Monday, July 28, 2014

{ Park City }

Words cannot express how much I have grown to love Park City. Since my parents have bought their place, I always try and find an excuse to go up. I'd venture to say I use that place the most. I love new adventures, and I since I wasn't too familiar with Park City before it has definitely been fun exploring. 

I took my nieces for a sleepover up at the condo. It was so fun! We went on the alpine slides, too. Alli and Kylie each rode on their own. Courtney was so nervous, I thought we'd get to the top and have to back out of it. We get to the top and I think she realized there wasn't any other way down. Finally when we got to the bottom, she says, "can we do that again?"

All afternoon she kept referring to the "yellow slide" and how she was scared at first but not anymore. It was the cutest thing seeing how proud of herself she was.

The next day, we woke up, played games and watched TV. We had plans to go swimming in the pool. I get the girls dressed and we head on over. However, when we get there, there is a sign that says "pool closed for the day." The ONLY day it's closed is the day I have the girls. Perfect, right?

So I jump in the car, drive all the way back to Provo so the girls and I can go swimming for an hour before I have to go to work. Honestly though, I cherish the days I get to hang out with those girls. I want them to have fun memories with me. Sometimes I feel like I can and want to do more with them, but life gets in the way. Grateful for summers off so I can party with some of my favorites. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nordstrom | 4 Years | 3 Stores

Nordstrom has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Seriously.
I am so grateful they continue to be so gracious in letting me come back since being a teacher!
Not only that, a girl needs some cute teacher outfits, right?

A whole lot of friendships. 
A whole lot of clothes (about that). 
And a whole lot of great encounters with customers.
Such a great company! Love this job. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hey Filters, I Owe You One

Me: I look like crap
Instagram Filters: I got you girl

My roommates and I had a discussion about filters tonight.
I was taking shameless selfies before I went on a date and they were all laughing.
It took like 20 pics and what felt like a million filters to get one I liked.

Like, what? No wonder the 2013 word of the year was "Selfie."
We are obsessed with ourselves. And looking magazine ready all the time.
And unfortunately I fall victim to this. But how did this happen to our society?
I would love to go into more detail, but first.....


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

{ Washington}

For the 4th of July I went home! My friend Cheryl's sister goes to Gonzaga Law School, so she met me up in Washington to party! Being home is the best and my parents are such troopers these days (benefits of them being retired and bored). I had them going and going. We spent a few days in Spokane and then bounced to Seattle.

The drive to Seattle is my favorite. You are surrounded by mountains of pine trees. That is one thing I miss about Washington. First stop in Seattle? was Snoqualmie Falls. Just driving along I-90 you would never know those falls existed.

After that, we took Cheryl on the normal touristy things: Space Needle, Pikes Place, The Great Wheel, Ivar's and we even took a ferry around the harbor. I had never taken that particular ferry before and it was interesting listening to the history of Seattle.

Two things Cheryl noticed about Seattle:
1. How old the city is. She said she was expecting the city to be a lot newer.
2. And I quote, "There's really not a lot of beautiful people here." That made me laugh so hard, but she is so right. People are so chill in Washington. North Face and dark denim? You're set. Not to mention it's pretty much the granola capital of the world. She grew up in Utah, which is a 180 difference from Washington. In Utah, life in general is a competition whether people like to admit it or not. Who can look the cutest, nicest house, best car, the list could go on. Point is, people take a lot more care of themselves in Utah (I think it comes with the Mormon culture too).

Being home is always rejuvenating. Brings me back to solid ground. Not only that, it is my dream to live in Seattle even for a small amount of time someday. I can't get enough of that city.