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!

01 February 2012

{take a minute}

you know when life seems so crazy, so busy, that no matter how many hours of sleep you lose every night or how hard you work you will never be able to get everything done? 
i feel like that a lot lately. 
but because i hate being stressed i tend to avoid it at all costs (and sometimes the costs are high).
and i think the best way to avoid it is just take a minute and do my own thing. 
like making jeff neglect his homework and play just dance with me
or looking on pinterest for just ten minutes. 
or reading a few of the 5,843,098 bachelor blogs out there.
or dancing around the house like a maniac.
or watching a quick episode of new girl (the only time i appreciate the measly 30 minutes)
or find a new favorite song on itunes.
or blog

i like those things. 
and i like this song that sometimes helps me through it.