Friday, April 30, 2010

Makes my day!

Oh my gosh. I have had the most random but good day yesterday! These are the things that made my day yesterday.


First off, I got an e-mail from one of my readers. I won't post her name but I just thought it was the nicest thing anyone has said to me. It says: 



"Gillian,
 I know we don't really know each other all that well. I have briefly met you here and there, as well as heard your name a lot. I know a little bit about you, but I doubt you don't know me at all. But I just wanted to let you know that, yes I have been blog stalking you  BUT, as I read your blogs I can't help to think what an amazing and inspiring girl you are. I can't help but to be a little jealous . Any ways I just wanted to let you know that as I read your blog I can definitely see the great faith and spririt you have, seeing you work through your trials and hardships really helps me to want to be a better person and to be able to have such great faith and testimony that you do.
I don't expect a response or anything, Just wanted to let you know that I think you are an amazing girl and I admire you very much. Keep up it up! Thanks for all your uplifting and fun posts!"


Ok. So sweet. Me and her are gonna be best friends. Haha jk but it was super nice of her to do that!!

Then, I was at Walmart yesterday with a friend and this lady kept staring at me. Finally she came over to me and said "Excuse me, but you are really really pretty and I was just wondering if you have ever thought about modeling?" HAHAHAH at first I laughed out loud and then realized oh, she is kidding serious. I said no, I have never done it. She said she worked for a modeling agency and was looking for people for  commercials and movies and things like that. So, she got my name and number and said someone would be contacting me. I was in shock. I have never been told I was pretty really besides anyone but my best friends or husband or past boyfriends. But never by random people I dont know haha. So I was flattered. Who knows if they will really call me, but we shall see. 

Then, this morning when I was checking my e-mail, Michelle from Someday Crafts said she was featuring my toilet paper roll frame on her blog!! Holy crap! That's like a dream! She has 1715 followers on her blog! I was so excited. Click HERE to see the post. 

I made $185 dollars at the salon yesterday and only had two clients. I was only at the salon 4 hours. Freak yes that made my day. 

Kevin took me to dinner at our favorite restaurant last night, Los Hermanos. That made my day too. 

And last but not least, of course like always, my husband makes my day. He got an A on his final paper in English and we are SO excited about it. Way to go babe! 

So, if you want to make my day, tell me you love me and think i'm basically the coolest person in the world. HAHA just kidding. 

Off to go camping this weekend... pictures to come! 

What makes your day?

Oh. One thing that doesn't make my day is that my wrist surgery is scheduled for May 10th at Central Utah Clinic Surgical Center. I have mixed feelings about it. Glad to get it over with and stop having tons and tons of pain, but scared to go under and the recovery is anywhere from 2-6 weeks... so pray that it's only two weeks so I can get back to cuttin hair!! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I have it all.


I love this man. He is so adorable.


Today I went through all of our wedding pictures and decided to edit a few. No, I'm not a pro, and I don't hardly know what I am doing when I edit but it's fun to play around. I guess that's how you learn right?

Anyway, as I was looking at our wedding pictures today, I was kind of sad! I wish that happy day was every day... I loved everything about my wedding day!! It was perfect weather, I loved my hair, my dress was gorgeous, all my siblings and friends were there, and I got married in the temple, which was my number one goal in life. 


It was so awesome to see all of my family in the sealing room. It had been 6 years since all of the siblings had been together at once. 


And, all day long, Kevin stole kisses from me. I guess the longer you have been married, the less you kiss ;) haha, just kidding. I still get stolen kisses all day long! It's great.


Basically, I just want you all to know that I am the luckiest woman in the world. I have Kevin. And he's my all. And All I need. 
xoxo.

p.s. two posts in one day? wow! I'm on a roll!
Oh, and the salon stuff is going great. Just sayin. I love it.

Vegas Hair Show

Well, I'm BACK!

