Zero Technology Summer

So my friends and followers of this on and off blog I have had for almost 7 years now, I am going to be signing off for the summer and I wanted to say goodbye until fall. I feel it's a little more kind to give my readers a heads up, rather then just dissapear on here and leave people wondering what happened to me.

For quite some time, I have wanted to go technology free. It is so hard for me at times because I love to shop and browse online, I love to look at online recipe's, I love to look at pinterest occasionally, I love to catch up on facebook now and then (out of curiosity sake) and I love to email and connect with people. As a stay at home mom, the internet is like my social outlet if you will.

However, I need to connect with people in REAL LIFE. That means talking to people in person rather then via technology.  Internet leads to addictions anyway. I believe there should be a healthier approach to un-wire the brain and focus on what is here and now right in front of us.

I know a lot of people will miss me and wonder how my pregnancy is progressing.  I do plan to update on here with some maternity pictures towards the end of August (fall) when I will be almost ready to be due.

I am feeling great this pregnancy. I consider myself lucky this time to have had an actual cute baby bump really early on. With Sunny, I didn't show until about 7.5 months, seriously frustrating, and I was going through that self-concious thinking of "When people glance at me, do they know I am pregnant or do I look like a fat/bloated/unhealthy looking person." I hated that thinking.  However, this time around, people know I am pregnant. I have an obvious bump and I get questions of what I am due all the time.

This summer, I am going to be enjoying those baby kicks. I am one of those who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE BEING PREGNANT!!!!

So, thanks for reading. I will be starting my no-technology goal tomorrow. Wish me luck.  I will be spending my time time working on potty-training my toddler (She is doing very good by the way, trying to earn a new bike) finishing up house projects, such as painting the house, and harvesting some veggies and fruit.  We have a nectarine tree that is full of delicious fruit and I am eating about 10 of them a day. Can't wait until our grapes come in soon.

So that is all for now.See you in the fall and have a great summer ya'll.


7 Years

I am a little late in posting about our 7 year anniversary, but I can't believe how fast the years have gone by.

Here are a few pictures of us when we got married 7 years ago, just a few weeks later.

This was up in Brighton, UT. It is seriously the most breathtaking place I have ever been.  They have a ton of cabins you can stay in or a hotel that offers a bed n breakfast kind of thing. We made it a tradition to go up once a year when we lived in Layton, but now, I doubt we will ever go again.  Great memories though.

I believe that every year of marriage, you grow a deeper bond with your spouse. Rodney has been by my side through the hardest of times. He helped restore my faith through our times of trial, and he has continued to be my better half through our marriage. He is dedicated in service, his church callings and is the hardest worker I know.  He also manages money better then anyone I ever met. He worked since age 15 and is skilled in more areas then I comprehend.

Happy Anniversary my love, here's to many more!


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)