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life in a snow globe
{park city mountain resort}

by @according2kelly on February 20, 2014

there is absolutely nothing in the world like spending time on the mountain at park city mountain resort. it’s my heaven on earth, & i love being able to share it with my littles, even if it was for just a few days…

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hawaiian perfection

by @according2kelly on January 6, 2014

spending the week between christmas & new year’s in a hawaiian paradise was absolute perfection. lounging by the pool. long runs by the beach. virgin piña coladas, topped with freshly cut pineapple. here are few of my favorite moments & memories. after all a picture is worth a thousand words…

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 10.58.15 PMparadise found.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.24.27 PMmeet mighty mo: the battleship uss missouri… sneaking in a few history lessons while on vacation.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.00.36 PMtreasure hunting… hawaiian style.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.06.02 PMi could get used to a view like this.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.07.45 PMmother-son bonding, hawaiian style… on a standup paddle board of course.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.09.13 PMfireworks on the beach were the perfect way to usher in 2014.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.12.26 PMbeach bum.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.13.43 PMall is calm, all is bright.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.15.38 PMfresh grilled pineapple, crispy bacon, BBQ sauce, cheese & stacked homemade onion rings. seven brothers makes an AHHH-mazing burger. & the seasoned home fries? to die for.

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 11.20.09 PMheaven on earth.

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happy everything.

by @according2kelly on December 24, 2013


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merry christmas. feliz navidad. joyeux noel.

however you say it – happy holidays from our family to yours.


mug shot.

by @according2kelly on May 22, 2013


while i’m pretty sure that rubbing his head will bring you good luck.  i’ve learned that even a 6 year old  can’t be trusted with scissors – it may result in a haircut.

luckily, it was the perfect time for a summer buzz, & a mug shot.



classically awkward school pictures

by @according2kelly on May 1, 2013

school-picturesi can’t help but love the classically awkward school pictures.

cheesy backdrops. cheessier smiles.


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traveling with charlie

by @according2kelly on April 10, 2013

charliedoesn’t everyone travel with dress-ups complete with a tiara & heels?

charlie certainly does.


it was a day full of sunshine, rainbows & whole lot of love – the day my sister kerry june got married.

eleven years my junior she will always be my baby sister, but now she can proudly proclaim that she is also a “sadie sadie, married lady.”

her wedding day was absolutely perfect – in every possible way… laid back, yet still elegant.

dinner, dancing, a photo booth, hot chocolate, an ice cream sundae bar, succulent plant wedding favors & and a candy was definitely the event of the summer.

i can’t imagine a better way to start a new life with someone you love…

wedding details:

first dance: “how sweet it is (to be loved by you),” james taylor

brother/sister dance: “have i told you lately that i love you,” willie nelson

wedding ceremony: LDS los angeles temple / reception venue: maravilla gardens in camarillo

wedding photographer: hello studios

wedding flowers: belle of the ball designs

wedding dress: modern trousseau “regan”

bridesmaids’ dresses: anthropologie / groomsmen’s suits: calvin klein

live music: the soul shadows

wedding caterer and ice cream bar: command performance

wedding cake: skiff’s cakes

wedding invitations: marta dansie

videographer: skyline videography

all images courtesy of hello studios.


scenes from the bmx track

by @according2kelly on August 8, 2012

this summer the boys have spent a large part of their summer dressed in jeans, long sleeves, full face helmets & the biggest smiles i’ve ever seen on their faces.

it’s not because we’ve somehow managed to escape the heat wave…

but because that’s the “dress code” at the local orange y bmx track.

they’ve practiced their berm turns, worked on the “rhythm section,” overcame their fears of the starting gates, & may have attempted a wheelie or two.

in the end, they realized the bumps & bruises they acquired were simply trophies to be proud of, & stories to tell to their friends.

after all – if you didn’t crash… you weren’t riding fast enough.


surf’s up

by @according2kelly on July 24, 2012

jon kabat-zinn once said “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

& according to my little charlie girl, you’re never too young to learn.


somewhere over the rainbow

by @according2kelly on April 6, 2012

rainbow chocolate dipped oreos, rainbow cupcake bites & rainbow slushie


a rainbow ensemble including team sparkle rainbow stripe race legs,
& a tiered team sparkle rainbow skirt


teams sparkle rainbow wings


& a plethora of rainbow tissue poms poms & paper lanterns
rainbow-party-decoarationsis all you need to create a colorful & fun rainbow themed party

rainbow-printablesomewhere over the rainbow, way up high,
there’s a land that i heard of once in a lullaby.

somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

someday i’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops,
that’s where you’ll find me.

somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.
birds fly over the rainbow. why then, oh why can’t i?