Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Ellen!

So today is Ellen's birthday and she is 53. I think you all already know how much I love Ellen. I'm sorry if it gets old how much I talk about her. But really, attending her talk show is totally at the top of my bucket list! As if she'd ever see this, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLEN!

Here's one of her hidden camera pranks with David Beckham. What a hottie! I love his accent!

There are so many good parts to this video, but probably my favorite part is when he starts belting out "Happy Birthday"..haha

Monday, January 17, 2011

Goofing Around...

in T.J. Maxx this afternoon :)

These pictures crack me up! Especially the one of me because my smile is so huge..haha

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Nie Nie Dialogues

Back in September, the BYU Women's Services and Resources announced Recapturing Beauty, a campaign to "reshape [women's] ideas and attitudes about beauty away from those promoted in our popular culture."

To kick off the campaign, Stephanie Nielson, author of the Nie Nie Dialogues, was invited to speak at BYU. I think the majority of my readers know who Stephanie is. For those who don't, very long story short, in August 2008 she and her husband were in a plane crash. Stephanie suffered burns on over 80% of her body and was kept in a medically-induced coma for the next 10 weeks.

She speaks more about her experience in the talk she gave entitled "Finding and Loving Your Beauty." You can watch it here (it's probably about 45 minutes long so you may need to make some time for it - trust me, it's worth it!). Stephanie is such a strong and inspirational woman. I hope her talk touches you all the way it touched me. It definitely made me teary, but that's no surprise for those that know me :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mellow Yellow

Anyone who knows me well, knows that my absolute favorite color is yellow, specifically pale yellow! I get emails from Crate & Barrel pretty often because we registered there back when we got married. Today's email had this set of dishes in several different colors. I told Trent that someday we'll have this yellow set! I love how cheery it is :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christensen Family Music Video

I thought I would put this little music video up that my sister, Amy, directed and produced while the girls were all home for Christmas break :) It turned out really cute! Nice job Amy!

Hope you enjoy watching it :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Candy

A few days before Christmas Trent's mom invited us all to her place to make Christmas candy. It was a little while ago now, but I have a few pictures so I figured I'd put them on.

We made seven different goodies. Fudge, caramel popcorn, peanut butter bon bons, butter brittle, chocolate truffles, chocolate dipped pretzels, and holiday bread. We all took so much home with us..haha. Chocolate overload!

Mom and all her girls.

Trent and I with Tanis.

Trent and I were primarily in charge of the fudge and chocolate truffles :)

Thank you Tanis! We all had a fun time!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

So that I have it written down for myself, one of my New Year's resolutions is to keep up with my journal. Obviously I am supposed to write it in everyday, but lately I get totally behind and have to go back and catch up. It's such a pain! So for this year I am making a goal to write in it every day and not get behind! It won't be easy for me, but it can be done :)