13 June 2009

My Old Man Tiger-Pooh

This is a funny little post because it's about my old bird Tiggie. He's really old. He has been in my life since I can remember and was even several years old when we got him. He bit one of us when we first got him and so we named him Tiger the people eater...and we've had him for over 25 years even after he bit us. He can do the cat call but never learned to speak. He is a yellow cockatiel. Most birds of his type only live for a span of 12-15 years so he is ancient...he is blind, arthritic, and can't stand to well. He gets around like an old man...BUT he sings, eats and still poops just as good as the rest of them. He recognizes my dad's voice and is depressed when they leave town. We joke that he is just going to be twinkled to heaven cause he is so old. Wouldn't surprise me. Anyone who knows me, knows my dear bird Tiger. I cant wait to see him in 2 days....it will be a sad day when I fly home and he's not around, but until then meet Tiger!

07 June 2009


A few weeks ago, I was able to attend a book signing at the King's English Bookstore in Sugarhouse, UT to meet a new author Aprillynn Pike. My sister-in-law did some graphic decals and stickers for her and told me to come to the event. I'm so thrilled she did! I went and picked up her debut novel Wings and just finished it! It is adorable and just a fun read!

When I first met the author she was just starting to get the book on shelves and get it off the ground. She is a friend of Stephanie Meyers of Twilight Fame and signed with Stephanie's agent at Harper Callings. Her and her husband were so adorable. You could see in both their eyes the hope and excitement that their little family's life was about to change.

Well, I just looked on the New York Times Bestsellers List and her book is currently #1!!!! I remember asking her husband how he feels about . His whole face lit up and he replied something along the lines of how thrilled he is to see his wife so happy and that he could never give her more happiness than what she is experiencing now, living a dream. It was so sweet. What an amazing support. In less than two weeks the Aprilynne made it to the rank of a New York Times Bestseller. What an accomplishment! I got a first edition signed copy for myself and a few other friends and would say that this book will probably keep doing really well. It's inside the teen relm, but it still is a great story! I would expect this to take off like Twilight really soon!
Here is a synopsis of the book from the author's website:
Aprilynne Pike's best-selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever. Available now from HarperTeen.

Here is me and the author Aprilynne! Congrats!

Just seeing how she has accomplised this as a mother of 3 children really motivates me to start writing! It seems like so much fun (and hard work I'm sure!) Well, Gotta go cause I'm going to write a book ;-)

05 June 2009

A Cake after my own Heart

I recently fell upon a dear friend's blog, Lori, from Oklahoma (she did my makeup for Prom when I was in High School and gave me my first job at a snowcone shop). I was so thrilled to see how her beautiful family has grown. I always admired her! She was one of those people that just glows with loveliness and from the looks of it she hasnt changed one beautiful bit! She had the cutest Parisian Birthday Party for her daughter and it was one of the prettiest parties I've seen! I mean look at that cool cake! I've never seen anything like it! Vive la France!