Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Hair!..(Ahlin name that movie)

(This is going to be a long one I'm sorry! But when the words flow they flow, ya know?)
Well I should probably start this post off by saying, I am the queen of phases. Ask anyone in my family. They should be able to rattle of a few right off the bat if you ask them. To name a few: the geckos, airsoft guns, knives, Disney Princesses, Disney Movies, coloring, photography (which is a phase I am still in, thank goodness), old movies, punk clothing (scary times), etc. Usually I don't discover that I am going through the phase until several months after the fact. Well today it's a little different. I noticed that a couple weeks ago that my 'style' changed a bit. I wish I would have stopped when I saw it coming but now I am afraid to say it is too late. . .
Jades sister came down about a month ago for the baby. She happens to be a hair person (I always forget what they're called. . .hair stylest? salonist? those don't sound right). So I had the crazy thought of, I'll cut and dye my hair! So she dyed the bottom half a subtle shade of brown and put some highlights in it. No big deal right? WRONG. I then had the thought while we were buying the brown hair dye, that I've always wanted teal in my hair. Why? I don't know, maybe I secretly want to be a mermaid. Point is, several hours later BAM there's a chunk of teal in my hair. Not very noticeable but still present. This started my new phase. The next week I found a pair of killer huge sunglasses, bought two pairs of skinny jeans (one purple one bright blue), painted my nails some insane dark color (night with a finish coat of blackberry, which is red, go figure) and got a crazy cool jacket. Well if you know me, when I go, I go all the way. And the teal wasn't cuttin it for me. So that Sunday I found myself at a friends house getting my hair dyed 'dark brown' aka black, underneath and covering the teal with purple! What the heck? I know. Now I realize that this is a phase. And I am crazy. Oh well. . . I LOVE IT!

The purple on the side. I put it underneath too...

Notice the nails...

yeah, thats black.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fall is Here

Meet Kadee and Carlee. For the past week we have done many fun things during our Thanksgiving break. . . So on Thanksgiving we had a huge girls night and then the next morning went to Target for Black Friday. So we got some new fun clothes and hats, leading to a Fall photo shoot. It was tons of fun, I love my new Newsies hat and jacket. Well I'm grateful for all my friends and family! Happy Hollidays!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cousin Time

My sister-in-law, Jade, finally had her baby! They named him Track Matthew Arrington (adorable isn't it?). Well visiting, from Canada, for this glorious occasion was Jade's sister Tatum (who naturally brought along baby Beckham) and Jade's mother. This, of course, called for a cousin photo shoot, since the kids live so far apart. So here are the fruits of this glorious occasion. My editing program is causing me grief, so these aren't the final products. I just thought that the fam would like to see! Love to all.

My Newly Learned Virtue

Well I am almost healed. There remain a few sores still, and there is still a hint of viral pneumonia (when I cough), but other than that I am healed! I can eat anything now that's not acidic. So I'm thinking to myself, there has to be some greater meaning to all of this. A reason for it, ya know? So I've been trying to see what I learned. And I immediately came up with patience. With a viral infection (in my mouth and chest), my prescription was to wait it out as said in my previous post. Well it wasn't the easiest thing to wait out. I've never felt pain like that in my entire life. I wouldn't wish that illness on my greatest enemy. So day by day I had to sit on the couch and let it get worse, and then s l o w l y get better. But I am grateful the worst of it is over. Now I get to sit at home and just gather strength back. I hope the patience I had to have with this will carry over into my daily life so I can get something good out of this. Well I thought I would share this with you readers out there...aka Ahlin. Okay. LOVES!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Riddle for the Day

What do you get when you cross raw hamburger meat and an open wound?.... MY MOUTH!

