Thursday, October 02, 2008

Temple Grounds and some missing gifts

Nik reminded me that I have not mentioned what he got me for my birthday. And then I realized that I did not tell you what my mom got me either! I suck! Ok, so here it is. Nik surprised me with a sweet new green iPod Nano (the one that plays video) and I already have the Sex and the City the movie on there. Its pretty awesome. And Mom got me a ton of stuff! She made me a couple of shirt pillows that look great on my couch and are very comfortable. She also made a few bubble scarves. They are hard to explain but they are cute. Some nail polish, and polish remover, clip-on devil horns, a tiny (super soft) black cat figurine, and a Pyrex pan with my last name etched on it just about round off all the gifts. Except one. Last night my new friend from the ward Ashley, brought me over a birthday gift. Ashley, that was brilliant! I laughed out loud reading every one! She made me a box of "Take Out Gilmore Girls" It was a chinese style take out box filled with hand-made paper fortune cookies complete with GG quotes in each one. IT WAS AWESOME! Here is a picture.


And last night Nik took the scouts to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Joseph Smith Building. Afterwards we took a walk around Temple Square and through the Visitors Center. Here are a couple pictures I took on the grounds.


9 comments:

Ashley Poulsen said...

I'm so glad you liked it! I have such a phobia of people opening gifts in front of me... so sorry about that. But brock and I thought it was really cleaver. :) so happy you liked it!

kieran said...

I love the fortune cookie box, I'm trying to figure out how she made the cookies. So glad you love my blog, it makes me happy when people say they read it. The salad spinner is one I use for salad. If you get the washable crayola poster paint, it washes out with soap and water.

Kathy said...

What about the plants and the slinky?
The fortune cookie box is way cute. Like Kieran, I want to know how they're made.

Ashley Poulsen said...

http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/2008/04/pti-blog-hop.html
Don't tell lena, but here is where i got the idea. And you can buy those boxes at different places i think. I made it, but it took a lot of resizing and experimenting to get the box right.

loudaisy said...

What a cute imaginative gift from your friend. How lucky you are for such a fun friend. I actually have been wondering what you got for your birthday. So I am glad you posted this. Love ya

loudaisy said...

I really love the fountain picture. I totally love love love it. You are really talented. I know how hard you work on it.

minisuperbias said...

i forgot what a fabulous photographer you are. I shouldn't have forgotten shame on me ;)

Nik "the BoyWonder" said...

Great post baby!~

LISA said...

hey lena! i found you on facebook, but it says i already reqested you as a friend? wierd. if so, then what's taking you so long! Lol.