Category Archives: Life

Fine With Forty

I didn’t have a hard time turning 30. It wasn’t a big deal at all. 35? No problem. It wasn’t until I was turning 38 that I started to think, Hey I don’t like where this is going. But today. Today I am a 40 year old. Forty. FOR.TY. Over the past couple of weeks […]

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A vignette from yesterday.

(SLC at lunchtime, yesterday) Yesterday I was having lunch at the Robin’s Nest with my friend, Barbara. It’s a charming little sandwich shop downtown SLC that is only open for lunch. I had to park a couple of blocks away and it was windy out yesterday, so when I entered the restaurant, I was a […]

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Becoming

A few days ago, I was looking for a particular photograph when I came across a picture of me that a friend took while we were on a bike ride last May. I audibly gasped when I saw it because it is a terrible picture of me. I look so fat in it. I’m a […]

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Writing it down.

Two days ago, I walked past my front room window and noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. Upon further inspection, I realize that it’s my 7 year old son, wearing headphones and dancing his heart out to what I later learned was Gangnum Style. He had placed a hat at the end […]

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Find me on instagram

I hate to say it, but I think I might be done posting here on this blog. There are a bunch of reasons, but mainly, I find myself wanting to write about things that I am unsure about sharing publicly. I am leaving it here just in case the mood strikes, because I’ve felt like […]

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Hiking with the boys

The boys and I made plans to go on a hike during spring break. We were all chatting about it one day in the car when the older two expressed concern that Beck would “wimp out”. Beck insisted this wouldn’t be the case so I said, “Listen guys, let’s just give him a shot and […]

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Spring break is for sleeping in.

I love staying in bed until little people wake me up. At first he is quiet and just sits there patiently waiting. I feel him moving, and I hear him breathing. I opened my eyes, and from this shadow, I knew just who it was. I roll over to ask for cuddles, but instead I […]

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How to get the cleanest, brightest whites you’ve ever seen.

I don’t know what the deal is with my laundry lately, but my whites are looking dingy and gray. I don’t know if it’s our new energy efficient washer, or that there are no longer phosphates in my detergent (I miss phosphates!) or if it’s because I have started buying cheap laundry soap, but something […]

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Quest for the best

My oldest boy, aka: The Fish, loves blueberry muffins. They are his favorite thing to have for breakfast and he thanks me again and again when I make them. He is just so grateful, which is wonderful. Except a few weeks ago, after consuming the usual blueberry muffin which I made using a Betty Crocker […]

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A vignette from the first hours of the day.

The alarm goes off at 4:35 in the am. I hurry to hit snooze lest I wake up my slumbering husband. I succeed in keeping him asleep, but the border collie is awake and thinking I’m taking her for a walk. She is wrong this time. It’s an early morning spin class that has me […]

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here’s what’s up

It feels so good to be back to normal! I finished (well, I had tons of help) all of the jewelry orders and shipped everything that needed to be shipped. It feels great to be out of that pressure cooker. Seems like it’s been crazy like that since October when we decided to go to […]

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Arrow of light

Well it’s official. The Fish is no longer a cub scout. He is a BOY scout. Which, in case you don’t know comes with better activities, and cooler uniforms. There was a ceremony during which one of the leaders told the native american story about what the arrow of light is all about. She did […]

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Like father, Like son

I just finished a book called 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It’s the first King novel I’ve read and I loved it. It’s historical fiction, which I find fascinating, and despite the length (864 pages!) I was captivated the entire time. It’s a story about a guy who travels back in time to stop the assassination […]

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memories all alone in the moonlight

This is a photo courtesy of Beck (5) who was playing with my iPhone during one of the Wednesday night activities with my Miamaids. We were making chili for a contest that was judged by our bishopric that same night. We took second place. Now, I’m not one to question the outcome of that contest, […]

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Nostalgia

It doesn’t feel like winter here. There isn’t any snow to speak of and the temperatures make me wish I wasn’t too busy to get on my bike. For the past week or so, everyday after school the boys head outside to play games like Capture The Flag and variations of tag. It started out […]

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