Monday, December 26, 2011


nothing could have made this weekend better.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

happy birthday pappa-roni

happy birthday
to the smartest man i know.
i love you.

Friday, December 23, 2011

day dreaming

i love a white christmas
more than anything.
but since that doesn't look promising
this year,
i wouldn't mind being back in hawaii...
wouldn't mind at all.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

i should remember this

do you ever
think about things
too much?
to the point where
you're making things 
up in your mind
and you think
it's the biggest deal
then when you tell
someone about it
they laugh at you
and tell you it's ridiculous?
i do.
and then i laugh too -
because i know it's ridiculous.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

christmas time!

i'm so happy
i get to spend
it with him.

i can't wait 
until he's done
with finals
so we can
buy a tree.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

latest obsession

chick fil a
peppermint shake.
it has chunks 
of peppermint and chocolate.
seriously, it is so good.
i'd be happy living off these,
diet coke,
and waffle fries 
for the next month.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


it seems like the only thing constant
is change.
some (really) good
some bad
and some just different.

i think it's the change 
that just changes things
(neither for good or bad)
that makes my head spin
the most.

i think i'm beginning to realize 
just how much control 
we have over our lives.
the decisions we make mean so much,
but at the same time
there's no way to predict
where life will take us.

like i said - 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


it's a long drive,
but worth it.
i love yougurtland.
i also love chloee and my husband.
we have some pretty good

Saturday, November 12, 2011

it's here.
and it's beautiful.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

wedding photos are now up and running.

wedding pics here
i love our photographer
lindsey stewart
(green apple photography)
and our florist
sarah winward
(honey of a thousand flowers).
they are both
so sweet
fun to work with
and so incredibly talented.
highly highly highly recommend.

if i could re-live
any day
it would be our wedding day.
don't have to ask me twice.

Monday, November 7, 2011


so maybe
i still have not finished
writing thank-you cards,
found a rug for our kitchen,
or bought a bed-skirt
(despite 7323943 trips 
to home furnishing stores).

i have everything i need to be happy
(and by everything i mean everyone)
and that's all that counts.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

marriage = no blogging for me

i'm married now.
i love it.
i love our apartment too,
minus the fact that
it has no internet
(which makes blogging difficult).
i think i've managed
to steal the wifi 
from the library 
across the street...
it's public property, right?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

i've got the best friends

last weekend 
my friends took me to vegas
for my bachelorette party.
they're the best.
but really...
who else would enter 
a bull-riding contest at 
a las vegas pool
to win a $50 credit to the bar
to redeem for
12 icy cold diet cokes?
not a lot of people would do that.

i'm so lucky to have them.
so so so lucky
(they're just the best)

Monday, July 11, 2011

missing him.

he's been in colorado
for three weeks too long.
i'm just happy i'm marrying him.
a month ago
we wandered downtown slc
and came across
a tiny free concert
tucked behind some buildings...
great people watching.
that's where we took these pics
on his phone.
did you know,
salt lake city
has the largest bohemian population
in the country?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

ranier cherries

the past couple of days
i've been really craving these.
at $5.99/lb
my mom won't have it.
i just might 
buy them myself.
worth it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

when in rome

let me start off by saying
you know someone's your best friend
when you have 294 pictures
together on facebook.
and this best friend
received her mission call yesterday!
rome, italy. 
i am so happy for her!
she is the coolest girl i know.
seriously. so amazing.
she will be the greatest missionary!

Friday, June 3, 2011

book club!

is the name of our book club.
do i always finish the books?
do i always go to book club?
i love my friends.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

i just might give it a go

i think i'll try to make these
for sunday breakfast.
they are darling!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

home! home on the range!

last weekend
i went to jackson hole
with richie's family.
for the first time in my life
i saw buffalo.
i thought they'd be gentle giants
just like cows,
but no,
they will charge if you get too close.
i also ate the best dessert of my life.
it is giada's fav:
homemade brownie/klondike bars
dipped in hot caramel.
mmm mmm mmm.
i'd eat it daily if i could.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

romney for president!

oh how i loved
going to vegas
to help with mitt romney's campaign.
free hotel suite,
best friends,
great road trip,
and the chance to help
my favorite presidential candidate?
yes please and thank you.
(oh, and just excuse the bottom picture.
keep in mind that it was 5 am.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

i'm going to miss you, U of U

i'm done!
it's weird & sad & exciting
all at the same time.
the best part
was sharing the event
with my brother & my best friend!
(and yes, my cap is falling off
in the picture. it did that all day.
i couldn't quite figure out how to
wear that thing. it's okay.)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

last dg formal

i'm going to miss these things!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

note to self:

no boots 
are worth wearing
(no matter how much you love them)
if it means getting your toenail
ripped off.
next time,
if they don't have your size
just forget it.
hasta la vista toenail,
see you in a year.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

this month's beverage of choice

i've recently 
taken a liking
to gatorade.
the one critique
i have about it
is that it has calories
(diet coke has spoiled me).
well today i discovered
that none other than
the always wonderful Maverik
has a low-calorie Gatorade
in their fountain machine.
the best part?
it tastes like a squeeze-it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ai Weiwei

