Friday, April 18, 2014

12 Years

12 years ago today, this very decisive girl told this very funny and gorgeous guy she wanted to be his girlfriend. 6 years later he married her in the middle of the forest surrounded by all their family and friends. And now 6 years later they're expecting a beautiful, baby girl.

In these 12 years God has done a work in us. We've gone through really hard times and really good times. But God has used the bad for good and blessed us beyond measure. I'm so thankful for these 12 years I've had by your side Danny Reed.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

California Part 1

Our trip to California only lasted a week. But it was absolutely amazing. Each time we drive down, it gets harder and harder to leave. I love my family so much and I miss all their wonderful faces like crazy.

The day we left Jackson we encountered some crazy weather...

We stayed that night in Park City, UT, slept in, and then headed out the next day for the longest part of the drive. But not before fueling up at one of the fast food joints we've missed most: In N Out

We drove through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California that day...

Good thing I had this handsome guy next to me to keep me company

We arrived in Cali late that night- and woke up to 80 degree weather...

I always loved spending the mornings I'm at my dad's house in his yard walking around. It also just so happens to be Maverick's favorite place: plenty of space to run with lizards and critters everywhere...

He's also got his boxer friend Reef to catch up with and keep him company

My dad and I generally spend our first day together always the same way. He takes me to the Asian market out in Orange County to stock up on all the goods I've ran out of since my last visit...

And then we head to 85 Degrees Celcius to get the best Asian pastries around...

This time we made a pit stop at REI as well. Where he spoiled our baby girl with her own BOB jogging stroller and some Patagonia base layers for our cold Jackson Hole winters.

The next day I had a few hours before my mom was off of work, so I headed to Babies R Us to see some of our registry items in person and check on if I needed to change anything. I could definitely get used to this kind of parking...

Afterwards I got to hang out with my wonderful mama- before joining up with my favorite sister and best friend for dinner in Irvine

The next day was uber relaxing. My mama had to work again- so I stepped outside and enjoyed some much needed quiet time in the Word and catching up on a convicting and fantastic read by Paul Tripp

And then on my way to pick my mom up from work later... I stopped by Thrifty's and got my favorite ice cream- Chocolate Malted Crunch- yum!

I also just so happened to pick myself up a pair of $12 shoes there...  I'm a big spender- watch out

After a couple of days of wonderful, quality time with my mama- I headed on out to visit with my step dad and his girlfriend in San Clemente. Waking up to ocean views was awesome and I could seriously hang out in his backyard relaxing for days. 

We spent our first full day at Disneyland. We were joined by Danny, his mom, my sister, and my best friend as well. I don't think I've ever seen Disneyland so busy- but it was still great to go on a couple rides, get a double scoop of Gibson Girl Ice Cream in a sprinkle cone, and soak up the California sunshine.

My step dad also made sure to get our little girl her first Minnie Mouse with a cute little outfit to go along with it. This little girl got loved on by so many people.

 Up next: Baby Shower Time!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Mountain Living

A glimpse into what mountain living looked like before we left for our trip...

We've been getting lots of wildlife in our yard lately. This day we had 13 deer all walking around cabin... including this cute little baby...

Friday, February 28, 2014

To the Weekend!

Happy Friday my friends! I'm busy getting all my orders done for next week and prepping for our super short but always sweet trip to California. We've also been spending any free time we have catching up with old friends visiting from Philly- which makes me miss them even more than I did before. So this weekend is busy and crazy but also absolutely wonderful. I hope your weekend is too! 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014



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Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Monday!

For the first time in a loooooong time, I got a good night's rest last night. It was amazing! And then I woke up this morning to see that the sun was out and shining! I love where we live and the snow is beautiful- but there's just something about seeing the sun after a lot of snowy days that just invigorates the body. So today is my ode to spring and summer. Lots of sunny, bright, and cheerful photos to greet your Monday!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

To the Weekend!

Happy Friday all! This here's another work weekend for me but I'm excited to get some more new products up in both shops. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Full of sunshine, and peonies, and really great friends :)

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mountain Living

 Here's what life around the cabin has looked like as of late...

We've been getting TONS of snow. It's not shown in this picture- but the snow now reaches the bottom of that first window on the left...

Icicles out my office window...

Out for a drive...

We got a visit from one of our friends...

Dropped the hubs off at work a few days...

Hung out with some chickens...

And got some fresh eggs as well...

Drove in a snow storm...

 Brought in lots of wood to the house...

So I could stay warm during all this snowy weather...

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