Tuesday, January 1, 2013

fresh beginnings.

dear faithful readers,

to start off 2013 - we have decided to put together a brand new blog. 
mostly because this cute girl gave me a perfect new title - but also because it can be our blog.. instead of just mine.

take a gander.
follow along.

whatever suits you best :)


Monday, October 22, 2012


are you ready to be blown away with how cute the latest pinterest project turned out??
meet my new favorite halloween friends:

cute right?
 it was so fun and easy making these pieces of wood come to life.
and now they are bringing the halloween spirit alive at grandma's house :)


i think damon and stefan would like my vampire, don't you think? ;)

*idea found here and here.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

san fran: part two.


i don't know what it is about san francisco but - it's magical... wouldn't you agree?? 
hoping to plan another trip soon and take mr. blackham along for the fun.
and maybe splash in the puddles a little more :)

*happy weekend friends!*

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

san fran: part one.


this past weekend i visited cami (one and only sister) and her adorable little family in san fran. 
it was so fun (and much needed) to get away from my busy schedule and squeeze
some brand new baby cheeks!

- more to come. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

general conference.

i love this time of year. with the beginning of leaves falling and the slight chill in the air. i love the promise of fall and being so close to thanksgiving and christmas. i love finally pulling my sweaters out of the closet and turning the heater on in my car.

and i love being able to once again listen to a living prophet remind us of Heavenly Father's love for us.
i love general conference.

but i'm not going to lie to you - i haven't always loved it the way i should have. not that long ago, i didn't prepare for it. i woke up five minutes before it started and listened, but didn't let it sink in.

but this time was different. 
this time i really tried to let the words spoken sink deep. i did my best at making a renewed commitment to become better and do better. i know i didn't do my very best at listening and concentrating the whole time, but it felt good just to try! i love that we have a modern prophet and apostles who speak the will of God. i love knowing that we are being taken care of by a loving Father in Heaven.

i know this! and i love it :)

favorite talk? it's tough to pick my one favorite - so instead, here is my favorite from the general relief society broadcast. (missed it? go here and read all about it!) this talk was the best reminder for why we have visiting teaching.

have even more time?
watch this short message - gave me chills.

what was your favorite?? i would love to hear :)
happy monday!

Monday, September 17, 2012

oh hello!

glad you are still around. i realize i haven't posted much lately, but i gotta say - life is just too busy to blog. 
yes, i said it. 
too busy to blog.

for awhile there, i think i would have blogged before more important things. 
like homework.
or cooking.
or spending precious time with mr. blackham.

but i'm determined to get my priorities more in line.
actually get stuff done.
and then reward myself with those things i don't necessarily need to do.
like watching a favorite tv show.
or catching up on pinterest.
or blogging.

it's hard, but i'm determined. 
and when i'm determined - you better believe it happens :) 

but i do sincerely hope all is well in your world. 
maybe one of these days i'll have time to read all about it!


(taken during class... when i should have been listening. oops!)

oh, and i had to show off my new favorite kohls sale outfit. 
being a secretary definitely requires nice new things like this ;)

Monday, September 10, 2012

president dad.

my father-in-law got released this weekend from being stake president. after nine-and-a-half years of sunday meetings, i think the family (especially those grandboys) are beyond ecstatic to get more time with him!

i can not begin to express my love for these in-laws of mine. 
so lucky to have their examples in our life and marriage.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

a good laugh...

*hoping this brightens your wednesday friends! 
it sure brightens mine :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

i'm a workin' fool.

i have the best job ever. i wake up excited to go in, and leave exhausted - but smiling. 

basically my day consists of:
* filing documents
* answering the phone 
* making cool decorations for the halls
* listening to teacher/parent complaints (and gossip)
* fixing skinned knees with band-aids
* smiling at the adorable first graders
* scolding the kind of cute sixth graders
and my favorite part...
*  laminating

seriously? could it get any better than that?
maybe i'm speaking too soon, but i think i've found my career.
 (just kidding. nobody could live off this income forever! if only schools got more funding...)

anyway, do you like free stuff? do you like pearls? if yes, go here!
aaanndddd if you like food plus free stuff, go here!

both blogs are written by my cute sarah. 
all i'm sayin' is, if you like my blog - you'll love hers :)

happy wednesday friends!

oh, and here's a cute picture of my dog. 
that face will make any wednesday better!