Friday, May 29, 2009


It was good to be together again. . .snapping all the moments yesterday. . .that is Handsome and I. I havn't been doing all that many wedding projects with him since I had Beau, but it really was nice to be on location together being creative again. I love him. In between the events we went downtown and had a quiet Thai lunch at Thaiphoon. We are lucky we can share everyday together even if we are working, we're still together, I love it!

Luvs, Gpants

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hair, Names. . . my randomness

Well of late with my short cut I am not sure if I feel quite myself, maybe because I pregnant, so I again have decided to grow it out. . . this doo or length is my next goal since its just about what my hair does (not much I know and its good at flipping like that). And then I think I'll grow it a bit more and possibly bangs. . I don't know. . .this time I will not cut them myself if it happens. 

Another random thing that has been on my mind is names. Names for the babee in my belly. A boy we have decided Fenix or spelled Pheonix and for a middle name pretty sure its Matthias. How's Pheonix Matthias Lisonbee for a strong name eh? And if by the slim chance its a girl and we all know its not:) we're hopeful, I love Gwenyth Jolee Lisonbee.  Yes again its a French name that i love and can you blame me its beautiful.  In fact my flour baby in High school was Jolee, loved it for a long time but a pity I probably won't use it, we'll see.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mineral Makeup

So we have test products for the new pH Miracle organic all natural mineral makeup line. I need input on the name. Do you like Ashley Rose Minerals     OR       pHace Minerals???   The pHace name goes with the whole pH concept but there is also power in just a name. I hope to be able to put this together soon and hopefully the baby line.  I am grateful I have my parents to help and someone to formulate it; now its just organizing ideas and coming up with how to market it.  Its nice that I have photography and Matthew film back round, this will also be helpful.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorable Memorial

Saturday our family woke up early to go up to Salt Lake Downtown cemetery to honor some of our family that has passed. We picked up Granny and Uncle Dane and first stopped at my Grandpa Jerry's grave. He is my step Grandpa but the only one I really knew. . .it was because of him my Mom is an amazing artist and from that we were blessed to learn and grow a passion for art. Every time any of us kids completed an artistic piece Mom always says Grandpa is so proud. And now CharLee has the same passion.  Dane was so cute as he made sure all the flowers were presented perfectly and anchored them down. We then visited my Grandpa and Grandpa Young's graves.  I knew them most of my life and have so many fond memories with them at holidays, swimming in the pool, Grandpa in his chair and Grandma making little snacks in the kitchen in her oh so clean way.  Like my Grandpa Jerry and his blessings, our Young side is something to be proud of as it continues to dawn on me that I really come from Brigham. I feel a little guilty that I don't know as much as I probably should about such great progenitors.  We also went to visit my Granny's Fathers site and viewed the 1 of 5 wives we come down from. I guess I have no choice but to be grateful for polygamy, I am a product from it on both sides, without it I wouldn't be here.  After the Cemetery me the kids and Mom went to Hogle Zoo.  The kids loved it. It was fun to see CharLee walk Beau around like a puppy in her "don't get lost " harness.  We made a quick stop for caramel popcorn at the infamous Trolley Square on the way home and then it was off to bed after such a long day of great memorable fun.

Sunday we had a combined dinner with our Lisonbee family; the highlight Gr Bee's rhubarb pie! Monday our family woke and went on a beautiful walk,run by the Lake. We then came home and planted our yummy herbs and veggies in our little garden. CharLee did a great job at planting. Then we completed the rest of our home chores and went to Monsters vs. Aliens Real D. We ended the day with a quick stop to the Yummy Red Mango and a Veggie BBQ at home.  We feel tremendously blessed to come from such wonderful ancestry and it was fun to reminisce and honor this weekend. 
Luvs, Gpants

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crazy Funny. . .

Isabeau came to me when she woke this morning and said "I am Your Mooooooooooother!"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Strong Woman vs a Woman of Strength

                                                           pic by Ashley Lisonbee: CharLee & Isabeau

A dear friend gave me this quote for Mothers Day, so I share it wth all you Mother friends that have touched my life and taught me so much about life as a Mother. . .

A Strong Woman Versus a Woman of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape. ....but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything. ....but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her. .... but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future. .... a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks sure footed. .... but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face. .... but a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey. .... but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong...

