Tuesday, September 22


to see a couple sneak peek pictures of my photo shoot with shannon, shelton, & baby stacia, click here.

Friday, September 18

{san diego}

Our good friends Emylee & Jason invited us to go to San Diego with them at the beginning of September. Also in the party were Emylee's parents (coolest parents ever!) and Lexi, Emylee's childhood friend. We gratefully accepted and had an absolute blast! Our resort was right on Mission Beach. We went surfing, boogie boarding, played smash ball on the beach, laid out in the sun, went long boarding and biking on the boardwalk, went to see the temple, and did whole lot of relaxing. Who could ask for more? Thanks Emy and Jason! It was the perfect vacation.

You can't tell but we are on long boards :)

What a darling family!

The boys surfed it up! That is until Jason got stung by a sting ray!

The cutest baby ever

I love this one

Lexi, who is also a photographer.

Best part of the entire trip: for Lexi's birthday, we went to this FANTASTIC Korean Restaurant. The entire meal was like an endless huge lettuce wrap with all different kinds of meats, vegetables, and sauces. Dont let their sign fool you, this place was authentic :)

Thanks so much Jason & Emy!

Thursday, September 17


Even though I have photos to edit and post from our Arizona and San Diego trips, I wanted to post really quickly about mine and Lance's fun adventure the other day.

We have been taking the scooter everywhere lately (love it!) and that includes to and from school. Well the other day we were almost to the scooter to head home when we felt a couple rain drops. We better hurry! We thought. So we hopped on and off we went. We didn't get very far before a TORRENT of rain started coming down. We pulled over at first and got shelter under a tree but decided home was only 10 minutes away so we went for it. Oh my goodness! If any of you were outside or in your car when that happened, you know what I am talking about. But I have never been outside in that kind of rain, not to mention on a scooter. Needless to say, we were hysterically laughing almost the entire way home. Not only because we were COMPLETELY soaked from head to toe and probably looked ridiculous, but because the rain drops hurt! I must have said 10 times. "Babe! These are definitely hail stones now!" They were not hail stones, of course, it just felt like it....until the last turn of our trip home and then, they were definitely hail stones!!

The best part of the story is the rain completely stopped and the sun came out less than 5 minutes after we got home. It's almost like God knew we needed a good laugh :)

Thursday, September 10

{all moved-in & women's expo}

Well, it's official! We are all moved into our new house. Thank you to all our friends and family who came to help us! We had quite the turn-out and felt very loved :) Things seemed to be going without a hitch and we had almost everything packed up in almost an hour. Then we all headed to the new house to unload all the furniture. Then...came time for the couches. Holy Moly those things are big! They are overstuffed leather which is nice to sit in and very pretty to look at but not very practical to get through the smaller-than-normal door frames. SO, long story short, we ended up doing a little damage in wedging the couches in. But the good news is, the couches are in! And I'm pretty sure they are staying there, for good. If the next occupants of our home wont buy them, we'll give them to them. :) Unless, of course, we want to pay someone to take out the front bay window to get them out. I guess we'll probably laugh about it once the door frames and walls are repaired and we dont own the couches anymore :) lol.

After barely getting moved in, we jumped into an airplane with Jason and Emy and little Boston and took a little vacation to San Diego. So much fun!! I cant wait to post pictures. Unfortunately, my camera found its way into a Denali that drove to Arizona. SO, pictures will have to wait. In the meantime, come visit me this Friday and Saturday at the UVU what women want expo. Lance and I went to set up this afternoon and I cant wait for things to get started tomorrow! I'm so thankful for my wonderfully supportive husband and his willingness, no, encouragement, to let me do what I love.