Friday, March 7, 2014

More 'Smores FF

1.  My weeks in Phoenix just get more and more fabulous!  This week didn't disappoint by any means. Probably my favorite week since being here!  Saturday I went for a 4 mile jog, finally able to clock 4.2 miles after 9 months!  Since it was Saturday it was shopping time for me, as I think that is what I use to do on Saturdays before working so many weekends the past 10 years.  I then went and had a pedicure, which I totally needed.  The girl next to me had on this awesome green nail polish with a sparkle overlay and it looked so cute that I copied her!  Got to get into the Lucky Month Spirit!
2.  Saturday afternoon after Mr. J picked up the kids I headed over to his house where we made kabobs with the tons and tons of vegetables that I got from the awesome Moving Market at work on Friday for only $10.  They were delicious as was our fresh fruit salad with the best pineapple I've had in a long time.  We watched the Cultural Celebration for the Gilbert Temple which was on our local TV.  The sad part is that it poured all day and evening and was a wet mess, but it was still done well.
3.  Sunday Mr. J picked me up bright and early so that we could attend the Gilbert Temple Dedication.  It was such a neat experience.  Afterwards I came home, changed and then headed over to his house where I made Grandma B's southern squash casserole, of course with the help of the little A's.  It was delicious!  We had dinner at my cousin Laura's with Aunt Leslie, Uncle Gordon and Deborah and her family.  It was fun to spend time with my cousins and to spend the entire day with Mr. J!  The kids even had a great time watching Frozen.  And the Little A's fit right in!
When the kids left for the evening with their mom, we watched 7 pounds which I have never seen and was so good!  This day was indeed a great day and I came home a very happy girl!
4.  Tuesday I told Mr. J that I was going to wake the kids up when I got to his house after work, but he surprised me and kept them up until I got there.  It is so cute to see him get his kids ready for bed and have prayers with them. 
5.  Wednesday's are quickly becoming my favorite days!  Mr. J and I hiked this awesome mountain that I was able to climb right up, although I will admit there was a part that was a little scary heading to the top!  It was an awesome view from the top though and worth the scary part.  This is me pointing at the valley...
For lunch he took me to this great Greek restaurant which is just down the street.  It was amazing!  When I got off of work Wednesday I was met in the yard by the kids and Mr. J where they had made a fire which was ready for us to make 'smores!  Sweet girl little A fell asleep in my arms in front of the fire. 
6.  Mr. J is super funny.  I have never laughed so much as I have since I met him.  He said the funniest thing the other day, "I feel like all I do is laundry and dishes."  I mean really how often do you hear that come from a man's mouth.  I heard on the radio today that if you laugh for 15 minutes a day that you can lose 4 pounds a year just from laughing!
7.  When I went out to my car to go to the gym yesterday morning a sweet bouquet of handpicked flowers were under my windshield with a note in all capital letters that said, "Hey You!  These are for you to enjoy but not consume!  I know how much you like organic stuff and fruits and vegetables.  Just need you to know how amazing I think you are.  Thanks for being you!"  Ahhhhhhh, totally made my day.
Even better was when Mr. J and the kids picked me up for my dinner break so that we could have dinner together.  All of my nurses thought the kids were darling and Mr. J. was so handsome which is so true, they say he looks like Bradley Cooper, I think I would have to agree too.  Mr. J. is visiting his parents this weekend in Utah for their mission farewell, which means I'm on my own for the next few days.  No worries, I have plenty of things to keep my busy.
8.  This past Monday I planned on it being the day that I would no longer wear any kind of cover up on my head.  I think it was a wise decision.  It has been so freeing!  Slowly but surely it's growing!  And I think I'm liking the pixie look!  When I walked in the door on Tuesday the kids said, "you cut your hair."  Yep I did!  So here it is at 3 months of grow out!  I think it is a wee bit lighter than before maybe?  I'm almost thinking it is time for a trim in the back...
9.  Sunday I got a call from American Express telling me that someone had been using my credit card in Texas.  I love this company.  They immediately took off the charges and sent me a new card.  


  1. You are glowing and look adorable!

  2. I'm so happy you keep this blog!! These are times you will always treasure!! I love all the pictures ,details and best of all stories!!