Monday, November 21, 2011


Kelli's wedding was unforgettable.

I really wanted to dance with my nephew, but under one condition, I was required to wear a mask. He forced me. We had a lot of fun. Dancing seems to be my families tradition. I mean, we are crazy on the dance floor.

Photography by: Most hilarious and talented, Camille Johnson

Mormon style of course. None of this PG-13 crud.

My sister (Lindz) and neice (Lily), getting their groove on. My neices mom (Sarah) is right behind her!

Nephew Mack (Lindz's boy) break dancing. He has mad skillz.

I wish it were Kelli's wedding all over again. Only because I wasn't the one planning it. Weddings are a pain to plan. Honestly, I've never had to plan one. My mom pretty much took over for me when I was "planning" my wedding. Don't worry, she LIVES for planning things. I was more than happy to pass on the wedding blue prints to my momma, but only because she insisted and she's much more talented than I am!

The cake topper you see right there, is the cake topper that was used on my grandmother and grandfathers cake on their wedding day in 1941. Very special. Kinda jealous that wasn't used on my cake. Guess we all know who the favorite is in this family! Ahem!

These are a few of my favorite things...

I have oily, OILY, greasy, GREASY, lard-like, you get the picture, oily skin. It's a curse. Minus the fact that it keeps me moist, I never will dry out.. This lotion is heaven. (Thanks to my sis-in-law, Jen for directing me to this product.) It is light, SPF (smells nothing like sunscreen, there is only a lovely aroma), and it really does reduce redness. I would know!

I have a partial addiction to chapstick. Is it possible to have a partial addiction? I didn't think so.

Helps tame the mane.

I love these colors. Helps make these blue eyes pop.

Just some random things that I use everyday to keep me happy and fresh!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pribe of Libe

I'm on a roll with these random videos. I just came across this hilarious clip, thought I'd be so kind and share with whomever feels the need for a good laugh.

I'm having troubles adding the video, so just go here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

All he cares about is treats, treats and snoozin'...look at him...treats and snoozing, snoozin' and treats, that's it!

Marcel is funny... and she is a shell.

Look what my sister-in-law made.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have a pretty awesome nephew

This weekend was one for the books. I was being abandoned by the love of my life because he had a very important, planned boys and "girl" weekend (his sister, Emily tagged along...there was just too much testosterone, needed to even things out :) Will, his dad, three brothers, and sister all flew out to Greenville, SC to enjoy a weekend of Clemson football. Will was so excited he forgot to pack his own suitcase. The good wife that I am, I helped get him packed. Since, I couldn't be with Will, I decided to watch the game just in case I could spot him. I spent the weekend at my mama's so my mom and I watched most of the game. And every time the camera would scan over the crowd, we would pause the TV (the beauty of DVR) and take the time to see if we could spot the Watson clan. My mom said, "this feels like we're looking for Waldo!" Funny she would say that because the camera scanned by a guy that was dressed up as 'Where's Waldo!" We laughed pretty hard. Good news: Clemson won! I'm very happy because that would have been pretty lame to fly all that way just to lose a game.


Less talk about Will, more talk about me or my nephew. My nephew Ben turned 11 on 11/11/11 which was awesome. We went out to Chili's to celebrate the little guy! He is a goofy kid with a lot of personality. He's extremely witty too.

(Celebrating Ben's birthday at Chili's)

We came back to my parents and came up with a few dances (which were pathetic, but memorable), and then we started to watch Once Upon a Time, new TV sitcom that is not so bad. A little cheesy, but I kind of like it. Oh, and my brother Jeremy slept over too. Which contributed to the funness. He is a hoot and really knows how to get Ben on a laughing attack. Let's not forget that Ben drank a lot of Dr. Pepper because it WAS his birthday and you can do pretty much whatever you want on your birthday. So yeah, he was extremely hyper.

