Friday, September 30, 2011

taylor i wish we could be bffs swift


 Not kidding. I love Taylor Swift on a whole new level after going to her concert. Was 80% of the audience made up of 12-14 year old girls? yes. Did I feel stupid for screaming JUST as loud (if not louder) and high (if not higher) than they did for the entire 2 1/2 HOURS that she was playing. NOT. AT. ALL. I'm not kidding, it was a highlight of my life.  If you haven't been to one of her concerts, I highly recommend finding some tickets before her tour is over. 

Luckily, I had some really great company, which was a HUGE plus. I could hardly sit through dinner-the anticipation of the night was about KILLING me. - and I'm serious. 

simply magical.

She was playing "long live" at this point and rocking out on her be-dazzled guitar. It was the highlight of the night for me, I think. (its hard to say...)

sparks fly.

(again) BEST. NIGHT. EVER.

(thanks to Dayna for all the pics from the night)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

bike rides

Sydney and I have been taking lots of bike rides recently. She LOVES riding in that little seat. She keeps these sunglasses on the entire time! It is so funny. I need to get a helmet for her, I know. This isn't exactly safe, but I'm working on it. 

The weather has been so enjoyable. I can't believe how warm it is still! I am getting a little worried for how cold the winter will seem after being in San Diego last winter, but at least we can ski!

Monday, September 26, 2011

first tooth

So these aren't actually pics of her first tooth, because you can't see them too well yet, and even if you could, it would be nearly impossible to get her mouth open wide and long enough to take a picture. HOWEVER, she DOES have 2 little bottom teeth. She is getting too big, too fast. 

I left her this past weekend to go home for a girls weekend with my cousins/aunts. It was an amazing weekend, it really was. I don't know if I'll ever be able to leave her again for that long though. It was too long, and I missed her too much. I didn't realize just how much I loved this little girl until I was forced to leave her. It was a rough airplane ride back east. But we're home and back together and my world is right again. 

Monday, September 12, 2011


She has not mastered the art of crawling quite yet, but slowly and surely she will get there. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

random phone pics from the summer


cousins camp

hiking in deer valley


on the way to the temple for their WEDDING!

hiking stewart falls with 5 kiddos

this one was for paige

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


We lucked out having the Samuelians and the Dyers come to Utah for the weekend! It was so much fun to be with them, and we didn't have to travel very far to make it happen. Park City in septmeber has to be one of my favorite things ever. Something about it just gets me so excited for fall leaves and pumpkins and halloween and knowing Christmas isn't too far off.  It was so much fun to be together again and to have all of our little kids playing together. It is still crazy to me that we all have kids!

On sunday afternoon we went down the Samuelian's house in midway for pizza, scooter-riding, and woof-ums. (woof-ums aka doughboys are this scrumptious little things you make over a fire with pillsbury dough, chocolate pudding, and whip cream.) 

Love this little maniac.

I can't even begin to talk about how much I love this little girl. 

Charlie was on some sort of truck all weekend. I love him so much. He still calls me "ni-n"i and calls Christian "poo-poo". It makes me so happy. 

making the most delicious pizza concoctions I've ever had

The Samuelians have a full on pizza oven! It makes the best pizzas in the whole world, in my opinion.

and that right there is a woof-um

Unfortunately, the waiter couldn't seem to get a pic with Christian fully in it. He tried several times, this was the most successful attempt.