A walk down mission lane...

who is that boy in the back?

water day

lake sevan

my trainer


sisters' favorite food

making lavash (giant tortilla)


this girl reminded me of jack black. you know you see it.

hot armenian men. look out ernie - these unibrows are out of control

gathering potatoes


baby #2

the hills are alive?

you can't see it, but i could definitely see my breath. every day. in this kitchen. for a month.

cackling grandma

one of the oddest families i've ever met. loved visiting them but it kind of felt like entering the twilight zone.

big big spider. big. big. big spider. those were everywhere in ararat. especially our bedroom.


one of my favorite companions - native sister hakobyan



very cute

There's something about winter that makes me pay attention to clothes more. Maybe it's because I actually have to wear them, rather than parading around in my bathing suit all summer long at Seven Peaks. Or maybe these dresses just caught my eye from the sunny backgrounds that surround them. Oh summer...I miss you terribly.



Congrats Swamp Donkeys! Tonight they have swept the court, won "the most coveted shirt on campus," and become the volleyball intramural champions. We never doubted them.

Tyler doin his thing.

The team doin its thing.

The win!
Check out the kid that rushes the court, by himself.


We heart Swamp Donkeys!

Tyler's BYU intramural volleyball team, affectionately known as the Swamp Donkeys, has successfully made its way to the finals!

Yesterday the team kicked some butt in the semi-finals. There was some stress near the end with the final score of 22-25, but I knew they'd come out on top.

Congrats Swamp Donkeys! Good luck on Thursday!

yes it's 6:30 a.m. and yes i'm at work already. why? because it took me two hours to get here yesterday due to the snow storm. So leaving myself plenty of time this morning, i was delighted to find out the roads were clear and so was traffic....and that i have an hour before anyone even starts showing up.

so here i am.

on a fun note: what about sytycd??? i've never been an avid tv watcher til i got married and got a real job. now instead of working or chasing around boys at night, i get to actually watch some cool shows like sytycd.

my vote for best guy and girl: jakob and eleanore! they rock. amazing. can't wait to find out who's left in the finale!

p.s. mary murphey (the woman judge) should never be allowed to laugh or speak loudly ever again.


am i behind the times? am i the only one that just found out about the new family search website? well, behind or not, i'm already obsessed. move over mariah carey.

the new site is soooo easy to use! and it gives you so much information.

so the past few days i have been overly occupied with looking up my ancestors and who has or has not had their temple ordinances completed. i was especially excited on sunday when i found a whole list of names from making one connection with the help of my mom. she doesn't know much about her father and pretty much nothing about his parents. but now the connection has been made.

so this weekend tyler and i will do the baptisms and confirmations for my grandpa's grandparents and many other people on my mom's side of the family.

to find out more visit www.new.familysearch.org or www.lds.org.