Why You Should go to Snowbird Ski Resort this Summer!

Snowbird Ski Resort Utah

WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO SNOWBIRD SKI RESORT THIS SUMMER!

Snowbird Ski Resort summer fun is on point!

When you think of Snowbird Ski Resort…or any ski resort for that matter…you think winter, right?

Unless you live near a ski resort, most people don’t realize how awesome they can be during the summer as well. There’s mountain biking, hiking, and a lot of other fun outdoor activities. And then there’s the incredible scenery. I’m talking breathtaking views galore!

And, if you go to Snowbird, you’ll find a mini theme park too! Located about 30 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, Snowbird is known for world class skiing. As a matter of fact, they’ve had almost 600 inches of snow this season.  There are more than six resorts within a 30 minute drive of SLC, including Park City. If you are visiting the area, Park City is well worth the trip!

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Anticipation & Gratitude

Anticipation and Gratitude

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.”

-Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

Waiting for a new baby to arrive.

The planning of a wedding.

An entire school year of dance classes leading up to a recital.

Hours of practice on the field before the big game.

Surprising your spouse with a birthday party.

The transitions from elementary to middle to high school.

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A Weekend Guide to Houston Texas

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HOUSTON WEEKEND GUIDE

Houston is a HUGE city!! I mean it is one of the top five largest cities in the U.S. so I shouldn’t be surprised, right? But still, it just seems to go on and on! There’s no major attraction when you think of visiting Houston, but there is still plenty to see, do, and of course eat! We recently spent our Houston weekend in the Seabrook area. Since we have family that lives there, we got the pleasure of experiencing the city with a local flare!

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Motherhood & Gratitude

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Motherhood & Gratitude

With last weekend being Mothers Day, motherhood has been on my mind. I love a day to celebrate Moms!!

Moms are the Bomb!

Plain and simple. I don’t know what I’d do without mine. My mother has a lot of guilt over working so much during my childhood, but one think I’ve never questioned is her unconditional love for me and her good intentions. I am lucky to know quite a few truly amazing moms and the one thing they all have in common is that they are all trying their best. Trying to make ends meet, trying to give their children the best opportunities, and some days simply trying to make it through the day.

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How and Why You Should Travel Carry-On Only!

Travel Carry-on Only

Our Favorite Way to Travel…

Carry-on Only!

It’s much easier than you might think!

Our family of four has gone to Europe for ten days during cold weather…to Texas for ten days over Spring Break…and we’ve done multiple weekend trips…ALL as carry-on only!!

You can do this too!!

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Busyness & Gratitude

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Busyness & Gratitude

I ran into a friend at the grocery store today and she asked me how I was doing. “Busy” I said, because it is my standard reply.

And it’s true, I am very busy.

But…busy in a good way. I like staying busy. But that hasn’t always been the case.

I started thinking about the concept of busyness this week after reading a post from one of my favorite bloggers on Facebook- Tales of an Educated Debutante. Adrian talked about how we all complain about being busy, busy, busy and how it can often weigh you down. She thought that maybe if we try to be more intentional about the things we do then we might find a little more joy in life!

So, let me be clear: I am very busy. But those things I am so very busy with bring me joy. I like running my kids to their activities after school…because those activities bring them joy. Attending class programs, parties, and events because my kids enjoy me being present brings me joy. I like making cupcakes for a friend’s birthday because I enjoy baking- it brings me joy. Those things that I do each day that cause my “busyness” all bring me joy.

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The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort: An Honest Review

JW Marriott San Antonio review

JW Marriott San Antonio Review

Our family of four recently stayed three nights at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. First let me say that we are pretty loyal Marriott Rewards members for almost twenty years. When we’re traveling we often look for a Marriott property first and then compare to other options. We’ve stayed the gamut of their properties, from the resorts to the Fairfield Inn…and nine times out of ten we’re satisfied customers! We also love their rewards program- we’ve earned lots of free travel through Marriott Rewards! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the JW Marriott in San Antonio and the property is amazing.  By the way…this isn’t a sponsored post…just my opinion!!

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