August 29, 2009

Hope on the Range

The other night, I attended a charity event with some friends. It was for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. It was incredible. First, here is a little history about it. I just feel like everyone should know what they are doing here in Utah and how remarkable it is.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation's sole purpose is to fund the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute: to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

My friend works for a diamond company that donated to this event, so she got a table, and that is how I got to go . The theme was "Hope on the Range," cowboy themed held at the Grand America Hotel. It was so fun. There were people there that I never thought I would meet. People were donating left and right. It was amazing to see. I think they raised in one night over $500,000. There were 2 auctions. One a silent one and the other with a real auctioneer. You know, talking all fast. That was pretty cool to see. I met some great people. I met Elder Ballard, and Elder Scott. It was neat to see them in a normal setting and helping out with this cause. Here are so pics from the night.

Yes, we got to take the sweet center pieces home.

This was the Auctioneer. I couldn't even understand him when he did his thing...

What is a cowboy theme without Rodeo Queens? The thing I found amazing about them is they were sporting all leather. Yes their entire dresses were made out of real leather. Can we say hot and sticky.

We make such cute cowgirls.

August 25, 2009

Back To School

Tomorrow is my first day back to school. I'm excited to get back into it. I have two semesters left and I am finally done. This semester I talking a lot of classes, but the ones I'm most excited about is my hat making class and my costuming class. It will be like Project Runway style. We will have to create amazing things out of whatever our teacher gives us. We will also learn how to reconstruct already made clothes. The best part, we will be designer costumes for a dance company in Salt Lake. Fun stuff!!

Oh ,wanted to give a shout out to Project Runway for FINALLY coming back on TV. Its on lifetime,Thursday nights. I Love this show.

August 20, 2009

The Sweetest Find

So Garrett has a favorite gas station where he loves buying his browns. Every time we go we past by this place called, Beyond Glaze. I have always wanted to go in and today we did. Oh my gosh. This place has the best donuts I have ever tasted. All I can say is WOW. We got a ton to try. Her are some to show you. Every donut starts as a glazed donut and then Beyond Glazed adds the toppings to it. In the picture there is a cherry chocolate, key lime pie, cookies and cream, and s'mores.

August 14, 2009

The Joy of Running

Liz's post a couple days ago inspired me to think about what I'm grateful. She made a list but I'm just going to say the ability to run. I love running. If any of you have seen the movie, "What Women Want," that is completely how I feel about it. It is away get away from everything. No one can contact you, you are just listening to whatever music you want as loud as you want. I live by a river and I run on it almost every day. I can't even tell you how peaceful it is and how much it clears my head or just makes me feel good. You are getting skinnier, you are outside in good weather, and when you get home you feel like you can do anything that comes your way that day.

I'm not excited for the winter months ahead, because I am to much of a baby to run in the snow. So its inside treadmill time again.

I am truly grateful that I can run.

August 08, 2009


What more could I have asked for last week? The entire Fuller clan went down to Newport for our annual Newport Beach Week. It was a blast. We ate, shopped, laid out, buggy boarded, body surfed, kayaked, and so much more. Here is a little recap.

What is a reunion without matching shirts??

Cute little Brookie

Thanks Mom and Dad for the Alaska gifts!

Our first day in Newport I was so excited to get down to the beach but Garrett was still so tired from driving until 3 am the night before. So I tried to make it difficult for him to fall back asleep. :-)
Crystal Cove is turning into my favorite beach. The shake shack is good.

Carrie and I with Maycee and Berlin.

We ventured back to our old home, Huntington Beach. I miss living there. It is so pretty.

One day we went down to Dana Point. It was more of a cove so you can rent Kayaks and things. we had so much fun. The waves were a little challenging to get through.

Our last night all the adults went out. We went out to Balboa and ate at this restaurant that overlooked the ocean. It was so pretty.

I loved last week. Now we are back, Garrett already flew out for the week and its back to reality for me. Till next year.

August 01, 2009

Sad Day

Well it was a sad day for me today. Brad and Jaime and there girls are moving back down to AZ. Brad has gotten into a Law School down in Phoenix. I'm really sad to see them go. I loved being so close and seeing them and their family on weekly bases. Thanks for always helping me when I was lonely while Garrett was gone. I don't know how I could of gotten through those first couple months without you guys. I love you, and will miss you so much.

I wanted to give Jaime a break so Brad and her could get some things done. I took Abbie and Lillie to this sweet river pond/splash pad thing. It was so fun. Then we met up with Scott and McCall and swam at their pool. Fun Summer day in the sun!

"T" for Ting Tings. Anytime the girls drive in my car they always want to listen to the Ting Tings. Their favorite song is "Thats not my name."

Them dancing...

Tonight we all went to Olive Garden as one last night together. Lucy spilt soda on her shirt so Brad gave her a napkin and this is was happened. She is bigger than me.

I'll miss you guys. Can't wait to visist you at Nana's!!!