Friday, June 28, 2013


This song is AMAZING. 

Why has no one told me about her before???

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Hooray for my birthday!!!

In the morning I had planned to go to World Refugee Day. I was just going to go by myself but Andrew was going too so we made an event of it. I was happy to hang out with Andrew cause I hadn't seen him in a little while. 

Then it was time to go swimming. And for some reason I feel it is cool to post a picture of myself in a swimming suit...

The girls were much better at the tricks than I was. And Miles was good at just sitting there and being cute

That night we went to dinner at Ginza with the Larsens and the Holcombs. It was amazing. So so good. I can never get enough sushi. I posted a vine about it....cause I still use vine...

Then it was time to party!

For some reason I look really surprised that Andrew is bringing me a cake...when I obviously provided the cake. Gotta be surprised about something

My mom made this cake!!! Isn't it lovely?? And let me tell you, it tasted even better than it looked.

Laurel and Andrew were in charge of the camera and they took approximately 1 million pictures. So I will just post the embarrassing ones of them and the one that accurately displays the expression I have 90% of the time

To end the night we had the really good idea of lighting lanterns that float away, like in Tangled

They were a lot harder than we expected and we were only able to let one go. It was too windy and I was too scared we would burn someones house down.

But still a fun idea.

My birthday was FABULOUS and I so grateful to everyone that helped me to celebrate. You are the best!!!

Here is to being 21!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Birthday Week.

Now if you know me at all then you will know I am kind of a sucker for attention. Like sometimes I just have  to have it. And the week of my birthday is no exception. 

Starting on Sunday I made sure every one knew it was my birthday this week and hence #birthdayweek was created. 


Pretty low key as far as birthday week goes. I got to play with my sweet little avery and there is nothing better than that.


What else do people do on Mondays besides watch The Bachelorette?? 

And yell at Mikey and tell him to go home??

Oh and I went the craft store to get some supplies for my latest project. But there will be more on that later.


Casual bike rides are really the only acceptable option for a random afternoon activity.

But maybe don't go in the middle of the afternoon on a 97 degree day...

Oh and I watched two sporting events and ate Cafe Rio. Birthday week has a strict menu of only things that I love.


Breakfast with Wes is always a good way to start the day. We were kind of dull this morning but he said he was coming to my party so I am not mad!

More time spent at the craft store and actually starting my project.

And dinner with the amazing Rachel. Yum!


Well as soon as Austin sent me this text on Wednesday I knew this day was going to be the

He showed up with these envelopes

So obviously we went thrift shopping and sadly did not find anything but there was still more to the adventure.

He took me to the flower shop his sister works at and he let me pick these out. They are still filling my house with some lovely color.

Last but not least we went to IHOP. Austin thought the jelly donut pancakes sounded like something I would like and he wasn't wrong.

He is literally the best. Even though he decided to ditch me on my real birthday he more than made up for it with that lovely adventure. 

I ate second dinner with the spectacular Becca, Ellie, and Tiffany. And I got free pie!!

Nothing is better than free pie.


Was obviously my sweet Maisie's birthday.

First let me clarify by saying that Maisie is my sister not my child. Apparently there was some confusion about that...?

Anyways we had a lovely day celebrating this little duck. She brings our family so much happiness I think we might be depressed if she had never joined our family. 

And finally....

It was my birthday!!!!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013


What the heck????

How did I get to be 21 and still say what the heck?

But I am 21 now and I think I am excited about it? We have big plans for the day and I will let you know all about them later.

For now you can just wish me a Happy Birthday!!!

Just kidding you don't have to.

But if you wanted to I wouldn't be mad....I also wouldn't be mad if you got me some presents....

Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Friday, June 21, 2013

My baby.

First of all let me clarify and say that Maisie is my sister. Also she is not really a baby anymore because she just turned 6 but I can not even handle it.

My Maisie duckie baby is growing up!!!

Oh my sweet girl how I love you...even though you are not very good at posing for pictures...ha!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Hey so remember when I told you about Andrew and Laurel getting married? You probably forgot because I posted about approximately one million weddings this summer so far. 

Anyways, they are the best. Like really the best. And they are really creative and crafty. Since they are so good at making things they made a little blog to sell some of the things they made. You guys should definitely check it out cause if I had a house of my own I would buy all the things. 

So go look. Now! 

I promise you won't regret it.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Ok wait, do you guys remember when I went to hawaii? I know that was forever ago but I just remembered that this post exists so here we go.

We went to Mama's fish house in celebration of my mom's birthday.

She even got a fancy card which I documented with a blurry photo. It even says her name on it! Spelled correctly! 


This was my meal. It was lobster stuffed mahi mahi. Are you kidding me? Have you ever heard of such a thing that sounded so delicious?? Oh mama, it was good. Probably top 5 meals I have ever eaten in my life.

Let's just be honest. Best meal I have ever had.

I picked the creme brulee for dessert. It was also great. I prefer my dad's homemade creme brulee but I will never complain.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better we realized this chocolate cake exists. Ok well not really cake. More like pie. But tastes like heaven. 

And when you thought we couldn't get any fatter...

