time flies dude.

...like, it’s the [end] of july.

when {on earth} did that happen?

past little while in a blog-shell=

*baby livy is now a madly-skilled roller-over-er.

*i completed another project for banner baywood medical center.

{a baby board for the women’s labor & delivery unit.}

*our dad/man has been working like a dog.

60+ hours a week in the most random-of-combination of shifts ever.

*cutest chloe completed 2 rounds of swim lessons & was obsessed.

RIP taylor pool.

*i successfully turned 26 years of age.

*...and we’re currently busy moving all of our junk & storing it in a tetris-like-manner in dixon-suite-#5’s closet…because a new & delightful non-furnished renter is about to move into our gilbert home. [we feel tremendously blessed.]


{unfortunately} this post contains nearly every picture we’ve taken this summer….

i know: pathetic, huh?!

so...more soon.

*i just need some new blog material.


finding my mojo

i have pretty much felt like this chick lately.

just put an over sized mesa high t-shirt on her & yep!
that's me.

don't worry though:
i'm {determined} to find my seriously missing mojo.

it's hidden deep.
but i know she's there!

{my mojo} randomly gets lost sometimes,
and i just hafta re-eval & send out a
search party.

here are a few goals/ideas i have come up with
to assist me in my mojo-locating efforts.

1. back to basics!
read my scriptures & say my prayers every day, no matter what.
KNOW this is the best thing i can do for myself.

2. accept my limitations!
prioritize & realize i might
only get one thing done
per day & that's okay, happy, & good.

3. shower!
start for reals working on the 24/7 lounge-wear/no-makeup look i've been sporting for the past, er, year or so. *it's just not good for the confidence, ya know?

4. embrace my role as mommy!
aka: work when the babies are sleeping, and play when they are awake.

5. sweat!
release stress through exercise instead of non-productive things like complaining, venting, crying a river, or gossiping my life away.

6. look!...
for the joy, fun, color, tender mercies, inspiration, & the Lord's constant hand in my life
& share it.

7. dismiss negative thoughts.


my spunky self who has a unique style & passion for life will be back shortly.
{just you wait & see.}


"everyone has valleys in life, when your spark has waned a bit, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to love your calling. your love is probably still there, somewhere. do what you can to find it, instead of running your batteries on obligation. everyone in your family will thank you."
-simple mom.net



best i've seen in a long, long time.

loved it.


here's proof...

...that i did [infact]
clean, dust, & vacuum
dixon-suite #5 today.

*all three of those things
{rarely} happen
all in one afternoon.

but i must say:
i dig when they do.

{happy weekend!}


first name basis

chloe calls her daddy
myron sometimes.

{and it cracks me up.}



the mustache is gone.

{and so is another month of scrap it simple.}

happy july everyone!