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Thursday, August 21, 2008

My 100th Blog Post

This just so happens to be my 100th post as a blogger. Yeah for me. I have been wondering what my 100th post would be about. I'm so happy that my 100th post is about something I LOVE!!!! So if you didn't know already, I'm so excited to announce that the new Bachelor will be..... Jason Mesnick, the castoff from last season. Girls, I know you must be so excited!!! I want to have lots of Bachelor parties come January!!!! Let's for sure play the rose ceremony game online. It will be like our version of fantasy football!!! If you aren't a Bachelor fan then I encourage you to give it a try this season. It will totally be worth it!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Yeah, I Was Hoping to Be Emma

I do love Jane Austen and one of my favorite characters of hers is Emma Woodhouse!!! I actually have never read any of her books (gasp) but do love the movies and have seen them countless times. Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice are my favorites.

On our plane ride to Italy I watched Becoming Jane Austen and The Jane Austen Book Club which were very cute. I figured I would take advantage of watching two movies that Joe would probably never watch with me:)

I am Emma Woodhouse!

Take the Quiz here!

You are Emma Woodhouse of Emma! You like being the queen of your social circle (small and provincial as it may be), and feel it's your duty to help those less influential than you. You often meddle in the affairs of others, though you do it with a pure heart. You are often deluded in your flights of fancy, but your good intentions and creative spirit make you someone anyone could like.

So take this quiz and tell me which character you are!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sorella Fashions

I love jewelry and I am always looking for something unique that stands out, something that speaks to me, if you will. Actually now that I think about it accessorizing should be a sport in the fashion Olympics.... if they had such a thing. So I wanted to let you all know about a great new website that showcases custom made jewelry. I added a link on my sidebar but wanted to post about it too so you know to go check it out. My cousin's cute wife Jenn is the master behind these designs and has been perfecting her craft for over 4 years now. Her line is called Sorella which means sister in Italian.

Some of my favorites are....
The Lucy the little flower bead to accent the goldThe Amanda the layered look

And The the wood beads!!!

So please, take a look at her site and the next time you are looking for a unique gift or simply want to treat yourself then think of Sorella!!

Here is a blurb from her site

Designed with the fashion-forward in mind, Sorella Jewelry can add a sparkle to everyday casual wear, a fun flair for a girl’s night out and a touch of sophistication to complete just about any look in your wardrobe. With various styles, lengths and colors to choose from, Sorella suits the young and trendy to the bold and classic, making it great for gift giving or adding to your own collection.

Handmade jewelry made from a variety of materials for any occasion. Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, gemstones, shell, wood, Czech glass bead, acrylic, even vintage inspired.

Have a specific style in mind? The couture line caters to your unique fashion needs with custom orders available for all lines of jewelry, including the Bridal line (coming soon) which is designed to dress you and your bridal party for that special day. Find what you want, and get ready to flaunt with Sorella fashions by Jenn.

Ciao Bella's!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Color Am I?

I was hoping to be pink but this works too

you are lavender

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz
Does this sound like me??

Husbands Say the Darndest Things

Usually people write posts on their blog about the cute and witty things their kids say. Well I obviously don't have kids but I do have a husband and he is actually quite funny!!

Let me preface this story by saying that Joe usually goes to sleep before me. I like to stay up and reach, catch up on tivo, blog, etc. Joe would prefer that I go to sleep at the same time he does, but that is a whole other story. But when we go to bed at different times I of course don't want to wake him up so I tip toe as quietly as possible when I come to bed.

Please read below for a hilarious (at least to me) exchange we had the other night.
{Enter Melissa into her dark bedroom....Joe is peacefully asleep}

Joe: "Who's there?"

Melissa: "Melissa"

Joe: "Who??"

Melissa: {a little louder} "It's Melissa"

Joe: "Who?????"
Melissa: {much louder and enunciated} "MUH LISS UH"

Joe: "My wife?"

Melissa: "Yes hon, your wife"

Joe: "What's the password?"

Melissa: "akakfja;klfj" {I can't tell you the password but I did say it and he finally accepted it and went back to sleep}

So I forgot to tell Joe about this incident but a couple days later I relayed the story to him and he of course cracked up. He said he remembered that but thought it was a dream.

So honestly I have never needed to use our password to identify myself but I guess it came in handy that I had one!! Who knows what would have happened if I didn't say the right word:) Anyone else out there have a code or password they use with their spouse?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Do you ever get bored as you are surfing the net? You are up to date on all your blogging friends, you've read all the celebrity gossip and you just don't know what to do. Well here is a solution to your boredom. I just found this fun website that arranges words on a page. You have the ability to change the font, the color scheme and the direction of the words to spice it up. Doesn't sound very fun you say??? Try it, you'll love it. This is my first attempt but don't be surprised if you see more from me in the future:) I guess depending on my level of boredom will determine how many wordles I create.

The image below was created from the words on my blog!!

Here is a Twilight wordle. I probably could've come up with more words to make it look cooler but you get the idea.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Riding Diiiirty

Here are some more pics from our weekend at the cabin!

Not the most flattering picture of me but one that shows how hard core I am in my Fox gear!! This was taken after a ride through the forest on my RZR. I don't typically like to get dirty but if I can wear pink then I am up for the challenge.

Here is a great picture of the guys before their paintball adventure. From left to Right-Sterling Pratt, Justin Bighorn, Chris Purcell, Joe Vega, Seth Bighorn, Dave Hansen. As you can see they all have a love of camouflage apparel.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Saga Ends...

The 4th and final book in the Twilight Saga came out Saturday, August 2nd. I was so excited to get it to find out if Bella actually turns into a vampire....don't worry I won't ruin it for those who haven't read it yet:)

I am curious to know what you all thought of the book??? I liked it, despite its predictability. It was all a little too perfect though. My opinion is the author tried really hard to please everyone (Edward vs. Jacob lovers). I personally am an Edward fan if you didn't know already:)

I did enjoy the book though and would love to hear your comments!! Someday I would like to read the series again from start to finish because there is so much you forget. I have said the same thing about Harry Potter but never attempted the feat. There are so many other good books out there that I have never been much of a re-reader

Lucky Dog

Here are some cute pics of Maddox when he got to ride the RZR with Joe last weekend:)

He is such a sporty little guy. Fiona is more of a delicate flower and would probably puke her guts up if she went off-roading:) She does well on the boat but on curvy roads she can't keep anything down.

We took a trip up to Mormon Lake last weekend to get out of the heat!!!! This is a small little town by Flagstaff. It is so beautiful!!! If you have never been to AZ you would be surprised that places like this exist!Our friend's grandparents have a cabin up there that we stayed in. It is small and quaint but a welcomed relief from the hustle and bustle of the city. But relaxation wasn't the only reason we went. About a month ago Joe, my brother Chris, and some friends made this same trip to the cain to ride quads and paint ball. Sounds harmless enough but on one of their quad rides they actually got pulled over and were issued $1200 worth of tickets...each!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I didn't forget a decimal point....over a thousand dollars in traffic violations per person. Long story short they were riding quads on the street that weren't street legal. To make matters worse some of the bikes weren't registered nor did they have insurance. So they went to court to fight the tickets. They didn't get out of them all together but luckily their fines were greatly reduced:) PHEW!