Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fashion Bug

I've had the shopping/fashion bug lately and have spent more money on shopping this month than I can ever remember.  Yikes.  Definitely not good for our credit card statement.  I took advantage of my graduation as well as the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.  Have you checked it out yet?  It's my favorite sale of the year!  I don't stock up on lots of items, but I do get a few fall essentials. 

These boots are my favorite finds this year.  I'm in love with them. 

And check out my awesome graduation gift from Ryan!  It's so shiny and pretty and I can't stop staring at it.  Can you see a theme in my choices?  I guess I'll be wearing a lot of blue this fall.  I also got some great sunglasses, red jeans, and few others that I maybe won't share (I'm feeling really guilty about all of my purchases this month).  What's on your fall shopping list?

Friday, July 22, 2011


I've been soooo busy lately.  Sorry friends and family for not updating my blog in forever.  I haven't had too much down time and the time I did have I was taking a breather from our busy weeks (and maybe reading a lot of Harry Potter in prep for the last movie).  So lately we've been:

-going to Angel's games
-having piano lessons
-visiting with family
-lunching with friends
-laying by the pool
-Harry Potter movie marathons
-celebrating our anniversary
-having fun in Palm Springs
-outlet shopping in Cabazon
-sewing lessons

Next up is a week in San Diego with my sister, and her kids, and all of the nieces and nephews.  Then on to Lake Powell.  Loving the summer and finally having a real tan.  Here are some pics from our adventures this month.  I hope your July has been as wonderful as ours!

 Angel game with the Family

Our private patio bathtub at our Palm Springs hotel

 Peewee's Big Adventure!

Then tomorrow we'll be at the pool and our Stake Pioneer Day celebration/parade.  More pictures to come!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Go Getty

Yesterday Ryan and I decided to brave a drive up to LA to go to the Getty Center.  It was a spontaneous decision and I'm so glad we went.  It was perfect weather and we got there as soon as it opened.  We hopped into an architecture tour of the grounds, and got lots of background on the history of the museum and the inspiration of Richard Meyer (the architect).  This beautiful museum was opened 12 years ago and cost over $1 billion to build.  Phew!  That's a lot of cash.  It was an awesome experience, and we loved every bit of it.  Go check it out, and bring a lunch with you and eat in the garden.  You'll love it.

Also, the parking is $15 but admission is free, so pile lots of people into the car when you go and save some money.  It's a must see!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Piano Man

Guess who's taking piano lessons finally?  That's right, I've decided at the ripe old age of 23 to start learning how to play the piano.  I'm really nervous.  Sports and physical activities come really easy to me, but the thought of being musical scares me lots.  Lessons start Wednesday, and I'm excited for the lessons and my new teacher.  She's awesome.  Hopefully I'll be able to play some awesome tunes like this guys some day.  What instruments can you play