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!)


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Summer 2017 Recap

What a whirlwind this summer has been! I think summer 2017 will go down as the fastest and simultaneously the slowest summer ever. We went so many places and we accomplished a lot, but at times it dragged as well. 

This year, just like last summer, we spent the bulk of our time in San Antonio. The week after we left our friends got the storm warnings for Harvey, but lucky for them the storm took a different course. My heart hurts for the people affected, I've been falling into social media holes for hours just watching coverage of the hurricane. Living in Texas for the short time we did gives me complete faith in Houston's ability to rebound and rebuild. Texan pride is so strong and the people are tough. 

Anyways, my summer was composed of store stuff (mailing packages, selecting inventory, attending market shows), friend's babies, occasional BBG workouts, library trips, traveling, and swimming. 
I think I've been pretty consistent with blogging our adventures, so I am just going to list and link them here!

Places We Went & Things We Did
Celebrated our anniversary in Las Vegas
Attended my Cousin's Wedding in Utah
Hiked Angels Landing in Zion's National Park
Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas
Visited the beach at Corpus Christi, Texas
Lake Powell

mingled with a small amount of work hahaha. We traveled more than I expected to so I was happy for that! I think we can safely say that we milked the break for all it was worth. And although we are sad summer is ending, we take comfort in the fact that we are going back to school for the last time! Tayler and I will graduate in April. Which makes the summer ending even a little sadder, because outside of student life summer breaks don't really exist. Haha hellloooo real world.