Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
|Gotta love a good seatbelt selfie!|
I know that this lesson will only continue through life, motherhood, etc. I have so many things to learn about being a friend, a wife, etc, and I just need to have patience with myself while I learn all of those things.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
As I mentioned in my last post, about a week ago we started to have all these things coming up that were going to make November SO fun. The first was Moab. I don't think I've ever been to Moab, maybe when I was a baby...or outside recollection in general...but anyway, I went for the first time that I can remember. I honestly wasn't too blown away by all the rocks, because it just reminded me of Lake Powell. I have been to Lake Powell a million times, so it was, to me, exactly like that.
We spent one day in Arches and stopped at most of the stopping points. We also decided to hike Delicate Arch.
Everyone I had talked to about this hike said it was not a big deal. Some said you essentially pull up and it is right there. Let me tell you, that's not at all the case. It's a pretty short hike, but it's steadily uphill. I was really worried I wasn't going to make it for a while. I just couldn't catch my breath! I have never heard myself breathe like that, so I was a little freaked out. But, I made it! Right in time for sundown. It was really pretty. I also didn't know that Delicate Arch is on top of a big bowl, so it's a little precarious. People had their little toddlers running around and I thought I was going to die of anxiety...haha
Anyway, here are some pictures! I like traveling with my Sister In Law because she brings her nice camera and it reminds me that I should bring mine!
I didn't realize that these little rock towers were purposeful until almost the end of the day. I just thought they were cute little things that people made!
The coolest thing was seeing this at night on the drive back. You could just see the silhouette and it was kind of freaky!
Mark was so casually leaning on this rock and I started snapping his senior pictures haha
Right before leaving to Moab, our Just Porter backpack came. Just Porter has awesome backpacks that are really high quality and Mark was so excited for it to come. He would ask me multiple times a day if it came yet. My favorite thing about Just Porter is that for every backpack they sell, they fill one with school supplies and give it to a child in need. That just got my teacher heart, ya know? They will be a company I support forever because not only do they have a quality product, they have a cause that I connect with.
It was the perfect bag for Moab because it fit all of our stuff that we packed for the weekend, and then it fit all of our hiking stuff. It was really nice to have. The whole family took turns wearing it because everyone thought it was so cool. The clips that close the bag are magnetic, so no finger pinching! Super awesome. Check them out, they have a few different kinds! I really want this one. It's super fun and it has all the compartments I would need. Mark uses it for school, and soon to be work! It is such a cool laptop bag.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
This weekend went too fast and I feel like I got nothing accomplished, but I do feel like I caught up on the sleep I didn't get last week, so that's something.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Hello hello! What a weekend it was, and I feel like this week (actually, this month!) is not slowing down whatsoever.
Friday night we had our yearly friends Halloween party. Last year it was a murder mystery! This year it was just a good old fashion party. My friend Hilarie hosts it every year but we all contribute equally. There were eighteen of us this year because people keep getting married and reproducing! Haha!
Can anyone guess what Mark was? I think his cute Japanese face was throwing people off..
If you follow me on snapchat you know that after much trial and tribulation I decided to go without bunny whiskers for Judy Hopps. I think it was fine.
Very cool and spooky table decor!
I love that the skeleton looks like he is smiling
Mark made this Caramel Apple Pecan Pie and it WON the pie contest! He is the best and I really want more of it, we only came home with a small piece left and I was kind of sad.
Saturday was a busy day full of me going into full nesting mode before winter sets in. I cleaned out every closet and cupboard which led to D.I runs and reorganizing the entire house. Then I decided to give my car a really good clean, leading to an empty trunk for the first time in over a year! Wahoo! Then we fixed my phone I cracked, ugh! The Apple store was so unorganized and annoying and I was already in a bad mood for being an idiot and cracking my phone.
BUT! After all that we went to Superhero night at Abravanel Hall. The Utah Symphony did such an awesome job! We went to their movie score night at Deer Valley this summer and it was lovely. We definitely are going to go again!
This was the only picture I took because we can't seem to park downtown without getting in a huge fight and taking a picture together was not gonna happen. :) #reallife
Sunday was mostly a lazy day. I spent a majority of the day cleaning the mess I made organizing our apartment (how does that work...?) and the other half watching Project Runway and carving this total Pinterest Fail.
This honestly took me like two and a half hours. It was supposed to look like this...
and it turned out like this! Why does this always happen to me...
Speaking of Pinterest fails, I will be at Pinners Conference this weekend in Salt Lake City! I went a few years ago with my Mom and it was really fun to have a girls day. I am pretty excited for the make and take craft stations with bloggers I have been following forever leading the classes. I will also be attending the photoshop class and hopefully learning some skills that can edit photos, like taking out our weird concrete stains from the photo above.... :)
Anyway, there are usually cute little shopping boutiques there as well.
If you want to come say hi to me, there are tickets here! I believe when you first go to the website a small box pops up with a discount code.
Tonight we are deciding between playing our favorite game that is perfect for Halloween, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, or going to Rocky Horror. We'll see!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Hopping on timehop this morning I saw that this time last year I was recovering from a weekend literally bursting with weddings, and this past weekend was no different.
One of the weddings I attended was to celebrate a great friend and her new husband! I met the bride in elementary school and we've been friends ever since. Their wedding was beyond words beautiful. If I had known about this location when I got married, things would have been SO DIFFERENT. The vineyard was so pretty.
Mark was at Desert Trip in California so I was solo. It was rough.
I'm telling you, beautiful location. Literally a castle.
You can see my dress a little better here, but I found a new brand i'm in love with. I purchased from them a few years ago but they have since expanded their plus size collection. I linked my dress at the bottom of this post. It has got lace panels and it's a bell sleeve with those little ties on the chest that are popular right now. Plus it's a swing dress which is so comfy! I'm obsessed and want to wear it literally everywhere.
We got a little too carried away with their exit!
It was such a fun night laughing with old friends!
The other wedding was also at a gorgeous location, Snowbird! All of the seasons were represented!
A friend from high school and the sorority world got married and it was one of the fanciest and classiest weddings i've ever attended! Also I didn't know what to do with myself at an open bar so I downed dr pepper and virgin daiquiris!