Archive for the ‘Beauty in Everyday’ Category


Ocean and Sand

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 in Beauty in Everyday

When I introduce my sweet girls to the ocean for the first time I have a certain ceremony I do. First I get a picture of them being held over the ocean all Lion King like–I believe it is called “the simba” in certain circles. Great, lets see how long it takes me to get […]

Things I Loved This Month

Friday, December 7th, 2012 in Beauty in Everyday

A month, we have been living in Costa Rica for a little over a month now. I feel like we are finally settling in since we moved to the new house. My life is completely different over here and I am in love with it. Pura Vida. Sweet Shae’s hair is curly out here, beautiful […]

Who Are These Kids?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 in Beauty in Everyday

A couple of days ago I went to say goodnight to the girls, but they were all fast asleep. So I picked each of them up to kiss them and cradle them. Every single one of them was all of the sudden bigger. Who told them they could grow up? Who told them they could […]

Trek to the Mermaid

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 in Beauty in Everyday, Our Travels Worldwide

When the girls would ask to see the city we were living in “on your computer” only one real image pulled up for our city–a statue of a mermaid. So in all of the pictures they would draw, all the conversations they were in with people asking where they were moving, and all their daydreams […]

scooby dooby doo!

Monday, November 12th, 2012 in Beauty in Everyday

When your mom finds bats, cockroaches, frogs, fire ants, iguanas that poop on your head all in your house, you become a bit on edge. And then your mom finds you holding onto each other like this during a silly Scooby Doo episode: Oh I am glad they have days like this where they are […]

Last Fall

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday

September/October is my favorite time of the year in Utah:  

California Beach

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday, Nature

I am so glad I got this shot—it’s Poki’s classic “IT MAKES ME NERVOUS” face before she erupts into some form of a tantrum. This also explains how she feels about the beach. She is terrified of the water, “Because the waves feel like they are going to just suck you in and not let […]

I went camping and…liked it?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday, Nature

I went camping and kinda liked it. Let me clarify: it was one night, I did no work or preparation, and it was in the Redwoods. So really, I think I really set myself up for success with this one. Visiting the Redwoods has been on my list for awhile so when my brother-in-law asked […]

A Special Place

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday

There is something really special about Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Lots of little tiny memories hidden in the house. I wonder what my girl’s will be: the doll house in the guest bedroom? The quilts hanging on the walls? Grandma’s nativities? The kitchen table? The big beautiful trees? Marcus the cat? The stones around the […]

Top 15 List for California’s 2012 Trip

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday

Abby #1 Playing with my cousins all day long #2 Swimming in Grandma and Grandpa’s pool #3 Redwoods & the Beach (more on that later) Cameron #4 Going to the movies #5 Grandma’s doll-house #6 My aunt teaching me to swim Daddy #7 Tracy Burritos #8 Starting to feel better (he has been very sick […]