Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Salt Lake Temple print giveaway!!

I am absolutely in LOVE with this beautiful print of the Salt Lake Temple by my talented friends over at Whitefield Design!! I've seen a lot of prints/paintings/drawings of this temple, and this is by far my most favorite. Aaron & I were married in this temple and I may be a bit biased....but I am so happy to have this print in our home, and I am really excited to be hosting this giveaway!

Whitefield Design is offering to give away a 13x19-inch print to one lucky winner in the color of their choice (shiny gold, satin gold, or copper)! See giveaway details below:

Like Whitefield Design on Facebook, follow on instagram @whitefielddesign, and leave a comment below. 

**Winner will be randomly selected the morning of Monday, October 6th.

Check out some detail shots below (showing the different color foils), and good luck!....

Also, you can use the coupon code "conference20" for $20 off your purchase, good through Monday, October 6th. Shop HERE!

Monday, September 22, 2014

memory lane monday. // Mil Jugos


These photos have been on my mind seriously since February when they were taken. I have absolutely no idea why it's taken me so long to go through these pics, but what a treat it has been to go down memory lane today. Wyatt was only 3.5 months old and I can hardly handle how cute and serious he is in these. It was an overcast Saturday late afternoon/early evening when we went to a restaurant called Mil Jugos in downtown Santa Ana, in an effort to get some tostones, arepas, and other food that would remind us of our trip we took last summer to Puerto Rico (even though Mil Jugos is actually a Venezuelan restaurant....). I feel so blessed to have these two boys to spend my life with. Being in their company brings me the most happiness. <3

Friday, September 19, 2014

cliché mom stuff.

these weeks are passing, and this boy is growing, and this mom is not sure how she feels about it all. in year's past, i was always looking forward to the time when i would finally have my sweet baby. i would beg the universe for the days and months to pass quicker so that i would be that much closer to being a mother. wyatt finally got here, and now that we have our family i would be 100% okay if time would just completely stop. (universe, i'm talking to you!) this is all the cliché stuff moms say over and over (babies growing up too fast), but i feel like that's why i can ramble about it because most people reading this will understand. 

wyatt is approaching his 11-month mark in less than 2 weeks. he is pulling himself up to stand on anything & everything, and is finally growing out of the army crawl stage and moving around on his hands & knees more often. aaron & i will walk him around the apartment more now—holding his hands while he stomps his little feet on the hard floor, left and right, like he knows exactly what he's doing. with all these new ways of moving around i've seen kind of a shift with wyatt that just comes with the age...he is getting into things and moving fast and seems to have more of an opinion about what he wants to do or not do, if you know what i mean. he is sure keeping me on my toes. 

two out of the three of these photos are actually taken with my iphone. i thought that by doing this 52 project I would be using my real camera more often, so here's to recommitting..maybe...

week 38 // wyatt uses a dining-chair-turned-walker
week 37 // my guys handsome as ever in their sunday best
week 36 // wyatt's favorite toy (the dishwasher)

week 36, week 37, week 38

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

the california coast.

Leftover photos on my iPhone from our trip up to San Francisco last month.

We took the scenic route home down the Pacific Coast Highway after Krystle's wedding. It ended up taking a bit longer than we had anticipated, but the views were spectacular. And so was the whale watching, since I saw more whales within 30 minutes than I've ever seen in all 28 years of my life. We also stopped at a roadside produce store (7 avocados for a buck!), and the lunch we had in Monterey was fantastic. My sister Staci was with us to keep Wyatt company in the backseat. Although near the end of the trip we all got a little stir crazy after having been in the car for so long..Wyatt was just the most vocal about it. (Poor baby.) The California coast really is something special. I miss the east coast/midwest a lot and we talk about moving out of California fairly often, but I really do love this beautiful place.

Friday, August 29, 2014

sippy cup 101.


I took these photos about a month ago of Wyatt using his sippy cup. For a long time he was just using his sippy cup as a toy to suck on, but it was at about his 9-month mark that he finally got the hang of it. 

(Nailed it.)