Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Small Fry has been such an incredible new addition to our lives. While keeping me very busy, it has also allowed me to spend all my time with my kiddos, and provided them with so many wonderful growing experiences and opportunities. Sp many of our fun adventures have been documented on Small Fry, and I want to try and share them over here anytime I have a few free minutes. Here is a small recap in photos.

Bugaboo and Monumental Moments

So, Small Fry has taken over my blogging career, but im okay with it. Have you been over there? its a mix of all things wonderful for kids. Check it out. Recently we were given these beautiful Bugaboo strollers, and asked to post about them. We decided to include in the post a monumental moment from each of our lives. Mine was tough to write about, but I did it, and the response was incredible. If you didn't get the chance to read it, head on over to Small Fry for a peak into an incredibly rough patch my family went through. Thank you Bugaboo for this incredible opportunity.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dash and I and the Small Fry crew went to Bear Cave Studio to make this short film the other day. Our videographer Jenner Brown is a serious genius. It turned out perfectly. Thank you SO MUCH Jenner and Bear Cave.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Still MIA, I know. But, did you know its a full time gig happening over at Small Fry? If you havent checked it out, click over RIGHT NOW! We are giving away a Mini iPad!
Also, some other super awesome stuff to check is our series of videos featuring some of our favorite mommas! Another great series we have started features mothers and what their go-to look is on a regular day. Here's mine! Click here and here to see others!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I know im totally slacking here at us-ology, but blogging in full force HERE at Smally Fry!! Check it out! xoxox
Feel Free to swipe this image and plaster it all over town. Muah!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunny 4 Months

I dont remember what life was like before Sunny arrived, but I know it must not have been this full of light. At four months his laugh is becoming more frequent and it thrills Dash. Sunny laughs at everything Dash does, and rarely takes his eyes off him. Dash is realizing that Sunny wont be a baby forever, and that soon enough he'll hop up and play. Nothing makes me more excited. In the mean time,im soaking up every second of this sweet little babe that is growing much to quickly.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Family of 4

A few weeks back we had pictures taken for the first time as a family of 4. It felt oh so good. This family is my sunshine. I want to post every single picture Heather took. For now, here are a few of my favorite moments she captured.

Wacky Weather

Over the span of the last week, we have pulled out our winter coats, sweated in the heat at the park, and enjoyed perfect weather at the pool. Thats Utah for ya. Another thanks to Utah, so many friends have come in and out of town, moved here for the summer, and left for the Summer. I've always loved how Utah ends up being on so many peoples list of Summertime travels. Oh, and a side note, my baby sis-in-law Bayley needs to stop growing up. She gradutated highschool this week and I literally cannot believe it. Our week-in a instagram-nutshell:

My Husband

Dane and I had the opportunity to work with Jonathan Canlas at his film workshop up Southfork Canyon about 2 months ago. Being a mom of a 1 month old, you can imagine I wasnt feeling tip-top shape, but im totally into my Husband, the model.
Photos keep trickling in from all the other photographers involved. Here are a few from the incredible Jon himself. Thanks Jon, it was such a fun experience.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Time We Carved Our Names Into Trees

While staying in Midway last weekend, we took a drive up further in to the beautiful mountains. Ever since I was a little girl i've wanted to carve my initials, with a boy, into an Aspen tree. What better boy than your husband, right? Danes always down with a little bit of romance, so we found the perfect tree, and spent the next 30 minutes chipping away. It turned out perfectly and fulfilled a life long dream. We cant wait to go back and see it when we are all old and wrinkly.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mothers Day Picnic

Dane planned a mothers day picnic for the kids and I last Saturday. Celebrating the joy of motherhood on a blanket with my kiddos and husband seemed like the perfect fit this mothers day. It was quick, easy, cheap and relaxing. Dane loves grilling on his trusty, portable Weber, and I always love a good old fashioned hot dog. We grilled the dogs, cut the mellon and called it a wrap. I have the perfect little lover boys that make me a momma, and a sweet husband that gave them to me. My conclusion is this, I think being a mom is more delightful than most things (probably all things). I hope everyones mothers day was lovely.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Over the Weekend

Our weekend was a jam packed one.
It started Thursday. We spent the day and night in Midway at the Zermatt Resort, one of our favorite nearby-getaways. I had an event to photograph which took a chunk of my time, meanwhile the boys partied without me. But in my spare time, we crammed in the good stuff. We ate at a few darling local spots, like Cafe Galleria, and the Backerei & Eis at the Zermatt. Home of THE most incredible Macaroon known to man. If you are in UT, drive to Midway and get one immediately. 

