Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Bit of News...

I better just get this over with and announce that we are no longer moving to Las Vegas.

Yes, I'm sad about it. Yes, I'm trying to adjust. Yes, life is still good and I feel very blessed for everything we have in life, and all the amazing people that surround us!

My husband has decided the timing isn't right, and he can accomplish his last year of his bachelor's here at UVU this next year, and then revisit the idea of "golf school" (as Megan calls it) next year, since UNLV has allowed us to delay his acceptance by a year. How kind!

This is great news for anyone that was dreading trying to schedule an appointment when I'd be coming back in town (oh, how I flatter myself)! I'm also excited to stay at my salon because I looove it!

There are many pros and cons to staying, but I'm trying to focus on the pros! Why dwell on the cons? Won't do me any good! See me trying to be positive??? Yay me!

So, folks. Utah is where we'll be for at least the next year. And that's that!

Care to know a little more about my life? Please, read on!

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My hair
2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Baby blue
3. Do you plan outfits? Nah. Can't focus that long.
4. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Tired with a numb bum.
5. Whats the closest thing to you that's red? Power button of the remote
6. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? Some dream about me being pregnant.
7. Did you meet anybody new today? Yes! Shelby DeLong and her friend, Jane at my salon!
8. What are you craving right now? Sleep
9. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? Cole slaw. Yum!
10. Are you emotional? Oh yes. Weepy fool.
11. Have you ever counted to 1,000? Not sure that I even could.
12. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Both
13. Do you like your hair? Not so much. Needs to be colored. It's dull.
14. Do you like yourself? Some days.
15. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Would he pay?
16. What are you listening to right now? Angel (TV Series)
17. Are your parents strict? Are? No. Were? Yes.
18. Would you go sky diving? Hell ya.
19. Do you like cottage cheese? Yes. But not too often.
20. Have you ever met a celebrity? Does Gavin Bentley count? He is in a lot of commercials after all...
21. Do you rent movies often? Nope.
22. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? My pwetty ring.
23. How many countries have you visited? Canada, Mexico, Bahamas
24. Have you made a prank phone call? Yep. In Bree's bedroom when I was a young'n.
25. Ever been on a train? Hogle Zoo???
26. Brown or white eggs? Whichever isn't clucking.
27. Do you have a cell-phone? Duh. I'm bored of this tag now.
28. Do you use chap stick? Who doesn't?
29. Do you own a gun? I can't even cock one on my own.
30. Can you use chop sticks? Sometimes. Usually just to stab food.
31. Who are you going to be with tonight? I was with my in-laws at Target.
32. Are you too forgiving? I think so.
33. Ever been in love? Am right now!
34. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow? Not a clue.
35. Ever have cream puffs? Only frozen!
36. Last time you cried? 14 minutes ago.
37. What was the last question you asked? Can I sync your iPhone to the computer?
38. Favorite time of the year? Summer! Bring on the heat!
39. Do you have any tattoos? My eyeliner!
40. Are you sarcastic? More than is healthy
41. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? Twice.
42. Have you ever walked into a wall? Yes.
43. Favorite color? Good question. Turquoise or Pink, maybe?
44. Have you ever slapped someone? Unfortunately, no.
45. Is your hair curly? Sadly, yes.
46. Is your phone bill sky high? It's pretty 'spensive. Stupid iPhones.
47. Do you like your life right now? I'm adjusting. But I don't hate it!
48. Do you sleep with the TV on? No, that drives me nuts!
49. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? Probably more thatn 30.
50. How often do you talk on the phone? Daily, but for short periods. I mostly text. So convenient when doing hair.
51. What are you wearing? Pervert!
52. What is your favorite animal? Sophie.
53. Where was your default picture taken? In the car, driving home from my dance concert.
54. Can you hula hoop? With the best of them!
55. Do you have a job? Yup. Work at Metropolitan Salon. I have the best job.
56. What was the most recent thing you bought? Gum, tampons and a Twix bar at Target tonight.
57.Have you ever crawled through a window? Yup! My bedroom was in the basement. :)

Can't say this tag was all that thrilling...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

FHE @ Tadd's Second Home

For a couple that doesn't get out much, we still know how to have a great time!

