Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Calling in life...

I really do wish I could figure out what my calling in life is. Growing up going to catholic school people always tell you everyone has a calling. I have waited patiently since the second grade to figure out what mine is. I am sure I have one, the question is will I ever figure out what it is?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

I am so happy it is snowing! Finally we will have clean air again.

Winter Blues

The poor air quality in Salt Lake is giving me the winter blues. It is so murky outside you can taste the air. Yuck!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Day In Ogden Canyon With The Girls













I wanted to share a few photos from the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.

The girls and I headed out at 5:30 am to watch the spectacular balloon lift off. It was nothing less then magical being surrounded by the giant brightly colored balloons as they took off just after sunrise. One woman walking by me mentioned to her friend, "I can feel my blood pressure decreasing just watching the balloons float away."








After the balloon festival we went exploring Ogden Canyon for a diner or somewhere to eat breakfast. The first place we happened upon was The Mad Moose where we stopped for Coffee and Huckleberry Ice Cream.








Next we traveled to The Oaks, a quaint diner in the canyon. When we pulled up the parking lot was so full we did not think we would be able to get a table. Once we entered the outdoor seating area we were pleasantly surprised to find tables available. Each table was separated by foliage. It felt like we had our own private dining room nestled between beautiful flowers and trees right on the edge of the Ogden Canyon River.





On the way out of Ogden canyon we spotted a beautiful waterfall.







Our next stop was the Mount Benedict Monastery. We walked around the serene grounds, went shopping in the gift shop, and waited for the monks to chant at 12:15 pm.







As we were heading home we spotted some of the most unusual cows. Upon further investigation we discovered that they were not real.






We had a long exciting adventurous day :)






Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Choffy?

Has anyone heard of Choffy? I am on a mission to find this product in Salt Lake City. It is a brewed coffee like drink made from roasted cac√£o beans. Choffy is supposed to be high in antioxidants and low in caffeine. It does however contain theobromine, which is a stimulant similar to caffeine. Theobromine is said to stimulate the heart, lower blood pressure, and be non-addictive. I would love to hear if anyone has tried this product and/or knows where to purchase it in Salt Lake City.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Birthdays, Rainbows, and Friends.


While driving from one birthday party to the next yesterday we noticed a beautiful rainbow. Yesterday was a beautiful day mixed of friends, loved ones, birthday parties, rain, sunshine and rainbows.

My name is Toni and I am new to this whole blog thing. I thought I would give it a whirl. Right now this is all I have to post. I promise I will be back soon with more photos and stories.