last weekend for the 4th, i was in utah to shoot the wedding of my cousin.

it was good fun because there were lots of family around, and i got some one-on-one time with my parents, which apparently i needed.

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once there, i realized i hadn’t been back in provo area since i left in 2008 and graduated from BYU.

going back to college is weird.

so much has changed there.

and yet, so much hasn’t. i felt the excitement of being in a college town all over again, it made me hyper like a 19 year old all over again…

we went to a place that everyone cool knows about sodalicious. its literally a hole-in-the-wall drive through/walk-up joint that makes any combination of soda/flavors you could want.

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photo 6yep, i’m very mad i didn’t think of this idea first. but truth be told, it would work best right there.

a college town full of soda drinkers. done.


we enjoyed the 4th up in the beautiful mountains to get out of the hella heat in the valley,

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and then the next day, i was on my feet all day with a camera around my neck. i love weddings, but summer weddings in utah are going to be the death of me.

{i’ve turned into such a california brat, i know.}

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while i was gone, my boyfriend took our kids down to AZ to go to the cabin with family.

they had lots of fun too. there is a cute little parade in the town every year so i’m glad they got to go and represent.

since i wasn’t there, all i have are the cute pictures he took…

IMG_0003_2 IMG_0010_2 IMG_0013_2 IMG_0007_2 IMG_0012_2 IMG_0008_2 IMG_0026_2 IMG_0022_2i hate being apart on the holidays, but this worked out.

dang it, those kids are cute. and so so much fun.