Friday, April 29, 2011

A Cinderella Story: Royal Wedding Style

Will + Kate, as told by Disney.......

(old kate)

 (new kate)

(p-will at his finest)

 (will's cousins, princess beatrice and eugenie)

(Posh as Lucifer the cat just seemed to fit)

 (sir elton the fairy-godmother)

(evil-step mother, the home-wrecker, camilla)

(so long, newlyweds!)

happily ever after!

the end.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

his and mine

what is my most fav pin i've pinned on my pinterest you ask?

Thank you, dear Emily Bronte.

(...and this is to you, future L.O.M.L.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011


ahhh summer. a monthish away.

 last summer i was basking in the glorious hawaiin sun.
:( did that really happen?

ah yes. it happened.

and... for a splendid summer giveaway.. click here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my ozzie.

ugh. i have only cried once since we ozzie to sleep on saturday. i'm in denial. ok maybe i'm in some serious denial. even when my sister talked about it a few weeks ago, i just told her it wasn't really gonna happen.  but...i am writing this for my sissys and my mama so they know they arent the only ones being sad. :(
and FYI i am going to sound like a weird animal lady. welp. i am.

(thizz face. he also liked to show his grill)

ive been saying my quiet little goodbyes to him every weekend for the past month.. because we knew we were going to have to put him to sleep soon. (he likes to bite strangers...and has bitten way too many lately) he was just a really good guard dog...thats all. poor guy. so what if kids on bikes looked like yummy meals to him? it wasnt his fault. :(

i got ozzie when i was 15, after me and my stupid boyfriend just broke up. i was sooooo sad and depressed, that one day at lunch i had my mom pick me up from jr. high and take me to the pet store, 'just to look.' ( yeah right, i saw ozzie earlier that week when i went with brooke to get her kitten...and i knew my mom would be a sucker if she saw this little guy.)

anywho, she saw little oz trying to cuddle with the other puppies in the cage. they shunned him, because he was awkward...and my mom felt so bad for him that she picked up the awkward little one-blue eyed dog and BAM. she was sold. she didnt let him go! we (she) paid for him, and took him home without telling my dad. hahaha. (dad learned to love him. especially when oz would steal the show during scripture study.....:/ )
anyways, my family fell in love with this awkward little puppy and has loved him so much even though he sort of was bad. my mom took care of him the most. she seriously was his bff..he wouldnt even eat if she wasnt sitting in the room with him. i'm so grateful i tricked her into buying him that day.

he's been there through everything with us! i dunno about all my sisters, but he was especially a huge comfort during my mom's cancer and all the hard stuff. he was just a big dorky comforting dog.. :( he was our go-to-guy when we all needed someone. he'd never tell us to shut up. he'd just look at us over his shoulder and pretend he was listening and then do something stupid to cheer us up. he was funny like that. he'd also ALWAYS photobomb our family pictures. he had such a weird personality, he fit right in with us (you guys, i sound weird. but if you've had a dog for that long/longer you'd understand) cmon. ONE BLUE EYE? how can you not love him?

okay so the moral of this story, is we are not pet people...something ALWAYS goes wrong with our pets. but somehow we managed to keep oz with us for 6 whole years. and 6 whole years? even though he bit everyone and was a little bit stupid/sketchy.. he was the best dog ever. from the time i was 15-21.........i've had a lot of relationship drama. and the most tender thing i'll remember about my oz... was whenever i'd have a breakup.. i'd always go down stairs late at night when everyone was sleeping and pet his head and cry...and i'd say, "at least you still love me oz, right? you'd never be mean or cheat on me. you'd never do that to me cuz youre my good boy. at least you love me." and i'd cry cry cry and he'd look at me with his stupid dummy look. i cried to him a lot. he'd comfort me in his own little way.
and i loved him for that.

why is it us humans get so attached to animals? WHY WHY WHY.
at least he is in dog heaven and biting all the people he wants up there. and he isnt limping because his legs are too little to support his fat body :(
my momma said he died peacefully. and she held his head and petted him until it was over and he was gone. :(

i came home at 2 in the morning the night we put him to sleep. i rattled the doornob as usual, and was so sad i didn't hear his loud obnoxious bark. he always gave me away when i'd try to be quiet about missing curfew....but saturday night, i missed it and started crying.
 miss you ozzie. you weird, one blue eyed sweetie.

