Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kristin Throughout the Years...

With all of the reunions that have taken place this summer, I thought it would be fun to dust off all the mothballs from my high school yearbooks and share a little of "Kristin Throughout the Years"...Enjoy!!...don't mind my occasional facial hair or my disproportional features...bad lighting.
Thanks, Ashley, for being my inspiration for this post! HaHa! By the way, my final picture actually looks extremely close to how I looked when I graduated!! Barrel Roll bangs and all!!


















Pulsie, don't you think 1990 looks just like you??...1994 a little too!
In 1992 I think I look like Jeanne Green! :-)
*1982 looks like I'm holding my face up on a lollipop stick!*

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mmmm, a Date!!...What is a Date???

Do we all remember this line from the Disney Classic, "Enchanted"? Well, I must admit after a year and a half of motherhood (and pure bliss, may I add!), I find myself asking the same question!!

Tonight Jordan's mom offered to take Charly so we could go on a date! Now while Jordan and I do plenty of things together, very few of them consist of just your old fashioned Malt Shop date nights! Usually they are penciled-in outings or activities on the calendar where I am rushing to fulfil my food assignments or make sure my home is viewer-friendly! :-) Tonight was one of those "Sky's the Limit" nights where it was just the two of us and Charly's car tunes which Jordan and I now have completely memorized. "Vroom, Vroom, Driving in the Car, Here we go, Here we go, Here we go, Here we go...." I have completely forgotten what it is like to listen to the radio!

Jordan surprised me first with a delicious dinner at the Rodizio Grill, one of our favorite places! We only go there once a year which makes it all the more enjoyable!...and affordable!;-)

Afterwards we went to another of our favorite places, the Salt Lake City Cemetary, where hundreds of the Prophets, Church Leaders, and incredible historic figures are buried. We were fortunate enough to run into a sweet gal, Wendy, who knew absolutely everything about this cemetary and took us on an hour and a half tour where each grave was accompanied by a fascinating history lesson! Among the many we were fortunate enough to see were President Gordon B. Hinckley, President Wilford Woodruff, President George Albert Smith, President Joseph Fielding Smith, President Joseph F. Smith, President Spencer W. Kimball, President Howard W. Hunter, President David O. McKay, Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Porter Rockwell, Orson Pratt, W.W. Phelps and many, many more! As you walk through this beautiful place, there is a Spirit that settles upon you that is almost tangible as the testimonies of these stalwart leaders seem to rest upon the stones which bear their names.

Oh, what a wonderful date we had! Charly had an absolutely wonderful time with her Grandma and Grandpa Nelson. Tonight I feel rejuvenated and uplifted as I am reminded of the great importance of "Date Night". I suppose sometimes we forget and just need that little "refresher's course"!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Woah, you two!!! This looks a little too much
like the real deal!
You Go, Bubba!! He's even got his eyes closed!!

My nephew, Alex (who we call Bubba) and Charly
sharing a sweet
(though rather passionate-looking) smoocheroo
on the lips!

A double-take! Okay, maybe you don't think so, but in real person, this little boy we met at Chuckie-Cheeses named Blake looked exactly like our Alex!
Take a look!

My beautiful niece, McKaylee, proving that you cannot eat 6 Saltine Crackers in a row in under a minute without drinking water....try it!'s impossible!

Hickory, Dickory, Dock!..Brinley went up the clock!...and down and up and down and up!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Baby's Got BACK!

Some SERIOUS Junk in the Trunk!!
So here is our little Chub 'o' Burnin' Love! Just today someone that doesn't even know us very well said, "Man, she is a TANK!" All I can say to that is, "Yeah! Isn't she awesome?!" I think I cash in a million smooches all over her chubby cheeks and "sweet rolls" every day!! I love it, love it, love it!
Just chillin' at Uncle Derek and Aunt Jillsie's! She had a blast in their pool!

I never knew diapers could explode...until today! Charly's bum looked like Driselda's dress in Cinderella when we put a swim diaper over her regular diaper for the Ashby's summer splash party...not the best idea!!!

One thing's for sure, this little girl LOVES her "Opa"!!

....Thanks for the title, Pulsie and Babo!...and the pics!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

*we're all in this together!*

A week ago Charlie's Angels hit the Theatre to see High School Musical on Broadway...Mom's treat!! I don't think we stopped smiling ONCE throughout this toe-tappin', hip-hoppin', boogie-jammin' production!! What a blast!! In the middle of the show, my sweet niece, McKaylee, who has never been to the Theatre before, was looking at the program when she turned around and asked, "Do we get to stay for Act II too?" HaHa! How cute is that !

Following the show, I made a new friend named Lily, who is currently at Primary Children's Hospital after being in a terrible accident on the 4th of July. She is now permanently confined to a wheelchair. I will be visiting her often if anybody wants to come with me!

Luv you Mom!

Me and my sister Jill

I simply cannot express how much I love these girls! They are my lifeline! Thank you, Mom, for such a magical night! What a sweet thought it is to know that no matter what, through thick and through thin, we really are all in this together!

My gorgeous nieces, McKaylee, Whitney, and Brinley

And now, I leave you with this....(don't ask...just look at the second picture where my sister caught the spoon mid air-it looks like it's part of my necklace!)

Thanks so much, Babo, for this awesome slide show!!