An Afternoon At Silver Lake

There's a place in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah called "Silver Lake." I've been going there since I was a young girl. It's a lovely location just 20 minutes from Salt Lake. There's a beautiful path that goes around the lake that is very accessible. It's a lovely place for a nature walk. This place became [...]

2018 Summer Recap

Okay y'all, to be honest I am not entirely sure where to start with this post. This is one of those "lifestyle" posts that I want to write as almost a little journal of sorts. But the thing is that when I look back on my summer and try to come up with all the [...]

One Year

One Year At A Glance My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary today and it was lovely! So much has happened in our lives this year: We lived in 3 different apartments We moved twice while I was pregnant We got pregnant and had our baby We lived in two different cities We [...]

My Birth Story

It's high time I break my long silence. Hello everyone! Life has been so crazy. I feel like from one blog post to the next things were changing faster than I could write. And so I didn't! I put my blog on the back burner in order to navigate the major life changes that have [...]

Theme Thursday: Meeting the Families

If you've missed part one and part two of this story, don't forget to check them out! Part 3: Meeting the Families As time went on, it became clear to Alex and I that things with us were getting serious. One night after another great date, we decided that it was about time we met [...]

25 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello again friends!! It's time (well, way past time) for a pregnancy update! A lot has happened and baby boy has grown so much in the last 4 weeks. Here's what's going on!   How big is baby? This week baby boy is as big as a head of cauliflower! I use two different pregnancy [...]

Theme Thursday: Our First Kiss

It's the month of love!! I'm sharing my Love Story this month. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Part 2: Our First Kiss As Alex and I spent a little more time together, I knew pretty quickly that I had strong feelings developing for him. I started thinking that we were [...]

Theme Thursday: How We Met

It's the month of love! And so without further adieu (and in response to questions and comments from my readers) I give you...My Love Story. This is the story of the man who changed my life forever. Alex Smith. Not the quarterback. My husband. Part 1: How We Met Once upon a time, I (like [...]

21 Week Pregnancy Update

Okay, this week has been a great one for the pregnancy. Let's dive in!   How big is baby? Okay, so this week when I looked at my 2 different pregnancy apps, I was just confused. Clearly I need to improve my culinary experience, because I have no idea what endive or baby bok choy [...]

20 Week Pregnancy Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk You guys!! "We're halfway there!" I can't believe I am half way through this pregnancy with our sweet little boy. I have a lot to report this week. So let's dive in!! Also, fun fact: my mom is obsessed with Bon Jovi and I love it. I am so grateful my parents are products [...]