Friday, November 6, 2009

This time, I'm serious.

So I am totally going to buy these shoes this weekend. I know I've been talking about it for months, but its a pretty big commitment ;). I want this brand because they are apparently the comfiest shoes ever. I need a pair I can wear to work, that still look semi-professional. Please help me pick! I've narrowed it down to 3, but I just can't decide!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

a day well spent

This is what I did today, I created a freaking website. No wonder my eyes feel like rolling out of their sockets.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Molly Mutt

So I just bought this from MollyMutt!

I am super excited! We are going to try and get Tobey and Scout to sleep together in the puppy-box that Dalan built. I think that this will definitely help convince them.

Not only is it Schnauzer approved, it also matches our bedroom. I feel pretty chic right now. Except for the fact that my dogs will have a cuter bed than I do.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nubbin Waggin

This may be the last straw that forces us to keep Little Girl. She is just too darn cute to let anyone else have her!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Help me find homes for my puppies!

I have 4 adorable puppies that I'm trying to find homes for, 2 are possibly under contract. I have them listed online for $300, but I'd be willing to accept less from friends/family/friend of a friend, etc. I would much rather know they are going to a good home! Please pass the word on if you know of anyone looking for a dog. Miniature Schnauzers are such great family dogs. Very energetic, but still small enough to sit in your lap. The mother weighs 15 lbs and the dad weighs 18lbs. My brother and I both have mini-schnauzers that potty trained themselves, and they are SO smart! Please call me if you have any questions! And check out the pictures, because they are so stinkin' cute!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Steve pointed out that now if we play Mario Kart with 4 players, each individual screen is larger than the entire screen of our old TV.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Desperate Times

Way too bored last Saturday night, Dalan and I found our way to Hastings. We wandered the aisles and noted their current promo (buy one used DVD, get the second for $1) and decided we needed to participate. After browsing the selections we found 2 Harry Potter movies that we didn't own for $5 and thought the night was a success, and then we spotted it, the golden gem of all movies, the movie that I asked myself "how in the world do I not already own this movie?!?!?!"

Thank goodness we immediately remedied the situation, and @ $22 it was a heavy price to pay, but so worth it!

Now I realized there is another movie on my must-have list. We are also missing The Emperor's New Groove. I imagine another trip to Hastings in our near future.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's a Girl! and a boy, and a boy, and a boy.

Mom and puppies are doing fine. We have a vet checkup later this morning to make sure that everything looks ok. Tobey is still adjusting to the fact that she can't be the baby right now, but she is an extra good mom as long as one of us is sitting with her.

Temporary names for the pups are Little girl, Rico, Nube, and Last One. We are currently toying with the name Tuba for Nube (he is the gigantor in the middle). Suggestions are more than welcome.

I would also love any new puppy mom advice you may have, or any babysitting offers as a matter of fact.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So I stumbled across this on

Awkward Family Story: The Thanksgiving Letter

From: Marney

As you all know a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner does not make itself. I need to ask each of you to help by bringing something to complete the meal. I truly appreciate your offers to assist with the meal preparation.

Now, while I do have quite a sense of humor and joke around all the time, I COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS when I am providing you with your Thanksgiving instructions and orders. I am very particular, so please perform your task EXACTLY as I have requested and read your portion very carefully. If I ask you to bring your offering in a container that has a lid, bring your offering in a container WITH A LID, NOT ALUMINUM FOIL! If I ask you to bring a serving spoon for your dish, BRING A SERVING SPOON, NOT A SOUP SPOON! And please do not forget anything.

All food that is to be cooked should already be prepared, bring it hot and ready to serve, warm or room temp. These are your ONLY THREE options. Anything meant to be served cold should, of course, already be cold.

HJB—Dinner wine

The Mike Byron Family
1. Turnips in a casserole with a lid and a serving spoon. Please do not fill the casserole all the way up to the top, it gets too messy. I know this may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but most of us hate turnips so don’t feel like you a have to feed an army.
2. Two half gallons of ice cream, one must be VANILLA, I don’t care what the other one is. No store brands please. I did see an ad this morning for Hagan Daz Peppermint Bark Ice Cream, yum!! (no pressure here, though).
3. Toppings for the ice cream.
4. A case of bottled water, NOT gallons, any brand is ok.

The Bob Byron Family
1. Green beans or asparagus (not both) in a casserole with a lid and a serving spoon. If you are making the green beans, please prepare FOUR pounds, if you are making asparagus please prepare FIVE pounds. It is up to you how you wish to prepare them, no soupy sauces, no cheese (you know how Mike is), a light sprinkling of toasted nuts, or pancetta, or some EVOO would be a nice way to jazz them up.
2. A case of beer of your choice (I have Coors Light and Corona) or a bottle of clos du bois chardonnay (you will have to let me know which you will bring prior to 11/22).

