the one with all the pictures :: personal life update

remember the time i went to a friend's pinterest party and it was awesome? well!, while there my dear friend ashton crafted me this AMAZING gift! it's on my shelf right by my bed now. seriously i was so touched when she said she was making this for me. my favorite thing/word/emotion is joy and joyfulness so it was really awesome that a gal that is new in my life has already become so close to me that she knows and sees joy in me. it meant everything. 
and, are you kidding me? i wanted to hate her for her amazing crafting skills.

true story. i just found out i make the best chicken noodle soup probably ever. 
so good. want the recipe? email me. bfburt@gmail.com 
do it. it's so good 

love tenth avenue north. playing in my ears all week. thanks, guys! 

such a happy week! just feeling love from so many angles. family, friends, new-friendships, work, home life. good stuff. plus this is my favorite sweater. 

these are two of my very favorite littles. 
emery and burke. 
it's insane how much love i have for them. they are only 2 hours away, so i am thankful to get to see them grow up but even 2 hours is far to far sometimes. 
really missing them. i just want to love on their faces. 

cat loves to sit in the window. she loves fall because she gets to sit in the window and do some cat thinking while a gorgeous breeze comes in. it's probably really awesome to be a cat. 

CHEESE. i love this goodness. 


 i really liked this movie. 

sometimes i cook! 
apple cinnamon pork chops with smashed potatoes and green beans. i want to eat this everyday. also, recipe is so easy. 

i love the way cat puts her paws on papa! oh, my heart. 

okay, we did it! we shot our very first wedding this past weekend! it was. AWESOME. 
more on this later but they were so cool they made a soundtrack for all the guests to enjoy for years to come. i know i will! 

ethan got me awesome yellow daisy pins about 3 years ago and just now gave them to me. 
it was fun because when he gave them to me i just thought he had had them (he worked at an office supply store when i met him) but no, he saw them then and thought of me so he got them and has just held on to them until now.
 i think that's just about the greatest thing.
so i spilled them all over the place. 

new assignments each night. husband gives me three chapters to read and i read them. helping me get back into shape! he's really great like that. and of course, it was exactly what i needed hear/meditate on. 

yesterday was so fun!
we were both in the best of moods and were looking forward to a fun night with friends, beer and pumpkin carving! 

so here we are, carving away. 


i think he's handsome even when looking silly grabbing guts outta a pumpkin. 

baby roman!! he. is. much. cute.

big boy sawyer! another one of my favorite littles. 


this is actually very fitting. 


i love camp fires! 

all of our pumpkins! we are seriously great at pumpkin carving. some, more than others. 

okay! here! i can't wait to have a wedding day post. coming soon! 

her ring. swoon 

okay i know everyone's seen these but they seriously make me laugh so hard i want to pee or cry. 
i love number 3, 6 and 10. 

annnnnnd updated to today. 10.23.12
today i don't feel well. 
i had a terrible dream and couldn't sleep. 
then it started to storm which means i wake husband up and make him cuddle me so he can't sleep. 
the moody weather really hurts me. so today is just a harder day, that's all. 
i'm staying in and trying to feel better. 
movies and avocado dip are helping.