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Our Love Story

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934A1499 934A1510 934A1521 934A1523 934A1559 (1) 934A1573 934A1574 (1) Happy Valentines Day!! Sorry if people have already heard Trev and I's love story and if you have just skip this post :) It's V-day so I just get extra lovey dovey this month and share this stuff! I used to cut this guy's hair, (Brian) he was a friend from my hometown and used to date my sister Mo. (He was the kid that every girl reading Twilight pictured Edward as, just so you can get a visual and  he's super loud) He kept telling me about his roommate that I needed to go out with and how we'd literally be perfect together. For some reason I just thought this guy is a nerd and I don't want to go on a blind date. Every few weeks I got to hear Brian's speel about how I should go on a date with this kid.. I lived in Provo at the time, it's a big college town and for church a ton of us went to church on campus. There were tons and tons of kids that went at all different times, so anyways I was just getting done at church and talking with friends and what are the odds, here comes Brian and this kid Trevor coming up the stairs. I thought 'oh no I REALLY don't want to meet this kid, how do I avoid this and make it so they can't see me.' There were tons of people around so I turned so my backside was towards them, slouched down, didn't make eye contact and started to be super invested and busy in what my friends were saying.. Brian being the person he is, see's me and yells across all the people "Steph" as loud as he can. It's not like I could have denied hearing it bc everyone heard it. I see Brian dragging Trev towards me and I smile nicely,  and look away but here comes Brian forcing Trev to come say hi. We say hi, and Brian talks about how we should all go on a double date sometime as if the great idea just came to him and we parted ways. Super short and that's all I really remember. (This was in January) So Trev calls me a few days later and we plan a date.. long story short "I got really sick" or something and couldn't go. We plan a second date.. bailed again and the third time Brian planned the date, it was a double date, he was going to take my little sister Sam out (which was super weird bc he dated my other sister Mo but I was encouraging it bc I didn't want to go alone on a date with Trev)  This is probably March by now. Day of the date comes and Sam and I were driving in the car and I was telling Sam how much I was dreading tonight and she was too bc she taught it was weird to go with Brian. Sam was also hanging out with a kid that she really liked (who is now her husband) and didn't want to go bc of that.  I was like that's it we're not going!  Soo.. long story short I get over how embarrassing it is to bail a third time and I call Trev. He's in the library and everyone knows there's super bad connection in there, I get it across that I can't make it tonight or maybe I blamed it on Sam that she couldn't make it and Trev says oh don't worry and then the call dropped. I am literally the worst!! I thought wow perfect timing for the call to drop. Trev called me right back and I didn't answer. LITERALLY I was the worst!! I wasn't always like this btw, I just for some reason really didn't want to go out with this kid and I had just decided that I was done with guys for a minute and wanted to just do my thing for awhile and be single. Months go by.. I went on a date to a BYU soccer game and Trev is on the field playing (number 23). Everyone in the stands in talking about how fast number 23 is and how good. Trev actually looked pretty hot out there and I thought hmm maybe I should have went on a date. Months go by this is August now and Brian calls my sister Mo and tells her how I need to go out on just one date with Trevor and then he'd stop bugging me. (Brian's a lawyer and is very good at getting what he wants) So I agree to going on this date. The day comes and I'm in bed watching Friday Night Lights. I had just gotten a surgery done a few days ago and of course it slipped my mind of how good of an excuse it could be to use that. But I thought if I just go and get it over with, everyone will stop bugging me about it. 15 minutes until he comes and pics me up and I'm still laying in my pj's there's 12 minutes left in the FNL episode so I could still finish it and have 3 minutes to get ready. I threw clothes on and didn't get ready at all. Trev picks me up and by the time we're to the end of the street I was wishing I got ready. Trev was dressed super well. I had no idea he had such good style and he was so fun and easy to talk to. Our first date was the best first date and I didn't want it to end. We went to dinner, went on a Sundance moonlight chairlift ride, went and got a treat and then talked for litterally hours. He was super intriguing and so easy to talk to and super funny and fun. When he dropped me off he asked me if he could take me on another date tomorrow night. I knew if we went on another date with him I probably wouldn't want to go on another date with anyone else for awhile and I didn't know if I was ready for that. I remember going to bed that night and thinking this is a guy I'd want to marry if it all works out. A week went by and we spent every free moment we had together. We were inseparable. Our friends probably thought we died. I knew by the 3 date that I would probably marry Trev. This is something I wrote in my journal after the first week, " I never thought i'd be able to relate with people that say when its right its right and when you know you know. I've always thought with the way I think I'd never know for sure, even on my wedding day there would still be the thought if this was the right choice but I can't believe how strong I feel for this guy! He is honestly the neatest person I've ever met. There's so much to him and so many things I love about him. I know it's only been a week of knowing him and there's a lot more we need to know about eachother but I just feel so blessed to have met him let alone be dating him." So fun to look back and read my journal entries about this. So glad I have them to look back on. From our first date we got married less than 5 months later. So crazy! We spent one day apart over Thanksgiving since our first date and we are still pretty inseparable. I don't know how I lucked out with Trev and I'm still amazed at what an incredible person he is. I want to be more like him everyday. Brian and Mo ended up getting married so that annoying guy is my brother in law and one of our best friends :) I hope everyone can experience sometime in their life a love like we have. Our marriage is the happiest part of life and I still just can't believe I get to be with Trev forever.
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5 Senses

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^^We gave Aniston one of these and she experienced chocolate for the first time.. we had to give her two. It was soo funny.

