Monday, February 7, 2011

Filling the void.

When you can't decide on one, just get two! Introducing the newest members of the Stewart family.... Cooper & Tilly!

I think it's safe to say that Rich and Di were getting a little lonely now that all the kids are gone...

Friday, January 14, 2011

If you don't like dogs, don't read on cause you'll probably think I'm crazy.

I love dogs. A LOT. I take a liking to most dogs. Friend's dogs, homeless dogs, stranger's dogs...But my dog was honestly the best dog ever. It has taken me this long to write anything because it honestly was like losing a sibling. We had to put Riley to sleep the week before Christmas and I would say that as a family, it was the hardest thing we've ever had to do. We had talked about this day for years, and most recently the last few months, but that didn't make it any easier. We used to joke that we may need family counseling when he dies and we honestly weren't too far from it!

The weird thing about a dog is that they truly become part of your family. I was 14 when we got Riley. That is half of my life! We look back at pictures of when he was a puppy and we were so young! It's hard to believe that we had him for that long, but at the same time, I can't remember not having him.

I think my mom said it best when she said that getting us that dog was the best thing may parents ever did because it teaches children a love that they never knew existed. He truly was a part of family and will truly be missed!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm in love...

with Brandon Flowers. Not only do I think he is brilliant, but he is easy on the eyes as well. And I can't help but think that a certain Aaron Davis may have copied some of Brandon's dance moves...For those of you who know Aaron, you know what I'm talking about...I am obsessed with this song and music video lately. The five minutes it takes to watch will not disappoint!

Friday, November 26, 2010

This is why my mom is cool.

So my mom was on the news last night...she ran in the Cottonwood Heights 5k yesterday and she told us that we needed to watch cause she was interviewed. Needless to say, I was appauled when she popped up on TV. I know it was cold outside but BLESS HER!

On a sidenote, we had to watch it about 10 times and I thought my dad was going to bust a blood vessel he was laughing so hard...

Hope everyone had a happy turkey day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Birthday Post!

We've had a few birthdays for a couple of AWESOME gals. Nothing says happy birthday like a big birthday bash! And, BOTH were monumental because BOTH turned the big 30! First was Haylie's in October. We were trying to figure out how we could surprise her and what better way than a good ol' kidnapping. We tried our hardest not to laugh but I'm pretty sure she knew who was taking her captive after about 30 seconds. And it's a good thing it was close to Halloween so we could get our masks on.

We made the trek from 7200 South to North Salt Lake in complete silence. Except for the Hilary Weeks she got to enjoy and the rap to B.O.B's Airplanes in a disguised voice by yours truly.

With all the girls, we like to do some sort of theme birthday cake and it only made sense to make an Owl for Haylie. Not only is this her signature jewelry piece, but it's also supposed to bring good luck!

The Culprits

The party planners!

Next we had Heather's bday in November. Coming up with a cake theme was hard and then we finally decided on something that only makes sense. Heather grew up playing volleyball on the beaches of Cali. She has naturally dark skin 365 days a year which I am completely envious of. In the summer, she gets sooo dark that she honestly could be another race. It only made sense to throw her a fiesta to celebrate her mexican heritage!

Happy Birthday girls!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

This year, we decided that we would rather do a big date night instead of party hopping! It was such a blast to be with all our friends and just hang out..
The Group, first the gals.

Now, the guys.

And a Halloween party would not be complete without the individuals!

Bless Matt's heart. When he asked if he needed to dress up and I told him that I already had his costume, I don't think he knew what he was saying yes to! We were supposed to be trolls, but the costume went awry and we were labeled as either crayons, game pieces, or the Grinch and Avatar.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wuff

The Gypsie and the Lumberjack

Toy Story!

Mrs. Potter and Lumiere

Care Bears!

Screech & Lisa

Zack & Kelly

Jessie & Slater

My personal favorite....Harry & Lloyd

The Bee & the Cowboy

Ricky & Lucy

And last but not least, the Twister Board!

We laughed until we cried and ate til our little heart's were content! Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lost from the fold

I have hung out with this fun group of girls for the last couple of years and it's about damn time that one of us got married!! Jessie(aka, Sleezy Speazy) got hitched a few weeks ago. We had an awesome bachelorette party up in PC, which sadly, I don't have any pictures from.

The sealing was beautiful and we love Aaron so we couldn't be happier for these two!

On our way down to bid them farewell...