(oz agreed to be ron weasley for halloween)

(midget legs galloping away with his christmas antlers we put on him hahaha. he was vicious when we tried to dress him up.)

(jolly old st nick face? HAHAHHA. probably mocking us for trying to dress him up in the christmas antlers.)

(ozzie and his best friend, lady. two peas in a pod. she is so lonely now..wouldn't eat or play the day she realized ozzie was gone.)

(snuck him a popsicle right before my parents took him away. he deserved it. yum.)

(last time with my oz)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Love is in the air, PART 2!

so..... the day i posted that cute little engagement post about my little olivia....i got a little surprise...

ohhhhhhhh it made me so happy. love is everywhere you guys. and this girl has been waiting a LONG TIME to marry this boy. i love remembering the conversations we had at her work...
"Nicole, he just moves SO SLOW!!!! I don't know if I can wait that long. I just want to marry him! I don't like going slow. I mean, CMON. What if he never asks me to marry him! I just love him. Do you think he'll marry me?"

but, almost exactly one year after their first date... RIIINNNNNGG!

pretty beautiful huh?
(and don't worry that when he got down on one knee she got so nervous she said, "no! wait! i'm not ready! ahh! what are you doing!" but obviously... she was. and said yes. hahaha.)
they will have such cute little kids. i just love them together! and i love this post-question-popped picture of them..i wanna hang it up on my wall:


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Olivia + Landon

In one month.. my bff is getting MARRIED!

to a wonderful, wonderful boy named Landon. One week after she went on her first date with him, she came over and said, "Nicole I'M IN LOVE. I am going to marry him. I know it, I just know it!!!!" Naturally....i've heard this many times from her. (love you livvy)....but she was serious this time. and she was right...cuz IT was right.

Olivia is the most kind-hearted sweet little nugget i've ever known and I am so blessed we met 3 years ago. She has always been there for me and has always stood beside me through laughs, tears, mistakes, boyfriends, ex boyfriends, etc. She is going to make the cutest wife and the cutest little mommy!!!!! Can't wait to see her decorate her house with her LOADS of hobby lobby goods and i cant wait to see the cakes she'll make for her kids birthday parties someday :D

One month till their glorious wedding!!! I can't wait! Love you liv!

pictures by alixann loosle!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

take heart

"If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived."— Jeffrey R. Holland

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

in ___ years...

IN ONE YEAR.... i hope to...
be graduating college with my class. on time. (stellar? YES.)
have met a wonderful man who will become my husband.
be crazy in love with that man.
have that man be crazy in love with me.
have a job and have had a successful internship at the hospital.
make a difference in peoples lives.
be happy.

IN FIVE YEARS...i hope to...
have been married in the temple!!
have traveled to another country.
be a good wife and love my hubbie.
work a bit as a social worker while i can.
have a baby or two. (I will be 26...maybe i'll have three?)
have a happy home with my little family.
still be in contact with my closest friends.
decorate my house all cute-sie like with all my random dreams and ideas.
be happy.

IN TEN YEARS....i hope to..
(omg i'll be 31.)
have 4ish children.
still love my husband as much as i did on the day i married him.
be skinny again even though i'll have birthed babies. (doubtful i'll ever lose the baby weight i'll get)
finally be able to cook a successful meal without burning it or having it turn out nasty.
not have crazy little kids so i dont have to make them "leash kids" (ahem ahem, MOM).
recieve christmas cards from my close friends and their growing families.
have my kids spend lots of time with 'grandma and grandpa' so they get to know how wonderful they are.
have my kids be bff with their cousins
be happy.


