Monday, December 27, 2010


hi friends, aubry here.
mostly known at "miss" around here.

santa brought jen a blog overhaul
by way of my super blog friend jenna of q.a. designs.
clever, right? and sooooo jen.
as i explained it to jenna, i was going for the lisa turtle meets bret michaels look.
we're both in love.

soooooo.... merry christmas jen!

by the way.  jen's the best friend a girl could have.
top three reasons right here:
1.  we both know exactly what to do when the check comes to the table.
2.  she's the only one i'm comfortable enough to sit with while we watch a wicked psycho sexual thriller.
3.  i'm a size six in the anthro dressing room when jen's by my side.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All I want for Christmas.......

I made my Anthro wish list for my husband today.

It is full of delightful goodies that I hope make it under the tree.

None more that these boots though.

These get out of my dreams and into my car boots are....

To Die For

So hopefully come December 26th I will be walkin' around with these beauties on my feet.

That is if I remain nice and eat my vegi's.

It's Official

I was cast as Tammy in Hairspray.

Who is Tammy you say?

Well in this pics she is behind on the right with the flip and the headband.

She is a member of the Council, which is the group of kids on the Corny Collins Show.

I am one of five girls in the Council...and get ready for this......

It is a dance part.

Yes folks....this little girl who has been singing since she came out of the womb was cast

In a dance part

So come one come all to see a 33 year old in a sea of 17-21 year olds dance.

 To be honest.....

I am totally excited!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Miss turned 29 on Tuesday.

She is great.

I heart her.

Today I tried out for my first musical.

Bestie awoke early and met me there........

so she could sit and do nothing while I auditioned.......

just to be there.

No one has a better best friend.

No one.

So thank you Rebecca Bennion for birthing my Miss.

She is extraordinary.

And she is pretty.


I love this band.

Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers.

I have followed them for years.

Like when they were called the Refreshments.

They are GREAT in concert.

This time I won tickets on Facebook.

I would have gone anyway.


They played TONS of greats but three that took my breath away:

Dolly (he played this for me...I know he did)
Sleep Like a Baby

Thank you Roger for a great night.

Husband, Bestie and I will be there when you come again.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Penny Pingleton



A theater nearby is doing Hairspray.

I want to tryout for Penny.


I am petrified

What if I don't sing well enough?
What if I do not look young enough?
What if I can't act?

I will keep everyone posted, I am still not sure.

I mean...

I am scared

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


So it is that time of year again.

Time to think of a costume.

I have an's perfection.

Ed's is already and I just need to find mine.

Not to hard (I thought). 

Wendy Darling

But to my dismay all I can find is this

Slutty Wendy.

Now I have never been the girl to think that Halloween is a time for me not to be Mormon
(well I have not been that girl in 4 years anyway)
so wearing this is out of the question.


Who says "what will I be for Halloween? oh I know I will be slutty wendy darling and pretend that I gave it up to peter pan"

Stupid Slutty Wendy.....
off to Shopko I go to find a blue grannie nightgown.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dressing Room

The dressing room at Anthropologie.

It's like a girl haven.

Miss and I always take our things in together and we try on what we grabbed and then we try on what the other grabbed.

There have been some great times.
There have been some sad times.
There have been hilarious times.

For instance there was the time that a zipper broke on a skirt so I had to pull it over my head resulting in pain and laughter.

Or when I MADE miss try on designer jeans for the first time
(you're welcome)

Or when I find the perfect button down and my boobs will not fit in it and Miss gives me the look of "I told you your boobs would not fit"

I just said boobs on my blog

I just said it again.

Dressing room at Anthro.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tiger Beat

This was going to be a post about my Tiger Beat crush

(who was never in Tiger Beat)

Until I saw this cover.....


I mean did the President of our United States SERIOUSLY give an interview to 


I mean, thats it. in 2012 I am voting for Kirk Cameron

Justin Timberlake

Is the new Will Smith.

Shut up yes he is.

Check it.

He rose to fame with music that eventually lead to acting.



Look, I will be the first to tell you that I was skeptical, but really in Social Network....

Not bad

I mean he plays an egotistical ladies man so it's not that far off but still. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010


As I grow older, and mature more (not much), I find I look forward to General Conference more and more. I am grateful for the opportunity to be spiritually fed by the leaders of our church, especially our prophet.

