Friday, December 23, 2011

dear mr. gustafson

i can't wait to be your wife.

your forever fiance.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


oh christmas break. come faster.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


this is what happens when you forget a camera. and go to temple square. with your touch screen phone.
and your mom.
who is wearing gloves.
and it's cold.
nonetheless we finally got a picture where you could see both of our faces and both of our eyes were open. what a miracle.
we had so much fun seeing the lights kind of last minute on sunday- and mike pulled through with some slc secrets when he showed us the paper sacks with holiday messages from different countries.

he had me quiz him on all the laotian.
and he quizzed me on all the english.

my nearly perfect score gave me all the confidence in the world to finish up my classes and begin celebrating christmas next week in florida with all my babies!!
[9 days and counting]...

Monday, November 14, 2011


b and linds officially tied the knot!
it was so much fun to spend all day celebrating with such wonderful friends and family!
we are so blessed.
everything was beautiful and i was on cloud 9 the entire time.
amber flew into town which made it even better.
[that, and 13 dozen left over cookies]

after the wedding we didn't waste much time before decking the halls.
mike was a trooper and helped 24/7 which made it the perfect weekend!

ps. sunday we got to see river&saylor and mya&beckham in their primary programs and it was the cutest/sweetest/best thing i've ever seen! my favorite was the little boy who picked his nose during his one-liner at the mic.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

the holidays.

filled with glittering pumpkins and ruining ghost sugar cookies, we had a very successful halloween weekend!

he'll tell you it was a drag not dressing up for halloween, but guess what?
taking a study break to skype with my boy while he passed out candy at his parents house was a perfect way for me to celebrate!

to top it off, i came home from taking a test on tuesday to find out mike was in Logan! i was so surprised and we had so much fun.. he comes back up tomorrow and im already counting down!

i'm seriously the luckiest girl.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

seriously though.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


work school. .

Monday, October 10, 2011


i was lucky enough to spend saturday night with these two dollbabies.

we had such a fun day, and they kept me distracted while mike left for paradise.
rock wall-->airplanes-->carousel-->mini golf-->laser tag-->arcade
honestly, no one can make my day better than these two.

thanks so much whitney, for the earrings and for letting me play pretend mom!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


so it's true that we both hate pictures.
luckily my boy doesn't even have to be looking at the camera to make it work.

we do however, love crafts. [*biased]
so we spent the night putting paint on each other and somehow created a bowl and a cup.

mike says he'll take credit for whichever one is cuter on pick up day.
i'll wait until then to say mine is the best.

Friday, October 7, 2011

i kind of

hate hawaii right now.
is that even allowed?

Monday, October 3, 2011

i found

someone who hates pictures as much as i do. [maybe]
how perfect it is.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

too busy skyping.

lets start out by saying if you know me at all, you know i love my oreos.
not double stuff.
not original.
not mint/chocolate/peppermint/hippyorganic.
but the holiday-themed oreos.
[yes, there's a big difference]

recently, dear anniewhoo enlightened me with the greatest discovery ever.

directions: push your fork through the oreo cream. dip into milk. then bite. then cry of joy.

seeing that i am in college and refuse to eat anything that asks for more than five steps before it's in my mouth, this makes for the best dessert/dinner/breakfast/lunch/brunch/4am snack.

try it.
love it.

Friday, August 12, 2011


are we seeing these? christmas cannot come soon enough.
i will be dreaming of letter combinations until then.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

the capitol.

dc has been so good to me.
i love my condo, my roommates, my ward.
and my job is more than ideal.
everyone i work with is so great, and i feel like i'm learning a lot.

i'm sad i wont be staying here much longer but getting my mba in logan is going to be such a fun adventure!

so heres to leaving a big city for a small town

Sunday, July 24, 2011


this is literally the cutest thing i have ever seen <3

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


ed sheeran.
my latest music obsession. and such good company on my many bus and metro rides.

you wont be disappointed

on another note, i just realized cheerios have been my last 4 meals... but not anymore, because i just bought some asparagus.

... and i just googled how to cook asparagus


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

miss mya.

mya kate turns 6 today.

