November 28, 2012

thanksgiving weekend.

what a way to kick off the holiday season! jordan & i had a great thanksgiving weekend with his mom's side of the family in salt lake. cute cousins, lot of desserts (my first ones this month!) and a fair amount of laughing were involved.

the day after, we celebrated his grandparent's 50th anniversary with a big dinner & a carriage ride around the temple square lights..(bucket list, check!)

saturday, we attended the temple for jordan's aunt becky and went to the byu game. see that bottom left picture? look really hard, it's jabari parker. the byu fans were freaking out, chanting his name, wearing t shirts for him. and although the chances are slim to none that he actually goes to the y, it was still pretty entertaining.

spending my first holiday without my immediate family was harder than i thought. i missed them, and the arizona sun they celebrated in.

& now that turkey day is over, my radio stations are perma-set to christmas stations and my holiday baking  list is getting longer by the day. bring on christmas!!

November 19, 2012


 ...was a success! delicious food & great friends. what else do i need?

November 17, 2012

this guy.

one of the things i am especially grateful for this thanksgiving is my wonderful husband, and the things we are learning together. the best thing, i think, that we are learning is how to be silly together. laughing has helped us diffuse tense situations and grow closer. i sure love faking accents, dancing down the grocery store aisle, and having snorting contests..

all with this guy.

November 13, 2012


finally caught on the HP train & dressed up as hermione..

it snowed a crap ton, and kayla is not happy about it.
went off of sweets for november and had a staring contest with these puppies sitting on my desk (i won..barely.)
my friend cassidy and i were the life of the party in our jazz lakers suite for work:

 had a blissful reunion with old college friends at a housewarming party:
got to spend lots of time with this guy, who i am pretty obsessed with.

November 6, 2012


the fall has lasted a considerable amount of time in utah. the leaves have taken almost a month to completely turn and it's only snowed once (so far.) it's so gorgeous!!

 i love how fall brings beauty to death. that's what fall is, really. death of summer to make way for the cold. but there's a sense of rebirth, a sense of the cycle, that it all comes full circle. death is necessary to make way for new life. it's a beautiful concept hidden right there, within our seasons.

on friday night, jordan and i walked to slab pizza and took the scenic route, through all of the fall colors.