October 24, 2014


^^running errands on a warm Fall day^^

It is getting to the point of the semester where everything is a tad bit overwhelming. School assignments and tests are more intense and the pressure of finals is already hovering over me. I recently took on a part-time job at the school and I also work retail at GAP as well as manage their events team. You could say things are pretty busy around here and time to do things is hard to find. I also have a ton of things I want to create, bake, and blog about but I have found that I need to prioritize or my life will get even more stressful (notice "weekend treat" hasn't been posted).

On Thursday, I was surprised to find out I was not needed at my office and asked to take the day off. This couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I had a ton of errands to run and different tasks that needed to be completed. The best part of it all was Scott was free during the day as well and was able to do every errand and task with me. It has been a very long time where its just been us and a chunk of time to spend with each other. Ya, we see each other a lot but we are with other people, or doing homework, or distracted by other things. Thursday was a day filled with just us. We spent hours in the car, driving all over the place. We walked through a ton of stores, returning things, searching for things, and picking up things. We also were able to grab a sit down brunch that was also a treat in itself. Our day wasn't anything special but it turned out to be one of the best days!

I am so grateful for that Scott McGrath. I love the feeling I get by just being around him. I love how hard he works and the amount of effort he puts into school and work. I love that I try not to laugh at him or his jokes, but I can't because he really is funny. I love how happy he makes me. I love that I am his wife and he is my husband and that we are a team. My productive Thursday was just what the doctor ordered. I was able to get a ton of things done and I got to spend the whole day with my husband. It rejuvenated me. I'm ready for whatever the rest of the semester has in store. 

October 22, 2014


Over Fall break, my cute cousin Savannah came down to Provo and had a sleepover. We went shopping, out to lunch, stayed up way too late, and my favorite activity...the pumpkin patch. We were pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had. There was a petting zoo, tons of pumpkins to pick from, a corn maze, and (the coolest part) a huge pit full of dried corn kernels to play in. Everything was so festive and better than we thought which is always nice. I loved having that girl with me for 24 hours, we had the greatest time together. It was fun to show her our favorite spots and just have an extra buddy with us. (*hint*VISITORS WELCOME*hint*)

October 21, 2014


On Sunday afternoon we realized we did not have any plans for the day. Usually we get to visit family or have dinners to attend (or host) but not this week! We have been having a few unusually warm, Fall days here in Utah and we decided to pack a picnic and drive up the canyon. We brought our friends Drew and Alexis along for a good time and boy did we have one! We parked at a reservoir and hiked up to the just the right spot. It was a perfect night.

October 15, 2014


Scott and I were able to take a quick trip down to Lake Powell to meet my family for their Fall Break. We oh so wish we could have stayed longer, that place is way too fun. Especially with all of our family friends that joined us. One of our cute friends made a video of the whole trip and we are a tad bit obsessed with it. You can watch it here if you'd like. We hope to return next year!! 

October 13, 2014


Scott had a birthday on Sunday!! Scott's birthday is my favorite holiday. I love to plan, prepare, and spoil. Unfortunately, this year we decided not to exchange gifts for our birthdays so that puts a small damper on things but the day was still fun and relaxing, just how he likes it. We started the morning with breakfast in bed...cold cereal. I really tried to fight for something more elaborate, but Honey Nut Chex was all he wanted. We attended church and meetings that morning/afternoon and then relaxed and watched a couple episodes on Netflix for a little bit, along with FaceTime/phone calls to family. Sunday birthdays always turn out that way! That evening we had a few friends over for dinner to celebrate. We ate a ton, played games, and enjoyed each other's company. We really do have the best friends that always make any activity fun. We ended the night with homemade ice cream and pound cake, which was delicious if I do say so myself! As we got in bed that night, he said to me "That was a great birthday, babe, thank you" which was exactly what I was hoping for.

October 10, 2014


Scott's favorite treat to make is scotcheroos. When we were dating, Scott would always whip these up for me and my roommates to enjoy. He started calling them "scott"-a-roos (you know, making them his own after mastering the recipe) and the name has stuck. Well, I found this recipe for chex mix scotcharoos and I love them so much more as a little snack. We might just have to start calling them "brim"-a-roos around our house... ok yeah, that was a bad joke, but it really might happen. The recipe is so easy and fast, a perfect weekend treat. Enjoy!

October 8, 2014


 Scott and I were out of town for a couple of days so my weekend post is a little late...but oh what a great weekend it was!! My best girl, college roommate, and partner in crime came to Utah for a visit last weekend and it was like Christmas came early. Marissa has been serving an LDS mission for the past 18 months and this was the first time I've seen her since she has returned. We picked up right where we left off and had the best time for the couple days we were together. 

We also had the privilege to have my little cousin, Grady, come play with us and even stay the night. We took him to the BYU football game and he loved every minute of it. Before the game, we hit up JDawgs for a hot dog and the anticipation in Grady kept growing and growing. He was so excited to get into that stadium and once we did, it was pure joy. He was intrigued the entire game and was so excited when it came time to sing the fight song or throw your hands in the air for a touchdown. It was so fun to watch him experience his first college football game. 
^^great company for a football game!^^

Saturday after a full day of work and LDS conference watching, we had some friends over for cookies for Marissa's birthday. It was so fun to see old friends and catch up with everyone. Sunday morning we headed over to the Bench's for breakfast and the 1st session of conference. After the morning session, we had to leave town for a couple of days and it was sad to cut our time short with Marissa, but it was sure fun to have her here while it lasted!!