6 years ago this little princess came into this world with her little red hair and changed the robinsons forever.

mya kate is such an amazing girl. her beautiful red hair and her smarts are hard to forget. i remember after she was born and was wisked away to north carolina, we got to hear so many sweet stories on the phone. i remember when we visited chapel hill and i couldn't believe i was finally
an aunt!

with two younger siblings, i've seen what an amazing sister mya is. how she's always trying to make mojo laugh and will go run around outside with beckham anytime he asks. she's such a great helper, and the most determined little girl i know.

mya kate is growing up too fast, but she's turning into such a fighter and i love that about her. it was the absolute best thing when her family moved back to utah, and i love that i get to see so much more of her now.

happy birthday princess mya
you are so loved.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

river baby.

river max is 5.

i can't believe he's turning five tomorrow.
time is moving way too fast.

i still remember missing rivers first birthday on my trip to europe with the utah ambassadors. i remember calling home during the party as someone held the phone up to his ear and i wished him a happy day and told him i loved him.
i distinctly remember sobbing my eyes out after hanging up the phone. it broke my heart to be missing the balloons and cake and presents-all in honor of my favorite little boy. it broke my heart to think he wouldn't know i wanted to be there more than anything.

over the past five years i've had to miss many of those birthdays. a summer in utah hasn't happened for quite some time. but i've realized more and more that my favorite part about leaving is coming back in august and catching up with my river dude and re-learning his favorite shows and snacks. we usually get to pick up right where we left off... with scooby doo and m&m's.

my friends always joke that the only way a boy has a chance dating me is to win over river dude- and thats the absolute truth.

i love my little five-year old river dude more than the whole sky.

happy birthday baby boy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

he put a ring on it.

guess who?yes. FINALLY!

this little thing will be joining the robinson family on
and i could not be more excited.

lindsey already feels like my sister and my best friend!

i love brad so much and i am so happy that he found such an amazing girl.
they are great together, and i admire both of them beyond belief.

b.and linds. together forever [1 down. 2 to go]
way to go b. love you <3

hp generation.

i will literally bawl my eyes out.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

this city has a spell on me.

last 4th i was biking in paris.
this 4th i watched fireworks from the airforce memorial overlooking the national mall.

what a life.

[photo creds. to my new roomie al. i'm obsessed with her and her blog. stalk her]

shining all across america.

this little thing came to town and it was just too much.

we laughed too much.
ate too much.
tanned too much.
slept too much.
photographed way too much.

were tourists.
were city people.
were shoppers.
were potbellys.
were slurpee cravers.
were tv watchers.
were tweeters,taggers,bloggers,and facestalkers.

we fireworked. and we posed as two black guys girlfriends in front of the white house for approx. 30 secs.

i love this girl. and i love that we made our own little westview here for the weekend!

xoxo my little navahhhhho

Monday, June 27, 2011

nyc in photos

i've spent the last week bunking it up with amborambo in her apartment in new york. i'm so amazed by my sister and how well she knows the city after being here only a short while! her roommate is so much fun and her apartment is really really cute! i think she's going to have such a fun year filled with roof parties and strolls in central park- what most people could only dream of!
over the last week i've learned a few important things:

1. dont always assume the worst when you see bones on the sidewalk in harlem. they're just from the fried chicken store next door.
2. i have a weird smile in every picture taken. possibly just in everyday life too?
3. shopping day's are only momentarily interrupted with throwing up from food poisoning in the chipotle bathroom.
4. facetime is more fun when you're pulling faces and the nieces and nephews get to kiss you goodnight.
5. i miss pomegranate frozen yogurt more than diet coke and possibly my wardrobe.
6. i can't take pictures of people. of buildings. of flowers. of cute children. of anything really.
7. amber makes me laugh harder than anyone else- always at the worst times.

don't worry everyone. we took a few normal pictures for cathy. a few...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

last night

i had a dream.

obviously, for some completely rational reason i flew home to ut for the day
i don't at all remember why i did that....

i do however remember thinking oh how wonderful now i can grab all those things i was wishing i had brought out here to dc with me!!!!

so quickly i ran around the house and gathered those ESSENTIALS:

-a pillow
-my silver heels
-zesta saltines

now if this dream proves nothing else, i must say i am clearly
an excellent packer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

unreal. no words.

[i can't take any credit for this.- all jbaby]

Sunday, June 19, 2011


popsicles are the new cupcakes.
i'm telling you.
just wait.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

virginia is for lovers.

i've replaced amber in dc and i feel like i'm in a fairytale.
i absolutely love everything about it here.
little did i know amber was living like a princess this whole time...
i love my apartment,
i love my roommates,
i am so excited for the rest of my
lover summer.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


i'm finally going to phoenix!!!!
for some sun.
for some b.

and i'll be going first class...
[i just told my dad i'll be expecting unlimited coronas]
i'm one lucky girl.

lusting after.

it smells soooo good.
trust me.