Hey there!

My name is Dayna. I'm 26, a stay-at-home mom of two, and married to a dark handsome feller named Steve. We met when we were in high school in Maryland, and dated for a year before he left on a 2 year mission for our church in La Paz, Bolivia. When he got home, he once again swept me off my feet while we were both attending Brigham Young University, and we were engaged to be married 4 months later. One little problem... I was only 19 years old!  Being the over-thinker that I am, and scared to take the plunge, I called off the wedding. Steve was bummed. I was bummed. But it was a good thing. I had almost 2 more years to grow up, and when I couldn't stand being away from my best bud any longer, I asked him to marry me and we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington DC Temple on October 28, 2006. Best day of my life.

We lived the newlywed life while living in Provo and going to school at BYU. We both walked together the spring of 2009. On July 11th, 2009 we had our beautiful daughter Jayne Middie. She is smart, beautiful, hilarious, strong-willed, silly, sweet, and truly amazing. She loves her monkey, watching movies, and drinking bottles.  Steve received his degree in Latin American studies that summer, and I received my degree in Marriage Family and Human Development the following June of 2010 (took a little longer with a baby...).  Vincent Eric joined the family on February 15th 2011. He is a sweet boy who loves to laugh, hates to snuggle, loves his doggy and binky, and is quite the little walker now. We are all in love with him.

Steve is an all-things-soccer-related lover and has been playing the game since he was a small boy. We recently moved to Chile where Steve is assistant-coaching for a professional team here in Santiago. Our days are spent enjoying the warm weather, eating fresh fruit and croissants, people-watching, exploring the city, taking lots of pictures, and trying to learn Spanish (not Steve - he's already fluent... no fair!). We really like it here.

We are close with our families and enjoy video-chatting with them whenever we get a chance. We like eating great food, Bill Cosby, working out, green smoothies, hanging out with friends, watching TV marathons and movies, playing with our kids, listening to music, and finding cool stuff online. We think being parents is pretty awesome and we think our kids are pretty awesome too.

We're Mormon and we believe in Jesus Christ. This is what brings us the greatest happiness of all. 

My blog is a place for me to document recent happenings with my family, thoughts on mothering and life in general, yummy recipes, photography, style, and whatever else I happen to enjoy or find interesting. I blog because it's fun!  It is a hobby that I love, a great resource for updating family and friends who live so far away, and a great space to keep memories I (and my family) can later look back on and enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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