Wednesday, December 11, 2013

waiting for rachel's pictures . . . so here are some of roxanne

I am waiting ever so patiently for Rachel's wedding pictures - promised between 4 and 6 weeks, which is normal I suppose, but way too long for me. I'm anxious to see them all.  In the meantime, I looked back at all of the posts of Roxanne's wedding events last April and I posted everything except the actual wedding reception. Since this blog is mostly for our family records, I'm going to post a whole lot of pictures of one of our beautiful brides.  Then hopefully in the next few days, I will have all the other pictures of our other very beautiful bride and I can finish up the year with all our pictures and print this blog into book form.
So for your viewing pleasure, here are WAY too many pictures (well, never too many for me) of Roxanne and Jonny's reception. It will be fun to see side by side pictures of how different these two girls were in their wedding plans and vision.  Thanks to the ideas and directions of our beautiful bride Roxanne, the magic and vision of Debbie Whipple from Top This Wedding , the amazing videos by David Hale from Crescendo Films, the live music of  AJ Odneal, and photography by Cami Parker from Cami takes Photos, amazing amounts of construction and lighting from father of the bride and a little bit of artwork and sewing from mother of the bride, and lots and lots of help from friends and family far and wide.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

cleaning out my texts part 5

Brady, the day before Dave's birthday:  I'm getting dad the movie battleship, "dibs"

Melanie: Love you too :) sleep tight mamma bear
Cynthia: You too.  Remember when we used to say "good night. sleep tight. don't let the bed bugs bite"?  Now that I know that bed bugs are real - it's not a cute saying anymore.
Melanie: Yuck you're right!  Lets switch it to . . . ."sleep good.  Pretend you're not in the hood!" 

Melanie:  Mom . . . I am so in love with Hayden.
Cynthia: Um, I know . . . I think I've heard you say that before.
Melanie:  Well it always hits me but sometimes I just want to shout it from the mountain tops. Or text it to my mother.

Melanie, running an errand for Dave: Dad sent me to the ghetto of ghettos.  And it is a purple building!  haha

Melanie: I've actually been on this hot chocolate rant. I drink a cup a day starting 2 days ago.  Can one lose weight drinking hot cocoa? . . . I need to run to the store haha.
Cynthia:  If you are planning to lose weight on a hot chocolate diet, you'd better literally run to the store to get it each day!

(There is always motherly concern because Melanie drives a 25 year old vehicle back and forth to college)
Cynthia: Did you make it home?
Melanie: Yeah i arrived in the 928 at SEVEN O CLOCK.   Good Cheese that was a long day.

And on another trip . . . :
Cynthia: Made it home?
Melanie: Yes! . . . around 10:30 . . almost ran out of gas, but made it in time :)  love you mom!!
(not a heartwarming message - a college girl running out of gas at 10pm in the desert!)

I can't spell, I sent Roxanne to the store to buy napkins in wedding colors: Never mind, I found a package of veal in the attic. (teal)

Melanie: Sure thing chicken wing

Cynthia: do you have any plans for Thanksgiving?
Kirsten, Dave's neice: We actually don't have any plans but if it will sway you one way or the other I make a mean caramel apple pie 
Cynthia:  haha - that does sway an invite!

Cynthia: When I type your name in a text, it comes up as Melboge before it will choose Melanie. Why? And Roxanne types in as Soybome as a first choice.

Texts from friends:

After getting a freezing weather report from Madeline in Georgia:
Cynthia: Oh my heck. That gives me the chills just looking at that number.  Happy Thanksgiving from the land of eternal sunshine!

Lindsey, making plans for wedding music: Ok Sounds good.  Would I be able to come early that day to check it all out and figure out volume and all that jazz?
Lindsey: but don't worry, I'm not singing jazz!

Lindsey: Sorry I talked so late !!!  Also - my pants were inside out this whole time.

Yolanda: We're not going to make it. We have cooties :-(
Cynthia:  Darn, ok. but how do you fight cooties?
Yolanda: Cootie Shots!

cleaning out my phone part 4

My friend Madeline is always hilarious. I get things like this from her all the time: 

You will love this - the Hales in my ward call their children "hale-ions"

Madeline often admits to a lack of drawing skills:
So I got invited to a Halloween party while Joe is out of town so my friend invited me to go with her and her husband. Here is our conversation:
Me: So I'm gonna go as a third wheel
Annie: no you're gonna be a sexy witch.
Me: no I want a wheel with 3rd written in the middle and I will wear that.
Annie: haha no you're gonna be a witch
Me: I'm serious!
Annie: me too - you can't draw and I won't do it for you so your gonna be a sexy witch.
Me: fine

Madeline works all over the country. She is in sales and works with the general population.  Often the population is specific to the type of event she is working with.  Occasionally she works as fairs, as in State Fairs.  I think we all have noticed the type of people that show up at a state fair.  Well, actually there is quite a range of people who attend fairs - we all attend at some time or another, right?  But the spectrum of the population at the fair reaches far and wide into the population.  There are people at the fair that you just don't run into at church, or at your neighborhood grocery store or in line at the post office.  I don't know where they live or whey they do their grocery shopping, but they all come out to the fair. For two weeks, Madeline sent her hilarious observations like these:

Just saw a lady with a tattooed arm that had Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman on them - WHYYYYYY??? 

Dressing for the Fair tips:  If your tank not only doesn't cover your bra straps but is also not covering a significant amount of the bra cups, then you perhaps you might consider a larger shirt or ditching it completely.

Choices Choices - and she chose a Tiffany bracelet over (wait for it ) . . . . . teeth!

Just had a lady floss all her teeth - top, bottom, and back - while I was cleaning her ring. She did not buy any product.

A dress with an open cut back is NOT sexy when it's just a window to your fat rolls.

Also just saw a grown man in Green Lantern underwear.  Don't ask how I know.

Monday, December 2, 2013

cleaning out my phone part 3

Random funny things seen around town (and sometimes from across the country) by family and friends.  Too funny or weird not to share:
Marshmallows for S'mores.  They are already shaped flat, like a piece of bread and just the right size for a graham cracker.  I guess the standard marshmallow size and shape was WAY too hard to get on a graham cracker.
 A snow globe. It's a cute little Penguin, but I couldn't help feeling like it was drowning with that globe of water covering its head.
 I saw this on a hiking trail.  It is the closest thing to a crop circle we have in the desert.
 I think Madeline sent this to me.  Milk. It says milk on the front - in 2 different places.
On the back, it also has milk listed as one of the ingredients.  THEN - as a warning to anyone about to ingest it . . . it has a warning: CONTAINS MILK.
 Sometimes we see things that just make us laugh and have to share.

 Who could pass up this thrift store fashion?
 Who approved this product???  Candy Shotglass?
 Madeline: This could be your next job/career!
Cynthia: Selling Pot?
Madeline thought she'd share what was resting on her door. "This is in my door frame - I may need to burn down my house." There is nothing in the photo to give it perspective of its size, but in my head, it became about 8 inches! Thanks for creeping me out Madeline!