Monday, August 30, 2010

Best Emmy Fashion!

I'm sure this does not matter AT ALL to most of you, but I think it's fun to do! I did not watch the Emmy awards last night, i just saw a list of best and worst dressed and yahoo and then picked my favorite dresses. There were not very many I liked this year, but these were my favorites....

and p.s. I have no idea who any of these people are do you?!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"You can't sin failing, but the sin is in never trying" 
-Paula Dean

I was watching her on Oprah and she is hilarious, I love her!

Furthermore, I can't believe Oprah's final season starts on September 13th...that is so sad!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Swimming & Bowling

Alli and I went to the American Fork Swimming Pool and it was a lot of fun! We had never been to that pool before and it's so nice! She floated around in her tube and went down the big slide with me over and over...she loved it! It did take her awhile to get warmed up, but I'm glad she's liking the water a little more =)

Later we went to try out the new Jack and Jill bowling alley in Lehi which is really nice. Alli loved bowling! It was her first time ever and she cried when it was time to go.

Cutest little bowling shoes ever!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hunstman Dinner

We went to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation dinner at the Grand America again this year with my parents. It was a great experience and fancy fancy! We heard HCI founders Karen and Jon M. Huntsman speak. We saw a lot of prominent people there, which is always fun to see.

Josh got to go golfing Monday at Thanksgiving Point and had a lot of fun there too. He won some tickets to a Jazz and Bee's games and got a nice shirt and a couple of hats. He loves golfing when he can so it was fun for him. Thanks for the invite Dad, we had a great time!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Photography by Alli

Alli got a hold of our little camera and this is what I found on it. I thought it was pretty funny to see what she took pictures of. She even got a short video of herself, now THAT is talent!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Latest Must Haves

Gray Nail Polish. Actually it's gray with a hint of brown mixed with it. I think it's very chic. This particular color is called Steel Gray.

Red Bull energy drink. I know it's not super great for you, but I can't seem to stay away from it for longer than a few weeks. I think it's one of those drinks that you either love or hate.

Goody Spin Pins. These are amazing! My sister introduced them to me and I'm in love! One spin pin does the work of 20 bobby that not genius?! You need to get these.

A sparkly CLEAN wedding ring! I seriously haven't cleaned my ring for like 3 years and I feel like I just got engaged again =)

JCPenney. I remember going school shopping there when I was little and I haven't been there for years. I think maybe it's making a come back?! I was recently there and was very surprised at their selection!

Johnson's No More Tangles shampoo + conditioner. Alli always has lots of tangles by the end of the day and this really helps both of us when it's time to comb out her hair after the bath! I also love their new baby wash scent Honey Apple.

Eyebrows. I have an obsession with eyebrows- I think they can do wonders for you face when they are shaped well. I guess this one isn't really a "must have," it's a want, and I WANT Megan Fox's eyebrows. I think they are absolutely perfect...I want her makeup artist to come do my brows =)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I have done my duty!

I just got done doing my civic duty as a US citizen- I did jury duty on Thursday AND Friday all day in Provo. It was very interesting and is quite the responsibility! I did enjoy it, although it was quite a long process. I was selected out of 50 potential jurors to be on an 8 person jury. I'm still wondering why i was chosen. However, court bailiff did mention to us later that if you are numbered between 1-12 in the jury "picking" process, it is very likely that you will be chosen. I was number 8 in that process and then ended up being juror number 3 in the actual trial.

I've always wanted to know what it's like to be in the court room and now I know. I've never seen an attorney in action, it's pretty intense. This particular trial got somewhat heated at moments amongst the attorneys, I loved it!

This trial was a Criminal Case. It was one of the Utah County Attorney's (so the State) against the two defendants who were charged with Aggravated Assault which is a 2ND degree Felony and also one count of Riot. Both were presently or had been affiliated with the gang PVL which in English translates to Provo Neighborhood Crazies. PVL is one of the most dangerous gangs in Utah county. Both defendants had been arrested several times and one more than 25 times which I just learned outside the courtroom today =)

It's a very long story with lots of little deatails which involves 3 different scenarios, but basically what had happened last October was the two victims were walking near a park by the Provo river when they heard a whistle. Two men appeared in the road and one rushed one of the victims and gashed his head with a rock multiple times and then again with a stick. Both the stick and rock can definitely be considered as deadly weapons. The other victim was also hit with a stick and then the two fled and the victims called the police.

The first day we heard the attorney's each tell there sides and then the victims testified of what happened. We also heard the Police Officer testify about his report. The 2ND day we heard both of the defendants testify, which was very different from the victims testimony's.

We didn't start our deliberation until about 6pm that night and it took us about 2 1/2 hours to come up with a verdict, which was guilty on both charges for both defendants. We watched them get sentenced and hand cuffed and sent out with security guards. We later learned that they were both housed by the Utah State prison beforehand.

I think it's sad that they were only 19 and one was 23 and had already been charged multiples times with assault, aggravated assault and many other charges. I think the only way they can turn there life around at this point is to go to prison for a number of years and not be associated with their gang and I really do hope they do turn their lives around. I'm happy about the decision we made as a jury and feel like we did consider every option, there were many things that played into it that made it harder for us to come up with a decision quickly.

All of the attorney's and the judge were very professional and respectful to everyone. This experience only made my belief in the Constitution and our role as citizens to play in American system of Justice stronger.

Oh and i forgot to mention that during all of our breaks we were sent to a jury room that was filled with candy, snacks, drinks and anything we wanted. If we had a request, they would go to the store and get it! Also, they ordered brick oven take out for us for dinner, so we were treated very well.

I would definitely do it again but at the same time, I'm glad it's over. Now it's YOUR turn to do your duty! Oh, and a big thanks to Steffani, for watching Alli at such short notice, you are a life saver!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 4Th = 4 Years

Today is our 4Th Anniversary! I love ya Josh- here is to many more years to come. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to us!

Beautiful Girl

This is Alli at 2 years and 9 months old. It was taken on July 21st. I can't believe in 3 short months, she will be 3 years old!! I keep telling her she needs to stop growing up so fast! She tells me she's a princess whenever she looks at this picture =) I would have to agree.