Ally and I left for the Vegas hair show early friday morning and got back late monday night. It was a blast! I forgot how much fun I have when it's just Ally and I. We go crazy! We stayed in Logandale with the May family (Thanks!!!) who are Ally's cousins and aunt and uncle. We went to the show Sat and Mon and then relaxed friday night and all day sunday. Here are some pictures of our crazy adventure.

We made tons of bows and headbands while we were relaxing.



I love my best friend Ally. What would I do without that dork? This was on our way to the show.
Yes, that is Nick Arrojo from TLC's What not to wear standing there in the white shirt talking. He is AMAZING.
Our wristbands. It says IBS on it. Who names their show after Irritable Bowl Syndrome?
Dinner at Sugar's with the May fam
My badge and shiny ring  
My dress broke so I was sewing on the strap while talking to kevin sunday morning.
Ally broke her toe so when we went on a walk sunday night I pushed her in a wheelchair.
Watching CHI stylists do their thing.

Some models at the show. I dont know what they were doing.
Our nail art. We bought little pens that do this. Can't wait to use them!

Thats it. It was such a fun show. Can't wait to go to the next one! I sure did miss kevin and cried a little being away from him that long, but I am glad to be home and snuggling next to him at night again!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I am horrible.

I know, it's been like ten days since I have written a blog post. Woops. Horrible me. 

I was so good at it when I was sitting at a computer all day long at work. Now that I don't work there anymore, I don't hardly see a computer. We have one, yes, but I just don't have time to sit and do these things. Sadly. But I promise to try to find more time. 

So story goes, I quit Cedar Fort. I felt underpaid there and a few bad things happened that I don't want to share on my blog, so I quit. I got a job at Salon On The Avenue like I said earlier, so I am just there more often and it's lots and LOTS of fun! I have been loving it. There are a lot of walk in's there so I stay busy most of the time. There have been a few days where I have just sat and done nothing, but thats how this business works. So, I am ok with that. I really like it so far though and am proud of my skills and work I have done so far. School pays off kids. This is my station at work: 


I need to add a few pictures or something and then it will be cute. 


I didnt straighten my hair today for the first time in a LONG time. This is me at the salon taking a picture of proof that I don't always do my hair. 

I am LOVING this weather lately. Wow, does it make me happy. It makes me even more excited about the 7 peaks passes we are getting. Yipee! And, I haven't been getting as many migraines now that it's warm.


Sunday it was so nice outside so we went to the park and had a nap to get a tan outside. We also took snacks and drinks and UNO and played and talked. It was so fun! I cant wait for summer. 


Kev was OUT the minute he layed his head down. Must have been tired...

Um, does anyone else LOVE glee???? Gosh, I do. I have been so excited that it started back up. Anyway, last week, my sister in law Sharese (I get a long with her the best. She is a lot like my sister Adrianne and so we have quite a few things in common) invited me over to watch Glee and make headbands. I got there at 8 and was there till almost one in the morning! She taught me how to make some cute headbands. Here are some pictures of a few of them: 




I also made a yellow and blue one, a zebra one, a light pink one, and am working on a yellow/orange one, brown/blue one, and a few others. I love them all!! So fun. 


On other news, we got a scooter! It's a honda elite, year 2005. We paid 800 cash for it and are having fun driving this little number around. Its perfect for around town in provo. 


We love eachother.


Kelvin, Ally's boyfriend from High School just got home from his mission so we all hung out as FRIENDS and went to comedy sports. He is way fun and ally looks amazing and beautiful in this picture. I just love my best friend. I would die without her.


Ally was plucking her eyebrows and fell off the counter in her bathroom and broke her toe. HAHA. Looks like we have the same genes... 


Um, Kevin is crazy.


Here is a before pic of this hair cut I did a few weeks ago. She was the cutest girl ever.



After! She looks so much older! I loveeeee it on her. 