As he spoke today I thought on gratitude and how much I have been given. 

Gratitude for:
My husband
My health
My family
My friends
The gospel
My Savior
My job
My calling
My young women

Today as I listened I was especially grateful for the Lords timing. Sometimes I may not understand. But, my life has shown over and over again that the Lord knows what is best for me. He knows when I am ready for certain things and when there are lessons that need to be learned.

So on this day, I am grateful most my Heavenly Father and his love for me and my family.

Nothing Cures Heartaches Like......


My loving husband


My Angel Boy

Neither of whom have left my side since Thursday



My Bestie



A Double Feature



A Delicious Treat


And This

A Fabulous Skirt

Yesterday was a step in the right direction.

I only cried like 5 times.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I wish.....

That I did not waste so much time worrying about my weight
That I did not worry that everyone hates me
That I did not worry that I am doing a terrible job at work
That I did not stress
That I was more chill
That I would just relax

My prayer will be heard and I will not worry any longer


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Macarons are the new cupcake.

I need to taste one.

I mean egg whites, almond flour, and powdered sugar.

Filled with butter cream or cream cheese frosting.

Bright beautiful colors.

This may be what I do for neighbor gifts this year for Christmas.

Bestie and I need a day tasting them.

Hidden Gem

One of my favorite artists of all time.....Hank Williams Sr.

He is perfection.

Song-writing genius.

My favorite Hank song?

"I'm So Lonsome I Could Cry"

That song brings me to tears every time I hear it.

My favorite sport of all time?


Now what happens when you put those two together?

Sunday, September 12, 2010



Big year in music.

George Michael
Belinda Carlisle
Michael Jackson

I got all my pop music from 2 radio stations in Phoenix




I was more a fan of Y95

I loved their morning crew.

Imagine...IMAGINE my surprise when I remembered who the morning crew was.

This is not a joke.

The man who...well lets just say I am not a fan....fed me my daily dose of morning pop for like 2 years.


I literally have NOTHING good to say about him


He could spin some wicked tunes in the AM.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today I went to Michaels and knew my way around.

I knew exactly what aisles to go to to find what I needed.

Not to mention I NEEDED things from Michaels

This is a day that was never supposed to come.

Today, I feel like an adult.


Chicago Dog



Pedophiles (or Carnival Workers)

Worlds Largest Alligator




Sweet Baby Logan

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Fights with Carni's


That is how I spent my Friday


Last year Ed, Miss and I went to the fair. 

We brought someone else along.

We all bought wristbands together so we could ride the carni rides and fear for our lives together.

All of us....but the person we brought along. 

He did not want to buy a wristband.

This brought up a very valid requirement for a husband.

He needs to be up for anything. 

I mean, I have never laughed as hard as I did on the Tilt a Whirl.

And the person we brought missed out.

This year Ed and I rode rides again at the fair.

And it reminded me of what a good man I have.

Because he humors me and rides fair rides with me.

And buys tickets and wristbands to do so.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Time at the Utah State Fair with a husband and my new family.

Bring on the Tilt a Whirl.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day


Ft.Bridger, Wyoming

Men in loin clothes

Mountain Men

Loving family

Cutest kids

Sweet baby

Hugs and Kisses

Dad and Second Mom


That is how I spent my Labor Day


I am full.

Like I have concert t's just sitting out.

No room in the bins.

And hangers? Out

Closet? Stuffed

Ed says that is a good sign I have too many clothes.

I say it's a good sign our closet is too small.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Lori - here are the sprinkles
Connor - I want the green ones
(Lori turns her back....Jen snaps a pic.)
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Friday, September 3, 2010


I am so grateful that we live in a world where Old Navy is breaking racial barriers. Well done Old Navy. Well done.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010


Utah game as Mr. and Mrs.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Cowboy

About a month ago my sweet grandpa was rushed to the hospital.

Ed and I drove to Evanston to give him a blessing along with my cutest cousin Heidi and her family.

It was a scary time. I love my grandpa. And he looked so frail.

I sat and talked to him and tried not to burst out in tears. 

When I heard it.

My cousin and her husband coming down the hall with a few giggles.

And in walked this boy

Full Chaps, vest and hat.

He does not take them off. 

He made me smile that day (as he does most days I see him).

