Someone awesome was born today

i’m a lucky woman.  no really i am.  he’s my favorite ever.

happy birthday babe!!!


My least favorite question right now

Nope, its not: “When you guys gonna start a family?”  or “How are you settling into your new home?” Both of which are asked a lot and neither of which have definitive answers.

Its “So, what are your hobbies?”

I don’t know why it is so hard for me to answer this, ultimately my first answer would be graphic design.  Which seems really reasonable and true right?  Except this question usually comes right after someone asks me what I do for a living and I’ve told them I’m a graphic designer.  BORING ALERT!

I was telling Scott I want to say “Uh, well we like to cuddle, and watch LOST.  Does that count?”

But it doesn’t count, because if you ask Scott what his hobbies are, they include a plethora of sports.  Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Racquetball, etc etc etc.  So I can’t really say that just hanging with him is my hobby because its not his to hang with me!  That makes me even more of a Lam-o.

So I end up scrambling for a hobby that almost always seems untrue (being active!) or boring (I like music?).

And for the last 6 months before we were married, so much of everything I did in my spare time was centered on the wedding and scott and planning everything.  And now that we share a life together I need something else to be interested in.

So, I’m putting it out to the masses, what should my answer be? Here are some that I have been thinking about:


  • Pros – Its actually a hobby of mine and I think I’m pretty good at it.
  • Cons – Its also part of my day job and pretty much everyone and their mother is a photographer


  • Pros – I already know how to sew and have a sewing machine
  • Cons – I’m pretty impatient and not very good, but practice could make could make perfect, right?


  • Pros – I love to read!  This should probably be my #1 answer all the time
  • Cons – DORK

Camping, Hiking, Being Outside

  • Pros – I do like to do all these things, I’m not afraid of dirt, and I drive a Subaru!
  • Cons – Is a camping trip once a year at best enough for consideration?

Working Out

  • Pros – Its really good for me.
  • Cons – I hate it.  (Could hate turn to love?  Should I kill working out with kindness and then we will be friends?)


  • Pros – I like to cook, and I can hold my own in the kitchen
  • Cons – Definitely not Julia Child

Catching up on my Google Reader

  • Pros – I definitely spend lots of time reading my blog feeds – usually every morning I’ll have more than 100 unread posts!
  • Cons – “Your what?”  “An RSS who?”

I guess I can start by responding with, “Do you mean things that I like to spend my time doing, or things that I wish I like to spend my time doing?” Or maybe just “Oh, I like to Photogra-sew-cook-read-blog-gym-camp!”

One month down = Happy Cartwrights

Perhaps I should update since Reuben sent some traffic our way.  Check out his site today to see an awesome tribute to Scott.

So for the quick update –

It did end up raining on the wedding day, but it was still the best day of our lives!  Thanks to a ton of help from our family, friends and one amazing coordinator, everything worked out beautifully!

Then we went on our road-trip honeymoon up the coast.  We stayed in Laguna Beach, San Luis Obisbo, Carmel and San Francisco.  We also stopped by Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Jose.  We tackled our first public transportation in San Francisco, and managed to get where we needed to go.

I love this picture of Scott at the Monterey Aquarium.

Our yummy lunch at the Chinatown Restaurant, in … you guessed it!  Chinatown.

Since our honeymoon, we have just been settling into our new lives. We got new callings in our new ward recently (teaching the 11 year old Primary class), and we have been getting the lay of the land a little better around our place.

All in all, married life is the best!  We are having such a great time and can’t wait for more.