Kristen and Scott came down to East Bay after work and we/they golfed 9 holes. I think Kristen lasted 5, maybe.

I assure you that this photo is not photoshopped. These are actually Tadd's feet. Ah, the legs of a golfer.

We even saw one of the foxes that has made a den on the course! I swear Tadd was so excited to show them to me, that we may not have left that night if we'd not seen one.

Just a lil' tired.

Our golfing partners.

And us. Getting sick of seeing us yet?

Naturally, we had to hit up Red Mango after a long round of golf.

We so enjoyed our night with these two party people!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I think Ava needs a pair of these for herself to match her sass!

Such a doll!

Monday, July 20, 2009


The future Mr. and Mrs. Madsen!

Shaley and Roman are officially engaged, and we couldn't be happier for them!

October 9th is the big day, and it just couldn't come sooner...I love weddings!

Congratulations you guys, we're so happy for you!

*Post edit: I had to add a picture of Shaley's ring, it's just gorgeous!*

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Button, Button...Who's Got the Button?

Ever noticed this button in my sidebar?

Up until now, I've neglected to reference it. Partly because I wasn't ready for the updating responsibility. Alas, it's time.

Consider this my commitment to update this blog regularly with before&afters, style tips, fave products...basically glimpses into my hair-design life!

Exciting eh? Well, here is something else to spice up your day. On behalf of my Hairoin blog, I herby announce my first ever giveaway!

Up for grabs:

One entirely free salon service
Cut, weave, all over color...whatever you so desire, AND 40% off of one Pureology -serious colour care- hair product of your choice. (Texture Twist is MY fave)

Here are the specs:

~ You have until Sunday, July 19th @ midnight to leave a comment over on my giveaway post at Hairoin to enter once.
~ Spread the word. Feature my button and this giveaway in a blog post, skip back on over to Hairoin, and comment to enter twice.
~ The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, July 20th.

ALSO...any blogger who doesn't win the giveaway, but features me in a blog post and posts my button on their sidebar will receive 25% off a salon service.

Disclaimer: I am moving to Las Vegas the first week of August, so all appointments must be scheduled either before July 31st, or September 7th or 8th (when I will be back in town), or Oct 12-15th (back in town, again). Is this getting too complicated?

Let the games begin!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What Happens in Vegas...

With our move to Las Vegas around the corner, Tadd and I decided to take to a trip down there for our anniversary since we needed to find an apartment anyway.

Few highlights from the trip:

Staying at the MGM Signature Condo
Creme Brulee
Dinner at Yard House, twice
The Proposal with Jessie and Erica
Valet Parking
Time alone with Tadd
Swimming with pool side service
Finding an apartment!

I took a total of two pictures...

Driving home

All the beer kegs in the Yard House
Clearly, I always capture what is most important!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Day as a Mom

These days, I have to buy my nephew's affection. Kids these days...
Luckily, I love this kid and I was glad to spend a day with him!

Jack and I met my friend, Tianne, and her son at the park for some Jack-Carsyn bonding.
The two boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and Jack loved getting a Happy Meal at McDonalds. His mom, you may know her...Rookie-Cookie, makes him fancy things like flank steak and edamame hummus.

Then we headed to the theater to see Up in 3D. Such a cute movie!

Creepy thing happened while we were there...the movie had been playing for about 10 minutes when they paused it, turned the lights on, and a few cops came in to search the theater for some guy, who happened to be hiding out near the back all alone. They escorted him out, and luckily he left without an argument. CREEPY!

