ricky ray threw a ravishing sweater/mustache egg nog bash on the 22nd of december. good thing santa showed up so we could tell him all our christmas wishes!

the best part was getting stuck at the bottom of the canyon because there was a dead cow in the middle of the train tracks, hence the two mile long train couldnt move, hence we parked behind two other cars waiting to get out, and finally hence aaron, danny, josh and ben getting out to see the dead cow. 20 minutes and a few pictures later, with the train in the snow, we were able to escape with some good memories of josh's fantasic pink sweater, ricky falling on his face while playing the paper bag game and a thrilling game of mafia with egg nog.


keeping with oldham tradition, we went as a family to see the lights at temple square. i love being with aaron's side of the family and despite the cold it was so nice to be with the little kids and my in-laws to celebrate christmas in style.
{my favorite oldham}
{the chapel on temple square}
{me loving life with the in-laws}


a few weeks back aaron played at velour with our friend ricky ray. {thats right my husband is a rock star.}


be merry.

i am so excited for this holiday season.

the snow has finally arrived, in perfect timing. i get a five day weekend off of work, hallelujah. in turn i get to spend all my free time with my loving husband, creating our own christmas traditions and memories. i am able to spend the holiday with my new family, whom i love and adore. my mom will be here {weather permitting} soon to share the jolly holiday with us.

i have so many reasons to be merry this season.


raise your hand,

if you love exposed brick.


i heart

everything about this room.

do geometric patterns may anyone else giddy? maybe its just me.


quirky much?

i was tagged by etta.

my six little quirks are
  • i cant really have people help me with things, mainly because i have a vision for everything. i feel awful for my husband because i would love his help for dinner, but if he doesn't do things the way that i would have done them i kinda freak.
  • i always must have my fingernails painted at all times. if that means some clear polish on my little stubs, so be it.
  • i have to eat apples around the middle first and then the sides. i don't know how people eat them otherwise, it seems completely abnormal.
  • i hate talking on the phone, with a fiery passion. this may be spawned from my job that keeps me on the phone most of the day, but whatever it is i cant stand talking on the phone. so don't think i don't love you if you don't hear from me for awhile, i just cant stand having that stupid thing up to my ear.
  • i constantly pull at my eyebrows or brush them with my fingers. this may have something to do with me not having an eyebrows but whatever it is, it is certainly a nervous habit that i must stop.
  • does anyone else feel naked without earrings. cause i certainly do.
enough for you people? after writing that little list, i think i need to get a grip and be a little less controlling. yikes.



why didnt anyone ever tell me about the sundance online catalog until i moved to utah. you people holdin out on me or what.
how about these beauts?

or what about these lookers?

or possibly these dandy boots adorned with buckles?

my man,

would really dig this house, me thinks.


HOLIDAY PHOTO GIVEAWAY! (posted by aaron)

If you live in Utah, follow the link below to nominate someone you know who could use family photos, a wedding package, etc. It is a great time to give for the holidays!



i <3 martha

she may have been indited, but she is still most every woman's idol.

and these cranberry scones just look delightful.

post about posts.

visit manic trout to take a gander at more of these pretty little things.


for the boys (posted by aaron)


Follow the link above, then click on the link that says "see what life is like....." (film reel)



this is not a joke. this really exists. at urban outfitters.
seeing is believing people.

good news moment.

aaron and i filled up the tank for $17.00 last night. that's right folks.

beehive this.

* i love geometric patterns and this honeycomb design is so pleasing to my eyes.

made by: girl

i stumbled across this little designer today. i am delighted.

totally into the chandelier prints.

retail therapy

retail me not.
discounts, coupons, retails codes.

ever heard of it?


thank you.

{God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. have you used one to say 'thank you'}

tis' the season, i suppose, to share what you are grateful for. today i want to send out a few 'thank you' notes into cyberland.

thank you husband for loving and caring for me unconditionally.
thank you pandora for keeping me entertained at work.
thank you mother for dedicating yourself to your job and your kids.
thank you breakfast for taming my mood and curbing my hunger.
thank you aly for being such a beaming example of a wonderful mother, sister, wife and friend.
thank you mom oldham for teaching me how to make husband happy.
thank you jolly rancher for being such a delightful treat in the middle of my day.
thank you rachel for standing by my side through thick and thin and laughing the whole way.
thank you nailpolish for keep my nails strong and shiny.

thank you husband for dancing with me in the kitchen and singing to me in bed.
thank you brother for telling me that you love me.
thank you gum for refreshing my awful breath.
thank you lindsay and rob ross for being such loyal and fantastic friends.
thank you shelby and tiffany for being the sisters that i never had, no matter how far away we may live from one another.
thank you ewan for giving me voice lessons and for tolerating me even when i dont practice.
thank you text messages for being able to see new baby Tucker in beaver gear.
thank you husband for always saying thank you to me and being the constant example of who i want to be.

wishin and hopin.

is it bad that i feel like a little kid this Christmas?

pretty sure aaron and i spent all last night creating our wishlists. i know that it is bad to covet, but i am really wishin for these trouser pants from BR.


i blame:


ever wonder why i have been slacking on blog posting? i blame agemni.

don't get me wrong. i like what i do and in my opinion, i am good at what i do. there are just some days that require my full, undivided, perfect attention. dang job.

be tagged.

- go to your pictures
- upload 4th picture of 4th folder
- post and explain the picture

yikes. this is my little bro and i last year on our annual family trip to get our christmas tree. oh and we may or may not sing 'oh christmas tree' EVERY year while the tree is being cut. classy huh?

*you can see how extremely entertained he is with me.

i was tagged by ali and i tag - kacie - shelby - rachel - lindsay

flash this

wanna be the coolest kid on the block?

purchase one of these bad boys. i know this much, i'd be your friend.


why don't - -

- - stores around here carry fabric like this?

sugar and spice.

and everything nice.

it may be thanksgiving time, but pico de gallo is always in season. *in my opinion.


pilgrims did it, so does my woman (posted by aaron)

wheat, its whats for dinner..

hey hottie....
the first batch ever. don't worry, she figured out why they didn't raise very much. still good.
scones anyone? yum!
love you girl, and your bread is soooo good. and the scones, oh the scones...



what good timing. whose husband doesn't need to see all the things you appreciate/love about them?

- where did you meet? provo 191st singles' ward

- how long did you date before you got married? 10 months

- how long have you been married? 4 months Nov. 18th

- what is your favorite feature of his? when he laughs really hard, his nostrils flare and he makes this really high pitched/silent laugh

- what is your favorite quality of his? his persistence; with me and with work.

- does he have a nickname for you? boo

- what is his favorite color? red and grey/black combo

- what is his favorite food? pupusas

- what is his favorite sport? snowboarding and wakeboarding

- when and where was your first kiss? in my apartment parking lot on our first official date

- what is your favorite thing to do as a couple? talking and playing outdoors

- do you have any children? i think we are kids enough ourselves

- does he have a hidden talent? he is a SUPER hard worker, being the youngest in his family he doesn't get the credit he deserves for all of his proactive hard work for family, friends and strangers alike

- how old is he? 24

- who said "I love you" first? me; two months before him

- what do you admire most about him? his dedication and knowledge about the gospel; i know that whatever decision he makes will be in accordance with the teachings of the prophets and the scriptures - he will never lead our family astray

- do you think he will read this? for sure, this is his blog too

i tag

- jenn
- stephanie
- rachel
- lindsay
- shelby
- bethany



Some wedding photos (posted by aaron)....

Of course our close friend Jessica Peterson was our photographer. Thanks Jess!