Sunday, August 30, 2009

{Grays and Torreys...

This weekend I invited myself on a scout trip with Todd and some of the Young Men in our ward. They had been planning to hike a 14er all summer and I figured I would tag along since I've lived in Colorado basically all of my life and I have yet to hike one! What a cool experience! We left the boys with Brent, Ann and Elaina on Friday night and drove up to the trail head just a little west of Denver. We slept under the stars and even though it was only 35 degrees, I was nice and toasty thanks to these bad boys. After years of FREEZING I took the plunge and made the investment. SO worth it! Anyway, we woke up at 5:00 and headed out. The weather was beautiful and even though I ended up hiking by myself nearly all day (Todd had to stay with the boys and try to convince them to keep going) I had a great time.

Here is a picture of the two peaks at about 6 a.m

Todd and I met up on the summit of Grays peak. Check out the views!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009


A few weeks ago we drove up to Yellowstone National Park. Gorgeous! My parents say they took us when we were kids, but I don't remember it... The weather was perfectly cool (great for hiking) and the scenery just couldn't be prettier. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our getaway with Todd's family.

On our way up to Yellowstone, we stopped in Teton National forest and hiked Jenny Lake. 6 miles of pure bliss with 3 little kids! No, really is was beautiful.

Grand Prismatic Spring

These are just some pictures of the "stinkies." Can you believe those colors?

This was some of the wildlife we encountered...

...and THIS is what 14 hours in a car does to a 23 month old!

SO worth it!

{And the winner is...

(You'd think that I would know by now that I can't record vertically!)

Rebecca, give me a call and I'll place your order for a plug-in and bar ASAP! Details for an open house coming soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This is something I always swore I would NEVER do. I always felt obligated to go to a "home party" that a friend went to all the trouble to "host" and then ended up buying something that I didn't really want or even plan to use. Well, never say never! At the beginning of the summer I went to California for my grandfather's funeral and walked into my cousins house for a family dinner and her house smelled SO good! I LOVE a good smelling house and I love a candle that can put out a strong scent. Scentsy wickless candles do that (even the strongest Yankee, Gold Canyon, and Salt City candles don't compare, in my opinion)! The most economic way to go is to buy the bricks (which are comparable in price to a large candle) once you find a scent that you love. I don't plan to do a lot of home parties but I'm considering having an open house. Is anyone out there interested?
My two picks for Fall are; Cinnamon Cider and Spiced Orange Harvest (which is being discontinued, so get it while it's still around!)... Wow, delish!

Fall is in the air a little early at my house, like always! :)

(Love, love, love these plug-ins for bathrooms and kitchens. No wicks and no cords!

For the month of August all individual items are 10% off to make room for the new fall/winter catalog.

Here is my website if anyone is interested.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

{Ahhh! First Grade...

J looked so big as he walked up to the elementary school this morning. With the start of school comes routine (and I crave routine!) but it's also so sad to see summer go. I started thinking "seriously, what am I going to do with myself now that Jackson is in school every day, all day?"

And of course, I came up with a list a mile long...

1. Catch up the blog on all of our fun summer adventures.
2. Box up the kids old clothes (not to mention my closet!).
3. Give the office a major organizational over haul.
4. Paint the breakfast nook table and chairs.
5. Hang lots and lots of hooks in the laundry room.
6. Exercise everyday.
7. Finish Sammy's baby scrapbook (and continue on from there!).
8. Make curtains for the downstairs.
9. Take guitar lessons.
10. Launch an etsy store...
11. Tackle my craft area, serious organization needed there!

etc... etc... etc...

The only problem is now I am Sammy's entertainment! He is such a handful.... so much fun, but definately a handful! Here is a sample of what our typical summer day consisted of!

Who am I kidding? I may as well just throw that list in the garbage and savor the time that I have with just him!

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