Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Saturday night was the Make-A-Wish 25th Anniversary Gala. It was so much fun! This was my first time participating in a major event with MAW and I can't wait for the next one. Usually the gala is more casual but this year, since it is the 25th anniversary, they decided to step things up a notch and go black-tie. Which means Mama got to buy a new dress! I found the most perfect LBD at White House Black Market and I can't wait to wear it again!
But enough about me. We don't have the total amount raised yet but I can tell you that in the last ten minutes they raised over $50,000! In ten minutes! That is huge! There was also a silent and live auction with more than 200 items donated. Some of the live auction items included a week on a house boat in Powell for 8 people, a vacation in Cabo, a Vegas getaway, a full racer training out at Miller Sports Park, and a trip for 8 on a private jet to anywhere in the west! Oh, and lets not forget the diamond tennis bracelet.
As part of the gala our chapter celebrated it's 2,500th wish. The wish was for an 11 year old little girl named Callie. Her wish will make you cry! She loves to design. Her wish was to go on Extreme Makeover Home Edition-not to meet the celebrities or the cast, but to design a room for someone receiving a new home from the show. Her wish was to serve someone else. How cool is that?! If you want to see it, the episode will air on May 2nd. That show already makes me cry, and having met this little girl, it will make me cry even harder!
It gets better . . . Paul DiMeo actually came to the gala with Callie! It was a surprise to just about everyone but a few of the MAW staff. He and Callie helped with the live auction and let me tell you, this guy is as genuine, funny and nice as he seems on the show. It was so cool to have him there. I seriously envy his job. Not only does he get to use all his creative energy every single day, but he gets to make dreams into reality for so many people. That is part of why I started volunteering at Make-A-Wish. The kids that get to make a wish aren't expecting it, they aren't demanding it, but it is a gift that we get to give them. And most of the time their wishes are so simple! But seeing it bring some light and joy into the lives of the kids and their families is so rewarding.

I love my life.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

I love springtime!

I am loving this warm, sunny weather! And so is Sasha. This girl is definitely going to be hard to contain on rainy days. As soon as she is finished with breakfast she is begging Lilly to take her outside. She doesn't even want to change out of her PJs! These are a few pics we took yesterday afternoon while Josh was doing yard work.

Definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty!

The next Mia Hamm?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A girl about town

Last night we went to the Jazz game with Josh's parents to watch Whitney and Sierra dance with a huge group of former Jazz dancers for throw-back night. It was so fun to watch them!

Sasha looked so cute all dolled up- a total girl about town and complete fashion plate! Everywhere we went she got looks and smiles out of people. A group of about 5 or 6 older men were coming out of the steakhouse at Little America and even they all stopped to notice how cute she looked! Okay, I know I'm totally going on and on about how cute my kid is, but I just can't help it! I admit it, I love it when she gets attention and so does she. She is my own personal barbie doll that I love to dress up, take out, and show off!

Waiting for trax

At the game she only wanted to sit with her daddy or her Grandma. Yesterday was "I don't like mommy day." Maybe that's cause I made her get all dressed up. :) But she was back to loving mommy this morning so all is well.
And then she fell asleep, even with all the cheering, screaming and clapping she slept for about 40 minutes. Ahhh to be a kid!
Walking back to LA for a hot chocolate. (That's a Trax schedule she is carrying. It was so cute, she had it open and would look at it, then look up and around town, then back at her schedule. It totally looked like she was trying to figure out where to go next!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Little Cutie

This girl is just too cute for words. Grandma DeEtte bought the dress at Christensen's and I LOVE it! This girl is going to put me in the poor house!
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Apple Updates

My apple business has a new name and a new blog address- go check it out!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Josh is getting a motorcycle.

I'll just let that sink in for a minute.

I'm actually happy for him. He's wanted one ever since I can remember. The first time he thought about buying one, he bought me a wedding ring instead. The second time he seriously considered buying one he got Sasha instead. So it's about time, I think. Happy 10th Anniversary? Our brother-in-law Aaron is helping him find a good starter bike and will help him to make sure it stays in good shape. And of course, he is going to take the safety classes before taking it out of the circle or putting me on the back of it, but I think it's going to be fun. Who knows, maybe we can have a Top Gun moment. ;P