Monday, December 27, 2010

BIG changes

2011 will bring some BIG changes for me in my life...stay tuned!

p.s. NO Im not pregnant :(

Monday, December 20, 2010

And the winner is...

BOTH Mandy and Jodi!!

Since I only had 2 entries, and 2 of the same things to give-away, Im sending one pair to each of you!

Merry Christmas!

Oh, and I chopped about 8 inches off my hair this weekend! (warning, DORKY self photos below)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Well, its been awhile since I have done a giveaway!!

This giveaway is for 2 super cute pair of Christmas Babylegs! All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment...its that simple, I will close the giveaway Monday December 20th at 9am pacific time.
I will use to choose the winner! :)

Good Luck!

Call me a dork and a nerd all you want..

BUT...I am SO excited to be going to THIS concert!! July 8th baby! Im going with my 2 amazing sisters Kelli and Stacey and Stacey's friend Tiffany and my best friend Kathy, it is going to freaking ROCK...Im so stoked. When I was 8, my sister Stacey won tickets to the show in Seattle...she took her friend, my dad felt bad for Kelli and I, so he bought 3 more tickets, Kelli got to bring a friend and I got to be the annoying little sister tagging along.

It was actually one of my fondest memories from my AMAZING daddy drove 5 of us screaming tweens up to Seattle for the concert (5 hour drive). We were well equiped with BIG bottons of our favorite boys (Joey will always be my main man...sorry Matt), signs we had made for the trip up saying stuff like "Honk if you love New Kids on the Block"...much screaming of anticipation and a lot of "are we there yet's" from the back seat. My daddy sure was a trooper, I hope that someday Matt will be doing those same type of things for our children.

Anyway, can I get a WOOHOO for NKOTB??? YESSSSSSSSSSS

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Can I just say...

I really want a now :(

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Projects, Projects, Projects :)

Ive been keeping myself busy lately, with the Christmas Season upon us, I have gotten back into making rag rugs...they make great gifts and keep idle hands busy. My mom taught me how to make them and my great grandma GG taught her how to make them, they are super easy and super fun!
I also have started dabbling into photography a little bit...IM NOT GOOD YET, but my awesome sister Stacey (who is a professional photographer, Little Avocado Photography) let me borrow her "backup" camera to play around I said I am not good yet, and none of these photos are edited yet, but I thought I would post a few...enjoy!
Hugs and Kisses! Julie ~
My sweet sweet sweet nephew KK

My Mother in law's Cat Henry

Mommy and Daddy's house for Thanksgiving, so pretty

My absolutely adorable niece Peypey

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Im A BADASS And Ill Get Through This!

Recently...there have been a lot of changes going on in my life...some small some big...but all meant to be.

I have finally come to realize that I am a person who deserves respect, deserves to be taken care of, deserves to be treated like a good person, who IS a good person. I have had a hard time coming to this conclusion, but with the recent changes in my life, I have realized that the good things, the good thoughts, the small things, the things that I ADORE doing for people aren't taken for granted anymore and are appreciated by the people I am doing them for.

I'm having some minor health issues right now, and hoping that they will be done SOON, thinking its a negative reaction to a medication that I'm taking...after many doctor visits, an ER visit, ultrasound, blood & urine test, etc...Im hoping to find out some answers soon. It shows a lot about people when they are there for you and care about your well being...It makes me feel very loved, and I LOVE my family and friends who are concerned about me. Im hoping things will be back to normal SOON~

Hugs and Kisses!


"Some days you gotta dance

Live it up when you get the chance

'Cause when the world doesn't make no sense

And you're feeling just a little too tense

Gotta loosen up those chains and dance"

Dixie Chicks

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally...some professional pics! warning picture overload!

I got them a few months ago, but things have been insane for me these past few months...hence the blog neglecting :)

I just recently got diagnosed w/ degenative disc disease which pretty much sucks...Ive been seeing a chriopractor for years for my headaches and it was the only thing that would help...well, now my doctors dont want me to go :( so going on 3 months now w/o the chiro is no fun. Been doing all sorts of fun treatments, injections into my neck, pain meds, numbing patches, etc...

