Sunday, December 19, 2010


the last 3 weeks have been extremely eventful.
i am beyond was worth it.

winter sun 10k

the weather was perfect...the company was the best...
i finished in 1:12...
and ran all but a half a mile.
it made me excited to start running again.
i see a half marathon in my future.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

This last week I was fortunate enough to be a part of this AMAZING concert. It stole much of my time and energy but was totally worth it. David Archuleta was amazing as was Michael York.

After the "mini concert" on Sunday Richard Elliot performed his organ solo just for us. He was amazing!

Waiting to watch the dancers that we couldn't see on stage

In front of the stage

David wooing us all


Michael York

The first time we walked out on stage the audience started applauding. We soon realized the applause was for these guys, not us. :)





Friday, December 3, 2010

on my way to run and run and run

(and walk a lot i'm sure)

the weather is to be a balmy 56 degrees

my shoes fit so i shouldn't lose any toenails this year

i haven't trained at all since august due to injury

so i'm just out to have fun

see you at the finish line

Friday, November 26, 2010

working girl

Yep, I am their newest server. I start work on Monday.

Gone are my free days, but the extra money will be great.


GO UTES!!! Let's kill us some Cougars!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


lots of it
wind too
thankfully russ made it home before the storm hit


...isn't this hat just the cutest thing you've ever seen

that girl wearing it was pretty dang cute too.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I just found out that I get to be a part of this year's

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert


This will be the third year that I get to be a part of this and I am so excited!

Here are some pics from last year's concert

And 1 pic of the year before.
(I'm in it, I swear! Look at the bottom left.)

See, I'm right there!

It is pretty thrilling standing in front of 12,000 people. I can't wait!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I have taken on cooking.

It's sort of tuned into an obsession.

This is my new favorite site to visit.

They have introduced me to Caramel Toffee Dip


To Die For Sugar Cookies with Glace Icing (My new favorite activity!)

I'm dying to try

this and this!

They even have this all time favorite!

I have a feeling that this Christmas my house is going to be full of yummy treats!

I just might take special orders.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We've all heard of Bucket Lists. Hopefully, I've got a ways to go before I kick that bucket. So I've decided to put together a 30x30 list. Yup, 30 things to do before I am 30. That gives me a little bit less than 2 years.

1. Have a baby
2. See the Northern Lights
3. Learn to SCUBA dive
4. Hike to the top of Timpanogos
5. Hike to the top of Mount Olympus
6. Run a half marathon
7. Complete a triathlon (sprint!)
8. Go on a vacation...just my mom and me.
9. Do a pull-up. Just 1.
10. Go sky-diving
11. Fit into a size 8
12. See a Broadway show
13. Finally get my AS degree
14. Become a baker...pies, breads, cookies...
15. Get good enough at fly fishing that I can go by myself
16. Lope through the poles
17. Run on a horse around the whole race track
18. Go to the Festival of Colors
19. Backpack into Havasu Falls
20. Learn to knit and/or crochet
21. Learn to play Rachmaninoff's Prelude in c# minor

k, I'm stuck! Any ideas or suggestions? Send them my way!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sorry 'bout that...
you caught me drooling!

I can't believe it has taken me this long
to discover the deliciousness that is

The Hot Dog Haus

Swiss cheese, hot dog, yellow mustard, Art-full Sauce (Sweet and spicy heaven), onions, sauerkraut, and sweet red peppers, all on the best hot dog bun ever.

I know that some of you just pulled an oh-my-gosh-she-eats-that face, but they have boring stuff to put on it too...My grandma says their chili is divine!

So, the next time you find yourself in Heber...give me a jingle and we'll go.
(You know you want to!!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

What could be better then a
homemade cinnamon roll
hot apple cider
for breakfast on a
chilly, drizzly
autumn Heber morning?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I've always regretted not having bridals taken,
so, eight years (and 20 lbs.) later..... are some of my favorites...

Thanks to my good friend, April, from Delamare Photography for taking such beautiful pictures!
New House
New Life
New Blog

Fresh Starts are wonderful, aren't they!