I decided I wanted this weekend to be a chill one, where I caught up on everything (aka did laundry and watched a lot of football). so! after work and doing some cleaning, I showered, got dressed like a hobo, and found I had no desire to cook food. naturally, I found myself at Chipotle.
Who really knows why I have developed such a love of that place. Too many good times associated with it, I suppose. I picked up food for me and my roommates and started the long 5 minute drive home. It was while listening to that classic lynyrd skynyrd hit, free bird, braless and makeupless that I decided my life is a great life. and I need to remember to document it. mostly- I remembered how I had thought I lost all my pictures a couple months ago (and cried because of my nino pictures) and now I know I should probably back up everything somewhere. so here we are. you, me, and what will be an entirely too long and narcissistic post. read on if you feel a vested interest in my life. just know this is for history, people.
Let’s start with most recent first. Start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. ***disclaimer: I have no idea how to use wordpress anymore and can’t stop the pictures from looking janky. lo siento
People Came and Visited Me A Lot This Summer
I don’t eat Asian food for just anyone. But for Olive I did. That’s true love.
this doll came in for a wedding!
You know there’s nothing I love more than to see ms. aubrey potter in NATURE!!!
before we kayaked the ocean and saw a dead sea lion…
baby girl loved molly moon’s ice cream. jk she loved chewing on the spoon though.
good cousins take you to football games
***quick video break*** when I was home babe and I would sing songs a lot together. this is my favorite thing that ever happened.
Times I was in Utah with the Fam
I’ve been in Utah quite a bit – I blame Olive. I can’t go too long without seeing her. Highlights were going to the Payson open house, and then also going back with Baby to do baptisms (she is trying to get to 13 different temples before she turns 13. what a boss). Babe also performed in High School Musicale! Which – our family doesn’t know how to handle going to things like that – so we all cheered for her. Like it was a basketball game. Every time she was on stage. I’m sure she loved it.
seriously the prettiest baby ever
from when Olive was born but I just found this and love it and want it here. thanks
mom’s best, women’s conference
because what’s any occasion without matching sister dresses?!??!
HER LITTLE FACE
Can we close this chapter with a story about the power of moms? ok, let’s. mom had us go to women’s conference for a day with her. she wanted to go and see the mom from meet the mormons speak (which- she gave a FANTASTIC talk). anyways – she thinks it would be great if we could some how see the missionary son because he is just so cute (can’t necessarily argue with her on that point). so! we get to the pardoe theater and are sitting at the far end of a row and all these crazy mormon ladies are trying to save seats and being dramatic and we somehow end up with like 6 empty seats right by us. the talk is beginning and my mom waps me and says “look there he is!!” and the kid had just walked in the door on the other side of the theater. and would you even believe it, the only empty seats in the whole place were right in front of us. I don’t know how she does it- but she does. this is a picture we just “had to have to send to our son/brother on a mission”! that woman will get me married someday. bless her efforts.
***quick video break*** when was the last time your dad was rapping with his beats on?????
Random Stuff I Can’t Categorize at the Moment Because I’m Too Sleepy (with captions)
on lake sammamish one night after wake surfing (which is my new best). it’s just so beautiful! how can you not just love your life when you live here. I don’t know. as an aside- Brooke and I went paddleboarding like every day. and I am Pocahontas because all the nature loves me. I’ve seen beavers, otters, herons, salmon, bald eagles, ducks, frogs, and some kind of huge rat looking thing I have yet to identify. paddleboarding was my 2nd best 🙂
this was a cool experience. my friend Laurel received her endowment.
all the girls at Bethy’s wedding. Hann and I successfully made everyone think we were twins.
before school ended I got to facetime with a few of my students. if I look like I’m crying it’s because I am. miss them tooooo much
went to the demolition derby. this is the only picture we have.
an important life truth I thought I had a handle on. never play basketball with boys. there are only two things that happen. they either hate you because you beat them, or they love you because you beat them 😉
one of the many m’s games of the summer
I have NEVER been more proud of myself. this is a project that took literally months for me to finish. but here’s the before and after. imma be crafty one day. you’ll see.
we went to the first game of the playoffs down in portland. I mean – the blazers lost but it was still pretty legit
Olympic Peninsula Trip!
I am not sure there is a place that is more beautiful than this. And no, we did NOT just go for the twilight tour… Fave thing was probably this hike we did on the rez. And this kid told us about this sketchy way down to the beach where you hold onto a rope and essentially do a death rappel down a cliff. I also loved the hall of mosses – looked legit like a bunch of tuffula trees (think, lorax). embarrassing moments: we slept in a tent on a slope ordered jared (at the top of the slope), laurel, me, mickey (bottom of said slope). periodically throughout the night I would wake up essentially on top of mickey – for no other reason than gravity. then I would try to stealthily roll back up the hill to laurel. next morning we are going to the bathroom and I tell laurel, “I really hope that mickey slept through all of that- potentially so awkward”. later on in the day I guess mickey was telling others on the hike about it and laurel yells up to me “hey sara, he noticed!!!” niiiiice.
we are in the upper left hand corner of this pic. which is also an homage to the PNW. thank you
I’m honestly surprised that rope didn’t break. but this view though??? honestly
so gross. the boys were eating by the bathroom because it protected them from the wind. so gross.
I guess jared and mickey were going to prom together
***video break*** babe and hann gettin it at the kaskade concert
For Conference, we rented out a house at Seabrook. It was beautiful. I guess some people aren’t huge fans of rain and grey – but man, it’s my jam.
we did a bike ride at the beach during priesthood session. probably my favorite part.
so photogenic and stuff
this was in front of our cutie lil house we stayed at
showing off my talents taking bike selfies. real skill set. resume builder.
I’ve been to Vancouver BC twice now. The Capilano Bridge is my fave. It’s nature Disneyland. Here are a bunch of pictures I can’t think of anything embarrassing to say about myself at the moment…
the boys got in trouble for rocking the bridge, on purpose. since they are 12.
props to ryan for this pic. also props for timing our bike ride perfectly 🙂
slightly less known but more authentic bridge 🙂
an artsty pic I’ll forever be grateful to alex for taking. me seeing how numbingly cold the water is.
I thought this was a gif and now it’s not working.
People I love in Spokane and miss too much…
a picture from Christmas I think???
love these two entirely too much. I’m glad for good examples like them. this was at the going away party for the fam I believe?
I just like this picture.
and what kind of post would it be without shouting out pure barre?!?!?!??!
guys – if you are still with me at this point. gold star. and I will buy you an ice cream. because that is incredible endurance you just displayed. also- love you too much. thanks for being a friend and caring about my life 🙂
sum up! things are good, things are great, things are wonderful. I always want to show gratitude to God for all the many ways He blesses my life. I am so happy right now, where I live, work, etc. and I know it is all because of a Heavenly Father that loves me.