So, thats about all that has been happening. I am off to Vegas this weekend for the hair show.. YAY!! Next weekend, Kevin and I are going camping at Zions. Cant wait for the next two weeks! 


Sunday, April 11, 2010

One Man's Trash- Another Man's Treasure

Remember these beauties?
I got those at DI a few weeks ago, and just not got around to fixing them up!!

They now look like: 
I painted this one brown- the same brown as my shadow boxes. I added my "Home" and "M" signs that I got from the dollar store that I painted and embellished and then added a picture and of me and my husband and a flower I made. I put this in the hallway and I like it a lot! I may switch it up but for now that's what we have. 
This one was hard to fix. In the before picture, it was a beach scene that was raised (when you touched it, it was like embossed and bumpy) and I didn't have a sander or any sand paper and I am impatient, so I just had to deal. I used modpodge and scrapbook paper to cover it. I didn't really measure anything haha! I just kind of did it. I then made two paper flowers, put two buttons on it, and it will now hang in our bathroom above the laundry stuff. 
I hung up those flower things I got from DI too. I think they are cute right there. Sorry for the horrible picture! Oh, and yes, those are our little fishy's in that picture that are now dead. Yup. 
This wall was blank for a long time and then it only had the picture of the temple for a while after that. I couldn't stand it, so I fixed it. I got the Vinyl "Home" thing from my job at Cedar Fort. I also got the temple picture from there. The two pictures on the side of the temple are two of my wedding pictures that I blew up, and then put on 12x12 wood covered in some fabric. Nothing fancy. I still might change this up a little...
I kinda like it.. but I want to add frames around the fabric wood/picture stuff. 
This is proof that our bedroom CAN stay clean. I am the WORST at hanging up my clothes. Our apartment is usually super clean, but our room, is a different story. It's never Kevin's stuff, always mine.. I want to paint those end tables but Kevin made them in high school and he doesn't want me to paint them. I will keep working on him.. :) I LOVE our bed spread. So cute. 

I have been working at the salon more this week and been LOVING it!! YAY! I love hair! I am so glad I got back into my groove.. I have had lots of clients this week. I think 16 or 17 and I have only been there a few hours a day! It's been nice. 

Kevin and I are getting 7 peaks pass's this week!! Wahoo!

Update on my hand... 
I am getting surgery. I am not sure when yet. I am waiting to hear back from the doc. I got an MRI on friday and it was NOT fun! My hand just keeps getting worse and worse. probably due to the fact that I keep doing hair and I should be resting it.. so I can't wait to get it taken care of it. I have what is called TFCC (I think) It means I tore my miniscus on the left corner of my left wrist. Not fun. I will keep ya'll updated. 

P.s. My husband made dinner tonight. And did the dishes. He is sexy. 

Anyway, that's all I Got for now. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Look-Alike?

I got an e-mail from my sister in law with a picture of some boys. She said that everyone is suppossed to have a look-a-like... so this one must be my husband Kevin's! Seriously, when I saw the picture, I totally thought it was Kevin! It's awesome. Here is the picture:


You will probably have to click on it and make it bigger to see. It's the boy looking at the camera standing. 

Here is a picture of Kevin now: 

Ok, so I couldn't get a picture to really show how much they look alike, but they do! So much!I tried to get a picture of his longer hair.

What do you think?

Monday, April 5, 2010

I write Novels.

I write novels on here. Not novels like to sell, just novels on my blog. So, sorry if you don't like Novels. But really, it's good stuff.

Well, what started off as a good weekend, turned into kind of a sad weekend.

On Friday night, we went to the temple. I had a HORRIBLE experience when we went to do a session the last time we had gone and I never wanted to go again. I thought, well, I can just do sealings or something. Well, no. I knew I needed to go do a session so I could get over my fear again. I will try and tell you what I can about it.. and don't judge.


