Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shabby Apple

This post is for all you fashionistas out there!! The other week Matt's sisters asked if I wanted to help host a Shabby Apple party with them, and to my amazement, I am! For those of you who know me, know that party planner is not really my thing, but the more I think about it, the more I get excited about it, especially because Shabby Apple has the cutest dresses! You should check out their website at:!
Shabby Apple
Held at my house (email me for directions and adress at
on Wednesday March 12th
From 6:30-8:00 pm.

I hope that everyone can come, so bring your friends, family, and anyone else who you think would enjoy it!

* on tuesday march 11th we are hosting one up in Draper, so if that is more convenient for you, let me know and I will post more information about it!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Called to Serve

So, it seems like every member of Matt's family is leaving us this summer! A family of 11 is going to a family of 6, all in 2 months time! I know 6 is a lot, but when you are always with 12 or more, 6 doesn't seem like much!! Anyway, more importantly Matt's parents were called to be mission presidents a few months ago and we have all been anxiously waiting for their call. They could have been called anywhere from New Zealand, to Africa, to the cold winters of Canada! and on Saturday the FedEx package came! They have been called to serve in the Roseville, California mission and they leave for the MTC on June 21!! They are super excited, and couldn't be happier!! JoAnn will have her Costco and Wild Oats and they will both get to enjoy the fabulous weather that I will thouroughly be jealous of! Matt and I are so happy and excited for you on this new adventure and chapter in your life! You guys will be amazing and so many young men and women will look up to you because of your love, strength in the gospel, and welcoming arms. Congratulations! We love you!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


So I have been tagged by Sheri (thanks)....

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people

1. What was I doing 10 years ago. I was rockin' the 7th grade at Garrett Middle school in Boulder City, Nevada-How Exciting!

2. 5 things on my to-do list today. work-out (didn't happen), Get Jaxon's pictures taken, which did happen. Drive up to Matt's grandparents' house to open his mom and dads mission call. Read (is it sad that I have to put that on a list?). and make dinner, which probably won't happen...sorry Matt!

3. What snacks do I enjoy? Yumm...snacks...I would have to say I thoroughly enjoy cinnamon and sugar graham crackers, and of course chips and salsa!!

4. What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire? I would finish my basement!! buy a new car, and get my backyard landscaped....and Matt would have to take care of the rest, after, or course I made a trip to the mall.

5. 3 bad habits? Sleeping in...when I can. Interupting matt when he is doing something. and letting Sheri be mean to me :)

6. 5 places you’ve lived. Boulder City, NV- Provo, UT-Green Valley, NV-Sandy, UT-Lehi, Ut.

7. 5 jobs I've had? Ballet Assistant (when I was probably 13). Tennis Assistant (High school). High School tennis coach (when matt and I were 1st married). Pier One (hated it!!!). and right now I teach childrens sewing classes at JoAnn's. and that's about it..Lets just say that I am really glad matt is the one who is in charge of bringing in the money. Thanks babe!

8. 5 thing people don't know about me: I LOVE to read. My favorite month is October. Having dirty floors in my house is a big pet peeve (wierd I know). I am a sucker for romance, and I get really grumpy if I am hungry or super tired (which some of you have witnessed) :)

I tag....Diana, Christina, Andrea, Ashley, and Sami

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sister Camilla Pendleton

Tonight Matt's little sister Cami got her mission call!! She has been called to the Rochester, New York Mission, as well as the Hill Cumorah Historical Sites!! We are so excited and happy for her! She enters the MTC on wednesday May 7th. The funny thing is, is that when we all got together tonight there was a big map where everyone guessed where she was going and Matt, the inspired man that he is chose Rochester NY! We couldn't believe it and we won a bag of m&m's (which we forgot). But I guess it just shows Matt's spiritual power haha...anyway, we love you Cami and are so happy and proud of you! We know you will do an amazing job teaching the gospel, and sharing your love and kindness with all those that you meet and come to know. We also hope that we can secretly come visit you :)

Monday, February 18, 2008


This weekend Matt and I, and a bunch of buddies headed down to Gunlock, UT (right outside of st. george) to go to the parade of homes, but actually that was an excuse to escape the cold for some warmer weather! It was nice to get outside of the snow and into the 60's. There were about 10 of us with 2 babies and a whole lot of family and some other college kids there all squished in the house, but we had fun playing games, hanging out, and eating too much! It was really nice to see my family- last time was 2 months ago and Jaxon was missing his grandparents and aunt and uncle! We don't get to see them nearly enough!

The parade of homes was amazing as usual! and I actually liked the homes this year better than last! And matt and I have discovered that we want a home in the Ledges, which is....oh you know, a mere 4-6 million dollars easy (I can dream!!)
This was a beautiful home. It was located over by Washington and I wish we had taken more pictures of it. It was very french cottage with bright colors and a sweet back yard!
This is the gang in one of the backyards at the Ledges..AMAZING view!!
Tyson, Sami, (& baby Cameron), Allison, Steve, Me, Matt, Sheri, Ben, Dan, and Candace...We love you guys!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Winter Wonderland

This post is for all of you that live down south, or elsewhere that don't get to enjoy the luxury of tons and tons of snow for days on end! So instead of you having to come up and drudge through it all, I thought it would be easier to bring the snow to you!

The Snowplow that got stuck in front of our house that just kept sliding down the street

Matt, Trying to stay warm

Our icy home

And last, but not least the igloo that sheri and I built! It was the highlight of the day and we both fit inside of it quite well (beside the fact that we had to spoon a little haha)! Needless to say, the boys were very impressed!