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 [...]

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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 [...]

Mormon Missionaries: Who They Are and Why You Should Let Them In

You've seen them walking and biking in your town. They knock on doors, talk to strangers in the street, approach people on the bus or subway. They're talkative, dressed up, fearless, and maybe a little weird? They can even be girls! And I was one of them. Who are they? These young men in white [...]

Theme Thursday: Christmas Time in Texas

I served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. For those of you who do not know what an LDS mission is, you can learn more about it here. As a young woman, your service is for a period of 18 months. The way my time lined up, I only spent one Christmas in the mission [...]

Heartbeat and Home

It has been another whirlwind week. I guess one of the good things about being busy is that the weeks go by fast. I can't believe that I am already 15 weeks pregnant and nearing the halfway mark!! So much has happened since my last life update. 14 Week Pregnancy Appointment Okay, so today I [...]

My Reading List: My Story

It's that time of week again!!! Before I get into the post though, I have to wish my cute little brother a very Happy Birthday!! Birthday Boy on the Left Photo Cred: Kimberly Ann Brock I told you these first few weeks are all true stories. Sorry to the fantasy lovers!! I just love true [...]

Getting to Know Mrs. Smith

I've been experiencing a lot of "new" lately. New blog. New readers. New friends. New town. New apartment. New husband. New life! With all that "new" I think it would be appropriate to introduce myself to you and tell you a little bit about who I am. Let's start with my name. My name is [...]