Tuesday, August 31, 2010

day 13 of 30

day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently

"thanks anyway..."
{seriously, this is all it would say}

day 12 of 30

day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one

i have NO idea how i originally found out about blogger.
i guess i just started hearing about friends who had blogs
and i would bookmark them so i could keep up with them.
plus i just love looking at pictures!

why i have one...well i started our blog when it was just
steven and myself. it gave me a place to rant and rave
and to have a place where family could keep up with what we are doing.
there wasnt much on the blog until little miss evelynn came around!
now its just me being a mommy talking about my baby and life in general.
it gives me a little bit of "me time".


Sunday, August 29, 2010

day 9, 10, & 11 of 30 [3 for 1 day!]

ok, so i'm tardy. [sounds do elementary school!] anyway, i started back at work full time this week. which means evelynn goes to a sitter all day. so when i get home i don't want to do anything but hang out with her. so i've been waiting to blog after she goes to bed. but then i just want to hang out with steven. so...all this to same, I'M LATE! oh well...

here is back to the 30 days of me...

day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
one thing i am proud of is a close friend who wants to get closer to Jesus and see what life can be like when she lets Him into her heart. i'm so happy for her and can't wait to see what's in store for her and her family. i'm proud because she is making this decision for her and her family, despite what other family members may think. yay Jesus!

day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
there is no way i can narrow this down by specific songs. i think a majority of the time, no matter what kind of mood i'm in, i'll listen to worship songs. be it happy, sad, mad, whatever, i love listening to hillsong united. they definitely make me smile and love Jesus even more.

and sleepy time music is a whole other story! i love me some sigur ros and godspeed, you black emperor!

day 11- another picture of you and your friends

not this one again! :] i'll keep it short! Here is my original post of friends...
[me. sister. brother. warped tour 06 in salt lake city!]

[jenny b and i. we made a yummy dinner and then took it to church! i miss you jenny b.]
[michelle and i. aka: barbie & dora. halloween '08]

there you have it. three days for the price of one! enjoy sunday, cause tomorrow is a new week!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

day 8 of 30

day 8- short term goals for this month and why

well august is almost over. so i will make my short term goals to be through september...setting goals makes me nervous. i just think about the looming failure if i dont accomplish them. and goals dont seem to be like the alarm clock where i can keep pushing snooze and it be ok. i can put off goals if i set them...so lets see here.

one. begin couponing --> which leads to saving money
two. get back on the wii fit bandwagon
three. start doing my art journal again
four. drink lots more water
five. lose five pounds [honestly, this one scares me to actually write down]
six. really get a grasp on my organization

im sure there are so many more, but we'll stop!
im going to set an alarm on my phone and write an update on my goal progress.
what are some of your short term goals?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

day 7 of 30

day 7 - a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

in thinking about who or what has the biggest impact on me i think first of Jesus and the Bible. cliche as it may sound, it's the truth (in more ways than one). i was going to try and think of something else that has an impact on my life, but i'm going go stop there. sure there are people and things that impact my day to day life, but Jesus is by far the most important. my relationship with Him is what gives me the strength to get through this crazy life and what puts happiness in my heart when things are quite right (according to worldly standards). so this is where my impact starts and ends.


day 6 of 30 [a day late]

ok...so i'm not slacking,i promise! i was typing this blog out yesterday afternoon when all of a sudden all the electrical appliances in our house clicked off and the monitor went black...just as my picture was uploading. so yes, i am a day late, but with a good REASON not excuse!

without further ado...

day 6- favorite super hero and why

my favorite superhero(es) would have to be the incredibles. they're a family unit that sticks together. they're there for each other when they need it the most. and most of all...the mom is awesome! she is
the super mom! i wish i could stretch like her sometimes. either that or having a 3rd and 4th retractable arm!

