Friday, March 25, 2011


   The best part about the end of the week is the feeling of relief that comes with a Friday.
   Our photo of the week comes from Chanin Boutwell, owner of Boutwell Studio. She's an amazing photog, she catches the most incredible moments with her camera! This is what photo-beauty looks like.

   Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Post #350

   Sorry Tuesday's post was so dismal, don't know what I was thinking. We still haven't heard about Matt's new job, but whatever happens is meant to be.
   On to the fun stuff! It's our 350th post and we promised a little prize for one of our lucky followers. To win this surprise you have to be a follower and leave a comment on this post. We will then choose one name out of a hat and let you know, you have until March 31 to comment and follow!
   We pre-ordered 'Tangled' last night and thanks to our Best Buy purchases in the last couple months we only had to pay $2.12 for it. Yay for Best Buy Rewards, huh?! I absolutely loved 'Tangled,' what a great showcase of Disney's creative talent.
   Also, we're going here this summer . . .

   We bought our airfare last night!!!
   And now a tribute to NY.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Today is a big day. I'm so nervous I could vomit. This day decides the direction our life will go in the next year or so. Lots of changes will come with the decision made this day. We just have to make it through today. Tomorrow will be less stressful.
Loves on this Monday.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo(s) of the Week!

   This week was a creeper, I think I saw a snail whiz by at some point. But, no matter, it's over and now I will spend quality time with my husband and sewing machine. We're still trying to get our stuff together to go on our trip this June - it's so expensive to go anywhere! So sad that our Aggies lost last night, but they should be uber proud of the season they so awesomely completed.
   We're approaching our 350th post! Check back for a little giveaway, we want to thank our wonderful followers for their love! 
   Now, on to photos of the week!
   This one comes from the amazingly talented You Look Nice Today Photography group based out of Porland, OR. I love their stuff - all film and gorgeous! You really should take the time to check out their site! 
   And here is a super cute photo of my nephew taken by my brother's iPhone. I really, really want one!!
   I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! They never last long enough.
   Much love!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wanna Dance?

The Aggies do!

   Our #12 Utah State Aggies will take on #5 Kansas State today in Tucson, AZ at 8 p.m.
   Also, our Lady Aggies will host their WNIT game tonight at 5 p.m. in the Spectrum!
   Good luck to our guys and gals in blue!
   I believe that we will win!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What could be cuter?

My brother and sister-in-law are so creative! This is their latest endeavor...

Jen also makes these...

Get them here. She also donates a portion of her profits to animal-loving organizations!
This week is dragging on - I'm so glad these are up on Jen's Etsy shop to cheer me up!
Have a wonderful Wednesday! I'm going to take photos and then sew tonight ;)
Lots of love,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Maybe Vacation

   So, Matt and I have been throwing around vacation ideas. Our third anniversary is coming up and we decided since we have some extra money from our tax return and such we should get out of town, literally. We thought maybe Chicago, a city neither of us have had the chance to visit - home of the Cubs and White Sox. Then we threw Washington D.C. out there, again neither of us has been, and we really want to spend a week in the Smithsonian. And then there was New York, *sigh. After we had spent a while talking it over Matt asked, 'Out of all of these where would you like to go most?' 
   I looked at him and said, 'Honey, there is no place like New York. We have to go to New York.' 
   So, we might be going to New York. There are a few factors that need to be worked out before we make the ultimate decision - like whether Matt wants to take a class this Summer so he can get his teaching certificate. Well, if we go it would be such a blast and if we don't it's no biggie - so we save up and go next year.
   Either way, New York is awesome!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Days Like These

....make us realized how blessed we are to be alive.

 Tsunami flood waters along the coast of Japan following a 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
 A house burns amongst flood waters in Sendai, Japan following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the largest in Japanese history.

Our hearts and prayers go out to those who are suffering this day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


   I am so in love with these songs right now.    

