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Friday, July 25, 2008

Ode to Atom!

This is a post all about my husband. Reason #456 on why I love Atom: He is still a kid. This makes sense since I love kids and anything to do with kids, so obviously I would marry a guy who still is a kid. Here a few stories to illustrate:

We desperately needed to go grocery shopping, so one morning we headed to the store. Atom was hungry and when he spotted a huge bag of popcorn (like the one below) he grabbed it, opened it and started to eat it, to my dismay. Who seriously can eat THAT much popcorn??! Right as we were going to check out, Atom declares that he "doesn't think he actually wants the popcorn...it just looked good at the time". I wish I could have documented how large this bag really was but...it was stolen with the car.

Adam also picked up a water rocket in the toy aisle. This is what he looked like later that evening.

The next story starts when Adam's office wins a trip to Dave and Buster's, which if you haven't been, is basically a grown up Chuck E Cheese. After winning a bunch of tickets (thanks to me hitting the jackpot TWICE on this one game), Atom went to redeem our tickets. (Now mind you, the rest of the guys donated their tickets to get baby Bria a huge Care Bear.) Adam decided to get a giant pen and a kazoo. He was highly disappointed when he didn't have enough to get me a kazoo too, so we could hum songs together. Luckily, Kristeen was nice enough to donate the rest of her tickets to him so we could get me a kazoo as well.

Lastly, my favorite story! One morning, I woke up at 7am and Adam wasn't in bed. I thought maybe he was in the bathroom, so I rolled back over until I woke up again at 7:20. When Adam still wasn't there, I began to wonder. He's not much of a morning person, so this was unusual. I go out into the living room, expecting to find him out there, thinking maybe he just couldn't sleep. But alas, no Atom! Next I looked in our spare bathroom. The door is closed and there aren't any lights on. I find this:

Adam has pulled the mattress in from the extra room and is asleep on the bathroom floor. Now at first I feel bad, thinking he was sick all night long and didn't want to wake me up. I ask him if he's okay and he tells me in a groggy voice "it's too bright in our room". He woke up extra early in the morning, and couldn't fall back asleep because it was apparently too bright for him. So in his delusional state, he grabbed the mattress and went into the darkest place he could find...the bathroom! I spent the next hour with my face against the bathroom cabinets! At least it wasn't the toilet...

I'm definitely looking forward to many many years with lots and lots of laughs!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Aspiring to Inspire

I created these two inspiration boards with a certain someone in mind (who shall remain nameless for the time being). The event will probably be in November. These were two color options she had thought of and what better way to decide between the two than viewing the ever so awesome inspiration boards. The top left dress in each of the boards will most likely be the bridesmaid dresses. I applaud all brides who give their friends a dress they can actually WEAR again! I love both of the boards but I am definitely drawn to one (and so is Adam) but we'll see which one she prefers!!

The first board would be the dark turquoise color and varying shades of deeper blue, a very deep red and cream. No white, to avoid the patriotic look. I think the bottom middle picture displays exactly what I envision the mood and feel to be. Very romantic.

The second board is the same dark turquoise, gray and a little bit of orange, inspired by my previous posting. I am loving gray these days, although it is nearly impossible to find any pictures, especially of weddings in gray.

This brings me to my next thought. I switch between spellings for the color grey/gray.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Updates and Side Notes

***UPDATED UPDATE*** We got fingerprinted this morning so they could compare prints. I don't think the officer had actually ever done this before, since this process took ONE hour to complete. We also had to pay $15 to "release the vehicle", which even the officer couldn't understand and then a whopping $305 to the tow company. I can't wait to turn in those receipts to the insurance agents. When our car was turned on for the first time, we heard the sweet sweet sounds of hard core gangster rap...VERY loud gangster rap, mind you. The criminal left us another gift...a CD. We proceeded to take the CD back to the police station for further finger print evidence.

*ON A SIDE NOTE* This is completely unrelated BUT in all the random wedding picture searching I've been doing lately online, I have discovered something. I refuse to look at any wedding photos if I think the bride's dress is ugly. Shallow maybe, but really, you can tell a lot about how the wedding will turn out just by her dress. And believe me when I say, I have seen some UGLY dresses.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Grand Theft Auto

Being a first hand observer, Brye felt I should describe the details that transpired on Friday. As I walked out of a home, the joy one usually feels as he leaves a sale was overcome by the shock one feels as he realizes his car just got stolen, (actually his wife’s car.) Yep, stolen. Glass all over the road, rock layin in the glass, stolen. Two of the neighbors saw it happen, but of course, no one called the cops or even yelled at the guy. One neighbor was nice enough to inform me of the exact time the break-in happened because she, “saw the guy smash my car window in just as her stories were ending.” Thanks grandma. This picture was taken by my tech right before another silent observer casually walked over, grabbed his rock, and lovingly placed it back in its designated spot in his yard. So I spent the rest of the day bumming rides from customers, haha. I actually was able to capitalize on my misfortune by sharing my sad story with customers and having them take me to their family members in the area. That got me 4 more sales, which is probably more money than the insurances companies would pay us anyway, (not that the Malibu/Classic isn’t an exquisite vehicle of luxury.) So there you have it, some brotha is pimpin' the hoods of St. Louis in his brand new previously owned Malibu with a missing drivers side window. Treat her wit love.

**UPDATE** We received a phone call late in the evening on Saturday, just as we were about to leave for dinner. Officer Buckley located the car 5 blocks west of where it was stolen. We are not exactly sure about the condition of the car, but it had been abandoned and the GPS and iPod were missing. However, the thief did leave his calling card, a plastic toy snake. We are going on Monday morning to be fingerprinted so they can run the perps prints and see how my darling Classic is doing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Need To Create...

I don't know what it is, if it's being school-less and job-less for the first time in years and years, or being married, or being in St. Louis, or what it is, but I feel the need to create things all the time. Now I left my sewing machine and my surger back in Provo and am really regretting it. I also don't have a car during the day so I can't go out and get stuff to create as often as I want. Which brings me to my new ridiculous hobby.

Inspiration boards. Now if you've never looked around at some of the big wedding blogs you have no idea what I'm talking about. I personally love some of the boards at StyleMePretty's site. Basically, the idea of the boards is for brides to gain inspiration not only for colors and ideas but also for the general feel of their wedding. This has become my morning fun. While Adam reads his book, I scour through pictures trying to find just what I'm looking for.

StyleMePretty recently had a contest to find a picture, any picture, and then use it for your inspiration for either the colors, the style or the overall feel. Then you were to gather images for a wedding that would help create what you were going for. Well unfortunately the contest was already in the voting process by the time I read about it, but I decided I really wanted to create one for fun anyway. As much stress as planning my wedding was, I loved it! And I guess this is me reliving that time and feeling like I'm creating something in my mind. To see more professional ones, you can click the link above. The picture I chose to inspire me is the picture of the oranges in the basket next to the gray cement. I thought these colors were pretty unique together and I wanted to add a little cream to them to soften them up a bit. Yep, this is my life these days...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Music Friends

So this video is mainly for my music friends, which basically in the blogging world means Stina, Morgan and Angie & Mark. Adam and I have been loving this song...and it won't get out of our heads. I thought I would post the video. If I were going to MusikFest, this would be my choice.

Artist: Neon Neon
Title: I Lust You