A Year in Review, According to Instagram

I decided to take a look back at the last year via Instagram and thought I would share the months with you guys!! 2017 was such a fun year. Lots of laughter, new adventures, pushing ourselves to try new things, and learning and loving along the way!

JANUARY

For Christmas we got a new microwave and we finally got it installed in January, making it a really REALLY exciting time for us! There was a giant hole there for FAR too long. HA!

We celebrated THREE years of marriage in 2017 and I can’t believe year four is right around the corner!

We spent another year in San Fran for a work party and it was so much fun. We always have the best time there and I am thankful for these memories.

FEBRUARY

Our sweet girl turned SEVEN!

MARCH

We spent a weekend in Mexico and loved every second of it. And I love every second of these two. They are adorable.

We filmed out first temple sealing video at the Gilbert Temple. It was my first time being up close and personal with a Temple and it was so so beautiful. I think of this day often and I am so happy we got to film that!



APRIL

We did a fun camping trip to Payson, Arizona with our siblings!

MAY

May…the month our sweet baby was due. I will never forget how LOVED I felt on the day of our due date. This town sure knows how to make a girl feel special, even when this was one of the hardest days of my life.

We did the BIG CHOP…and she loved it more than ANYTHING!

JUNE
We spent another amazing year at Circus Mexicus in Rocky Point, Mexico! We love this weekend more than anything and it is the perfect escape! (Fun fact: we got engaged right before Circus Mexicus in 2013!)

JULY
We celebrated this guys birthday over the summer.

I had the best weekend ever while doing a girls trip to Palm Springs, California!

AUGUST

Spent my birthday in Vegas with this stud. I’m ready to go back! Anyone want to go?!
We started SECOND GRADE!

SEPTEMBER

We (my husband) cleared out our back lot and I can’t wait to see it filled with fruits and veggies come spring & summer! It’s gonna be a good year in 2018 for the farm!


WE ALSO GOT CHICKENS AND IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE! Sadly, they are being free-loaders right now. But WHATEVS!

OCTOBER

This year was an amazing year for our cinematography business. We traveled to New Mexico to shoot one of my favorite weddings to date!

We had the best Halloween!

NOVEMBER

We went to church more this year than any other year.

I baked pies for Thanksgiving and I LOVED it!

DECEMBER

We became closer to these cool kids and I couldn’t be happier. Such sweet and down to earth people and I am so thankful for our friendship.

After years of talking about it, we finally did Temple Lights. And it was beautiful. And magical. And I loved it.

This year was amazing. It really was. I am so excited about all the adventures 2018 is going to bring our way!

 

 

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Visiting The Petrified Forest National Park

We FINALLY did it! Four years of living 30 minutes away and we FINALLY visited the Petrified Forest National Park. This was such a fun day trip for our family of three. If you’re in Arizona, you need to put this on your list of places to visit!
There are three National Parks in the state of Arizona and I feel so lucky to live so close to one of them.

I felt like the Petrified Forest was an easily doable trip if you are with kids or on your way to the Grand Canyon from anywhere. Seeing the huge pieces of petrified wood was truly something else. I always thought the Petrified Forest was going to be super lame (hey, just being honest) and it totally wasn’t! If our 7 year old loved it, that’s saying something! 😉

It is only about a 15 min. drive from Holbrook and 30 mins from the coolest person in the internet land. So come stay with me and we can go together. 😉

I would love to go back again and do more of the hikes/trails. We did a short day there, and didn’t get through the full park. They had a lot of cool roads you could drive down that were one way loops with pull-outs to look and take pictures. For a lazy girl like me, I enjoyed the heck out of that! We loved the visitors center and thought it was a great kid friendly place!

Guys, the Petrified Forest was really cool. Please put it on your list of things to see in Arizona! I promise you won’t regret it.
What’s your favorite spot to visit in Arizona or surrounding states?! We want to add places to our list!!

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