I don't know when I'll stop laughing at pictures from my family about Vinny's color blindness
Elysse is the best and planned a Galentine's dinner in Salt Lake. Her brother's limo took us up to City Creek where we had dinner and sang and danced the night away, driving around the city.
Sunday dinner Celine sing along
Max was really sad (like crying to me on the phone sad) when his gecko died a few years ago, so I did a little instagram post in Gus's honor. I was scrolling through my instagram and was reading the comments on this post and couldn't contain myself. Dayna's still has me belly laughing.
Vinny's birthday party at Funtopia
the assistant at Taytem's scientist birthday party
once a year Jo is a cougar fan ;)
Introducing Taytem to the magic of my childhood for her birthday
My cousin Chloe got married... but before we get into that, we need to talk about the shower we threw for her. This was by far the most fun I've had setting up for a shower. I am OBSESSED with how it turned out.
messed around with calligraphy
Hangin with the Davies ladies
Brig cheering on Taytem at her dance competition
Max turned 16 so I wrote him a book called How to Not Suck at Dating. He is still learning how to interact with girls.
back yard exploring
Sawyer also turned 16 WHAT. I don't know how to give presents to teenage boys, so I went with food.
Birthdays all around! For Lauren's birthday we got dinner, got our nails done and watched Ocean's 11 in the Stewart's theater room. Shout out to Andrew for bringing us each an apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory because he is SO NICE. Don't remember what was happening here...
Grace is so weird. Can't wait for her to be here this summer.
Friends with eyelash extensions shouldn't be allowed in the group picture.
Jessi and I (being taller girls) have this ongoing thing where we can't figure out if guys are cute or just tall. It's shocking how many short guys are in Provo. At institute we would look around and try to assess the height/cuteness situation of the guys there. She tagged me in this on facebook one day lolol...
cheering on Jojo in the rain at her track meet
birthday date with Mr. Frank
I have a problem
Rosie's blessing day
If I look and dress like a mom now does that mean I'll look like a hot single girl when I have kids?
cabin conference weekend
No, we didn't go sledding on the ski run...
Max got the coolest videos on his drone...and then I made him take pictures of me.
baby Heisenberg 2.0
Ran into Justin at dinner and ended up running him around Provo. He's the only person I'm ok with giving me a hard time about dating. Take note gramma.
the first of 4 Mags cousin weddings this year
I knew that I danced like a loser, but now it's documented. Also, Jojo's face
pretending to be a Jazz fan so I could hang out with Britt
Found my favorite picture of Max and Moe while helping mom clean the cabin
Who knew this was going to happen? So glad it did
Rose being bashful at Emily's bridal shower
annual mother daughter luncheon
GUESS WHO IS BACK FROM HER MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
best factime call of my life!
I made a video for Emilee with footage of some of her favorite people lipsyncing and dancing to I Want You Back by Jackson 5. I wish I could have used all of the footage because there was some goooooood stuff sent my way. Ultimate winner was Brooke who filmed her part while IN LABOR! This was our facetime call when she watched it for the first time.
Adam's wedding with Jaynie
We own this place...No we don't. Stop asking.
Vinny is slowly warming up to the dance floor.
Jo pretends like it's no big thing when I do her makeup, but then she insists on taking 30 selfies...
The happy couple. Skip ahead if you don't want to hear me get all sentimental. Adam, in addition to being a great cousin, has always been a dear friend to me. We've had a special bond from a young age. I have a vivid memory of us when we were younger sitting on the swing at the cabin talking for who knows how long about what matters to us. He has been there for me in some of my hardest times (included is the time he took me to ice cream after I got dumped lol), and I feel so lucky that I get to have him as a cousin. A couple of years ago we lived across the street from each other, and I loved going over there to watch Parks and Rec and for rides on his scooter. We used to sing Wonderwall (not really sure how that started) and I completely forgot about it. On his wedding day, before going to the temple, it played when I asked my parent's Alexa to shuffle 90's music. THEN on the car ride home from his reception it played on the radio in my dad's truck. Made my heart so happy. Congratulations guys!
my best friends
Jo STILL HAS this little ghost she made at activity days. I did a whole photo shoot with it. If I wasn't lazy I'd link the previous post I did about it. This is the only picture I have of my mom and I redecorating Josie's room for her birthday. It looks cute. If I decide to be less lazy I'll post a picture on here later.
it looks like they are fighting but really Brig is just messing around in between hitters at his game.
Mini condo row reunion at Brother Cardullo's. I have talked about this before, but it's my blog, so I can do what I want. I was supposed to go on a study abroad in the fall of my junior year at BYU. A few months before I was supposed to leave, I felt so strongly that I wasn't supposed to go. At first I thought I was just nervous, but eventually I came to realize that it was definitely not where I was supposed to be. I was sad and even mad that I wasn't getting the opportunity to live in London. Anyway long story short I ended up moving to Condo Row. I wish that everyone could have had the experience that I had living there. It was the best singles ward I have been in. The people there have changed my life for the better. I know without a doubt that I was supposed to stay home from my study abroad, so that I could be in this ward and meet the people that I came in contact with in my three years at the row. I feel so blessed that I was able to have that experience and GUESS WHAT. I'm going to London this summer, so it all worked out.
One of my favorite days with one of my favorite kids.
Brig is quite the artist. Looks just like me tbh
double park days
not only is he an artist, he's an incredible photographer who gets all the flattering angles.
Baby girl is all grown up. Sweet 16 sushi
Found out our hot tub has been open all winter (lol your bad pool guy) so Elysse and I hit it up after Jo's birthday dinner. We had the best talk, and I realized again how lucky I am to have my people.
I hate running, so instead I have been going on long walks. Here's one from my walk on Monday
-Jayne (with the most serious face you can imagine): you know what the worst part of being in a play is for a girl? having to kiss. She leaned in and whispered that to me while we were at Mary Poppins at BYU.
-Sawyer on multiple occasions telling me to drive safely as I leave work.
-WITHOUT PROMPTING asking Hans who is hilarious to have him say that I am.
-Limon dance company performance at BYU with Elizabeth
-Coming home to my roommates watching the Justin Timberlake concert on Netflix.
-Dad always asking Alexa to play Five for Fighting and us making fun of him for it.
-Brig telling his mom "no mom I'm Kate's valentine" and telling her she can be his dad's valentine. He also gave me flowers (heart emoji x10)
-Getting away with saying pissed in front of mom because she was also mad.
-Brig asking "did you guys kiss or something?" when he was asking me about dating.
-Finally getting on the big screen at the BYU basketball game, but finding out after, because I ignored Brooke tapping my arm, because I was trying to be polite and not cut off my other conversation. FORGET POLITENESS.
-Josie pretending to be a huge BYU basketball fan at the game and calling Yoeli Childs Yogi Childs
-Brig trying to explain the rules of the game he was playing at the McDonald's play place to a baby.
-Getting blank stares from Josephine while mom and are dancing around the kitchen to Cats.
-Visiting Kaile in Salt Lake when she was here for girls weekend with her sisters and mom.
-Ashley I talking about loving Clay Aiken and defending his sexuality as a young preteen, as I similarly did.
-Jimmy singing the beginning of the chorus of All Night Long from the other end of the table at Sunday dinner and then after a brief pause me singing all niiiiight
-driving with dad up to Salt Lake to visit his friend about the rocks he got from Namibia.
-When Andy Gibb was on the radio, and I asked my dad if he was a Bee Gee, to which he said "he was the brother not in the band." I followed that with "Oh so like Aaron Carter"
-Broadway show tune sing alongs in my parent's kitchen while helping with Sunday dinner