Monday, December 12, 2011


Thanksgiving was FANTASTIC and of course super DELISH! We spent it with my family at our home. We have not spent Thanksgiving with my family for the last 3 years so I was so excited for my Momma's home cookin. We had a great Thanksgiving, did some Black Friday shopping ( nothing crazy.....we slept in!), and to finish the night we drove through the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork. I hope everyone else had a good holiday, now time for Christmas! Here are a couple of pics from Thanksgiving, I will have to post later about some of the crafts & recipes I have been making for the holidays, I've got some good ones! Happy Holidays friends! XO

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


So I'm trying to get in the "habit" of working out everyday. So far I'm off to a rocky start. But I'm hoping to get there! I like to work out at night with the hubster but I find that when I wait to work out at night with him, there are too many distractions that come up. So I am trying to do my workout in the morning.....which is soooo hard for me! I am not a morning person. I like to wake up and slowly get a start to my day. I just don't have the motivation or drive until after 10:00. To be honest I'm quite bitchy first thing in the morning. Mornings are just not my cup of tea. Hence why I am blogging at 11:30 at night. Anyhow, I have been getting some good ideas from Pinterest. I am a Pinterest addict, really it's a problem. I would love to hear suggestions from others on what inspires them and what they do to stay healthy. Here are some of the things I have been using for inspiration........
One thing I am definitely not good at is eating breakfast. And if I ever did eat, it for sure was not something healthy. I found this really easy idea on Pinterest and I decided to try it out. I love it! I use a low fat vanilla greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of cubed fresh fruit, 1 tsp. honey, and 2 tbs. of granola. I make 4-5 at a time and put them in the fridge. Jory and I can just grab them and go! Click here for the link to the recipe.
Most of you know that I used to be a gymnast, dancer and cheerleader. I used to be flexible. I used to be strong. I used to be in shape. Ugh! This picture is definitely inspiring to me.I love everything about this November promise.
And of course you have to choose to do something. Like me getting my butt up and doing that dreaded morning workout! I am really trying, and to help me keep focused I have made some goals. One of my goals is to loose just 1 pound a week for the next 8 weeks.....wish me luck! I'll let ya know how it goes!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One SICK puppy

Or I should say Kitty!

Man I don't know how you Moms out there stay sane when your kiddos are sick!? I obviously only have what some people would call "pets" but in our house they are part of the family and we LoVe them so! My sweet Batman has been so sick with a cough/asthma for the last 3 weeks! It's been breaking my heart to hear him wheeze and cough! Plus it continues through the night so I haven't had a peaceful night of sleep for some time....... I can't imagine how I will feel when I have sick kids because the cat is killing me. So to all you mommas out there...I commend you! I can only imagine what you feel like when your little ones are sick. So until that day comes (and if you ask my mother, it can't come soon enough), I will continue treating the furry ones around this house as kiddies and worry and fuss over them ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Yes......we are ALIVE!

Hello friends! So it's been awhile since I have even looked at this blog let alone update it. I have been so not motivated I guess you could say, but I'm back and ready to re-commit haha! I also have decided to make my blog public again......not sure why I decided that but I did!

So we haven't been up to much since my last post clear from last year! Things have been good at our place! We stayed busy all summer, played as much as we
could. Things are starting to slow down for us now, I don't know what we will do? It drives us crazy to not have something to do. I guess we can start working on all the projects we've been meaning to start, the ones that we say we will do but never have time.... I think I will start a new exercise routine. I have not worked out in a LONG time and I AM a fatty now because of it. Sooooo I think that is going to be my new obsession. Hallelujah!

