Wednesday, May 30, 2012


 We've had a few years of camping that have just not been super pleasant. I know I enjoy camping but with some of the experiences we've had, I was starting to not trust my own judgement.

As we drove and got closer to the mountains of where we would be staying and started driving down the dirt road to our spot I was super excited to see this.

Yep, snow.

We thought it would pass quickly but alas, it lasted through the night and into the next day. We slept in a tent in freezing temps with a two year old. If that's not persistence I don't know what is.

And I'm so glad we waited it out because after it finally passed it was so so beautiful. Nice to get away from phones, computers, TV's.

Just spend time with the people we love.

My favorite had to be how excited Nora got to see and hear the woodpeckers. We went on numerous walks to find the "woodpeppers" and she'd get so excited. She loved going through Lehman caves too. We would be standing in one of the cave rooms listening to the tour guide and she would try to wait so patiently. As soon as the tour guide would say we were moving on to the next room she would scream, "YAY"! My girl is not one for waiting.

 Refreshing to spend some time away from home. Can't believe how good the kids were and what a good time we had. I'm actually looking forward to our next camping trip for once.

Monday, April 30, 2012

haircut love

Finally after almost 2 1/2 years I gave in and got Nora's first haircut. She loved it.

Can't you tell?

We took the restricting cape of STAT, and she was semi-ok after that. Now she talks a lot about how brave she was for getting her hair cut.

And yay for no more mullets!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I feel like something is missing here butt I can't decide what it is......

Monday, February 20, 2012


All I have wanted to do all Winter is take Nora sledding. I thought we lived in Utah where it snowed but I guess not. We finally got enough snow on Sunday that I had to take advantage before we headed to church. I put Nora in all her gear and we went and did some sledding down the driveway! Thank goodness for a steep grade.

She loved it. That is, until she didn't any more, which was only about 20 minutes in.

Thanks for stopping by at last Winter.

Friday, February 3, 2012

birthday boy.

My guy turns 29 today. He said he's already going through his midlife crisis. Only has one year left in his 20's. We always joke about how you know you're old when all the players on the Jazz are younger than you. I personally, just think he gets better looking with age.
I'm not sure how I got so lucky to get to call this dimple faced boy mine.

By no means is our life perfect, but we have been truly blessed in a lot of ways.

Too many to list here.

I'm just grateful to have married such a hard-working, determined man.
He's truly everything I'm not.
 He's grounded, I'm flighty. He's calm in stressful times, where I'm totally anxiety ridden. Sometimes I wonder how we are even able to get along because of what opposites we are, but somehow it just works.

I've learned throughout our almost 6 years of marriage that I'm not as an affectionate person as I thought I was. Maybe it's time, or maybe it's my personality. It's something I'm continually working on. All I know, is I don't want a day to go by where he doesn't feel my love and appreciation for him.

I joked with him the other night that I didn't know how I'd be able to live with him for another 30 years. The truth is, I'm grateful for every day with him. I know our life is just beginning together. I can't wait to grow our family more, to see how their lives form, to grow old together.

Tonight we're dropping Nora off at my sister's and heading to Park City. Good food, time together and snowboarding. Can't wait to spend a day together with just the two of us.

I love you.

I love you way more than I tell you or show you.

And I don't expect you to know how much because I promise I'm going to make it more apparant every day.

Being someone's first love may be great,
but to be their last is beyond perfect. ♥