Ayway, enough about me, oh wait...this is MY blog, so MORE about me...without further ado, here are some of our professional wedding pictures :)
~The Kiss...that was almost forgotten~

~Wedding Party~
~Matt's sister Heather, Matt, His mom Cathy and his sister Erin~

~I heart this picture~

~All the boys~

~My beautiful ring...the diamond was Matt's Grandpa's~

~The garter my mom made for me, out of her wedding dress, its so special~

~My boquet~

~Me and my new father in law Rich~

~I love my mama~

~And my daddy~

~Matt and his beautiful Mom~

~The Cone Family~

~Heather, Matt, Rich, Erin~

~Me and my Daddy dancing~
(its tradition in our family for our daddy to pick the song he wants us to dance with him to at our weddings, one that reminds him of song that he chose was "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman, GO LISTEN to it if you never have, its beautiful)

~Mommy daughter love~

~Again, I love this location~

~Lowell Family~


~First Dance~
(We danced to "Ill back you up" by Dave Matthews

~All the boys at "Cone Chapel" where we got married,
named after Matt's Grandma and Grandpa~

~Finally a Cone!!~

~Smith/Lowell Families~


~Me and my Maids L to R, my sister Kelli, my friend Marsia, Me,
and my MOH and sister Stacey~

~The boys waiting~

~The back of my dress...beautiful!~

~After the Ceremony~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hi my name is Julie and I have been missing!

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately, there have been a lot of things going on lately in my life. Matt and I have now been happliy married for a whopping 3 months now!! How exciting! Yeah Im a dork I know...I just love him so much!

About a month after we got married we found out that his mom has terminal cancer...The doctors gave her 6 months to live...I have been having an extremely difficult time with this and have fallen into a deep depression. It really sucks, I have had entirely too many people in my life die way too early...Its bringing up a lot of emotions for me and I have been crying 15-20 times a day lately.

ANYWAY...I have decided to do something for MYSELF...I am joining SYL's challenge again, but this time I am going to finish it!! Check it out here if your interested in seeing everyones progress...wish me luck!!
and a picture for the hell of it, cause whats a post w/o a picture?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Trash the dress?

Im thinking of doing a "trash the dress" shoot with my amazing sister the beach...what do you guys think???

Friday, June 18, 2010

professional wedding pics

the FABULOUS Anne Nunn did our wedding is a post to her blog of our pictures, give her some comment love people! Also check out the slide show at the bottom there are many more pictures in it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Its official!!

Im a Cone...FINALLY!!!!!

The wedding went exactly how I had wanted it to...although come to find out later a bunch of people didnt get my invites and I was so sad they werent there...although I know they were in spirit.

Matt was so handsome and Im so proud of him for putting up with the whole wedding...We are both so happy-like more happy than I could have ever imagined...

the honeymoon was great we went on a week long cruise to Alaska-we had beautiful weather, even set a record high one day.

I dont have very many pictures...but here are a few

Friday, May 7, 2010

Show us your life...

Kelly over at Kellys Korner ( has a show us your life this week all about baby names.

Since the wedding is around the corner, and well, I pretty much want to start trying to have kids right away (although Matt doesnt, but heck, I have waited LONG ENOUGH, 9 years to get married, I say that I deserve to at least try, plus it will be fun for him)

anyway, dont think I have posted this here before, but I am almost 100% convinced that I we are going to have twins, I have had a weird feel about it my whole life and certain things have happened lately that just make me think its going to happen...

Matt and I cant really agree on boys names ever, but here are some that I really like




Ellisen Grace (Grace is the name of Matt's niece who sadly is in heaven now) I have been in love with this name for about 8 years now, and I dont think Matt could convince me of anything else

anyway, I need more ideas cause I dont really LOVE any boy help me out a little, IF/WHEN I have twins, pretty sure it will be a boy and a girl, so whats a good boy name to go w/ Ellisen?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Most Amazing Party EVER!

My sister Stacey is so sweet and threw me the best bachelorette party in the world! We went to the casino for the night-had lots of fun!! 3 people got banned from the casino floor...I dont remember most of the night, but I do remember having a ball.

the pictures are in reverse order, so starting at the bottom is the least drunk, top...most drunk! :)

Me SUPER drunk in the bar
Kristen, Stacey and ? (Phil James' sister, dont remember her name)

My sweet friend Sonja...feather boa's and ring shot glasses and crown courtesy of her
Matt's awesome sister Erin

Yummy big drink!

Group shot...Erin, Christi, Stacey, Me, Sonja, Kelli, Marsia and Kristen!

Kristen and Erin

My sister Kelli and my friend Marsia

Sweet Sonja

Marsia...maybe a little drunk??

My sweet friend Christi!!

My sweet friend Kristen

Me and Sonja

My sister Kelli and I being silly

Kristen...wearing the pinata as a hat...with her shot glass ring, and Malibu Rum in her ta-ta's

Best Buddies...Kristen, Christi, Marsia and I

Me and the best friend, and worst enemy!

Stacey my sister, Erin my future sister in law and me

Stacey and I

Stacey and I again

My adorable sister Stacey

Dorky Self-portrait

Stacey and Christi testing out the ring shot glasses

Me and Sonja

Group shot before Sonja got there...Erin, Marsia, Christi, Kristen, Stacey, Kelli and me

Group the bathtub in the awesome suite we got, Me Christi, Kristen, Kelli and Stacey