Saturday, June 25, 2011


click here if you want to laugh until you cry.... 
or pee your pants.
(really? this is the first time i've posted anything about friends? shame on me!) 

skinny love

 which do you like best?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

diy {fathers day gifts}

for fathers day, we gave both of our dad's paper weights that they can have on their desks at work... 
also known as wood blocks covered with pictures of jude

i got the blocks from home depot in the scrap section. it was $2 for a huge piece which i had the guy cut down to the size that i needed. 
since i wanted a dark wood i just picked up wood stain from hobby lobby and tried out two different stain colors. 
i picked out the pictures i wanted, cut them down to size and mod pogded them right on! 
super easy, super simple, super cute! 
hope you papa's liked your fathers day gifts! xoxo

Monday, June 20, 2011

bucket list

summer 2011 has an official bucket list.
contents include...

-take a mini vacation to yellowstone
-kayak the provo river
-hike mount. timpanogos
-summer concerts!!
-be apart of a flash mob (we're hoping to do this one and get it crossed off)
-visit havasupai
-set up Collins new tent and camp... in our yard.
-go horse back riding (this will take some effort on Collin's part, i however, can't wait)

since we both work and summer has been cut short (thanks to the stupid, crapy weather) I think these will last us till the end of summer... if not, let us know if you have any suggestions!
we are always wanting to add to our bucket list!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

video archives

i finally made a youtube account so i can finally share videos... yay!
this was when jude was a week old... oh how i miss that newborn, silent cry.

dear collin...

you are the sexiest dad on planet earth
happy first fathers day, we love you dearly!  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

im addicted to crack

i've come to the harsh realization that i am in fact, an addict (and proud!) 
go HERE if you would like to join the addiction  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

i bet you wanted to know that...

..My favorite snack's are lunchables... Ham and cheddar
..Grapefruit gummies are mine and Collins favorite sweet treat (along with fifty seven others that we like)
..I think the words queasy and sleazy are a perfect match for their definition... Don't they just sound like what they mean?
..I love feel good movies because they make me feel good
..Collin and I want to make Alpine home one day
..I want to go to North Carolina and have a gallon of real, southern sweet tea
..I cant stand the cord that hangs down from our TV that's mounted on the wall

..I secretly wish that I was Katniss Everdeen
..I love the smell of skunks. When I was little it smelt like pumpkin seeds and now it smells like marijuana... Both of which smell delicious
..Friday Night Lights (the TV show) will always have a special place in my heart 
..Having the wind shield whippers on when its not raining, or having them off when it is, annoys me
..I'm always that person at the mall Kiosk's talking to the sales people because I don't know how to say no to them
..The saying 'sticks and stones will brake your bones but words will never hurt you' makes me mad... Its completely false and everyone knows it

..I've learned that being selfless takes a lot of work and a lot of practice and is always worth it
..Hate cherry flavor but love cherries
..I go through notebooks like crazy because I'm a crazy list maker 
..Favorite scent of all time, coconut anything
..'Got a gypsy soul to blame..' is one of my favorite lines from a song
..Country music makes my heart swell   
..My husbands mind and sons face are two of the most beautiful things I've seen on planet earth

Saturday, June 11, 2011


 collin and i hung our daddy and momma hats up last night for a few hours to be uncle col col and aunty la la. since having jude, we haven't spent as much quality time with nixon as we want so it was refreshing spending the afternoon with him. we played with the hose at papa and grame's house for a little bit before heading to summer fest!   

going to summer fest with a 2 year old is much more enjoyable then going with out a 2 year old... fyi.
we love you nixon! 
hope you had fun with your favorite aunty and uncle :) 

Friday, June 10, 2011

jaw, meet floor.

stunning. i can't get enough of Kate Middleton, Dutchess of Cambridge. her fashion sense is impeccable! i know its a little late for a post about their wedding but here are a few of my favorite pictures from that beautiful and memorable day. 

plus these black and whites. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

5 things

{mango hi-chews}
 {peacock feathered glass balls} 

{nightstand decorations} 
{reef sandals, and soda slip on's}
{the help}

Sunday, June 05, 2011

8 month stats

today marks the day that jude turns 8 months old! 
eight months of sleepless nights and poopy diapers...
we don't really know why but Jude sounds like a dinosaur. a raptor to be more specific.
he also does this new thing where he fake coughs and then smiles cause he thinks he is SO hilarious. 

food wise, he doesn't do great with eating solids. we try, but he can be pretty stubborn. apple sauce seems to work the best when he does want them though.
he throws little baby fits that i find absolutely adorable.

 he sits in front of his books and pull them out one by one until every last one of them is on the ground. then he taps them with his hand. its pretty darn cute.
we have now lowered the pack n' play and ruined his fun of standing up in it.
since he is a little smarty pants and has figured out how to get into anything and everything, we now have to be more careful. thanks jude.
oh, and he takes after his mama... sucking that thumb. hopefully it wont be as long as I did!  

so we figured out what his comfort/security thing is... when he is eating or trying to fall asleep, he pulls and tugs on his ear and hair. sometimes the back of my arm which doesn't feel great or sometimes collin's armpit hair which i know probably hurts, but is still pretty funny. 

 we might need to start thinking about getting those baby gates now, considering he is the most mobile little thing ever.
instead of playing with all the many, many toys in his toy bin, he would rather play with the toy bin itself.
he loves to splish and splash in the bath with daddy and mr. ducky.
and my favorite fun fact about jude, he now says maaa ma maa maaaa ma... and that means he is asking for me!
 gosh i love this child.
happy 8 months jude, cant wait for the many, many more months and years ahead.
love always-
mama and daddy.

june 5th also means... 
38 years of marriage for my mom and dad! congrats you two, we love and adore you!