The day has finally come...HAWAII!!!! We have been looking forward to this trip for so many months. I can't believe we're finally here. Nathan's mom, Jenn, is a very successful mortgage advisor for CIBC in Fort McMurray. She manages to help people buy homes even when the economy is weak and the mortgage qualifying rates … Continue reading Hawaii – WE MADE IT!
This meal is made in under 15 minutes. 15 MINUTES PEOPLE. That's my kind of meal. It is also SO tasty. This past summer, we were visiting some family friends in Idaho and they had a MASSIVE *ripe* apricot tree. It was amazing. We picked fresh apricots and ate so so so many. Eventually, my … Continue reading Instant Pot – Apricot BBQ Chicken
Photos have always been super important to me. I love to look back at past memories and feel like I can "relive" them through pictures. My mom is so talented and crafty, and she put together 5-6 FULL handmade albums for me as I was growing up. Including pictures and details about past events. I … Continue reading Snapshot In Time
I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already. The seasons are flying by so fast. I remember people telling me that once you have kids, the months pass so quickly. This is so true. I love this quote I've heard about trying to enjoy the little moments amongst the chaos of raising your children, … Continue reading It Feels Good to do Good
Day 6/12 for our Christmas Cookie Countdown! Try this delicious Christmas Classic. Soft and flavourful gingersnap cookies
In our ward here in Fort McMurray, I serve with the youth. Specifically, I'm in the Young Women's Presidency, over the Mia Maid class (14-15 year old girls). I freaking adore them. There are about 15-18 girls on my roster, but 10 that come weekly. When I first got this calling, I was so scared. … Continue reading Moving On
Marrying Nathan 4 years ago also meant adopting this recipe into my pink recipe binder. This is his absolute favourite cookie ever (are we sensing a common theme??) Super simple No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons. When I made these for the first time, my mother in law, Jenn, asked me how they tasted & they were only … Continue reading No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons
My favourite cookie is this peanut butter cookie. It is the perfect amount of peanut butter & chocolatey goodness. When I was 17 & Nathan was 21, he had to get emergency surgery to get his gall bladder removed. I went to visit him in the hospital to play cards to help him pass time. … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
Christmas Cookie Countdown!
We are going to Hawaii in January for just over 3 weeks. Nathan's parents generously gifted the whole family a warm destination for Christmas this year. We cannot wait! The original vacation with the fam is actually only 10 days, but we opted to fly to another island and stay an extra 2 weeks. 10 … Continue reading Packing Tips 101