Gross, i know. But let me paint you a not so pretty picture...About two weeks ago I had a little fever. It lasted a week and then decided to turn into strep throat. So after a painful couple of days I finally got an antibiotic , the lovely Amoxicillin. So the drug cured my sore throat but then a funny thing happened. The next day I had a blister in my mouth. I said well thats odd and went and showed my beloved mother. She said uh oh that doesn't look so good and I said you're right. I turned and looked in the mirror and my lips were huge and my cheeks were even chubbier then they already are! So i took some benadryl and said it'll go away. So to my surprise the next morning my tongue was so swollen I could barely talk and my blisters had doubled PLUS I had a ridiculous cough. So mother threw me in the car and rushed me to instacare (its like the emergency room and doctors office combined). There I sat in almost unbearable pain in a hard chair for a pleasant 2 HOURS! Then I sat in the little doctors room for another hour and a half while the doctor mosied in and out making me to various blood tests and asking me ridiculous questions. He finally came to the conclusion that he didn't know what it was and he'd give me a bunch of pills to ease the pain and let it 'take its course'. I had like 4 different meds to take and none of them worked. (except the inhaler which helped me breathe). ANYWAY. . .turns out i had an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin. Well two days later, I wasnt lookin any better. in fact, I was worse. So I went to ANOTHER doctor to see if he could do anything. Well surprise surprise..he couldn't. He informed me I was just an unlucky girl and prescribed me some more pain pills. I was in so much pain I begged my mom to take me to the hospital and have them put me out. Imagine having a coldsore/blister on your lip or something. Ouch right. Now imagine hundreds of them on your tounge, cheekes, and going down your throat, making it near impossible to eat or drink anything. Everything burns like acid. Even water. Gross I know. So since I can't eat, I'm losing weight at a scary rate. Turned out, on top of the mouth thing, I also have 'viral pnemonia' whatever that is. So I did get some meds for that. So now I just have to 'wait it out'. He said it takes up to two weeks. Shoot me now. Who I feel so bad for is my mom though. She hasn't had a good nights rest in weeks. Not only because of me, but dear David has shingles and I had a little nephew born here on Friday. She looks pretty scary and I take all the blame. Last night I was up coughing and had the chills for hours and she held me the whole night and didn't sleep a wink. I don't know what I'd do without her.

Wow. This has been a very pathetic post. I'm not looking for pity, no no. I just have been sitting here for days on end and am bored out of my mind and needed to vent to someone because it's been a crazy week! So to all of you who have a normal mouth, I envy you. Ok, I should probably stop venting now. I'm starting to sound crazy. I'm blaming it all on the meds. The side effects include hallucinations, mood swings, diziness and drowsiness. So I probably won't even remember doing this post. Well, see ya later.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh yeah...Ben Franklin

I forgot to mention my dear friend Benjamin. I am taking AP US History and although it can be very difficult at times, it is also fascinating. Although I admire the founding fathers and those brave men who sought for a 'free' country I do have one little complaint: Why wasn't Ben Franklin the POTUS?! He was AMAZING! now now i know you are saying, as my beloved father did, that he was in fact too old to run a blossoming country. . . but who cares! I wish he would have. I admire him so much and am so grateful for his impact on America!

at least he got his face on the $100 bill! Even if he does look a little grumpy

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” - Ben Franklin when asked what form of government had been formed

Alfred Hitchcock...the love of my life...

So lately I've been completely obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and his not so big hits. My good friend Will was so kind as to buy me a collection of 4 dvd's of low budget (mostly silent) Hitchcock films. I was touched . . . even if it only was 5 dollars at Wal Mart . . . but it was midnight so everything seemed sweet. ANYWAY...I thought you might all want to know that I love Alfred. You should too. I'm willing to share...unless you want to share the love for his hit that case i would have to put my foot down. That one is all mine. Peace

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've Been Tagged...

Today I was informed by my snister Ahlin that I have been 'tagged' by my other lovely sister Lauren. I can be quite dull at times, so don't feel like you have to read it all. . .

