Ad and I hiked up to Cecret Lake near the Albion Basin in Utah and had an absolute blast! It was stunning! The trees are all different colors and this year’s fall season is quite breathtaking! We were so happy we were able to pack a lunch and take a few hours out of our day to enjoy the beautiful mountains we are lucky enough to have in our back yard! This hike is very simple and not very long so its the perfect outdoorsy getaway for the busy lives we all lead!
My sweet Nana started a tradition for each grandkid as they got married. She would write a poem about the love birds and send it out with an invitation to their wedding shower! Well my Nana attended our wedding from heaven so she was unable to write us a poem. But I was so lucky to have my Auntie Tina write one for Adam and I last year at the shower she threw us! We have a long and great history together so the poem my Aunt wrote for us was very special as it is a condensed version of our love story! So grateful to have such a wonderful and talented family!
Thank you so much Tina! We will cherish this forever!
This city always has some fun things going on! We of course ate some yummy food, spent the day around Navy Pier, got some Museum time in, took a nice little stroll along the lake then finished out the day by cheering on all the athletes in the ITU World Triathlon Series! It was so fun, so much fun that my dear sweet husband now wants to do one for himself…. we shall see how that goes ;)
Probably the next best thing to marrying my Adam last year was being ENGAGED to my Adam last year! Being engaged is possibly the best time of everyones life and people don’t take advantage of it. There is nothing more fun than planning a huge party to celebrate just you and your loved one! Seriously though, it was the best! So today I’m reminiscing to that glorious time, this time last year, that Adam and I were on cloud nine!
We had a sister duo help enhance the magic through their talents of photography and videography! These two are the sweetest people and I am so lucky to call them both friends!
Video by Kathleen
Photos by Aria
I have been dying, my whole life, to visit some of the church history sites and it was even more amazing than I could have ever anticipated!! We were able to visit Carthage Jail where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were Martyred, as well as the Nauvoo Temple and Historical Sites. It was so incredible to stand in the exact locations where so many marvelous things took place in accordance to the restoration of our gospel! Adam and I may have shed a few tears ;) I am so grateful to be a Latter Day Saint and for all the happiness this gospel brings to my life! Click here to see more of what I Believe!
When the mob was firing at the jail John Taylor was shot in the chest directly hitting his stop watch, thus stopping his clock at the exact time Joseph Smith was Martyred. This clock shows the exact time John Taylor’s Watch froze at.
This is the window our beloved prophet Joseph Smith Jumped out of and was shot to stop the mob from continuing fire at Willard Richards and John Taylor.
We had the best Independence day celebrating the birth of our country Glen Ellyn Style. This is our favorite little village and we were lucky enough that it had one of the greatest firework shows which rivaled the navy pier! It was so much fun especially since all my friends out here are mommies I got to play with their cute little chunks alllll dayyyy long! Seriously my friends have the cutest kids! Since this weekend was just the best I had to document as many seconds of it as I could! Thank you Glen Ellyn for a beautiful 4th of July!
This time last year my amazing dad took me on my dream vacation! For graduating from the University of Utah he graced me with tickets to WIMBLEDON! I love love love tennis more than anything and being able to go to the most classy sporting event with my best friend was a dream come true!! Here are just a few of the million photos I took on this amazing trip!
My Dear Friend Kim is tying the knot in one short week! So naturally we had to celebrate the end of her single days with a “bang” ;) From “weenies and balls” to some sexy lingerie I’d say this party was a success! I had so much fun planning this bachelorette party I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
Huge thanks to my friend Eden for helping me with the paper goods! She created the perfect invitations and party favors pictured below! Click here to see more of her stuff!!
To view Kim and Jasons Engagement Photos CLICK HERE.
Ad and I spent the day with our favorite little family the LEES in the windy city! We had so much fun taking little Knox to his very first baseball game, the White Sox vs Padres. After the game we spent the rest of the day exploring our new home and saw a few of the necessary tourist locations that us new “locals” should have seen by now! It was even more fun than expected exploring and gazing at ourselves in the famous bean ;) We sure are loving our latest adventure out here!