Real Time According to my Phone

I was taking pictures today simultaneously with my phone and my nice camera. My sister-in-law asked me why I was alternating. I told her it was because the pictures from my phone could be posted on Instagram in “real time,” whereas the pictures from my camera most likely wouldn’t be uploaded and…


July 29, 2012 in Troy, Vacations - 2 Comments

We woke up bright and early on day two in Rome. We had a lot of ground to cover and only one day to hit it all. We had an early reservation at the Borghese Gallery, and we weren’t sure how long the transportation would take. We ended up being…

A Day for Dad

June 17, 2012 in Crafts, Father's Day, Troy - No Comments

Dear Troy, I just want to say thank you. For being who you are. For making me a mother. For taking my silly blog pictures with me. For thinking all my crazy ideas are the most brilliant thing you’ve ever heard. For making me feel like I can do anything….


August 23, 2011 in Birthdays, Cooking, Troy - 4 Comments

On Sunday, Troy turned older. It probably didn’t go down as the most memorable birthday ever, considering he had to attend a 6:30am church meeting and a bunch more meetings spread throughout the day. To top it all off, he was asked to sing a solo in church (which was…


June 3, 2011 in Anniversaries, Marriage, Troy - 3 Comments

Five years ago today, we embarked on the best journey. It hasn’t been the easiest journey. We certainly have our differences. But those differences make us more compatible and keep our lives interesting. I am so thankful for the journey that led us to where we are today. There are…


June 2, 2011 in Anniversaries, Marriage, Troy - 8 Comments

In honor of our five years together, here are five phrases that I hear most often from Troy: 1. Literally. This is Troy’s favorite adverb. It is his go to word that denotes emphasis. For example, “It is literally going to rain every day next week.” Or, “I am literally…

Top Ten Highlights

June 1, 2011 in Anniversaries, Marriage, Troy - 4 Comments

There have been a lot of highlights in our five years of marriage. Here are our top ten (in no particular order): 1. Honeymooning in Mexico. 2. Graduating from college. I like that I was able to support Troy through two more years of school and contribute as the breadwinner for…

Two Years Later

May 31, 2011 in Anniversaries, Marriage, Troy - 3 Comments

After Troy and I spent our first year together, he was assigned to Riverside, California for two years to serve a mission. We both valued missionary service as one of the most important things a person could do and knew that it would strengthen our future relationship regardless of the…