We cut our outing a little short to be home first thing Saturday morning for the ground breaking of our new neighbor, the Provo City Center LDS Temple. Its just a block from our home and we couldnt be more thrilled about it. We walked over with our good friends and neighbors the Oldhams and had the opportunity to hear President Holland speak, among other incredible church leaders.  It was such a lovely experience, and our neighborhood was so full excitement. We are proud of our rising downtown Provo. The same day was the grand opening of the beautiful new Utah Valley Convention Center

Lastly, sweet Dane put together a mothers day picnic BBQ to kick of the mothers day celebrations. 
Obviously this deserves a post of its own, so a post of its own it will have.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Our Weekend

Summertime is when my love for Provo really really comes alive. We are so excited that the Rooftop Concert Series has begun. Friday night we walked over to Station 22 for arguably the most delicious sandwich in town, and then hit the concert. Im a sucker for cheesy Mormon singers (Peter Brienholt) and Dane has been a fan of Ryan Inis ever since we heard him last summer, so the concert was a total delight. On Saturday we celebrated Cinco De Mayo. pictured: Dash Dancing to Bachata in his Mexican Poncho that we picked up in Puerto Vallarta on our last family cruise. And lastly, on Sunday, we went to church. Why do weekends end so quickly? Here's to a new week!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Summer Feet

I snuck into Dash's room the other day during nap time. He was out cold from a long day at play with his pals at the park, so I knew I wouldn't wake him. I had to get a picture of these precious summer feet. They are so BOY. In the last 2 1/2 years, I've fallen in love with all things boy. I still love a freshly scrubbed kiddo, but embracing simplicities like this has been delightful. Summer boy feet always seem have a sandal tan line, dirt on the bottoms, dirt on the tops, and dirt under the nails. Despite the dirt on Dashys sleepy little feet, I could just kiss them. And while im at it, Dash's 3 hour long afternoon naps are a dream. I hope they last till high school.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunny 2 Months

I cant tell you how much joy this little angel has brought me this last two months. 
His spirit simply radiates and thrills every moment im with him, which is every moment. 
As a family, we have decided that he is the wise owl around here. He is very serious about everything he does, and most of the time has a very serious look in his eyes. He means business. He is here to remind us how important family is, in those times that we seem to forget. He is serious about making sure we are all happy, kind, and thoughtful to each others needs. He is here, as our little angel. 
We love our little Sunny Buns.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring 2012 Bijou Market

Another Bijou Market has come and gone, in a very successful manner. 

Day 1
Day 2

BIG BIG Thank You to our live artists Ash Mae, Caitlin Connoly and Leslie Duke,
our photographer Katrina Brooks,
and to our sponsors Sweet Tooth Fairy, Lime Rikki, Salon K, Square Native and People Water.

See more photos of the event here, here and here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blanket For Sunny

Nothing gets me like a little something sentimental.
When Dane was born his mom stitched him this sunshine blanket.
Unbeknownst to her, 25 years down the road, Dane would have a little Sunshine of his own. Dane pulled this out of a box of keepsakes the other day.
Oh so perfect for baby Sunny.
A pouty lipped, blue eyed Sun. Thank you Grandma May, Sunny will cherish it forever.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


A little taste of instagram from our Easter weekend.
The second annual Easter Egg Hunt by Jenna and Shelly.
And, a couple shots of our little family from Sunny's blessing day.
What a lovely holiday it was.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunny's Easter Blessing

This Easter for our family was the most special Easter we have ever had.
We had the opportunity to have baby Sunny blessed. I think the day was extra special for Dane, being Sunny's dad, and being the one to give him the blessing.
He was glowing the whole day, as was baby Sunny.
We were joined by some of our closest friends and family.
It was perfect.
Before the blessing, we spent time as a family getting the babe all dressed in his beautiful blessing day outfit, and teaching him all about what it means to be blessed. I think Dash learned more than Sunny as he listened on, and I think it was a special moment for him. He was so calm and peaceful, and soaked it up like a sponge.