Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Yay for being 24!! It was a fun day compete with brownies, ice cream, candles, pizza and American Idol! My 23rd year was a good year! Here it is in review:

On my 23rd birthday, my mom and I were in New York City for a tradeshow! We had so much fun seeing as much as we could in the few days that we were there! Some highlights: Surtex and the National Stationery Show, my birthday dinner at Chocolate By The Bald Man (chocolate restaurant!), conquering the subway system, going to a taping of Good Morning America, Mamma Mia!, shopping, good food and good friends!

June/July: Moved to Utah, started a new job, went on a road trip with Erin and Spencer to Rexburg for 4th of July, took Erin and Spencer's engagement pictures!

August: Katie and Joe's wedding!

September: Erin's wedding!

October: Road trip with Katie and Joe down to New Mexico for our cousin's wedding!

Oh...and a crazy Halloween! We dressed up at work and then later, Jac and I went to Salt Lake with some friends! Fun night!

November: Thanksgiving with the Otis pilgrims!

December: Christmas at home! Highlights: Christmas pajamas, Dad's crazy karaoke night, seeing WICKED as a family!

January: Moved into new apartment in Provo! (Sorry, no pics!)
February: CHA in Anaheim! Highlights: beautiful weather, meeting up with Channy and Leslie at Downtown Disney, seeing Natalie at the show!

March: Designer get-together with friends from school! Four of us girls are designers at scrapbook!!

April: General Conference! We sustained a new First Presidency...what a beautiful experience!

May: Mom came for a visit, had a quick trip to DC, I turned 24, and David Cook won American Idol!!! I got an early birthday present while mom was here: a shiny new red bike! As soon as the weather figures out that it's summer, I'll be riding my bike to work! My roommate Andrea and I have gone for a few fun rides around town and up to Bridal Veil Falls! On my birthday, we had a birthday party at work complete with brownies, vanilla ice cream and homemade hot fudge! So good! Later, we had pizza, watched American Idol and got some Sub Zero ice cream! Fun birthday!

What a good year! Here's to another good one! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

*Oldify* Your Photos!

I came across this sweet little website the other "oldifies" your photos! The site is in Japanese-making it nearly impossible to understand what exactly you're doing!-but all you have to do is upload a photo, press the blue button, wait a few seconds and then it'll turn your photo into a low-res image that looks like it's 100 years old! I've been playing around on it for the last hour trying different pictures! Click HERE to check it out!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Playing Catchup!

It's been a busy two weeks! Mom got into town on the 30th and things were busy the whole time she was here! Last Monday we met up for dinner with two of Mom's cousins, Ann and Janice. It was fun meeting extended family and putting faces with names!

Between picking up and dropping mom and friends off at the airport, I think I've made six trips to the airport in the last week and a half! On Wednesday, I went to DC for a quick trip for work and quickly figured out how the Metro works over there! I was hoping to meet up with Katie for dinner, but rush hour lasts a *little* longer than an hour in DC! Oh well!

My cousins have been packing their house up to move, so on Saturday, I took their twins to Bridal Veil Falls for a picnic to get them out of the house! I pass by this cute old farm house to get to their house...I love it!

The twins and I had fun throwing rocks into the river and having a little picnic! There's never a dull moment when the twins are around! It's so fun watching them play together!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mom's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!! This pic is from our trip that we took to New York City last May...such a fun trip!

Mom was here in town this last week for Women's Conference at BYU, and while she was here, we set up a new blog for her and Sarah! Click HERE to check it out!

Love you, Mom!

oh, and ps...Ask her what T.G.I.F. means the next time you see her. She'll start laughing. Promise!