saddleback sunday ya'll.

Hi All.
First off, just wanted to give myself a little pat on the back for still keeping up on my resolutions for this year. Ok. So its still January. But, I am proud none the less.

One of my resolutions was to get out and photograph more, which has totally been on the back-burner since I had Lo. Saddleback Sunday just so happens to be when my cowboy, lil' lady and I saddle-up the good old 4Runner and explore the great outdoors. 

Welcome, my friends, to Saddleback Sunday.


it begins.

I saw this and decided it was time for me to make some changes. I always push things off, waste time, blah blah blah. Since I had Lo I've been saying the words 'maybe tomorrow' all too often. Time to do something my future self will thank me for! I have a large list (I think the word Ryan used was 'ambitious') of resolutions and it's time to kick it into gear. Here is my thing--when I was working I always thought how much I could get done if I was at home all day. Now that I'm home all day, there is NO reason I can't get at least three basic things done everyday: Read scriptures, workout, and clean whatever is on the list for the day. Done. Besides that, I have organizing, projects, and art shows in mind.
So far, so good! Wish me luck! This won't be the last you hear from me!


goodbye 2012.

Wow. Lots has happened since my last post. A quick recap, shall we?
  • Bought a house.
  • Drove Ryan crazy with my constant decorating ideas.
  • Lauren learned to crawl on Thanksgiving Day.
  • She has grown particularly fond of Cheerios 
  • until she decides she is done and feeds them all to Winston.
  • Celebrated Christmas with family, teething, and the flu.
  • (that is not why I'm holding a mug in our Christmas card)
  • Had a festive New Years in Rexburg.
  • By festive I mean the entire family falling asleep to the new Batman movie and waking up just in time to see the ball drop.
  • Hope everyone had a great holiday season! 


instagram snippets.

  • Love watching Lo grow and change everyday. Try to keep up with the house when she sleeps. Try to soak it all in when she wakes up.
  • Ryan turned 30. Cried about it the whole day.
  • My biker husband rode past orange traffic cones. Crashed his bike. Duh. Started acting funny. Took him to the Hospital. Checked out fine.
  • Decided the Hospital waiting room is a fun place to hang out if you want some excitement. Between Malaria, broken bones, meltdowns, and a girl who passed out while checking in, I think I've found my new Gray's Anatomy.
  • Ry found a 'sweet deal' on a new bike. 100 times nicer than his old one. 
  • I think he planned the crash.
  • Ryan asked me three times to go to the rodeo. 
  • Went when he finally asked the fourth.
  • Winst is getting more sun than me this summer.
  • Began our house hunting adventure. Think we may have found the one.
  • Made the same fourth cake as I did last year. Turned out much worse.
  • Went to the parade and watched fireworks from our balcony. 
  • Can't help but feel truly blessed.



It seems a new trend is popping out for home decor-and thats wallpaper. I always thought wallpaper was sort of dated and messy, but these fun papers put a whole new meaning to 'accent wall'.
1. Perfect childhood space Origami Wallpaper. Dottir and Sonur2. Subtle art nouveau design. Barbara Hulanicki for Graham and Brown. 3. Too-lazy-to-paint wallpaper. Ferm Living. 4. Dramatic and bold. Phyllis Morris. 5. Chic and loud. Ferm Living. 6. Perfectly different in a perfectly different room. Katie Ridder via Design Sponge.


instagram snippets.

  • Went out on our first date without the baby. Ate until we were full then went to another restaurant to stuff ourselves with dessert. Guess we don't get out much anymore.
  • Lo took more of a liking to her car seat. As long as the car is moving. Fast.
  • Had our monthly Buffalo Wild Wings outing with Ry's siblings. Watched Ry sweat over a mild set of wings while everyone laughed at him.
  • Started 'Waffle Weekend'
  • Felt what its like to have your baby poop all over your lap.
  • Found a snake living under our front step. Made Ryan kill it with a shovel.
  • Caught Ryan sleeping while watching Lo. Looks pretty safe, right?
  • Lauren mastered the art of 'tummy time', discovered her eyebrows, and has made it clear that she hates being swaddled.
  • She also loves when you say 'yo yo' and when you (try to) beatbox.
  • Celebrated Ryan's first Father's Day. Most know what a big deal this is since in previous years he wouldn't even eat dessert on Father's Day until I 'bore' him a child. 
  • Dessert was served this year.