Above all the things I've experienced in life, nothing touches the pure joy and fullfilment from being a Wife and Mother. Life is Sweet.

Luvs, Gpants

Food Storage : A commandment not request

Last night I went to the most amazing and motivating enrichment night on how to make food from our storage and more than that just inspiration to really go for it and do it. It was amazing to really think about it. The church now more than ever before is really educating us, especially the young marrieds, to make it a priority NOW.  One sister gave many examples of why, she read the most great quote from Boyd K Packer that stated we are responsible for our own family after we marry, we are not to depend on other family members, friends or the church to take care of us if there is a need or a disaster. It said something like the church has enough to feed only about 14% of the members and that our neighbors and friends probably don't have our family in mind if something happens. . . it is up to US (especially as the woman) to research and be educated enough to do it, and not to procrastinate because we don't think its possible right now.  All of the excuses we give ourselves were talked about from , "I don't have kids yet to not enough money, no where to store it", and the list went on. They also gave many examples to make it easy and also to not spend extra $ but to use our money more wisely. They also said to obey its not merely buying the food but knowing and practicing how to use it. They kept repeating over and over how important it is for us young married and mothers to do this NOW.  An image that was created in my mind. . . what if Handsome or my children came and looked at me saying, "we are starving, what do we have?" I hope my response is, "we have plenty.". The teacher gave us a promise that if we just pray and start, a way will be provided, but it won't come without some sacrifice and work. So I continue to give up cute shoes, hair and nail pampering, latest style clothing and other momentary gratification selfish wants so we can be prepared and I have peace of mind that I obeyed the prophets council.  Do we like the ten virgins put off preparing our oil for the Bridegrooms arrival, do we procrastinate and justify or make excuses,  or do we just have faith, listen and obey. I am trying my best family.

Luvs, Gpants

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The "Only Daughters" Club

Saturday Mom, Me, Isabeau and Granny all took each other out for a "Mothers Day/ Only Daughters" outing. Isabeau is an only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter. . . hence the 4 generations of "only daughters", and I feel this next babe is a Boy and most likely my last.  I was a little nervous to have a girl when Beau came along because I grew up with all brothers and almost all my friends were guys. However, I think I will have a good idea of what to expect from an only daughter. . .  sassy, spunky, sweetness and above all extremely independent. The pattern is already manifesting.
Luvs, Gpants

Friday, May 15, 2009

Past Pics

The loving siblings.

These are the last 2 pics we took in our Pretts home. Top is CharLee having his goodbye Movie party with friends and below cutest Beau in her favorite place the tub. 

These are from CharLee's school Zoo day. We brought Milano and there were tons of animals for the kids to see. You can kind of see my short hair in this one. This is a tender shot taken of the kids, Beau didn't want to leave CharLee.
We did end up coloring our eggs tye dye style, would you expect anything different from me.
No pics of me. . .I was very preggers sick.

I am your Mother

So if you havn't seen this already, I say its pretty great. Go to NBC clips and type in, I'm am Your Mother. It is a short from Saturday night live. I thought it was funny, but it became that much more when Isabeau came in the room today when she woke and said, Mom, I am yooooooooour Mooooooooooooooooother! Sooooo funny!

Luvs, Gpants

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Moma's Day

Mothers Day was sweet.

Handsome worked ALL day Saturday building shelves in the garage so I would have a place for our food storage. He even bruised his "cheek" muscles. Yes, not the face ones, don't ask how.
Sunday morning we went to our new ward for the first time. Matthew actually knows the bishopric counselors from Bball in the mornings.
After church Handsome watched the kids while I took a lovely 2 hour nap; then we were off to Gr and Grp Bees. We had the most amazing lemon garlic fish, salad and at my request watermelon and fresh strawberries, mango and pinapple for dessert. All made by the Luvs in our lives as we women relaxed. After dinner, Handsome surprised me with the most beautiful tropical tree for our entry way.  I know you may think me silly for being so excited about a plant, but for me it is way more exciting than chocolates:) Thank you Luv for the wonderful day.


I will get a little better at posting and pics:)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This will be quick. . . 

We love our new home.
We are just packing up the remaining stuff from Pretts Place.
I am very tired.
I am not so pregnant icky sick, which is so nice:)

Luvs, Gpants

Friday, May 1, 2009


So with all the stress going on, Handsome and I havn't been able to date much. So I stole him away for a minute today and took him here. Yum.