Monday, June 29, 2009

The One with Balloons Part Two

i know. I Know. I KNOW. More balloon pictures? Cut me some slack though, I was in need of a fun creative activity.

After seeing Lindsey's balloon shoot last week I immediately started planning my own. Models: my li'l sis Allie and her BFF Bianca. They got here on Saturday night and immediately bought some balloons. But they died. The balloons that is. Not my sister and her friend. We went to Smith's on Sunday to find some more, but out here in Utah most things are closed on Sundays, including the floral/balloon shop inside Smith's. So Bianca batted her beautiful eyes at one of the sales clerks and was able to coax him into getting someone to blow us up some balloons. I knew she wasn't good lookin for nothing!

We met Lindsey at the exact same park she went to and got to gettin.
Combining balloons and jumping - what could be better? I know! If only they were eating cupcakes. Next time.These are the knees of longboarders, slackliners and hikers.We found a shopping cart in the middle of the field and had fun using it as a prop.Below is my favorite shot of the day. If you click on it to enlarge it, you can see the moon in the top left corner. It's the moon, not a smudge, cross my heart.At the end of the shoot they let the balloons go. The pink one didn't go so far... But the rest floated away into oblivian. Overall, it was hot as Hades outside, and none of us escaped without some mosquito bites, but these pictures turned out just the way I envsioned them. Thanks so much Lindsey, you're a peach.


Edited to add more More MORE. I just can't get enough.

I laid upside down on my back and got this one.
Worn out, but still having a good time.
Same photo as one above, but in black & white.
It never gets old.This was one of the very first pics I took on the ground, peering through the blades of grass.The end. For now. No promises.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The One with Cupcakes and Boutiques

Last Tuesday I had the amazing opportunity to meet Von, a friend I've acquired through blogging. Just another reason I heart blogging - making new friends! I won a Scentsy candle on her fun blog so of course we had to meet IRL. Just so happens she had to come down to Provo for a little get together at a cute bakery so I tagged along.

I had no idea this place even existed! And it's just 5 minutes away! It's called the Sweet Tooth Fairy.
I always seem to be a little behind on the "trends." Cupcakes for instance. But now I've found a place that makes a delicious variety and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be going again!
I had an oreo cupcake - bottom plate, 11:00 position. It tasted as good as it sounds.
I wanted to try a bite of every one of them. I guess it just makes for a good excuse to keep going back.
Thanks again for the Scentsy candle Von, I luvs it. Hope we meet again :)
Today I supported a fellow gal pal, Nichole. She's my idol. She made a whole bunch of stuff and had it for sale at a boutique. I bought a neat tie belt from her (I'm wearing it in the photo below) and a floral headband from someone else. They didn't have a business card or a sign so I'm not really sure who to credit... Nichole's accessories plates were selling like hot cakes! Alisha and Lindsey both bought two.
The boutique was outside so I got to work on my non-existent tan for awhile.

Whelp. My malm just called - she and my dald and my sister and her friend are almost here after driving for 15 hours straight from Washington, so I've gotta go pick up a pizza and meet them over at my grandparents. I'm so exicted to spend the next two weeks with my family. Peace out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The One with Happy Birthday Eric

My little brother is 21 years old today!

But before I proceed with his life-in-pictures-review, I want to recount the text message conversation I had with Chris yesterday when I dropped the bomb that Michael Jackson had died. Chris was in class, otherwise I would have called him.

Paige: Michael Jackson just died of a heart attack! Honest to blog!
Chris: Holy crap! (he exclaimed out loud and all the other students in his lab turned to see what the matter was)
Paige: I know!
Chris: That's strangely sad.
Paige: I was still waiting for him to come out with more muzak.
Chris: I was waiting for him to be normal again.
Paige: I wonder what he looks like in heaven...
Chris: Hahahahaha.
But back to the real reason behind this post.

My little brother is 21 years old today!

It's been great having Eric around to shove raspberries into his mouth.
One time my parents couldn't find Eric. They looked everywhere inside the house for him. Turns out he had somehow escaped outside and was eating all the raspberries. Guilty as charged!We two got into lots of mischief together. One time while my mom was taking a nap, we took apart the vinyl couch, poured water all over the cushions and used them as "slip'n'slides." We got in big trouble for the maneuver... At least playing in the mud is an outside activity.
And where's the fun in having a little brother if you can't dress him up like a barbie doll?!Eric was five when Allie was born. He's such a good big brother to her. He couldn't have been prouder here.
"Here comes the muscles!"How he got his leg to bend like this...the world may never know.Apparently he takes after my dad in his affection of Superman. Could he BE any more miserable? My favorite part of the above and below pictures? The necklace.
Eric had some great friends growing up. They were ALWAYS together, skateboarding and what not. They even bleached their hair together. Remember those days?Real attractive li'l bro. I'll be showing this one to your future wife.
Eric and his man's best friend Sneakers. Sneakers loves Eric so much. Eric is the only person in the world that Sneakers will lick for five minutes straight. Tested, tried and true.
Another one to show the future wife.
Eric sure does know how to ruin a family picture. Don't worry, this was not a permanent hair do. Just mid hair cut.
It's a rare occasion when Tip-Toe comes near people, let alone sits on them. Eric looks a little frightened.
Eric wasn't the most pleasant person in the world during his high school years. No offense! But really, what teenage boy is sunshine and roses 24/7? He never fails to make us laugh though. I present: Magnum!
Ummmm. Ouch.Eric taught himself how to play the guitar. He's quite good. Don't ask me how I talked him into letting me put his hair in a ponytail. But I did. And I love it.
My mom works at a photography studio so we all get pictures taken there from time to time. Eric got his senior pictures taken there. I particularly like these ones. For his senior present, Eric, my mom and my cousin Maren took a trip to London. It was there at Eric and Maren became best friends. They are two peas in a pod and have the best time together. This is my brother. Corny.
Goofy.Crazy.And we love him for it.Eric left to serve a two year full-time church mission to Oaxaca, Mexico on July 25th 2007. We haven't seen him since then and we miss him oh so much. He comes home on July 27th. Just shy of a month! He's the second one on the left.Calling "All the single ladies. All the single ladies. All the single ladies. All the single ladies." He will be available to date on July 28th!