Wednesday, April 30, 2014


^^^we inherited these sweet binoculars recently from my parents. they once belonged to my grandpa buhanan, way back in the day, and had been in a closet for a few years not getting too much use. since we've had them at our place, we've been loving spending time in nature- meditating and enjoying the simple moments. nature watching is such a fun way to learn more about the local flora and fauna and appreciate the mundane beauty of everyday life.

^^^jared exploring the area^^^
^^^a dramatic example of winter melting into spring^^^
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back...” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, April 27, 2014


^^^this year, sarah decided the orange dye was "her cup"...which meant we ended up with about half a dozen solid orange colored eggs
^^^my mom and baby audrey both loved watching sarah color orange eggs^^^

^^^brad and natalie's kids are such cuties^^^

^^^jared's sandal broke at the art's festival but he still had fun checking out the art^^^
^^^jared and brad recreating Grant Wood's famous farmer and spinster daughter^^^
^^^me and cute little baby audrey^^^
^^^mary and jett hanging out before the decker family pictures^^^
^^^jared and max, chillin as well^^^
^^^jake and laurie, getting their pre-picture cuddle on^^^
^^^jared and josh looking GQ on the sidelines^^^
^^^um, yes. he really is that good looking.^^^
^^^rounding up the cuties^^^

^^^jen and her baby boy, max^^^

^^^kelli and her baby girl, charli^^^

^^^putting the final touches on the easter feast^^^
^^^the egg hunt^^^

Jared and I love having our families live in the same town- it means we get to spend all of our holidays with BOTH. In a Doublemint Gum sort of way, we get to celebrate all of the good stuff twice. We eat two big Easter dinners. We color eggs twice. We participate in both egg hunts.We get two awesome baskets full of candy (and yes, we are still 10 years old). But you get the gist.
Along with the typical spring celebrations, we also made time to hit up the St. George Art's Festival- which is one of my favorite events in St. George- and got together with Jared's family to take family pictures. The result? A lot of good times and loads of cute pictures.

Thanks for all the fun and love (Buhanans and Deckers)!