Monday, August 31, 2009

1950's Secretary, My Dream Job?

Today was career day. Shelley and I therefore dressed up, albeit more than anyone else in the school. I was a 1950's Secretary, or 1930's, I'm not sure. My crowning piece (excuse the pun) was my hair. I woke up EXTRA early in order to do it up, and here are the results...

At long last I have an idea of how those girls did their hair! Fifteen bobby pins, give or take.

Keep in mind: I did my hair completely blind from the back. I call this an accomplishment.

Head shot with the glasses. How riveting.

Don't you just love it? I even used my typewriter case as my backpack for the day!

Back to "work"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Chris and I have noticed Penelope's uncanny sense of coordination. Maybe we're super proud parents, but we're just constantly amazed at how well she can keep a beat, shake her booty and twirl in circles.

Recently, I came across some old ballet costumes. One that I wore when I was four looked particularly small, possibly the size for a 16 month old. As soon as Penelope squeezed into that little leo she pranced around the house like a little princess. Or like someone from Alice and wonderland (which is what the performance the costume was for).

Doesn't she look like she's walking the runway?

I don't know where this dance move came from, but it's adorable.

Striking a pose.

Here I am at four years old, posing for the camera. Some days I miss ballet tremendously. I hope Penelope will love dance as much as I do.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


So I've been making all this food and taking pictures for the fun of it. I was afraid it was rather pointless until I realized that I have a blog to boast on...
(p.s. the first three pictures were taken w/ my phone, so they're not as good)

Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Took a while, but tasted amazing.

Pasta I made up. It reminds me of those TV dinner things, except way yummier. Brookie's friends finished it off pretty quickly.

Left: Eggs with onions and cheese.
Right: Broccoli steamed and sauted in soy sauce (aka Lindsay style).
Suprisingly good together.

Oober fluffy waffles full of
blueberries and chocolate chips.
They were so much simpler than I expected!

Chocolate Mousse. mmm.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Crazy Dog.

As I was pulling up to the house after Cross Country this morning I noticed something strange on the wall... it was Molly. She was majestically stationed on the corner of the brick wall waiting for someone to come home. It was relatively amusing to see her keeping watch.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weddings and Babysitters

Weddings are infinitely harder when you have a kid to tote around. Scott, thankfully, babysat while we were in the temple.

Linnley is the 5th bride to wear that dress! I kept thinking that dress is the wedding equivalent to the sisterhood of the traveling pants. Every one of us has different body types, but we were all able to pull it off!

The bridesmaid dresses were a lot more comfortable after we sewed the wrap part shut. Black was a good color for all of us.

Grandpa Scott & Judy. Grandpa did a great job on the wedding ceremony.

Ayden was so happy to see Lin & Nathan come out of the temple doors, but not happy about that kiss!

Here's my dad, ready and waiting for the Sartorialist to take his picture.