Sunday, March 29, 2009

the date

Yesterday I thought this morning's blog would be a simple rant about the lovely afternoon Damon and I had at the Huntington Library , Art Collectins and Botanical Gardens(

and our yummy dinner that evening at Flemming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar

While we did have a lovely time viewing the gardens and enjoying the BEAUTIFUL California spring day it ended up being much more special than I had anticipated.

I must say I was genuinely looking forward to spending some alone time w/ him as we have been so busy the last few months with the "business" of life we haven't really been enjoying the moments as much as we should.

So Saturday we stopped and smelled the roses.


I felt so at peace in that space and was overjoyed to be surrounded by such natural beauty.

To be hanging out with my best friend just made it that much better.

After a long day walking grounds we spotted the most beautiful tree with a pinkish/purpleish flower bloomming.... the flowers were gently falling off the tree and it was so beautiful I HAD to capture it on film.

When we stopped to ask someone to take our picture under the perfect tree

Damon got down on one knee,

and asked me

to be his wife.

I was beyond surprised and immediately said/exclaimed/screamed
I am over the moon with excitement and anticipation.
It looks like my 30th year is turning out to be pretty fabulous!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Wednesday was my last day as an FIDM student.

Whoo hoo!!!

It's a pretty amazing feeling to be done with the whole program finally.

Can't believe a year ago this past January I started on my journey to following my dreams.

I am so excited and a little bit scared. Time to get back into the "real world" and get a "real" job.

But before all that, I had to say goodbye to a few good friends I've made on this wonderful ride as a Beauty junkie.

So this is dedicated to all of my FIDM Beauty students class of 2009:

When we started this journey together

it seems so long ago ,

we thought it seemed like forever until we were done.

And now the end has come

and I couldn't be more proud of the friends we've become

I wish you all the best and that your dreams come true

and thanks to Facebook I can stalk/ stay in touch with you :)

I look forward to when we walk in June

and Megs we will hold a sign just for you!

So knock them dead ladies and remember what you've learned,

"if you can't dazzle them with brillance - baffle them with bullshit"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

lovely days

yesterday was camryn's 7th birthday! and while it was a bit emotional for me ( I am having a hard time grasping the idea that my little one is not SO little anymore) it was filled with love and laughter.

Friday night I organized a slumberparty for her and a few of her close friends. This was the first time that she had more than one friend over at once and it turned out to be quite a success. The girls made their own french bread pizzas, played games and watched a movie well into the late night. In the morning I made them "cinnamini buns" for breakfast and then they went home!

Then yesterday, her actual birthday, our friends and family showed up one by one bearing gifts for the birthday girl. It was so exciting to see her open her gifts and her face light up as she found an art supply kit, GIANT coloring paper (Thanks to the Muhammeds) , a scrapbooking kit (thanks Nana!) , gift cards and Littlest Pet shop Monkey that she can decorate w/ stickers and such!

There was so much love in the room I wanted to burst! All for this little girl who so drastically changed our lives 7 years ago! All at once I started to hum the song I've been singing since day one:

"you are my sunshine my only sunshine

you make me happy when skies are grey.

you'll never know dear how much I love you

Please don't take my sunshine away!"

miss camryn alexis - you are the best thing that ever happened to me. you've taught me to be selfless and what it means to truly LOVE someone with all your heart. I hope the next 7 years are as delightful as the first!

Friday, March 13, 2009

7 already?

I can't believe that 7 years ago today I went into the doctor for my weekly check up and found out I was being induced that evening.

Who knew that by 2:14 a.m. we would be welcoming our little angel into the world and our lives would change forever.

Being the baker that I am I decided to take cupcakes into her first grade class today so she could share her special day with her classmates.

We looked in the cookbook decided to get "creative" with our cupcakery..... lo and behold:

The Lazy Daisy Cupcakes!

They turned out pretty good and the kids seemed to enjoy them!

Monday, March 9, 2009

time flies.....

they say that time flies when you're having fun....
well i say it has never flown faster. my sweet little angel is going to 7 years old on saturday.

I am so not ready for this!

where has the time gone? what happened to her being just a tiny little peanut that I swaddled up tight like a burrito?

where is the little girl who babbled in the morning until someone came in and got her?


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