Monday, August 29, 2011

Cove Fort

Day one of our adventure we stopped at Cove Fort on the way to Utah. We did a tour and took a welcome break from driving.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

a little birthday love..

Over two thousand miles later, we arrived home just in time for Brent's birthday. It was a night well spent celebrating my awesome husband. A few good friends and lots of good food. What's not to love about that?
So happy birthday Doofenshmirtz. I'm so glad you were born!
With love,
Your Adoring Wife.
ps. I really like you

Sunday, August 7, 2011


My thirty day challenge is officially ending at day 25.. ish. I'm taking the kids and making the "family rounds" before school starts. Daily blogging just doesn't fit into that schedule. The trip consists of a ridiculous amount of driving for one woman and five kids, lots of ice cream, a fair amount of crying and complaining, loads of fun, and priceless memories. Wish me luck! I have no idea what they're doing but thought it was definitely picture worthy. Ahhh.. imagination! I love it!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lovely trees

There is a specific type of tree here that I absolutely love. I don't know the name, but the bark peels off in strips that twist around the tree. It makes variation in texture and color that are.. well.. dramatic and beautiful.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I made a list yesterday of the most important things I'd like/have to do on any given day. It went something like this..
  • budget
  • exercise
  • read scriptures
  • play with kids
  • clean house
  • plan/prepare meals
Then I read a book for the next three hours.
After that, I numbered my list according to their importance and thought about the amount of time I put toward each. And I realized something. My priorities need a serious course correction! For example, if cleaning house is number six in importance, then why am I spending so much of my time doing it!? Does the amount of time you spend on something represent it's true value to you? It seems like is should, doesn't it? Point is, I'm thinking about this. I want to spend the most time on the things that are the most important to me. Honestly, I don't know if that's possible. It's just.. well.. it's complicated! So what do you think? Possible? Not possible? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We've had lots of fun the past year seeing a few broadway musicals. Last night was Mary Poppins. I was really looking forward to it and in many ways it didn't disappoint. The sets were amazing and the singing, acting and dancing superb. These shows amaze me with just the scope of the production.
That said, my favorites stayed the same. I love a show with a powerful story. One that makes me feel something. If you have the chance I would still recommend Wicked, Les Mis, or Phantom. They just can't be beat.

Monday, August 1, 2011

green smoothie

2 generous handfuls of spinach
1 frozen banana
1 handful of grapes
1 large slice fresh pineapple
1 -2 cups ice water

Blend the heck out of it and enjoy.