Sunday, August 15, 2010

the lovely bride to be.

This weekend was Tiffani's bachelorette party! Wow, has the time really come?! I definitely know that Tiff did not expect these past two years to fly by so incredibly quickly, but there did. Justin is coming home in three days and it is time for these high school sweethearts to finally get married! Ashley hosted such a fun bachelorette party and we had a delicious dinner at Sushi Roku! Lets just say a lot went down at this fancy little restaurant...

First off, Tiff was looking like a smokin hot bride to be and her maid of honor Ash Mash was looking prettyyyyyy sassy as well!

Mrs. Katie Nelson ordered some pretttyyy fancy potstickers - look at that little basket!

Tiff was so impressive with her courage in completing so many of the dares her lovely friends made her do!!!

This guy was just great....happily married man and a happy happy happy bride to be!!

There was also that time when we turned around and found Kelly sitting at the bar all by herself....we quickly found that she was just getting herself a sugar free red bull!! Duh!!

Our pimped out ride around town...haha 

Leather and Lace Ladies

Overall, I am pretty excited for my Tiffbiff02...only 13 more days until her and Jayshady09 are sealed for all time and eternity in the San Diego Temple!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Craigslist is a place millions of people turn for all sorts of things - sofas, tvs, bikes, jobs, nannys, the whole sha-bang. It is a world full of personal ads and...creepy stuff. I recently thought I may need to find a second I, like many others, turned to craigslist. I went to the jobs sections, found some positions that I felt I was highly qualified to fill, and sent a brief email with my resume attached. Let it be known that each position I applied for was for an office assistant or administrative assistant. Shortly after sending out my resumes, I received a few emails back.... lets just say these did not seem like the most promising jobs. I received 3 emails back, but since they are so long, I will just share some highlights that the lovely Katie Nelson found the most amusing - mind you, these are  direct quotations from an email...

1.       “various independent projects”
2.       “It has affected me in a way”
3.       “being hired on a personal level”
4.       “see how well we fit in”
5.       “official packages” (eek…drugs?)
6.       “making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf”
7.       “instructions and following them”
8.       “I may come at you impromptu sometimes”
9.       “irregular timings”

In addition to this email, I received yet another that provided a company name - FCP Group Ltd. Go ahead that company. Or you know what, I'll do it for you...

This link basically tells you that this is a scam. It then proceeds to provide a copy of the exact email that was sent to me, warning individuals to stay clear of this fake company.

Standard procedure really. I would try to find a job on craiglist like millions of other individuals and what do I get in return? Just a bunch of freaky scams! Meh...oh well. Luckily I am completely happy with my current job and just don't even need a second one anymore!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dr. Seuss Baby Day

For the past couple of months, Kristin's mom, sister, Cat and I have been planning Kristin's FIRST Dr. Seuss themed baby shower! It has been such an exciting and lengthy process and the day of the shower finally came - yesterday! Throughout the past months, many emails have been sent, there have been several little planning meetings, and for Cat and I...a lot of scrap booking and crazy crafting.

We were constantly on the search for new ideas and all sorts of colors and other crazy things to "Dr. Seussify" things! The shower was a big success and Cat and I were very pleased with the results!


Our first project was to create a guest book for everyone to sign at the shower... 

We weren't afraid to make a bit of a mess and get a little crazy... but here is the final product:

Cat and I also had the opportunity to make our very first diaper cake!!

Now introducing....THE HORTON HEARS A WHO! DIAPER CAKE!! (Those little blue pom poms surrounding the cake were the biggest complication...)

Our main concern was making sure the majority of the decorations and such throughout the party were practical. We didn't want to be wasting money on all sorts of things that Kristin would never even use! So, one day we show up for a little meeting at the Jacka household and Terrie busts out tons of little goodies to use as center pieces! With all of the incredible things Terrie bought, Cat and I did our thing to transform the goodies into Dr. Seuss styled center pieces...

In honor of "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" we put rainbow goldfish crackers into little fish bowls on some of the tables!

Each basket of gifts that Terrie put together had a little theme - bath time, poopy time, nap time, and more!

Our boss, the incredible and magically creative Jenny Busby created this masterpiece!!! This was pretty much the best part of the entire shower...

