Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Our Favorite East Coast City

These pictures are from our two DC trips this month! The first was on Tuesday October 10th, when we had no school for "Service Day." It's the day where classes are cancelled and buses are provided to drive students 3 hours to the Washington D.C Temple to do temple work. Tayler and I drove ourselves so we could explore the city after our temple session, and we had the sweetest time just walking around, holding hands, talking about life. I really don't think there's anything better than being together.

The second pictures are from this weekend, the 21-22nd, when Tayler's sister JaLaine and her husband Mike came on a little trip to Washington DC. We drove up to meet them and they generously shared their swanky AirBnb with us. These two played a PIVOTAL role in our love story; Tayler would always take me to their house when we were dating because 1) their kiddos are so dang cute, and 2) they have such a great friendship with each other and they make marriage fun. It was fun to have that one on one time with them again. We rode bikes, visited monuments, went to the International Spy Museum and the U.S Botanic Gardens, and ate some questionable food from street vendors. It was wonderful. 

Trip Two
sure love this GQ babe, bringing back the picture day poses..


Thursday, September 21, 2017

As of Late: September 2017

Blue Ridge Mountains Virginia Couple
Fiate 500L Family
Views on the Blue Ridge
Couple Kissing Scenic View Blue Ridge
Married Best Friends

 Hey friends!

I feel like it's been soo long since I've done one of this life update posts, and I did some investigating and what do you know, my last one was back in February? Whaaaat?! Haha my bad sorry future me, good luck remembering. So let's get right to the updates.

1. Tayler and I have entered our senior year here at SVU.  Woo hoo! We both could have graduated this semester, but a senior season of baseball was really important to Tayler and I am not done being a baseball wife, so we decided to stick around for an extra 4 months and graduate in April. It's weird because I feel like we will never get out of this student life stage, but the days are flying by and I have a sneaking suspicion it will be upon us before we know it.

2. We have relocated apartments and we are so. much. happier. Our last apartment was cute and tiny but paper thin walls in a married complex is NEVER a good idea. Also the complete lack of closets got two thumbs down from me and my wardrobe. We are now in a basement apartment with closets and an awesome family above us, just like when we were first married!  (you can see those pictures here.) It's fun to have come a full circle!

3. Both of our callings were saved for us while we were in Texas this summer. I am the second counselor in the Young Women's presidency and Tayler is a teacher for the Valiant 11 class. Although we miss being together in nursery, we are happy with our positions and the kids/youth we get to meet through them.

4.  We started a photography Instagram! Finally. Haha we've been meaning to for a year but we never could come up with a name we both loved (and Peterson is not a helpful last name when starting a business). We have decided to call it Ridgeline Studios- kinda outdoorsy, with a nod to the Blue Ridge where we live right now. It's our way to have a photography portfolio/gallery before we decide to invest in a website, you can check it out here.

5. We went through a bag of spinach before it wilted and slimed! Haha this is a big accomplishment for us because we refer to our produce drawers as The Place Where Good Intentions Go to Die. For the past 3 weeks we have been trying to eat healthier -for the first time in our marriage life- and we have both really enjoyed it! Mainly we focus on eating less carbs (we just love sandwiches?? haha) so just replacing toast with a smoothie or omelet and replacing pasta with spaghetti squash, salads, beans or sweet potatoes. It's making a big difference so far, but then again the only way our diets could go was up haha. So if you have any super simple healthy treats or meals you love please share!

Well that's all I can think of for now, it's all just studying and working and eating.
Thanks for following along and HAVE A DELECTABLE DAY!! (can you tell I'm watching The Great British Baking Show while typing this)


Monday, September 11, 2017

Wedding Pictures... 2 Years After

If you have been reading this blog since the beginning, you'll remember one of my first posts titled 5 Common Wedding Day Regrets. I compiled a list from my own experience as well as other recently wedded friends and we listed the things we wish we could change about our weddings. Photography was a reoccurring theme for all of us. For me, there was just certain things I did not like the first time, ranging from the location I chose to the fact that I forgot to wear jewelry. I always held on to the hope that we would be able to redo some of our photos before we got too old, and miraculously the opportunity came!

 Tayler and I had the awesome opportunity to model for a photography friend, Caitlyn Krisle at Krisle Photography (& she is SO talented and so fun to work with!), who was looking to add more bridal and wedding pictures to her portfolio. She asked if we wouldn't mind getting back into our wedding clothes, and I told her we were more than happy to! I definitely spoke for Tayler here but he's such a gem and he knew this was something I've been wanting to do so he didn't complain at all. My mom has been after me to have my dress boxed up since we got back from our honeymoon two years ago, but I held on to the hope that we would get this opportunity and I'm so glad we did!

It was such a treat to put those clothes back on, reminisce, reflect and just enjoy each other looking so fine;) It was also fun to wait for the pictures and ooo and aaa all over again! Haha I am so in love with them so I wanted to share.

(My bouquet and crown were made by Madelyn Jewell Florals, and she is fantastic if you're in the Provo area!)