They brought my mom special ice cream for her birthday. I can not quite remember what was in it but I think mangos? Or passion fruit? Whatever it was it was good.

We finished off the meal with these gross pudding things. Literally the only thing that wasn't divine and I had to eat it last. Super not cool.

But I guess the rest of the meal and the fact that the restaurant was on the beach makes it ok.

View from our table

Hooray for Mama's!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013


Let's just be honest here, I did not really finish my May goal. 

My dad had to borrow my camera on like the 25th and it all just went downhill from there. But I am proud of how I did. I think I got a lot more comfortable with my camera and I really loved documenting my life more. 

This will definitely make me document my life more but I don't plan on taking pictures every day.

Now onto June,

No fast food or soda. I have defined fast food as a restaurant with a drive through. I think that is fair.

Thus far I am rocking it at not eating fast food. I don't think I have even eaten out at all. And twice I bought the kids I was babysitting Wendy's and didn't have so much as a fry. 


I thought this would be so hard but really it is only hard if the food is in your possession. Avoiding the restaurants is not too hard. Hopefully I can keep it up! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I would just like make a public service announcement and inform everyone that my birthday is in one week. 

That means you should be preparing your gifts and surprises.

I am kidding....well kind of...I really like gifts

But I am kind of freaking out about it. I read a article the other day that said 

"I don’t know if it’s just me, but every single time I officially turn a year older, I am filled with this conflicting emotional cocktail of doom. I am joyful, incredibly depressed, utterly anxiety-ridden. I am a hyperactive sphere of energy, yet also a simmering pot of self-indulgence"

I am definitely anxiety-ridden and I have no idea why. Maybe it is because I think that 21 is a real age and I should start trying to be a real adult. That is pretty dang scary to me.

So we will just see how it goes...

Oh and I am serious about the gifts.

Friday, June 14, 2013


My Lauren left on her mission on Wednesday. I didn't think it would be so hard. I already have a list of things to write her in her next letter. How do you just stop talking to someone that you talked to every day??? Really, how am I expected to do that?

Anyways, her farewell was on Sunday and they had some amazing desserts 

And I know what you are all thinking, who frosted those Eiffel Tower cookies??? Because they look great. Oh it was me, thank you so much for the compliment. 

But truly, Lauren is going to be an amazing missionary and I am so proud of her. She is doing the best thing she could possibly be doing right now...but that doesn't mean I won't whine about it. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Guys, sometimes I just have days that I think are really fun.

Saturday was one of those days.

(So sue me, I am doing another weekend update on a thursday. Don't be mad)

My dad made me get up early which was no fun and do yard work which was also not fun. But (someone please remember this because I will never say it again) it actually felt kind of good to do some hard work. I also helped clean the church and for some reason that is always my favorite kind of service to do. Sign me up every week! 

(Wait, don't actually sign me up for every week. That is a little too much)

Anyways. I had lunch with Wesley and we know that is always a good time. Halfway through our lunch I said "Wes! I want to get a fish!!!" And it was decided that we were headed to the pet store that moment.

At Petco I found the perfect fish for me. Literally perfect little baby fish that I love. I even named them Othello and Desdemona cause are there even any other appropriate names on the earth?

When I went to go ask the guy help me get the fish he said "Oh we actually can't sell any of those because some of the fish had an infection"

What the heck???? You are a pet store that doesn't sell any fish???? What is this life?????

I was distraught so we went to another pet store. Sadly I didn't connect with any of those fish and I just gave up. But we did see some other pretty cool animals.

Love me some lizards.

Also, me and Wesley named that lizard Milo and then tried to buy him but the store wouldn't sell him because he was their pet. So then Wesley started talking in a lizard voice. It was all very normal.

I went to the J crew outlets cause they were having a super awesome sale but I didn't buy anything because nothing was really speaking to me. And someone keeps me in the store too long and talks me out of my purchases. 

Since the outlets were such a disappointment I had to go see my Lauren. It doesn't hurt that she is leaving on her mission on wednesday. Oh wait, that does hurt my heart more than anything. But more on that later.

I frosted approximately one million cookies but it was worth it because I got to be with my sweet Lauren and I got to eat about 15 cookies. 


Lovely lovely day. I hope that you wanted to read a super boring post about my day. 

Monday, June 3, 2013


Guys, do not be confused. The title of this post is not about being real it is about Real Madrid.

Ok, no its not. It is about Real Salt Lake. 

Which is kind of fun, but definitely not as fun as Real Madrid. At least RSL can offer me churros. 

And churros are the way to my heart.

So wait, have you figured out that I went to a soccer game last week?

You also might be thinking, "wait, it was raining all week and it was raining especially hard on tuesday night so if you went to a soccer game you must have been a really dedicated fan"

And you would be correct. It was raining really hard on tuesday. And I spent two hours in that pouring rain. 

That is dedication. 

But when something involves me being this close to Kyle Beckerman I will suffer through just about anything.

Oh how I love those dredlocks. 

Despite the torrential rain I had a great time at the soccer game. And Real won. And I got to say Hala Madrid.

And Wesley sent a #snapchatfordumbphones that looked like this

So I am a happy camper.

(but if I had been camping and it was raining like that I would be a really angry camper.)