Monday, November 16, 2015

sweet 'n sour - november

Made Grandma Keeley's cake and it looked like a complete disaster.
Burnt our pressure cooker and it smelled horrible.
Working two jobs. 
Crazy work and school schedules.
Freezing cold temperatures at work.
Preparing a talk for church on late notice.
Not being able to see the sunrise at work anymore due to daylight savings.

Nik got a job at TOSH which is close to home, weekends off, and good for school schedule.
I started my career as a security analyst.
Ice cream cones for dinner after we burnt it in the pressure cooker.
Going to the temple with Emily.
Turning on our little space heater when we get out of the shower while getting ready in the morning.
Making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Spending time with family and Lucy.
Taking the trax to work and reading a conference talk on the way.
Nik cooking dinner for us while I work late.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


The night before Halloween we carved pumpkins! It was Nik's first time carving a pumpkin so it was quite an adventure.  We had Autumn and Abby come over and we had such a great time together.

We collected all the seeds so that we could roast them and have a snack but we ended up burning them a little.  We'll just have to try again next year!

Abby carved a ghost, Autumn carved a bat, I carved an owl, and Nik carved two skeletons holding hands (although it looks like a skull too).  It was fun to see how they all turned out in the end.

Halloween night we took the pumpkins to my family's house since they didn't have any on their front steps.  We then helped answer the door for all the trick-or-treaters.  It was fun to see all the little kids and hand out candy to them.  I've never been a big fan of Halloween but spending them with Nik is always a blast!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

fall adventures

A few weeks ago we went on a drive up little cottonwood canyon to see the fall leaves changing colors.  The weather has been switching a lot this year between hot and cold so the trees weren't their normal bright colors but it was still fun.

It was cool to see Alta with no snow and to drive along the paths where we would normally be skiing.  We are so blessed to live so close to such beautiful mountains.

I can't wait to take Nik skiing for his first time this year!  A few weekends ago we decided to go on a drive through the alpine loop.  We brought Lucy for our little adventure because she loves car rides.

We pulled over for a minute and there were a bunch of deer just a few feet from the car.  Lucy had her head out the window and was so fascinated by the deer.

We sure love this big cuddle bug.  It's so much fun to take her on adventures with us.  She's always smiling and having the best time ever.

When we got to the end we decided to take the trail over to Midway and drive back through Park City.  It was a little scary driving along a dirt and rock road along the side of a mountain but we safely made it back.

We were all so tired when we made it back home.  We had such a nice time driving up the canyon and it was so much fun with Lucy!