Monday, November 28, 2011


Isn't it funny how your personal style changes? I've been thinking about it lately as I daydream about decorating my future home, as well as decorating my current one. I've also been thinking about it as I get rid of some articles of clothing and buy clothes to replace the ones I gave away. I finally feel like I am settling into my own style - not saying I didn't have one before. I did. I had a very set style. And while that style is still underlying my changes - I have built upon it, added a few things, taken away a few things, and I like what I see. 

For most of my life - junior high, high school, the majority of college - I was a green, brown, and blue girl. T-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, hoodies. I cared about what I looked like, but wasn't into anything too girly (like ruffles, cardigans for normal day wear, boots, heels, pinks, etc.). Now - I've expanded on that. I love cardigans and boot, I'm into skinny jeans and sandals. I enjoy a nice pair of heels (but still not my favorite... ha). I'm wearing carefully selected pinks, light blues, grays, etc. And I love it. I love my new found style, my confidence in what I'm wearing. It's a pretty great feeling really.

And back to home decorating... I've really been expanding in that too. Like above, I've always been a green, brown and blue person when it comes to decor. And I still am - but I am loving yellows and golds, and lighter blues (cornflowers, etc), and some black and grays. I sort of wish I had figured this out before I got married so I could have registered for some different color things and maybe done my wedding a little differently :)

So really - this blog post doesn't have much of a point other than this - I've found my style, one that I'm comfortable in and happy with. Of course it will continue to expand and change and grow, but I'm happy. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

PS - congratulations are in order for....

My dear friend, Natalie Savage, who just received her mission call! She was called to serve in the Salt Lake Temple Square mission and enters the MTC on January 4th! Nat was one of my best friends at the Riv, and I'm so excited for her!
Me and Nat ice skating in 2009.

And, this is kind of old news, but congrats are also in order for my BFF Dani (I can't call her anything but that, it's like her title) who is getting married to Michel Knowles on April 26, 2012! I'm so happy for her, and excited to be a bridesmaid as well ;) 
Ok, this is a terrible picture of both of us, but I love it so! This was my 19th birthday breakfast at IHOP. Dani's also pictured in the post below :)

Thanksgiving Activities 2011

Well, a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving has come and gone. 

Our week(end) was full of family, friends, and food.
We spent time with my mom and Charity (Clue and Yahtzee! are a blast with an eight year old, let me tell you). We visited Grandma Hanson in Price, and saw other members of the Hanson clan while there. We did a little bit of shopping (four shirts and one tank for me and one shirt for K for $30? Yes, please). We saw Ayisha and Janae. We went on a double date with my BFF Dani and her awesome fiance Mich. We ate delicious food (the regular Thanksgiving fare, Wingers, BK and MickeyD's, Mimi's Cafe, and homemade lasagna). We slept in and napped. Basically we just had a great time.

Now we're back home, putting things away, and getting excited to start decorating for Christmas!

(Here are a couple pictures from our double with Dani and Mich!)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm Thankful

I know most everyone in the blogworld posts a "thankful" post around Thanksgiving, but I would feel very ungrateful if I didn't. 

First, I'm thankful for my wonderful husband, Kyle Scott.
He is the kindest, sweetest, most hard working person I know, and I love him so much. He makes me feel like a princess everyday, listens to my constant rambling, constantly makes sure I know I'm loved,  and just does so much for me. I don't know what I did to deserve him, but I'm sure glad he's mine!

Second, I'm thankful for our families. 
 My momma, who has also been there for me, and taught me so much - and Charity, the sister I thought I would never have, and who taught me the true meaning of her name.

I'm grateful for my daddy, who is following his dreams, and who always makes me feel loved, even from states away. I'm grateful  for Steve as well, who supports my dad and Kyle and I.

And of course, I'm thankful for the wonderful Hanson family. I'm so thankful for Mom and Dad Hanson, who raised Kyle to be an amazing man, and for K's brothers, sisters-in-law, and our nieces and nephews. 

Third, I'm thankful for friends - both my bff's and friends who I'm not as close with. Friends brighten up my day, through text, emails, calls, and facebook - I love keeping up with them, and I'm thankful for all they've done for me in my life - particularly Ayisha, Dani, Mckall, Kaylie, Kyla, Lindsay, Jacey, Aaron, Collin, Janae, Emily, Natalie, Sarah, Ginger, Nadia, the MG's, and my IS Testing Department - and many, many more!

Fourth, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the peace, love, joy it brings me in my life. I'm thankful I was raised in the church, and was able to be sealed in the Temple of our God for time and all eternity. I'm thankful for the knowledge I have of being a daughter of God and knowing that I can return to live with him someday. 

I'm also thankful for:
our home and everything in it, my phone, our computer, books, hot showers, clothes, our ward, my job, our car, photos and scrapbooks, technology, my ring, our TV, the beautiful earth, the opportunity I had to get a college education... And so much more.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Few Things

* First, I danced in a studio tonight for the first time in nearly 3 years. It was delightful and felt oh-so-good. K and I went to the ISU gym tonight, where I ran and he played tennis with some friends. After I was finished running, I was waiting for Kyle when I had the idea to see if there was an empty dance studio. There was, and so I danced. 

*Second, I'm real excited for the weekend. And also for Thanksgiving.

*Third, look at these great pictures from Collin's wedding that I got from Nae! Oh I love her and Ayisha.

