24 April 2012


i'm a sucker for a good commercial. 
i always seem to get so emotionally attached in those 30+ seconds. 

i'm the girl that tears up when those poor legless dogs show up on my screen 
{i talking about you sarah mclachlan}
and as much as i love the DVR, i can't help but hold off of the fast forward button every now and then to catch a great commercial.

the great ones don't come around as often as they should. but when they do, i celebrate them. because it means something when i'd rather see a commercial than my show. 

so here are two of my recent loves in the ad world.


creativity at its best. 

29 March 2012

{the whisper song}

not sure why justin bieber decided it was okay for him to whisper rap. he is channeling a little too much ying yang twins circa 2005. it's not working out too well. 

in better music news. here's my recent dance jam. 

and because i'm on an ingrid michaelson kick lately here's an oldie but a goodie that makes spring feel a little bit closer.

once again focusing all attention to music as my homework sits there and taunts my sleepy head. 

26 March 2012

{losing color}

i painted at work today.
{long story}

and as i was painting, my coworker urged me to go wash out my hair because i had paint on the top of my head. {no surprise, i am a messy painter} so i go. and i look for that paint. except it wasn't paint after all. just my gray hairs. my new friends, just a couple years old that crave attention and love to stand out in a crowd.

i remember the first time I noticed a gray hair sticking out in the middle of blackness {as a 19 year old}. i plucked that sucker out and taped it to a black piece of paper as proof. well you know how they say when you pluck one three grow back in its place? totally true. 

so now i have about ten little white strands that will no doubt multiply and replenish my head very shortly. {i even have a white eyelash} and for once in my life i am jealous of blondes. they don't really have more fun, but they can sure cover up those grays.

but you know what? people sometimes say that gray hairs are proof that you have lived.
i'll take that. 

{and a root retouch every six weeks}

14 March 2012

{three point one four}

i happen to dislike pi(e)
{mathematical and culinary}

so pi day was never really in my radar.

that was until almost five years ago when i met the the girl who loves pi(e)
especially when it is on the calendar.

so here's to the best roommate i've ever had.
an attentive listener with mad accounting skills and big dreams.
a powerful and strong woman full of class and good taste

a woman i was lucky to find. a woman unlike anyone i've ever known.

happy birthday ms. smith.
here's to our fourth pi day as besties.

i'll always miss our days in David John 3219 but will always be grateful for that tiny room that brought us together.

love you lyss. happy birthday.

02 March 2012

{you are you}

happy birthday to the man with the words.

i'm sure he is still spouting witty poems from heaven.

29 February 2012


i'll admit, i wasn't all that thrilled about leap day this year. this is one time in my life where i really don't need an extra day. more like 50 less days. but now that i think about it, leap day is lucky. i mean for a day that only comes every four years, it has to be something special. 

i think leap day is more than just a way to stabilize our calendar. 
it's an extra chance to live.

life is short. 
{i've realized this more in the past two weeks than i ever have}
you never know what life has in store for you. you never know. you might wake up one day and lose one of the people you love the most. every day we are faced with challenges and decisions, you never know when something will change your life forever.

and even with this fact looming over my head, i really don't believe in living life in fear. i do believe in living every moment to its fullest and never taking anything for granted. 

you see like leap day, i am lucky. i have so much to be thankful for and i never want to lose sight of what i have, more importantly who i have. so i am grateful to have one more day this year to enjoy every single blessing in my life.

and even after leap day, the special day, i will live my life as best as i can.
with no fear, just immense amounts of love.

and most importantly
taking advantage of every moment.

21 February 2012

{snow day}

as per gagon family tradition we spent President's Day in Bear Lake.

since the few skiffs of snow near the lake couldn't keep us entertained for long we headed up the canyon for skiing/snowboarding at Beaver Mountain.

first time i've been skiing this season (actually first time in two years) and it was great. of course mister jeff is a snowboarder and he was glad to hit the slopes for the first time since his mission.

we spent the rest of the weekend sick (me) and jumping on the ice on the lake (jeff)
but mostly relaxing and playing with the fam.

the boys only suffered from a few injuries, which i see as a miracle
and i am finally feeling better.

going back to work/school after a long weekend is rough.

i need summer
{or another vacation}

16 February 2012


lets talk about how The Civil Wars killed it Sunday at the Grammy's. they were a bright light in a pile of not so great acts... like chris brown lip-syncing and nicki minaj being possessed by the devil. yikes.

but grammys or no grammys, joy and john paul can sing me lullabies anytime they'd like. and for your listening pleasure, here is one of the best covers i have ever experienced. 

you can thank me later.

09 February 2012


as a reward for graduating college, and a much much needed break from the world, jeff and i have planned a week long siesta on a white sandy beach in mexico.
just over two months from now we will be on a plane headed for paradise and i can't help counting down the hours. 

see you soon sun.

03 February 2012


i have a big family.

huge even

with five siblings, four sibling in laws, and fourteen nieces and nephews... 
{that makes a whopping total of 27 plus two dogs}
things can get pretty crazy 

except things rarely do because everyone lives far away.
San Antonio, Dallas, Idaho, St. George and even Denver..
and it really isn't fair.

most of the year Rondi and I are camped here alone lonely and missing our cute kids.

but not now. because the st. george family is now the springville family and at last i have some kiddos to keep me company!
(plus a brother and a great sister in law)

i'm very pleased to welcome Trevor, Heather, Emma, Austin and Bella(the dog) back to the Valley. 

Can't wait to actually spend time with them!