Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Walk

Chris & I take walks almost every chance we get. Today was beautiful, so after church we went for a stroll. I grabbed my camera to snap some shots of our very springy, colorful neighborhood. There are flowers EVERYWHERE! In trees, on roof tops, gardens, telephone poles, etc. 
I love where we live! Newport rocks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Notes to Self

Note to self: When trying to walk downhill alone, without a railing, and you have very unstable and sore feet...Don't wear flip flops.
Sorry for the gross picture
Fact: I was carrying my camera during said stumble & a man yelled "Save the camera, then yourself!" It was as equally embarrassing as it was funny.

Note to self: Lunges involve a LOT of toes, don't try them unless you plan on taking your first step and not being able to move (then having to tip over to the side to get yourself back up).

Myth: Everyone at the gym knows you had foot surgery, and they understand why you fall over when trying to do lunges...

Note to self: Never put a lit candle on the carpet, not even if it's on a plate....

Note to self:  Don't get car washed & waxed and then park under a tree that is dripping sap. Your husband won't be happy.

Myth: Sap is good for car paint

Note to self: When feeling particularly hormonal/baby hungry/single wife-y avoid ALL television. No matter what it is, you will somehow find yourself tearing up.

Fact: I've had at least 6 television induced tear ups this week alone.

Chris is probably wondering what he's got himself into...
ps. this post isn't meant to be a downer, it's funny! don't be sad for me!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Group Recipe Project: Spring Green Risotto

Okay, the Quinoa was AMAZING! Seriously, I love my other Quinoa recipes but this one is my favorite for sure! The best part about it is that it can be served hot or cold, which makes it a great lunch for the next day.

I know many of you have tried versions of Quinoa like I have, it's such an easy base to add whatever you want! But if you haven't tried this recipe specifically, I suggest you do so. SO YUM!
For any of you who missed it, here is the link to the previous post: Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa

The next project I've found for (us) myself is a Risotto. Compliments of Ina, whom of course is one of my very favorite cooks. You should definitely record Barefoot Contessa! It's my favorite.

I have to confess, Risotto intimidates me! I am always worried I will royally screw it up! I am hoping that Ina has simplified it enough that it will turn out well. Fingers crossed!

For the recipe click below:
Cook By: May 23rd

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I am back in Utah visiting my family. I love being home. The babies & the kids always giving kisses and hugs (even when the kisses are wet and slobbery!). My sisters making me laugh. I love family time, even when it means doing absolutely nothing but chatting in the living room. I haven't taken very many pics this week, I've been so busy prepping for the Beehive Bazaar and trying to spend as much time with LaLa before she flew back to TX. I hate when I don't take more pictures! I always regret it! Ugh!
Anyway- my Dad has been telling me about this cute little dessert shop that recently opened up here in my hometown, Orem--
'The Chocolate'
Of course, we HAD to go. Yum, Yum, Yum. I loved that it was an old house that they turned into a cute cafe style bakery. They had so many delicious treats--I am now even more sure that I can't wait to start working out again after that little trip. (I spent $15 on desserts, and yes, I ate everything)
Totally worth it. I am a huge fan.
Thanks Dad!
Looking forward to my last few days here in UT- I get to see my brothers, spend Mother's Day with my mama, hopefully meet baby Hailey, and if all goes as planned make one last stop at The Chocolate :)