Category Archives: Travel

Southern hospitality alive and well

Its true, guys. People in the south are so nice! Is nice too generic a word? Ok, how about these: helpful, friendly, polite, smiley, pleasant, chatty, personable. But I have a question… Why is it, that when I talk to someone with a southern accent, do I start to talk with a fake southern accent? […]

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This little piggy went to market

Helllllllooooo from Atlanta! Long day of traveling, but we arrived here and had just enough time to head over to where the market is held and find out booth space. I took a picture of it’s skeleton because see that sign hanging there that says Boutique? That means we got into the section we wanted, […]

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adventures in road travel

Just arrived in Vegas. It’s late, and I have a very early morning ahead. So excited for tomorrow though. Perfect weather here, and my motel room smelled like soap when I opened the door. A good sign. I stopped at a gas station in Beaver, Utah about half way here. I overheard a conversation between […]

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what not to wear

The other day I was looking through a stack of photo albums. One, in particular was a photo album of a trip to Chicago Kelly D. and I went on when The Fish was just a tadpole. After viewing the book, I slammed the cover shut and declared, “We need to class it up more […]

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glorious weekend in God’s country

I submit that there is no better way to spend a late September Saturday than riding a bike through Yellowstone. Perfect weather. Perfect time of year. Perfect leisurely ride. I think there were about 12 girls that went up altogether. The mastermind behind this trip, Elle, has access to an awesome cabin in Island Park […]

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After Trek

How do I get so lucky? I have been sitting here for the last 10 minutes trying to think of an opening sentence to begin to describe the awesome adventure Trek was. I can’t find the words. So, please forgive me as I fumble around this subject that is so sweet and precious to me. […]

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Before Trek…

I am writing this amidst a mound of gear and pioneer clothes ready to go to on Trek in the morning. We will be recreating (to a lesser degree) the journey the Mormon Pioneers made when they settled Utah. Kelly and I are to be “Ma and Pa” to a group of 10 youth from […]

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Road Trip

There was a bike race in Meridian, Idaho this past weekend so Shelby and I loaded up our bikes and hit the road. I loved the 5 hour drive/chat with my dear friend. We stayed with Shelby’s sister who happens to live in Meridian and we had so much fun with her. Kinda makes me […]

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First Day of Summer

Yesterday we spent the day at Bear Lake. Kelly D. had a photo shoot up there, so we decided to take the boys for the day. So, yeah. The water was fuh-reezing. Little boys don’t care about cold water, though. This was also Nelly’s first trip to Bear Lake. She totally loved it. It is […]

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Monticello Day 2

Hike day on Saturday. Our fabulous hosts took us on a hike to some amazing Indian ruins called Moonhouse. It was awesome! These ruins were so well-preserved and they were off the beaten path so there were no crowds to contend with. The hike was a short mile and half but the terrain was a […]

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Posting from Monticello!

We have some friends who live in Monticello, UT which is very close to Moab, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde and a bunch of other beautiful places to visit. I knew that Koryn has been riding her bike a lot and I really wanted to come down here and ride with her in this beautiful area. I […]

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reminiscing

While in Las Vegas, I thought it would be fun to visit the dumb little wedding chapel that we were married in. You know, take photo of us in front of it. I’m sad (not really) to report that it has closed up shop and a new, equally dumpy wedding chapel has opened in it’s […]

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inspired.

(Kelly looking at Fiori di Como by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly in the Bellagio) I am sitting here trying to put into words exactly how awesome today was, but I can’t. It was EXACTLY why I wanted to come. I am not sure I can break down my thoughts into coherent sentences because my mind […]

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Vegas, Baby!

We are headed to Las Vegas for the WPPI convention. We have left the kids and the keys to the kingdom with the best babysitter money can buy. I am SO excited for the convention this year! I really feel like there is going to be something monumental for me there. I’m taking my laptop […]

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Objects of my affection

This hangs on the wall in my kitchen. It’s a vintage baby food dish circa 1940, and I love it more than a person should love a thing. Partially, because it’s just so charming. The painted nursery rhymes on the ceramic are so sweet, and the functionality of it is just cool. It has a […]

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