Jcrew lusting

As I was sitting at work today, Ty popped on the IM saying he had found all the things he wanted on the Jcrew sale, which was promptly followed by a barrage of links to his lusted items (my baby has got good taste, I will tell you what). After scanning through his items, I was hit with lust envy and promptly made a Jcrew sale wish list of my own. Both are shown above. We won't be purchasing our wish lists, but if we did our grand total would be just more than $2,000, and I'm pretty sure we would qualify for free shipping.

In other news, Ty starts school in a mere 5 days from now. 5 days! Whoa.
Also, I have Christmas photos to share with you; to be uploaded soon.

HIS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67, 8
HERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

La Jolla Groves + Sherlock Holmes

My handsome man and I went on a sweet little date night last Saturday evening. It began at our favorite place to eat, La Jolla Groves, middled by walking through the decked-out-for-Christmas mall square and wandering into Blikenstaff's to grab some tasty movie candy, and ended with a viewing of the awesome new Sherlock Homles movie. A neat little treat of a night, if I do say so myself.

Also, if you live in Utah county and you've never been to La Jolla Groves in the Riverworrds, you should. And you should get yourself the seared tuna salad -- trust me.

Wedding on Ruffled

Hi friends! Ruffled featured our wedding last Friday! So, if you never got a chance to see any of the photos, you can take a looksy right over here. There are also little blurbs of my writing scattered throughout the photos telling about the day.

This video makes me kind of angry.

Now let me preface by saying I really actually enjoy this song. But the video seems to me to be a rip-off conglomeration of two Sigur Ros videos. Which I guess is their prerogative, but it seems a bit lame to me. Either way, it's a song to enjoy, so here you go. But just know it rubs me the wrong way. Maybe just listen only if you you think you may get irked too.

Loving the way these people live.

This is the Goodwin family. Someday I would really like it to be the Clark family.

What I'm hoping life with Ty will help me learn to do.

Let the WCF matching begin

For those of you who don't know, I got a new job at the beginning of November. I am now the one and only in-house designer at a large insurance company here in Utah (which might sound slightly stuffy, but I promise it's a great time over here). And this is my boss, Rachel. Even better, Rachel and I have been friends for quite a while, so now I have the added bonus of working with her each day. We unplanningly showed up in matching palettes today -- navy and creams. And the great thing about matching with Rach is we already look similar enough without matching clothes that we may just end up being indistinguishable one of these day. Here's to many days of accidental matching; so glad this tradition is continuing.

Rachel: Kahki slacks, navy sweater with polka-dot detailing, brown boots.
Nicki: Navy (the darkest navy imaginable, ps) dress, cream and leather loafers.

A Portland Thanksgiving

Every time we go to Portland, Ty always makes us the best itineraries. I swear, that man is the host in this family. He's the best.

This year's Thanksgiving trip included a whole slew of great times; my favorite being the trip we made over to the most adorable Christmas tree farm you could ever imagine (complete with toys for the kids and free marshmallows for roasting.) Both Ty and I's families (did I mention my brother and his wife and two kids moved to Portland over the summer?) met up to choose our trees, then the men folk cut them down. I think I feel a Christmas tradition coming on.

The rest of the trip consisted of me petting a lot of animals (a mule and dogs -- lots of dogs. Everyone in Portland brings their dogs everywhere they go, and I was sure to take full advantage of petting as many of them as I could), lots of shopping, a Christmas tree lighting downtown, carol singing, our wedding open house, lots of family game playing, and a family bike ride to get some banh mi (never had banh mi? well, let me just say, I would strongly encourage you to find your closest sandwich shop and high tail it over there because it's so delicious it might just change your life forever). Not too shabby for a 5-day trip.