Monday, August 23, 2010

day 5 of 30

day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to

ok...so i did it again and picked more than one picture. its so hard to choose from soooo many pictures!!! anyway. the top picture is when we were in california and we went to the farmers market in LA. this was the second time we had gone. i HEART this place!!!!

and the one below is also when we were in california. we actually made it to an angels game. i love going to baseball games. the noises, sights, and all the yummy treats. so my TOMS and i represented the angels!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

day 4 of 30

day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have

hmm... i have many habits. which one would i not want to have?? i guess if i had to pick one i'd go with my habit of not taking the top lid of the pile when getting a soda. and i don't take the second one, i've got to go a ways down in the pile to get one. so if i didn't do this, perhaps id save some time. and all those seconds saved would turn into hours id have back. :]
so there you have it!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

day 3 of 30

day 3- a picture of you and your friends

so today when i read the thing for today i knew it would take a minute. we have a few different circles of friends since we are from california and we now live in utah. so i couldn't just pick one, or even just a couple. so enjoy! and sorry if you didn't make it on here. send me a pic and ill edit the post and add you!

{my best friend. my husband. taken in '09 when we found out we were expecting evelynn}

{my good friend veronica. this was a good time at the orange blossom festival in so cal in '05}

{nic from berlin. we have been friends for quite some time & he actually made it out to california a couple times. this was in '04}

{this is kerra. i miss her! this was in '06 when she moved to washington. read her blog here}

{my girls-minus sheila. this was in san francisco after sheila's wedding in '08}

{all of us at sheila's wedding in '08. vanessa [bottom] was my roomie in college. sheila & ashley were our neighbors. i miss them all so much!}

{these are the awesome youth kids we love! the kids from CC bullhead city are in there too. this is summer camp '08}

{the lovely girls of the youth group. we took a few hours at summer camp to do a girls lunch. this was summer camp 2010}

{the young adults group here in st george - veritas. this was at our annual Christmas sweater party in '08}

Friday, August 20, 2010

day 2 of 30

day 2- the meaning behind you blog name

as of now, my blog name is cupcake mama. i picked this because i have an obsession with cupcakes and i'm evelynn's mama. so i combined the two loves.

but the URL is LivesForGod[dot]blogspot... which i originally picked because we, as a family, live our lives for Jesus. this being an important part of our lives, that's what i went with at the time.

short and sweet.
have a good weekend! happy friday!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

custom plug giveaway!

im so excited about this giveaway that the dainty squid is having! the giveaway is for a pair of custom plugs {check it out HERE}! not sure how many of you could actually benefit from this, but its worth checking out.


day 1 of 30

last night i found this 30 day challenge and decided i was going to do it. so here it goes...

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

[during our summer in cali. in july we went to the LA farmers market twice. this was one of the trips; and all was well cause i had my phone and soda!]

one. i LOVE to use change
two. i'm addicted to purses [what girl isn't and it's nothing you guys didn't know already]
three. i constantly go about my day thinking of short sentences to sum up what i am doing at the moment (FB status & twitter)
four. i love kissing evelynn's feet...at least until they're stinky
five. i've started doing an art journal and i LOVE it. i'm not very artsy, but it lets me feel that way for a minute
six. i've never done a cartwheel
seven. i love the high school musical movies
eight. i usually don't capitalize anything but words pertaining to God: Jesus, Lord, etc.
nine. i love to spell out numbers
ten. i never take the top lid when i'm getting a drink
eleven. when getting gas, i MUST stop on a number ending on zero or five; and will keep clicking until it happens [and i think of you aimee ever time i do!]
twelve. i deal better with children with disabilities than i do with "normal" people
thirteen. i've had the same routine in the shower for years
fourteen. i HATE driving behind the trucks that transport cars
fifteen. i LOVE Jesus with my whole heart, mind, and soul!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

thirty day challenge

again, another find on my blog adventure. i've seen people do these and never thought i could keep up with it. well...i've decided to do it. if i can't write a full on post, at least i can do a little something. i think this will be fun to do and look back on. i've only read through some of these and have decided to leave the rest as a surprise. if you'd like to join me, please do! leave a comment and let me know so i can follow along with you.

starting tomorrow i will begin this little journey. will you come along?

