Monday, July 25, 2016

Birthday Celebrating All Month Long!

My birthday was July 10th and we celebrated on the 9th by going to Bear World in Idaho. So so fun. Each week I wanted to do something that friends could come to so one week was a movie in the park, nobody came. The next week was Draper Days and no one was able to come to that either. Next I did a night at Create Donut which is a new dessert place in Sandy. I actually had quite a few friends that were able to come. Hooray! Here are a few pictures from that night but sadly I did not take many at all because I was too busy talking to everyone!

This is most of the people that came - Alice, my sister Laura, Mel, Riley, Joey and Jennifer (whose entire family came - yay! - but they didnt want to be in our picture)

My coworker Sandra came and her daughter Kristall and her son Riley. Sadly I didnt get a pic with them


Tony & Mel were friends long before I met Tony. Mel and her family live in Utah. We dont get to see them too often but when we meet up it is always a fun time!

Alice and I both grew up in Woodland, CA and now she just lives a few blocks from me here in Utah. We always have a lot to talk about and I'm so glad she was able to make it! 

I stole this picture collage from my sister. She got a few good action shots of the night. My brother Matt happened to be in town from Rexburg, ID so it was great to see him for a short visit before he headed to Romania for some army training on Saturday! He'll be gone for 3-1/2 weeks. Utah is such a good meeting spot for people! 

I appreciate everyone so much who was able to come. It's hard to talk to everyone and make sure everyone feels included but I hope everyone had a fun time. The desserts we all got were so delicious! Gelato, shaved ice, crepes, donut creations and more!

Facebook: Create Donut Co
Website: Create Donut Co

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Five at Lagoon!

I've been trying to fill up mine and Tony's week with something fun every day/night. Tony has been really wanting to take my nephew Riley (age 4) to Lagoon for awhile and of course the day before he has to drive to California to start his new job is the only day that works for us to take him. In the end my sister came too and brought Reese (age 2) as well. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Provo Hot Air Balloons!

The 4th of July celebrations started on June 30th this year. There were hot air balloons flying on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. Tony & I decided to drive down with our teardrop on Friday night, stay the night at the field and watch the hot air balloons take off in the morning. The ETA was for 6am and we did not want to get up at 5 to drive down to Provo.  Our plan worked great and in the end the balloons did not really start inflating until 630am or so. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Another Round of the UV Parade of Homes

Tony & I got to go together to view more homes in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. I went last week with my friend Tiffany and was so excited to have Tony join me on the tour this week. We spent most of our time in Highland and Lehi. 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cavalia Odyesso Review

Let me just start by saying, if you still have not been able to go see Cavalia behind the South Towne Mall in Sandy, Utah, take the time to go see it! A deal on the website is to buy 6 tickets and get 6 for free. The show leaves Utah on June 20th so you have a week or so left to go see how cool and amazing  it is.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Meet Raeya!

My newest niece was born on May 10th in SLC, Utah.
6 lb 7 oz, 18.5 inches long

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Touring Million Dollar Homes!

I got 2 tickets to tour the Parade of Homes in Utah Valley and my former coworker and friend, Tiffany, goes every year and so I immediately thought to invite her.  We were able to go out on a Wednesday evening and started in the Alpine are because it had the million dollar homes.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Review of the Everything Food Conference

YOU GUYS! I had an incredible time at a brand new conference yesterday and just wanted to share with you all some of my pictures and thoughts about the day. 

But first things first  - the conference is happening again next year and tickets are half off until tonight at midnight MST! Go to the Everything Food blog conference page to purchase tickets. 

A friend had invited me to volunteer with her. She ended up having to cancel and I almost did too because my Saturday's are precious and I try to only do whatever I really want to do! I'm soo glad I did not cancel though because it was the most amazing day ever an I'm not even a food blogger!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kirby Heyborne Benefit Concert

My friend Celeste invited me to a benefit concert for the Early Light Academy in South Jordan and none other than Kirby Heyborne was performing! So exciting. I got tickets for myself and Tony on Thursday night and it was actually a pretty small crowd that watched him perform - lucky for us!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Graduation Station!

