Monday, November 14, 2011


I know it is two weeks past Halloween and I am so behind blogging. You will have to forgive me, it's a little late, but..

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the feel of Autumn in the air, the spooky cobwebs and all the little ones in costumes. I have never been into the gore and guts of Halloween. I like more of a classy, dark, vampire royalty look for my decosorations, with a just touch of fun.

This year, for Halloween, we had a little party with delicious spooky treats, family and friends and costumes were required.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Picnic and A Park

One of the last days of warm sunshine my sweet husband and I went on a little picnic. It felt wonderful to soak in as much sun as possible before bright days become rare. We enjoyed some very healthy grilled chicken, mash potatoes, and juicy corn on the cob. Drowning into the blue sky on a blanket with my man made a perfect day at the park.

Delicious Hot Schmoes

Crackling sound of light
Holes to heaven so clear
Summer breeze fills the space
Life so fresh and lush

With winter rushing to join us it is sad to leave behind summer nights. There is nothing more refreshing then spending time in the mountains we are so blessed to have. I love driving through the canyons filled with so much color and life.The smell of campfires always makes it seem like summer. The Larsen family had our last summer campfire a few weekends ago. The sweet boys love exploring and getting sticky with roasted mallows.


"Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot schmoes!"

"They're called S'mores, Buzz."

Monday, October 3, 2011

21 Candles

Family dinners are always fun, but cake and presents make them even more special. Nate has finally reached 21 candles. The little brother I grew up playing make believe restaurant with is now legal. Happy birthday and tons of love.
Baby girl, Caroline, loves birthdays since one of the perks of being two is you help blow out candles and open all presents even if they aren't for you!!

Besties Lunch Date

I love that it doesn't matter how much time has passed since we last saw each, put best of friends together and we pick up right where we left off. Britt and I have been best of friends since middle school. Put us together and we can't stop talking and giggling. It was so fun catching up with her and her adorable two-year-old, Jaxon. She and her hubby are expecting their second boy early November. They are lucky boys to have her for their momma. I am so excited for them and just love having her in my life.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Huntington Sand

"Have you been to California
Seen the sights and people there
Walked the streets of sleepy sea towns
Tasted salty ocean air"

A couple days of sun, your toes buried in the sand while listening to crashing waves can be the best therapy. And don't forget the delicious seafood. I am a sucker when it comes to fresh fish and sushi is just heavenly. If I moved somewhere for food, it would be near the coast to be closer to the fish! There was sun, but a storm off the coast of New Zealand caused a chilly wind at our beach. To walk out on the pier I had to add a few layers.