Archives for June 2011

Happy (Far Away) Birthday Ash!

Today my sister, Ashley, turns 24! Ashley has been working very hard at her studies and will be going into her third year toward her doctorate of Psychology degree.  Because she lives so far away she isn’t going to make it home for her birthday this year… making it the first time I haven’t spent her birthday with her. 🙁

I’m glad we all had the opportunity to spend so much time with her on our California trip last month. It was great to see all that she has been up to the last couple of years.

I think that one of Ashley’s best qualities is her silliness. She is and has always been super silly. She is always laughing and making jokes. She is fun to be around and makes friends easily. Her laid back and happy attitude makes her easy to get along with and I think it will help her become a great Psychologist!

That’s not to say that we haven’t had our share of not getting along times, especially since we shared a room for most of our growing up years. I can remember when we used to draw a do-not-cross-line down the middle of our room with tape when we were mad at each other. We also used to fight all the time over whether or not we would sleep with the window open. But that’s all just part of growing up.

Ashley at Coronado

Wish you could be home to celebrate your birthday, but I’m sure that your fam ’14 friends will make it a special one for you. Have a very happy birthday!! 🙂

I Said Yes!

Engagement photoFive years ago today, Jesse asked me to marry him… and I said YES! I have been planning to write this post all week, but my that sneaky husband of mine went and beat me to it. He posted our engagement story on his blog in the wee hours of the morning. I can’t really be mad about it though since he did remember.

Obviously, I’m so very glad I said yes. I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without Jesse. I can’t believe that day was FIVE years ago, just wait and see where we are after the next five!

Enjoy Life Foods: Granola

I ate cereal with my breakfast! I haven’t been able to eat any cereal in months. I bought Enjoy Life granola a while ago, but hadn’t tried it until now because I was afraid the milk would bother my stomach too much. I finally gave it a try and was fine with the small amount of milk.


The granola is super yummy. I tried the cinnamon flavor first. It’s very cinnamon-y, which is great! The main ingredient is brown rice flakes. And of course, all of their products are free from the top eight most common allergens so I know they are always a safe choice. I love their brand!

Being fine with the milk makes me think it’s time to give some of my other allergens a try too. Supposedly, eliminating my allergens for six months will make me more tolerant to them again, as long as I have them in very small amounts. It makes me a little nervous to try the other foods again since I had more unpleasant reactions to them, but it sure would be nice to not have to worry so much when eating away from home. I’m getting close to six months now so we’ll see.