Friday, July 24, 2009
I'm so going to lay on the beach, work on my writing, read Austenland and Hunger Games, hang out with the fam, and FORGET about work for an entire glorious week. (I busted my rear for three days making sure the good ole dental office was stocked to bursting, sparkling clean, and organized to the point of OCD so the girl who's filling in my spot as chief bottom-dweller and spit sucker aka the dental assistant, will have an easier time.
I told Dr. Boss to call me if there are any problems. I think I'll do what Isla Fisher did on "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and give the work number a "do NOT answer this call!" ringtone and then go give myself a beach sand pedicure.
P.S. Alyssa really looks like Rita Skeeter with your reading glasses on, Mom.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Coolness that is.
Here's a slide show I made. Now you get to see just how silly and wonderful these people really are!
I have so much love for the young women in my ward. I have had the privilege of serving as Laurel Advisor for the past year and a half and I absolutely adore it! These girls lift me up and bring so much joy to my life!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
When the Renaissance Festival is in town, about nine, if you go every Saturday and on President's Day. I'd never go that many times though. I'm not that crazy, nor that wealthy.
The Renaissance Festival, or Ren Fair for short, is my "Princess for a Day" day. True, I'm twenty-seven years old and should therefore have outgrown playing dress-up, but ooh, I can't help it! It's just so fun to walk through the medieval-themed village, smile and curtsey, speak in an English accent and pretend I know what I'm talking about, and hear people refer to me as "my lady." Before I got married, I'd amuse myself by following the super-cute "Prince James" around the fair and bat my eyelashes at him.
Here's a picture of me and my friend Shalyse at the fair (Prince James, sadly, not pictured) with a group of people sharing in the revelry of playing pretend.
Shalyse and I made our costumes out of bed-sheets. No pattern!!
But my favorite part of the day is at the end, after the canon fires for the close of the park. About half a dozen musicians gather at the heart of the fair, armed only with drums, and pound out a catchy beat for people to dance to.
The Fair runs from February to March and it never comes fast enough. Next year, I'm dressing up as Ann Boleyn only I'll still have my head I hope. I'm already geared up to hear the song "Greensleeves" sung to me many times.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
It's a beautiful thing.
Only problem? If I were to REALLY meet J.K. Rowling someday, no one would believe me because they'd think I just photoshopped the picture.
Oh well... doesn't stop me from having a little fun.
Here's me riding Shadowfax, my unicorn.