On May 12, 2008 an earthquake with the magnitude of eight on the Richter scale occurred in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Among the circa 80,000 victims were several thousand children, who were buried underneath the rubble of collapsed schools. Because the buildings around the schools remained conspicuously unharmed, accusations were made of botched building work; these, however, were rejected by the government. Together with a team of about 30 volunteers, Ai Weiwei researched the names of the victims – in opposition to the government, which did not officially provide information on the actual number of the dead, and which threatened parents with reprisals if they provided their dead children’s names. Nonetheless, Ai Weiwei was able to publish more than 4,000 names on his blog. 

"Remembering" is designed for the Haus der Kunst’s façade consisting of 9,000 backpacks made specifically for this purpose. With this installation Ai Weiwei recalls the earthquake in Sichuan since many backpacks of the buried children were found under the collapsed schools. The backpacks on the façade are in one of five colors and arranged to spell out the sentence "She lived happily for seven years in this world" in Chinese characters. These words stem from the mother of one of the earthquake victims commemorating her daughter. The pixel-like effect of the large image stretches across the entire façade. It is 100 meters long and ten meters high, and attached to the columns in front of the building with a steel structure. 
this is a longer post than normal,
but i just think this artist is awesome.

Friday, April 1, 2011

in the past week.

in the past week
i turned 22,
went on my last spring break ever,
picked up my cap&gown for graduation
(weird weird weird),
and realized there's only 
4 more months
until i get hitched.
life's changing
but i love it.

and ps...
today i decided it's okay 
to listen to bieber
with my windows down.
it's fine.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

happy birthday ruth!

happy birthday
to my best friend chloee!
nothing's better than sharing
a birthday with you!
(not to mention, a b-day by the pool)
love you.
now let's drink some dc
with our straw glasses.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

i'm feeling okay about being sunburned

will someone please 
tell me why
salt lake city
can't have 80 degree weather

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

monster truck jam

so maybe a couple of weeks ago
we went to the kfc buffet
and the monster truck jam.
yes, that's right.
kfc buffet.
i was surprised too.
i'm not sure 
if i would call 
canned peaches, pickles, & fried chicken
a buffet,
but we had to go
considering it's at the first kfc ever,
and is called the harman cafe.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

never say never

i was never the biggest bieber fan
until i saw his movie.
it was amazing.
some of the best 10 bones
i've ever spent.
just had to say it.
i'm going again.
and again
and again.
so inspiring.
he's a child prodigy 
and he's here to stay.
if you disagree
you can go see the movie,
then we'll talk.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

i love this fellow

happy valentine's day.
let's get our date on.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

the universe smiled upon me today.

i had a wonderful afternoon.
it consisted of
lunch at jimmy's
with abby and chlo,
sifting through 70s dresses
at decade's,
a little treat from backer's bakery,
and stumbling across a cute
vintage shop
in attempts of finding a salle de bain.
as abby was dropping me off
at my car,
i realize my keys
are nowhere to be found.
after searching 
and having a small panic attack,
i find them in the door of my car.
in the parking lot.
keys. in. the. door.
so thank you,
for the wonderful afternoon,
and for keeping my car safe
and un-stolen.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


i think
i just might be
the most
eager person 
this week
(but very excited).
i need to practice patience,
or as my grandpa 
calls it,
the big P word.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

dream job

it is strange,
i do admit,
but i get inexplicably excited
whenever this ad plays
at the movie theatre.
i can't wipe the smile off my face.
all things set aside,
my fantasy job
is to be a member of the national guard.
or the fbi.
but the fbi has yet to advertise
quite like this. 
wow. i love it.
(except someone in my family
always gets mad at me when i
entertain the idea of signing up.)

Monday, January 31, 2011

i really don't have time for this.


i am blogging because
i have a huge project
due on wednesday
and it's nowhere near complete
(i repeat, nowhere near complete).
yes, i only blog when i don't have time to.
prioritizing is not my strongest suit.
i don't know why,
but when i am all worked up about school,
the simple utterance
"lets go to maverik",
has a significant impact on my well-being.
a good diet coke 
has the power
to calm my nerves
and soothe my soul.
so thank you, maverik,
thank you, coca-cola,
and thank you, richie, for taking me there tonight.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

the cold weather is good for one thing, and one thing only.

although the cold 
hurts my bones,
i must say,
it's nice to leave
my diet coke
in the car for hours
and return
to find it
cold & icy,
just the way i left it.