The Lisa Byron Chesterford Family
1. Lisa as a married woman you are now required to contribute at the adult level. You can bring an hors d’ouvres. A few helpful hints/suggestions. Keep it very light, and non-filling, NO COCKTAIL SAUCE, no beans of any kind. I think your best bet would be a platter of fresh veggies and dip. Not a huge platter mind you (i.e., not the plastic platter from the supermarket).

The Michelle Bobble Family
1. Stuffing in a casserole with a serving spoon. Please make the stuffing sans meat.
2. 2.5-3 qts. of mashed squash in a casserole with a lid and serving spoon
3. Proscuitto pin wheel - please stick to the recipe, no need to bring a plate.
4. A pie knife

The June Davis Family
1. 15 LBS of mashed potatoes in a casserole with a serving spoon. Please do not use the over-size blue serving dish you used last year. Because you are making such a large batch you can do one of two things: put half the mash in a regulation size casserole with lid and put the other half in a plastic container and we can just replenish with that or use two regulation size casserole dishes with lids. Only one serving spoon is needed.
2. A bottle of clos du bois chardonnay

The Amy Misto Family (why do I even bother she will never read this)
1. A pumpkin pie in a pie dish (please use my silver palate recipe) no knife needed.
2. An apple pie in a pie dish, you can use your own recipe, no knife needed.

Looking forward to the 28th!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

just a little big paranoid

With puppies due tomorrow I had a really hard time going to work today. I did however hook up a 'nanny-cam' so I can watch The Tobes. looks like things are nice and peaceful @ the Hilton residence.

Its also kind of fun to turn on the mic and talk to her. She is a little creeped out by the voice telling her how cute she is, coming from the counter.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I don't know if "need" is a strong enough word.

I'm just extra grateful that I can still wear kid's clothes :D

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's Your Vote?

So I've been wanting these shoes for awhile, and finally decided its time, the only problem now is I never realized how many cute kinds they have. Which ones do you think I should get?
They are from Sanuk and from all the reviews I've read, your feet will never be comfier.



Monday, July 6, 2009

One of Those Days

- I didn't make it to the gym
- I didn't have time to take a lunch
- I had cheesy breadsticks dipped in ranch for dinner
- Way too much caffeine
- I'll probably go get some ice cream soon
- My plans for the evening include playing pointless online games and watching reality TV
- I will require 2 friendly sleep-aids in blue pill form

Cross your fingers that I have enough will-power to get out of bed in the morning.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Economic Crisis

'nuff said.

Monday, June 1, 2009

When Prism is Down

It doesn't break my heart. In fact I get a chance for a little light reading

and GUESS WHAT?!!?! I only have 195 days before we leave!  Planning the best trip ever is very high on my priority list.  Its so nice to have something to look forward to.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check it out

Like my new layout?  Its all thanks to Meg being bored.  

This is what it originally looked like, but I just didn't feel great about the shade of blue.  Somehow it made me sick inside, and I had a sudden urge to run and hide in a corner.  I wonder why?

Thursday, May 14, 2009


On slow afternoons such as this one I find myself wishing I hadn't unsubscribed my email from the insistent teen clothing companies who spam me daily, then I at least feel like I have friends when I log in and see that I have 7 new messages in my inbox, currently there is only one, and its from myself, and its from 3 weeks ago :(

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This past weekend I was fairly surly about being told of a family function less than 24 hours before said function commenced. Surly enough that I refused to attend said function and Dalan had to go all by himself. This afternoon we received an invitation for said function, not in the mail, but from our neighbor who received some of our mail by accident, and has apparently been holding it for over a week and a half. I feel I now owe said family an apology.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Who knows?

Why is it that all of a sudden blogging has lost all splendor for me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there is nothing blog worthy going on in my life. I have truthfully logged into blogger 6 times since my last post and started to type......AND NOTHING its a blogger's block I imagine. I apologize for anyone that is actually interested in the Hilton's just know that we are doing the exact same things as last week, and the week before that, and the week before that.........

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sacrilege Causes Chuckle

Yesterday morning I cam upon a particular advertisement on my facebook page. The text reads as follows:

August 2009 Mission Trip
The World Race
11 countries in 11 months: Israel, Ireland, Egypt, Thailand, Uganda.
Feed orphans, heal the blind, give hope to prostitutes. Be Christ.

