Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Circus Cousins




This circus tent from Ikea is hands down the best toy we have ever bought Maisie. She uses it every day and  peer pressures convinces everyone to take shifts coming into it. Well, now that Emerson is more sturdy, Maisie has been bringing him into her little space. So a couple of weeks ago I snapped a few pictures of the circus duo in action. How cute are they?

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Gem State

It's time to make an official statement...

Austin got accepted to BYU-Idaho and we start in September.
We also applied to Hawaii, but decided Idaho would be smartest route.
Austin will be a Biology major and will be applying to Dental school in 3 years or so.
So excited and relieved to see payoff from our risk of leaving our Californian lifestyle and career for something that we will benefit from for the rest of our life. 

We feel tremendously blessed.

This might also be the place to add that I am a little nervous. I have a feeling that upon getting to Rexburg that I will be in for a rude awakening on just how small the town will truly be because Salem is the smallest town I have ever lived in and Salem is not all that small. Here's some proof...

Salem, Oregon
  population: 156,244
area in square miles: 46.4

Rexburg, Idaho
population: 23,705
area in square miles: 5 (!?)

Oh yeah and it's much, much colder in the winter. 

 So, soon we will be trading cities for mountains so we better start buying some camping gear.

p.s Austin and I have never been camping. Haha that might make for some fun memories.

Friday, April 5, 2013


Austin and I just bought our first comforter since being married and we are feeling pretty adult about it. We have been using one that we picked out for our wedding registry and it has been good to us, but almost 4 years later it needed to be replaced. My brother and sister in law recommend a comforter that they just bought and after feeling it, we both knew we wanted one. It's crazy nice and we probably spent more money than we should have, but we got it for a good deal. 

Anyway, it came yesterday and after setting it up Austin, Maisie and I laid under it feeling proud of our purchase, when Austin asked "is this synthetic down or real?" meaning to sound kiddingly haughty I replied "Austin this is EUROPEAN duck down." Maisie thought about the words and looked at Austin, pointed and said "daddy, YOU'RE A-PEEING!" (European). We all laughed which fed the fire because she continued on by saying "I'M A-PEEING!" which naturally led to "EVERYONE'S A-PEEING!"

She is filled to the brim with silliness and oh, how I love her for it.

Monday, April 1, 2013



Saturday morning Easter egg hunt.


Easter basket goodies.

Confetti eggs