Throwback to Friday when we had our engagement party. Only picture we remembered to take. Love was in the air.
Last week at the temple on a beautiful cloudy day.
Day 1: first leg of my trip has begun. Starting with a train ride. So excited for this 3 week getaway!! #amtrak #internationalflight #trainsarefun
This is pretty much the view I grew up seeing. I lived on the mountain side there and watched Utah Valley awake each morning and then settle in for sleep each night. Such a beautiful sight.
My first MLB game in person!! Go Padres!! #sdinhd #padrebaseball #sandiego
Breakfast today. Mmm mmm mmm. Daves Killer Bread, cream cheese and sliced, fresh, peaches. Delicious. Nectarines are good this way too.
I wore my brightest colors on this overcast day. Life is good. Problems are still present in my life, but I have an overarching sense of peace and calm and assurance that things will turn out alright. I'm grateful for the good things in my life and the challenges that teach me to appreciate the good things. #glassfull #glassnothalffullorhalfempty #lds #sandiegotemple
"A National salute to Bob Hope and the Military" at the San Diego Harbor last night. Good on ya, Bob, for entertaining the troops so much (and for changing your name from Leslie to Bob. Fits you better ). Had fun walking around here the other night.
Easter Sunday. I am standing next to a painting of my grandmother (we called her Nanny ) on her wedding day. I think she was a doll. I'm wearing her engagement ring (though you can't see it here ) and wearing her mother's (great Nanna ) earrings. And my aunt (Nanny's daughter ) took this picture. Easter was fabulous. I'm especially grateful for the knowledge that I can be with these women (and all my family ) for eternity because of the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. #lds #jesuslovesus #familiesareforever #turningtheheartsofthechildren (please excuse my hair. It had been doing its duty for 9 hours at this point. It couldn't do it anymore. )
At the grocery store last night. This guy was in front of me. At first there was nothing on the belt. Then as the person in front of him finished he pulled these peppers out of his pocket. I thought, "how funny, what a quirky guy!" Then he told the cashier that he only remembered they were in his pocket when he reached for his keys while loading his other groceries in his car. He came all the way back in to pay for two peppers. That is quality. #bequality #honesty #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #faithinhumanity
Also, check out the progress on these little beauties! I'm so proud. #plantmom
A particularly nice day at the beach. Not too hot, not too windy, just right. #imstartingtogetatan
Growing some flowers at my desk. I'm excited to watch their beauty emerge! #sunnysocal
Rehearsing for Verdi's Requiem for 3 performances next weekend. It's gonna be great; I'm really excited to sing this beautiful piece! (If you want to come you can get tickets on the La Jolla symphony website. ) #lajollasymphonyandchorus #sandiegogaymenschorus #sandiegomasterchorale #mandevilleauditorium #lajolla #ucsd
Looking Northish from Mt. Soledad on a very stormy day. That's the ocean guys. 😍 #ilovetoseethetemple
I found this body rolling around in my trunk. 😂 #iamsoeasilyamused #therestofhimwasdonatedtoscience #actuallitwasdonatedtogoodwill #mrpotatohead
You're welcome @bandaid brand. I AM caring for someome I love. Me. #ofcourseiloveotherpeopletoo #andofcourseiwouldcareforothersiftheyneededit
Such a calming view on a cloudy morning. What beauty to behold around me! #countyourblessings #ithinkillstayawhile #notusuallyupthisearly
These squash may have won the battle on Saturday. But I won the war. I brought in reinforcements to help slay the squash. But I was the commander of this war. In the end, my prize for victory was a delicious, healthy chicken Alfredo baked and then broiled in the spaghetti squash. #iwoulddoitagain #maybeafterthestitchescomeout #greekyogurtsauce #squashinsteadofpasta
So this happened Saturday night. 🔪🏥😬 So, that's what I get for trying to make a healthy dinner with spaghetti squash. I spared you the picture of the open wound. Grateful for my aunt driving me to the ER.
Sang at this beautiful church for a wedding on a Saturday morning a week ago. #poway #sdmc #sandiegomasterchorale
I did the beach thing today. It was lovely. Thanks Kristin. #lajollashores #sundaywalk
I was hiding in the car from the kids so they wouldn't see me before we were ready to surprise them that I'd come to Utah for a visit. #auntlife #yogurtforbreakfast @jenbone1
So...I made this little bitty snowman. While I was in Utah for the weekend. I'm so grateful I had the chance to go and briefly visit friends and play in the snow.
Christmas sugar cookie decorating! Merry Christmas to all!
'Tis the season for my hippo slippers. It's finally cool enough, even in San Diego. #hippostyle #loveofmylife
I wish you could smell this cranberry chutney. Mmmm. Thanks #americastestkitchen . This has become a favorite. #thanksgiving
'Tis the season to make snowflakes! Fa la la la la la la la la! #imadeitmyself
I'm working the polls today. I hope you go out and vote!
Birthday dinner for Jim. Happy Birthday Uncle Jim! I made ratatouille, mashed potatoes, salad, and Sarah helped with the ribs. It was a yummy meal! I'm grateful to be with my family at this time in my life.
Sorting through old family pictures. I've boxes and boxes of this kind of stuff. #illbescanningtheseforever #familyhistory #geneology
Balboa park at night. Water calms my soul. #nofilter
Me and the parents at the Hill Cumorah visitors center.
The dam next to the cemetery where my ancestors lived near and some are buried at. #familyhistory #senecanation
Mom and I
Me and my parents in the Sacred Grove. #familyvacation
Sitting next to my dad in the Sacred Grove. Daddy daughter moment.
It's time for some banana bread.
More of the full-scale tabernacle replication. Here you see the entrance, and then the lavar, then the place where the priests burned incense, symbolic of prayers ascending into heaven, then the robes of the high priest. #symbolism
Went and saw a full-scale reproduction of the Tabernacle of Moses this week. It was SO cool! #symbolism
Oh yeah, I went to Tahoe. It was beautiful despite the haze from all the fires nearby. My shoulders got forgotten in the sunscreen application. Can't believe I forgot that. #killedmyasthma #worstsunburninadecade
Guys, look at this carrot slice from my salad. It's Huge! What kind of mutated carrots are we growing?! And before you ask, no, I don't have Donald Trump sized tiny hands.
I'm getting my DNA tested for ancestry stuff!! It's in the mail, now I just have to wait 6-8 weeks for the results. I'm super excited! #23andme #geneology
Granny's Cafe in Julian! Each slice of deep-dish apple pie is 1lb! Sooo good!
I miss the Utah mountains a little less when I find places like this near me. Beautiful little trail between Poway and Julian, CA.
I had a fabulous time in Julian this afternoon. Pie here is good.