California Gold


We have been spending the weekend with Nick’s family. It has been great to be with them.

We had the opportunity to go up to our grandpa Blair’s property and go exploring. Their grandpa had a dream there was gold on the land, so we went to find it! We literally had a metal detector. 😂 Haha we actually just went to be together and to hike and see the beautiful views, but looking for gold was also fun!

Keeping family at the forefront always makes me the most happy, so today was wonderful.

And oh we didn’t find any gold…

Or did we?….

XOXO,

Alyse

San Francisco Carousel


On Pier 39 stands the most photogenic carousel- okay when is a carousel not photogenic though? Of course we had to stop & take photos. 🎠 

This weekend was a blast with family! My mom has the pictures on her phone with all of us in front of the carousel. We were celebrating my older brother, Sam’s, birthday since it’s tough for us to fly down there at the end of the month. #StudentLife 

We had fun celebrating though. He tried to get one of the workers at Fuddruckers to sing to him. It didn’t work. Haha but we sang to him later! Here were the different things he asked me for while he was here. He is so cute! He didn’t ask me for the last item on the list, but apparently he’s been asking mom for that for the past few weeks!

🎂 Sam’s Birthday Wishlist 🎂

  • A notebook. No, not The Notebook, just a blank notebook.
  • An LA Lakers Magazine. Apparently he has been a closet fan until now? 😂
  • 2 buddy passes to LAX. He already flys for free… 👀 
  • A new iPhone 8. I can’t fault him there. 

I just love him! He is hilarious and oh so sweet. 

Okay well, that’s enough for now. If you’re ever in San Francisco, go check out Pier 39! This is just one of the many cool things on the list. 

Happy Sabbath!

XOXO,

Alyse

Welcome Fall 🌾


Okay the weather here in Northern California is amazing! (Right now at least, but I’ll take it…) We absolutely loved LDS General Conference as usual. I can’t wait to read and listen to the talks again in the coming months and years. You can read or listen to them on LDS.org. 

We always cozy up on the couch during conference weekend & eat yummy food of course. We had homemade pumpkin bread yesterday and monkey bread this morning! It’s so fun. One day I can’t wait to have our family join in the fun traditions. 

Some of my favorite messages were: 

  • Service is so important. It’s wonderful to travel far and wide to do humanitarian work, but don’t miss an opportunity to serve your family or those around you!
  • Be articulate with what you believe. It’s okay to be different from the world.
  • Faith will always overcome fear.
  • Always listen to the prophets and pay special attention to their messages. There’s always room for improvement.
  • God loves us so much!

Happy October! I hope you’re embracing fall wherever you are… even if you’re sweating in Texas still. 

XO,

Alyse

   PS. Here is a similar striped skirt here. 💙