"8 Things":

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:
The Office
Project Runway
What I Like About You
Myth Busters

8 Favorite Restaurants
Pasta Factory
Olive Garden
Cafe Rio

8 Things that Happened Yesterday:
I went to a choir concert
Put together photography portfolio
Considered cleaning my room
Threw (artsy word for made on a wheel) a vase
Bought the ABBA Gold album and listened to it about 80 times
Bought the Alfred Hitchcock silent/unreleased film collection for 5 bucks at wal mart..thats right
Ate 3 bowls of rocky road
Went to Bajio with Nate... and then again by myself after school...

8 Things I am Looking Forward to:
Matty and Jade's little no name to arrive
Lauren and Ben's little girl to come!...i'll have to be patient
My new business cards to show up..
Photography shoot this weekend
Bajio tomorrow...
My date on friday..
Graduating high school and going to UVA (woot woot!)
The next time I eat...soon ...very soon...

8 Things on my Wish List:
More $ to put on my gas card (haha right..)
Two weeks to do whatever I want whenever I want with whomever I want
Saving enough money for a new car to call my own
A micro lens for my camera..or two
Saving enough money for a new iPhone (i hope I'm not starting to sound greedy...these are all just wishes not wants or needs...)
My business to expand and grow
A 4.o GPA
Being able to get into UVA

Six random things:

1. I absolutely LOVE old anything...movies, clothes, books, anything.
2. My room is completely decorated in Audrey Hepburn/Humphrey Bogart posters books movies and quotes...sad i know
3. I eat at Bajio every day except of course Sunday. You think I'm kidding? Everytime I walk in, all the workers wave and by the time i get to the counter they already have my order going. Ensalada Bajio. Yep.
4. I can never get sick of Nate. People ask me all the time that after this long how can I not be sick of him? But I dont know - he's just an awesome kid to have around. (cheesy I know but i havent been all that serious so far)
5. I started a photography business called Seized Wonders over the summer and now its starting to finally take off! its really exciting, we'll see where this takes me.
6. I always have to do everything in a certain order. I'm definitely not a clean freak, but when it comes to getting into my car (unlock, open, unlock again, shut door, open door, shut door, seatbelt, ignition, tunes, reverse, check what i look like in the mirror, drive) or making burritos (i wont even begin to explain that one) it always has to be done in the exact order every time or it stresses me out. Weird. I know.

Last one - One word response.
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? chilis
3. Your hair color? blondish
4. Your mother? amazing
5. Your father? caring
6. Your favorite thing? happiness
7. Your dream last night? odd
8. Your dream/goal? order
9. The room you're in? living
10. Your hobby? photography
11. Your fear? failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? abroad
13. Where were you last night? concert
14. What you're not? orgainzed
15. One of your wish-list items? A's
16. Where you grew up? CA/UT
17. The last thing you did? church
18. What are you wearing? PJ's
19. Your TV? overrated
20. Your pet? sweet
21. Your computer? old
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? ahlin
24. Your car? haha
25. Something you're not wearing? well...
26. Favorite store? BP in Nordstrom
27. Your summer? short
28. Love someone? everyone
29. Your favorite color? orange
30. When is the last time you laughed? tonight
31. Last time you cried? yesterday

Mmmk I think that is all...I tag:

Lexi S.

Lets see what you got!

Sorry if this was a little mind stops working generally around 8 o'clock.
Love to all.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Then & Now


As I was looking through and getting rid of some of my pictures on my computer I ran across my homecoming picture from last year. I laughed because we looked SO ridiculous. We didn't go to the actual dance because we weren't sixteen, but since we were on student council we got free pictures. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do a then and now picture!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008


buying wizard head candles at a yard sale..
getting our hands copied
mixing our gum....

It's that time of year again....Homecoming. I had a great day with Nate. We did a picture scavenger hunt with our group and had an amazing dinner and the dance was one of the best i've been to. So I am proud to say it was a success. (the pictures aren't so much in order)