Although I did have a good hearty chuckle after reading the surprising punch line, I found I did feel prompted to click on this advertisement. Not because of any hidden ambitions to be give hope to prostitutes, but more-so because I was curious what type of company would advertise this way, and if it was a large and respected company did they have any idea what their facebook advertising said?

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Human Aspiring Schnauzer

I know most dogs think they are human, but mine does so much that it is kinda creepy.  I vow to one day get on video her walking around the entire kitchen on her back legs.  She even cleans up after Dalan, which is nice.  Every time he leaves a kitchen cabinet open Tobey follows and shuts it.  It is also possible she is actually trying to look in the cabinet and happens to put her weight on it, but we'll give her the benefit of the doubt.  
This weekend we were over at the Morrill's and so far Tobey is not impressed with the boyfriend we have picked out.  Lemmy doesn't take it too hard though, he knows his PIMP-ness will win out in the end.  While trying to keep Tobey entertained so she would stop attacking Lemmy, Dalan hooked a G.I. Joe kite to her collar.  Tobey sat there so chill for the first time of the night, and just radiated Chuck Norris.  

Thats right, my dog can fly a kite.  It is so much cooler than your dog

Thursday, March 19, 2009

.... and then, I stood him up.

By "him" I mean Bob, Bob Harper.  I had all kinds of plan that I was going to work out every single day.  But last night I had to work late, and then LOST was on, so duh, couldn't make my date with Bob then.  And now tonight with so much exciting stuff going on with Adorre 
I could either workout, or create this flier on our latest promotion.  

I have no regrets :) sorry Bob.  If you know anyone that would like to get some pictures of their kiddies in Easter outfits please pass this on!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Taking the plunge.

So Meg and I finally did it, Ash Hilton Photography is combining with Per Amore Photography and the result is Adorre Photography

To kick off our launch we are having an awesome giveaway!
Let your friends know about this opportunity to win a free photoshoot!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

and it servers her right.

My parents just emailed this picture to me and I thought it was way to funny to pass up. They have a Pekingese mix who can be an absolute brat. She steals the toys from the other dogs and hides them. The main objects of her contention are plain raw-hide chew sticks. Every time my mom gets them out every dog gets one, but somehow Tazzie ends up with them all, and next thing you know, they are gone. My parents recently got some new furniture, and when we were moving out the old couches we found 11 of these chew sticks underneath the couches, No one can figure out how she managed to squeeze them under there, and we had a good laugh over it. Now in Tazzie's room of choice their are 2 sitting chairs somewhat close together. She will steal all of the chew sticks and throw them behind the chairs, there is some poetic justice to the new setup. When Tazzie decides to cash in on her bounty and get the chew sticks out she jumps behind the chairs, and gets stuck. My parents have found her on multiple occasions with her head stuck between the 2 chairs. Haha!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


You know those books that even though you've read them at least 15 times, and can quote it's entirety from page to page, but still enjoy reading over and over again? I love those books. Not wanting to go to the library because of an overdue charge (gasp) I reorganized my small library at home and found some of my dear old friends that I couldn't wait to get acquainted with again. Here is a list of my absolute favorites.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Chronicles of Narnia
A Train to Potevka
Anne of Green Gables
The Golden Compass
A Wrinkle in Time
Many Waters
The Last Silk Dress
Four Perfect Pebbles
Brighty of the Grand Canyon

I absolutely recommend any of these books whole-heartedly! Each of mine are now so worn they are falling apart, I actually have backups of a few of them for the day that they finally disintegrate. My husband thinks I'm absolutely hopeless and senile, but I beg to differ, I hope a few of you feel the same way about your favorites :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Untangled 5x08

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Untangled Catch-up

Oh Snap, Episode 6 is absolutely awesome, I don't care if you are a lost fan or not, you have to watch this untangled episode thru to the very end for the best ever untangled scene yet.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Likes To.......

Ok, so this is probably lame, and I usually don't let my facebook lame-ness osmosiate onto my blog, but this was so awesome I could hardly stand it. I about peed my pants. Here is what you do:

a. Go to Google
b. Type your name and the words "likes to" all in quotation marks. (e.g. "Julie likes to")
c. Report back on the first ten things that come up for your name.

Some of the absolute winners so far have included:

Hannah likes to ..... lie next to what she calls Lisa's "baby arm" and uses Lisa's hook hand -- the one Lisa has named "Alfred"
Hannah likes to ..... go home and play with her ducks
Meg Likes To ..... make me smell things
Steve likes to ..... sleep in the crack.
Steve likes to ..... say boom to insist on how fast his software can react
Ash likes to.....nip toes, so if you buy her be sure to wear socks around her at the very least
Ash likes to.....grow in rich, moist, well-drained soils.
Ashl likes to.....squeeze into things that she obviously cannot fit into

So try this out on yourself, if you get any awesome ones leave me a comment!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In reflection of Meg's pain.

