As my mothers birthday approaches, I wanted to take the time to let her know 10 things I loved about her.
1. She always acts excited to talk to me.
2. She has spent countless hours crying, pondering and praying for me (not that I needed it, everyone knows I was an angel growing up).
3. She always serves others with a cheerful attitude.
4. She woke up every morning around 5:30 when I was growing up to make us all breakfast.
5. She thinks I am funny, even when I'm not.
6. She is the first one I call when I need some good advice.
7. She isn't afraid to try new things .
8. She is one of the hardest workers I know .
9. She is a great missionary.
10. She is such a great example, I really look up to her.
It has been 4 months since I have seen these two cute girls and boy have they grown. Joy is 2 years old going on thirteen. We had so much fun together. She sang the all the words to "Do Ray Me" from the Sound of Music, no mistakes running around the family room with her hands outstretched, I was pretty surprised at how many songs a 2 year old is able to memorize.
Demi, loves to stick out her little tounge and then give you a huge smile...no words from Demi yet as she is only 6 months old but give her another year and a half and I believe we will have another Joy on our hands. Thank you Frank and Sara for raising such great little girls, they made Thanksgiving so much more enjoyable.
Here are some pictures from San Francisco. Picture 1 is Alcatraz, the prison was closed in 1963 ordered by JFK because it was too expensive to run. Picture 2 is a flower garden in Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate park is about 4 miles long, so we only had time to see parts of it. The flower garden has 3 huge beds of beautiful flowers, along with a beautiful building housing thousands of flowers. Picture 3 This huge art piece is featured right outside the ferry building. The ferry building is full of pricey organic foods and other specialty shops. Picture 4 Andy and I on the boat tour around the San Franciso bay he had a "mad face" because people continued to block our view of the San Fransisco bridge. Picture 5 is the San Francisco bridge, I think the picture speaks for itself....the bridge is beautiful.
I found this outfit on Shopbop and thought it was a great fall look, but when I saw the prices on everything I almost fell over, so I searched a little and found some similar pieces that are more affordable.
Dress 184.00 on www.shopbop.com
White Boots 58.00 www.urbanoutfitters.com
Hat 24.00 urban outfitters
Outfit total: 266.00
If you purchase the boots and hat on shopbop outfit would total: 754.00
In New York, Spektor gained a firm grounding in classical music from her piano teacher, Sonia Vargas, a professor at the Manhattan School of Music. Spektor studied with Vargas—whom Spektor's father had met through violinist Samuel Marder, Vargas's husband—until she was 17. Although the family had been unable to bring their piano with them from Russia, Spektor found a piano on which to practice in the basement of her synagogue, also utilizing tabletops and other hard surfaces for this purpose.
Although she had always made up songs around the house, Spektor first became interested in songwriting during a visit to Israel with the Nesiya Institute in her teenage years. Attracting attention from the other children on the trip for the songs she made up while hiking, she realized she had an aptitude for songwriting. Following this trip, she was first exposed to the work of Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and other singer-songwriters, which gave her the idea that she could create her own songs. She began writing her first a cappella songs around age 16, and wrote her first songs for voice and piano when she was nearly 18.
Spektor completed the four-year studio composition program of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in Purchase, New York within three years, graduating with honors in 2001. Around this time, she also worked briefly at a butterfly farm in Luck, Wisconsin, and studied in Tottenham, England for one semester.
Skin and show is for the pool. Demure and fashionable is for going out with friends or to a cocktail party. A new product out of L.A. called Eliza magazine shows how a sexy, sophisticated silhouette can be accomplished without exposing yourself to your boyfriend’s boss or looking like you’re perpetually beach-bound. Because, let’s face it, it’s best to keep them guessing.
Eliza was “created for women who want to be stylish, sexy and engaged in the world while retaining high standards in dress, entertainment and lifestyle.” Printed quarterly, you can expect fashion tips from stylists to the stars, guides to affordable art, word of the newest designers—even a lengthy wedding gown guide.
Other things we dig about Eliza:
1. It uses cute-and-charming-and-cockneye-accented Eliza Doolittle as its namesake. Not just any old Eliza, but Audrey as Eliza: iconic and demure, classy and sweet, intelligent if unpolished, fun and memorable.
2. Eliza is high fashion without all the avant garde-ishness. You’ll see inspiring photo spreads of gorgeous gals clad in the likes of Alan Del Rosario and Joy Han alongside features that tell readers the tricks of scoring a vintage deal.
3. A practical and useful “Girl About Town” section that tracks how regular gals are using the season’s latest trends in their favor.
I know most of you mothers out there have already purchased this fine chair, but for those of you that haven't this is a great pick and look how cute Demi looks in it.
I was looking for a cute fall boot last week and stumbled across these adorable boots. Just in time for someone's birthday...hint, hint.
I cannot wait to switch from Verizon to Cingular so I can buy this phone, this has to be one of the most well thought out designs of the century! If you get a chance, check out the iphone tutorial on apple.com and you will see what I mean.
Sorry sister, Mom is not very computor savvy and I am just lazy. We will try and do better. I am getting closer to finding a job. In fact I will know by next week whether I get a position I applied for with JetBlue in New York City. I never thought I would go live there with my little family, but we will see. Anyway, we have some pictures that we will put on the blog tonight.
...Would someone please start posting something on this blog? If not I am going to have to change it to Audrey and Andy's Blog. I found this old picture and thought I would post it,look how young we look. layout...
Last night was Megan's baby shower, she is about to POP! She had a lot of women and young mother's show up, I love shower's because all the gifts are so cute! Anyway's just thought I would share.
Left to Right: Jesse, Keith, Matt, Chris, Steve, KEnny (hiding in back) Kendy, Katherine and Justin.
This month has been a hard month, sales have been down and Rick has been at me to keep the numbers up, we are all trying as hard as we can to stay motivated and make some money, anyways thought I would share with you the team of employees that work for me everyday!
I spent the morning looking for sea shells with Audrey and Anna (Ben's daughters). They had so much fun finding perfect shells, I told them no broken shells allowed in the cups, so they kept their eyes peeled.
Laura (Rob's daughter) is holding out her arms because 10 seconds before I took that photo she was completely dry, then a someone jumped in the pool and the splash from the water drenched Laura, it was pretty funny.