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ANNIVERSARY: August 20. BIRTHDAYS: May 18/ November 14/ December 5/ July 15.

August 25, 2011

GQ

Carter is following in his dad's footsteps.

August 18, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

My sister had the day off today and she wanted to make these. Something that will take practice to make it prefect looking. This recipe we got off Pinterest. It was SOOOO yummy.Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. A fantastic combination.
We also had another Haboob. This one was not as bad.

August 17, 2011

Ties

For the Wright family reunion we are planning family pictures. We decided on white shirts with red ties for the guys and red shirts for the girls and everyone in jeans. It is hard to find anything for boys. So we decided that making the ties for the boys would be the best alternative.
I liked the way turned out, better than I thought.

August 15, 2011

Tragic

Last time I had my hair highlighted was when TeNeal did it back in November. The regrowth was ugly and I was embarrassed. I needed to do something about it. My mom colors her hair and she had an extra bottle of dye, the color was light blonde. Great! I kinda wanted to go lighter, so on Saturday I used it. 30 minutes later my hair was SOOOO dark, it was not light blonde at all. To top it off, my hair had an ugly red tint to it, so red. It was like a burnt dark red, not that pretty red that most redheads have, it was horrible. So I went to Sally's and asked the w0rker there what to do. She suggested I use a color lifter. So she helped me pick out the color to use. Natural blonde, but it was a color lifter to lighten hair. Saturday night I dyed my hair again. It lifted the color all right. But left the RED color. (Sorry no pictures of this all, I was too worried about the family reunion that is in less than a week and we are going to take family pictures and my hair is RED). Now, I have a light strawberry blonde hair, eek. It was 11 pm and church is at 8am, I have to get up at 6 am. Monday, I try again. This time I called my friend Keryenne and she gave me suggestions on what to do to fix it. She said to use a color that had Ash in it, like ash blonde or light ash blonde. I go to Sally's, again, and choose the light ash blonde, but a color lifter so it will take the red out.
It worrrrrked, OH YA. The red is not completely gone but not nearly as bad. I actually like it, not love it, but like.
It looks more golden. I could probably do the last step again but, my hair needs a break or it will break, hahaha.

August 10, 2011

Pinewood Derby

For an Elder's Quorum activity they held a Pinewood Derby contest. With being the macho men that they are they had VERY few rules. 1. Car cannot weight over a pound and a half 2. Nothing can stick out of the front of the car to make it longer. It was considered an Out-Law race.
Dave, being the Engineer that he is, found this design who was selling the template through paypal. However, he chose to simply duplicate the design - art, woodwork and all - with some stellar modifications to the wheels which I'll get to in just a bit. Looks pretty sweet. Then we went over to my Grandpa's to use his tools to cut it out.

The car was pretty stickin fast. Look at it, it just looks like it would smoke every car. Props go to cdubya1971 

The car ended up winning EVERY round mostly because Dave did some engineering research and found micro-bearings for the wheels instead of nails. The car was undefeated. It won this cool trophy and bragging rights for the next year until their next race. Some of the guys added extra items to their car to make it even heavier. One guy added bulletts, just duck taped them to the top. One guy added a jack hammer chisel to the top with tape, the back end was super long. The Cox's did a wii remote and a banana, they were pretty awesome.

Really, we have a good time and it was a great idea for an activity, one thing I love about the Summerfield Ward is they have so many activities.

August 07, 2011

Haboob

Haboob (Arabic for "strong wind) is a type of intense dust-storm commonly observed in arid regions throughout the world. They have been observed in the Sahara desert, as well as across the Arabian Peninsula, throughout Kuwait, and in the most arid regions of Iraq. (according to wikipedia)


We had our own Haboob here in Arizona on July 5, 2011.
The mile-high dust storm moved between speeds of 50 and 60 mph and appeared to be nearly 100 miles wide, according to the Weather Service’s radar.
These are pictures right out the front door, that I took.The dust-storm was about 50 miles wide and came in a matter of seconds.
We were able to see it just engulf us. It came from every side.
Here it comes. AHHH!!!
We are in the middle of it. Completely daylight, but the dust is so thick you can't see down the street.

August 03, 2011

8 Weeks to a Better You

I am doing this contest 8 weeks to a better you, here is the website just in case you want to check it out, www.8weekstoabetteryou.blog​spot.com.


One of the step is to write in a journal, blogging counts. Hurray, because I am already tired of writing in my journal and it is only the third week.

Basically, I will be blogging more. Now, what to blog about is the question. I don't like to put too personal of information or what I am really thinking. So this post will be about the 8 weeks to a better you contest/program.

I am really glad that I committed to do this. I feel so much better spiritually, physically and mentally. Physically I work out for 45 minutes or longer no matter what, where as before on some days I would get bored and just do 30 minutes. Physically I am eating healthier, now I am trying to not too strict on this one, I just make sure I make better choices of what I eat and I drink 64 oz of water a day. For example, at Paradise Bakery they give you a free cookie, instead of eating the cookie I ate a granola bar. Spiritually and mentally I read uplifting material, do an act of service for someone and write in my journal or blog. :)

I suggest trying it out. Let me know what you think if your do.