Tuesday, December 20, 2011


So here's another awkward attempt at an outfit post. I wouldn't call it a fashion post. That would be giving it much to much credit. But hold on clothing haters, there's more!

Clint snapped a picture walking down from our apartment. We're still perfecting the whole "in focus" thing.
It's really awkward to get pictures of yourself taken when it takes 4.7 minutes to get the settings on the camera ready.
Secret I probably shouldn't tell you: when my hair is up, it's dirty.
Ah, headless pictures are much less awkward.

So what's been up with all you guys lately? Do you realize it's less than 5 days until Christmas?! Good thing I started my Christmas shopping before Halloween....!

When Clint and I got out of school I thought we were going to have loads of time. Little did I know! We've had so many projects around the house to do, family obligations, cleaning, applying for jobs, projects, etc,etc,etc. Clint and I have been really blessed to have a calling in our church to allow us to serve over the holidays. We've gotten the assignment to wrap, shop, and deliver Christmas to 13 families! 13! Just me and him! I went shopping today for some food and people probably thought I thought the world was ending tomorrow. It really has been great though. It's pushed us even more to remember the reason for the season.

Then, of course, I got to thinking. Why does serving others make us so happy? First, I think it's that we're serving another son or daughter of God. They're our family. We're in this together. And we know that's what Christ would be doing. Also, I think it's because of when we serve, we're able to feel that pure love (charity) for that person, and in turn feel of the Savior's love for us. It's a wonderful thing!

In other news, I am so so so so so excited to share our first Christmas married!! Have I told you lately that being married is the best? It's pretty much my favorite hobby. I'm also grateful to have a husband who is a piece of cake to buy for! Anyone else feel like their dad is the hardest person to find presents for in the whole entire galaxy? I usually spend about a month or more looking for a present, and when I can't find one give in at the last minute and buy a giftcard. I'm a lame daughter!

Oh guess what! After finals I finally gave in and logged into pinterest! Isn't that fancy shmancy? I don't really know how it works. I'm 107 years old when it comes to technology knowledge. View my account here!

I don't know how to share the images but here's some awesome quotes I found!

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one the gets burned. -buddha

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain- unknown

You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it. unknown

Do not reward yourself with food, you are not a dog.

Okay now let's go ahead and check out how amazingly handsome my husband is holding a baby:

I know. I totally win at life.


Gentri said...

Isn't pinterest great?! Love. :)
You look super cute! Love that belt! And what a fun Christmas you two will have. 13 families is a lot.

LeAhnna said...

Totally followed your pinterest! :)

Purposely at Home said...

FYI, i am LOVIN' your outfit posts! you are such a cutie! and congrats on staying in touch with the 21st century by getting a pinterest account....because i don't have one....;)

LeAhnna said...

Totally just added you on facebook too...I'm just creepin' today! haha

Nicole said...

we have those problems with taking outfit pics too. :) such is life.


Sara Shoemaker said...

love your outfit posts! that belt is such a great staple for so many outfits. you are so cute! and that last picture of your hubby with that baby is precious!!! is somebody baby hungry...? ;)

The House of Shoes

jennifer blair said...

That is such a cute outfit! I love that teal color on you! Pinterest....love...

Merry almost Christmas!

hope Andersen said...

I always get excited when I see a new post from you :)

btdubs, if you right-click on your pinterest picture, hit 'copy URL' and then use that when uploading on blogger, you can get pictures from pinterest. You just have to switch off of uploading from your computer to upload 'from URL'.
Yay internets.

jordan elizabeth. said...

i love colored tights

[and the fact that you too indeed wear your hair up when it's dirty. that's how my coworkers know i haven't washed mine. awesome]


Bethany G said...

Cute outfit!! Hope your Christmas is wonderful, girl! It's so much fun being married on Christmas :)

Dawniepants said...

This is such a cute look! I love your tights

Mrs. Pancakes said...

the boots are super cute...

Shalyn said...

Love your outfit- the different colors are so fun! And I love what you said about service, I completely agree!

Shane Prather said...

What a precious baby :) Suits him well.

xo Shane

Brittney - The Luycx's said...

I love the outfit! This makes me lol because I tried doing one outfit post & felt completely awkward...good to know I'm not the only one!