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Wife of Mountain Runner Mike,mother of Cotton, Tristan, and Justus. Lover of family and friends. SuperStar Director of an awesome Scentsy team. I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, and love making my house a home. Come and sit a while.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet 16 and never been kissed!

Tristan Maxwell Fitzsimmons
Happy Birthday!

This is my sweet, handsome, kind, hilarious son Tristan.  He will be 16 in a few short hours.  I cannot believe how fast time has flown and that Tristan is a young man.  I remember when he was born and we took him home from the hospital and he slept, and slept, and slept!  Mike and I called the hospital to ask the nurses if we should be concerned because he would not wake up even to eat.  The nurse told us: "I don't think anything is wrong, I think you just got a  good one".  I agree with the nurse, we got a good one!  I love you Tristan and I am blessed to have you for a son.

Spring Sprint and snowshoeing

I had the opportunity on the 24th of January to attend the Scentsy Spring Sprint in Provo.  I had fun with other Scentsy peeps in my group. 

Our group met at Los Hermanos for dinner during a break and had a wonderful time visiting and laughing.
Sharese, me, Tanya

Below, Katie and Jess are two consultants that joined Scentsy close to the same time I did and we love seeing each other any time Scentsy gets together.

Last Saturday Mike and I went snowshoeing at Pine Hollow up American Fork Canyon.  Everything was incredibly beautiful covered in many feet of snow.

Every time I asked Mike if we were getting close to the meadow he would say something like:
"It is close just a little bit farther"
"We are almost there"
"Not much further"

He would say whatever he could to keep my spirits up and keep me going.

What a handsome character my husband is.
I am excited to return to the canyon and snowshoe more.  I felt alive and blessed to live in such a beautiful area.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Made my day

While checking my favorite blogs this morning I came upon this pic.  It made my day and I hope it does the same for you!  Happy Monday.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Red Velvet and Hobo squares

Tomorrow my quilting friends and I are having a Bee.  I am in charge of dessert.  Here it is - Pioneer Woman's Red Velvet cake.  BEAUTIFUL if I don't say so myself.

Besides making the Red Velvet beauty I finished 3 squares of my Hobo quilt.
Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C
Today was a favorite day for me.  I was able to do so many things that bring me joy:
1.  went for a walk in the cold winter air
2.  listened to Sugarland while walking
3.  went to lunch with my Mononucleosis ridden son Cotton
4.  let my 15 year old son Tristan drive me from the high school to Broadbent's and then home
5.  watched a tiny bit of Nate Burkis' show, he is the handsome-est gay man I know
6.  made Pioneer Woman lasagna for my family for dinner
7.  baked a cake from scratch and licked the cream cheese frosting off of the decorating knife
8.  worked in my sewing room
9.  ate dinner with my family
10.  Asked my 13 year old son why he is failing classes at school, oops, this is not a favorite
11.  Now I am going to watch t.v. with my cute husband,say my prayers and go to bed

I would love to have every day be like today.  Take care.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Tonight our family went out to celebrate Cotton's and my birthday.  I love this handsome adult son of mine!

Yee Haw Cowboy!

Good times...

Not a day past 43

Well today is my 43rd birthday.  My oldest son Cotton shares this day with me, he was born on my 25th birthday. 
I got up this morning and drove down to the cemetery and walked for 35 minutes.  What an awesome way to start your 43rd birthday - I recommend it to everyone! 
I finished my walk and proceeded to my car to stretch.  While stretching I looked down at my shoes and noticed I had two different shoes on.  Giggled out loud to myself and the headstones.  I hope this isn't a sign of how my 43rd year will be.  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011