Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tyler's Graduation Trip

I wanted to do something special for Tyler for his college graduation so I surprised him with a trip to California!! Our family is taking a big trip to Hawaii in August and Tyler isn't going to be able to make it because of work, so I felt like a week getaway to some of our favorite places was a good way to make up for it!

My mom and brother were able to come along as well which was a blast! :) We went to Disneyland for a couple of days, Harry Potter World+Universal Studios and of course the beach! It was the perfect start to summer! We even got to ride Indiana Jones (which was supposed to be closed for refurbishment, but they opened it up for just a couple hours for test riders right as we were walking by and we were able to jump on and ride it a couple times!! How cool is that?!) It was a great trip and I'm really happy my mom and brother were able to join in on the fun as well!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Graduations Galore!

If there were ever a post that was long overdue it's this one! I feel like so much has happened since Tyler and Sarah graduated from college but I have all these photos I need to blog! :) So in April Tyler graduated from BYU with a bachelors degree in Economics and Sarah graduated from UVU with a bachelors degree in Behavioral Science! Both days were amazing and I'm seriously so proud of my husband and my sister!! Sarah had a crazy difficult internship during her last semester and she completely nailed it! Tyler had soooo many final projects and papers due I couldn't even keep track and he graduated one of the top in his class! 

Tyler wore his Jazz jersey underneath his gown and I thought it was the best thing ever, so did he! His mom, two of his sisters, Whitney and Olivia, and Spencer came to the graduation and cheered him on like crazy! It made me so happy. It meant a lot to me that they were able to come and I know it meant even more to Tyler. He really wanted his family there. So thank you guys for the support!

So congrats to two people who I love very much and who worked their hardest! Congrats class of 2017 you did it ;)  ha ha!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

We're Building a House!!

We did something scary, awesome, crazy and exciting all at the same time... we are building a house! And boy has it been an adventure so far! We have been on this journey since fall/winter of last year and signed all the papers for this one finally in February! We had been looking at a few other options, thought we had found something we loved but it didn't work out, kept looking, and then found something that worked PERFECT for us and that we loved even more! 

It's amazing how much the lord knows what's best for you and helps guide you in the right direction even if you don't know it yet! I remember when Tyler and I first had the idea that we wanted to buy our first home and we spent so many nights praying about the decision and the multiple directions we could go. We both had an overwhelming feeling of love from our savior overcome us and a feeling of family, both being close to our families and one day starting our own! We knew this was the right decision for us and I couldn't be more comforted or excited!

So we are building our first little home out in Herriman! In a location I am OBSESSED with! The community is incredible and the area is booming right now! Every day I learn of more and more people who are moving out here to start their own little journeys! It's been stressful, scary but totally worth it and we can't wait for them to finish! It should be done in August/beginning of September! :) I can't wait to post updates about it and continue to document this fun adventure! We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and the thought of starting our own family here one day makes me cry happy tears!

Standing in our lot after signing the papers! It's cool that we own this little patch of dirt! I've never loved dirt so much!

The cute little cutting board Edge Homes gave us after finishing in the design studio! Edge has been insanely incredible to work with! 

The day they dug our hole!!! It's funny how every time they do something new to our lot we literally freak and nerd out over it like crazy! Huge happy dances every time!

Freaking out because they put in the foundation and plumbing!! It was cool because we weren't expecting them to be that far yet so it was an awesome surprise! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

I Cut My Hair!?

 You guys. I literally can't believe I did this. In what world would I ever cut my hair? I have seriously been trying to grow my hair out since 7th grade. No joke. I have the thinnest, finest hair out of anyone I have ever met. If it looks thick in photos... trust me it's a lie! ha ha ha ha. I have tried everything from every type of shampoo, hair extensions (if you ever have questions about fine hair and hair extensions totally ask me because I have done it all man), different layers to try to make my hair look thick. Buuuut NOTHING. But my heart has always longed for long, beautiful mermaid hair! My mom and sister have been telling me to cut my hair short for years, but I've always been in complete denial and horrified that if I ever cut it, that it wouldn't ever grow back! 

But... I DID IT! :) I gave up on the long hair, pain in the butt dream and accepted my new destiny in the short hair club! And let me tell you... I LOVE IT!!! Oh my GOSH why didn't I do this years ago?! It's fun, light, extension-free and surprisingly way easier to maintain and do! I'm seriously kicking myself for not having the guts to do this earlier! I feel like a totally new person! It's amazing how a new haircut can make you feel like a million bucks! Especially with something you've felt so self-conscious about for so long! So I'm embracing my thin, fine hair and this fun new do and I'm really happy about it! Yay for doing scary things!! ha ha ha! 



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Some Amazing News and Changing Times!!

Oh hey! It's been a while but I'm still here and blogging! :) The last little while has seriously been insane. So many life changes are happening and it's really overwhelming but awesome at the same time. The biggest thing that has happened is that Tyler got his dream job working for Goldman Sachs in downtown SLC!! Words can't even begin to describe how proud I am of him. I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY PROUD! He wanted this SO badly and worked his butt of to get there. The interview process was intense and Tyler went above and beyond to make sure that he made the right connections with people and knocked the interviews out of the PARK. They fly him out for an orientation in NEW YORK CITY in July (really jealous) and then he begins work downtown in August. He is seriously on cloud nine and he never stops talking about it! He totally deserves it to. He's the kind of guy who doesn't stop at something until he has given it his all. And even though I probably won't seem him very much because he'll be working like a crazy person, it's all good because I am so happy for him and thankful for this job in our lives! 

 Which brings me to my next big thing, WE ARE MOVING!! So long Provo!! Adios! We are moving up North! Until we find a place to live we will be staying with my parents in the basement. Gotta love these crazy transitions right?! But anyways, things have been great!! I was published in this years issue of Utah Valley Bride Magazine! One of my weddings is featured inside as well as a gorgeous Ad I designed and I'm just a little bit obsessed with! I attended a photo conference down here in Provo called "Photo Native" which was a total blast! I went to classes that inspired me and met some of the most wonderful fellow photographers! They are seriously the most beautiful and fun group of ladies! I'm glad I met them and partied with them at the disco-themed party ha ha ha! It's always fun to make connections in the wedding industry here in Utah! I love it!! 

And then for Valentine's day Tyler and I went to the Paris Bistro in sugar house. It was literally the most romantic, fanciest, yummiest, authentic thing probably ever. It was straight out of a movie! I first discovered that restaurant after eating there during a night with some photographers and Heather Nan (one of my faves) for Photo Native and I couldn't shut up about it so Tyler planned out an entire night there for Valentine's and totally surprised me! It was amazing! Well that's it for now! Things are about to get pretty crazy up in here! The future is looking so bright and life is good!

 (That's BEN SASSO folks. Seriously he is the coolest photographer! Love his work!)

 I did a styled shoot with Rachel Solomon who flew in for the conference from out of town. The shoot was seriously SO breathtaking! I can't wait to post my photos from it