Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas with the Families

Here's Chloe trying to grab my camera in her totally cute snowflake pajamas. Man did we have fun with her! David got a coke can dispenser from his parents-needless to say he loves it. We also took some shots of my brothers rockin' out on Christmas. They played that new Muse song like a hundred times. We also got to all sing around the piano while Kyle played the piano and Trevor played the guitar-it turns out we don't know all the words to Eleanor Rigby as well as we thought!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

So we totally scored! We are so lucky to have such great families who know us so well. And David did a great job of picking out some neat things for me-new clarks (much needed), and goodies from Anthropologie. He got his DVD/surround sound toys and guitar hero. We also treated ourselves to a new laptop since David's getting back into school. It's awesome!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Campbell Christmas Craps

I just wanted to quickly post this picture because it's ridiculously cute. We had a ton of fun this weekend at a Christmas Party with David's mom's side of the family. Of course, 20 out of the 25 pictures are of Chloe. Check out her cute-ness!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Family Christmas Photo

Utah Trip

On Saturday and Sunday we drove up to Salt Lake and spent time with Blake while he was working at the apple store, and we spent the day with Amanda at her apartment and Christmas shopping. On Saturday night we went to I Am Legend in Provo with Blake, Ryan, Brian, Jon Hart and Blake's roommate Justin and his girlfriend Christiana. Sunday we took a tour of the Conference Center-we'd both never been to it, and I've never been to General Conference-also looking forward to that. And of course we walked around the Salt Lake Temple-it always takes my breath away.

On our first full day in Provo David wanted to show me around because I hadn't ever been to Provo before. We drove up by bridal veil falls and stopped at a little park to take some pictures. I could not believe the mountains! They're huge and so gorgeous all covered with snow. He also showed me the MTC and we took some shots of the Provo Temple (not my favorite, but still looks neat set up against the mountains.) I'm really looking forward to being able to live so close to the temple.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A little party

We planned a little welcome home party for Dresden and everyone braved the snow to come up on Saturday. We had a lot of fun eating homemade Cafe Rio & snow ice cream & just hanging out.

My heart is full

A talk by Bishop Pace, 1987

Lehi’s vision of the tree of life is appropriate for our day. In that vision, he saw a great and spacious building, which represents the pride and temptations of the world:

“And I … beheld … a great and spacious building; …

“And it was filled with people, both old and young, … and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who … were partaking of the fruit” (1 Ne. 8:26–27).

Even though you have a testimony and want to do what is right, it is difficult not to be drawn to the great and spacious building. From all appearances, the people in the building seem to be having a great time. The music and laughter are deafening. You would say to me what my children have said, “They’re not really happy, huh, Dad?” as you watch them party.

They look happy and free, but don’t mistake telestial pleasure for celestial happiness and joy. Don’t mistake lack of self-control for freedom. Complete freedom without appropriate restraint makes us slaves to our appetites. Don’t envy a lesser and lower life.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. No one is perfect, especially me, but...
Alma 41:10

Saturday, December 8, 2007


I guess now that it's winter it won't matter that we can barely fit anything in our tiny fridge! It's been snowing all day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our Favorite Things

Since Christmas time is coming nearer, I decided to list some of the things we enjoy most in life. They're not in any specific order, just listed how my brain thought of them. I'm listing things we both love-then I can see written out what we have in common because we definitely like things that the other person doesn't like as much (coca-cola, x-box, cooking shows, healthy food) so it's good to remember what we both love!
1. Aveda products. We LOVE getting our hair cut at Aveda. They're kind of a hip salon, and the products smell amazingly good. We go to the Lotus up here in the village and Jade at Victoria Gardens. I've also gotten a facial there-sooo nice.

2. Our new camera. We finally splurged and bought a Canon rebel. Our true love of photography really started blossoming the second we met our wedding photographer, Amelia Lyon (see #3). My secret hope is that someday we can become a photography team and make it a side-career for us.

3. Our photographers. Funny that we still refer to them as "our photographers", since we've been married over a year now. Our wedding/engagement pictures are so amazing that every time I look at them it's like I'm seeing them for the first time again! Justin and Amelia Lyon are so creative and talented-and truly inspiring!

4. Our niece. Chloe Fenn is by far the most entertaining thing around at family get-togethers. She is the cutest little girl I've ever seen, and definitely one of the smartest. She runs around, holding anything that looks like a phone up to her ear (real cordless phone, ipod, iphone). She's just such a happy baby.

5. Weather. David and I check the weather every day on this awesome website one of his geology teachers at Cal State Fullerton told him about( We always let eachother know when there's a chance that it's going to rain or snow. The first rain of this season, David called me at work and let me know that it was pouring in Rimforest. He was so excited! Plus it snowed this last weekend-we just sat in bed and watched it build up on our deck.

6. Seinfeld. Sometimes it's hard for us to agree about what we should watch during/after dinner, but Seinfeld is always our number one choice from our list of recorded shows. Jerry Seinfeld's stand up is possibly most quoted thing in our house/extended family.

7. Sangria. Not David's or my number one drink (his is coke, mine is vitamin water) but always a good go-to for fun dinners together. It's ALWAYS on sale at our Stater Brother's (4 for $3) but David always forgets and says "Let's just get some sangria. It's on sale- 4 for 3!" It's pretty funny.

