Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sara's summer visit

Sara came with her 3 boys for a visit this summer! And it was super fun. We went to Lagoon, Mt. Timpanogas, which we weren't able to climb all the way up with babies strapped on. But we made it about 1/2 way up, so I did better than I thought. Then, after 2 very busy days, we just hung out. Did nothing, which was nice too.

Thanks for the visit Sara! I love you and enjoyed our time together!

Summer time...

My family has been in town from last weekend. This monday and tuesday, my parents and Jonah, and I went to Bear Lake and took residence in one of their Worldmark condo's. My dad has been trying to pass a kidney stone since sunday, when he had the attack. So, there wasn't a whole lot going on. We hung out, ate yummy food, watched movies. Mom and I got the chance to go swimming with Jonah, which he loved. He was kicking his legs and paddling his arms. And on the last day, we got some time to play on the beach on the way out. Thanks mom and dad for the fun time! Jonah really enjoyed himself!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Check out this blog to win a gift card! Gives me a better chance if you look at it, so you better do it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Glorious treat!

Derek and I have found an ice cream substitute. Same texture, good taste, and only one ingredient. Bananas! Read about it here

Bonus picture

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Move Your Life Forward-Now"

That's the title of the article in Cosmo this month that really got me thinking. Yes, I read Cosmo. Sometimes it's a little too explicit for my liking, but this month's issue was really good. Anyway, it just talks about being in a rut, and how to get out of it. And it really got me thinking, because I've been very rut-ty lately. And the article talks about moving to new places and whatnot, which I can't really do right at the moment, but it made me think about what it is I do want to change and what risks I want to take. It's like new years resolutions, half way through. But I've decided the main thing I need to fix and change is my:


I just feel all sorts of out of whack lately and the only thing I can pinpoint it is, is my lack of confidence. I know it's a super vague statement, but it entails more. In high school, the awkward years, I think I was much more confident than I am now. Yes, I had the regular disappointments and teen angst and all that, but I think I liked myself a lot more than I have been lately. And I can think of a few reasons why.

Style/Fashion: And I'm not just talking about keeping up with the trends and what's hot right now. I'm very much a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl, super laid back, low key, air dry my hair, only wear mascara. But lately I think I've been trying too hard. It's kinda hard not to sometimes. I feel so much pressure to look stepford perfect. And the only pressure is from me. Derek prefers me low key. When I get dressed up, he gets all weirded out. Wondering who I'm trying to impress. Honestly, I don't really know. I think I'm just trying to do what's expected. But by who? And like I said in my last post, since having a baby, none of my old clothes fit like they used to, and I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to shop to accommodate my new body. Which segues into...

Fitness/Health: I think I'm stuck in that weird place right now, with the last 10-15 lbs being the hardest to lose. I mean, I think I'm somewhat in good shape. I go to yoga every week, I can go on long-ish walks without dying, but I have a long ways to go. The main thing I have to dress around and stress about it the tummy flab. Still here 16 months later! I know I can definitely improve my eating and workout habits. Like right now, eating a bowl of cereal. Cinnamon Toast Crunch at 12:30 at night, probably not the best idea.

Music: I miss it. I miss being apart of it. Jazz choir and marching band were what I lived for in high school and my very limited college experience. Marching band is the only class I went to regularly in my short time at BYU-I. I don't really have an excuse not to be doing music now. I have a piano in my home, vocal chords, youtube for tutorials. And it's not like Jonah or Derek would object. Jonah loves it when I sing. I can tell. And I still occasionally get complimented on my voice. It IS good. I should do something with it.

Motivation: I've never been very good at this. Which is why I'm a messy, lazy, look for the easy route kinda person. But in order to do any of these things, that's all I need. I always convince myself I don't have the right stuff or enough money, but that's not true. I don't need exactly all the right things. Just the right motivation and spirit. Instead of watching several movies a day and playing online games and eating too much. I need to make myself into my best self. And along with that, I need to stop putting myself down. There's always a little truth behind sarcasm and in jokes.

I have lots of ideas and goals I'd like to do. Now it's just time to do them. No excuses, no laziness. Not doing these things makes me unhappy. And no amount of money or things is going to make me feel better. I feel best when I feel accomplished.

I love you guys. Time for bed now. Thanks for listening

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's depressing to keep having to get rid of clothes because my body is not at all like it used to be. I just want to replenish everything all at once, but the budget won't allow it.

You guys have any ideas what kind of looks I should go for? I want to try new and different things, but am unsure if I have the courage to pull it off. I'll take all the tips I can get!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Every once in awhile I look back through my blog and today, seeing the pictures and watching videos of Jonah as a little tiny baby got me all teary-eyed. I love this little boy so much and sometimes I miss him being tiny. And I remember exactly how I felt in those times too. I long for that. And I know it won't be the same the second time around, but I want to do it again. Guess it's time for another one :)