When things were pretty much put together on Friday, Cat and I were concerned that it was a little too...white. We wanted more COLOR involved. So, Kellie Cat and I made our way to party city for a few more additions: giant punching balloons and confetti!

I think these balloons added a good amount of color...thank you Kellie for getting high up there on the ladder and risking your life to make this place look good!


Kellie slaved away and made soooo many cute cupcakes. She baked them ALL, and decorated the fancy little blue and chocolate ones!

Its so hard to tell in this picture, but in those blue ones it says "Logan"! Adorable!

We found a cute idea on another blog for these Thing 1 Thing 2 cupcakes with cotton candy as the was a little more difficult than expected. And within an hour all of the cotton candy withered away...oops!

For food we served yummy chicken salad sandwiches, some veggies, and green devilled eggs!

Just some delicious jello cups that go along with the red, white, and blue theme that Dr. Seuss loves so much :)

We played just a few games at the shower...but one of Kristin's other "must haves" was baby olympics! This involved each table to take a diaper off a baby/stuffed animal, powder its booty, put the diaper back on, and then chug a baby bottle. Lets just say this was quite a hilarious and rigorous activity...

Naturally, our mommy-to-be destroyed the bottle chugging...

Therefore, this team became the official baby olympic GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!!


It was so fun to sit back and watch Kristin open all of her cute gifts! Logan got hooked up for sure and will have an adorable nursery and be pretty much the best dressed little boy! 

Overall, I would say that this was a huge success! Now I am ready to just meet this little guy...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Birth Control?

I am an office assistant. Well, I was an office assistant but my job has morphed into a sort of nanny/office assistant/personal assistant miracle worker. Okay, not really the miracle worker part – but all of the other titles are accurate. My lovely boss, Jenny, and her husband just recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary last weekend. Because of the special occasion, Jenny and Malcolm decided they deserved a little night to themselves! Well, what would they do with their 4 rambunctious boys?! Naturally, I would take care of that.

It is Saturday afternoon at about 3 pm as my dad drops me off at the Busby home (yes, he dropped me off because my car was broken. Duh). I arrive at the house and find that Jenny and Malcolm are still preparing to leave while trying to make sure the boys are all set for the next 24 hours. Gage wants to go to Sun Splash, Corey wants to do what all 15 year old boys want to do – just go off with his friends, Garrett wants to see a movie with his friend who actually had to go home, and Brody is just peacefully upstairs trying to decide what shirt to wear. Finally, the parents and Corey leave. Down to 3 – Brody (14), Garrett (11) and Gage (9).

The rest of the night was as follows:
Dave and Busters
Just Sports
Cold Stone (with a few fits and many punches thrown)
Car ride home – “101.5. 98.3. TURN IT UP! NOOO CHANGE IT! 104.7. 20 XM. 101.5. NO. 98.3. no 101.5”
Heard the eff word on 101.5 while the volume was at its highest – disappointing
Return home
Card Games
2 boys asleep on the couch, one in a bed with the dog and the other in his room with the TV on

The next morning was as follows:
Wake the boys up at 6:30
Breakfast burritos for the boys
Sacrament meeting at 8:00 (we weren’t just on time – we were about 10 minutes early baby)
Gage bears his testimony – FIRST
Gage farts on Corey during other testimony
Gage comes into nursery to “check on me” 6 times
Return home
“Saaaarrrrraaaaaa….I’m huuunnnngry”
More breakfast burritos and bagel bites
Movie time
Lots and lots of wrestling
Brody makes his homemade donuts – smoke fills the house
Gage makes cinnamon rolls
Gage cuts hair off Lucky’s tail and throws it in my face
More wrestling
Punching and yelling
Video games
I sneak away upstairs to lay down
Wrestling on top of me and in my face
Gage farts right in my face
Finally….we all fall asleep
I wake up
Two boys peacefully asleep by my side – who even thought they could look so tranquil?!
Finally – the parents are home.

Job well done. Exhausting. Wild. Out of control. But, so fun. So great. So precious. Again, exhausting. Out of control. Their mom says they are my greatest form of birth control right now… I think she just may be right about that.