Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Babies Shower!!!

I love this time of year and so grateful to be getting some sun! I don't know what happened 9 months ago, but it seems like EVERYONE is pregnant and I love it sooo much! Last night, I got to host a babies shower for my two cute friends, Jesse Lloyd and Erica Hart. Jesse is due any day now and looks amazing and Erica is due on 11/11/11.... crazy! How do you even plan that? Lindsay Martineau and Michelle Smoot were in attendance who are also both pregnant (and Lindsay is due on 11/11/11 too). Wow, I love it. Thanks to Whitley, who always saves my life and helped me host as well as Abbey for coming! Love these girls so much!

The moms to be!
The presents.......:)
Jesse, Michelle, and cute Izzy-love that little girl!
Lindsay, Erica, Whitley, and Abbey servin' up some yummy ice cream and toppings.
Party favors (delicious white chocolate popcorn with pink and blue drizzle that Whitley made), neutral colors- I just love yellow, it's such a happy color!

Friday, May 6, 2011


This is my beautiful sister, Sarah, with her darling prom date. As you can see, they both have red hair. However, she calls herself a "ginger" and claims it is a whole separate race! "Think about it", she says, "we have more freckles, we are pale, and can't tan!"

She does have a good point. However, "gingers" are beautiful and I LOVE her red hair!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


You know you're in Vegas when cigarettes have their own vending machine.......

Monday, March 7, 2011

Discovery Gateway!

This past weekend, I got to take my sweet little nephew, Trey, to the Discovery Gateway. We went with my friend, Brandi and her 3 cute kids! Trey had a blast except he was terrified of the helicopter! Brandi's daughter, Tayvrie, helped take care of Trey the whole time and it was so cute to see her be a little mom to him.

After the museum, we went to McDonalds and got the meals that makes everyone happy
:-)..... It was a great day!!

Tayvrie and Trey

Loving all the cars!

Loved making cool shapes out of these magnetic blocks

Loved being on the horse!

Desmo is the heli...They have a real helicopter that you can get in and play with, but Trey was terrified!

If you've never been to this cool place- go! It's awesome.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Home Improvement!

So I got to spend this last Saturday working on home improvement projects with my amazing friend, Whitley. Here are the three things I made....

(look at before picture on popcorn post below..)

Thanks so much, Whit! Couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Who doesn't love a new pair of shoes?! It was Jace's birthday last Saturday and we went to Dick's with our awesome friends, the Reese's, to get him a new pair of shoes. Well, needless to say, we both left with some new shoes-after his insistence :)- and we are OBSESSED!

Nike Men's LunarFly+ - Dick's Sporting Goods

Nike Women's LunarFly+ Running Shoe - Dick's Sporting Goods
They are so comfortable and I feel like I could run one million miles when I put them on;
I'm in love.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Air-popped Popcorn!

Calling all popcorn lovers! I don't know if it's the holidays or what, but I have been loving different kinds of popcorn lately. There is nothing like warm, freshly made air-popped popcorn. It reminds me of my childhood when we used to pop and eat popcorn as we watched a movie every weekend. Who would've thought you could do so much with these tiny, little kernels?! So I decided to ditch the artificial microwave popcorn and switch to air-popped. I bought myself the Presto Poplite and have had a blast making different kinds of popcorn. My cute friend, Whitley was over when I opened it-love her!

PS-I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year; cheers to the year 2011!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Movies!!

Tradition............tradition! Although this is the most well known song from the classic Fiddler on the Roof, I absolutely love traditions. One of the traditions that my family has always done is watch classic movies around Christmas time. The pictures above are some of the ones that I have watched so far. Even though I don't have a family of my own yet, I thoroughly enjoyed watching them by myself! I love cuddling up on my couch with a blanket, the Christmas tree on, and watching these classic and amazing movies. I have been watching bits of them every day and absolutely love it! The next ones on my list are White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. I love the holidays and the wonderful classic holiday movies!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Job

I have always known I wanted to be a nurse.
I've grown up helping take care of my family and love taking care of people. However, I don't think I realized how it can sometimes be not only physically hard, but mentally and emotionally taxing. I tend to get attached to my patients as I get to know them. Just like any job, there are good days and bad days. Working in women's services where I take care of postpartum and OB/GYN patients, it is usually a happy and exciting place. None the less, it can be one of the saddest places when a newborn doesn't survive. To watch a mother grieve the loss of a newborn baby can be so hard, but I have found that my understanding of the gospel and Christ's Atonement makes this process so much easier and I can feel at peace that one day, they will be reunited. I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life and for the knowledge that we can see our loved ones after this earthly life. I believe that there is a purpose for everything, including death.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Is where we go for Thanksgiving every year. Oh yes, the buffet of all buffets. You better believe it-this is Thanksgiving for the Taylor family. No cooking, no messes to clean, and the picky eaters couldn't be happier (not to mention the best rolls and sweet potatoes ever)! We follow the Chuck with bowling across the street at Bountiful Bowl, then watch family home videos. We ended the night with seeing Harry Potter 7, which of course, I thoroughly enjoyed. Aunts Jane and Julie came with and we are missing Mary (in Hawaii) and Oliver and Patrick (on missions). I have so much to be grateful for and at the top of the list is my wonderful family. Yep a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!