Thursday, December 1, 2011

my new chapter; continued.

It finally happened.
i'm officially a leavitt.
i'll have to make this post a little short
but i just can't believe how quickly everything went!
i remember thinking in july about how slow it felt like it was going.
i wanted it to just come already.
and then august hit, and i was NOT ready for that.
from that point forward, everything went way too fast.

this blog is titled 'my new chapter'
because at the time that it was created,
i had this epiphany.
incidentally that 'epiphany' had to do with a boy.
a boy who i had a big crush on.
but for awhile there, things were a little rocky with him.
eventually, however, (and somewhat past-due) he proposed.

and now, i'm starting an entirely new chapter with that boy.
so, the title stays. because it is only fitting.
so onto my new chapter, it is.

we don't have our wedding pictures back yet
so i can't post about the wedding to the extent that i would like,
however, i did get some amazing images back from miss camille johnson.
and they do look quite lovely.
(thank you, camille!)

 bridal bouquet.

handsome hubs.

my grandma's 1941 cake toppers.

i do love him.

heather photographing it up.




love these babes.

mackie's got moves.



so, the wedding was a success.
despite the fact that it all went by way too fast.
i can't wait to see pictures so i can see what i missed out on.
that's all for now.
i promise to post about post-wedding events soon.
honeymoon included.
so long for now.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


10 days.
time is going by way too fast.
i feel like i got engaged a month ago at most.
it's almost been 4 months!
i just don't get it.
but it's cold. so the season changes have helped me accept the time change.
there's still so much left to do in such little time,
but i'm finally starting to feel like i can breathe a little.
despite the fact that i've been in this relationship for 4 years,
i'm surprisingly nervous for what's in store for our future marriage.
I mean, really truly, he's one of the most adorable human beings i know.
and i love every eensy weensy thing about him,
 even the things that drive me up the wall.
but there's still so much i know i don't know.

it's all so exciting!
i'm so anxious for everything to unfold in the oncoming week.
my last day of work is next monday.
(SO ridiculously excited)
and then i get to see all the people i love in a period of 4 days.
it's going to be amazing!
and then i'm off to the amazing beaches of HAWAII.
(which is supposedly a surprise, but b's not very good as surprises)
yet another thing i love about him.

my bridal shower was last weekend, and it was AMAZING.
the sisters & mother set up an amazing hot chocolate bar
(which, of course, was inspired by pinterest)
and it was a total hit.
the twin made HOMEMADE marshmallows.
she's a genius.
and they were oh so delish.
and we all had a blast, and i loved all the presents as well.
thank you so much everyone who came and made it such a success!

anyway. on another note, there are two new albums i've been obsessing over.
the first one being:

architecture in helsinki - moment bends

and the second one being: 

coldplay - mylo xyloto

please please listen to both of them.
you will be missing out on a big chunk of life if you don't.
okay, well, it's off to the races.
and by races, i mean loads of last minute wedding planning.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

holy toledo.

oh my goodness!
so neglectful i have been.
i'm so so sorry.
turns out (shocker of the century) that being engaged is really super time consuming!
who'da thunk.

erego, i've been extremely busy and have had minimal amounts of time to blog update!
(my addiction to pinterest may or may not have something to do with this)
but here i am to update you on all the happenings!
with LOTS of pictures and words.
be prepared!

so much has happened in the last 3 months of this engagement!
my lexus moved on to bigger and better things
(and by better, i mean the engine seized)
may she rest in peace.
this happened to occur the weekend i was planning on going to california with b's family!
so it was a sad little time for me.
let's have a moment of silence for baby.


okay. SO, california trip, you ask??
why, yes! i did go to california for a week.
and i spent it with b's mother, cameron, and elise (the sibz).
it was a BLAST. we spent most of the time on the beach.
everyone swam, whilst i soaked up rays and took artsy pics via hipstamatic.

and then the last night was spent at the happiest place on earth!
yeah, you guessed it. this big D-land.

i'd say we look pretty pumped. and hydrated.
it was so much fun, needless to say.

and of course b decided to sit in the front of splash mountain
which he wasn't very happy about..

but then the sibz came in and saved the day!

and then we ended the day on mine and lis' favorite ride:

as you can tell from my effervescent state of bliss.
don't mind b stressing about his lost sunglasses.

anyway, so after an amazing weekend in california,
i then headed to washington to shoot my friend, ryan's and malorie's wedding!

which was super awesome!
congratulations, you beautiful couple, you!

then it was all back to work at my new job in provo.
back to the call center thang, but it's a job. and i love the people i work with, so hey, i'll take it!
AND the bonus is that they're letting me take off 2 1/2 weeks for the wedding/honeymoon.

