Sunday, November 27, 2011

80th Birthday!

My grandpa Marx turned 80 this month, so to celebrate we had a Marx family party at the park.
My super aunt organized it all, and it was perfect.
The weather was beautiful. The food was good. The bouncy houses were a hit.
And of course it was great to spend some quality time with grandpa, 
and it was fun catching up with those cousins we never get to see anymore.

Matix has developed a cute little relationship with my grandpa. 
We have gotten to spend a reasonable amount of time with him lately.
From our Disneyland our many trips to see the horses.
Matix knows exactly who he is, and gets excited when he see his other grandpa!
I'm grateful for these memories and pictures we have with him, 
so Matix will always be able to remember his "other grandpa."

Matix and his 2 Grandpas

The Wells Family

Four Generations- Chuck, Mark, Tanner, Wyatt

Happy Birthday Grandpa! We love you!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


As everyone is aware...November is actually Movember.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancer's that affect men.

So in order to appropriately celebrate Movember... we went to the annual Mustachio Bashio.

Best decision ever. Seriously.

We danced our booties off to Live Karaoke! 
The best people singing the best songs. 
And we may or may not have started a line dance. 

Mister Mustache Man 2011 

Mister Mustache Man 2010

What a great Saturday night and ended it with my favorite shake of all Sugar Factory...with him. 

Check out how I celebrated last year here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

8 is great.

My oldest nephew has reached the ripe old age of 
And in the mormon church...that also means he got to be baptized!
What a neat experience it was to see that little boy take such a big step in his life.
This church means a lot to me, and I'm glad Ethan has made such a good decision.
I'm also glad that Matix has such good cousins to look up to.
I really hope that when the time comes, he chooses to follow Ethan's example and be baptized.

After the baptism, my sister put together a cute little Ice Cream Sunday party back at our house.
It was an exciting day for Ethan and the family!

The invite i designed.
The Bartletts

Shelby and Kennedy

Matix and Payton have become cute little buddies recently.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I have been sick. Like really sick. Like i did not go to work for FOUR days last week.
FOUR days. 
You would think that after laying in bed for a straight 6 days would make you super better. 
But I'm not. I'm still sick. And congested. And feel like poop. 
But at least I'm better than last week.
Last week was bad.
My DVR is now empty. That has never happened before. haha. 
(In case you forgot...I'm quite the TV watcher.)
I kinda wish I was still in bed right now. But I'm back at work. And still sick.

And on top of everything, this week I lost a best friend.
No matter how hard you's nearly impossible to be best friends after a break up.
That's been my struggle lately. And it's a hard one for me. The hardest.
What hurts the most was being so close and having so much to say and watching you walk away. 

But life has been good lately.  I have a really great family. And really great friends. The best, really.
I'm a lucky girl.

Even when things are icky. And I have a broken heart...It's good to remember this. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween: Matix Edition

So this year it was Jon's year to have Matix for Halloween. 
And since we were in California the weekend before the holiday, 
we missed out on the ward trunk-or-treat.
And on top of that, I work during the day so I also missed Matix's preschool Halloween Party
 (Jon went instead)

So what does this all mean??? Yep...I missed every single time that Matix dressed up in his costume that I spent weeks trying to get.
Awesome, I know. 

As  I'm sure you could have guessed...Matix chose to be a dinosaur!!
Surprise surprise.
The kid is so obsessed. 
But it makes him happy so that's all that matters.
Since I missed every Halloween event, that also mean I have zero pictures. 
Here's the pathetic ones his dad texted me.
I was hoping to just take some for fun this weekend, 
and of course his dad forgot to send his costume home.
The joys of dealing with men.
Oh's what I have. 
Hopefully I can add some better ones soon. 

Matix's Preschool Party

Trick or Treating with his cousin Daniel
After Halloween was over, I called Matix to ask how trick or treating was.
He said it was "so, so, so, so, so, so, so good."
And his favorite candy was "all of them."
Then he asked if it could be Halloween again.
Cute kid.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween: Ashley Edition

After the beach, the family headed back to Vegas.
But I was lucky enough to get to stay for another day to see some of my favorite friends.
My friend Ryan picked me up and we hung out the rest of the afternoon shopping 
and eating lunch at TK Burger. Yum.
Later that night we got all Halloween costumed up 
and headed to dinner at a Mongolian BBQ place with some friends.
Later it was party time. So So So fun.
My friend Robin and I bought these mad hatter costumes last year.
But she was in Utah and I was in Vegas...
So this year we got to be Mad Hatter Twins in Huntington together! Yay!

My Lindsey friend was also in town and let me catch a ride back to Vegas with her the next day. 
She's my favorite.
And a freaking awesome LMFAO box guy.

On actual Halloween I decided to stick with the Alice in Wonderland theme and be
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum with my friend Ash.

We went to one of my favorite friend Lyndsay's Werewolf Bar Mitzvah Birthday Celebration!

The Birthday Girl
coolest birthday cake ever!

After the party we went to the Griffin and met up with my friend Lenny, since he won a costume contest and I wanted to see haha. He won an ipad 2....pretty sweet. haha

For a last year costume reuse...and a last minute scramble of a costume....I'd say I did a dang good job.
It was a happy happy Halloween!