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Month: November 2016

I am grateful!!!!

I am grateful!!!!

Today was Day 28 of The Secret.

If you missed my most recent Facebook Live or previous posts, The Secret is a book that walks you through different gratitude practices every single day for 28 days. You can pick up your own copy here.

Here is that Facebook Live if you wanted to watch it:

After I got home from Hawaii, I decided I would start swimming again. I ordered a swimsuit and found a local pool.

I went twice, by myself. And on that second time a bunch of guys showed up as I was cooling down and asked if I was swimming with them that day.

Turns out, this group has been swimming together since the late 80’s and I have joined them three times a week for the last month.

One of their traditions is snow angels mid-practice when there is fresh snowfall.

If you know me well, you KNOW I am not a big fan of cold weather. However when I woke up this morning and saw the snow I was literally giddy for snow angels.

Why?

Because I am grateful.

I am grateful for my new swim group.

I am grateful for the accountability.

I am grateful for the heat inside my home.

I am grateful for my health.

I am grateful to be able to walk my dog and watch him frolic in the snow.

I am grateful for this beautiful city I live in and the mountains that surround me.

I am grateful for YOU – my friends and family who support me.

Gratitude isn’t something that should stay in November, imagine what it can do for you all year. Please go grab The Secret for yourself: http://amzn.to/2fFxBuO

I will put up a review for you soon, but go ahead and buy it now.

You will be so glad that you did!

swimming snow angels
Yes, it was as cold as it looked!
swimming snow angels
Ok I got a little used to it… and then it got tingly
The finished product
The finished product
Another angle as I ran back inside
Another angle as I ran back inside

 

Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi

Currently listening to: “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane

Battle Creek Falls

Battle Creek Falls

We decided to go down South a little to close to American Fork Canyon and check out Battle Creek Falls. We love the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City and Battle Creek Falls was rated as the #1 waterfall in the book. In hindsight, I’m not sure I agree with that but it still was really cool.

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Accidental family photo
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Selfie
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Austin on the waterfall
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Austin is sitting on top of the waterfall

 

Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane

Sunsets in Utah

Sunsets in Utah

I am basically a fanatic about getting 10,000 steps a day. I use a FitBit and made it my goal for the year to hit 10,000 steps everyday, allowing for only 12 missed days throughout the year. We love walking to Liberty Park which is pretty close to our house.

With the sun setting in the 4 o’clock hour… it’s pretty easy to catch the sunset. Today it was incredible.

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Lake Blanche Hike

Lake Blanche Hike

This Lake Blanche hike has been a longgggg time coming. It’s always a tough call about hiking in the Cottonwood Canyons. The Cottonwood Canyons are in the watershed area which means no dogs. Since Dex likes hiking so much it’s always a bummer when we can’t take him. However, we heard that Lake Blanche was an awesome view and we just had to check it out.

It’s also a hike that’s rated as hard/difficult with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain over the 3.1 miles up the mountain to the lake (which certainly made for a quick 3.1 miles back!). Wow was the view worth it.

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Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane

Night Hiking

Night Hiking

My friend Melissa and I decided to check out The Living Room hike in the evening after work and we made it to the top just in time to catch the end of the sunset. It was really nice and relaxing and great to catch up with her.

The sunset is over the Oquirrh mountains on the other side of the Salt Lake Valley.

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Sunset over the Oquirrh mountains with the Great Salt Lake in the distance. View is overlooking the valley.

 

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View from the Living Room looking at the Wasatch Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley.

Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane

Quick Trip to Chicago

Quick Trip to Chicago

We had a really enjoyable trip to Chicago this past weekend. We tried to go over the past few months and the timing/flights never worked out but we finally made it. My dad was already there for a work-related trip so that made it even better.

Most importantly, the reason why we wanted to go to Chicago was because of the pizza. So. Much. Nom. Personally, I like Gino’s East more than Lou Malnati’s but we visited both. Here are some pictures from our visit:

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Currently reading: “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane