Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New Blog Address!

The blogging has moved!

Please visit my new blog HERE

Friday, December 04, 2009


Brandon and I have some very exciting news to share.. nope, not pregnant, but we are

As of last week Brandon has accepted a HUGE promotion at his job, and I am so proud!

This January we will be moving our little "so cal" selves out to Minneapolis Minnesota!

It will be such a fun adventure for us, and we are thrilled.

We would love if you would pray for us...

To find a place to live! We are traveling out this weekend to "Scout out a place."
For peace of mind... that the transition is smooth, easy and fun!
For our marriage... that it would be strengthened by this move!

We love you all, it's not a permanent move, we will be back in a couple of years! {Mom <3}>

Sunday, November 29, 2009

San Fran Trip!

Brandon and I took a little getaway to San Fran this past weekend, and we had so much fun!
It was chilly and "fall-like" and wonderful.
we shopped.
we ate.
we slept.
we ate.
we walked.
we toured.
It was glorious.
Boat ride to Alcatraz, my favorite part of the trip!

Tour time
It was a little creepy.
On one of our walks we discovered the exploratorium...it was beautiful!
We took a taxi across the bridge, here is our one shot of it :)
Sausolito was charming and gorgeous.
Milkshakes at Mels!
Such a fun trip!
I can't wait to go back...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So much to be thankful for...

I have so much to be thankful for this year!

My caring, loving, adventuresome, hilarious husband

A loving, supportive and wonderful family

So many hilarious and fun friends

Living in a beautiful Country where I am free to Worship the God I love

{ Looking forward to a delicious meal tomorrow with all my family! }

...Happy Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


After the pumpkin patch, we brought home our pumpkins and in
Hunt Tradition, we carved them at the pool!
Since it was 90 degrees in October, we went in the pool after!

Monday, November 02, 2009

The stars were out!

For Halloween this year our friends Mike & Macy threw a "Famous Hollywood Couples" Party
and it was so fun!
Macy made the most delicious food, and everyone had an awesome time.
Brandon and I were Juno and Bleaker
I made some Hollywood Cupcakes for the event...
Macy's tablescape was to die for, everything was so delicious!
The Ladies..... The Men...
We were able to celebrate both Mike and Allisons birthdays
since they were so close to Halloween!
SO many Photogs!

The night ended with a round of " The Brandon" - the classic dance moves.
The couples were so clever, we had...
Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas
Marilyn Monroe and JFK
Katy Perry and Russell Brandt
Prince Charmind and Snow White
Fred and Wilma Flinstone
Juno and Bleaker
Sandy and Danny from Grease

It was a really fun night!

Pumpkins Galore!

Brandon and I took a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect Halloween Pumpkins.

Brandon wanted this one... but it was too big.
So we found these, which were perfect!
It got chilly, so B found his sweater.
Then threw his pumpkin into the air to see how high it could get.
It was so fun! I love the pumpkin patch!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Pies were a success!

The pies were a smashing success!

I had an apple crumb, Amanda "Aunt Smooch" had lattice...
JAKS Thursday dinner group!
I am already trying to think of another event to make tiny pies for!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tiny Pies!

I found a recipe for a pie in a mason jar the other day, and it was love at first sight.
I was in charge of dessert for this Thursday's girls dinner, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity.
Here is the beginning... all the yummy ingredients.
Looks a little complicated... it's not.
I went a little nutty and latticed two of the pies. They were adorable.
Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced, tossed with some sugar flour and cinnamon.
Mixin it all together....
Lining the jar with the crust
Success! Two latticed, two cinnamon crumb

All done! Now to freeze them until Thursday night where they will be baked to perfection...
Yikes, messy!

The recipe was found on www.ourbestbites.com under pie in a jar... so fun!

Part two will come Friday, the baked pies!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I read a lot of blogs.

It's not a secret.

I have been married 112 days yet I still subscribe to just about 100 wedding blogs.
( Don't judge me)

One of my favorites is a site called Green Wedding Shoes.

It is FULL of awesome and totally unique wedding ideas.

To my surprise, one of mine and Brandon's engagement pictures was featured back in February!

I was so excited to see it! (Thanks to a little hint from my friend Sher...)

Anyway... if you want to see, here is the link.

See if you can spot us.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend Update

Last weekend was so fun!
Saturday I had class in the morning ( Ok.. not so fun)
Then I drove over to Mama & Papa's house and met up with Courtney and my Mama ( so fun)

We went and saw Julie and Julia... which I HIGHLY recommend.
We all loved it, but we were starving after
watching 2 hours of people make and eat delicious food.

We ate at the district and then shopped around for a while.
The day was completed at HomeGoods, which is a Shannon Woman favorite.
I found an incredible gift for Grandma
( if you are reading this Grandma.. get excited.)
Mom found a traveling salad holder.
Courtney fell in love with a jacket, then hid it from herself to save some money :)

Sunday Brandon and I went church, then headed over to the Shannon house for some delicious homemade chicken pot pie and we cheered the Angels on to victory!!

We finished the day with the Hunt family welcoming Lauren home from back surgery and
watching 101 Dalmatians.
Brandon played (and dominated) at wii golf against Grandpa & Dad

A delicious and fun dinner party ensued at the Boyd household after golf,
the boys won catch phrase this time, but not by much.
(Josh, your clue for bagel...for real?)

All in all.. great weekend.

Monday, October 12, 2009

oh weather, you rule right now.

66° | 55°
71° | 58°
70° | 57°
Partly Cloudy
80° | 59°