Friday, May 29, 2009


I recently came upon this video on someone else's blog. I fell in love with the piano music. It has made me really want to get the piano I inherited from my Great Grandma refinished and inside the house so I can start practicing! Its now a goal to be able to play this!!! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day in Sunny St. George!

For Memorial Day Chase and I ventured south to visit Chase's oldest brother and his family. We had so much fun while we were there. I could definitely live down there! While there we went to dinner at Benja, a Thai restaurant, it was delicious!! We hiked the Red Cliffs with Jamie and the boys while Adam was at work on Friday.

Chase climbed with Dylan on his back to see if there were any more pools up higher.

Me, Jamie & Mason hung back and waited for them.

Chase golfed with Adam & Dylan and got to meet Derron Williams (yes, the Jazz player)! I shopped with Mason & Jamie.

We lounged at the pool for a few hours then headed back up to Red Cliffs for a campfire to roast hot dogs and make smores! We had such a great time and miss Adam & Jamie and their stinkin cute boys sooooo much!!! We can't wait to go back!

Why I LOVE this time of year...

There is a lot to get excited about during this time of year. Looking forward to all of the summer Bear Lake trips, and exciting summer activities makes this one of my favorite times of the year. I stopped for a minute today to get some pictures of a few of the things I love the most during the Spring months.

The first one being the spring runoff waterfall in Willard. I can't even explain how this puts a smile on my face every time I pass by! I love watching it when its at its fullest, just knowing that summer is on its way and that the mountains will be beautiful and green soon!

I'm a nature lover at heart! I love to plant flowers and watch them slowly grow and bloom into beautiful colors. If I could I would have a huge garden (both vegetable and flower) and I would be in them every day weeding and enjoying the satisfaction it brings to me. We planted a couple of pepper plants in a pot this year and its so fun watching them grow into something I will soon be able to eat! And I bought a Gerbera Daisy to keep inside and it has slowly been blooming and is finally there! I love it - - - I am smiling just thinking about it.

And of course last but not least... the amazing sunsets that we get to see out of our kitchen window. Willard Bay may not be amazing for many things, but the sunsets awesome!! This was taken late at night with the last light of day illuminating the water.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mamma's out there! Hope everyone had a good day with their families! We enjoyed our Sunday in Morgan with Chase's family. We had a great lunch and hung out the rest of the afternoon. I thought I'd share with everyone our gift we gave to Sandie. We had originally started it for her birthday in February (haha - - go ahead and laugh... we are lame!) and it quickly turned into a project that was much harder than a couple days of work. So here we are in May and the project is finished and was a hit!!

Chase's face is showing how heavy the dang thing is!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Put on your Poker Faces!!

Last weekend Chase decided to have a Poker night. Usually this means I have to find somewhere else to occupy my time, but this time the boys were gracious and let the wives join in on the fun! We played Texas Hold'em (?) and it was such a blast! The buy in was $5 so there was a chance to win a good cash stash! Bryce, Jessi, Craig & Brooks all came down from Logan, Kelly & Camille drove up and my friend from school, Stevi and her hubby Clayton came over.

It was so fun, and of course since there were girls involved, that meant yummy snacks!! Stevi and Clayton made jalepeno poppers (which were amazing!) and there was tonz of candy and soda!
The game came down to Camille and Stevi against each other. The last hand was crazy... they ended up splitting the pot! Congrats to the girls for kickin the boys' butts!

Feelin Sassy...... Peach!!

So I officially have "paint fever." After getting some color in the kitchen I decided to make a bold move and paint my laundry room a bright peachy color! It had the potential to go extremely WRONG - - - but to my joy it is awesome! Since I spend a lot of time doing laundry I figured the room needed to be cheerful and make me like being in there! And it does! So for those of you who fear color, I just have to say "DO IT"!!! Here are a few pictures to show off my new look!

I like this picture the best.. it shows the true brightness of it!