Thursday, October 18, 2012

I Have So Much To Tell You

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. I hope at least one of you still follow this blog because I have so much to tell you.

Sadly summer is over, but fall is here and it's my very favorite time of the year. I love the weather, the pumpkin flavored everything, the changing leaves, comfort food, and cozy blankets. We have a lot of fun family fall activities planned, like; visiting the pumpkin patch, Thanksgiving Point's Barnyard Boo, Hogle Zoo's Boo at the Zoo, Gardner Village's Witches Night Out, and more. I also love the fall because it's when I celebrate my Birthday. I turned 35 this month and I made a lot of goals to become healthier and stronger by my next Birthday. I have decided that I am done with dieting, calorie counting, and other awful restrictions. I am going to continue to eat whole, all-natural, fresh, and organic foods (nothing artificial and no preservatives) and just eat smaller portions. NO MORE CRAP. I am going to cook more food from scratch like the marinara sauce I made the other night that took two hours but was worth every delicious bite. I am also planning on doing five 5K's before my next Birthday - I already have two races I definitely want to do.

Over the summer I also added two more items to my bucket list; travel to Italy and learn to paddle board. Last month I went to San Diego for 10 days and stayed in a beach house with some of my favorite people on the planet but I never worked up the courage to go rent a paddle board. Next time I am going paddle boarding.

This year we grew a garden and enjoyed all of the delicious squash, fresh tomatoes, eggplant, peas, and more - all organic, I might add. My herb garden was also amazing this year and I used herbs in a ton of recipes. My 2-year old loved helping me pick herbs and fresh veggies from the garden. We also went to every farmer's market in Salt Lake and even made it up to the Park City farmers market. We had a lot of delicious produce this summer.

I have more to share but will save them for future blog posts, which will be at least once a week, not every few months (insert smiley face here).


Diane said...

Yay!! Welcome back! You have been missed!

Michele said...

Thanks, Diane! You're the best. I really miss you... we need to have a play date again soon.

Tammy said...

YAY!! I was so excited to see so many blog posts today!!! I have missed you!! I have been so stressed lately and your sweet, positive posts are the perfect break. Love you Michele!! And I want to see San Diego pictures at some point... either on your blog or in person (NEW YEARS!!!!).

Michele said...

Thanks, Tammy! You are so sweet! Can't wait to see you in TWO MONTHS! YAY! Love ya!

Marisa Jean said...

I always miss when you leave the blogging world.

Your vacation sounds so fun--and don't worry, you'll get on those paddle boats one day! Maybe you should start in a lake and move up to the ocean. I think the ocean is super intimidating, but a lake might be more doable to start with. Just a thought. :)

Kiersten Allred said...

Welcome back to blog land! Excited to hear all you've been up to.