Wednesday, December 30, 2009


2009 was a pretty awesome year for us ... here are some highlights:

Jan 1st, 2009 - New Years kiss - pretty much when I decided to love Lucas.

Valentines Day - St George trip with the Gillries, best ever.

March - The proposal. I said yes.

May - Tied the knot. Honeymoon to Yellowstone.

July - My first trip to the midwest. Dad gets married.

September - Baby brother leaves to the Philippines. Maybe forever (he likes it).

October - Halloween. And Coulter came to visit ...

November - Dad-in-law Randy gets baptized. We couldn't be more excited.

December - Back to Michigan, Christmas in Logan. Our first Christmas together. Pictures coming soon.

2009 is my favorite so far.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

gift guide

I know we're getting pretty close to the big day, but for those of you who haven't completed your holiday shopping ... here is the most colorful and wonderful gift guide I've ever seen in my life.

sub-studio 2009 gift guide

Also, this is my favorite Christmas song lately ... even though it's a little different than the usual Christmas music....

Dido - Christmas Day

And of course I can't get enough of these guys, as usual ...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

'tis the season

I feel like you might love this.

sketchy santas

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

meet milo

He's our newest foster.

He's almost 1, almost deaf, and really big and fun.
He sometimes likes to eat freshly baked cookies,
and sleeps on our giant love sac.

We like him.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

the old man

My dad is pretty much the most awesome. He's really funny, an incredible divinity maker, the best grandpa, and a super great tennis player.

Today is his birthday.

Happy Birthday Dad, I love you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Here are some of my favorite websites lately ... for when I get bored at work.

awkward family photos So so funny.

911 calls of the week My work life in a blog, by a really funny guy in colorado.

youtube mormon messages I love youtube.

people of walmart Hilarious.

twig and thistle I want to be crafty.

Friday, November 20, 2009

See this girl?

Her name is Ilene. She's totally hot,
one of the nicest and most generous people
I have ever met, and an awesome friend.

And she's getting MARRIED!!

Here she is with Julie in Moab:

After a wicked mountain biking accident, but still looking great:

And here she is with the lucky boy:

Congrats Ilene and Eric!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

more thanks

a: My health. It seems like everyone in my life has been sick lately ... and then there's the whole swine flu business ... I'm really glad that I'm a mostly healthy person, and Lucas too. Mostly.

b: My awesome friends. Here are a few of them (I have a lot more):

(best friend)

c: My jobs. Sometimes I complain about being super busy and stressed and overwhelmed (sorry, lucas). I really love all of my jobs. I'm lucky to have a bunch of them, and that they all work with each other so well.

d: The Gospel, and our awesome ward. We just got split into a different ward, and it turns out that this ward is just as incredible as our previous one, or maybe more incredible ...

I really have a lot to be thankful for ...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

thankful for: brok

I know it's totally cheesy, but I just love this boy. Sometimes we treat him more like a human that we probably should ... then it drives us crazy when he acts all entitled to a spot on the couch, or the front seat in the car.
He likes going in the water, but not if it's too deep (he can't swim very well ...), he loves hikes and the park, and he REALLY loves playing ball. He's afraid of most things, including his own bark. But he looks tough ...

I'm sorry this kind of sounds like a baby update (you know, what your kid is doing at 6 months so you can remember .... ) I realize Brok is not my child, but I love him just as much I think.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

birthday shout out (late)

Yesterday was my wonderful sister's birthday.
Steph is the best sister and the best mom.
I really really love her and I feel really bad
that this post is a day late.
(I was just super busy yesterday, sorry steph).

She has a really cool husband who took her on
a surprise getaway to Park City and took her shopping,
which her her ultimate dream birthday.

Isn't she pretty?

I love you Steph, Happy Birthday yesterday.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thankful #2: I love to see the Temple

Okay, so maybe I'll just do a bunch of things that I'm thankful for before Thanksgiving .... I missed a couple of days, thanks to my awesome brother-in-law, Andy Kane. He came to Salt Lake to teach a screen-printing class at Nicole's Art Weekend, and it was awesome. We went to his class, went to some other classes and hung out with him a bunch. I couldn't blog because I was just that busy.

My thankful item for today is temples. This is one of my favorites: Salt Lake.

We took Steph's kiddos to see it since we were downtown on Saturday (Steph met us for a photoshop class at the art weekend and we got to hang with the kids ...) When we asked Carter if he wanted to go see the Salt Lake Temple he got a funny look in his eye, looked off into the distance, and started singing "Families Can Be Together Forever" - what a great kid. We checked out all of the fountains at Temple Square and even learned where President Monson works and lives (Carter: Can we go visit him??) We rode the train (Trax) all over town and checked out the Planetarium. Great day.

Back to temples.
Got married here:

Want to visit here, here, and here:

Kiev, Ukraine

Manila, Phillipines

Edmonton, Alberta

*pictures borrowed from