Back in October (I think) We went to go do a session. It was only my second time doing a session (like I said, don't judge) and so we took Kevin's brother and his wife to go with us. I felt more comfortable with her by my side to help me dress and whatnot. So, It started off like this. I lost my locker key. Well, I thought i did. There was a hole in my pocket of my dress and my key fell somewhere in the lining of my dress. I could not find it or hear it, so I thought I lost it. Then, I went to the bathroom and when I came out, Sharese (my sister in law) said "Um, Gillian, your skirt is tucked into your garments." Well, great. That's embarrassing. After that, We went and did the session, and at the end, I told the girl who was helping me finish that I really needed her help because it was only my second time and I had no idea what I was doing. She didn't help me. I was the first person on the last row and so when I started, there was a whole line of everyone doing it as well. It took me about 10-15 minutes to finish. Everyone was gone by then. I knew the veil worker who pulled me through as well. I was so embarrassed. Every time I looked at the girl for help, she stared at me like, um, hello, get it right. I cried and cried because I felt like maybe I should have known more, but I also didn't feel the love that you are supposed to feel because the girl wasn't friendly or helpful. I told myself that I was never going back again! Or, so I thought. So- Kevin and I had gone back to the temple, but not to do sessions. Just sealings.

So, now up to speed. This whole last week I have been very close to the spirit. I normally  don't get like that very often. I had a strong feeling I should go back to the temple and do a session. Well, after I got that feeling, our home teacher came over (his wife is my visiting teacher too) and invited us to attend the temple with him and his wife on Friday. We originally were supposed to have company over, so we told him we would get back to him. Turns out, the people who were going to come down couldn't come anymore because she had to work because someone had quit and they were swamped. The Lord must really have wanted me to go! So, we called our home teacher, and agreed to go. I had been praying like all day on Friday for the strength to get through a session. I was so nervous. I felt calm though when I got there. I knew what I was doing. I was able to pay more attention in the session so I wouldn't need as much help at the end. I got someone who was more than willing to prompt me when I needed help. I felt nothing but love the whole time I was there. I got some answers to prayers I had been seeking. I then knew that the temple is the pure love of Christ and now I feel comfortable to go with just Kevin. I don't feel like I need a girl to come with me to help me. I am grateful for that experience.

So, on Saturday, I was really hoping I would make money  my first day at the salon. I started work at 10 AM and didn't have my first client until 1:00. I ended up having 3 clients that day and did 2 colors, a half weave, a wax, and 3 hair cuts and I made $190.00! That meant that I paid off my rent in one day and pocketed 90.00. It was such a good feeling. All my clients loved what I did and I felt very blessed to have been given this job to get me back into the groove! My boss is so great. She is so kind and loving. She is LDS and when I was telling her how excited I was that I paid off my rent already, she said "Can I just say something? It's because you went to the temple!" Haha, we kind of both laughed but really, It is! I was blessed. It will be so nice to make extra income for Kevin and I. We are both very excited about it. This job will help us to not have to get out school loans for him. We have done very well for ourselves so far. I hope you will all continue to come see me at the Salon! I can give family discounts and whatnot. :)

After work on Saturday, (I left at 7) I went and picked up Kevin at his parents. He had gone to priesthood session with his Dad and brothers. My friend Chelsea had called us and told us that she had 3 tickets for us to attend the morning session of Conference. We were so excited! We called Ally (my best friend) and invited her to come as well. But, when I picked up Kevin, he said he wasn't feeling well. For him to complain about being sick, means he really doesn't feel good. He was coughing and had a sore throat and runny nose. We went home and went right to bed, but decided to stay home and watch conference :( so he could rest and get better.

