like to help me fund my trip (because you all love me and don't want me to stress about funding) I created a widget on the right hand side of this blog. :) How convenient, right?  It was my tour's website's idea.  Pretty great stuff!

Glee in Review: by your local Gleek.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


If you haven't caught the Glee bug, you probably don't love great music, attractive people and hilarious lines.  If you do love those things and haven't experienced Glee, I suggest you hop on this bandwagon immediately.  Especially because John Stamos will be joining the cast next Tuesday on the Britney Spears episode.

I. Can't. Wait.

Seriously, I am a closet Britney fan (not so secret anymore...).  And I have been counting down the weeks until Glee started!

I loved the new additions to the cast so far and am looking forward to next week.

Blond Jock boy?  aka Ape lips?  I love his voice.

And Filipino girl . Amazing voice. 

**Side note, Lea Salonga--the singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan is also from the Philliphines. LOVE her!

I was so sad for Artie.  He so desperately wants Tina back..

I was also upset with Rachel.  But she and Finn still love each other.  Can't wait to see more of those two together!  I still get giddy over that relationship!

What did you think of this season's start?  What are you excited for?

Do you love JS lke I do?! Oh man, I never thought I'd have a crush on someone 24 years older than me but I totally do.

what the world needs now

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I was asked what my favorite kind of music was recently. I truly do love every and all kinds of music, but I frequent artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Doris Day and one of my favorites Jo Stafford. Enjoy.

I also heard this song by Nikki and Rich. So refreshing to hear people are still in love with this oldies vibe like I am. Love it!

Vacation 2011

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Once upon a time I've got sky miles saved up.  Isn't that splendid?

Where in the world should I go?

I'm looking for someplace that's a hidden treasure. You know... A place where many don't usually think to go.  So.. This excludes:  Disneyland (or other Disney Parks), New York City (although I LOVE that place), Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles..You get the idea.

Somewhere in the United States is preferrable, but anywhere in the world is also an option!

If you know of any places, I'm taking all suggestions.  Also tell me WHY I should go if you'd like to take the time to tell me about places!  

There was a time when I had many girl-friends.  And we hung out all the time.  Most of them are now married.  Amilia is the most recent to leave the singles and join the married club.  I truly miss these gals.  I never see any of them anymore now that they're married.

Let us hold a moment of silence.

stupid bratty allergies

Monday, September 13, 2010

this week I've found myself sneezing nonstop.

I do not hold my sneezes in, either.

my sneezes are big and loud and obnoxious. 

after my most recent sneeze attack I remembered an instance where one of my gargantuan sneezes created quite an embarrassing moment.

I was walking past The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.

little to no people in sight.

one of my famous sneezes took over the Disney background music, and from inside a nearby shop I hear a man's deep voice yell, "Bless You!"

I didn't realize I was that loud.

I'm sure all of Adventureland heard my sickly obnoxious scream of a sneeze.

And of course Sister and Brother just had to laugh. 

And then I laughed.  And everything was okay.  And I seem to really like beginning sentences with and.

now I'm off to find some benadryl. 

lost in the city.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I drive to school in downtown SLC at least twice a week.  I rarely get lost.  I know my way.  I have a great sense of direction.


I was calling the mother to tell her about school and my plans for next semester (sad, I'm already thinking about next semester!  I'm not even a month into Fall yet...) and missed my turn onto 500 S. to get to the freeway.  Before I knew it I was on 9th south and in a part of town that was not well lit.. I felt uncomfortable and creeped out. 

Cue panic mode.

All I was thinking was "FIND THE FREEWAY NOW"  and nothing else mattered.

I turned right at 9th south heading West into a seemigly darker and creepier part of town.  Luckily I saw a traffic light ahead [traffic light=busy street=freeway] and decided to head toward that. Once onto the busy street I headed back north to find 500  S.. 

finally I saw the big blue sign pointing me toward the I-15. 

I turned right, then right again onto the freeway entrance.

This is when I noticed something peculiar.

I was on 400 S.... Not 500 S....

And I was entering the freeway in the CARPOOL lane.  BY MYSELF.

My heart started pounding.  I knew for sure that I would be pulled over and get in huge trouble.

Thankfully panic mode was turned on yet again and my lead foot stepped in to play.  I hurried and merged into regular traffic and drove carefully the rest of the way home, dodging any sight of a po-po (if there were any, who knows?), relieved I had found the freeway without being shot/kidnapped.  (My biggest fears in the city).

Next time I will try not to be so distracted and miss my turn.

That was quite the adventure, though, if I do say so myself.

Zombie Kid Likes Turtles

Sunday, September 12, 2010

flowers 101 part II

Sunday, September 12, 2010

in this bouquet: asiatic lilies, freesia, stock, and lisianthus.
top view :)

Autumn Air

Sunday, September 12, 2010

In the midst of all this hot summery weather there have been a handful of cool evenings I've enjoyed.  Reminds me that Fall is just around the river bend.

I love fall.  Everything about it.

  • Crisp cute-sweater Weather

  • Corn Mazes (not haunted preferably-- unless there is a charming young man to accompany me:)

  • Halloween.  Speaking of witch (ha) I'm going to need your help to determine who to be for this glorious holiday.

  • Changing of the Leaves.  Mm.  And crunching of the leaves while playing with the puppies outside.

  • Pumpkin Bread at Kneaders.  If you haven't tried it, you need to. It is celestial.  Truly.

  • Witchapalooza at Gardner Village.

  • Carving Pumpkins

  • Halloween Decorations

  • Scary Movies.  I've recently become a fan.  I used to absolutely hate every scary movie, but the more I watch the more ridiculous and funny they are to me.  Of course the scary movies I watch aren't extremely scary, but hey. 

Mmmm. Can't wait.  I've already posted about this.  Maybe this will make you realize how much I truly love it.

.just dance.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


just dance.

it's hilarous amounts of fun.

talked my parents into playing.

it was quite the treat.


if you


how coordinated

my dad is.  Ha. It was quite

the treat.  But seriously you should

check it out.  It's great to play with one other

person or with a plethora of people. 

either way it's the bomb dot

com.  And now I'm just

rambling because

I quite enjoy

this little


I made.


nothing to display

Sunday, September 12, 2010

whenever something happens worth blogging about I usually keep a note of it and save it in my drafts on my phone so I'm not sitting at the computer wasting time wondering what to blog about.  Apparently nothing exciting has happened this week because I had zero drafts saved on my phone.

Or maybe I accidentally deleted my texts in my sleep.  I do that sometimes.  I also text in my sleep sometimes.

I'll wake up with a text from someone and wonder what the heck they're talking about.. So I'll look at the text I sent to try to make some sense of it all and I will have sent it at 3am ish... Sleep texting.

From now on I think I may just shut off my phone before I go to sleep.  This means I'll have to buy an alarm clock.  Or two.  I usually don't hear my alarm on my phone.  It's a miracle I ever wake up.  Well, wake up on time.  I usually wake up with my natural alarm clock around 8:30. 

Are you an early bird or a night owl?  I used to think I was a night owl... But I feel like I accomplish so much more in my day when I go to bed early and wake up early.  I do enjoy the occasional late night.  But those of you of whom I've had sleepovers with know that I do not stay up well.

I was always the first to fall asleep.

Oh well.

How was that for nothing to blog about?
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