Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tragedies of Summer



Arizona heat and our five day vacation might just have been the death of these two girls. For sure of girl number one, Tomato. I'm still nursing (aka watering) girl number two, Jasmine, back to health.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sonnet James (aka best dresses ever)

So last week I was doing my thing, surfing the web, when I discovered Sonnet James. Sonnet James is a company started this year, I believe and it's tag line is "play dresses for playful moms".

So I instantly fell in love with these dresses. Especially, The Stella. Also, The Alexa. Okay, and The Chloe and The Teddy. I actually like them all.

Unfortunately, the dress I was prepared to buy (The Stella) was sold out in my size. So I emailed Whitney, the genius behind Sonnet James and she told me that she was starting a Kickstarter (it's that online fundraising program) this weekend to fund Sonnet James. Right now Sonnet James is only able to carry dresses in sizes extra small and small, because of production costs. The Kickstarter funds will be used to produce dresses in sizes medium and large as well, so women of all shapes and sizes can enjoy these beauties.

Also, the dresses normally retail for $78-$98, with $98 being more of the norm. Something great about the kickstarter is that the first 100 people to donate $65 + get a free dress as a reward. So you get a $98 dollar dress for $65 (or more, depending on your generosity/budget). So, also a great deal.

And guess what! As of last night, the kickstarter is UP!!!!! Here's the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378041729/sonnet-james-play-dresses-for-playful-moms.

I love these dresses for several reasons. First of all, they are beautiful and flattering. Second of all, they are durable, and you are able to move around in them. Third, you can wear them both in and out of pregnancy. Fourth, they are modest and keep us ladies covered up in all the places we want to be covered up, especially when we are playing with kids, or out running errands, or WHATEVER! And lets be honest, a good looking, durable, non-fussy modest dress can be hard to find.

So go check the dresses out and go support a great cause!

Monday, July 1, 2013

(mini) Cali trip




My family came to visit in the beginning of June, and while we had a ton of fun here in Arizona, we also took a mini trip to California. My dad had to do some business in my mission, of all places! So of course I was not about to lose a chance to go visit my mission and all the wonderful people there. Terry had to stay in Phoenix and work, so he wasn't able to come. Everyone missed him, but I missed him the most.

There is soooo much to do in SoCal, but since we were really only there for two days, we spent basically all the time visiting people. We did take two quick trips to the beach, one in Encinitas, one in Laguna Beach. My little brother Zach was with us and he was probably SO bored! But my parents and I loved it! My parents haven't met anyone from my mission before, and it was really fun to introduce all these people I love to each other!

And now for the pictures. There are a lot.


My cute parents in front of Swami's beach in Encinitas.




What I like about this picture is that none of us are really smiling at the camera. We're kind of grimacing
We went to Encinitas the first day (as shown in the above pictures) then drove up to Laguna Beach and stayed the night in a hotel there. We got to wake up and take a walk on a beautiful beach in Laguna, which was awesome (as shown below). Before we left that afternoon we got to see some of my favorite families on the planet! 

My cute parents in Laguna Beach






Laguna Beach!
It was really great to see people from my mission, that was really the highlight. So grateful for the good people in California!

I love you, California! Thanks for the good time!

Also, I love you Daddy. Thanks for taking us there.