8. Planet Funk. This is our new find at Victoria Gardens. It's pretty expensive, but we like so much stuff in there it's always a struggle in trying to decide if we should get it. After looking at the same shirt for at least 4 months I finally bought it- But we usually just stare at the things we like.

9. Decorating. I've never met a guy who liked to decorate a house for the holidays more than David. If we go to Home Goods, he's got like 5 wreaths in his arms and wants me to decide which one I like best. I'm not gonna lie, it's kind of cute. He also did a great job with the ribbon on our tree.

10. Jack Purcells. David wore his until you could see his socks peeking through the cracks when he took a step. He finally wore them to work and got deck-stain all over them so they're goners now. They're kind of hard to find so he's going without right now. He wears black and I wear white. They're nice little shoes.

11. Anthropologie. I'll admit that I love this store more than David does, but it really encompasses our combined styles. It's bright, classic, new, vintage, and rustic. The only problem is that it's overpriced. So now we try to re-create the things we see at home.

12. Candles. We love to buy candles! Especially holiday flavored ones. One is always melting on the candle warmer. Right now we're enjoying Holiday Memories and Pumpkin-Vanilla. We discovered that soy candles give off the most scent.

13. JD Salinger. David loves Catcher in the Rye and I love Franny and Zooey. He's real and true and speaks the things I think we wish we could say. Plus David quoted it to me when we were dating-Salinger will always have a special place in my heart.

14. Van Goh. After wandering around Europe for 2 1/2 weeks and seeing tons of basilicas and museums we were kind of burnt out. After debating about one more museum we decided to go to the National Gallery in London the day before we left to come home. We saw the largest volume of recognizable paintings there, including Monets and Da Vincis. But the best thing we saw was the wall of Van Gohs. To be that close to the real thing was crazy! I definitely am more partial to pretty things-and the bright colors of the Van Gohs were ridiculous. David even tried to touch one of the paintings and got sternly reminded NOT to touch the them.

15. Jeans. We wear jeans every day of our lives-so we live in the most comfy ones we can find. David likes AG's, Paper and Denim and 7's and I mostly wear 7's. I need the stretch! Comfortable is definitely a word to describe our lifestyle.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Things change

Dan & Anisha in white! yay, for Anisha's baptism day! It was awesome.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


We had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend! We enjoyed family visiting from Utah, good food, and the boys got plenty of guitar hero in. Here's some shots of Blake and David rockin' out, and some pictures of Chloe that David and I took. We also went out to the shooting range later in the day to try out the shotgun that my Nana gave to David. It was LOUD!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our weekends.

For the past couple of weeks, we've been having Greg and Cori up for dinner and a movie and it's been a ton of fun! This past weekend we had Dan and Anisha up here too...the girls went for pedicures while the boys played video games, then we made dinner and played the newlywed game. Finally, couple friends!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Our Splurge

A week ago we were walking around Victoria Gardens and suddenly decided to get ourselves some things we've been wanting for a long time. That's right, David FINALLY talked me into letting him get XBox 360. Was it a good idea? Who knows. But he was pretty darn excited. I've been wanting a Canon digital rebel for a while and I noticed it was on sale at Sam's Club so we stopped by there and picked one up for us. We already have an awesome Canon point-and-shoot, but I am serious about becoming a semi-good photographer and I plan on taking classes when we move to Provo, so we decided to get the digital rebel. We've been practicing with it- it takes such clear pictures, and there's so much you can do with it. We took a ton of fun pictures with Greg, Cori, Dan and Anisha this weekend so I'll have to post those soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Versailles, France

One of my favorite sites was Versailles where the Royal families used to live. I knew a little bit about Marie Antoinette before we went since I had seen the Sophia Coppola version. The whole palace is amazing but the best is the gardens. They are AMAZING. The grounds in the back of the palace fade into the horizon. There's lakes, hidden courtyards, lawns and huge trees everywhere. Marie knew how to live it up, that's for sure. I guess she had a lot of time on her hands...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Paris, France

The arc de triomphe, the eiffel tower, and the louvre- the picture of david was his reaction when we got to the inside area of the louvre where the pyramids are. It's huge! There was really no way to capture any of these things in a photo, but we did the best we could! I had the best bread I've ever had in France, the best nutella filled crepes-and saw more gypsies than you can imagine.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Here's me with Dresden by the river and David and Dres chillin' in front of the Duomo. Florence was fun for us because it was the end of our trip, so we were tired, which meant that we spent most of our time hanging out with Dresden.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We had a BLAST in Europe- We were there from October 1st to the 18th and visited London, Paris, Venice, Rome and Florence. The picture showing the back of me is Versailles, in France where Marie Antoinette lived. The grounds are ridiculously huge and seem to fade into the horizon. In London we walked a lot and even ended up seeing Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson filming a movie near the Thames. The black and white is me at Abbey Road. We spent a lot of time at the Eiffel Tower- we went there 3 times. At night it's all lit up. The tower is easy to see because it's a lot taller than everything else around it. The top is us on our gondola ride. We traveled through the canals all over Venice and even saw Marco Polo's house. We took about 700 pictures all together so there should be more posts coming soon! For some reason our mac won't let us upload pictures so i'm posting here at work what I have saved on the computer. Hopefully we'll figure it out soon!