Lately

Lately

This is one of my favorite corners in Park Slope, it screams Brooklyn. It’s been a while since I’ve done a life update so I felt it was time. Especially because we’ve been so busy. I love summer. My birthday is at the beginning of summer and I always feel like it’s the perfect kick off. You can see more from my birthday by seeing some of my previous posts. I think it was my favorite birthday ever so if you want to see the happiest I think I’ve ever been… check out that post.

 

 

 

This is from a concert, Lake Street Dive, we saw with friends. Brooklyn is always fun, never boring.  

 

I went to The MET with some girlfriends and did you know there is a rooftop? I’ve heard rumors of the amazing roof top so I’m glad we went up and checked it out. #views4dayz  Also, really great spot to hang out and catch up with great friends.

 

From that one time I did something cultured.

NYC recently launched a ferry route and there’s a ferry that runs from Sunset Park to Rockaway Beach… it only takes 50 minutes and you’re on a boat. So duh! Kenzie (pictured above) and I obviously wanted to try it out. Unfortunately, the ferry was AT CAPACITY!! We were so bummed, I may have even made a really insensitive refugee joke about it. By the time we made it to the beach (5 HOURS LATER!) we were feeling pretty defeated. However, it ended up being worth it. The sun and sand are always worth the wait.

Something I love about living here is having visitors. Amanda is a great friend from High School and she travels to NYC for work every once in a while and she always stops by to see me when she’s here. And every time I love it. She’s inspiring and uplifting and just the slice of heaven I need in this crazy city.

Some of you may know, I’ve been called to serve in the Young Womens in my Brooklyn Ward (for you non mormon readers; let me translate – Mormons meet in congregations called ‘wards’ in each ward, each member is given a ‘calling’. My calling is in the Young Womens which is just a fancy name for youth (12-18 yo) of the female gender).

Anyways, in our young womens it’s often challenging to get our youth together for activities because they live all over Brooklyn and they have crazy busy schedules. So sometimes we have to draw in our girls! (pictured above ;)) We went to the New York Philharmonic and it was a really great experience bonding over great music.

 

As always, NYCFC games

On the 4th of July we saw Yankee Stadium in a new light… we actually saw a baseball game. It was a blast!

That time Dallin reached enlightenment.

 

The next bit of photos are from our trip to Salt Lake. My best friend, Sara Evans got married!!! It was such a great celebration and I’m glad we got to spend some time with family and friends.

My MIL has the best artwork.
My FIL , Verl Greenhalgh, is running for Mayor of Murray!! Vote 4 Verl!

 

The Bride!!

We saw the RSL x Man U game!

 

 

 

My niece is a freak and I love her.

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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!!

Route 66 Road Trip

Route 66 Road Trip

Sometimes you just need a little family time.. so you book a flight home with almost little to no notice to your job (or husband)!! **Thanks Commodity!!

I flew into Salt Lake, got in the car with my mom and sister and drove 8 hours across the desert to my grandparents home in Golden Valley, Arizona. I loved going to see my grandparents as a kid but always was a little hesitant because I felt like THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN THIS TINY TOWN!! Now I want to run there every weekend because THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN THAT TINY TOWN!! It’s so relaxing and you get real creative with your activities.

This trip we went into Kingman, visited family members and ate at the most adorable 50’s themed restaurant, Mr D’s!

We visited the cutest town along old Route 66, Oatman! I’ve been here a few times before to feed the donkeys and explore the little shops and restaurants. This time was a little different because it was Bike Week so the little town was as crowded as Times Square!!

One evening after putting the old folks to bed, Melanie and I drove into Laughlin to go hit up the casino’s because she’s finally legal! However, we ended up in the arcade – we had a blast. The next day we decided to hit up the beach because it was such a nice day.

Video below is a highlight reel – it’s not my best work. I was too busy enjoying my family time to worry about my camera. I love them all so much! I’m really happy I get to live this life with them.

Photos to come. Stay tuned 😉