Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Things I Heart

A few of my most recent faves...

 ~ Sonic's new Sweet Potato Tots
Let it be known that I frequent Sonic on a very regular basis to satisfy my drink obsession.  However, I am NOT a fan of their food.  How that has changed!!  These could seriously be one of my most favorite foods...ever.  Try them.  You will thank me.
~ Lauren Oliver's "Delirium" Trilogy
Let's call it "Hunger Games" meets "Twilight" romance.  SO love them.  Had the 2nd book delivered to my house the day it was released.  Now just bummed I have to wait till next year for the final one.  :(

~ Aqua Sphere Kaiman Goggles
After spending half of my lap time fixing leaking, fogging, or unbearably uncomfortable goggles, I spent some time researching goggles and stumbled upon these babies.  Hallelujah!  Finally I can swim for an hour and leave the gym without burning eyes and a pounding headache.

 ~ Method All-Purpose Natural Cleaner in Cucumber
 My kitchen counters have never smelled so delicious and been so clean at the same time.

~ Hot Chelle Rae "Whatever" Album
Listening to this music might possibly make me feel like a 16 year old girl, and I might possibly just like that about it. ;)  Yes, it is 100% pure Pop, but when I turn up the tunes and sing along at the top of my lungs while driving around town, it makes me smile EVERY time. 

 ~ Cutco Knives
Every time I slice through something without even the slightest effort, I'm reminded why I love these so much. And, if I ever feel the need to cut a penny in half, it's nice to know that I can.  :)

~ Coca-Cola Freestyle Fountains
Two words.  Pibb Zero.  Until they decide to start selling this most divine beverage in stores, I may be doing zip code searches to locate all the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines near me.

What are some of your recent faves???

Monday, March 19, 2012

Utah Fun

Brett had a week of vacation he needed to use up this month, so...Utah here we come!  We always miss the Blaser clan, and look for any excuse to get together with the Fam.

As soon as we arrived in Bountiful, Weston felt right at home... Grandpa and Grandma have plenty of swords and balls. :)
We took our regular visit up to Ogden and the Flowrider.  Weston had a blast playing in the water, and I'm sure he'll be surfing before we know it. 
While we were all at the Flowrider, we had a surprise baby arrival.  Brett's brother BJ barely made it home from Ogden in time, and the baby was born 12 minutes after they walked into the hospital!!  We were all very impressed with Christie's no-epidural delivery!  We decided to pay a visit to the hospital in a way BJ and Christie would appreciate...with WIGS.  
Talk about creepy...
Baby Brigham was absolutely PERFECT and Christie looked just as good herself.
While in Salt Lake, we also got to meet up with our buddies Kalie and Isaac Chamberlain for a fun morning at the Gateway Discovery Center.  SO SO sad that I didn't get any pics of us together. :( Just one of Weston to document the trip.

Then after only a day and a half in Bountiful, we zipped our suitcases back up and headed down to St. George with a bunch of the fam.  Check out this car packed with FOUR car seats and one very good 8-year-old helper. 
Once in St. George we spent most of our time...
...hiking and biking through Snow Canyon...
(Notice Weston folded in half in the carrier!  He is really sleeping like that.)
...playing cards...
(this is how we entertained the little boys and kept them away from the cards: chocolate milk, cheerios, and a movie.  such great parenting.)
...and visiting with Friends. 
Chris and Nichole Forsey stayed with us, and Steve and Laura Crawford and John and Jessica Leavitt stopped by for several visits.  So fun to catch up. 
At one point, the boys decided they needed to do something manly, so they headed out to rock climb and shoot BB's...
...but quickly changed to throwing large sandstone rocks off the cliffs after they ran out of BB's.  Can you just feel the testosterone swelling?? ;)
Sporting some sweet poses:
Chris Forsey, Brett, Colby, and Chase
Nichole Forsey, baby girl, and Me
(Obviously I was informed of this hike at the last minute, thus I'm in a cardigan and jeans with tennis shoes.  Not the greatest hiking outfit.)
Someone left these cheese puff balls out and Weston discovered them.  You would have thought he had died and gone to heaven.  He devoured a fifth of the carton before I even noticed.  I'm seriously surprised he didn't puke.  Look at that face after being caught.  SO cute!
And apparently Bridget got bored one night, and I found these wonderful pics on my camera.  Sorry Bridge.  I HAD to post them.  Don't kill me.