anyway, then i had my birthday on september 24th.
some slightly negative events took place on that date,
however, i DID purchase a semi-reliable vehicle for $1,000.
happy birthday to me :)
it's a 1992 honda accord with 265,000 miles on it
which, for $1,000, is a pretty darn good deal.
and it runs pretty smoothly with hardly any problems!

anyway, we celebrated my birthday on the 25th.
and having the sweetest fiance that i do, he got me a real pearl necklace.
then he took me to rodizio for dinner,
followed by the lion king in 3D.
which is only my favorite disney movie ever.
it was a pretty great birthday.

and NOW here i am, with only just over more 3 weeks until i become mrs. leavitt.
there's still so so much to do.
but i'll blog more about that at another time.
well, thank you for letting me unload the last 3 months to you!

lovelovelove you.
and if you haven't already, follow me on pinterest!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

the story.

yes, ladies & gentlemen
this boy right here: 

(photo cred: the amazing whitney tutt)

finally proposed.
it's been a long time coming with this one.
b & i met just over 4 years ago.
there have definitely been some bumps along the way.
a lot of giving and a lot of taking.
b's taught me to be a lot (i mean, a lot) more patient.
it's been a really good thing,
and i honestly can't imagine marrying him without this 4 year time span.

i've learned so much and it's taught me to become so much more selfless
(inherently, i'm a very selfish person, i think).
i never in my life thought there would be another person i would do anything for.
and now there's b.
and honestly, i would.
not a boy in the world i could love more.

anyways. moving on from all the ushy gushy stuff. :)
onto the proposal story.

first off. i need to express just how much i LOVE the 4th of july.
it is my favorite holiday.
(christmas doesn't really count because it's more than just a holiday. it's more of a season)
there is nothing i love more than spending time with the family,
having a nice BBQ, playing in the sun, and enjoying the fireworks.
this year is a special year for utah, because aerial fireworks were legalized.

so anyway, a few days prior to the 4th, b called my dad (with me in the house)
now, i thought b had called him to set up a time for brandon to ask my dad.
(my parents were in deer valley until the 6th)
so i figured, there was no way b could propose until at least the 6th.
therefore, i was safe with my chipped red nail polish on the 4th.
right? WRONG.

so we spent the entire day boating & barbecuing at deer lake with b's family.
it was so much fun.
unfortunately i had to go into work at 4pm, so i had to leave early.
we left the lake, and i went home and got all cute and patriotic.
then i went to work for a couple hours, but they let me leave early because it was slow.
so i called to ask b where i should meet him.
he told me he was going to thanksgiving point to set up the blankets with his mom.
i asked if i could come up and help them.
he said no.
(i have no idea why that didn't tip me off)
so instead i went to his parent's house and waited for b to come home.

we hung out at the house for a little bit while i waited for b to get ready.
he asked if he should use my favorite cologne. 
(the one he only uses maybe once ever 6 months)
and i said "sure."
and he said "well, i can't wear it tonight and the night i propose.."
and i said, "yes you can!"
so he put it on.
(yet another hint that went over my head)
then we left the house, went to wendy's to get some dinner
(he asked if i wanted to go to a restaurant, but i assumed we were in a hurry)
we drove to the thanksgiving point parking lot and ate it there.
and the food ended up being delicious, so all was well.

then we went in, and we spent forever trying to find the blanket.
he kept asking if i wanted to sit alone or with his family.
i told him that i didn't really care, but that i loved spending time with his family so i'd be happy sitting with them, too.
he called his mom asking where the blanket was, 
(i guess his mom DID move it to a better spot)
and then we finally found it
and he said "oh, i guess my mom set it up for just us."
when i looked a little bummed, he said 
"my mom told me earlier that she doesn't think we spend enough time alone together and that you're probably getting sick of the family"
which i didn't even blink at because that IS something his mom would say.

so then we got all comfortable, snuggled while laying down.
it was actually VERY comfortable.
and then the fireworks finally started.
b said "tell me when you think the grand finale is."
and i said "..uhmm, okay?"
and he said "well, i kind of want to stand up for it."
and i said "uhmm.. i'll sit up.. but i don't think i really want to stand up."
and he said "mm.. okay. that works. just tell me when you think it is."

then the fireworks took a break. which i thought meant the grand finale was coming.
so b says, "will you stand up? i need to fix the blankets."
and i, so completely mesmerized by the fireworks, scooted to the edge of the blanket, somewhat annoyed.
then he says, "no, i need you to stand up."
annoyed, i moved over further.
b says "no, stand UP!"
so i did. furthering my annoyance.
then i'm staring up at the fireworks for a full 15 seconds.
when i finally look down, he was down on one knee.
(i guess he had been waiting for me to look down for about 10 seconds. oops)
and there i stood, completely shocked.
he said, "kelli, will you marry me?"
i think i said "uhhh... uhmm" for about 10 seconds.
apparently he was really nervous at this point and i finally said 
"uhmm.. yes?"
so he awkwardly slipped the ring on and stands up,
and then we had a nice little kissing session.
fortunately (and unfortunately) no one saw the proposal.