At 5 AM I got a text from Ally. She told me that Grandpa May had passed away at 3 that morning and she knew I would want to know. I was devastated. I guess  you are all wondering, who is Grandpa May? Haha. Well, Ally has cousins that live in Logandale NV and their names are Trish and Duane May. They have 4 kids. I have been pretty good friends with the family and visit them with Ally whenever I can. I love visiting them! They are truly an amazing family. Well, Duane (the dad) has parents that live here in Spanish Fork. His dad Kenneth has been feeling sick for about 6 months and not been him self. Ally had been down in Logandale this last week with the May's going to Disney Land and having fun, so the Mays brought her back up and came to visit Duane's dad for a birthday he was having. When the got in at 9:30 PM on Saturday night, Kenneth started shaking and had a fever of 104. Ally said the whole room was hot and Kenneth was unresponsive. His wife Della (not sure how to spell it) kept tapping his face and telling him to wake up and if he was ok. He finally said "I'm fine, how are you?!" and they all bust out laughing because it was out of no where, and obviously, he wasn't ok. Ally said the spirit was so strong in that room. They all kind of knew that he was going to pass that night.

Around 2, Ally and her cousin Mandy went to sleep while the other adults kept up with Kenneth. At 3:15 AM, Ally's Aunt Trish came in and told her that Grandpa May had passed away. (Oh, and Grandpa May isn't mine or Ally's Grandpa. We just call him that because we have known him forever and we love them! They always wanted us to call them that. He is on Duane's side- Trish is Ally's moms sister.) Sorry that gets confusing. So, The Mortuary came and picked him up at 4:30 AM and his wife Della followed him out and was kissing him and holding his hand and telling him that he was her sweetheart forever and that she would see him again. Doesn't that just break your heart though?! Oh my goodness. I just want to cry forever when I think of having to say goodbye to my spouse not knowing exactly when I would see him again. I called Ally when I woke up and we both cried a little but I know she will get through it. Ally is tough. But, please pray for the May family to be comforted at this time. I didn't know Grandpa May as well as his wife, but he was the sweetest man alive. I wish he really was my grandpa. I would see him and his wife all over the place in town and everytime his wife hugged me, she would tear up and ask about Ammon. She is always so concerned about others and she has such a soft spirit. I can't imagine the heart break she is feeling right now. But, what a blessing it is like I said in my last blog entry, to know that she will see him again. How fitting for him to pass away on Easter.

So, we stayed home and watched conference.

And I was a little sad.

But, I got better as the day went on. Ally's missionary got home on Friday and he finally called her last night. That put a smile on my face.

I also got to go to My parents and Kevin's parents for a little Easter Celebrating. Here is a picture of me, my brother Jess, and my sister Katy hangin out.



I am so grateful for the last week I had. Although it was sad to see Grandpa May pass away, I am happy I was able to know him. :)

On a happier note- I made a cute headband that I want to share with you! It was my first attempt at making a headband. It could have been way better. But, it's ok for now. Yes, that's my witch nose pointing out in the picture. Wonderful.


I just took some scrap fabric I had and braided 2 peices, and then rolled it like a rose. I tied a few pieces of fabric to it to fill in the dead spots, and added buttons. My hot glue gunning skills stink, so hopefully I will get better. More headbands to come! (Oh, and I got plastic headbands at the dollar store. 4 for a dollar. Nice.) And, I burned some of the edges to keep from fraying.


I'm linking up to these parties to show my headband.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

This week I have been overcome by the spirit for a few reasons. 



We have an amazing ward. We really do. I look forward to going to church every week. Everyone is friends and everyone is so welcoming. I have made many new friends in that ward and had experiences that I will never forget. The Relief Society President said something in her testimony in Relief Society on Sunday that made me think. She said "I know that all of you are here for a reason. It is not be coincidence that you are in this ward. We are all meant to be together and learn from eachother." Isn't that crazy? I guess only a Relief Society President could testify of that because I am sure she knows better than I.. but I thought that was cool. It's amazing to think that we are all here for a special purpose.