We stayed up fairly late. Late being 12am for me. Usually, I go to bed at 9 when Will is home. Nowadays, we are just old farts. I thought I was going to get to sleep in, but I woke up @ 6:00am to the most obnoxious sound, Jeremy's STOOOOOOPID alarm clock. This very moment brought back memories of when I was in High School and Jeremy's alarm clock would go off for hours unless I got up and turned it off for him and splashed him with water to get the *BEEP* out of bed so he wouldn't be late for early morning seminary. I was a wonderful sister, oh and I still AM! So, I didn't get the beauty sleep I needed. Instead, I studied my little brain until it was fried.

When everyone woke up from their beautiful soundly sleep, we booked it to Maglebys Fresh and got all you can eat french toast. My kind of breakfast to fatten you up. I need not bore you of my entire weekend. Just hear me when I say I have an awesome nephew that has a heart of gold.

(Having a mini-party at Cabelas)

A year ago Ben was in the PICU because he developed a rare condition called Kawasaki disease. It was serious and it was predicted that he wasn't going to make it. He sure fought his way to survival. I'm so grateful he is still here because without that boy life would not be the same. Plus, he is hilarious. The world needs good humor and he's got it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEN!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mrs. Leavitt

My beautiful twin is officially married off to the love of her life! I couldn't be happier for her. Minus the fact that she is vacationing in the beautiful state of Hawaii, as we speak. Lucky sod! I just wanted to give you a peek at what Kelli looked like on her wedding day. Her adorable friend, Whitney (who is actually Kelli's husband's (B) best buddy) used her cool camera to get this shot of us ladies in the bridal room. We had a lot of fun getting primped for walking down the aisle.

(I think it's also funny that Kelli is friends with brunettes only. I am the only blondey in this photo.)

Oh, and forgot to mention, Kelli and I got our make-up done by the artists at Mac. Mini-funny-story. The girl doing my make-up made it perfectly clear that her life's obsession is make-up. And, she made no bones about how good she is. She kept saying, "Let me do my magic, because I've been doing this for years, I'm a professional!" I was like, "aight, I place my trust into you Miss Profesh!" So, she went at it. She was going for a vintage look, you know, cat-eye look. Yeah, I do not know much about style and fashion. But, this was one of those learning experiences for me. I really liked what she put on my eyes. Get this, she put fake eyelashes on me as well. I was starting to get scared at this point. I couldn't recognize myself when she'd hand me the mirror. Now for the cherry on top. She went with red lipstick. I NEVER wear anything on my mouth, except strawberry chapstick. I hate lipstick. BUT, Kelli said, "Marci, do it for me!" Oh no she did not just put a guilt trip on me since she was getting married. Well, she did and it worked. I let her slather me with lipstick. I was nervous because I've never seen myself with lipstick on before. It was not good whatever she did. Turns out she made fake lips on me. I looked like a TRANNY. A man dressed as a woman. It was just awful. I didn't make any sudden movements because the make-up lady was so proud of her work, I didn't want to shatter her dreams as a "professional artist." So, I kept my lips sealed, literally, because she caked that schtuff on my lips. Paid the lady. And booked it to the ladies room. It felt good to wipe that junk off. I only removed the lipstick, everything else I really liked, if you were confused. Now I know what I could dress up as for next Halloween. No y'all, I won't dress-up as a tranny, I just know I'd make a good one. I wish I had gotten a picture because it was pretty funny.

I would like to say, it was so fun going with my sister to get our make-up done prior to her getting married. It was our last bonding moment before she became a married woman. I loved getting to look at Kelli while she was getting plastered with make-up. I love that girl.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Social Network

I have deleted my Facebook account probably a dozen times. It's pathetic. It really was difficult for us to go our separate ways. I loved the hundreds of friends I had, even though I only spoke to a few occasionally. The little red notifications were always a treat for me, almost like Christmas morn'. I enjoyed stalking my "friends" albums. To top it off I found myself curious to know about the graphic statuses that I'd read on a daily basis.

