Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Have you seen Mitt yet?
Well I did and lets say I loved it.
I loved to see his interaction with his family and to see a family kneel down
together in prayer.  It was hard to watch him lose the Presidency all over again.
I can't help but wonder what our Country would be like if this man was President.
Watch it and see what you think.

Also did you see Jimmy and Mitt slow jam?
So funny.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Wedding

I just finished editing this wonderful couples wedding pics.
I had so much fun and the fact that Justin taught both of them made it even funner.
Without further ado, here's the pics.

I love that her dress was her Grandmas wedding dress.
Don't you love where it hits on her legs.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Menu Thursday

Wow it's been awhile since I've done a Menu Thursday!
I love having what I'm going to make for dinner right here, linked up to the
amazing websites that I find dinner on.
A few things have changed since my last *MT.
The biggest is that I went back to work 3 nights a week.
I love were I work and that I get to help people reach their goal of getting healthy.
Yes, all I do is sell gym membership, but joining a gym is the first step.
Since I'm going saving the world, I try to help my husband save dinner by having
something ready or something he just has to finish up.

With mash potatoes and a side salad.

Chili Verde 
With rice and black beans.
I crockpot this, super easy just add cubed pork and a jar of chili verde.

Crescent Roll Pizza
With fruit and a side salad

This I have changed a little so that I can crockpot it.
Basically I cook the sausage and then throw everything in the crockpot minus the pasta to cook.
The pasta I cook and add right before it's done.

I want to teach my kids the joy of a good salad, so to their dismay 
we will be having salad one night a week.

The Always Super Classy Taco

Hawaiian Haystacks

Quick question what are your meal planning tricks, anything your loving right now, and whats your favorite
Hawaiian Haystacks topping? Mine are coconut and green onion.

*Here MT stands for Menu Thursday not Mountain.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Body

For the 3rd time I had to sit my children down and tell them that we had lost another baby.
I prayed for inspiration and help.
I came across this video on the Mormon Channel.
We watched the video and then talked about how amazing our body's are and how
they are prefect for getting us threw this life, for this mortal period.
Then we talked about how sometimes someone is so pure, they only need a body for a short time.
For the 3rd time we talked about this, for the 3rd time I had to tell them we lost a baby. This is one area that doesn't get easier with practice.  So hard.  I am so grateful to have a knowledge of the gospel, to feel the spirit in my home.  To know that I have a Father in Heaven and that my Savior truly did atone for man kind.   I am grateful that I felt this little man so strongly before he was taken from this earth. You will be missed little one.
Justin told my kids this quote by Joseph Smith.
"The Lord takes many away even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man and the sorrows and evils of this present world, they were too pure, too lovely, to live on this earth; therefore, if rightly considered instead of morning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall have them again… the only difference between the old and the young dying is one lives longer in heaven and eternal light and glory than the other and is freed a little sooner form this miserable wicked world”
I will see you again and hold you someday.
Send love to your siblings and remember to tell Levi happy birthday in February.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

January Blues

It's winter, it's cold!
(I must confess it's been nice to have some upper 30 deg days lately) 
 I keep trying to talk my husband into moving to Sacramento.
I miss the 50 deg winters of Cali.
I have the January blues.
I need me some vitamin D stat.
This pic of Milo made me smile.
It made me happy and feel like summer sunshine is just around the corner.
For now I might go tanning?
I think I'll pick up a good book, maybe take the kids swimming?
Stop to smell some sunscreen. (one of my fav smells)
Get my butt to the gym and eat a yummy salad.
Maybe I'll organize a little bit and or a lot.
I think a project maybe in order.
Anything to help pass the cold away.
Spring and Summer see you soon I hope.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Breakfast Time

One of my New Year resolutions for 2014, go 2014, is to make my kids breakfast before school.
I decided this after watching my teen boys grabbing handfuls of cereal and walking out the door.
They're dedicated to proper nutrition.
So far I am going strong and I am ultra dedicated.
I even made a pinterest board titled Breakfast.
The hard part not having eggs every morning.
Because sometimes you just need a Ryan G. pancake face.
This week we have had.
(sadly none of mine looked like someone famous)
Cinnamon Sugar Toast and Hot Chocolate
because I'm all about proper nutrition
and tomorrow I plan on Cinnamon Rolls that I found hiding in my fridge and where meant for one of my neighbors as their Christmas gift.
Here's to a new year, and a new us.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

12 Days

Happy New Years!!!
I just finished putting up Christmas and wanted to share my favorite find of the season.
I love this book and was over joyed when I found it at the DI for only a dollar!
Its vintage with understated Christmas color.
Simply amazing.
I have a bunch of wedding pics on my camera card until I finish editing.
I'll share later but I love them.
So unfortunately these are off of my phone and really don't do them justice.
The Twelve Days Of Christmas.


Don't you love it. The drawing's, the typeface, Evie's foot?
I sure do.
Now I'm off to finish editing and then Lauren and I will be having some girl time, just the 2 of us.
 and Dallin is aching to go to game stop.

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