Friday, July 15, 2011

Shay Shay Shaylie Rae...

This week my littlest sister Shaylie had open heart surgery to replace her pulmonary valve. She was born with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot and has undergone surgergies since she was tiny to keep her heart going. She went in for surgery on Tuesday. Yesterday she got out of the ICU, and today she gets to come home!!! Not only did her procedure go amazingly well, but she has had the greatest attitude. She came out of the anesthesia with a smile on her face asking everyone around her "how are you doing?". How are we doing?! How are YOU doing, Shaylie?! I am so grateful for today's technology that has allowed my family to get to keep my baby sister. It scares me to think of what may have happened had we lived 20 years earlier. Shaylie is the most kind, angelic, wonderful girl I know and I'm so incredibly grateful to have her as my sister. Love you ShayShay.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Imagine a boy...

Who scares away the bad guys...

Who has a great sense of style...

Who takes pride in his history...

Who is a little bit secret agent...

Who can fix practically anything...

Who makes you laugh on every occassion...

And wants to take you here...

You'd be pretty happy.

Your life would be amazing...

Happy Birthday Timmy.

I love you.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Apartment Is Cuter Than Yours: Part 1

Neener neener.
Just kidding you guys.
But really.
Our apartment turned out SO CUTE!
I'm giving you guys the bedroom first, because it has the least "work in progress" left in it.
Ta dah!!!

I love love love yellow and grey
These tile were originally the ugliest shade of green EVER. ew. Oh, with pieces of gold too.
I spray painted them yellow and they just look so yummy on my wall, dontcha think?
This lamp was also repainted. It was brown gloss before and it resembled dead bamboo. Oh, this is so much cuter! Kinda lacey looking too. If you only knew how much I love that.
Add a homemade yellow and grey flower arrangement in an old glass bottle
And this dresser (which perfectly matches our mirror, night stands, and closet doors) that Timmy's sister Jen gave us. And old yellow candles in old glass jars with old yellow ribbon (which is really just shredded pillowcase, cause I'm trying to be creative)...

and you'll have one stinkin' cute bedroom. Whataya think? and What should I do about the window treatments? comment or text me with any ideas please!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Well, we did it! We're finally in our cute new apartment and oh, we are so in love! It's roomy and fabulous! Speaking of love, tomorrow is our Anniversary! I'm having a hard time believing it's been that long!

This was our first picture taken together. I'm such a lucky lady.

Happy Anniversary Timmy Bell.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Zero

Holy Moo. I had the best birthday of my entire life on Saturday :) Not only did I find out about my upcoming promotion at work, but I got to be married for my first birthday ever! It was fabulous. My adoring husband picked out this swimsuit for me...

It just shouts Kemari. That boy knows me :) Then he took me out to Carrabba's for dinner and made me a pie! How cute is that? My cute mom got me a rotary cutter for my sewing hobby. I love it! I have the most wonderful family and friends who made my day fabulous! Thanks for making my 20th birthday so perfect.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bell & Bell Furniture Co.

Last week Timmy and I did a daring deed. I had seen these plans on and was SO excited that I made Timmy take us to Home Depot to buy a stack of wood and build this table. It isn't filled, sanded, or stained (or should we paint it?) yet, but you just wait! We had so much fun doing this together! I think I want to build a headboard (this one) next. I'll post pictures when we decide what this little baby is gonna look like in the end. I'm just so excited! The whole project took us about an hour, and I think it turned out so well!

p.s. This woman used a power tool.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Escaping the Elderly

In addition working with old people, I also live in a basement apartment, the landlords of which are old people. It does NOT work out in the way you'd think. I originally thought sweet, kind, bring you cookies type of old people. These ones are angry, grumpy, nosy, and loud. But GOOD NEWS!!! Cute Timmy and I get to move next month! We are moving to GreenBriar apartments in Orem, and we are SO excited! Y'all have an opportunity on your hands.

1. If you so desire, you may help us move
2. If you so desire, you may donate (or sell us) any old, unused furniture, or direct us to where we can find some.
3. If you so desire, you may help us clean our current apartment top to bottom, so we can get our $500 deposit back from these hellian landlords
4. If you so desire, you can come visit us at our new place!!!

What's that you say? You don't want to help us move, or clean? WHAAAAT???? (Please watch the hyperlinked WHAAAAT??? clip. Please)

But seriously, If you know where we can get cheap furniture, help a poor newlywed couple out, yo.

Also, I have an old people story for you.

Today, a poor, rickety old lady came down to the lobby of the facility in her nightgown, shaken to the bone with fear. Nearing tears, she explained to me and my buddy that "there's a man who came into my room and sat at my table and won't leave". My first thought: This is a crazy old lady who's imagining things. My second thought: This is the ghost of her dead husband. So, my coworker says "Was he wearing a green shirt?", thinking that maybe her CNA came to help her (we wear green shirts) and frightened her. But no...then she said he was an old man. My third thought made me giggle: there's a crazy old man in the room a few doors down from hers. So we walk up there and sure enough, there's Mr. *Smith*, sleeping at her kitchen table.

"Mr. Smith, this isn't your room",
"Well, it's not hers either".
"Yes it is, and you frightened this little old lady"
"yes, I know, I saw her"
"Well, let's go back to your room, okay?"
"No, I'm not gonna".

Oh, poor old lady. She was so scared.

But it was so funny :)