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind you blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something youre proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song

a God-send!!

so I was following links through different blogs (yes, evelynn is asleep and steven isn't here; so i go to blog land) and i came upon this beauty! it was as if time stopped and i was...i was sooo excited! like a giddy schoolgirl! what am i excited about you ask...

sounds weird i know, but this is what i have always wanted but never knew was possible. a place to put all those ticket stubs, pieces of paper, and random things that belong at the landfill but you don't have the heart to throw out. so now all these otherwise worthless things will have a pretty home besides a clear storage box in my closet! i'm so excited! i shall keep ya'll posted on its progress!


now i'm off to find my original trail on this blog adventure!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

in need of...

...a new name!
so id really like to give my blog a new name. i've had a few but none of them really set in with me. hmmm... sometimes i think of something and then i think its too "artsy" or something for my blog. any ideas out there???


ps...does anyone know if i change my URL, if that'll mess with ALL of you who have it bookmarked or anything? does it just change it for you, so you never miss a thing! :]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

the silence in being alone

i saw this video on a couple blogs ive been reading. really makes me want to do those things alone that we think are weird to do when youre alone...i really cant remember the last time i was really ALONE. perhaps something to try in the next couple of weeks...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

the time is coming

as of today i have been nursing evelynn for a year and 18 days. in the beginning, it was rough! but looking back at the whole thing it has been a wonderful experience. i'm happy i was able to make it a whole year! to be the one who nourishes her and provides for her. and holding her while she eats...i love when her little feet are tucked under my chin. i've loved kissing her little feet and smelling them. weird i know, but shes my baby!
so now that shes a year old and the school year is coming up, i've been thinking that now is the time to ween her. it makes me a little sad, but then happy to know we made it this far and shes a big girl now. so wish me luck and here's to hoping the mama hormones to don't come out too much on that last night!
ps...i just want to say how much i love these pictures! :]

Thursday, August 12, 2010

a few questions...

so i was browsing through some blogs today and i came upon these questions on one of them. i thought it would be fun to answer them and then challenge you [whoever reads this!] to copy them to your blog and answer them. what do you say?!?

1. When do you feel happiest // when i get to spend quality time with steven and evelynn; with all of us smiling, laughing, having a good time

2. How do you take care of yourself // i need to work on this one a little more... i used to get pedicures often, but i cant remember the last time i did that. if i sit and think about it, i guess i really dont have "me" time. i need to think about this one...

3. Are you internally (by yourself) or externally (by others) motivated // i would say im motivated both ways. i love coming up with stuff on my own and then i love being encouraged by others

4. What do you do for fun // hang out with friends. go to shows [when there are good ones in the george]. play just dance with youth kids. work on my art journal.

5. What intimidates you // "grown up" things in life...insurance, retirement, etc. & lots of people talking at the same time. i shut down and put my imaginary hoodie on. :]

6. What is something you're proud of // my family. my ability to work well with the kiddos at work.

7. Finish this sentence. I never _____________ // i never take the top lid when filling my soda cup at the fountain. i never dont have chap-stick on me.

8. Favorite vacation spot // for now its so cal... i want to see so much more!

9. Today is a(n) (rate from 1 - 10) // 8 - so awesome cause i got to spend it with evelynn but crappy cause im still working on cleaning up from being away from home for two months and wanting to really clean this place!

10. Finish this sentence. If you knew me really well you'd know____________ // youd know that the hood on my hoodies is my security blanket.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

home sweet home

happily and sadly we are back home in utah. we had a nice long 2-month stay in so cal. and with our long stay was a long hiatus from the blog. i miss my blog! but i dont feel like it much or remember to do it when im not on my own computer with all my pictures. so anyway...we are back and ill be getting caught up. lots to catch up on...life, evelynns first birthday party, and...food!!!! so heres to not procrastinating and wasting time!

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