September 21, 2014

Ogden Temple Rededication

Hello out there! Does anyone still read my blog? I've been pretty inconsistent. A full time job will do that. But I think I might be back...?

Today was such a good day and I wanted to jot down a little bit about it.

I had the privilege of going to the rededication of the Ogden temple today and it was a wonderful experience (for more info on temples, watch this video).

We went to the second session and heard Elder Eyring, Elder Holland, and Sister Bonnie Oscarson speak. I loved all of their words, but especially Elder Eyring's. He had such emotion in his voice, and I definitely got emotional because of that.

I loved the feeling of unity with everyone in the session and was reminded again of the importance and blessings of temples. I'm anxious to start some goals to go to the temple more often so I can feel that wonderful spirit that I felt today.

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Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Anthropologie, Shoes: American Eagle

I even curled my hair for the event! I rarely do that, so this really was a special day. 

August 24, 2014


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This weekend we went to YELLOWSTONE! It was so fun; and my very first time visiting!

Scott left his job, so he had the week off before he starts school. And I had some vacation time, so we took a quick weekend trip. I'm so glad we did. It was so fun exploring, relaxing, and camping.

The first day we got our tent up just in the nick of time before it started pouring rain. And it was our first time setting up that tent, because we'd just bought it. So the fact that it still stayed together in one piece during the storm was pretty miraculous. :)

I loved it up at there. I definitely need to go back, because there is so so much to do.

(If you're interested, you can see more pictures on my Flickr HERE.)

August 14, 2014


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I finally got my hands on a copy of this wonderful book, and I'm so excited to start cooking from it. I want to try and make all of the recipes (kind of like a Julie and Julia thing), but I'm not giving myself a set time that I need to complete the goal, or it may not happen. I'm just trying to be realistic with myself. :)

The first recipe in this book is for Leek and Potato soup. It was so delicious! I loved how the kitchen smelled while the leeks were simmering. Mmm. I'll definitely be making this one again!

July 29, 2014


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I'm so excited to share this little piece of our bedroom!

I've had this idea to print out vintage black and white pictures of my grandparents for a long time (inspired by this lovely lady). A million things found priority, but I finally got them all done! I love these pictures so much. Do you know how hard it was to narrow it down to 6?

I also bought a simple white blanket from Target to use as our bedspread. Our last one was beautiful but had a pretty busy pattern. So this time I went to simple and white which I really think opens up our space and makes it feel clean.

July 26, 2014

2014 Anniversary Pictures

This December will be our 4th anniversary. INSANE. I seriously can't believe it.

So these pictures are reaaally late for our 3rd anniversary. But because our anniversary is in December, I don't want snowy pictures all the time!

I got in contact with a new favorite photographer of mine, and she made the magic happen. If you're in Utah, I HIGHLY recommend this awesome gal! Jostlyn is such a pleasure to work with and has a real gift. And she shoots some of her work in film, which I think is so rad.

July 25, 2014

Pioneer Day

So hey, it was Pioneer Day yesterday! I worked all day, like a true pioneer. :) But I also thought it would be a good idea to learn about the people who came before me.

I have some awesome pioneer stories in my family, but I mostly was thinking about my grandparents yesterday. My grandma recently passed away, so we had some of her journal entries typed up that I hadn't yet read.

It was so interesting to read her perspective on life. Her husband died when she was in her 40's, so her life was not easy. I hadn't understood how truly sad that was for her and her family. It really got me thinking about my life and how easy my trials seem in comparison. Her perspective was also so spiritual and faithful. It reminded me that family and the gospel are two of the most important things.

I'm getting some of these awesome pictures printed to hang on my wall, so I thought I'd share!

July 7, 2014

Soda Pop

Tonight I was out shopping with my sisters and we found an awesome soda shop. They had a huge variety of cool looking soda bottles (If you're in Salt Lake, check out Rocket Fizz at the Gateway). So, we picked out a few of our favorites and I took some pictures right after the sun went down (hence the graininess because of high ISO).

Aren't they so fun?

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The Huckleberry was voted the favorite, with the Orange Cream as a close second.