i want to ride my bicycle

Top-Kohl's      Belt-Thrifted      Skirt-J Crew (thrifted)      Socks-Macy's      Shoes-Thrifted

Summer is here. It's official. Every year there seems to be a moment where it all of a sudden is summer. I start feeling extremely excited and happy. Also I feel this huge urge to dance and sing and skip and jump. I love it :) It can come on in different ways. Sometimes it's going to the nursery with my mom to pick out seeds and flowers, others it's going to get a snow cone. What brought it on this year was a couple of things. First off I went to a bonfire on Friday night. In my mind bonfires=summer. The second, which really set it in stone, was an amazing Sunday afternoon bike ride with my sister (on our awesome beach cruisers). I'm seriously freaking out right now (in a very good way). I LOVE SUMMER!


busy, busy, busy!

Bow-Made by me! :)      Scarf- Wetseal      Top- TJ Max       Jeggings-Macy's      Watch-NY&C      Shoes H&M

I have been so busy lately. Wow I don't know the last time I said that (and sarcastically doesn't count). As mentioned in my last post I recently got a job (I now smell like Mexican food fifty percent of the time, fun!) and I just started a new semester on Tuesday. I'm not used to this! It does feel so great to actually be doing something with my life now though, I just need to adjust accordingly. I am super excited for this semester though. I finally changed my major to something I think I will love. It will be challenging but I will actually want to do the homework (which is necessary). And I got a brand new 15 inch Macbook Pro, can I just say it is beautiful and I have been staying up later than I should because I hate putting it away for the night. So here's to a new semester!

Oh and I finally caved and tried using a tripod and self timer. My sister isn't home when I need her here to take pictures. Yeah, I found it just as difficult as I thought it would be. Any tips?


let's go to vegas!

Yes, I went on yet another trip. This was quite an unexpected trip for two reasons. One, the decision was made to go on Friday and we left Saturday. Two, my dad was the one who made the decision and let's just say he isn't the most spontaneous person. We started our journey Saturday. After a stop in Ogden for dinner at my uncles restaurant Steiny's (which I would highly recommend) and to drop my pup off at our wonderful dog sitters we made it to our first night's stay in South Jordan. Sunday after church we headed to Bryce Canyon National Park, so beautiful. Monday was a looonnnnng day (note the extra letters to exaggerate). We started out taking a hike into the canyon at Bryce. Bad idea for me. My fear of heights was reaffirmed. Times ten. To the point that I couldn't breathe and didn't think I could move my legs for a couple minutes. Yeah, it was bad. But I survived! :) After our hike we drove on over to Zion's National Park. Awe inspiring, breath taking, beauty. Next stop, St. George to see our dear friend brother Bobby. (see Monday was long!) Tuesday we reached our final destination...Vegas Baby! Most of the day we spent on the strip and that night we saw The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. Oh my goodness, so great! Wednesday was the end of our trip and was full of driving and left over Easter candy. (Oh we stopped in Marsh Valley on our way back and there were horses....at the gas pumps, it made me chuckle)

P.S. I promise to have an outfit post soon (tomorrow?) I recently got a job (hurray!) and I've been working almost every day. And trust me my work clothes aren't that fabulous. But I start school soon, and I have to wear clothes there :)


the great salt lake [city]

I escaped the hum drum life of living in Rexburg. Salt Lake is a good Escape :)

My niece was born a shopper (it runs in the family)

Stick a television in a children's clothing store and all your problems are solved.

My nephew is a goof

Being an aunt is seriously one of my favorite things. I love these kids so much.

I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday :)

If you haven't been to City Creek Mall in Salt Lake, you should.

I'll take the one on the top right please :)

Macy's=The happiest place on earth (well one of them)

Whoever started Coldstone is my greatest friend, and my worst enemy

Chelsi has been my best friend since pretty much forever (seriously). I wish she didn't live four hours away, but I love when I get to see her.

Truth, I only have pictures documenting the first half of my trip. Why? For some reason I always forget that I have a camera after the first couple days of vacationing. It's weird I know. If you have a cure for my forgetfulness please share it with me :)