MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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We spent the whole week of Christmas up in Idaho with Nick’s family. It was a week in heaven….snowmobiling, board games, yummy food, and endless snow. We had a great time enjoying the fresh mountain air. One of the highlights of the week was cutting down our own Christmas tree. It was humble, sparse and Charlie Brownish…just the way I like Christmas trees. 🙂

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DUBAI

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now but with the hard hit of wedding videos and trying to juggle family plans this holiday season, I haven’t had much time to reflect on this cool adventure. As many of you know, it was a struggle just getting to Dubai.

Long story short, I somehow misplaced my passport **or more likely threw it away in the process of getting a visa for Africa and I found out at 11pm the night before our early morning flight. It was the travelers nightmare come true!

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Married to Martha Stewart on Engineering Steriods!

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When I moved to Condo Row, four years ago, I noticed a particularly handsome guy running the show, when I mean show, I mean ward activities. His energy and eagerness to get people together was intriguing to say the least. I’m talking buying a motorhome for the single purpose of getting as many people as possible to roadtrip with him to southern utah or Moab. Why limit the invite list to four people when you could have 20+!?!

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Sunday Delight

nature6Recently, I’ve been striving to make Sunday’s a delight. Though Sunday’s can be really fulfilling, they often leave me exhausted and feeling inadequate. It used to be a day spent with family, relaxing, journal time, and reading. Now, I can’t seem to find the time to have a decent conversation with Nick before I crash hard on the couch due to endless meetings and time spent far, far out of my comfort zone (it really takes a toll). Needless, to say, this much-needed spiritual edification, relaxation, and meditation has been lacking big time.

A few weeks ago, someone made a comment that completely changed my perspective on Sunday worship.

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BOY OH BOY!

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I’m experiencing some serious sister pride watching Rachel along this journey of becoming a mother. She is already so careful and well-thought-out in how she approaches this little baby… Baby (Rachel and Carson) Garrett is one of the luckiest to be coming to such a loving, fun, safe home.

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SPRUCING UP THE NEST

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Welcome to my new workspace. Nick snapped this picture because I’ve basically grown roots here in thie little corner of our home. Since working from home, I’ve thought more and more about creating a space–no matter how small–to recharge, create, work and play. We ended up selling our piano in attempt to make more room for “an office” that I can call my own. We’re still in the never-ending declutter/make-beautiful phase, but I’m totally converted to the power of spring cleaning and sprucing up the nest a wee bit for a happier, more productive home.

**Any organizational tips or ideas on how to set up shop in a limited amount of space would be much appreciated!!!

 

 

 

LAKE POWELL

IMG_1584Nick’s family has a yearly tradition of going to Lake Powell. It’s a full week of boating, flying and the yummiest Carol-made food imageanable –> I’ve got the food belly to prove it. Honestly, it’s a week in heaven.

One night we decided to sleep under the stars on the top deck…we watched as the Milky Way traversed across the sky and behind these HUGE towering cliffs.

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Sippin’ cider through a straw…

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Introducing, to you, the Cherry Hill 4th ward crew. These girls have my heart. I love them, I love them, I love them. It’s amazing how one calling can change so much of your life. Five months ago, I knew nothing about this group of ladies. Now, only a few short months later, I think of them daily. I lose sleep worrying about these girls and spend wayyyy to much time out of my comfort zone in attempt to make this program a good, worthwhile experience. These girls and leaders are definitely one of the biggest blessings in my life.

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Summer nights at Utah Lake

Nick and I took the night off from video editing and business calls to play with our brand.new.lense!!! We’re so excited about it. We ventured our way to Utah Lake, but not before buying some cheap sparklers next door. The summer breeze + the amazing sunset  + solo time with Nick made for an epic summer’s night.

We practically had the whole lake to ourselves, minus those pesky mosquitoes. I’m convinced, those sparklers were the ONLY things keeping us from being eaten alive. We didn’t even wait for the last sparkler to die down before we were grabbing our camera gear and sprinting to the car.

HOORAY NICK’S HOME!

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Nick has been traveling like a crazy man lately trying to get everything squared away before the “BIG LAUNCH” come the end of May. (It’s almost here!!!) Fortunately, all the kinks have been ironed out (fingers crossed) and we are moving ahead in good time. Though, this traveling (being left behind) is wearing on me a little.

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