April was the craziest month of all months so far this year! I graduated from LDSBC and the next weekend Tony graduated from BYU. I was able to borrow my graduation gown from a friend so I could hang on to it for some extra time to get pictures with Tony the weekend he graduated....

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Odysseo Flash Giveaway - be among the first to discover Odysseo by Cavalia in Salt Lake.

Hello my friends! If you live in Utah or know someone who does, this is a contest you are going to want to enter! Have you drive by the South Towne mall and seen a huge ginormous white tent set up in the parking lot on the west side? Or billboards up and down the i-15 for a show called, Cavalia?

If you've looked at ticket prices, it can be pretty spendy to go but this is the status of a Vegas show in my mind - live horses, acrobats and lots of action! 
 It is going to be amazing! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saturday's Warrior Preview Night!

If you are LDS and grew up in the 80's and 90's, chances are you saw the original Saturday's Warrior movie. I'm not sure how I got to see it a few times because I don't remember my family ever owning it. If we watched it at church, class was only roughly 45 minutes long so we would have had to watch it over the course of 2 Sundays. So weird. But I do remember all the songs and for the most part, how it all went. I was super excited to find out they were redoing the movie. I briefly heard about it being on Kickstarter and then I started seeing billboards and hearing about a preview party. At first, I was not going to get a ticket but it got so hyped up online that I decided I could not miss going! And BOY, I'm glad I went! I got Tony & I tickets the day before and it was so fantastic to be there and meet the cast. Plus I knew a handful of people who were in the theater with us.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas in Idaho! (Part 1)

 I know I have taken a break from blogging again for awhile because life just got way too busy for me to be able to keep up. Thought I'd drop a few pictures here (thanks to my dad for some of these) of Tony & I in Idaho for Christmas. It just worked out better this year to be here instead of California and we may continue to come in the future depending on what happens with life.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The First Noel | Gardiner Sisters - #ASaviorIsBorn

Have you been checking out all the videos on YouTube this season with the the hashtag, #ASaviorIsBorn ? Lots of my favorite Youtuber's performing Christmas songs and reminding us how blessed we are this Christmas season.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Midvale Harvest Fest Parade

 Every fall Midvale does a harvest festival and the parade goes right down a road at the end of our street. I had gotten up early that morning to wash and vacuum my car, get some breakfast and then Tony & I walked down the street with our chairs to find a good spot to watch the parade. Tony missed this last year because he was down at BYU studying so I was excited he got to see it this year. He doesn't care for parades much but I love them.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

CVX Live YouTube Convention

 CVX Live to SLC is what VidCon is to Los Angeles. I went to Vidcon (Youtube Conference) for the first 3 years and called it good. It got way too big and fan girl'ish for my liking. It's still an awesome conference I think, it's been a few years since I have gone and some parts of me do miss it. This year was the first time that Utah decided to have a Youtube Convention called CVX Live. It was held Friday and Saturday and I was only able to attend on Saturday but it was really interesting and kind of fun.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Color Run 5K

 I went to Kohls to pick up my packet for The Color Run
Outside was all decorated for the event and there was no question I was in the right place, haha!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fire on Foxbridge

 We have our bedroom window open often with the nice weather and one night Tony & I were in bed watching a show and I smelled something burning. He didnt smell anything much but I got concerned and got up to check the office and the laundry room and kitchen. Nothing there. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SLC Lantern Fest

 I know this picture is hard to see but it's where we turned right to head into the open space where the lantern festival was happening. I was so excited because basically the logo for this event is a giant owl! Whooooo!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sandy Utah - Hot Air Balloons!

 We all know by now that I am a night owl and I hate to wake up in the morning. It is super hard to do. One thing that helps me a bit to get up early is knowing I can see hot air balloons. I love them so much! Every August in Sandy, UT they have a little hot air balloon festival. Friday & Saturday morning and then a balloon glow Saturday evening.