Washington DC

After our trip to New York, we took the train down to DC for a few days to visit Josh's family. 

We spent most of our time on the military base with Josh's family. The base is right by the Potomac river, so we took some canoes and paddle boards out one day. I'd never been on a paddle board before and it was not as hard to balance as I thought it would be (although Josh did have a bit of a hard time at first, as you can see in the video).

We also were able to snag a few tickets to the new Museum of African American History and Culture. It's been open less than a year, and it's really hard to get tickets. When we got there it was easy to see why there's restricted entry; we've never been to a more crowded museum. The museum was really narrative, starting in the 1400s and going to current day, telling the story of African Americans in America. My favorite part of the museum was the reflection room, which was really peaceful (not crowded) and had lots of great quotes on the wall.

It was such a fun visit, and we're looking forward seeing Josh's family again soon!

Two Years

"Sitting next to you is like taking a sip of eternity.
The sun, the stars, the sky, never tasted so good."
- Christy Ann Martine

As we've been talking about this anniversary coming up, Josh and I have both been saying "It feels so much longer than two years." The fact we've been dating for almost seven years probably contributes to that feeling. But I also think it's because being married to him has come so naturally. I look back and have a hard time remembering what life was like before we were married. Marriage is about so much more than loving someone, it's about sharing your life with them. And I feel like we've had an easy time combining my life and his life into our life. And I love our life. Our life is so good, so happy, and so much easier, especially during the hard times, than my life ever was. 

So to the man who makes me breakfast when I am too lazy to make it for myself, who always wants to buy me presents but never wants to receive any, and who helps me believe in my goodness and my dreams when I am doubting them most, thank you for these amazing two years. 
I love you, Josh Brewer.

Some Saturday Morning Reading

Happy weekend! We just signed on a new apartment, and, I have to admit, I'm pretty excited to use this weekend to sort through all the stuff we've accumulated in the last two years. I hope you've also got something enjoyable planned for your weekend. Here's some of the articles I've loved this week. 

Speaking of renting apartments, I love this list of ways to fall in love with your rental.

I've been needing quick dinner ideas, and I want to try every recipe on this list.

I have a new favorite blog called Indy Blue. She's a 20 year old photographer and I love the way she writes. She's funny and meanginful and entertaining all at once.

New York 2017

A couple weeks ago we went on our annual trip to New York to visit my grandparents. It's something I look forward to every year. This year our trip was a little shorter than normal, because of my internship, but we had a great time while we were there.

The two big events of this trip were the ballet and, as always, the Yankee game. My mom, Josh, and I went to see ABT's Onegin. Before the ballet we had dinner across the street at The Smith, which was a nice restaurant that serves the kind of standard American food, including a lot of good seafood. The ballet itself was a based on a Russian romantic-era book; it was very dramatic and emotional. It was also the principal ballerina's last show with ABT, and it was fun to be there for that. 

The Yankee game was fun as always. The game wasn't that great, the Yankees lost, but the weather was amazing so it was still a nice afternoon.

See you next year, New York!

June Favorites

This month I've got lots of nude lip glosses, and a very interesting pair of pants. 

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara- This is the mascara of my dreams. I am a big fan of feathery, natural looking lashes, and this mascara gives me just that. The only complaint I have with it is that it smudges fairly easily. So don't wear this if there's any risk you'll cry that day.

ColorPop Liquid Lipsticks- I decided I didn't have enough everyday lip colors, so I orded a bunch from ColorPop last month. These three are the winners. The satin ones are my favorites.
Magic wand- This one is satin finish. It's neutral with a little bit of brown to it.
Midi- This is the matte finish. It's just darker than my natural lip.
Little-stitious- This one is just a bit pinker than my natural lip. It's a satin finish.

Wide black trousers- These were something I never thought I'd like; I tried them on a whim, and I've barely worn anything else this month. They're so comfortable and so lightweight, which has been great in the heat.
Gold eye hoop earrings- I love how interesting and how simple these are.

Life on Mars

Shirt: ASOS  Jeans:ASOS  Sneakers:Adidas
If you've never heard Trey Songz's cover of this song, I suggest you click here to listen. It's the perfect song for kind of rough days. And considering today is my first day back at work after vacation, it's safe to say it may be a little rough. 

Life Lately

It's been a fun month around here. The first half of the month was pretty routine, but things have definitely picked up in the last couple weeks. Here's some of the things we've been up to. 

My internship has continued to be a really great experience. Now that I have a slight idea of what I'm doing, I'm able to take on some more assignments so I have been busy! I've mainly been working on the University of Utah's Ambulatory Care Center, but I've also helped with USU's Life Science building, and a remodel of a pharmacy at Primary Children's Hospital. 
These pictures are from a big breakfast Jacobsen threw for all their clients and companies we collaborate with. The theme was Bacon and 80s. 

Isn't Waldo cute? He'll be a year old next month. 

We had a couple of weddings this month. This picture is from Josh's cousin's wedding. It was such a cute reception, and we were able to see quite a few members of Josh's massive family. 

We've been back east visiting family the past few days, which has been such a nice way to wrap up the month. I'll be sure to share more about what we've been up to soon.