Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Katelyn and Sarah

My little nieces make for some of the cutest fairies I've ever seen. It makes me think that every little girl deserves a fairy costume for a stay of time. My siblings are avid users of Snapfish, and I absolutely love when they share these darling moments.

Lavender Lime 01

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
-Agatha Christie

Monday, August 27, 2007

Miss South Carolina 2007

I think I'm most embarrassed for her friends and family.

One YouTube user commented that they half expected this to turn out as a Snickers commercial showing,"Want out fast?", as the tag line in the end.

My favorite segment? "And I believe our education like such as South Africa and uh, the Iraq, everywhere such as, and I believe they should help our education over here." This isn't even a coherent thought. She just compared our poor education to South Africa (what?) and "the" Iraq and yet these countries should help the "U.S. Americans."

May God have mercy on her soul.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I've become addicted to a new hobby lately--card making. I find immense joy in finding deals on cute paper, embellishments, and ink. It's so fun. My kitchen table is strewn with a rainbow of card stock and a plethera of scissors, ribbons, eyelets, cut-outs, buttons, etc. etc. But one of the most fun things about it is the card club that I'm in. A girl in my married ward put together a little club where we meet together twice a month to make/exchange cards of a certain theme. This last month the theme was baby cards. One night we get together and make 8 identical cards, and another night we get together and trade cards with the other 7 girls. So you get to take home one of every card. I need to get Isaac to help me with our scanner so I can show off some of my creations, but for now, I'll just leave you with the link to my favorite supplies store--Pebbles in my Pocket and one of their cute samples.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Heath Ledger's got nothing on Isaac.

Isaac Taylor, you're my hero...

Isaac found out today that he is on the first string for kickoff this season! Go Isaac! Woo Wooooo!!

In my excitement, I tried to google his name, and found this link. Apparently a Cougar fan that has given him--and Chris Bolden--his own day. Interesting--since it has nothing to do with his birthday or a significance to his jersey number. (Jersey number = 31. This post was on 8/1. Hmm...)

Anyway, in celebration of my hunky husband's success, I decided to do a little stalking of my own. Here's a compilation (courtesy of Google) of what people have to say about him:

A three-year letterwinner at El Dorado High School ... earned first-team all-league honors as a running back ... named team offensive MVP ... named second-team all-league as a sophomore ... a three-year letterwinner in track ... transferred to BYU from Modesto Junior College.
{player bio on byucougars.com}

Others who will play during the spring include Isaac Taylor. “ The running back position will be one of our key strengths on offense," Mendenhall said. "We'll have depth, experience and talent at running back."
{"2006 Season Preview" by Kyle Chilton and Jeff Reynolds, BYU Athletic Communications}

I couldn't help but laugh (and agree) with this comment:
One thing that has struck me about the football players is when you meet many of them, you think, "Sure this guy has muscles, but he's pretty small for a football player, how can his body stand the punishment?" Guys that probably come to your mind are Brandon Howard and Isaac Taylor, etc. But that thought has also crossed my mind with Max Hall, McKay Jacobson, Corby Hodgkiss, Kellen Fowler, etc.
{posted on Cougarblue.com's "BYU Strongman and eco challenge forum" by user McGregor}

Quarterback Max Hall, who transferred from Arizona State, led a seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive. Hall was a perfect 7-for-7 for all 65 yards on the drive. Isaac Taylor scored when he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass. {KSL article on fall camp 2006}

So, we probably have one player running in the 4.3s. That’s great, but how many can run in the 4.4s? At best, two: Brandon Howard, and Dustin Gabriel. How many can run in the 4.5s? Again, just a few—perhaps David Tafuna, Kayle Buchanan, and Isaac Taylor. Out of this group, only one is an offensive player. {blog entitled Cougar Legion}

And last, but not least, one of the best articles ever written: Who is that Guy?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pure Bull

This last Saturday night while Isaac was at football, I visited my parents up in Alpine. We just hung out for a while and had dinner, and then we went to the Alpine Days' Pure Bull Rodeo. It was so fun! I hadn't been to a "rodeo" since I was little so it was kind of exciting. None of the riders were very good, and I've never seen my dad laugh so hard as when one guy was launched from the bull and landed straight on his rear. It was funny. Out of 30 riders, they wanted to get the top-8 riders in the finals. The problem is that only 2 out of 30 were able to hold on for the 8-second minimum qualification. It was still fun though.

Friday, August 10, 2007

So that's how they do it...

I love this video! It makes me feel better about myself...


Thursday, August 9, 2007

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

Austen Heroine

You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are impulsive, romantic, impatient, and perhaps a little to vocal in your honesty. You enjoy romantic poetry and novels, and play the pianoforte beautifully. To boot, your singing voice is captivating. You feel deeply, and love passionately.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Harry Who?

So ever since the first Harry Potter book came out like 8 years ago, I have been so against reading the books. I didn't want to give in to a book that was consuming the lusts of millions of Americans. I think I've been a little mad at JK Rowlings and the readers for being in engaged so fully in a book that doesn't seem to have any merit. If JK Rowlings ever met me I wouldn't want her to have the satisfaction of knowing that I read her meaningless series. All it is is a good story. It's like "The DaVinci Code"--not well written, but an engaging story. That bothers me. If you are going to be a famous author you should be a good writer, not just a good story teller. Ugh. Irks me. And it was easy for her to write the story because she could make everything up--it's a fantasy book so you don't have to have plausible solutions, just magic. Anyway, I envy your billion dollars, JK. Round of applause. I must be weird though because it's only now after the whole thing is over that I have an inkling to read the series. Now that there isn't so much hype. I'm number 6 on the waiting list at the Provo public library for book one. Ugh.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

This One's Cute Too

Real Pound Puppies

When I was in elementary school, my mom bought me pretty much the coolest stuffed animal ever--a Pound Puppy. It had a strip of Velcro that held it's belly together and when you opened the belly there were several puppies to surprise you every time. Now, instead of a Pound Puppy, I really want a teacup chichuahua like this one. Except this one is mixed with a weiner dog. I love the ears!!