February 27, 2011


I love this picture because it reminds me of the good old college days. We were lucky enough to meet up with our friends/roomates from Logan. It was so much fun to see everyone again and play catch-up with the latest news on each person. It is weird (in a good way) that we have all moved from Logan and are going in different directions with our lives. Man- we haven't even been gone for a year- imagine what catching up will be like in 5 years from now...
Being able to move on and experience your own "successes" is such an accomplishment.
I was thinking the other day about how lucky Luke and I are because we are exactly where we want to be right now. I always saw myself with a full time job and using my degree once we got married while he worked and went to Grad School- and that's what we are doing! While it may not be the most glamorous life, we are right on track with the goals we have for our little life together and it is fun being on that journey and experiencing our successes together.

February 14, 2011

be mine

I just want to give a shout-out to my husband. We joke all the time about how ridiculous it is that people post every minute of their day on facebook along with constant updates about how they feel, how sick they are, or how in love they are.
But, I've still got to let the world know how much I love him. He is my best friend. He loves me for me and was willing to take his chances on marrying me (which, with my constant mood swings can be scary at times I am sure). He is one of the hardest workers I know. He constantly makes me laugh, he knows how to lighten the mood, and tells me when I am taking something too seriously. He balances me out perfectly. He surprises me, validates me, and makes me feel important. Whenever we take a picture, he always makes a funny face until I beg him to do a normal smile. Sometimes he leaves me little notes in the morning. He cooks me dinner. He plays games with me all the time, even when it is just the two of us. He takes me on a date every Friday night. Whenever I am following him home from something in my car, he constantly makes faces in his rearview mirror at me that make me laugh (but i also think, oh my gosh, what have I gotten myself into?). He lets me call him Lukie on occasion. He supports me in decisions I make, he encourages me to be better, and he sets a good example. He is looked up to by so many people, including me. Each day I feel so lucky that I get to be married to him. Love you Luke.

February 13, 2011


We attended a fun comedy night in Salt Lake last month. Thanks to Braden for getting the tickets! The best performer was Stephen Jones. He had me crying I was laughing so hard. People around here may have heard of the "New Spice" video he did. Anyway- I enjoyed it, so here it is. But for those of you not familiar with the Old Spice commercials, I put that on here as well to watch first. Enjoy. I got a kick out of it.

Stephen Jones:

February 1, 2011

one of my favorite things

Take me back to this day.
How do I get more of these?
Almost 3 years ago I was on the beach in California. A crowd gathered and people started playing drums. More people came and jumped in. I sat there for what seemed like forever just listening and watching. It's hard to describe, but it was the most carefree, no worries type of day I had ever experienced. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live near the beach and have more moments like this. Maybe when I retire?


Let me begin by saying that I love our 2 beta fish. I have had DK for over a year and a half and then I practically made Luke buy one when we moved to Salt Lake. His name is Bitty Bop Bop Boo (not named by me).

Beta fish are extraordinary. They live for a LONG time, they don't take much cleaning, and they don't need much food. Easiest pet on earth.

Because they are so easy, it is easy for me to get lazy when it comes to feeding them and it has now been an entire week that they have gone without food- but they're still swimming, still colorful, and since I put them next to the heater, they are still smiling.

Luke thinks I am an animal hater, but I have told him a million times that he can help out and feed them too if he is worried about them.

So...today he finally did, all while saying this:

"You may have forgotten what this is, but this is food"
"She's trying to take you back to the brink of extinction"
"They told me if they could scowl, they would, but they can't so they told me to do it for them"....(big scowl from Luke)