Alls I'm saying is Facebook is a fun thing, but I decided for myself it wasn't the legit way to keep friends. Maybe it's because I'm married to an activist that despises Facebook. But, he hates anything social. If his work never needed to get a hold of him, he'd probably chuck his phone into the ocean. Oh, and that would be if we lived by the ocean. Which we are hoping to do someday. I miss Facebook because it seemed I had a better connection with people, but it was almost a facade. Like, I was talking myself into the friendship. I would stalk my friends profile and consider that to be my update. It wasn't tangible, I couldn't really give that friend a virtual hug. I mean, I could, but that would be weird. I don't hate on Facebook or anyone that is currently apart of the Facebook world. I just wish Facebook wouldn't take away from true friendships. It seems it has robbed people of trying to maintain a strong relationship with people. Instead, of using your phone or physically meeting up with someone...You're just one email away from becoming BFF. Am I making myself clear? No? Could you at least pretend like you understand where I'm coming from? FINE! I miss Facebook. I do. But, it's definitely helped me stay focused on school work by being off of it. Someday I may return.

Honestly, I don't have much to blog about at the moment and this is the best I've got.

Oh. I do have something to say. Not sure if any of you are Amanda Bynes fans. Well, I am. Maybe it's because everyone I know from High School said I looked like her, well, my facial expressions mimicked hers. That could be it. I've been watching a few of her movies this week. Two of my favorites: She's the Man and What a Girl Wants. Brings back great memories. You should watch them. They are full CHEESE, but I don't even care. I'm as cheesey as they come, so it fits me like a glove. Happy Thursday, people!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Big Day..

My twinner-poop is getting all hitched tomorrow. The theme is....get this...Phantom of the Opera!!!!!!!!!

I know! I know! Pretty unique and totally my twins style. It was pretty hilarious because Will kept thinking it's going to be a costume party. He was planning on dressing up as the Phantom himself. Yeah, well, if you know Will, and I know most of you do, he is full of *you know what*. Which is a good thing. He told me he wants to skydive. I'm afraid of heights in case you didn't know. He didn't follow through with his costume, but it's all good, my imagination was enough.

Anywhayz, back to Kelli and her taste.

We are nothing alike, but we love each other tremendously. We haven't always shown each other how much we love each other, but it's always been constant. She is such a great girl. Been through a lot, more than me. Made choices that have made her stronger even if she didn't feel that way in that very moment. But, she has come a LONG way and I love her for that. We are going to have the greatest ole time tomorrow. I've been counting down the hours. We had a little mom/sister/daughter get-together to celebrate Kell Bell getting married to her B-stie boy (Brandon). We got manicures and pedicures and ate out at an Indian restaurant, (we have a tradition in our family, we always order Chicken Makhani and naan when we go to any Indian restaurant--my favorite dish). It was the best girl's night. I loved bonding. We haven't done something like this...EVER! So, it was just a party.

My adorable momster

The entire time we were at the restaurant, my nephew, Mack (the most adorable red-headed nephew I have) and I played Rock, Paper, Scissors. Then, we got bored of that original game and came up with Sword, Shield, and Brick. My nephew has an awesome imagination and a freaking cute laugh. I love that child and everyone else in these pictures.

Kell Bell and B, congratulations! I'm honored to be part of your big day and lives. You are going to make a great married team. MARRIAGE rocks my socks off, so it will yours. Because, well, because we're twins, Kelli. Duuuuuuurrrrr!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Last Summer Hoorah

Here comes the snow, doo doo doo doo, here comes the snow,
and I say it's NOT all right

Little darling, it's been a short warm comforting summer
Little darling, it feels like minutes since it's been here
Here comes the snow, doo doo doo doo, here comes the snow
and I say it's NOT all right

Here is a little "last" camping trip of the year, to prepare ourselves for a wicked cold winter.

Let me tell you. We thought we were getting away from P-town to bask in some peace and quiet. That was the last thing we got to do. We fell asleep at 10pm and woke up at 11:30pm to a coyote that wanted to be heard. It howled, yelp, whaled, you name it. I immediately opened my eyes to see in front of me, a man, who suddenly became a little boy. His eyes were bug-eyed and all he could say was, "Oh, gosh! Oh, gosh!" So, of course it got me scared. We didn't sleep much that evening.