Friday, December 31, 2010


Oh hey, blogging world.

We're back. We got married, took off in some very snowy/rainy weather for San Diego, came back to St. George for Christmas and our open house, and are now back home, slowly putting together our apartment.

It's been awesome.

Now I'm working on applying to graduate school, writing essays, falling asleep, avoiding writing essays.
Wish me luck! 2/3 are due tomorrow!

Oh, and happy New Year!

photo credit to Natalie Newman

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Saturday my mom and I went shopping for a dress for me to wear to the wedding luncheon and temple clothes for when I go through the temple this weekend. And we were talking about wedding plans and all that fun stuff that we're pretty much done with at this point (I hope...not forgetting anything, right?), and I started to cry. Because my grandma should be here for all of this. And it breaks my heart a little that she won't. I told my mom that and she started to cry too, and for the first time in my life I saw my mom as a little girl.
Without her mommy.

And we both cried, sitting in Rubios eating tacos. Because we miss our grandma and mom.

But I know that we will see her again. And even though I won't see her sitting in the sealing room of the temple next to my grandpa, or in any of the million photos we take, I like to think that she'll be there. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

T-5 days

I can't help myself. We got the CD last night with over 300 photos on it...and I just have to share.

We lalalalove Nickell.
And my little sister Becky for being my hair and makeup stylist. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


How about seven days, huh?
Can you believe that?

Finals suck, but life is beautiful.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


11 days...can you believe it?
Me neither.

photo by Nickell

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

vintage chemistry

While I'm going all photo posting crazy, I just have to share this:

Oh, my dad was such a rockstar chemist post doc at Harvard.
 I think this photo just says so much.

day 3: a picture of you and your friends

I have a lot of people I consider to be my friends, so you get to see a lot of photos!

My sophomore-present roomies/neighbors (photo from my birthday outing to Spark last March, so fun!)

My little sister. (photo from our Bateau Mouche ride on the Seine in Paris)

Freshman year roomies = lifelong friends (photo from an outing to Los Hermanos)

My high school besties, most of them at least (photo from our Christmas party a couple years ago)

And Aaron, my fiance, love of my life, and best friend.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

day 2: the meaning behind your blog name


My name is Katie.

And [most] everything you find here originated in my mind, so

"From the Mind of Katie".

I actually think it was one of my friends on the dance team a long, long time ago who first suggested it, back when I was using some hotmail thing as a blog. It stuck, and I've been using it ever since.