Seriously, the insanity of life never ceases to amaze me! So... we're moving! Salt Lake here we come! Mike had the opportunity to transfer to Beneficial's corporate office downtown, and we found out yesterday he had the job, and we have to be there for him to start on Wednesday! Wednesday. That means we're moving Tuesday. Can I tell you how overwhelmed I am? Our life has been absolutely insane lately! We've been down 5 days in a row apartment hunting (we went down a day or two early, anticipating change... we could feel it!), and although we had a place lined up at the Gateway, we bailed today and found a new place at the last second (literally, in an hour we found, signed the papers, and set up our final moving plans) that could guarantee we'd be in Tuesday morning. It's right downtown, and we're super excited about downtown city life!

That's our life. I'm exhausted. More later...


{we were in a hurry early this morning on our way to salt lake, but even through the bitter cold, we couldn't get over how amazingly beautiful it was outside! pretty, foggy mornings make the cold a little more tolerable... at least until the pretty frost melts! there were so many gorgeous things to see, but these are the only photos i snapped outside our apartment! brr!! it made me want some cocoa & a blanket! *click the image to see the snowflakes up close! miraculous i tell you! snowflakes! so simple and stunning...}


{back from business!}

What a week! Here's how it went: Logan > Vegas > San Diego > Vegas > Logan. Ok, it doesn't look that long when I type it- but we were so busy! Mike and I talked the whole way home from Vegas today at how crazy life is- we've completely given up trying to predict our future. I need to loosen hold on my controlling-over-planning self and just roll with the punches more:) Life just never seems to be what you expect, but it always works out. I feel so small and insignificant at times like this! Anyway, VEGAS! WHAT a week! We headed to Las Vegas for MAGIC, the largest apparel convention in the world. We went to be sponges. To absorb it all; take it in! We looked for new ideas, etc. since we're planning on exhibiting at the show in August (hopefully). We had an amazing time, learned tons, and had some fun too along the way!My feet have NEVER been so sore and tired. Ever. We went to San Diego first for a couple days & stayed at this incredible hotel on the beach (my parents won free nights, but couldn't make it out to stay before they expired. We were glad to take the nights for them. We're good kids, what can I say)-- In Vegas we stayed at the Imperial Palace. Maybe I burst into tears when we got there, but that's another story. All in all, the hotel was in the PERFECT spot and was super cheap! It was a spontaneous trip, so I shouldn't ask for much! In the future, look for more postings about what's new with Baby London's... get excited! We are!


{Farewell to the Barkers!}

They're gone! Nate & Bianca are finally off to Washington where Nate's starting work for the State-- and Mike & I will be suffering from severe depression now that they're gone! Seriously, we see each other at least once a day, and have for like... a year. We've known this was coming since August, but it's really happened now! Plus, helping them pack and clean made us depressed... we don't know if we want to leave, or never move again. So much work! We know you're reading this, so get blogging! NOW! And call us. We miss you.
Aspen Court won't be the same without you & all our crazy antics!
Good luck & happy travels to you! Adios!



I'm so excited... and posting again. Mike & I decided to be spontaneous and go to MAGIC, the largest apparel trade show in the world, in Vegas this coming week! Mike could get some time off, and Baby London's is the perfect excuse- it's great exposure to other manufacturers & retailers, not to mention it's warm there and Logan isn't! We're headed to San Diego first for a couple days (since we're 70% of the way there), and are going to do some business down there as well. It should be so fun! I'm telling you- the best reason to have your own business is the travel aspect- it's so stressful, but little trips help make it not so frustrating at times! I hope it's a great experience for Baby London's & for us... and that we have a lovely time! It's been like 5 years since I've been-- when I was just a freshman in Fashion @ USU. You can view their website here. I'm sure we'll have lots of pictures very soon...


{Saying Farewell}

I know we're not nearly the first to write about the death of the President of our Church, Gordon B. Hinckley a week ago today, but I couldn't help but add some thoughts and public appreciation for a man who was a near perfect example of how to be. I don't think I've ever regretted something as much as not attending the funeral yesterday. Literally, I'm kicking myself, I'm so unbelievably upset! For most of my childhood, and all of my teenage and adult life thus far, I have looked and listened as best I could to heed his words, knowing from whom they came. It did not matter who you were, he had the most incredible love, compassion, humility, grace and passion for life than any other man I had ever seen. In 2004, I was able to be there in person to hear probably the most touching words, ever. He gave the most beautiful talk regarding his sweet wife who had just passed away- in that talk, he taught me what a marriage can be, what respect and admiration are, and ever since that moment, I have known what to strive for {you can click here to view that talk}.

It is not that I'm at all sad for him- I know he's more than joyous to be at rest now, and to be reunited with his wife, family, and all those who have gone before him. More than anything, I'm super emotional reflecting on what a life he lived- the people he touched, and how much better of a person I can be. I could go on and on and on about him, but no matter what I say it will end with the same words: a deeply heartfelt "Thank you."

Tributes to President Hinckley**


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