Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2 Days {in pictures}

The last 2 days were a bit of a whirlwind. My friend Allison and I went California for a quick visit. We went to go shopping at the fashion district in Los Angeles as we were both in the need of fabric. Allison works for JetBlue, which is the only way this would have been possible. We also stayed with our friend Jessica so that saved us from a hotel as well. It was a cheap and fast trip, and it was marvelous.

Take a look:

3:00am Monday: Have to be at the airport in 2 hours but I can't sleep. Haven't slept a wink. So when my insomnia hits I paint my nails. 

5:35am Monday: Checked in and through security. Grab a quick bite before boarding.

7:00am Monday: Touch down in Long Beach. Ready for this adventure. 

7:30am Monday: Our first bus ride of the day. Headed to downtown LBC

9:00am Monday: Metro is delayed due to an accident so we took a walk around the boardwalk.

9:45am Monday: Headed to LA. 

10:30am Monday: Made it downtown and to our stop. Appealing right?

11:15am Monday: A bus ride and a couple blocks later and we made it. Fabric, fabric and more fabric. 

12:30pm Monday: And buttons, and beads, and everything else...

4:00pm Monday: with hours of shopping behind us we take the Metro and head to Santa Monica.

4:45pm Monday: walk up from the Metro tunnel and outside to see this toilet.

5:00pm Monday: Last bus ride of the day TRIP!

5:30pm Monday: Hello 3rd Street!

5:40pm Monday: Headed to find Jessica.

5:43pm Monday: Found Her! 

6:30pm Monday: Out of our sweaty clothes. Feeling a little refreshed and reunited with these awesome folks who left Utah and now live in California...

7:00pm Monday: Starving. walked to the closest Pub for Happy Hour specials on Chicken Fingers and Fish & Chips.

11:00pm Monday: Enjoyed this view for a couple hours on the beach while reminiscing and retelling hilarious stories.

11:00am Tuesday: Strider showing off

12:00pm Tuesday: Lunch with the ladies before heading to the pool.

2:00pm Tuesday: Enjoying the pool. The gorgeous views of the beach. The cabanas and the chatting. 

3:30pm Tuesday: Reading under the cabana with Allison while Jess and Shane tell hilarious stories in the pool.

4:30pm Tuesday: Hot Tub time.

6:30pm Tuesday: Last stop before the airport. Getting donuts for Scotty. We always joke how doughnut shops are on every corner in California and nowhere in Utah. He was stoked when he got them!

7:45pm Tuesday: Boarding the plane and heading home!

Thanks Allison and Jessica for a WONDERFUL trip. It was just what I needed!

WIWW: Anniversary Edition

Last Thursday was our Anniversary {4 years!}. We went up to Park City for a couple days to celebrate. We love Park City. It was such a relaxing 2 days. We window shopped, ate too much, went to the movies, went to the Farmer's Market, went swimming, relaxed in the hot tub, walked up and down Main Street, perused the books at  Dolly's Bookstore and Atticus for far too long. Went to World Market and made our "If only..." list, and just bought a treats instead. It was a great time. I have to say I picked a pretty great guy. I love that man!

Shirt: Forever 21 c/o my sweet friend Whitney, Pants: Old Navy, Boots: Steve Madden via Nordstrom, Necklace and sunglasses: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Wilsons Leather

I never mix black and brown. I'm weird about that. But this shirt was pulling in both colors so I paired it with black jeans and brown boots. Not sure I love it, but it worked for the day. Next time though I might just stick with black boots. 

Stuffing ourselves at Doolan's. Fried Pickles, Scotty got the Bison Burger and I went with Stu's Smelly burger. All delicious. 

Love Dollys! And have you ever tried Red Banjo? Delicious. But you have to try it WITH the Lemon! And some of our finds at World Market.

Some of our finds at the Farmer's Market. All delicious, but the thing we loved best was the salt and pepper corn we bought and cooked on the grill. 

Thanks Scott for a fabulous time. And a wonderful 4 years. xoxo

Saturday, August 25, 2012

California Dreaming....

We just got back from Park City and are still in the mess of moving. One day I will have all the boxes unpacked. With moving, a craft show, a yard sale and another craft show coming up I feel like I have STUFF everywhere. I have been going non stop, and with two kids in the mix it's hard to get alot done during the day. I want a break from it all. To get away and think of nothing

So when my friend called last night to see if I would accompany her on a quick {free} trip to LA of course I was all in. We're headed here:
I can't wait to peruse all the fabric and jewelry. To read on the plane {without babies!} and to lay on the beach. And to have some girl time with 2 of my besties. 

So grateful for a husband who rearranged his schedule to make it work, a friend who works for JetBlue, and a friend who is letting us crash at her place super last minute. 

A girls trip? This hasn't happened in years. Bring. It. On.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

4 years ago...

I was a nervous wreck. I was so overwhelmed with decorations and hair and bridesmaids, that I couldn't think clearly. I was a total brat to my best friends that day. Thankfully they forgave me and realized that you can't judge a bride on her wedding day. I wanted everything to be perfect. Thinking back (and now thanks to pinterest) there are so many things I would have done differently that day. But the one thing I wouldn't change is the man I married. I married my best friend. The love of my life.

4 years later so much has changed. We have 2 babies, different jobs, we live in a different place. My hair has been 847 different colors/styles. We have grown up. Our priorities have changed. But one thing that hasn't changed is knowing that he is the perfect guy for me. He is still my best friend, my one and only and our relationship is stronger than ever. I love you Scotty. Thank you for making my dreams a reality.

The first night we met. His band was on tour from Utah in California. June 25th 2005

A couple weeks before we got married. 

August 23, 2008

Our awesomely huge wedding party. Love you guys!

Halloween 2008

Christmas 2008

Basketball tournament. March 2009. Cheering on Escalante.

Our first anniversary. (Pregnant with Jaxon) August 23, 2009

Sister Chelsea's wedding August 2009

November 2009

November 19, 2009. We welcomed Jaxon Danger into our family.
Second Anniversary August 23, 2010. Pregnant with Chloe.
November 19, 2010. We welcomed Chloe Michelle into our family. 

May 2011. What happened to my chubby babies?

Third anniversary. August 23, 2011.

Christmas 2011.

February 2012
Hadley and Cammy's wedding. April 2012.

June 2012
Most recent family photo. August 18th, 2012.
I couldn't be happier. Thank you for putting up with me Scotty. I love you. Billions and billions.