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Chairs & Coffee Table  // Sweater // Gift Wrap // A's Pajamas // Highchair

Valentines day is so so soon! If you are still thinking of an idea for your loved ones here's what I do every year  for Trev. You can take little pieces or do the whole thing. Every year for Valentines Day I do the 5 senses gift bags for Trev. It's been a fun little tradition for him and fun for me to put together. Below are some ideas for each bag, I have to get super creative each year so if some of them are a little out there.. it's because I have no better ideas. If  you have more ideas leave them in the comments below! Also!! Share what you do for your loved ones, I love hearing fun lovey dovey things:) 5 Senses!! Touch:
  1. shaving cream or razor (This brand is always good)
  2. new clothes
  3. watch or new phone if needed
  4. gloves
  5. Back massage (courteous of me)
  6. pedicure gift certificate (trev loves getting his feet pampered while I  get mine painted)
  7. Space Pen.. Trev LOVES these pens, Here (when you put the cap on it's a normal size pen) He goes silly over these and I'm not allowed to borrow them because I always lose them ha.
  8. Phone Case (HERE)
  1. Framed picture of you two
  2. picture collage (I usually do a iMovie of all the pictures from the last year)
  3. tickets to a show, museum, comedian or movie
  4. car wash so his car looks clean
  5. New book to read
  1. iTunes gift card
  2. concert tickets
  3. headphones
  4. Trev loves instruments so I sometimes get him a guitar strap, pick or any sort of music accessories
  1. A note that says you're cooking his favorite thing for dinner that night
  2. I usually just do a bag of all his favorite little treats and drinks
  3. gift card to his favorite restaurant or a new place you've both been wanting to try
  1. cologne (This is my favorite guy smell)
  2. candle (Trev loves when the house smells yummy we get our candles from gatehouse or anthro)
  3. air freshener for his car
    Family Home Video- We chase Aniston around the house and say "I'm gonna get you" and "Where's the baby" she usually crawls full speed away and screams at the top of her lungs. She is so much fun. (first time having chocolate)
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Snip Snip

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^^had to bring in the master stylist (Trev)

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^^so handsome!!!


^^He's freaking out!

My brother in law has had long hair for ten years!! So long! We chopped his hair last week and I'm sure he went home and cried haha I WOULD!! haha. He was ready for a change so we went for it.

Just some fyi so I don't get a gazillion dm's. I don't do hair, I went to hair school but am busy being a wife, mom and running a business so the only hair I do is my families. Also this guy is taken, sorry ladies. Last time he was in my snapchat so many people dm'd me about that so yes he has a girlfriend.

I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about change. I'm grateful for changes in life. I know sometimes life changes, personal change, home changes, boy changes, ect,..  they can be hard but most of all the changes that happened in my life has made me stronger.

Sometimes we can choose that change. Sometimes we can't. But I'm grateful that we can make personal changes. I love this quote by President James E. Faust, "We can decide to do better and to be better. In some ways all of us need to change; that is, some of us need to be more kind at home, less selfish, better listeners, and more considerate in the way we treat others. Some of us have habits that need to be changed, habits that harm us and others around us. Sometimes we may need a jolt to propel us into changing."  I hope I'm always striving to make changes and fixes in my life to become a better person. I hope my husband would describe me as loving and sweet. I hope my babies would describe me as caring and kind and I hope others would think of me as selfless. I have a ways to go with these things but I'm thankful that we can choose to work towards bettering ourselves and our lives.
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Sweater (Similar) // Denim // Stroller

GIVEAWAY WINNER!!- Congrats to @eva.bradley.merz  You won the giveaway! Send me your email via dm and we'll get you your goodies! Thanks to everyone that participated! Use DISCOUNT CODE: "stevie"  to get 15% off at GATHRE. I love there mats for the beach but I use it the most under Aniston's highchair. We have carpet so it's a life saver. Also their changing pads are amazing!! And the Nexo stroller is a great option to keep in the car for running errands around town bc of how compact it is! And I just love the look of it. DONUTS- I found this place online, the donuts are really unique and fun but it's not the most glamorous place to sit and eat. Just grab it to go! It's just up the street from the beach so it's perfect. BEACH- Our favorite beach in ca is Santa Monica. The pier has a ferris wheel and lots of other fun things. There's a trail along the shoreline for runners, bikers, rollerbladers, etc.. and it's walking distance from shopping at third street promenade. They also have swings and workout bars on the left side of the pier. FASHION TIP- Color block!! I'm always a fan of color blocking. I usually like when my  lighter color is on the top. So if I'm doing pinks I'll do a mauve on top and a burgundy on the bottom.