last weekend, nicolaus and i went up bell canyon. well it was more like my friend lauren and i tagged along on nick's fishing excursion with some friends...haha but i'm so glad we did! it was the prettiest hike with an even prettier lake. 
with all of the busyness lately, it is one of the few daytime excursions we've had any time for. between nicolaus going to school full-time and working part-time, me starting a new job (more on that later), and wedding showers/parties/preparations for abigayle and mo, we haven't really had a second of daylight to spare. but there has been lots of evening barbecuing and late-night skateboarding and hot tub sessions, so we have been able to enjoy our warm summer nights. honestly, i feel like there's so much to catch up on and that i want to record, but i've barely had a second to breathe it all in, let alone blog about it...haha my massive pile of dishes and laundry can attest to that. and now i'm just rambling. but all in all, there's been a lot of fun and a lot of learning going on lately, and some exciting things to come which i'll be sharing soon! hopefully...haha and nooo i'm not pregnant :)