I have a few blog posts in the works (or at least, in my head!) so look forward to those... Sometime.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Utah Weekend #2

Yes, we went to Utah again this past weekend -and we loved it! 
The sad thing is, I remembered our camera, but not the SD card? I was trying to be so good about taking pictures! Especially since it was one of BFF's from high school's receptions, so practically our entire group of friends was there. Oh well - it was so much fun to catch up with everyone.

We did take a group picture on Whit's phone - so here it is in all it's glory.
Back: Kyle, Aaron, Jake, Jessica (Caleb's wife), and Caleb
Middle: Bronson (Whit's husband), Whit, me, Casey, Ayisha, Nancy (plus baby!) and Luke
Front: Katie and Missy
(Janae, her husband Cory, and baby Kynzlie were also there earlier.)
We all look possessed, but it's still kind of great.
Anyway, so Collin is married. (I haven't even mentioned whose reception it was yet, have I?) Yes, Collin and the adorable Alicia. I don't know her very well, but I like her - and I'm excited to get to know her better! They seem great together. And it was so great to see Collin. I'm kind of bummed I didn't get a picture of me, Collin and Aaron together. We were the three amigos in high school/freshman year of college (plus Caleb, when he was in town). Always together doing who knows what! They were the two best friends I could have asked for, and they got me through some rough spots during junior and senior years, and freshman year, too. 
Love them. And here is a visual of Collin. This was at his farewell.

So back to the weekend. The reception was great. Then we went to my mom's and had a sleepover :) Chari loves it when we do that. We slept in a little bit, ate some delicious breakfast, and spent time together. Later that afternoon, after a yummy lunch of rice and curry, we drove up to Nathan and Melanie's. Kyle's dad was in town, so we had a family dinner together. Jess and Alan came over as well, so we had a great time. After we put the kiddos to bed, we watched Atlas Shrugged: Part 1. As you probably know, Atlas Shrugged is one of my favorite books, and I have been looking forward to watching the movie. I really enjoyed, and recommend it! We slept over there that night, and then drove home in the morning in order to go to our own ward for church!

So that was our weekend - and it was a great one!
But we are excited to stay at home this weekend in our little home and get things plus. Plus, we'll be back in less than two weeks for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Being sick is awful.
I haven't been this sick in a long time. Well, now I am feeling much better, but yesterday, and earlier today? Not so much. Think sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, and a head that feels like it's going to explode because of sinus pressure. Not so fun. 

Luckily... I think I'm on the mend. And my sweet Kyle has been great.

Also... Something exciting may be in the works.
Nothing concrete for now, but I'll let you know.
(And no, it does not involve a baby, just fyi.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Our Utah Weekend

We spent the weekend down in Utah, and had a great time! The main reason we went down was because our friend's Tyler and Alishia were getting married! Tyler and Kyle were roommates in summer 2008 at the Riv, then Tyler moved to VP, which is where Kyle ended up moving a year later, so they were in the same ward together again. I of course met Tyler through Kyle. Tyler and Alishia met in their ward at VP, and are perfect for each other! We've become really good friends with them and were so happy to share their special day. 

But first things first,  we drove down to Nate and Mel's Friday night. My Friday afternoon client ended up cancelling so we were able to leave earlier than we expected, so that was nice. We got to Nate and Mel's played with the kids for a while, and then all went to bed. We got up early the next morning, got ready, and drove down to the Mt Timpanogos temple. We were able to go to their sealing (which was performed by her grandpa, so sweet), and then to a delicious luncheon (roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, bread, lemonade, and chocolate cake!). Both of their dad's gave great little speeches, as did the bride and groom.

After the luncheon, we drove down to BYU where we were able to meet up with my mom and see Charity, who was participating in the diCi Day of Dance at BYU. We went to her little performance, and it was really fun.

After that was over we went to Missy's, where Ayisha was painting her room since she is moving in! We got to spend time with Miss, Ish, and then Katie came over too. (Poor Kyle was a great sport!) 
Then, we headed to Tyler and Alishia's reception, which was in the Skyroom in the Wilk.
We saw lots of friends there, our former bishop, my cousin Bri, and had a great time eating crepes and drinking hot chocolate. Mmmm, mmm. 

After the reception we went to Jill and Garyn's (the couple in the above picture, some of our best friends!) where we ate some pizza and just chatted.
And then we drove back up to Nate and Mel's, busy day!

Sunday we spent time with the family, and went to church together.

After church, we went over to Melanie's parents house, ate dinner, and then K and I took off for home.

We had a busy, busy weekend, but we loved.
I, however, and now sick :( I started feeling sick last night, and stayed home this morning with a terrible sore throat, headache and congestion. Hopefully I can start feeling better! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Love Fall

(Both pictures taken on my phone yesterday.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Quick Note

to say I'm glad that Halloween is over, and that it's now November.
to say, "holy cow, it's November already?!"
to say I'm excited to go down to Utah this weekend, to see our good friends Tyler and Alishia get married, and to see our family as well.
to say I love books and reading.
to say I love autumn smells.
to say I love my husband.
to say I'm kind of tired and have a long 5 hours ahead of me still. (Tuesdays are my latest and most exhausting days.)
to say I have been taking the time to notice tender mercies more lately.
to say .... well, happy fall!

Our lovely pumpkin.

Us and the pumpkin - K did most of the work, I supervised eating of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies :)