This past weekend we spent with Alan's family. Saturday we spent in Logan...Went for a river walk, lunch at BlueBird (where we had our wedding dinner!!) and a little thrifting.
This was the alley we walked away as newly husband and wife. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Monday we decided to go to the Golden Spike Historic site where they have old railroad tracks that ultimately connected NYC to San Francisco. Very cool to learn about and see. 

 The little girls were sworn in as Jr. Rangers and got legit badges!
I got several pictures of him but of course this is the obvious one to pick to share. He's mine forever.

Another weekend adventure down, a million more to go.


Viance Nutrition: A Healthier Me

This post is sponsored by Viance Nutrition but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

New year, healthier me continues. I have been doing really well at working out consistently but wanted to continue that journey with fueling my body right. I have to take it slowly, one step at a time for me, and it's still a work in progress. Starting with Viance Nutrition has helped so much though. I started using their products a couple weeks ago and have loved it so far. I have their Viance Vitality Blend that I have for my breakfast every single day. It is a meal replacement shake. It is delicious and I feel satisfied and full afterwords. I have been mixing mine in a blender with 8 oz. of Almond Milk, one banana, and a cup of ice. I am slightly obsessed with this mixture so I've been sticking to it every day. I won't be afraid in the future to mix it up though. The Vitality Blend is chock full of energy fueled nutrients that I need for my daily routine. I feel like for as many meals as you get out of the package as well, it is a great price for a meal replacement shake mix. 
Another product I've been enjoying of theirs are the Brownie Bites. For all those who know me well, know I have a sweet tooth! I'm excited to hopefully let these replace my sugary treats. They're all natural and have several super food ingredients. Plus, they're actually good haha...Thats always a plus.
Viance has several options on their website. When you visit their site, a discount offer will pop up that looks like this:
 Enter your email to get a discount for your purchase! So click HERE and see what sort of discount you can get. If you decide to give it a try, let me know! It's fun to know who is going through this journey with me.



Perfect Three Day California Getaway: Day One

Alan and I decided to take a three day weekend getaway for Valentine's this year. The winter blues were hitting us both and we knew we just needed a little time away. We decided to go to California! Guys, this is the perfect little vacation and I would highly recommend every bit of it that we did. Especially if you love enjoying the great outdoors and you don't love crowds. (Granted we did go in the off season. This is February.) We fit all we could in but also relaxed, took our time, and just enjoyed ourselves so much. Here is day 1! 

We flew into LAX and rented a car. From there we went down to Santa Monica Pier. This first day did rain but it was very pleasant rain. After the Pier we visited the Los Angeles LDS temple then headed down and hopped on the Pacific Coast highway. We booked a hotel in Pismo Beach so we had 3 hours or so to drive. The drive was so beautiful. We grabbed a quick lunch on the way and just enjoyed seeing the coast.
About 10 miles from Pismo Beach is a city called San Louis Obisbo. We headed there for the day to do some thrift shopping and eat. We walked around in the rain, got some good shopping in (my husband is a great sport!), and I took Alan for his first time trying an Acai bowl. We randomly found this little place called Ubatuba. We shared Acai and some Pao de Quejo...Two very popular treats in Brazil and they were totally authentic. So good!!! We then headed back to Pismo Beach to check into our hotel. We stayed at the Cottage Inn by the Sea. It was right on the beach. Gorgeous views and the rooms were super nice. We went into the town to have dinner. We decided to have seafood at The Cracked Crab but had a 40 minute wait to be seated. So we walked (again in the rain) down to the pier there. SOOOOO gorgeous. We were soaked by the time we got back but it was totally worth it. The Cracked Crab was a delicious restaurant. Very towny feel and delicious catch of the day fish.
To be continued.....

See day two HERE.