I definitely am looking forward to starting my life and being & staying HAPPY. i look forward to meeting a good-hearted man who will love me forever, and that i can love forever. he will be honest and kind and special. i dont want to meet just any man and rush into life. i dont think thats right. i want to meet the RIGHT one for me. (Heaven and knows i've been through a lot of wrong ones.) anyway, dont get me wrong by this post.... i know love and marriage isnt all roses and daisies and all that crap- but i know something is going to come for me someday that i havent had before. and i'll fight for it when its right. and it is going to change my life. if i don't have faith in my future.. i will never get that future. my mother and i had a conversation about this today... where are we without faith? alone. and raise your hand if you like being completely alone? NOT. I.

so i guess i love family or something...whatever...maybe i just have been seeing too many adorable baby nursery pictures on pinterest. :/ whatever. and so what if i'm baby hungry!?!?!? my friends are married and are getting baby bumps..... i may be jealous. sue me.
SO, COME ALONG, PRINCE CHARMING! (in a year or so, k. dont come right now, i got too much on my plate. k thx bai)

Monday, April 11, 2011


i'm a red. but guess what? i cannot find that scene from that dumb movie ANYWHERE. so let me paraphrase it for you:

boy-"i didnt ask you to marry me all this time, because i was scared i wasn't enough."
girl-"oh don't talk like that or i'll kill you!"
boy- "No, no.. i'm serious. i was scared i wasnt going to be enough for you and for our son.i was terrified. but then, i thought about how much you worry...and how you are always so worried about me and about every little thing on earth, (and honey you know you worry so much) and then i thought... if i didn't marry you, someone else would. and they could be mean to you, and they could hurt you. i couldn't stand that thought. they could hurt you because you worry so much and you can't even help it! but i absolutely love that about you!!! i do. i love that you worry so much because i love you. i dont want to give anyone the smallest chance of hurting you. even though i'm scared i'm not enough..i can't risk it. i love you. more than anything, i need to marry you."

badda bing badda boom. that man will come along for me. and i'm eager to meet him.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

happy little lamb

watch it. over, and over again.

i cannot stop.

baa ram ewe, sheep be true.
(p.s. mom... i want a lamb now. don't be surprised if i 'surprise you' with one when i come home this weekend....)

Friday, April 8, 2011

hello world + p.s.x5

back to open this journal to the winterwebz.

i have to work in 7 hours...
its my boys spring break this i'm working more than usual.
so work means- i get to hang out with my sweet darling little boys and play wii with them and fix them sammiches and chips for lunch. is it bad that i fall asleep at work sometimes when we watch tv and everytime corb says, 'aaaaare you tired or something? um nicole, can we have dinner now?' ha... i need to get to bed earlier..embarrassing. dont tell my boss :(

the other day we were playing video games and corb was racing his racecar like a crazy person... driving it off cliffs and what not. and out of nowhere he said to himself,
"they call me.... extreme grandma....."
i love him. that same day, we were playing 'sardines' with his two soon-to-be step brothers
(whom i love).. and the little one, alex (who is 7 but looks like he's 4..) said to me..
alex: " can't play this game really. you are too big."
(awkward pause)
corbin: "UHM! don't be rude alex."
me: " i'm 21.. i am..too big for it. ha..ha?"

FAIL. i couldnt fit in any of the small places and be descrete about my good hiding spots. :( so what if i couldnt fit under the bed!?!?!? so what if i'm too chubby for childs play!? whatever.


umm ps...i WILL find that movie scene i mentioned earlier for all of you soon. my roommie returned it before i had the chance to pathetically type it out.

and ps.... my new obsession is GO THERE. lemme know if you want an invite so you can picture stalk!

ps also- go to my sisters photography site. she is cute.

ps again.  today, i am orange.

ps, here is a picture that may just terrify you/make you belly laugh.


Monday, April 4, 2011