Thursday, December 8, 2011


Hey folks, check it out! Our wedding was featured on Project Wedding, the blog for Real Wedding Magazine. I love our wedding photos and it's good to know that other people love them too. Kristopher Orr is the bomb diggity.

Friday, December 2, 2011

One Year





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Can you believe that we've already been married for a year? Times flies!
We spent our first anniversary at the beautiful Hotel Park City. Our room, which was down in it's own little village, was perfectly cozy with two fireplaces, our own hot tub on the balcony, and a huge bathroom with natural hand-made soap that smelled like pine trees. We spent the weekend sleeping in, walking main street, eating delicious food and watching the snow fall off the balcony while staying warm and toasty in our hot tub. So perfect, I know. We really had a hard time coming home, but it was such a great get away. Happy One Year to us!

I'm not going to say much about my absence from the blogging world lately. There's really not much to say other than blogging just takes so much time and I'm just so lazy. I can't make any promises as to how often I'll start posting again, but when I feel the need to blog, I'll blog - and that's that.
It'll keep ya'll on your toes, eh?

Also, you may have noticed that I changed my blog address. If you have me listed on your blog roll please make sure to change it so all my loyal followers (heh heh) can find me!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kona Ice

This little shindig came about when my mom won a gift certificate for a Kona Ice Party! after running a snowy 5K last April.
We were sitting in the stands after the race waiting for one of our numbers to be called to win one of the awesome prizes they were giving away. This prize was announced and mom leaned over and whispered, "That's the stupidest prize they've got, who would
want - YAHOOO!! I WON!!"
We all thought it was a little weird too, but when the truck pulled up and started playing its hawaiian music, we couldn't help but have a good time! We enjoyed some free snow cones, a little dancin' and finished off the night with some mad four square. Pretty good way to say goodbye to summer if you ask me!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Spice Islander

I took these photos in March when Mark and I were in Zanzibar. We were on our way from Stone Town to spend a day on Prison Island. I loved the old, worn look of this ship. The juxtaposition of the rusty ship sitting on the perfect sands of the island was so picturesque to me. You can imagine our shock when we read that this ship is now at the bottom of the ocean, along with many of its passengers. I hear about this kind of tragedy happening around the world all the time, but this one hit home for us because we're realizing how easily we could have been there to witness, or even be a part of it. I'm obviously grateful that we weren't there when this happened, but I am grateful that I've experienced the enchantment of this place and its people. They are in our thoughts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Horseback Ride Gone Awry

Our first horseback ride of the season started out quite beautiful.

We were all having a grand old time...

...until, to make a long story short, the horses got spooked and started bucking.

Mark got thrown off and landed on his head. I got thrown off and landed

straight on my arm.

Cool, huh? Popped my elbow right out of the socket. Lucky for you my camera fell on me and not the other way around so Jonny was able to document the whole thing. After I fell we couldn't figure out how to get me off the mountain because I couldn't walk or I would pass out, they couldn't stick me back on a horse, and we couldn't splint it because it was in such an awkward position. So we called Search and Rescue of course. They drugged me up, hauled me down the mountain, stuck me in an ambulance, and drove me to the ER. There they proceeded to put me under anesthesia (twice) to pop the elbow back in to place. Apparently it took about 5 times the amount of drugs to put me under than it should have - the doctor still isn't convinced I don't drink alcohol - and it took two big men to pop it back in. Guess my body is a little stubborn. But! They got it done. I was in a sling for a couple weeks and am now doing some therapy to get my range of motion back. The doctor told me I would be in a brace for 6 to 8 weeks. Psh! There was no way I was going to let my summer go by while rotting in a brace waiting for my elbow to heal. So now, almost four weeks after the accident, I'm brace-free, back on my bike, and almost able to do yoga. Almost. Next time my horse starts freaking out I'll know what to do. Tuck and roll.