Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween to you!

For Halloween this year I convinced my fellow therapists to dress up as different colors of crayons for work. It was awesome. It was surprisingly easy for me to find an entire neon pink outfit (maybe that's not actually too surprising :)). All my little kiddos were adorable and I got lots of candy so it was a pretty solid day at work. Now we're headed to a little Halloween party. I whipped up some pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Thanks to Skus, my little Halloween picks really set it over the top. Have a very happy halloween! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

farm time

We spent a wonderful weekend at a farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA!) with our fave couple the Coop Crew. We stayed at Kraig's parents' beautiful home and enjoyed pumpkin ice cream and late night ping pong tournaments (we won). Other highlights included the Cider Mill, a polaroid photo shoot, scenic drives and great company. It was a dream.

Despite a few hiccups (I caught a nasty stomach bug that I'm still recovering from), we had a fantastic weekend. Thank you thank you Coopers! We hope to be back soon!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

happy happy birthday!

A big birthday shout out to my main squeeze! Happy birthday Blake! Thanks for making our life an adventure. I love our Target runs, singing in the car, road trips, Revenge marathon, date nights and baking parties. You da best. Love you to the moon and back!

P.S. Double shout out to Blake for taking care of me this weekend when I got a stomach bug. Rubbing my back as I throw up at 3 am? That's love.
Have a great birthday! Live up the last of your 20s ;)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

my new happy place

Blake and I (plus our sidekick Foxtrot) took a little fall drive into the country yesterday. I love DC but miss nature being so close like it is in Utah. We had an itch to see some fall leaves and I neeeded to try an apple cider donut asap so we went on an adventure to Winchester, VA- aka my new happy place. (move over Target!)

We hit up Marker Mill Orchards first and this place was beyond charming. Blake had to ask me multiple times to please stop screeching with excitement. I didnt.

Next we went antiquing to find some little treasures. I passed up on an extra large vintage blue mason jar trying to "save money"....Then I made the boys go back 2 hours later because I couldn't stop thinking about it. At least I tried. And now it sits proudly in my bookcase :)

The Snow White Grill was closed (What a name! And I was looking forward to a corn dog real bad) so we settled for some Mexican food and homemade ice cream.
Oh and we stopped at Sonic. Twice.
Not a bad Monday. 

Winchester I'll be back for you!

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Blake and I are cuddled up on the couch right now watching LDS General Conference. I'm pretending that it's a cozy 60 degrees rather than the sweltering 90 degree it really is. Breakfast food and conference just seem to go hand in hand so I tried out this cinnamon roll casserole thing. Honestly frozen Rhodes rolls are just as tasty (don't tell Blake I admitted that). Stupid Pinterest always sucks me in.

Anyway, I love Conference weekend. It brings back lots of fun memories of eating butterscotch life savers watching grandpa rockin his talk from the pulpit. See my previous conference post HERE. Love you gramps, thanks for always inspiring me. Happy Conference Weekend!