Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Friday, June 29, 2012

around here...

Utah summers really are the best thing ever. There is always something to do! We have been very busy lately with Casey's family and my family coming in to town to drop off my little sister Kenzie at BYU! Here is what we have been up to around here...
Enjoying Utah Lake

 Bike rides around the neighborhood at dusk

Crazy Pitches...lots of softball games

Gordon and Carole got married!!

 Family golf time...I was sick so I just rode in the cart

Hiking the Y with my dad
 Shopping with the girls at City Creek 

Mac Daddy is ready for Freshman year!!

Lunch with mom at Pizzeria 712. so good!!

new summer clothes!

we tried a new donut place. Lehi Bakery. It was delicious!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

There's nothing like home.

Let me just say that I am very fortunate to have a go to place whenever I need a break. I am so grateful that my parents still live in California and that they have an awesome house that I can go home to whenever I want. I just need to get there somehow! And I usually make that happen every so often.  This time Casey had a business in Glendale on Monday and Tuesday so we made a long weekend out of it and headed down to the golden state. It was lots of fun! We got in all of our favorite summer activities while spending quality time with my family. It was a great little trip!

 First stop...The BEACH. I hadn't been surfing since January. I think that's a record for me that I'm not proud of. 

Ichi Ban

 hiking the hills of La Canada

One thing I don't miss...TRAFFIC!

 One thing I do miss....Stealing my sister's clothes

Master Wong's Massages....amazing. 

Leo Carillo

Bought my first pair of Lululemons...they are life changing. 

We tried this ice cream place called Carmela's in Pasadena. It was soooo so good. 


Daisy Mint in Pasadena

 My little sister graduates from Seminary!

Can't go home without going to a Dodger Game

Flea from RHCP

 Final surf sesh at MALIBU before heading to the airport

Goodbye La Canada!!! 
Until next time :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Utah Summer Bucket List

This is my effort to take advantage of living in such a beautiful place...

1. Go to a National Park (Moab or Zion's) I've been trying to get Casey to take me to one of these places for years. 
2. Go on more hikes in Park City and Salt Lake Area. I found some good ones here
3. Go to an outdoor concert...I'm thinking the singer/songwriter ones at Sundance here
4. See something at the Scera Shell since it's right down the street from me. Maybe an outdoor movie? here
5. Sample all of the shaved ice places in Provo/Orem
6. Go to a Museum in Salt Lake...Natural History Museum Here
7. Road bike somewhere in Park City
8. Do a Triathlon...I need someone to do this one with me
9. Get really good at BBQing. Any recommendations for a good book?
10. See Al Green July 27 at the Red Butte Gardens
11. Paddle Board the Provo River!
12. Go to Lagoon. I have never been there!
13. Alpine Slides in Park City...always a must.
14. Girls night somewhere...Park City/Midway/Heber
15. Beat Casey at Tennis.

This list could go on and on...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

life changing stuff

This stuff is awesome. My mom gave it to me for my birthday last year and I ran out 8 months later. Then to my surprise City Creek in Salt Lake opened up a LUSH store. And now I'm stocked up! This is seriously the best body cream I have ever used. It has helped me maintain my Hawaii tan in the dry Utah climate. It is a little pricey but I promise you it lasts for a couple months and it smells awesome. 
If you don't have a LUSH store near you, you can get it HERE.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The BIG island

My parents have been going on this trip for 3 years now and this is the 2nd year we have joined them. They do this golf tournament on the Big Island called the Pink Lady. My mom's cousin's father-in-law organizes it. So of course we couldn't say no to the opportunity to golf and lay on the beach for a week! It was so much fun to hang out with my parents, their friends and other family (my cousins, aunt and uncle and grandma all went!). Hawaii is seriously one of our most favorite places on the earth. It's always a good time :) 
Ps. I tried to put different pictures on here than facebook

Since we are returning guests we get fruit!

I went on a couple walks by myself in the morning while Casey golfed...I was a little bored

 my cute parents

 The hotel is literally EMPTY

Baby Brooklyn :)

My sweet grams with her Pina Colada. She's a babe.

Until next year???