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I’m now a quarter of a century old!!! My mom and sister came to New York to help me celebrate and it was amazing. Below are some photos from the weekend.

Jeff Koons inflated ballerina at 30 Rock! If you’re in NYC go see this!

When Dallin and I started talking about moving to New York my mom couldn’t stop talking about how she was dying to visit Coney Island. So we made her dreams come true with a 2 night stay in Coney Island!

Nathans Famous 🙂

The art walls

Luna Park is the theme park located on the board walk at Coney Island! It’s so fun and makes for some GREAT people watching!

  

I love them!

On Saturday we went to the NYCFC game! I mixed up the kickoff time so we we’re pretty late but we made the most of it. Annnnd they won! 2-1 🙂 My crush on Jack Harrison keeps growing each game.

Canal Street Market

Brooklyn Bridge
Dallin got me a little camera for my birthday – one of my favorite gifts to date. We’ve had so much fun playing with it!
I miss them already!!

 

It was a great weekend and I’m sad it had to end! COME BACK!! Counting down the days until we get to play and laugh again!! Also – how badass is Tracy? She is fearless and challenges me to be the same in every way – she’s the only reason I was able to hop on the Slingshot ride!! Thanks for coming to see me.

Lately

Lately

Life has been pretty busy lately! Wanted to share some {iPhone} pics from the last few months!

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Union Square has the best farmers market. Sorry Prospect Park!!

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In March our good friends Mikey and Emi came from SLC to hang out with us!! We had so much fun playing tourist for the week!!

We went to a Mets game, saw Madison Square Garden, played at Chelsea Market and enjoyed some serious sunshine. WE MISS YOU MIKEY AND EMI!! COME BACK!

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April was our next set of visitors!! My cousin Kourtney and her BF crashed Brooklyn.

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I got to escort this cute thang to church a few Sundays ago and there’s something about babies on the Subway that make my heart melt
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Don’t know how this photo was snapped but I think it looks fab
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The Chrysler Building is over there somewhere

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Canal Street Market is coming along nicely! So excited for the food court.

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Andrea was our next visitor!! It was quick trip but we had a blast touring the rainy city. She even braved the Subway all by herself while I was at work. I was so proud!

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Milk Bar in Prospect Heights is goooood!!
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We love you NYCFC

 

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We finally saw Waitress the Musical. To read more about our crazy experience see this post.

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Our next visitors!! My bestie Kate and her husband Colton stayed with us and it was a blast! I’ve missed her so much. Not seeing her everyday has been rough #becauseofjamberry
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I love her
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Brooklyn Bridge is a must for all my tourists
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My first time on the Staten Island Ferry at night was amazing!! I think I like it more than in the daylight.

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Commodity was nominated for an award at the CEW Beauty Awards!! It was a great event and my date was pretty cute too.

I have a pretty great life! I love you NYC!!

WAITRESS

WAITRESS

Dallin and I have officially lived in Brooklyn for a year now!! I can’t believe how much this place feels like home, we fit here.

Since the day we arrived in Brooklyn I have been begging Dallin to take me to see Waitress. To celebrate our Brooklyn anniversary (or maybe just to get me off his back) he finally got us tickets to see mah gurl Sara B slay in her musical.

We got to the show around 7:00pm and I was getting butterflies I was so excited. The ticket man scanned our tickets and his scanner beeped RED, RED!! My heart sank as he told us our tickets were for the 2pm show, not the 7:30pm show. I think he saw my eyes welling with tears because he quickly smiled and told us to go around to the ticket booth and ask for the house manager to see if their was anything she could do for us.

We ran around to the booth and told the house manager our sob story. She was really empathetic and told us to wait around the corner, although there was no guarantee we’d get in. 7:20pm hit and we were feeling pretty defeated as we watched couples and friends take their seats.

I was staring at the ground trying not to show my disappointment so Dallin wouldn’t feel any worse than he already did. I looked up and saw Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitch from Modern Family) standing right in front of me. Dallin was staring down at the tickets kicking himself for ordering the wrong ones so I was punching his arm trying to get him to look in Jesse’s direction. Jesse yelled to the manager ‘Tickets for Ferguson please” She stoically replied “Mr Ferguson, we saw you coming. Please allow me to accompany you to your seats” (people talk to you like that when you’re famous). In my mind I thought – Rich Bitches get EVERYTHING!!!

I was pretty green with jealous rage as it was 7:28pm and we were still waiting for the house manager to pull some puppet strings and grant us our miracle tickets. Dallin apologized to me profusely and accepted defeat by pulling up tickets to Friday nights show on his phone. (He loves me!!)

