August 18, 2015


It's been a while! Things became too busy and I had to prioritize my know how it goes. I also have thought, pondered, and really tried to figure out what direction I wanted this little space to go. I'm still trying to figure that out but for about an update?

+ Scott and I moved to ARIZONA. I never really thought the day would come (kind of hoping it wouldn't) but here we are, in AZ, sweating our faces off. So far we like it, and I LOVE being close to family, but I don't think it's really hit us yet.

+ Scott finished up his last class at BYU and officially is a college graduate. He is the hardest worker when it comes to school and I am so proud of him. He will be attending the Doctorate of Audiology program at ASU this Fall.

+The blog post I did a while back about the time Scott and I went a whole month without spending money has been getting a lot of views lately. I went back to re-read it and it reminded me that the spending fast was one of the best challenges we've ever done! If you're up for it, we say DO IT.

+We've been having such a fun summer!! The first 6 weeks we were working a lot to save money and finishing up spring classes. The past 6 weeks have been full of family, traveling, and a whole lot of sunshine.

+We were fortunate enough to go the last 6 weeks without working. We have been spoiled with vacations and family time but now its back to real life and its hitting us hard!

+With that being said: I AM LOOKING FOR A JOB!! I am most interested in working with graphic design. Anywhere from assisting a blogger or a small business to working for a large company. If you know of anything, please let me know! (missbrimley{at}gmail{dot}com)

+Like I said before, Scott and I have been "free" for the past few weeks and we have loved spending so much time with each other. I know we are in for a rude awaking so here's to my last day with my husband before I become a grad school widow.

May 19, 2015


For Scott's graduation, I really wanted to do something fun to celebrate. Graduating from college is a big deal and I wanted him to feel special for completing such a remarkable accomplishment. I researched and I budgeted and I really tried to find a fun vacation for us to enjoy. Unfortunately with our schedules, a vacation away wasn't really an option for us so I decided to plan a fun "staycation" for us to enjoy here in Salt Lake City.

We both were really looking forward to a fun weekend together relaxing after finishing such a stressful semester. As the weekend came closer and closer and I had my activities set, I decided to check the weather. Rain. 100% chance of rain was in the forecast for the ENTIRE weekend. I wanted to cry. In fact, I did cry multiple time that week leading up to it. And then I was mad and grumpy. We both were so looking forward to a fun weekend, it's all we talked about for weeks. Most of the activities we planned required nice weather (and were mostly free because of it) and there really wasn't a whole lot we could do with the rain (where we wouldn't spend a ton of money). We went back and forth contemplating what we should do. Except every time we would talk about it, I would turn angry and grumpy–ALL I WANTED WAS A NICE WEEKEND WITH MY HUSBAND.

Then Scott, being the wise man that he is, put me back into my place real quick. I needed to change my attitude. This most definitely was not the worst thing that could happen to us, it was just a bummer. It was just the weather and things like this happen sometimes. We just needed to change our plans a little bit and we could still have a nice weekend. And that is exactly what we did.

It did indeed rain the entire weekend but we still had fun seeing a movie, browsing some of my favorite stores, and eating at some of our favorite places. We bought some of our favorite treats and relaxed in the hotel, watching the rain. It wasn't what I had in mind, but we still managed to have the greatest time. Anything with Scott is the greatest time.
^^Treated ourselves to some popcorn and a drink at our movie. That's a luxury in our family!^^
^^The cutest, most charming hotel^^
^^Brunch at the hotel was delicious!! Probably my favorite part of the weekend!^^

May 18, 2015


Scott is a BYU graduate! I am so proud of him and all of his hard work he put towards his college degree. We had a great weekend with all of our family in town, eating, catching up, & eating some more! We are more than excited for our next adventure...moving to Arizona where Scott will attend audiology school for the next four years. Scott has always been a very hard worker and I am excited to see what success it will bring him!
^^best friends since babies and they graduated together!!^^
 ^^it was fun to all be together for this happy occasion!^^
 ^^my cousin Christopher and Scott were able to walk together. I love how great of friends they have become^^
 ^^Christopher's parents^^
^^Scott graduated very early in the morning so after we came back to our place for a little brunch. Delicious brunch, actually!!^^

May 3, 2015


After our fun weekend in Arizona, Scott had to head back to school but I got to stay a couple extra days! I didn't do anything too exciting, but it was nice to relax and enjoy friends and family. In the middle of the week, I headed back home and enjoyed the rest of my break from there.

^^One night Shelley and Marissa came over and we talked in bed and ate left over Easter candy^^
^^celebrated my cute mom on her birthday!!^^
 ^^got together with all of my cute girlfriends that live in AZ. it was so nice to catch up with them^^
^^(left) came home a bouquet of one of my favorite flowers (which lasted 8 days!!! I was so happy about that). (right) Went to lunch with my cousin Patrick, who I rarely get to see!^^
^^(left) BYU hosted a Grad Night party for all of the graduates and their family. We went with friends and even won a raffle prize. (right) Later that night we thought we would try to be cool and we hit up a dance party. We stayed for about 3 minutes.^^
 ^^(left) I got to spend an afternoon with my cute cousin Savannah. We had the best time together. (right) preparing invitations for my friend Emily's shower^^
^^gathered with friends for Sunday night dinner^^

April 27, 2015


It has been all sorts of crazy around here in the McGrath home. Finals, papers, homework, parties, work, and a certain someone GRADUATED...we just are running around like chicken's with their heads cut off. But the end is near and we couldn't be more excited about it.

A couple of weeks ago I had my Spring Break. It happened to be really late in the semester which kinda stressed me out a little bit but we still managed to have some fun! The first part of Spring Break, Scott and I went to Arizona. It worked out that it was Easter and LDS General Conference all in the same weekend. We really liked being around that weekend and we REALLY liked the warm and sunshine! 
^^On Good Friday, everyone was out of school so we spent the day outside playing and enjoying family. That pool and sunshine was just what we needed!^^
^^Friday night we went out with my aunts and uncles to dinner^^
^^Easter morning! We even found ourselves with a basket! That morning we spent at our cousin's house enjoying a great breakfast and LDS Conference^^

My mother hosted Easter dinner that evening for all of the Pothiers. Our meal was delicious and was followed by an Easter egg hunt. 
^^Scott's sister braved the crowd and came as well! It was so much fun to catch up with her^^
^^Smith is going on a mission at the end of July!!^^

March 30, 2015


Scott and I needed to run some errands up in Salt Lake City so we decided to make a date night out of it. We got there a little earlier in the evening and decided to walk around the State Capitol. Right now the grounds are GORGEOUS. There is a gravel pathway that goes around the whole building and it is lined with trees. This time of year, all the trees are in full bloom and it was so beautiful. We spent a good chunk of time there enjoying the view and talking about life. I loved it there so much, I might make Scott take me there again this week!