Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Here are a few pictures from my trip to Oahu and Hawaii in August! SO MUCH FUN - and so so beautiful - words can't describe.... =)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dad's 70th Celebration!

Here is a picture we took just before heading to church on Sunday. That was fun too - to all be there again on the same pew (almost -we didn't quite fit) in the ward we grew up in.


What fun to spend a few days at home with all my brothers and sisters. It was fun to reminisce about what it was like when we were all there in the same house - oh so long ago.

Dad's 70th Celebration!

We hadn't planned to get together for my dad's 70th birthday - we were all just going to send something to my brother in ID to put in a nice book for him. I had hoped to be able to get away and drive up and I'm sure a few other siblings had thought about going, but as it turned out - through various emails and discussions - ALL 7 OF US decided to go and surprise him!! My oldest brother drove to Vegas from CA and met my sister and they flew up together.

Here are a few pictures of us just after we'd come out from hiding behind the wall at a Chinese place in Rexburg.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I have been anxious to get to see the new Draper Temple so I was excited when I found out my parents were coming down to go. It was fun to be able to join them. They even took me out to a yummy birthday dinner afterward.

The temple was neat to see. It was a silent tour, which was different than at the Rexburg Temple, due to the number of people coming through I'm sure..... so it made it nice at the end they had us all sit in one of the large sealing rooms and an older couple explained the sealing ordinance and expressed their gratitude for their temple marriage. It ended it with a great spirit there.


I had so much fun on my birthday hanging out at Becky's with her family all day. They spoiled me with so many fun gifts! We went bowling at Fat Cat's! It was fun to watch the kids bowl. We ate at Costa Vida when we were all done. What a party!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I think I'm finally done with this blogging thing for the night - but just had to post the fun recipe I tried out on my sister and her family the other night. It turned out good and reminded me of summer - you'll have to try it!! =)

Chicken with Peach and Melon Salsa

  • 1 (15-ounce) can peach halves, drained and rinsed
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 teaspoons Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 1 cup pre-cut melon medley, diced
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Place peaches halves on grill pan and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside to cool and then dice into small pieces.

Season both sides of each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning. Place chicken breasts in pan and grill for 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine grilled peaches and remaining ingredients. Stir thoroughly.

Serve chicken topped with peach and melon salsa.

Ok - so call me totally cheesy - I have no idea who these happy people are - I just saw this picture on a photography website and had to snag it.... this is my DREAM wedding bouquet! I love calla lilies - isn't it beautiful?!?
What fun boys! I got to watch Collin's basketball practice and his first game while I was in Vegas. Way to go Cols! Grant climbed up and over the climbing wall at the park! Very impressive. I had so much fun doing puzzles and reading books and just hanging out with these guys.

Katelyn tried this hat on while we were bargain shopping at Target. There were a bunch of toys for 75% off... Chad got a fun skeet ball game that everyone loved for such a great deal! Kates is so cute and fun to chat with - we had a few moments to ourselves where I got a full glimpse of her personality. Some very cute things come out of her mouth.... =)

What a happy kid! It was so much fun to hop on I-15 and head down to Vegas for a few days to see my sister. Ben smiles with his mouth WIDE open and never stops. He is always smiling! I miss him already. He even smiled while he was sick and throwing up.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I had such a fun day spending Christmas with my sister Becky and her family. They made me feel so welcome! I was able to spend a few days in Rexburg too and got some pictures of my brother's cute kids!

About Me

I am excited to have my own blog and be able to record fun and memorable things here to share..... I am currently working at a new job as of September of last year - I am the Ticket Office Manager for the Events Department at Thanksgiving Point. I was ready to just have a fun, low stress job and it has been just that. I love going to work every day and being able to serve and interact with the public. I love all that Thanksgiving Point has to offer and enjoy being a part of it. I just moved into a new town home in March and have really been enjoying the area and the new ward I am in. I just got called to be the Enrichment Counselor in the Relief Society, which will keep me plenty busy I'm sure. I love to spend time with my family, my neices and nephews are so entertaining and I never get tired of playing with and spending time with them.