Saturday, August 29, 2009

Heading Out....

I decided to join my parents while driving Sarah back to school in San Francisco!! Road Trip! I hope Felix does ok. We went and bought a dvd player for the car. Maybe that will allow for a little more quite time. For now, I'm outta here! I'll post pictures when I get back.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Good One at the Lake....

Boy are we lucky to go up to Bear Lake and spend so much time relaxing and having fun with family. This past August trip was no exception. I even got to celebrate my 32nd birthday up at the cabin!! Woo-hoo, that is always fun. I haven't had my birthday up at the cabin since I turned 21. I remember my mom had to scramble and find me a birthday cake- so it was The Little Mermaid theme. Cuters. My aunt Lisa took me to a bar up in Bear Lake West, but we scrammed out of there fast because there were some serious creepy dudes. Ha! So much has changed since 21. Wow, it's great to think back about how much fun my 20's were. Wouldn't change a thing.

On my birthday, Matt took us out into the lake to go carp fishing. Oh no, this is not just regular carp fishing....this is carp fishing on the fly rod! Matt hooked one and he handed me the rod to reel the sucka in. This guy was a monster, and a fighter and he snapped the line right off. Boo! I think my Dad had a good time wading in the water hunting carp. If you spotted one you froze and shouted "code black". The code black was my suggestion :) I think Matt caught a 25" carp and it might have been bigger. The waters of Bear Lake are SO blue. It felt like we were out snorkeling off the shores of Maui. I'm serious! The water is that blue, and in August the water is warm.

Good times!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Albion Basin Breakfast

Oh yeah, sizzling bacon and eggs in the gorgeous mountains. Nothing could be better! Gorgeous wildflowers, scenic views, fresh croissants, hiking, and family....what a great day. It was so freezing in the morning. Brrrr, good thing I brought a jacket for Felix.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Point

Last week we took advantage of the 2-Buck Tuesday at Thanksgiving Point. Hello Dinosaur Museum! Felix actually was very entertained by all the giant dino skeletons. Supersaurus was my all time favorite. How did anything that huge ever exist!? I have to keep telling myself that these creatures were real, that they actually walked the earth. It blows my mind. Here are a few pics from our adventure!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jackson, WY

The Tetons + Yellowstone = Pure Happiness. I love these areas and I NEVER get sick of visiting. This past trip was a real winner! We hiked, ate, spotted tons of animals and just soaked in the scenery. There is just something so magical about those jagged mountain peaks and the mystery of Yellowstone. Who would have thought I would love bubbling thermal areas so much? I love it though- I love the bison, the trails, the wildflowers, the smells. This year was great because Felix was on foot and running. That kid can walk down a trail with no problems and he will walk for 20-30 minutes at a time. Rock Star!! Here are some pics from our awesome trip.....

Hiking at Moose Ponds.

Teton Sunset from Jackson Lake Lodge.

West Thumb Thermal Area.

Bison heard in the Hayden Valley.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Boat ride on Jenny Lake.

Cliff Hanging up Cascade Canyon.

Big Bull Moose!

Cinnamon Black Bear.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I made these this week and they are divine. Give them a try! I threw in a handful of chocolate chips for good measure...

Recipe here.

Friday, August 7, 2009


My good friend Bryce passed away on Wednesday evening after a long battle with cancer. This just breaks my heart. Bryce was one of the coolest, passionate & most brilliant people I have ever known. He was the owner of Bloomerang, the flower wholesale company that I work for and where I buy all my flowers. He taught me so much about business and having no fear when it comes to customers and getting what you want. His lessons have be invaluable. Bryce is the second friend I've lost to cancer. Cancer is the pits. When I went and said goodbye to Bryce on Tuesday he was sleeping, but I know he could hear me. The same with Louie, as I said goodbye in the ICU while he was kept alive on life support. Boy, that was rough. Bryce had made the decision to go home to live out his final days. So glad he did that, and so glad he was able to do that. Below is his obituary.

Bryce Anderson Jenkins


Bryce Anderson Jenkins one of the elect of the earth, imaginative, creative, and beloved by all, peacefully passed away at 8:00pm, August 5, 2009 at his home, surrounded by friends and family after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
He was born April 4, 1972 in Taylorsville, Utah.

He was a loving and wonderful husband and father as well as a loving son and brother. He loved to gather his family and friends around him and enjoy life. He loved mountains, camping, hiking, skiing, cliff jumping, rock climbing and any other life threatening adventure. He took advantage of life, lived with passion and believed in living in the moment. Bryce touched so many lives and never stopped giving.

He was a successful businessman who was admired and respected by all he met and dealt with. He was a master at developing innovative and creative systems and procedures in his businesses. He could fix or build anything and was known among his friends as MacGyver.

Bryce was instrumental in building three Flowerama stores and a wholesale floral distribution company in the Salt Lake Valley. He also assisted his family and brothers in their farming and ranching operations in Southern Utah and Nevada.

He is survived by his wife Ginger and 4 children Brett (12), Brandon (10), Megan (8) and Miller (1-1/2).
He is also survived by his parents, Wayne W. Jenkins, Helen A. Jenkins and brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his brother Danny Jenkins at age 5, two infant sisters Lisa Brita and Holly Jenkins and a brother Jonathan Lee 22.

Bryce and Ginger Jenkins were married November 11, 1995 and later sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS temple.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 11:00am at the Meadows Ward, 5735 South Fashion Boulevard (280 East), Murray City, with a viewing Friday evening from 6-8 PM at the church and from 10-11 am before the services.