Saturday, June 22, 2013

Take Me to the Ocean

Guys, all I want to do is go to the beach.  I am seriously in love.  So I've collected a few to-do's and to wear's and must have's all while at the beach!

Head Wrap

^^THIS swimsuit. Adorable.^^

^^A Romantic Picnic^^

My other ideas:

-Bring some games: cards, chess, whatever...and enjoy some qual time with the husband.
-Bring some sparkly cider to share as the sun sets.
-Long walks are always mandatory, and obvious.

Any other must-do's while living the beach life?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer To Do List

Since the first official day of summer is only a few days away I thought I would share my summer to do list.  I started dating a pretty amazing guy and we came up with this list of things to do together. I have a small notebook that I carry around with me that I keep all of the ideas in.  
I love new experiences and learning new things. Who knew that I would actually enjoy going bug hunting? The world is a beautiful place and there are so many things to go and do.   Why would we want to settle for the typical dinner and a movie date when there are so many other things to do? What is on your list of things you want to do this summer?

Summer To Do List:
-Geode Hunting
-Visit the Great Salt Lake
-Star Gazing
-BYU Planetarium
-Visit the Salt Lake Temple
-Timpanogas Cave
-Make Homemade Paper
-Gold Leafing
-Croquet Game
-Egg Yolk painting
-Comedy Night (listen to Brian Reagan, and Bill Cosby)
-Geo Cashing
-BYU Bean Museum
-Donate Plasma
-Tracy Aviary
-Group Camping Trip 

Here are some of the things we have done recently (some were not on our original list but were fun experiences none the less):
-Fossil Hunting (which turned into rock collecting because we didn't find any fossils)
-Visit the BYU Art Museum 
-Listen to a whole Sigur Ros album 
-Spray Paint Art
-Picnic at the Park
-Feeding Ducks at the Park
-Watching the Sunset (multiple times)-Go to some Yard Sales
-Visit the Planetarium in Salt Lake
-Bug Hunting
-Going to the USA vs. Honduras Soccer game
-Thanksgiving Point Dinosaur Museum

Saturday, June 8, 2013


I am sitting in the living room, listening the the thunderstorm outside.  I love the summer rains Florida brings.  I enjoy being curled up on the couch near a large window, watching the rain pour down outside, the sky growling at its best, and the bright flashes of lightening.  I have never seen such intense thunderstorms until I moved to Florida.

I love it here.  I am so glad that we have family that lives here, so that even if we one day leave, we will always have a place to come visit.  Utah and Florida are places I want to be part of my life forever.  Luckily, family live in both places, so I believe they shall always be part of our lives.

Visiting Utah was a dream.  It went by so fast, and every day seemed to collide into the next.  We were busy with visiting the next person, and barely had time with my own family.  Fortunately, they were good sports about that, and were willing to share us with others we haven't seen in a long time.  We never got to relax, but that is okay.  It felt so good to see old friends that have been missing from our lives for awhile.  We had so many other friends we wished to have visited, but sadly, our short time did not allow for it.

I loved taking in the Utah scenery. Seriously, that place has a beauty all of its own.  I have a favorite place, as shown in the second picture, that has the most beautiful view of the valley.  During the sunset, it is breathtaking.  I wish I could capture its beauty adequately.  Unfortunately, camera phones just don't do it justice.

It was so good to be reunited with these two girls as well as the rest of my family.  My family seriously rocks.  I feel so blessed to have such great support in my life.  I feel like one lucky girl.