Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Current Obsessions

Currently obsessing over...

>>My ridiculously handsome & charming husband. I'm pretty sure that goes without saying...

>>Fall (duh, I'm a woman & what woman isn't obsessed with this gorgeous, sweater and scarf wearing time of year?). Although I must be honest. I am slightly more than depressed that I'm missing fall in Utah. It's just not the same here. There are no mountains covered in red, yellow, and green and no Sunday fall canyon drives :(. We did have pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes for dinner the other night that were pretty tasty. But still. No Utah.

>>Sour patch kids. If my dentist knew the amount of those sour & sweet treats I've been consuming lately ("oh let's buy some halloween candy for halloween." which translates to, "I want an excuse to buy these and not feel guilty even though halloween is still more than a month away.") he would rip all my teeth out as payment saying, "It's going to happen anyways with how delinquent you've been acting lately." 
But they taste so good. And the small halloween sized bags make you feel less like you're ruining yourself (even though I end up eating more because, "they're just so small, I'll just have one more.")

>>When this pup is calm enough to cuddle, even if she's at the end of the bed. It's a nice break from whenever we go outside & she turns into the hulk trying to destroy anything and anyone in her path by jumping on them. She's beginning to turn people away rather than attracting people in with her adorableness like she use to. I think her new hair-do is partly to blame for that....

<<Also, these INCREDIBLY comfortable $20 boyfriend jeans from the beloved Target. 

>>TSwift's new single Shake it Off & Beyonce's Love on Top. They help me not die from suffocating while driving...(I accidentally spilled milk in the car & the smell WILL NOT GO AWAY! It is absolutely horrible. There is nothing worse than spilled milk....nothing....It has been over a week now too. I obviously need to deep clean it hahah).

>>Eating dinner with JD. Favorite time of the day. 

>>Reading general conference talks and thinking about how close the next general conference is. My mom even brought up some See's nuts & chews (a Sorensen family tradition) to open and enjoy during conference weekend. They had to be put out of sight so we wouldn't open them and eat them before. Out of sight, slightly more out of mind. 

>>Exercising. Not like a crazy person or anything, but I am 99% always happier the days I work out compared to the days I don't (that 1% is when my stomach decides to go nuts and hurts the rest of the day after running). JD can tell you just how true this is.

>>Thinking about the cruise my family is going on the end of January. I know it's a ways out, but it's Disney and Disney is amazing and worth 24/7 thinking time. (Still greatly disappointed JD can't come but am grateful he's taking school so seriously.)


Monday, September 22, 2014

We are fa-mily (you sang that, didn't you?)

Visitors = happiness

There's one fact that I can and will always stand by: My family is the coolest, funniest, craziest bunch of lovelies. 

I'm sure most everyone feels that way about their own families, as you should, but I'll stick with my famdamily and the bias I hold with them. 

Grandpa Bob, Grandma Jeanne, Cam-man, & Momma Shell hopped in the car for a west coast road trip. And we could not have been happier about it. We had such a great weekend and were obviously sad for it to end. We ate good food, the boys got some football in, the girls got some shopping in (duh), we garden walked, and we all laughed more than the normal daily recommended dosage amount (which is something I suggest everyone does asap).

The entire time they were here I couldn't shake the overwhelming sense of gratitude to have been born into the incredibly supportive, loving, and fun family I did. Life is never boring with the folks I call familia and every one of them is more than A-OK...which is really saying something. Charly loved having visitors & was literally depressed as they were packing and after they left. I could tell she just kept thinking to herself, "Who am I going to torment now that Cameron is gone?!?!" She did not happily let them go, & neither did I (which became clear as JD put his arm around me as they began to drive away and all I could do when I got into the apartment was clean to keep my mind busy on something else). 

Families are forever. No doubt in my mind. Eternity & beyond and I couldn't be happier about it.  

Twigs for dinner

 mom found her own personal wine...

Manito Park

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sleepfull in Seattle


Katie & Dave have been on a serious road trip up the west coast the past couple of weeks. Luckily, JD & I were able to drive over to Seattle to meet up with them since we hardly see each other anymore with us living in Spokane and them having been in Cali for the end of the summer.

We love ourselves some Seattle and catching up with amazing friends and ice cream (you guys, we're on vacation). It was a great getaway weekend, even if JD had to study all the way there & all the way back. Law school means business...

*gracias for the pic Dave
We had 17 minutes before Husky's closed on Saturday night. We were a mile and a half away without a vehicle and full from a delicious dinner at the Copper Coin. And although we were full, our minds told us we needed shakes & ice cream. We walked/ran and walked in just as they were closing the doors. Barely made it. Needless to say, my stomach absolutely hated me from running after eating (who else needs an average of 5 hours before they can do any physical exercise after eating???) but it was hilarious & completely worth it.

We love you guys, Katie & Dave. Granted, I loved Katie first so she technically is mine...just sayin'.


the girl who doesn't struggle with sleeping, even in Seattle 
(although that movie is incredible)