Tuesday, May 29, 2012


i recently went on a vacation with my family to a place with beautiful architecture, white sand beaches, clear, blue ocean water, and dense jungles. we went to the beach every day, went to the pool after the beach, rode our beach cruisers after the pool, admired the pastels and white trim of the houses while riding the cruisers, went back to the beach after the ride, went to dinner after the beach, played games after dinner, and then crashed in our own, separate bedrooms. (that's right. no sharing a bed with the little sis this time. SCORE

we had jokes. we made fun of each other. we went on some crazy adventures. we got tan and sunburned. we ate a fried pickle.

it was perfect.

but as i stepped off the plane back in salt lake and walked through that airport, the posters on the walls got my attention.

i love where i live
and i always will

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

she sells sea shells...

there is sun on my shoulders...

salt in my hair...

sand on my feet...

and a smile on my face.

good news. vacations are still AWESOME.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


heading out
heading south

and happy to be doing so

not quite provo, is it?
bon voyage

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

millcreek in may

this is why i love weekends.
and family.
and friends.

birthday bonfires

 homecomings and happiness
these are my favorite twins
and i only really know 50% of the set

photos from Brit

canyon with catherine

food and family
especially mi madre

i gave her this hat for our beach bumming next week
i'll make a diva out of her yet, eh wendy?

i love my mom. and her fun hobbies.
looking forward to the Canyon Rim Academy Russian Art Festival this friday!
yep. my mom is in charge of that.

ps. our chicken count is up to 9

Friday, May 11, 2012

it's a sign

i recently posted regarding a new goal i had made.
i admit that when i posted it i had no idea how to make it happen.
i didn't know where this place was.


but! the stars aligned as i surfed the web. 
i stumbledupon the necessary information.

Trolltunga, Odda, Norway.

i'm coming for you.

who's in?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

lunch on the grass

it's beautiful weather out there.

so go eat your lunch on the grass.
like us.

this cute girl has a twin brother.
he comes home from his mission in less than 48 hours.

she's excited.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It is my new goal to sit right where this man is sitting. 
I will sit there and stick my bare feet off the edge.

That will feel wonderful.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

a list of things that make my life better

  • Spotify
  • snail mail and emails from around the world
  • Coldplay. Always Coldplay
  • Downton Abbey
  • coworkers
  • BYU track invitationals (let's go Caroline!)
  • sister and brother-in-law living up the street
  • roommates that make me smile in the morning (a difficult thing to do)
  • excellent hiking weather
  • a cute blue dress from Banana Republic
  • bike trails
  • new biking shorts from my dad. he is the coolest.
  • a clean kitchen
  • cute color on my nails
  • vacations
  • making money
  • no homework
  • meeting new people
  • the arrival of a special gift I bought for myself. That's fun to do sometimes