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Thursday, December 3, 2009


The marketing director just sent me a you-tube video she put together of clips from the ballet that I choreographed in May. Check it out!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


It's official....we have our first Christmas Tree!!! Picking out the "perfect" Christmas tree has always been a tradition in my family. We always drove around to different lots in search of the one we liked best....and then it was my job to negotiate with the guy and get them to lower the was always such a fun challenge. Now, this tree is not real, but I still went to 7 different stores to pick this one out. It was so much fun to come home, put on Christmas music, and decorate away. I really wanted a fun tree this year that had a Dr. Suess "who-ville" kind of feel to it. So this is my version....and I LOVE it!!!

Since we haven't had our own place for the last three years, I've never been able to decorate....anytime I would get an item it would go in storage. So, I was so excited when I pulled out our box of decor and actually had quite a bit!!!

Let the holidays begin!!! : )

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Some of my girlfriends and myself, participated in little holiday boutique last weekend. What fun!!!! We each set up a stand with our goodies. It was amazing to see all of their talents....check this out:

Shanell and Paige's:


Carrie and Autum's:




All of us : )

So fun ladies!!! I am envious of all your individual talents! : )

Monday, November 23, 2009


Chris reminded me tonight that I never posted our Halloween Costumes on the blog. Well let's fix that!

Chris has always wanted to be an oompa loompa for halloween. So.....with a little sewing, orange paint, and green hair dye...his dream became a reality! We went to a couples costume party, our ward trunk-or-treat, and hit colorado street in pasadena where some people actually stopped us and asked for a picture! Good times!!!! We'll have to start planning for next year already : )

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My "O" Wall.....

I have always wanted a wall dedicated to my last ever since I knew that Chris and I were getting married I started collecting "O"s for Olson : ) We haven't been in our own place until now and all of them have been in storage. But oh do we have our own place now and they are all in place!!! I finally have my "O" wall!!! Yay!

P.S. I am also sooo glad that my parents came into town and that I didn't have to take Chris away from studying to help me put them up. Thanks mom and dad. And thanks to my next door neighbors who did not complain about the pounding on our shared wall : )

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance....

Last night I was invited to attend the live taping of So You Think You Can Dance! Let me tell you.......this is a major perk of living in L.A. Sooo fun!!! I could really become addicted to attending stuff like this. : ) It was so interesting. We lined up outside the studios and waited for awhile.....having tickets doesn't insure that you will actually be let in. We were given "filler" seats of VIP guests that did not arrive. Once we were seated, we were crossing our fingers that the guests did not arrive last minute and we would have to give up our seats. That would have been a bummer! After the show we headed to Maggiano's for dinner....I had never been there before....good food and great company! After dinner a couple of the girls went upstairs to use the restroom and found themselves in the right place at the right time!!! The dancers were having a private dinner at the the girls asked for a picture!! What a fun night! Thanks ladies : )

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We had family in town this week for some California-style fun!!! Kira's kids were on Fall Break and Chance and Angela wanted to escape the cool weather of everyone jumped on planes and came out for a little visit! It was cozy in our apartment, but the more the merrier!

Kira and I headed to Disneyland on Thursday.....always a great choice. We had a blast! Emery couldn't get enough of the "fast train" ride (Big Thunder), we loved Buzz Lightyear, and got sick on the tea-cups! Chris joined us a little later in the afternoon for a couple hours (on a break from studying for mid-terms). Kira and I finished the night with a little Splash Mountain and fireworks. The kids did great....a fun time was had by all : )

We hit the beach on Saturday. Emmet played in the sand ALL day and Emery couldn't get enough of the waves....I think we jumped waves for a good solid hour at one point : )

And of course, what would a trip to California be without a trip to Wahoo's!!!

Such a fun weekend everyone!!! It went by WAY to fast!!! Thanks for coming....visit again soon!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


My heart is full today. I have had one of those days, where......I'm involved in the normal/insignificant/routine activities of my day and then suddenly something makes me pause............ and I soon find that I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I am so grateful for the countless blessing that I have in my life. I have so many. Today........ I am simply grateful.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Chris has this contraption best known as "the human sling-shot". This lycra toy has traveled with us from Milwaukee, to Arizona, and now to sunny California. The other day, Chris brought it out to one of our outings at the track. He knew that our new friends would be willing to try it out!

You stretch this baby out as far as it will go.....and you criss cross paths until the "unlucky" someone is forced to the ground.

Here's Matt and Shannon testing it out....

Chris explaining the directions.....

And off they go.....

The end result!!!

Shannon and I enjoying the show : )