After a wonderful four days in St. George, we headed back up to Bountiful to get in a little more time with the rest of the family...
...and then packed our bags and headed home.  Weston was a champ on both plane flights and both road trips, and spent most of the time buckling the seat belts and playing games on Dad's phone.
We had an absolute BLAST but need about a week to recover from all the partying and lack of sleep.  Thanks Blasers for always showing us a good time.  Love you all.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weston Faves

Weston is definitely building up his own little personality lately.  This boy is VERY passionate about the things near and dear to his heart. 

A few of his absolute faves...

...his swords (which could be any of the following: swords, spatulas, rulers, mixing spoons, cardboard tubes, etc)
A true boy is never without at least one (or three) swords.  Don't challenge him to a sword fight unless you're ready for a good challenge.

...keys (or in Weston's words "EEEYS!!!")
Oh, the obsession with keys. He knows which keys open/start which things, and must know where a set of keys is at all times. He recently got his own set of real un-cut keys just so we can prevent any more lost keys.

The ONLY time I get this kid to sit still for more than a second.  I think we read at least ten books a day...and Weston has several of his faves memorized.

...climbing (EVERYTHING...any chair, table, piano, counter, toilet, desk, sofa...you get the idea.  Also, the higher the better.)
Different places I have found him after a mere 30 seconds of inattention.
How he manages to have a head still intact, I have no idea.
Can you tell Dad dressed him? :)
Just to get an idea on this height, compare the counter height to the toilet.  When standing on the ground, his head only comes to the drawer knobs!
 We're trying to teach him climbing is an outdoor thing.  There is obviously room for improvement.

...the moon and stars
I never realized there were moons and stars in SO many places...clothing, advertisements, decor, pictures, street signs, books...he spots them all...and "oohs and ahhs" continuously until you acknowledge.

...footballs, or any balls for that matter
A bedtime story is not complete without a football in hand
Neither is a good meal.

Our little boy is DEFINITELY, ALL BOY!! 

Friday, March 2, 2012


Two weeks ago Brett and I took advantage of Brett's need for "continuing medical education" by turning a weekend medical conference into an extended ski vacation for the two of us.  The conference lectures were held from 7-9am and 4-7pm, leaving PLENTY of time for skiing, eating, and loads of fun.  Despite the *extreme* cold weather, we had an absolute blast!!!  Big big thanks go out to my parents for watching Weston, and to St. Joseph's Hospital for paying for our car rental and ski-out hotel, and Brett's plane ticket and conference admission.

Ready to hit the slopes 
Breckenridge is one of the largest ski resorts I have EVER been to, with 31 functioning lifts!  It was nice to be able to escape the beaten trails.  So so fun. 

After a long day of boarding we could not get enough of the endless varieties of tasty treats found on Main Street...
...mint hot chocolate
...wheat garlic pizza crust
...cookie dough filled cookies
...meat pies
...made-to-order crepes
...sweet potato waffles
...and so much more.  (all healthy, of course!)

When not snowboarding, we took a ride on the Goldrunner Coaster, an alpine coaster elevated ABOVE the ski runs.  So fun, but SO cold.  High speed = high wind.

On Sunday, Brett FINALLY gave in to my naggings to go ice skating outside on a real pond. Despite the most painful figure skates ever, and the ice sending out a deep loud *crack* right under my feet, we I still had fun. (Brett couldn't get over the pain shooting through his feet and spent most of the time on the bench. Party pooper.)
Check out our SWEET form...

While walking around town we discovered a poster for the Ice Castles, which were only a short car ride away.  Brett decided we MUST check this out, and I am so glad we did, because they ended up being one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Ever.
It was so cool we had to visit during the day...

 ...and at night!
Can I just mention, Brett felt right at home. ;) 
(If you don't understand the following pics, than you don't know Brett.  Just google "fortress of solitude" for some info)

 Overall, we spent a lot of time walking, window shopping, and enjoying the beautiful ski town. 
We had SUCH a fun time, and would definitely put Breckenridge on our list of places to re-visit.