Then Jack and I headed to Terra Mia for some gelato! That boy likes chocolate, and wow...gelato is sticky stuff!
The next week Jack and I went to 7 Peaks, and had such a great time!
Whit - I promise I sunblocked Jack multiple times, I'm so sorry about his sunburn!
I'm really going to miss this boy when we move away! :(

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"To the the Walls!..."

A few weeks ago (real time blogging is SO overrated) I headed up to Hobble Creek canyon with some friends for camping! My idea of camping isn't actually staying out overnight. As long as I have the scent of campfire in my hair, I've camped.

Morgan and I drove up in my car, planning to follow the trucks up to our campsite, until I heard the horrific sound of scraping and grinding under my car. We nixxed that plan asap, and jumped into Celina's truck. A whole hour and a half later, and we were settled at one of the 75 campsites we tried to stop at.

I thoroughly enjoyed my night of roasting marshmallows, chasing a blown away tent, good friends, treats and quad riding. Unfortunately, Tadd was at a golf tournament until late, or I would've enjoyed him too!

Celina driving a million miles to our campsite

Bree, her friend Brady and Morgan.

It was a little cold and a lot windy!

Celina, Ashley, Morgan and me. Where's Kristen!?

Joe and Sarah with Ashley and Ryan's dog, Moose.

Morgan rode down the mountain with me to my car at the end of the night. I'm not all that experienced in driving a quad, so thank goodness we made it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

...Born on the 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July. Love it.

This year's festivities did not disappoint, and truly, they never do!

Lunchtime was spent at my parent's house with lots of watermelon, which is good enough of a meal for me. Unfortunately, Tadd had to work until close. Stupid golf course...

Jack also performed a Rock Show for us, and did some tricks on the trampoline. That kid is one heck of a performer.

After a quick visit to see Celina (I miss her!) I headed up to Provo for the Cox Family Cul-De-Sac of Fire!

Tadd was able to close up the golf course a little early, and joined us as soon as he could.

Tadd and the dudes throwing snaps. Griffin thought the snaps might be fun to eat...

Shaley and her boyfriend, Roman. We sure like this guy!

I sure love this guy!

Aunt Lacey and Crew-Man!

The family getting ready for the fireworks!

Whitney, Ethan, their boys, Haley and Jon also joined us!

Van loved that cotton candy!

Little Aves with her sparkler

Crewsie and me. He can finally say my name and it's the cutest thing.

All the Cox girls! We look so festive!

The Leishman family in their sweet tie-dye shirts! I love this idea for 4th of July attire.

Just the little Van boy, who I love to pieces!

Tadd and Chris in their "element".

I love these shots of the fireworks.

Heading to the edge of Grandview Hill in the back of Chris' truck.

Whethan and the boys had the same idea!

I LOVE the 4th!

I think Tadd is going to fall apart when we leave all these neices and nephews behind. Let's not even talk about what a wreck I'm going to be. We love our families!

Think Pink!

With Haley's first on the way, a shower was definitely in order, so the sisters got to work organizing a shower just for Addison Hall, and the MTB (mom-to-be).

My MIL, Camme, was so great and housed the shower after a little snafu on my part (something about forgetting to sign the paperwork for the library, I forget all the details...).

Whitney was all over the food, making sure the guests were well fed, while I took on the activity. We don't do games. They are just silly, but Whitney had the fantastic idea of making bows and headbands for the baby! (I told Tadd the plan was to make bows and headbands and he asked, "for who?" Men.)

Haley with some high school girlfriends: Chaliese, Tiffany and Jana

The table with bow making fixings.

Family and friends hard at work!

Ava with Penny Stott. Ava definitely needs her mommy to have another baby!

Same girls with Lindey...maybe she'll be the next one pregnant!

Tiffany's gift to Haley, courtesy of her sister's business, Kid Design.

Diaper cake from Marie with some onesies from England!

The only pink thing Jana has ever bought!

Name sign from one of Haley's crafty Aunts!
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty successful shower! We can't wait for Addison to arrive!


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