Wow, Bob really kicked my butt. The workout was that much harder when the Tobes thought that I had lost it and tried to bark/bite me back into some sort of reality. I really enjoyed the part where I was supposed to be kicking and I got 15lbs extra on my leg from the schnauzer attached to it. She will be locked up tonight when I put myself through this torture once again. I was somewhat sore this morning, but not too bad. The best part was when I was climbing up the stairs to get on the shuttle this morning and I stopped on the first step with a grimace of absolute pain, backing up the entire line, and concerning the bus driver about my well being. The only questions now are why did I subject myself to this pain voluntarily? And are the results really worth it?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Schnauzer Snowball Shenanigans

So it is probably very cruel of me, but I get much joy in playing pranks on my poor unsuspecting schnauzer.  Actually the malicious little creep deserves to be punked every now and then.  My latest fun involves throwing a snowball for her to chase, into the snow.  Sorry this video is long, and not for the faint of heart!

The best part that you can't see on the video is that I tried for 20 minutes afterwards to get her to come in the house, and eventually had to drag her in wet and cold because she wanted to find the "ball" so bad.  The other thing is I played this video for myself today before uploading it and when she heard it she asked to be let outside, where she resumed searching for her "ball" its a blessing I don't have children, because someone would probably turn me in for things like this :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This video is a project I've been helping Celestyn with.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Samurai Hats!

Lindsey's Birthday mixed with boredom resulted in Hali constructing very tasteful Samurai hats.
Notice Hannah in the background sporting her stylish hat all the way from London. 

Fezzik was very excited for any excuse to dress up.

Bobbi was also very excited and was shouting for joy.
Thank goodness for complete randomness to help get us through the day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our Special Child

Sometimes its impossible to work with mini-schnauzer up in your face. I can't even reach the keyboard, but I don't want to wake her up because then I have to play fetch AGAIN!

It's So Good Yummy!

So those of you not at Utah State will probably not understand fully, but the Pizza Lady @ the hub is pure awesome. She greets everyone that walks in, EVERYONE. With the following phrase
"Hi! How are you today? You want some pizza? Yummy Yummy Pizza! Its so gooyummy!
Yasuko Brown is her name, and she has a goal, to sell 100 pizzas in a day. If you would like to help her reach this goal, and are near Utah State on Thursday February 12, students have decided to support her by buying a slice of pizza from 11 - 3.

Why not? Its so gooyummy!

Monday, February 9, 2009


I ordered my business cards over 2 weeks ago. It was a very exciting day @ the mailbox today!

Friday, February 6, 2009

LOST Untangled

Here is my shout out to all of you non-lost fans.  I would advise you to view this clip to appreciate the full craziness that encompasses this awesome show.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun Photo Shoot

Meg and I took some pictures of absolutely adorable baby Kate today.  She was so well behaved that even Meg admitted having her as offspring could be enjoyable.  Here are a couple pictures from todays shoot.

Thanks again Josie for letting me borrow this awesome tutu.  If anyone wants to check out her handmade goodies go to 

And no I did not doctor her eyes on this one, they are actually that beautiful.
Let me also take this time to let everyone know we are going to be doing a couple of free photo shoots.  I wanted to let friends and family know first before I inform my photography blog readers.  So if you interested contact me soon!  For kids we are going to be doing pictures like baby  Kate's and if anyone older is interested in some new portraits we are needing individual models for an outdoor shoot here in a couple weeks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Basically it's like she's not even gone

So Hannah left for England last week, but I'm having a hard time missing her since she watches me work everyday.  I would think there are a lot more fun adventures awaiting in England, but she lovingly chooses to spend her time with me.  I get to see Hannah away from work too, well not quite, but her namesake did come with us to IKEA last weekend.  And look how much fun we had!

Behold, Chia Han!!!!!!!!!

On a different note I have decided to join Meg in participating in project 365, in which we will take a picture every day for a year.  Hopefully this will help make me a better photographer, and give me more to blog about :).  

Oh ps. Meg and I are trying to start a sort of photography forum, and if anyone can think of a cool name to go with the acronym P.I.M.P. I would be much obliged.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ode to Rocket Dogs

In honor of missing Hannah, I decided to try out an ode.

Ode to Rocket Dogs:
You. rock. my. face.