Thursday, June 02, 2016

My June Life

Last night I collected the first strawberry harvest (And, yes, they we're delicious. Perfectly juicy and sweet)in the glow of the setting sun. As I picked those  berries, I was reminded that Utah has this sweet spot--a time where everything perfectly comes together and, at that moment, I couldn't help but think that it doesn't get any better than this. The mountains above me were covered in a sea of green. The trees and the garden around me all offered promises of good things to come. The setting sun provided a beautiful provided a beautiful backdrop that reminded me to stop and breathe. In that moment, everything was perfect.

I cherish these absolutely moments because I know they won't last forever. Soon all those green trees on the mountains will turn brown and all those vegetables will eventually die. The warm weather will become unbearable, and, eventually, those long evenings will shorten.

That's why I do #MyJuneLife16. To be reminded of those perfect--and not so perfect--moments that make my life good. To better be in tune to all the beauty and joy and pretty awesome things around me because I am truly blessed.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday 5

1. Going for my first bike ride of the season. I've been itching for days to enjoy the beautiful weather and after getting my bike all tuned it was great to get out.

2. Putting exercise as a priority.

3. Spring cleaning. I LOVE spring cleaning and getting rid of things that I no longer have a need for. I do not love the large mess it creates as you have to make it worse before you make it better.

4. Breaking up the whole date rut by creating shaving cream artwork and getting slightly messy in the process.

5. Instead of rushing into and out of the temple, spending some time walking the grounds and reflecting on the thoughts and impressions I'd received. Plus, seeing all the beautiful flowers in their glory didn't hurt.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday 5

Where does the time go? It feels like it was just last week that I posted my last Friday 5, but, it's been almost a month. Holy cow.

So, what have been the highlights of the last month?

1. Getting to spend lots of time with family that I don't see often enough. Seriously, why do they all have to live so far away from me?

2. Celebrating a year and a half since our first date.
3. Laughing harder at My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, then I've laughed in a long long time.

4. Being uplifted by General Conference and words spoken by inspired men and women. If you are looking to add some inspiration to your life, I'd invite you to take a moment to listen and be inspired. You can read or watch these wonderful talks here.

5. Lastly, being reminded by watching a struggle of a friend, that the hope of the Atonement is very real and very powerful.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday 5

1. Having two of the most adorable little human here.

2. Playing lots and lots of tag. 
3. Hearing lots and lots of laughter.
4. Getting lots of snuggles and story time. 
5. Being reminded how great family is.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday 5

1. Sometimes have two really crazy weeks at work and you take a Friday afternoon off and get a pedicure and manicure and it's healing.

2.  First bonfire of the season and looking forward to many more nights under the stars talking about life. Why though does it take forever to get the smell of smoke out of my hair?

3. Love is not shown in the big things. It's shown in the small things--like being held for an hour as you cry.

4. It doesn't matter what we're doing, I just love being with this guy! Though, I upped the girlfriend ante with a custom space apron and cooking class Christmas present.

5. It's been a week spent with both of our families.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday 5

1.  I'm braces free! Kids do yourself a favor and wear your retainers. Parents do you kids a favor and get them permanent retainers. No 11 or 16 year-old is going to consistently wear their retainer once those braces come off.

2. Real dates are important. We spend a lot of time together, but we've gotten out of the habit of doing real dates. There's something important about making that time for your relationship.

3. I survived two crazy weeks getting together the #ConnectTheFam challenge at work. The #ConnectTheFam challenge gave ideas for families to put down the phone and connect. All the hard work paid off and it was wonderful to see it grow and people engage with it.

4. I didn't crash my snowmobile into a car.  More about that in another post.

5. For being really good and making myself dinner every night though it was the last thing I wanted to do.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday 5

1. After years and years of going to the temple on my own, I'm enjoying the fact that there is someone who goes with me.

2. There is a hint of spring in the air and that just equals happiness.

3. My Valentine's Day flowers are still holding strong--though I'm not sure how much longer they'll last.

4. Made a boatload of crock pot spaghetti sauce and now my place smells like an Italian kitchen. Who wants to come over for dinner?

5. There's a frame in my office that's been sitting blank for way too long--like almost a year too long. Finally got some artwork in it and it's just perfect.