Thursday, May 19, 2011

so not summer

It is May 19th and it is raining and like 40 something degrees.
Being from Arizona especially, this does NOT make sense to me.
It is supposed to be sunny and warm, so I can lay out by the pool and ride my bike.

I had to double up in layers today. boo. (at least my braid is cute, right?)

But, I am going to Arizona tonight, so I will finally get some vitamin D.
Excited to get back to this lovely abode for a few days!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

hey ma'ma

Happy Mother's Day Leslie!

This little lady is Leslie, my mom. She is seriously so precious- she could fit in your pocket.
She is the greatest mom anyone could ask for.
Patient, kind, loving, friendly, caring.

She's super classy, she pretty much dresses cuter than anyone you know.
She's also super healthy.. and I thank her so much for teaching me how to be.
Thank you mom for being my bff, mom, a great sister, and nana.
I seriously could not live life without you.
I love you!

Also, I want to give a little shout out to my gma allen- she is great. Honestly, thee most perfect woman you'll ever meet. She's thee most kind, classy woman ever.
She quilts, sews, makes amazing rolls, jams, and about anything she touches turns to gold.
love her!
Also- a shout out to gma patterson (no picture). She is so great as well! She dedicates all her time to service- and mainly to genealogy work. My gpa passed away many years ago- and i don't know how she does it, but she always remains to stay cheerful and happy. Love you!

Thank you great women in my life- you have helped raise me and helped me become the person i am today. love you all!

Monday, May 2, 2011

leslie's in town

This weekend, my mom (Leslie) and my sister JoAnn came into town from Arizona for Women's Conference. It was seriously so much fun hanging out with them, although after a few hours of attending Women's Conference, I vow to never go again. I guess I'm more of a fast-paced, anxiety-filled man then most of the women.

at the concert

we did some shopping, some eating out, and then we went to play with Julie's kids..

they probably make the best faces ever!

Les and JoAnn- come to visit me more often please, I had so much fun this weekend!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

proud ma'ma

a little shout out to my bebe girl, roommate, and best friend willi..
she graduated college last week in Dental Hygiene and i could not be more proud of her.
i am so grateful that i have her in my life- she really is such a great friend and such a little smarty pants- even without trying.


willi at her graduation, getting her diploma

so happy.. wahoo!

i love you wills!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


last week my family planned to go to NYC for a few days
i got to ditch school and join them. it was so fun because like 40 of my family members were there- we would literally just see some of them walking down the street, it was so fun!

we ate a lot, shopped, walked a lot, were really good tourists- (camera's around our necks, and all). it was also so fun to spend time with jenna like the old days.. (even though i do love dustin so much)

here are jenna and i pretending we're asians in front of time square

my sisters, mom, cousins, and grandma
don't you love that beautiful white hair?

my mom and sisters

in front of the ground zero monument thing

at the MET

at the MET again.. Jayne loves Egyptians

saw this at the natural history museum... my mom's name is leslie and my dad's is don. CUTE!

the NY library

i wasn't lying when i said we ate- a lot!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

every child's dream

last week, les and don came into town for two days
we went to dinner in provo with the davis', willi, them, and i, but i only got to see them for 30 minutes and decided that wasn't enough time.
the next morning les and julie planned to go to salt lake with the kids, but i couldn't go because i had school... 830 in the morning les answers her phone and its me... telling her im ditching school to come spend time with them...

best decision!

we went to the discovery children's museum at the gateway mall:
it was seriously every child's dream in there. it was so fun spending time with les, don and the davis'

the kids as fire fighters

than as a construction worker.

cute little annie

care bear

oh.. and we also got some shopping in, of course! :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011


yesterday was my 21st birthday!
needless to say, it was probably the best birthday i've ever had.

it started out with willi making me breakfast..
(this day would not have been nearly as great without her help)
lindsey willi and i went to color me mine
then julie and the kids met us there and gave me rice pudding (my favorite)
and caroline made me a cute little card.

then me and some of my favorite girls went to dinner

(megan took me to get a pedicure the day before) she really is so beautiful

and i had some friends over for dessert at my apartment.

my cute sisters gave me the blingin' necklace that i wore in these pictures..
my mom and dad gave me beautiful flowers
and a few of my friends gave me NIKE FREE'S. (they know me all too well- im obsessed with them)

thank you everybody for making this birthday so great- love you all! :)