Sometimes when I think about that, it makes me crazy. It's like when we think about how there is no beginning or end- we will live forever. I just can't comprehend that. So when I think about how we all have a purpose here in this life, sometimes I just want to know what it is! I think about my brother Ammon and how many trials he has gone through- and no matter how positive or happy he is, he still gets the trials. They just keep coming. It makes me wonder what his purpose is. He came to this world perfect since he is handicapped. So obviously, he doesn't need to prove his worthiness to God. He must have some purpose to serve our family and his friends. I don't think a person could EVER forget Ammon if they met him. I can't wait for the day that Christ comes again and I can see Him heal Ammon- and see Ammon walk for the first time. Do you realize how amazing that will be?! Oh my goodness. I can't wait. I like to go back and read Ammon's blog- because of the spirit I feel from reading it. Even though it's sad, and hard to look at all of his pictures from his surgeries, I can't help but feel as though it was a miracle that the Lord saved our little Ammon and I can't help but feel enveloped in his love as I am reading the sweet comments and feeling the faith that we all had to get him through the hard times. I like to think that Ammon was sent here to teach me a lesson in faith and love. I remember he was getting a pic line and a new shunt the same day that I had to take my Cosmetology Practical Test. I was so nervous and when I talked to Ammon on the phone the day before the test/ surgery, he said "Gillian, I will say a prayer for you, if you promise to say a prayer for me. I know you will pass and that I will live and get better if we do that." I had tears rolling down my face as I agreed and promised to do as he said. Oh how our family was blessed to have him come into our life. The day he dies, I want to die too. Haha just kidding, but really, I never want to be without him! I feel very lucky that I was able to live at home and be so young when he was born because I got to grow up with him and take care of him unlike some of my other siblings that were out of the house by then. I think the reason being is that I needed to learn a few more lessons in faith and Ammon is the best teacher! My mom and dad must be super righteous to be trusted by God to take His child Ammon into their arms.

Another thing I have been thinking about this week is how fragile our life is. A boy from my high school died a few weeks ago and his older brother was really good friends with Dave (my brother.). He got in a car accident. The trax hit him.


He was in the car with 3 other people and he wanted to see if he could beat the trax even though the arms were down and the lights were flashing. He couldn't beat it, and it hit them killing him and someone in the back instantly. The other two were critically injured.

 
I didn't know him that well, but I knew his older brother Brady pretty good. Alex was in a few of my classes and was so funny. He was a tease. Everyone liked him. They are just the nicest boys. The biggest teddy bears. I don't know why he would be so careless and try to beat the train. But, I guess it was his time to do. It really is unfortunate. I think one of the things I am MOST grateful to know is that we can see our family again someday. I honestly don't know how non-LDS members get through a death. It would be so hard if someone I knew and loved died and I thought I would never see them again. Luckily, his family are active member of the LDS faith and know they will see him again. I think because of that, it comforts them a little more. Still, very sad for them and I am sorry for their loss. I will miss you Alex! You can read the whole story here: KSL NEWS.

As Easter is coming up, I just hope I remember all day through that "My cup with blessings overflows, Thine oil anoints my head." (from "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" By the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). I know he blesses me with things daily. I feel so loved and feel as though I am a Child Of God. I know the Lord is my shepherd, and he will lead me home. I am so grateful that Christ died so that I might live. I know that my Redeemer lives, and will forever live.


I leave you with my favorite church song:


My Shepherd will supply my need:
Jehovah is His Name;
In pastures fresh He makes me feed,
Beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back
When I forsake His ways,
And leads me, for His mercy's sake,
In paths of truth and grace.
2. When I walk through the shades of death,
Thy presence is my stay;
A word of Thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
Doth still my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows,
Thine oil anoints my head.
3. The sure provisions of my God
Attend me all my days;
O may Thy house be my abode,
And all my work be praise!
There would I find a settled rest,
While others go and come;
No more a stranger, nor a guest,
But like a child at home.

Happy Easter. I love all of my family and friends so much and feel so blessed that you are all in my life, for I know you are all in my life for a reason. 

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