...If you tell me you are "soooooo bored" and whine in a high pitched voice that only dogs can hear... I WILL give you a job to do.

And said job may or may not involve you sorting my life savings into respective piles.

Compensation for your banking services will be: 2 quarters, some old ChuckECheese tokens & some valuable math practice, right in the comfort of your own home. Who can put a price on that?

btw... This employee's work 'shift' (attention span) lasted long enough to sort: 6 dimes, 3 nickels, 2 buttons, a Peso, 10 pennies & 5 quarters (two of which he kept)

Not bad.

at Thursday, May 27, 2010 Labels: Posted by Lisa Best 5 comments

Look how foggy it was this morning!

...And on an unrelated note, but also visible in the photo, look how crummy my current gas mileage is.


at Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Posted by Lisa Best 4 comments

My wedding was perfect. I loved it. Every detail.

  • I loved my dress (minus the headache it was).
  • I loved my shoes, even if I couldn't walk the next day.
  • I loved my little sisters willingness to get up at the crack of dawn to beautify me (for the second time in our lives ;)).
  • I loved my two families coming together to support B & I in our excitement for that day.
  • I loved how everyone just got along (or seemed to...maybe I was just in another world :))
  • I loved the beautiful Spring flowers outside the Seattle temple when I got there (I may have cried).
  • I loved walking in the temple doors and seeing my sharply dressed sweetie. ( I may have cried)
  • I loved knowing that within moments I'd get to marry him & he'd be mine... Forever (duuuun, dun dun dun, Mwahahahaha).
  • I loved walking out of the temple, and being met with a big hug from my new stepson, who I adore.
  • I loved all the hugs and happy tears from family & friends.
  • I loved the photo shoot on the Temple grounds, feeling like Brett & I were in our own world.
  • I loved how everything I had dreaded could go wrong, didn't.
  • I loved William & Owens matching suits.
  • I loved how I didn't feel one ounce of stress.
  • I loved that Brett made fun of me for uploading a picture to Facebook right after we left the Temple.
  • I loved kissing my Husband for the first time.
  • I loved how William had his hands in his pockets for half of the day, just to be like his cousin.
  • I loved how quick and painless pictures were, Thanks Shannon
  • I loved knowing that Shannon is a whiz at Photoshop
  • I loved the food at my aunts following the ceremony (cilantro chicken, yuuuum-You rock Nicki!)
  • I loved seeing my family all together, together for me.
  • I loved that right when conversation was winding down, my cousin pulled out his electric guitar and started taking requests. Just at the perfect time to keep the luncheon fun & comfortable for everyone.
  • I loved walking into my In-laws house, and being overwhelmed at how beautiful the reception was.
  • I loved the way my mother-in-law, amidst the jumbled, ever changing mass of ideas, details & illustrations I had for my wedding, saw my vision, and perfectly reflected it, down to the last detail.
  • I loved the polka dot balloons leading up the driveway.
  • I loved incorporating polka dots into my wedding, I love polka dots.
  • I loved the candy bar, especially the giant jar of Mike n' Ikes.
  • I loved the creme puffs.
  • I loved the little (ell, and big) girls, all dressed in matching colors.
  • I loved the coral dress overload, and the wedding-color-related string of emails.
  • I loved the looks on peoples faces when we left the reception really quick before it officially started to go buy William some allergy medicine... Especially since that's really what & (all) we did.
  • I loved seeing so many people, and feeling so much love & support.
  • I loved when people complimented my veil. 'Cause it was really, really cute.
  • I loved how many people saw me struggling to walk in my shoes, and told me nobody would care if I just took them off.
  • I loved how I was convinced I couldn't remove them, they completed my outfit.
  • I loved very little, the blistered feet I woke up to the following morning.
  • I loved the cupcakes, decorated in my colors
  • I loved that the 'L' came before the 'B' on the monogram stuff.
  • I loved this only because Brett was so distraught about it.
  • I love the things that get B upset (sorry honey), because they are not only very few and far between (i'm talking maybe once or twice a month), but they are random & unexpected.
  • I loved when my cousin walked up to one of my guests, a total stranger, and told him of a bet going on with some of my family members (then pausing to point out a huddle of people across the room), a bet on how tall he was.
  • I loved that my red face quickly regained color, when without missing a beat, he responded "For half of the winnings, I'll match your answer." Funny people are refreshing.
  • I loved how many people complimented me. I wish every day were my wedding day.
  • I loved how many "now you're in the ward, prepare for a calling" remarks were made.) And how quickly I DID get a calling ;)
  • I loved when one of the guests asked me if I was a bridesmaid.
  • I loved the framed photos displayed & the small, pretty flip photo book of engagements from my photographer/sis :)
  • I loved the gorgeous flower arrangements, and bouquet my MIL made for me.
  • I loved (and hated) the large amount of leftover candy, still plentiful in my cupboard.
  • I loved telling B it was time to get the heck outta here, when I realized we were creeping up on 6pm.
  • I love that it started pouring rain as we were waved away and made quick dash for the car (awkward and unhelpful were the shoes).
  • I loved that my father-in-law hopped in the back seat, as if he was coming along. (we needed to drop him off at the parking lot down the street)
  • I loved driving away from the reception, kicking my bloody shoes off and gazing at my hubby, smiling as we drove to our hotel in downtown Seattle.
FAST FORWARD to the next morning... (you're welcome)

And then began the first day of our new life ...

to be continued... ('cause life just keeps goin'!)


~Mrs. Hodson

at Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Posted by Lisa Best 2 comments

I was scrap booking last night and going through pictures, just remembering how cute my reception was. It was perfect. Exactly what I had dreamed up :) I love having that image to remember forever.


at Monday, May 24, 2010 Posted by Lisa Best 7 comments

We are moving! Yipee. We found a great house in Issaquah and are moving in June 1st. I am so excited, mostly because this house has a back yard, and a creek! Will is thrilled to have room to play, and I am pumped to finally have somewhere to garden and have fun with.

With the new move coming, I will finally be able to do some decorating. I have been itching to do so for some time, but there was little motivation in Brett's apartment, since none of my decor ideas involved puke yellow carpet, brown seventies-inspired plaid linoleum, yellow chipped countertops...you get the idea, right?

So it begins... These are my new kitchen colors. I have wanted to use this retro color duo for some time now, so this has been a fun project! And I'm obsessed with them. Another thing I am obsessed with? Thrift store & amazing eBay finds. And that is where these all came from.

The only thing more fun than decorating. is doing it at an amazing price with diy projects & secondhand "treasures". Much more to come, I'm on a bit of a high.

-Aqua cake stand: $6 at thrift store
-Bronze three-tier rack: $5 at thrift store (painted red, my mother-in-laws great idea!)
-Red salt & pepper shakers: $10 online
-Aqua vintage style kitchen timer: $3 ebay win!
-Aqua dishes: 49 cents a piece at thrift store, and I got the whole set!
-Red vase: free! (took from a former co-worker that didn't like the color)
-Oven mitt: $10 on amazon
Not pictured:
-Vintage inspired red kitchen clock: $10 ebay
-red dot rugs from IKEA: $5 a piece!

Happy Monday!


at Monday, May 10, 2010 Posted by Lisa Best 9 comments

I have totally been neglecting the blog lately. I promise I am going to be better. Very soon I will go into great detail about the days leading up to the wedding, the wonderful day-of, and the honeymoon (ok maybe not in too much detail about this one) but not now. Now you just get pictures. It was a PERFECT day.