Hawaii – WE MADE IT!

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…

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Instant Pot – Apricot BBQ Chicken

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…

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It Feels Good to do Good

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,…

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Moving On

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.…

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No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons

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…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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.…

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These are a favourite around here. Whenever I make these, I always send some to work with Nathan because the batch yields over 7 dozen. I haven’t had any complaints from his coworkers 😉 It is optional to add chocolate chips, but I would think you’re crazy if you didn’t. Or maybe a serial killer?…

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Christmas Cookie Countdown!

Christmas Cookie Countdown!

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Packing Tips 101

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…

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Vacation

We’re finally back from Palm Springs! The weather was mid-20’s and we were wearing shorts and T-shirt’s the whole week. Nathan got some great golfing in, but poor Drake was sick the entire time. On our way to California we stopped overnight in Vancouver, mainly to break up the trip into smaller segments for Drake.…

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