Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miracle of Life

Courtney and Josh are parents! Yesterday Courtney delivered their first baby girl, 6lb 13oz! We are so happy for them & are so sad we couldn't be there. This little angel is beautiful! I love how much hair she has too!

Congratulations to the new family! We couldn't be more happy for you. We can't wait to meet our new little niece!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

R.I.P. Ruby

"Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Soho"....have you heard this song by Rancid? I'm not entirely sure I've even heard the entire song, but I used to sing this line when referring to my lovely ride.

Ruby. A not-so-red-not-so-much-pink-either automobile. Aptly named this when first purchased in High School (because everyone knows you name your car in high school...) The very first car that I purchased all on my own. She was a 2 door stick shiftin' warrior. Or survivor. Depending on your opinion of my driving.

1 year ago today, she was taken from us. In the middle of the night. A miraculous occurrence considering she had been rather moody (not starting whenever she felt like it). It was tragic, shocking, hilarious, and a godsend.

Our first thought....Really? My car?? Apparently her worn state and inconsistent behavior didn't bother her kidnappers one bit. They wanted her for her parts, I call it "Dexter-style death".

True, she was a little ugly. A little worn out. But she was the car that I drove when I ditched class to go shopping, the car that taught me to drive a stick shift, the place for my best musical performances, the taxi for my friends, the car that took endless trips up and down the canyon to longboard, see the leaves,etc. She was the car that took me to some of my most memorable concerts, to the places I probably shouldn't have been going to eat at 1am, and the car I packed up and moved out of my parents house in. She was the car that moved me from my single life in little Orem, UT--to the exciting and scary land of big California.

RIP Ruby, you were a good little car.

.............BUT, I'll admit....
I love my new ride more! Thanks for being stolen & making it possible!


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Chris & I celebrated our 4th Anniversary in a cozy little cabin in beautiful Sundance! We had an amazing time. We napped, read, hiked, slept in, played horseshoes, and most importantly we had ZERO interruption from the blackberry! HALLELUJAH!! Spending time in the mountains is probably our #1 favorite thing to do together--from the trees & fresh air to the hot cocoa & slippers...ahhh I wanna go back already! Needless to say, it was a much needed & much appreciated time away.

Lucky little me flew in a little early to spend some quality time with the family. I wasn't exceptional with the photo taking, only because I was having so much fun! I felt lucky to see a few of my amazing friends while in town and it always makes me even more homesick...I wish I could hang out with them all of the time! 

I know I don't have kids of my own, so I won't fully understand this feeling until then..BUT..I can't stand how fast my nieces & nephews are growing up! It's so hard for me to miss so much of their lives...ugh, I only see them (most of them) 1-2times per year...NOT ENOUGH! They are the cutest ever.

Isn't family the greatest? I wish Chris' family & my family lived in the same state, so we could see everyone all of the time! I am so grateful for the time we had up there, it really recharged our batteries and gave us the boost we have been needing.

'Til next time Sundance, you were a dream!