Monday, September 30, 2013

|| Glowing ||

For fun last night, during our Sunday walk, we decided to spice things up. Brett had bought these glows sticks to play around with while camping but it ended up being a lot colder than expected so instead we whipped them out yesterday. It was so much fun! He thinks of the greatest stuff to do all the time! He even makes Sunday walks exciting!

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

|| Glamping Fall 2013 ||

{Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains.}

As Brett and I made the 2 hour drive to our campsite this weekend I told Brett that I thought of myself more as a glamper than a camper. After explaining just what glamping was Brett agreed with my thinking. I mean don't get me wrong I love a lot of things about camping like going into nature, the occasional hike, I don't freak out if there are bugs, I enjoy wearing sweats and hoodies all day, and who doesn't love a good roasted mallow? The only things I don't love about camping is the sleeping and no showering. I hate being cold when I sleep but that's normal right? I also cannot go longer than about 30-31 hours without showering before my hair is the greasiest nastiest thing you have ever seen. So for those two reasons I really like the thought of camping in a motorhome/trailer. BUT since we don't have one of those we tented it up! 

I hadn't been camping since May Long 2008, I believe, so I was overdue for a good old fashion camping experience! We loaded up our car with every single blanket we owned, our tent, our queen size air mattress, and a cooler full of treats! Also before we left Brett made a comment on how little I was bringing. I was pretty proud of myself for not overpacking like I usually do and for only bringing one backpack! I figured we were camping in Arizona and it's a million degrees here everyday and that I shouldn't need to much stuff! I was so naive. Brett even said to me "You know it might get below freezing right? You packed enough stuff right?" Figuring he must be exaggerating I said I was prepared and off we went!

 dang he's handsome

I love this picture because it's so Brett. He whistles all the time! I know Brett is home from School before he opens the door because I can usually hear him whistling from the stairs! I love it. 

We got a little into our conversation at one point and realized we had missed a turn. So we flipped around and thought we were headed the right way until we came across this...

But don't worry we figured it out and managed to make it to the campsite. Okay fine we did get lost one more time but it wasn't our fault. The map said to go 17miles and turn right but turns out it was only 7 miles. I do take full blame in our extra miles of travel since I was the navigator... whoops. 

Anyway we finally made it to the campsite and it was freezing. The second I stepped out of the car I knew I was in trouble. It was just 12C and it was getting dark. We used our headlights to quickly set up our tent {that my parents got Brett for his bday} and then I put on every layer of clothing I had brought with me. I tried not to complain since my smart husband and tried to warn me and I didn't want the "I told you so" speech. Once I was layered up and by the fire I was good to go! We had made tinfoil dinners at home so we popped those in the fire and just hung out with our ward! It was such a fun night. We sang songs, visited, laughed, and drank hot chocolate. It was so nice to get to know so many more people from our ward and we are so glad we went. 

The tent all set up the following morning

The night wrapped up for us around 10:30 so we headed to bed! We made sure to pack earplugs because we knew there was going to be a lot of babies coming on this trip and thought they might help us out. It was so sad to hear all the poor babies crying all night long. Even through our earplugs we could hear them. Poor things, it was so cold out. So between the poor crying babies and the freezing weather we didn't get much sleep! Around 5:30am some of the campers decided to get up and so the noise level went down. Also the sun was up and things were warming up. We then fell asleep and woke up around 10:00am. When we emerged from our tent almost everyone had left already. At church today we had a few couples come up to us and comment on how early we must have left on Saturday since they left at 8 and didn't see us. A little embarrassing to explain that oh no we didn't leave until around 12:00pm since we didn't get up until 10:00am. What can we say, we are trying to live up the having no kids thing for as long as we can! We did still feel pretty sleepy though!!

After we got some breakfast we decided to go on a little walk and take some pictures! Almost all of these photos Brett took! He has been learning how to use my camera and he is getting gooood! Good enough that I may be using him as a second shooter someday! I love that I can talk "photographer" to him. To bad for him but I don't ever see us talking "dentist". Sorry honey. 

We had such a great time and are so grateful to have had the opportunity to go on this trip. Brett didn't have any big test coming up so he could go and we had the supplies due to our parents generosity! We are lucky and we know it. We can't wait to go again and already have a few trips planned for the future! This time I will be sure to dress a little warmer! Oh and just so you know I was actually there....

Oh you want to see a close up of my super fashionable socks + shoe combo? Okay fine here you go. {I did bring my favourite steve madden "hiking boots" but when it comes down to it, warmth won out over looking cute}

Friday, September 27, 2013

|| love, meg got a facelift ||

Maybe some of you have noticed the mini facelift that my little blog has undergone. Sometimes I just have a need to be creative and this blog helps with that! I think I will be changing up quite frequently since I had so much fun doing it this time! It's still the same name, as it has ALWAYS been {since 2010} and you will still see the same things being posted. I know my blog isn't famous at all and really I hardly post on here, but I love this little space on the web that I have to share my personal thoughts and experiences.


In other news it's Fall! Which means the weather has finally dropped into the mid 30Cs {high 80Fs low 90Fs for you American's that read this lol} It is great. I won't lie I do miss the autumn things Alberta has to offer like the  fall leaves, the pretty colours, sweaters and boots with leggings. I am not mad though that I can still swim laps in my pool, still go camping and not freeze to death, and wear shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops every single day. I truly am growing to love it here in Arizona. We have made some great friends and we love our ward. We are keeping very busy being a part of 4 intramural teams and playing softball with the ward once a week! I love that I married someone who loves to be active and social. He is the best, but more on that later.

I also love all the cute decorations you can have for autumn! I have been pinning stuff like crazy. Of course that is as far as I have gotten with that! In my mind my house is totally decked out in the cutest fall decor but in reality this is all we have going on...

Pretty sad I know! I have a few others scattered across the house but nothing really worth sharing. In my head I like to think I am a crafty person... but as you can see that might just be my imagination! Also in my defence, as I mentioned earlier, it doesn't really feel like fall here! Check out the leaves... still green as ever! Also there are palm trees... not very fallish {view from my balcony}

Okay so there you have it. Maybe I will make a goal to actually do one of my pinned pinterest crafts this week! Has anyone done any easy cheap ones they want to tell me about?? I would love some suggestions.

Lastly I just have to brag about my hubby a little bit. He is the best. Really he is. I am not a morning person. REALLY not a morning person. Getting up before 9 is early for me. So this morning we had planned to get up around 8:30am and get our selves and the house ready for our ward camp out that is happening this weekend. When the alarm went off guess who ignored it and just wanted to go back to sleep... yup this girl. Brett, knowing me all to well, just said "you want to keep sleeping?" I said yes and he gave me a kiss and told me to have a good sleep! So you might think the greatness ends there but you would be wrong. When I finally drug myself out of bed at 10 ;) I come across this...

That's right - the laundry all folded and done, the dishes washed and put away, the table cleared off, and he is doing his scripture study! Sorry ladies I married the best one out there. I love this guy more than anything!

Well we are off to enjoy the great outdoors! Maybe I will post about that next. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brett & Meghan | Wedding Slideshow

Due to some forgetfulness on our wedding day, our wedding slideshow never got shown at our family dinner {insert sad emoticon} I was a little devastated since I had spent so much time on it but it did get shown at the reception. BUT I have had a few people comment and say that they wished that had gotten to watch it so I thought I would put this on here! But since I can't figure it out I uploaded it to vimeo so here is a link hahaha why does blogger hate me so much?
P.S Yes we know, we were the cutest babies on earth... ;) I just pray my little boys look just like Brett! Curly mullet and all!