Category Archives: Photos

Things I’m Loving Right Now

my last monthThe things I’m loving right now? The amazing past month I’ve had! I met Matt Smith, Boomer (the Pacers mascot), and Meryl Streep. =) I know it seems silly, but we’re really having an amazing 2014… I can’t believe I not only get to marry my BEST friend this year, I also met some heroes of mine & enjoyed many, many adventures. =) 2014, you’ve been so good to me.


Nutcracker happy happy engaged!So, blog family, I don’t know how else to break the news to everyone, but Mitch & I are engaged [since 12/7/13]!! We’re going to get married and have kids and live happily ever after.

Okay, let’s be honest, I’ll probably drive him absolutely bonkers, BUT he’s stuck with me!

We haven’t set a date, though we’re thinking September 2014! It was a romantic night at the ballet watching The Nutcracker and then home for hot tea and Bible reading. After which, he asked me to marry him. AND I SAID YES!?!

We have been together since September of 2011 and I’ve never been happier in my life. Mitch is my best friend, my confidante, and my support system. I can’t wait to begin our life together as old married folks!

The Farris Littles

I got to spend another evening with my most favorite littles!!! =)

greyson2Greyson is such a tough cookie! He’s definitely going to be a football player.

molly cuddlesMolly is becoming a cuddley girl. She’s so calm and sweet!

LaecLaeceigh is my little performer. She loves to laugh and to make others laugh.

tristanTristan is such a little mommy. She helps out with EVERYTHING! =) And she knows just how to get her younger siblings to do what she wants. haha.

I love them so much. I can’t wait to meet the 5th and final Farris babe in the next month!

Outfit Post


Mitch & I had a spectacular date night last night! I wore my pretty floral dress with my big belt and purple tights. I felt like such a cutesie lady! We went to Domo [a hibachi grill] to get some steak/iron in me, anemia be damned! =) We were the only people at our table, which made it extra fun. We made friends with the cook & had a really great time. The date ended with reading some Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while cuddled up in our pajamas! Perfect date night.

Dinner with Friends


Someone really special to me (this cutie Greyson) turned One this past week
and we celebrated with dinner and dessert!

Laeceigh molly TristanWe ate at Huhot (our group’s favorite dining establishment) and my friends Ashlee & Chris brought delicious Coldstone ice cream cupcakes!
Which we all pigged out on. haha.

my girlsI love the Farris kids with all my heart! And momma Ashlee is about ready to pop out the 5th and final Farris child for me to adore. ;o]

Sarah & the Technicolor Hair

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Soooooooooooooooo, I got bored with my hair color… and dyed it back to red! Practically needless to say, I adore it. I love having my hair red… it looks good with my skin color and it’s just plain fun. 

Do you guys ever get bored with your hair and just HAVE TO do something before you chop it all off and start over? That’s me… about twice a year! haha.

Recite Pi


Hope this makes you all smile!!!
Happy Wednesday!

My New Hair

I decided to spoil myself a little bit and I got my hair done… ombre style, here we come!!! =) I LOVE it! This photo doesn’t do it justice! It’s chocolate brown on the top and a honey blonde on the bottom. SUPER CUTE!!! I’m so happy with it!

Pittsburgh Trip

A collective sigh issues from every fiber of my being just LOOKING at this photo.
Pittsburgh, PA.
It’s been the only static home in my life, being an Army brat will do that to you.
My grandparents all lived around the city… it is one of my happy places.
I bleed black and gold [Steelers, baby]!
That’s why I was absolutely smitten with getting the opportunity to go home to visit my family up there and celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday!!

This photo of my grandfather with my second cousin Elise just melts my heart. Not only is it touching that I got to meet her and hopefully will be a part of her life [cousins don't generally get to stay that in touch], but my grandfather is her great-grandfather and she has such a great relationship with him.
It’s incredibly touching, & I’m a sap, so I love it.

We started with a lunch out on the town with the family! Photos above are of the entire Ruggles family in attendance, my family with Pap, & the cousins with Pap!

After the restaurant we all went back to Pap’s house to celebrate with a cook out. I was so overwhelmed with the opportunity to spend time with my extended family. They really are the greatest people. I love each of them so much… I can’t stand that we don’t see each other that much!

The next day we spent some time walking around the city (& riding on the INCLINE!!!) and then enjoying the last few hours with my grandfather before the drive home!

I really can’t ever fully express how much I appreciated the memories with my family & Mitchel [who is now as good as family]!! =) I love them all and can’t wait to see everyone again!!

Tattoos: A History

One fateful day in August of 2006, also known as my 19th birthday… I decided to go to my local tattoo shop and get some star tattoos. All I knew was that I wanted them hidden and simple. I ended up getting two star outline tattoos one on each side of my hips. You can see the hint of the left one in this emo photo. I was emo in 2006, please forgive me.

My second tattoo I got in Hawaii, the second time I went back to visit after we moved away in 2007. I stayed with my bestie Shelly and was wild and crazy and got this tattoo of a plumeria flower and my Hawaiian name. I grew up in Hawaii [3rd - 8th grade] and this tattoo is in honor of all my memories from the ROCK!

April 2011
“All was well.” It’s no secret that I’m a Harry Potter fangirl. HARDCORE Harry Potter fangirl. When we left Hawaii, I went through a severe stage of depression [honestly, who wouldn't?] I was starting high school in Indiana, far away from all my friends and my whole life in Hawaii. The Harry Potter novels really became my saving grace and even to this day, they remain my favorites. This tattoo is the last sentence of the entire book series… and my sort of reminder of the hardships I went through and how I overcame them. With Harry Potter. BECAUSE I AM A NERD. Noone is surprised, so stop gloating.

April 2012
Last but not least. My ginormous Owl tattoo… complete with yellow roses for my family. The long version of that story is here, but suffice it to say… I’m smitten with this tattoo in a BIG way. <3