Friday, September 19, 2014

Bottom Landscape Beds

This is what the bottom two beds at the base of our driveway have looked like. 15 years of overgrown crazy high maintenance bushes. 

This is what it looks like this week!

And soon we will have beautiful new bushes and plants in the next few weeks!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bedroom Paint

Major motivation to get our bedroom painted.  We are having a family reunion at our home in 6 weeks.  We want a light gray I think.  Any colors you all love?


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Restaurant Open

Last night Kevin was invited to a new restaurant's soft opening. They invited all of the business owners in his lil hometown...I thought that was really cool of them.  His parents also got invited because his Dad serves the Town on a board.  So, we all went together!

I had just gotten off the plane but I did have time for an essential shower prior to picking him up at his office. 

His parents celebrate 43 years this Friday!  

He found his car in the parking lot afterwards!  

Everyone having a good week?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Shower and Birthday

Some scenes from our weekend!  McGee's baby shower!


Kevin's cousin Ron's surprise party!

She and I have the same first and last name!

There she is with sweet Seth. 

Worked on paint colors. 

These overgrown beds at the bottom of our driveway will be history this week.  

We went to Pike Nursery to pick out some new plantings. 

Then we decided to get some wings and pizza from Hawthornes to bring home and watch the game with. 

Mills enjoyed cleaning off a few of the bones. 

Afternoon naps on the couch...the best. 

Back on the road today friends. Chat soon!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Salt Lake and Park City, UT

I'm sure you probably know that I've been in Salt Lake City this week.  I plastered it all over Instagram and FB.  Ha!  I just had the best time!

It was my first trip to that part of the country and it is simply gorgeous!  My next pictures will probably be all white from the crazy amount of snow but this was a perfect time to visit for the first time!

I flew out Monday night and crashed.  Tuesday we had site tours all day and drove the market.  That evening - dinner at Market Street Grill.

Most amazing oysters.  Kosshi (sp?) were our favorite - they are the smaller ones below.

Wednesday morning I got up for a small trot around the city.

Sunrise.

We toured the market some more and then headed out toward Park City.  We had the ultimate tour guides (our brokers!) who know everything about the area.  They took us to all of the good spots.

Check out the fly fishermen in the bottom of this picture.

Yes, this is the United States of America!  I was in aw!

The Park City slopes!



We went on this coaster that pulled you up to the top of the mountain in your own little cart and then you went down at your own pace through the gorgeous trees that are already changing colors.  It was so cool!

You can see the trees in this picture but that isn't the track we were one.  


Such an ugly picture but funny.  I was going about 25mph in this picture around a huge curve.  

Downtown Park City.  

This is another area where the Olympics were held.  On the two slopes on the right is where they go down a really steep hill then jump in the air.  You all know what I'm talking about.


This is the view that skiers have when they go down those steep hills and jump!

We went to a place called The Bayou for dinner that night in downtown Salt Lake.  Then they took us to the Mormon Temple.  

And the mall that the Mormon Church built.  It's two blocks of center city and the roof is retractable.  So when it's a good weather day like it was when we were there, the roof is open.  See below.  Isn't that crazy?!!   There is also a natural creek running through the middle.  So cool.  My civil engineering mind was OBSESSED.

I came back last night very excited about SLC!  Looking forward to going back often!

Happy Weekend to yall!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Problems

Every person has problems, right?

Every family has problems, right?

Let's talk about it.  

I recently was talking with someone who owns a decently large company.  This person has been extremely successful.  He has done his time, risked a lot of money and worked for it.  We were talking about problems in our world.  He said (in a not cocky way, I promise), "you know I'm rich and people think that because I have so much money that I don't have any problems.  And that's just not true.  I just have a different set of problems."  And I can certainly see that.

One thing Kevin has always said, "the more you have, the more complicated your life is."

Some of the places I've traveled, I see a lot of people living the very simple life.  A life that you or I wouldn't live.  But those people are happy.  They are satisfied with what they have.  They don't have a bunch of money in the stock market or multiple mortgages or a high stress job (or maybe they do).  Sure, there are some of them that want more and aren't happy living the way they are but overall I think that Kevin's statement is true. 

And how about family?  There is no perfect family.  I'm a big believer.  Every family has something wrong or not perfect.  It may look on the outside that the family down the street is absolutely perfect - always smiling, well dressed, goes on fancy trips.  But let's be real...there is something, something that is deep down that they are struggling with.  Do you all agree?

Mo Money, Mo Problems?  Not necessarily true.  Thoughts?


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Workout Clothes

I like workout clothes.  Odd?  Maybe.  But they're comfortable.  I wear all brands - Nike, Adidas.  I'm not a crazy Lululemon girl.  I do have a tank that I'm not completely in love with.  I also have a pair of Athleta capris and they are wonderful for Flywheel.

Recently, my favorite brand has been Zella.  I recently got these from Nordstrom and I love them.  I know, they're a little wild but they're fun and go with every color tank.

Speaking of tanks...this is my new favorite.  I have it in pink and black.  It's $21 and amazing.  Very light and cool for hot workouts.  

What is your go-to workout brand?