   So, press play and watch the videos, then play them again while looking at this photosite. This photographer is fabulous!
   I woke up with a stupid sore throat this morning. I hate that we can build skyscrapers and fly around the world but we can't stop the common cold in its tracks. No matter how many Emergen-Cs I force myself to drink or Cold-Eeze drops I eat (that make my mouth taste really bad), I can never seem to shake the inevitable. Every Spring, like clockwork, along comes my semi-annual cold. Blast!
   Anyway, this song makes me feel a little better. It makes me think of warmer days in California - the majority of my daydreaming right now is me and Matt taking a bike ride along the beach. Now if only I could speed up the Netflix process and get all the seasons of 'Chuck' online, I would be as good as I can be while ill.
   Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

It's my dad's birthday and we got him a pretty sweet present. Wish we could hang out with him today, but unfortunately work and other stuff always get in the way. So, here's to my dad on his 29th ;) birthday! We love you and hope you have a wonderful day! 
My dad is better than your dad! Hehe! Did you know that my dad played baseball for the U, saved one of our puppies from death, can take my car apart and put it back together and name every plane in the sky? If he doesn't know something he learns about it, you can ask him anything and he has the answer! I love my dad so much and wish him a very happy birthday!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Photo of the Week #6

   I know I say this a lot but this week has been pretty slow. Sorry I forgot to post the photo of the week yesterday. My mom and sister drove up to shop for prom dresses. It's my baby sister's last prom, I can't believe she's graduating. So, I left work early so I could join in on the fun. It was supposed to be Cupcake Friday with our friends Ammon and Emma, so I was lazy and bought cupcakes instead of making them - they were still good and didn't mess up my kitchen (the kitchen that was clean when I got home, by the way, Matt cleaned the kitchen! I love him!). 
   I haven't taken photos since January, if you don't count the photo shoot I had with my sewing machine this week, so I've been missing my camera. I've decided that since it's a nice day I might take my camera along with me on an errand run. We're feeding the missionaries tonight, I think I will make breakfast food and we can have a brunch for dinner, a Binner if you will.
   Our first photo of the week comes from Jill Devries, another fabulous photographer that I blog-stalk. She works mainly in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I love this photo - everything about it.
   The second is from the second engagement shoot I ever had. I really enjoyed this shoot, I was so nervous - I still get really nervous. But I think I've improved and I'm ready to get better. For me, not for anyone else. Remember my New Year's resolution was to photograph for me and figure out why it's for me. Anyway, have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Around the House

   Matt and I both had birthdays this last week, Matt loves that he's older than me by four days - he never lets me forget it. We had a wonderful time with my family. We had an Oscar party on Sunday night - I loved the fashion! I have to say that because I only saw three of the films that were up for Best Picture - although if they only nominated five, like they used to, I'd be well ahead of the curve. I always vow that next year I will see all the movies on the list, but when it comes down to it I just didn't have any interest in seeing 'Winter's Bone' or 'Black Swan,' with all due respect to the fabulous Natalie Portman. So, I saw 'Toy Story 3,' 'The Social Network' and 'True Grit.' I hoped Hailee Steinfeld would win, wished that 'How to Train Your Dragon' would edge out 'Toy Story 3,' and longed to see Hugh Jackman on stage - but not everything turns out the way I want it - maybe next year. 
   My birthday was awesome, I went to the doctor - mainly because I took the day off of work and he had a spot free. I got to hang out with my husband, mom, sister and aunts - my dad had to go to St. George on business :( We were fortunate enough to be on the tenth row to watch the Celtics best the Jazz. Even a loss couldn't hold down the fun of the evening - we loved it!
Now for the presents!!
   My fam gave me a sewing machine!! I have wanted one for so long. I had two old ones that really needed work, but instead my fam went with reality and figured I should just get a new one. They were right! I love it! And, of course, I had to run right to the fabric store to get the fixins for a quilt - I hope it turns out better than my last try at making a blanket *sigh.

   Our wonderful friends Ammon and Emma gave me this amazing cookbook - I can't wait to make something!! They also gave me a 'Prince of Persia' 16-month calendar ;)

   My so-cute hubby gave me this card - he said it was the result of standing in front of the birthday cards at the store for over 15 minutes. He wrote in it that he loves the little things that make me giggle, Justin Bieber is one of those things :] What? His stuff is catchy!

   My favorite dress of the Oscars - the oh-so-adorable Hailee Steinfeld.
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Hailee Steinfeld
 When Hailee Steinfeld stepped onto the red carpet at the Oscars in a gorgeous cream Marchesa gown, she had more than one reason to be proud. Not only was she nomina

   And now, Justin Bieber.
   Don't think, just watch it - you know you want to!