I will forever be grateful to Sam the cowboy for making me smile that day.

I love my family.

Friday, August 27, 2010


This is Rory.

I work with him.

He is really funny.

I mean he did not tell me about the Alaskan Indian Burn....but still funny.

He told me a joke once.

"How many hipster indie kids does it take to change a light bulb?"

"Some obscure number you have probably never heard of"


Thursday, August 26, 2010


Today I heard wise words of wisdom from this face.

"Kourtney, dating is the best it will ever be in a relationship. If it is hard now when you are dating it will only get harder when you get married. That's when the real work begins"

Bruce is so wise.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Oh how the mighty have fallen

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Die

So here is the deal, this talented gem of a girl is giving away a free blog header. Uh and they are awesome. Just take a look at the header she designed for Miss.

So you should enter. I mean I did.....and I want to win.....but you can try to if you want.

(but I really want to win)


So over the 24th of July we went to my cousin Heidi's house.

That night we watched Zombieland.....on my recommendation.

After the movie was over I turned to my cousin and said....

"So did you love it?"

She replied

"Sometimes you are such a boy"

It's true.

My tastes lean more to the masculine.

Music - Metal
Movies - Action (chick flicks make me vomit)
Football - LOVE
Language - Sailor
Brutal Honesty - Got it
The Color Pink - Hate It
Concert T-Shirts - Staple
Video Games - Gamer
Childhood - Star Wars and Star Trek Conventions

Should I be concerned?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I was at Target the other day and saw this gem

Peaches and Cream Barbie

I LOVED this Barbie!

I mean her dress was the prettiest.

It was $40.....

I mean she is not that great.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Concert as a married couple. And Ed is deep in conversation with a drunk man.
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My kids got haircuts and this is the best pic they would let me take.

I die. They are the cutest.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Hell

Last year Miss had an interesting 5W Wednesday.

Basically, what would be in your hell.

I answered, you know...

Toby Keith
Judge Judy
Diet Pepsi
Vanilla Scented Anything

But not until today did I REALLY figure it out.

My hell is a Gathering of the Juggalos Festival.

ANYPLACE where you can have:

Insane Clown Posse
Tila Tequila
Ron Jeremy

Well that is just hell. I mean Tila Tequila got beat up at this concert and the cops could not respond as quickly as they would have liked because they were investigating VARIOUS stabbings.



And I will bet they only served Diet Pepsi.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I mean sure  it is only pre-season but I don't give a damn.

Football is football is football.

Can I get a hallalujah my brotha's

Can you feeeeel that charge in the air?

Dare I say the....super charged air?

Are you ready?


Strangers With Candy

So, we have live streaming Netflix.

That is a recipe for disaster for me.

I mean a Saturday could be lost to it.

Especially when I found this gem.

I loved this show when it was on Comedy Central.

I mean, perfect humor, perfect timing and Stephen Colbert.

If you have never seen it, I am sad. But no fear, they made a movie and you can rent it and then praise my name for the gift I bestowed upon you. Then you can sit for an entire day and watch season after season while eating chips and salsa, chocolate covered almonds and drinking Diet Coke.

Not that I know anything about that.

Trashy TV

I do this in the art of cleansing.


Like my music, I tend to enjoy my TV...well...trashy.

This weekend I cleared the DVR.

I watched like 12 hours of......

Cake Boss
Mad Men
DC Cupcakes
Top Chef
Jersey Shore
Rachel Zoe Project
Real Housewives of DC
Real Housewives of NJ
Colbert Report
The Soup

And just the summer.

When real TV starts....look out.

Who needs your own.....

When you have these perfections.
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Friday, July 23, 2010


I have learned recently by reading blogs like this and this that my readers may not be able to comprehend the deep lingo that is spewed on this blog.

So I have listed my most common lingo with their definitions to make things easier on my readers...all nine of you.

Cool - When something is good or neat.
Music - Melodic sounds constructed to become a song
Jail - Somewhere you go when you break the law
Church - Somewhere you go to be a better person
Disney - A large company that runs the funnest place on earth
Colbert - As in Stephen, hard hitting news reporter
"This is SOOOO Jonas Brothers" - See cool
Miss Spears - As in Britney
Miss - Aubs
Fool - Crazy person
Douche Bag - a fictitious product. Also an idiot

I hope this helped.

