Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Auntie Mal

Right now in my life I do not feel ready to start a family, at all, I do however get really excited when people around me have children. Currently I have two nieces; Lydia and Violet. Lydia is almost 3 and so sassy, as you can tell from the picture, Violet is almost 3 months and so chubby and adorable. They are the cutest little girls and it is so fun seeing them grow up.

Recently I got some real jazzy news, my sister Ashley and her hubby Ryan are having a baby! This will be the first niece/nephew on my side of the family and I am so excited. I am also so happy for my parent because I know they have been wanting a Grandchild and the news has sent them over the moon.

Congratulation Ash and Ryan!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Shoe Situation

Ez and I's reside is a small, one bedroom apartment we like to refer to as the Fairlane. Said apartment is cheap and that's why we like it, but what we gain in our pocket books we lose in closet space.

My Grandma used to have a saying "a place for everything and everything in its place". It is when you don't have a place for everything you realize how important this saying is.

Our organizational problem is most evident in the bedroom with my shoe situation. I like shoes, unfortunately I have no real place to put them except for in a giant pile in the corner of our bedroom (pictures above). This picture could be taken strait out of an episode of Hoarders, luckily the rest of our apartment does not look this bad.

I admire people who are organized even in the most cramped situations. You see those people in NYC that have apartments smaller than a cardboard box that maintain a very organized existence, and that is impressive to me. Although that being said, I would like to see how many pairs of shoes they own in that cardboard box, probably only a couple pairs and home girl need more than a couple pairs of shoes.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mal's book review

I just finished a book that I loved so much I am devoting an entire blog post to it. The book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is narrated by three different women all of which live in Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's. I will not go into great detail about the plot because I will not give it justice.

All you need to know is this book was beautiful. It was funny, heartbreaking and uplifting. Their were times while reading I would cheer out loud. I would get so into it that I had to talk about it with someone. I would explain the whole story to Eric just so I could discuss it with him. I didn't want the story to end and when it did I just kept on reading, I read the acknowledgment and about the author and I would of read the bibliography if their was one.

The author Katheryn Stockett is so talented. This is her first book and to be honest I don't know how she is going to top this.

I encourage everyone to read this book, even you non readers (Abbey). You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday America

For the 4th of July this year; Dev, Beck, Ashley (older sister), Ryan (older sisters husband), Eric and I went to Blanding, Utah. In case you do not know where Blanding is, please refer to the map above. Look to the bottom right, that star all by itself, that is Blanding. Now don't let that name or location fool you, Blanding is bumpin'. I mean it has a Subway and an A & W restaurant, what more can you ask for.

On the 4th Blanding does a big celebration which includes a pancake breakfast, a parade, a fair and an amateur boxing matches (and by amateur we mean 7 year old kids boxing as their dads cheer them on from the sidelines, and in case you were wondering, it is as weird and unsettling as it sounds). The day finishes with a firework show (of course) and, I must say, it is pretty impressive for a town that has a population 3,162 people. All in all, Blanding knows how to celebrate Americas birthday, and because of it, we had a really fun 4th of July.

In honor of the 4th, I would like to thank all the service men and women who risk their lives to keep our country safe. Thank you.