Saturday, April 14, 2012

this is a cool video
does anyone want to pay me to make it count and travel the world and make a video? no? 

we also found our new favorite quote from this youtube from the no other by Gandhi himself 
"Actions Expresses Priorities"
 (dad I thought you'd like that)

Sunday, March 25, 2012


We got back from India less than a week ago
and we had such an amazing experience.
We worked at a school and a leprosy colony for a week and then traveled to Delhi and Agra to see the Taj Mahal before we left.

Here is a video I quickly put together.
I need to make blog posts of the days soon so I don't forget some things
Hope you enjoy it

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We are going to...

Worst blogger award goes to ---me

but we are really excited because we are going to India for 10 days in March over Spring Break.

(we already have our plane tickets set and working on our visas right now)

Dane and I are going through the U but working with the Rising Star Outreach program that is over there in Chennai (on the lower east side). We will work there for the week and then fly up to New Delhi for a cultural tour around there and take (i hear a very very long ride through traffic) to Agra where the Taj Mahal is located.

I am so excited but also very nervous. I'm nervous for the long plane ride from Dallas to Dubai (14 1/2 hours) that is a long time for me to be sitting in one spot--hopefully no turbulence or else I won't relax for 14 hours. 

Any tips or advice I would love to hear !

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Coat

I have been the worst blogger lately.
Between school and work I just forget to blog :)
but! this is my last semester going to actual classes-- yay!
I will do better
until finals are over check out this video
It gives a great message about charity-- especially around the holiday season
the animation and music is wonderful

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Someone had a Birthday!

Dane had a birthday this past weekend
he turned 25! 
To celebrate we flew down to California for a quick weekend to go to the UTAH vs USC football game
I was sick this whole weekend and I felt so bad that it was around his birthday
We will just continue to celebrate his birthday so I can make it up to him.
We went to the game with Bret and there were so many people there. Not just USC fans but there was a lot of fans there for the U.
Dane loved it and had a great time which makes me happy
we started the day by getting up at 430 AM (yikes) and my mom made him a birthday breakfast

we left with bret to head to the game and walked around the school and the guys picked up bacon-wrapped hotdogs

The game was a heartbreaker but we still had a good time

happy birthday to dane you are the best husband and my best friend
i love you!

hodads and the zoo

When we visited my family a while ago (in august) Dane and I headed down to San Diego and walked aronnd the San Diego Zoo
After we stopped off at Hodads that Brooke and Bret recommended to us.. amazing! the food was delicious-- we need to go back

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

last few weeks of summer in pictures

Dane was in summer school and before the fall semester started we had 2 weeks off of school and I am switching jobs.
We went up to Swan Valley with my family and stayed with the Olsen's.
It was a lot of fun and the guys did a lot of fly fishing. 
Before we headed to Idaho for 4 days my family stopped in Salt Lake and we hung out downtown for a few days.
in Idaho the girls (mom, faye, tess and karina) went to Jackson Hole for the day and took this old time photo.

After Idaho we drove back home with my family to spend the last week of our vacation at the beach and hanging out with my fam.
We had a lot of fun.
Brooke wasn't too excited about the jersey we got for Charlee that Bret will put her in for game days. 

dane did a ton of surfing that week

one of the days we went down to the San Diego Zoo and then after Bret and Brooke told us about this place called Hodad's and it was awesome! the shake was heaven and the onion rings are 2nd to Bubbas in Kauai and the Burger was huge! we spit one-- we loved it, doesn't it look so good?

the rest of the time we spent with my family or at the beach

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Books. Barnes and Noble

I ran over to Barnes and Noble to pick this book up so I can read it before I go to see the movie.
I didn't realize it comes out very soon!

While I was there I looked through these leatherbound classic books
they are so pretty and have that classic look to them
I would love to have the collection even though I have not read most of them.. if I get them it will help push me to read them right?
don't they just look cool?

however i think my favorites are the clothbound penguin classics

these are so pretty especially the penguin classics for children...
these feel so whimsical compared to the B&N classic leatherbound look

(i think the peterpan one is my favorite cover)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I know pioneer day was over a week ago
(its been a crazy week remember)
but here is the only picture from Pioneer day...

Jaci and I wanted to get together with our friends in the ward and do a BBQ
the thing is when you are newly married and going to school.. most of our apartments have a maximum capacity of 3 people. Entertaining in our apartments can be a little tight.
Luckily Sean (danes little brother) was off to california for being awesome in football which left the Barton Residence open for a last minute BBQ and setting off some fireworks.
We cooked up some burgers and hot dogs and the guys all chatted while us girls laughed and talked about everything. I had a blast with these couples.
we really do have the best people in our ward.
These guys make me laugh I had so much fun.

Thanks Dane for going along with this idea
and thanks Jaci for helping me get everyone together super last minute!

Friday, July 29, 2011

it has been a crazy week

This week has been absolutely nuts!
I will update as soon as the craziness passes over

in the mean time here are a few things I have liked lately found via pinterest 


 lantern festival in Thailand

way cool!

love the colorful outfit

this makes me laugh.. its sad but you can't help but laugh

so cool! lucky guy

 i cried when i read the last book over again

i want to make this soon
i would love to receive mail like this