then we sat down, at this point it hadn't fully sunk in yet.
he held me between his legs and said something along the lines of
"you're so perfect for me, and there's no one in world i could imagine spending the rest of my life with"
we were both so overwhelmed that neither of us fully remember.
and then he gave me a dozen red roses.

and then about 10 minutes later, the grand finale started.
which i actually preferred because it gave me some time to absorb it before i had to part ways with him.

it was pretty much the perfect proposal.
i really can't imagine any other way that could have made me happier.
so there it is.

ah yes, and here's a picture of the ring:
(it looks much prettier in person.)

and there you have it.
november 5th, save the date.

Friday, July 1, 2011


i can't believe i forgot to add my ALL-time favorite summer albums!
my apologies.
to you AND to weezer.
i've listened to these albums for the last 8 or 9 summers.
ever since my trip to california in high school to visit my grandma in Santa Cruz.
and i listened to these two albums for the first time on my awesome CD player.

so here you are:

weezer - the blue album

weezer - the green album.

so so soooo so good.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's here!


it's here.
this is NOT a joke.
this IS real life.
it's happening.

for those of you who know me well,
you KNOW how obsessed with summer i am.
i'm usually so much nicer and more fun to be around when the sun comes out.

this summer's going to be a good one.
know why?
because i'm going to make it one.
though half of the summer will be spent working my life away,
the other half will be spent at seven peaks (season passes, holla!)
and in california (more importantly disneyland) and MAYBE hawaii.

so i'm pretty darn excited.

anyway, to kick off the summer RIGHT, i have some summer beats to introduce you to
as well as my current obsession.

seriously. it's my dream come true.
pictures & the things i love all rolled into one website.
if you don't have an account, you should request an invite.
or leave a comment and i'll invite you.
it will change your life.
really really.

now onto my current summer playlist.
starting with my annual summer albums:

alphabeat - this is alphabeat

the all-american rejects - self titled.

mika - life in cartoon

cobra starship - ¡viva la cobra!

noah & the whale - peaceful, the world lays me down

rilo kiley - under the blacklight

now onto THIS year's summer albums.

vampire weekend - contra

marina and the diamonds - the family jewels

jenny lewis - acid tongue

noah & the whale - last night on earth

OKAY, folks. i think that's all for now.
thanks for reading, and enjoy the sun!

Monday, June 6, 2011


so sorry, blog world.
it's been quite some time since i last posted.
life has gotten crazy, let me tell you.

some basic updates and excuses as to why i've been away:

i got moved to a new department (I think that's when i disappeared)
i worked in said department for a month.
then i got hired on at pinnacle again part time in the evenings.
then APT laid me off.
then they hired me again back in Triage for the permanent position.
previously i was working through a temp agency.
and now (hopefully) in two months, i'll be hired on at APT.
which equals health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, just plain goodness.
so now i am working at APT from 6am-2:30pm
and then at Pinnacle from 3pm-8pm (hopefully switching to 7pm)
then it's off to bed at 9:30pm.

aka: no room to do anything.
fortunately i have saturday off at APT and only work 10-3 at pinnacle.
and then i get a day off (usually monday) at pinnacle.
So Sunday is pretty much the best day ever.

so that basically sums up the chaos in my life.
i fortunately still get to see b.
and if he moves into the 'bugalow'
(the little house on his dad's company's property, also where b works)
he'll be a 5 minute drive from APT.

In addition to work chaos,
my brother and sister-in-law moved to Seattle this weekend.
I will miss them so incredibly much.
in a nutshell:

they're obviously top 10 cutest family material.
Seattle is really lucky to have them.
And I'm so excited for this new chapter in their lives.
But I will miss them dearly.
I love you, Jor, Marie, Matt, Lucy & Anna.

And that concludes all the prominent changes in my life.
i promise i'll be better at posting.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

photography giveway!

k, so i know i've disappeared for awhile. but i just entered this giveaway and out of thousands of people, i SO totally hope i win.

(i hope you're reading this, crave photography)


i know i've been horrible at posting, 
and i'm sorry!
life's been busy busy.

because i just started in a new position!
i now no longer have access to idle internet time, and am instead doing something i love!
i work in a more technical department now, performing upgrades and whatnot,
and it's so much fun!
also, i got a $2 raise AND i work from 6am - 2:30pm
i've never ever been a morning person,
but this is totally working out.

i love love love it.

i shall update soon with more blogs!
pinky swear.

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