Friday, March 27, 2009

Another Skirt Giveaway

These are just so dang cute, I'm dying for one. Chantal and I actually went to the fashion district in LA and went to some fun fabric stores and bought some fabric to make our own. The only problem is... I suck at sewing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I have fond memories of growing up across the street from the elementary school and playing in the water anytime they irrigated the fields. I know it is probably super gross and un-sanitary, but we were just a bunch of hillbillies and it was one of the few fun things to do outside in 130 degree summer weather.

Plus my parents didn't mind. My dad actually one summer taught me and my brother to skim-board in the irrigation. He took us to Home Depot to buy the wood, paint, sealers, etc. Cut the wood to the right shape and size. Let us each paint our own board and then sealed it and let it set for a few days. I think he even warped the wood just right so it had some good curves and everything. Then he took us one Saturday afternoon over to Mariposa's ball fields when they were irrigated and taught us the tricks of the trade to skim boarding. It was so much fun and my brother and I spent the rest of the summer and summers for years to come skim-boarding any chance we got.
This is a picture of my dad back in the day (who knows when) skim-boarding on the beach in CA. He was a total hottie and definitely a pro. Perfect person to teach the skill!!
Well the other day my parents were irrigating their back yard and I couldn't resist letting my kids get down to their skivvies and play in the water. I had fun flashbacks when Shawn ran out to their barn and cut a piece of wood to size and tried teaching Lacy to skim-board. It was sooo cute and I loved every minute of it. We also got out the old snow toys, dusted them off and had fun putting the kids on the disks and spinning them around in the shallow grassy water. (If you ask me, that's a true AZ native)

I was glad my dads super nice camera was near by so I actually have some pictures to prove we are still here and having fun!

Long time no post

I have been anti-posting lately, I admit.

I have had it with camera's. We got an awesome camera and it got stolen, then got a crappy camera that broke. Now we just have the video camera that only takes half-ace still pictures. Plus my mom's camera is also on the fritz so I haven't really been able to document our everyday lives as well as a Fuller girl has been taught to.
Luckily I had my dads super-nice camera near by the other day and got some cute cute pictures of the kids playing in the irrigation. I promise, we are all still alive and kickin! (post about that coming next)

I have also totally had it with computers. About 2 months ago our computer crashed for like the THOUSANDTH FREAKIN TIME. And if I had any money at all, I would give in to Charmaine and Patrick's testimonials and buy myself a Mac. I lost lots and lots of info and pictures and have just been to frustrated with it all.

So there it is. My lame excuses for not blogging lately. Not good excuses but excuses none the less.

An update on the Browns...
As for Shawn, he is doing pretty good, considering everything he's been going through. Due to the awesome recession we are all in he was laid off work. We figure this to be a perfect time while we are young and everything else, for him to go back to school full time. He has applied for all the grants/loans etc. that he can, but can't really start anything until Summer school. He is still looking for work of any kind to try and help us get by. So if you hear of anything, please let us know. I am strongly convinced that the best job he can get is one from a referral, so the word is out. Super talented, super hot Shawn Brown is looking for a job :)
Join the club... it seems everyone is looking for a job.

Lacy is as adorable as ever. She has been such a joy lately. She is still as feisty and smart as ever, and cracks us up everyday. She loves her cousins and friends more than anything and is very sensitive when it comes to them. She surprises us all the time with the things she knows and says- she is our genius child. Right now she is on this kick of sounding every word out and telling us the letters in the word. I am convinced that there isn't anything in this entire universe she can not figure out.

Hugo is our little man in the making. He loves to be outside and will sit by the door with his shoes on until we let him out. He loves to scream, happy or not, and is the cause of a lot of headaches. He is for sure a man's man. Don't get me wrong he loves his mommy and his grandmas, but He screams and squeals with joy anytime Shawn walks in the door and when he is home, Hugo doesn't want much to do with me. He also adores his Papa, G-Pa, Uncle Samuel and Uncle Patty (those are just a few, but they are the men he sees the most) I do have to say though he is the biggest sucker for his Great Grandpa Bald-head and Grandpa is just a big a sucker for Hugo. They both light up when they see each other and it is so fun to watch.

As for me, I am 7+ months pregnant and huge as ever! I feel like I am already ready to pop this one out. He is going to be a big one, I can tell. Other than that I have been doing pretty well. Just trying my best to keep us all from going insane. I have been enjoying doing all the little things around the house that I have been doing. (I'll hijack someones camera and post about them soon). We have been swimming 6 times this past week. It is my favorite thing right now to not feel the effects of gravity on my huge belly when I'm in the pool. I am there any chance I get!
Annnnnyway. I know this is a super-long post. I hope you all didn't read it all because HOLY COW! I am just trying to catch up, mostly for myself.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Publicity in the Church

This is a letter my bishop sent out to members of our ward. I thought the link to the article was perfect and thought I would share it!

The Church has just published the following on their website;

In an earlier time of persecution, Joseph Smith corresponded with John Wentworth, a Newspaper Editor. A portion of letter has been memorized by tens of thousands of missionaries.

“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done” (History of the Church, 4:540).

Surely this is a time in which calumny defames. However, we remain confident in the divinity of this work. The teachings of the Savior inspire us to respond to attacks with forgiveness. Our best defense against controversy is silence.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Looks like fun!

Lucky you! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1 - I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! (Though I may ask some questions during the process.)
2 - What I create will be just for you.
3 - It'll be done this year (might take a little while).
4 - You have no clue what it's going to be.
5 - I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same. (Don't worry, it can be a card or cookies or whatever - it doesn't have to be outrageous, just homemade.)
The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!
Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!