I will post a couple of pics of what we have been up to in the last year. Like I said nothi
ng to exciting, just the typical summer stuff for us. I hope everyone has been doing fantastic. I am excited to reconnect with my blogging friends! Loads of LOVE xo

We picked up a new hobby this winter. We did a TON of snowshoeing up Santaquin Canyon and at the Nordic Center @ Sundance. We bought season passes and it included the Nordic Center so we were pretty stoked on that!
Of course we did a whole bunch of this! Our FAVE hobby!All my girlfriends are having sweet babies! I love all their babes mucho!
We didn't do as much boating as we would have liked to but we st
ill made a couple lake trips to Yuba, Powell, Bear Lake and good ol' Utah Lake

We went to Yellowstone with my parents and had the most amazing
weekend trip! We stayed in this dive of a hotel in Montana, ate fantastic pizza and beer, and got attacked by a crazy bird!
This was my highlight of the summer! I did my first ever overnight backpacking trip! Don't ask me how I survived with all these boys! This is something I have wanted to do my entire life. I guess you could say I crossed it off my bucket list. Seriously was so much fun. We are talking about doing another one here soon, and maybe one in early winter. I can not wait!

Jory and I got away together for a relaxing weekend in Denver. We've been there before but we just love that city! And of course we had to go to a Rockies game while we were there, Seth Smith is just as sexy in person as he is on TV! We had a great weekend together and made some really great memories that we will never forget!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Jory's dad took all the kids to Cabo for Thanksgiving for a week. The hotel we stayed at was gorgeous but not all that fun haha. The pool was freezing cold and they had NO hot tubs....whats wrong with them! Still it was a good time and we got to do some much needed relaxing. Here are a couple of pics from our adventures.

Abby, Callan, Jace and Morg chillin the the pool.
Me and Jace havin a little beach time
Jory and I on the yacht getting ready to go out fishing
Jory and his padre
Abby, Morg and I hanging out at the Office
Jor and I gettin some delightful Coconut Shrimp
Zac, Jo, Neil, Jor, Callan and Jaci

Ridin to dinner

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So I was so so so freakin excited to hear that it was snowing at home while we were in Cabo! Ha most people think we are insane but we LOVE the snow! Unfortunately just because it had snowed we could not go snowboarding because Sundance had not opened yet. Thankfully with more snow it finally opened! Jory and I went up opening weekend but the back mountain was still closed and of course the snow was not that wonderful:( However they opened the back mountain this last weekend and we all decided to head up on Saturday. The snow still wasn't

great but good enough to have a good time. I seriously LOVE to snowboard. I did however find out that I am completely out of shape.....ugh! Luckily my foot is feelin much better with the screw out.... so I guess now would be a good time to get in shape?? Oh hell I hate being fat and out of shape it really BLOWS!
Trav finally can buy his own that means I'm getting OLD. So of course we loaded up and filled all our pockets with cans. Can't you tell in the next picture, my coat would almost not zip up. Jory had one in his pant pocket which decided to explode on one of our looked like he peed his pants:) Thank goodness for waterproof pants or he would have been one cold boy!

Havin a little fun at the lodge
It was a pretty good day as far as weather goes. There was a little fog up high earlier in the day but for the most part sunny skies. At this point in the day my legs were on FIRE. I didn't think I was going to make it down the mountain let alone another run. Thankfully Jesse and Justin came and found us and took us to play on some jumps they had found. Jory likes to race down the legs not so much.

It was a fun day and I can not WAIT to do it all winter long!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Catching Up

Here is the latest happening......

1. Jory and I just got back from was fun but I would have rather had Thanksgiving with my family. We have been out of town for Thanksgiving for the last 2 years.
2. Had my final surgery on my foot! Hardware is removed, snowboarding here I come!
3. Jory and I indulged and bought ourselves season passes to Sundance. We can not wait to go!
4. My family is coming to stay at our house for Christmas! I can't wait to see them!
5. I have not bought a Christmas tree yet......better get on that!
6. We just barely took down our Halloween decorations, I know we are total SLACKERS!
7. I am attempting to make my first quilt with the help of my aunt Laurie. I'm sure she is regretting her decision.
8. Jory's truck is broken and I truly hate it! Hopefully he can get it working and trade the bugger in!
9. Hoss came to visit and he wasn't here long enough! I miss him so much everyday, I hope he will come home for the Christmas but you never know with him.....
10. Travy turned 21 finally! We took him out to Tavernacle and spent the night in SLC. Then we partied the night away with my parents out in Wendover. It was such a great time, I don't remember when I had that much fun last!