Sunday, January 18, 2015

adventuring in zion

We drove down to Zion National Park for the first time this weekend.  It was beyond gorgeous, and I have no idea why this was our first time going there.  Karis loved it.  She loves being outside, and was all smiles the majority of the hike.  Almost everyone who passed us thought that Karis was a boy, which is another reason why I should probably dress her in pink.  I'm guessing that pink will be her favorite color someday, and she will be asking me why I never dressed her in it.  Sorry, baby girl!
Visiting Zion in January is the time to go.  It was 55 degrees, and there weren't too many people there either... Considering it was a 3 day weekend. We will definitely go back, and we can't wait to explore other incredibly beautiful places in this state we now call home.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

karis visits santa and meets his reindeer .

Today was so much fun! We took Karis to see Santa and his reindeer. 

Thanksgiving Point is the place to go in Utah County if you're looking for a fun spot.  Karis was loving every minute of it, taking it all in. Even the creepy Santa didn't scare her - I think he scared me more than her :) We walked around the farm at Thanksgiving Point, and I couldn't believe how engaged Karis was. A smile wouldn't crack the entire time we walked around looking at the animals (except for when we were with the reindeer), which is rare for her since she smiles so easily. Needless to say, she loved every minute of it. Brad and I had more fun watching her than anything else. We both agreed that Christmas time is way more fun with a baby!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

family photos in Oregon // 7.15.14

I thought it would be appropriate to blog our family photos from our trip to Oregon, since I want to post all of them to instagram... This might be a better place for them :)

A huge thanks goes to my dear friend, Kayla, for taking these precious family photos for us. You captured our family perfectly, and we will forever treasure these snapshots in time. Thanks for a memorable evening in the back roads of Corvallis. Our family loves you!

 If you are looking for a photographer in Oregon, check out Be Still Photo + Cinema - Kayla is the sweetest!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

guest bedroom inspiration

We are slowly putting our house together - month by month.  The next room on the list is our guest bedroom.  Since we have had so many visitors ever since our sweet baby Karis Ruby was born, the guest bedroom is getting a lot of use.  Currently, the walls are blue, which isn't really my color. Our house is mostly neutral, with punches of green (mostly from plants).  So, the blue is a little out of place in our home.  I'm planning on painting the walls white, to make the space seem larger, and keeping the furniture to a minimum.  Less is more I always say.  I'm currently collecting inspiration from these pictures. What do you think? I can't wait to tackle our guest bedroom this month!