Grandparents are the coolest

When I was 10 my parents let me go to Oregon by myself to spend two weeks with my grandparents. It was amazing. I got to go to work with my grandparents and play card games with them all by myself. When you come from a big family, you get to share A LOT. So [...]


Our little Elle-belle

From the beginning of our relationship Jaron always said he wanted to get a dog and I always said it would never happen. It was one of those things that we both secretly thought we would change the other person's mind about once we were married. Deep, deep, DEEP down I considered getting one if [...]

Oh Martha, Oh Christmas

Christmas is the BEST time of the year. I just love the magic that comes from holiday shopping, Christmas movies, Elvis' Christmas CD's, late nights snuggled up in blankets, the lights on the tree and consuming WAY too much hot chocolate. This was our 3rd Christmas since we've been married and it seemed to fly [...]

My, what big eyes you have.

I start thinking about Halloween costumes in the beginning of September. But only because I'm indecisive and need that much time to choose one. 😐  After weeks of brainstorming, we finally settled on Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. The idea came to us when we saw the cape. It's long and velvety and [...]

Graduation, no small mountain.

My description of college goes like this: You start at the base of a large mountain, 4 years of classes and experiences to go. It seems so far away, but you're excited to start a new chapter. You start climbing and it is tougher than you expected, but manageable. Eventually you reach a point where [...]

Provo City Center Temple

Jaron and I had the opportunity of volunteering inside the Provo City Center Temple for the open house last January. We were super excited to live so close to the new Provo Temple when we first moved to our second apartment. I have been able to see this temple undergo renovations throughout my whole college [...]