Saturday, August 27, 2016

So I actually already wrote this entire post, and then my computer decided it hated me and deleted it. So here goes round two. I miss doing a Currently post, and want to try to get back into the habit of doing them again! Also, Emmy from Emmy Coletti does a weekly happy list post that I love, and would like to start doing something similar!
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen that we are finally getting back out there and adventuring! Something about buying a house and moving to a different city seems to eat up ALL your time. It has felt so good going on hikes, and wandering around our new city.

WATCHING: There has been a whole lot of re watching over at our place. Zac and I decided to start Parks and Rec over (one of my all time favorites), and when Zac isn't here I am watching Criminal Minds. We did watch Stranger Things in like a day, and thought it was UNREAL. Like for real, all about the hype on that one!

PLAYING: Now that we actually live someplace that has room for my record player, we have been listening to more vinyl! There is the raddest used (and some new) record store here in Ogden called Lavender Vinyl, and we went and got some new records on a date night a couple of weeks ago.

DREAMING: Honestly, all I want to do is get on a plane and go somewhere! Not that things are finally slowing down with house renovations  I am feeling a major travel bug coming on!

EATING: But for real you guys, have you ever had those Belvita breakfast bisquit whatevers?! I got some from Costco yesterday, and it is taking ALL THE WILL POWER to not just constantly be eating them!

WORKING ON: Still some things here and there to do with the house, but other than that I am working on making more time for creative things. I am following a daily sketching prompt on Instagram that a girl I used to go to church with started, and also just trying to take more pictures. Moving kind of knocked the wind out of me, so I am trying to rebuild that creative habit back into my life.

Wheeler Creek Trail

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello wonderful humans! So I decided to try something a little new on a hiking adventure we took yesterday. Zac and I were given a GoPro as a wedding gift from one of his wonderful friends, and we decided to try it out! I tried my hardest to make a video that wasn't half bad, but then Zac whipped up a master piece, so I am going to share that instead. I will continue to work on my video editing skills, but until I can come up with something decent I will let the pro handle it! It was so fun to play around with the GoPro, and I loved how easy it was to carry around! I am seeing a lot of mini adventure videos in our future! Anyone else go on some fun adventures this weekend?

Blue Dog

Friday, August 19, 2016

So I thought it would be important to introduce our newest family member to this corner of the internet. We adopted an Australian Shepherd Catahoula mix from my parent's neighbor back in May, and life will never be the same. Seriously you guys, if I can have this much love for an animal I am TERRIFIED to have children! I know people hate when people refer to their pets as their children, but I don't know what else to compare this kind of love too! Blue definitely has his naughty moments (aka chewing EVERYTHING in sight), but I still love him. Like so much!! So here is a late welcome to the family Blue dog!
And of course I couldn't post this without a sneaky picture of a sleeping kitten!

New Home

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

So I guess you could say it has been a while... SURPRISE! We adopted a dog! SURPRISE! We bought a house. SURPRISE! We moved to a new city.

It has been a whirlwind of change over here, and I am realizing how bummed I am that I haven't been documenting it. I know there is a lot of conversation right now concerning over documenting our lives (I'm talking to you Instagram story). There is about five billion different types of social media, and it really can get quite overwhelming. I think this mindset though has made me feel less secure in documenting my life in an online presence. However, I have realized that for me there is no better way to document my day-to-day life. I've tried the journal thing, and as much as I wish I loved it I just don't. To be completely honest, sharing my experiences through social media or through blogging is just EASY and CONVENIENT, and I don't think that is a bad thing! We truly are lucky to have such easy access to documenting our lives, but I understand it is all about balance which is different for everyone. I don't know about you, but I know when I am spending too much time online or on social media. I just get that overwhelming feeling that I am wasting my time. You know the one where you turn your phone on to check the time, and the next thing you know it is two hours later and there is a perfect imprint of your butt on the couch? I think as long as we are aware of our limits we can find a happy medium. Now that is much easier said than done, but it doesn't hurt to try! For some that might mean no online presence at all, and for some it might mean the complete opposite. It is not our place to judge where everyone falls on that spectrum.

So for me I hope it means documenting a little bit more, and browsing a little less. I feel like I am watching so many new experiences fly by without as much as a thought. I want to experience these new things that are happening in my life, and I want to remember them! I want to remember how buying our new house felt, and how it compares from the beginning to five years from now. I want to remember all the little moments and adventures Zac and I take, and how life changes throughout the years. What an amazing thing it is to have it all in one spot to always reflect on! I feel inspired again to take photos and experience all these new things happening in my life, and that is a really good feeling.

P.s- we have about a billion rose bushes, and since they are a pain and a half to rip out, I am choosing to enjoy them for a second.


Friday, March 18, 2016

So I wrote this blog posts like weeks ago, and what I wrote is not completely irrelevant. The only thing that still stands true is that I wish I had the motivation to continually document our life with this blog. It literally is just pure laziness. I miss writing random crap, and posting photos. It is just a matter of actually taking the time which usually seems to escape me. Seriously, Netflix needs to go. Haha I want to say that I will be better at posting, but we all know that is every bloggers promise. So I will just continue to post sporadically.

First, I will share some crappy iphone photos of what I have been up to lately, because I haven't used any of my "real" cameras in about five thousand years. Oops. So sorry for the crappy quality photos, but also not sorry.

So I am training Atticus to be a hiking cat. Yeah, I am one of THOSE cat people. We are currently trying to get used to the new harness I got him. It is a little bigger than the one in this picture, but it will be WAY harder to wiggle out of if he decides to freak out on the trail. He really loves being outside, but just has a hard time adjusting to having something on his back. I'm hoping to have him nice and comfortable by summer. Sooner would be even more fantastic!
So at the beginning of January a blogger/instagram/penpal friend moved to San Francisco, and I immediately bought a plane ticket to go visit her. It was our first time ever meeting in real life, but whatever! Haha San Francisco has always been on of my favorite spots, but instead of exploring the city we explored more of what the San Francisco nature side of things had to offer. It seriously was just the most perfect weekend getaway filled with nature, coffee, a new found love of dates (the fruit), and GOOD food.
A little greenhouse tucked behind a very overpriced vintage shop.
I have had this lighthouse on my places to see list for the longest time, and I am sooo happy I finally got to go! Point Reyes Lighthouse
But I didn't know that I had to walk down (and then back up) 308 stairs to get there....
This was the walk to the elephant seal lookout in Point Reyes National Seashore. I kind of have an obsession with these seals. I could literally watch them all day. It was so cool to talk to the volunteers up there about them. How cool of a job is that?!

I feel a little sad that these are all the photos I have to share for like the past few months! Oh well. I think we all know now that I go through phases.

Zac and I have been married now for six months, and that just feels surreal! Like seriously, where has the time gone?! Graduation from freaking COLLEGE is just around the corner, and that is what I am currently freaking out about. I was just going to let it pass without giving it a second thought, but all my Child Life people convinced me to walk. So now that is happening. I am sort of glad though. It actually seems real now. Oh I am so ready for it.

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