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!
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.
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?
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!
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.