Taking Stock


I wanted to take note of my thoughts and feelings while we are home here in Heber at my parents' house. This place is so beautiful and holds so many dear memories, and I want to remember it forever.

Making: travel plans.
Cooking: the most delicious pot roast and gravy for the famdamily.
Drinking: gallons of water.
Reading: text messages from my burning hunk of love, also known as Matt.
Wanting: an Ocean Commotion ice cream from Dairy Keen. That stuff is addicting!
Looking: out the window to blue skies and green pastures.
Playing: outside from sun up till sun down.
Wasting: nothing. Everything feels just right.
Sewing: a hand-embroidered top with my mama. Tutorial coming soon!
Wishing: on shooting stars in these breathtaking country skies.
Enjoying: unrushed time with family.
Waiting: for the fireworks tomorrow night. (Pioneer Day, folks! When in Utah, right?)
Liking: all of the fresh air and greenery around me ... I think we need to move to Midway.
Wondering: if that will ever happen.
Loving: my boys and watching them spend time with grandma and grandpa.
Hoping: these cramps will go away. Any mamas with c-sections have terrible cramps before starting their menstrual cycle? TMI? Sorry, guys.
Marveling: at the mountains. I just can't get over it.
Needing: sleep, but having too much fun staying up way to late and waking up way too early.
Smelling: popcorn. Movie time!
Wearing: my beloved Hello Apparel sweatshirt and pajama bottoms.
Following: tiny dirt trails, which lead to a muddy, messy boy playing in the garden.
Noticing: the simplicity in my parents' life and loving it.
Knowing: I have a family that will always be there for me, for which I am incredibly grateful.
Thinking: about what adventures await us tomorrow.
Feeling: happy.
Bookmarking: ice cream recipes.
Opening: a can of good ole' Dr. Pepper. Pop! Phzzz!
Giggling: at Luke and Wes giggling at each other. Truly one of the absolute joys of motherhood.
Feeling: Hungry. (But then again, when am I not?)

See my first Taking Stock post here

A Random Thing Or Two-sday


Tee: Madewell.
Denim: LOFT
Shoes: Old Navy
Headband: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Free People

1. I am living in tees and cropped denim this summer. It's easy, takes no thought, and can be styled with a bright accessory like a headband or scarf.

2. Fact: Women speak about 20,000 words per day. That's about 13,000 more than men (source).

3. Who watched the "Men Tell All" on The Bachelorette last night? I think "Women Tell All"  is always more entertaining because of the above-mentioned fact, however I liked this one. Mostly because of the lie detector test results. (I'm looking at you, Marcus!) I reaaaalllly wish she would've opened Josh's lie detector test results. I knew Josh lied! I just knew it!

4. Wes is THIS close to crawling. It probably has something to do with the plush carpeted floors here at my parents' house. (I wouldn't want to crawl either if I had to learn to do it on wood laminate floors... first world baby problems.)

5. Would you rather live in a decked out tree house with all the fixings, or a house boat that had to be at least five miles out on the water when you came home from work and outings?



It's summer time, and the livin' is easy, especially when you are spending time with your family! We are in Heber at my folks' house for the next couple of weeks, so it might get a little quiet around here on the blog, but I will be overgramming my way through this vacation, so you can follow along with our adventures on Instagram here or @alongabbeyroad!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! xo

Banana Berry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles


Ahhh, summer. The season of popsicle, after popiscle, after popsicle. This banana berry frozen yogurt popsicle takes just 10 minutes to whip up and has just a few simple and healthy ingredients. And yes, the entire thing is edible with those carrot stick handles! The best part is these are kid-friendly, which makes for an entertaining activity to do with your best little buddies.

Come find the recipe and directions over here on the article I wrote for Parenting.com!

Have a fun and tasty day!