Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fall is my favorite for clothes :)

I feel like everyone says that their favorite season is whatever season is next. I honestly like summer the best because of the weather but I am not too crazy about the clothes. And winter I like for the holidays. Spring is fun because you get to look forward to Summer. But Fall has the best clothes for sure! And all of the pumpkin things (candles, shakes, recipes, cookies...) Fall for me is kind of bittersweet because it means summer is over and winter is coming soon :( But is is the funnest to shop for! I kind of have an obsession with buying boots and coats. Two things that you feel like you never have enough of during the long Utah winters. So I may have added a couple to my wardrobe this year....


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Girls trip to Park City!

This past weekend I took a little girls trip to Park City for one night with my sister-in-laws and mother-in-law.  It was so much fun to just get away for a little bit and have some alone time without our kids. It was my first night away from Chase :( I did a lot better than I thought. I was definitely happy to be reunited with him! Our Friday night consisted of tacos, ice cream, more junk food and playing the Heads Up! game by Ellen. Then on Saturday we walked to breakfast, lounged by the pool and finished it off with some shopping! It was short but sweet. We are already planning our next girls trip for the winter :)

Casey didn't miss me too much! They had a Boys Night Out :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

San Diego

This past weekend Casey's work took us to San Diego as an incentive trip for his team hitting their quotas for the quarter. We took Chase of course (he is just too little to leave especially with nursing). This little man as been all over lately! We had a great time in San Diego. We were able to get to a Padres vs. Yankees game. We ate tons of amazing food and we went to the beach of course! I had no idea how much San Diego has to offer. We could've stayed there for a week! Hopefully we can make another trip down there in the future. Not to mention they have the most AMAZING weather ever! (70s all day long) I can see why no one ever moves!

Sorry in advance for the picture overload :(

We started out the trip with going to the USS Midway. It's an old aircraft carrier that is now a museum. So cool!

Chase's 2nd Baseball game!! and 2nd stadium! He is collecting mini bats from every stadium he goes to. 

Donuts from DONUT BAR. This place was amazing. These may have been the best donuts I have ever had. 

La Jolla is the coolest little beach town. We loved it!

We visited the Mormon Battalion site in Old Town, San Diego. It was super interesting to learn about what they went through and the big part the played in the start of California. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Trader Joes

Those who live in Utah know the excitement of recently having Trader Joes in this great state. The bad part is that it is located all the way up by the University of Utah. Which is a solid hour drive away. It's not even close to the freeway! I mean at least can they just put one in Sandy or Draper???!?! I think someday they will. They still sell out of stuff because it's so popular. So it is just a matter of time till we get one closer....hopefully :) 

So I just thought I would do a little post on my favorite things from Trader Joes. I probably only go up there a couple of times a month but when I do I stock up on all my favorites. SO here they are!

I love to use this to marinate salmon or chicken. It also works great to stir-fry veggies. 

This stuff comes frozen. Two in one box. I love to put agave on it with fruit. 
These are so good! Salty and sweet. 

I buy like 4 of these whenever I go. It's my favorite pasta sauce ever! 

These are my go-to lunch when I'm at home all day. They are just as good as the best mexican restaurant in CA. I  pour salsa on top sometimes. 

Such an easy dinner! I add frozen shelled edamame and serve over brown rice. 

Popcorn is my favorite snack ever. This is a healthy one too!

I love sourdough. And for some reason it is so so hard to find good sourdough in Utah. I usually freeze this loaf  and save for later. 

This stuff is so good on the sourdough toast! 

another popcorn! Not as healthy as the other one but dang good!

Casey loves when I bring these home. They are his favorite

These are so little and cute. Perfect for a snack with some crackers. 

These are a great appetizer if you are having a little party at your house. I could honestly eat the whole box!

So there is my list!! Sorry it is so long. It could keep going on and on. There aren't too many sweet things. I try to avoid those because there are too many to even name at Trader Joes!