I know that the english language is hard....

47 times

So this is Miss. You all know her

We have this running "joke".

Everytime we say goodbye we say...."K 47 times"

This means that within the next 24 hours we will talk 47 times.

It's funny

And true.

We have various ways we talk....

Google Talk
2 MSN Messenger Accounts
Skype (soon)
Plain ole' phone

She is always up on every computer I use for emergencies on how I should paint my toes or what she thinks of Jake and Vienna.


47 times

Monday, July 19, 2010

Trashy Pop Music

I have a place in my heart for trashy pop music.


Most who know me KNOW that I tend to be a music snob.

But when it comes to pop music.....


My playlist today?

California Gurls - Katy Perry
Your Love is My Drug - Kesha
Run This Town Tonight - Rhianna, Jay-Z, Kanye
Jesus Walks - Kanye
Stronger - Kanye
Golddigger - Kanye
OMG - Ursher
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
Alejandro - Lady Gaga
Not Myself Tonight - Xtina

This list ran like 60 times in a row....

So say what you would like.

I love Trashy Pop Music

When did this happen?

Since when has Leonardo DiCaprio been a good actor?

I am sure many will argue with me that he has ALWAYS been a good actor. But whoever says that did not see The Beach or Titanic.

I mean was it when he became the Scorsese darling? Was it when he decided he should just stick to angsty? I cannot figure it out.

I will admit in his early career he had a couple good parts, like in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" and "Basketball Diaries" but other than that....blah.

But NOW. You look at like his newer flicks and damn the boy cannot lose.

Gangs of New York
The Aviator
The Departed
Revolutionary Road
Blood Diamond

I am impressed and I am now a fan.

Good job Leo...way to not have an eating disorder or resort to cable ministry.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Today - I woke up at nine and ate fresh fruit for breakfast
3 years ago - I came to for count at 6:00 and then watched as girls around me ate powdered egg sandwiches

Today - I took a shower with delicious shampoo and a cute shower curtain
3 years ago - I took a shower in a pod with 34 girls in water that eventually turned my hair green

Today - I went to work
3 years ago - I was in withdrawl on a hard bunk

Today - I had a delicious lunch of fresh vegi's
3 years ago - Yeah I had what we called meow mix, bolgna put into a blender with ketchup...f'real

Today - I got sweet emails from my family
3 years ago - I visited with my mom through a monitor

Today - I know who I am
3 years ago - I was lost

Today - I have a sweet, loving, kind husband who loves me
3 years ago - I was sure no one could love me (except the lesbian who hit on me and gave me protection)

Today - I have a great bestie
3 years ago - Uh see the lesbian comment above

 Today- I see artsy films with 2 guy friends (who are like brothers) who hate them and make fun of me.
3 years ago - I watched Spiderman 3 and had a good behavior Scooby Snack

Today - I have a great life, a great family, a great husband, great friends, a great job, a great calling, a great life. 
3 years ago - I was broken and addicted and hurt

Thank you to all those who have made me who I am today

3 years


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Beef With Disney

I would like to start by saying that ANYONE who knows me or knows of me knows I love Disney and Disneyland, so know this comes from a place of love.

Dear Disney,

I wanted to draft this letter to let you know that I am hurt and disappointed by the lack of strong female characters represented in your merchandise. I will have you know that not every girl wants to be a princess and SOME of us have been told we are not tall enough to be a princess. Some of us girls like old school (or retro) Alice and some of us like Jessie from Toy Story and some of us like both.

I think it is a shame that we are brainwashed into thinking that we have to love Ariel (barf) or Tinkerbell. I mean I searched all over your damned park for a Jessie pin and could not find a one...and I have owned all the Alice pins you have for FIVE years...time to make some new ones.

I mean we girls don't always need a prince, don't always have to sing, can have a strong opinion and CAN take care of ourselves. I would have spent HUNDREDS of dollars on Jessie or Alice merchandise. I mean I do applaud the new princess Tiana, now there is a strong woman....and I appreciate her strong merchandising but STILL, SHE IS A PRINCESS.

Please Disney, give girls the chance to buy strong female characters. And please make a Jessie hat for adults.

With Love,


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 12th

This makes the 2 months preparation I put into my lesson worth it.

How I love my young women.