The manager yelled from her booth “Get up here, we can make this work!” I ran to the window and then scolded myself for seeming so uncool, KEEP YOUR SHIT TOGETHER MEGAN!! She showed us where we would be sitting on the little diagram and I tried to keep in my celebratory shouts by biting my lip. We were on the orchestra level 11 rows from the stage, in the handicapped seats but that part doesn’t matter. As we sat down I smooched Dallin and thanked him for this blessed screw up he made. We could see the back of Jesse’s head from these seats – I guess even not rich people get what they want!!

We took our handicapped seats, the curtains were drawn and I tried not to cry through the entire musical. Thank you Dallin! Thank you for making me feel beautiful, smart and loved every single day. I love you! I love our life! and I love Sara Bareilles.

 

2016: the worst/best

2016

January:

We celebrated Dallin’s 27th Birthday with friends at our favorite – David’s Kitchen

I had the opportunity to walk through the new Provo Temple open house. It was beautiful!

Carlie Loyd was named Player of the Year!

February:

Jamberry launched some new product babies and I got to get up on stage with one of my all time favorite people to announce them. V Steve Jobs of us! #girlbossmoment

My grandparents celebrated 56 years since their first date on Valentines day.

I went to St George with my parents over President’s Day weekend. We saw Deadpool – no one warned me!! Not a movie you want to watch with your parents.

March:

My cousin Keara returned from her Mission in South Korea. You can see a video from her return {here}.

I went on an amazing girls trip to Laguna Beach with my MAMS.

April:

Oh! I MOVED TO BROOKLYN!!

May:

I fell in love with Brooklyn

I ate NYC Pizza everyday because I could

Dallin started a new job

June:

I celebrated my 24th Birthday… alone, in LA. #thanksjamberry

I ran into Bernie Sanders, Fred Armisen, John Stamos and Paula Abdul while participating in an event for Jamberry.

I spent some time in Utah (couldn’t keep away for too long). While I was there I was able to listen to my Grandma Lena receive her patriarchal blessing. One of the most profound experiences of my life. She died later that month which made this experience even more special.

July:

Spent 4th of July weekend in Colorado for our new niece, Coco’s blessing day. I love being an aunt. You can see a video from our trip {here}

I started a new job, I love it! #girlbossmoment

We spent a weekend on the north shore of Long Island with some friends. I love living so close to the beach.

August:

I spent a week in Florida for Jamberry (I couldn’t let go of them either). It was a great way to end my time there. I love the Jamberry team. They kick started my career and my confidence *you know who you are! #girlbossmoment #becauseofjamberry

We visited Coney Island for the first time and Dallin finally got to try Nathan’s!

September:

We went to Washington DC! See a video from that trip {here}

We said goodbye to Oscar, our family Bulldog. He was the sweetest, ugliest, most adorable puppy and we miss him.

I went through a friend breakup/reevaluation and it was really hard.

We have season tickets to NYCFC games!! Watch a fun video from a game {here}

October:

We welcomed our baby nephew, Remy, to the world. See pic {here}.

Dallin and I celebrated 4 years of marriage

I attended a networking workshop at Refinery29 which made me feel like ‘I made it’! This big city is mine for the taking! #girlbossmoment

November:

My parents came to visit!!!! You can see pics from their visit here

Witnessed the most depressing election of my lifetime. I feel like America finally let me believe that anything is possible and then gut punched me back into reality. I’m over it now. I’ll keep fighting for equality, religious freedom, freedom of speech and of the press, and for women’s jeans that actually have pockets!

To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world. – Hillz

I went to Toronto for Commodity to tour the coolest manufacturing facility of my life. I also was able to attend an event at Hearst tower for Commodity, another ‘I made it’ moment. #girlbossmoment

December:

This season in NYC is unlike any other. You can see pics from our festivities {here}

Commodity launched a new line of premium fragrances – so yummy! #girlbossmoment

And… I’m ending this worst/best year on the highest note possible… I get to see my sister in 4 days. We are going to pick her up in the DR. I am so excited I’ve had a tummy ache for weeks. I’m sure there will blog posts of the trip so stay tuned.

 

 

This year was the hardest and most rewarding year of my life. I’m really excited for 2017! I can’t wait for Donald to be impeached 😉 All jokes aside, I’m not joking (sorry grandpa), I am so hopeful for 2017.

I’ve decided not to set any New Years Resolutions this year because they always set me up to fail. However, I will be using this {goal planner} (Yes, this is a shameless plug for my friend Amanda’s new business #girlbossmoment).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!!

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xoxo