Monday, July 17, 2017

Catch up

Gosh, I thought I was back. For some reason I have just had a hard time finding time to sit down and write, and hard time finding things to write about. But here is a little catch up about the goings on in the Warnick family.

I'm continuing Crossfit and love it despite having trouble finding motivation to go sometimes. I attend the 7 AM class and sometimes I just don't want to get out of bed. I usually make myself go and always enjoy when I go. Its just the getting myself there part that is hard.

We love our pups. They have always brought us entertainment and joy. We got them to help us cope with infertility and man do they keep us happy and on our toes. They are best buds! Scout is a little spunky dog that knows what she likes and will always be a fighter. Swede is the sweetest, most snuggly, chill dog who isn't afraid to bite Scout's ankles and yet takes Scout pushing her around. They always have us laughing.

McKay brought me a happy bouquet of yellow and white daisies and the first wild sunflower of the season. I wasn't having a very good day and I had asked him to pick up a few things at the store. He came home with all the items I had requested and the additional beautiful bouquet. The thoughtfulness of the bouquet was exactly what I needed. McKay love me and knows me so well. I think daisies are some of the happiest flowers, with the exception of sunflowers. I love the wild sunflowers that pop up all over Utah in the summer. I'm waiting a few more weeks until I can make a full bouquet out of the sunny blooms.

I'm trying out some natural skin care. A little while ago a friend posted on Facebook about an app she uses to find clean bathroom products (makeup, soap, shampoo, face wash, etc). The app is called Think Dirty. I've been trying to slowly replace products I use with products that have more natural ingredients. So I found a facial toner and a moisturizing serum that I have started using. So far my face is still getting use to the products. I usually only use water to rinse my face and my face does pretty well aside from being a little dry. With these new products my face is definitely not dry, but I'm having a few breakouts. Hopefully my skin adjusts and I can continue using the products. Ok, enough about that haha.

McKay has been asked to go back to working 50 hour weeks. Unfortunately this might be one of the last straws for him. McKay has been working really hard and the higher ups in the company refuse to see the progress that is being made. They keep making changes to the plans for the project which has McKay going back and re-doing parts of the project. They're project management just isn't great. And McKay and his coworkers are having to deal with it. So we may be looking for a new job soon.

While I was growing up my mom often used a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. There are so many great recipes in that book and looking at it now you can sure tell it has been well loved. McKay got me a newer version of the cookbook for Christmas two years ago. It has sat in my kitchen with the rest of my recipe books and has not really been used. What a waste! I opened it this past week and found so many great recipes! I've used it twice in the past few days and am sure I will continue finding some wonderful things in that wonderful book.

That is about all I can think about right now. I will make an effort to get back into the groove of writing weekly! Until next time :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

I'm back!

It has been three weeks since I last wrote, but nothing extremely exciting to tell. 

I was able to hold my first Pack meeting for Cub Scouts since becoming involved. The meeting was the day after I got back to Utah and so it had to be thrown together. Don't get me wrong, I had done some preparation, but there is only so much you can do while you're out of town. So I threw it together. Once I had the food prepared I arrived on time, but I had really needed to be early. Unfortunately, I didn't get everything set up until ten minutes after the start time. I felt flustered, unprepared, and totally inadequate. Once the meeting actually started it went well, although the small presentation I had prepared only lasted three minutes, awards lasted five minutes, and flag and skit lasted another five or so. In all we were only sitting and discussing for about fifteen minutes which felt way too short. The food took up the remaining forty-five minutes. So, while it went decently, it definitely could have been better. We'll see how this next one goes.

I found a beautiful hike nearby. Its up Hobble Creek Canyon and the tail is called Wardsworth. Most of the hikes that I have done here in Utah have been through a fairly deserty environment, and so that is what I was expecting.  However, it was completely different than I expected. The trail is right next to a creek and has a few different places where you have to cross the creek. It is so green and beautiful. Also, the trail is mostly flat and so is not a difficult hike. It was just so beautiful and pleasant wandering through the trees and greenery, listening to the birds and the creek going by. I'll be returning often. 

I started Crossfit again after a three weeks of being out of town. That first day killed me! Later that week I couldn't bend my arms because they were so sore! And I promise you I am not exaggerating. McKay had to help me get dressed and do my hair. Thank goodness for a wonderful husband that takes care of me! Since then I have had a slightly easier time, but am definitely still trying to get back into the swing of things. 

Since the beginning of May McKay has had to work fifty hour weeks. Its been doable, but he sure has been getting tired of it. McKay usually enjoys programming and will often work on his own projects on Saturday morning. That has not been happening while he's been working fifty hours. He was getting up at 5:30 AM, only using up half of his allotted time for lunch, and staying late as well. Thankfully, they have told him that he can go back to 45 hours for now, and hopefully back down to 40 in a few weeks. He's much happier working a few less hours. 

Not much more has happened, but I am back to my blog. I'm trying to get back to writing every week. Anywho, love you all! Until next week :)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cali Vacay

You know what? I am a California girl and I don't think that will ever change. 

I probably won't ever live in California again, but it is definitely one of my favorite places to be. I am on vacation currently and loving being back in California after almost three years. Three years is way too long to be away. I've spent quite a lot of time in the sun and at the beach. Goodness, salt water and sand sure does my body good.

My body needs this because I put it to good use last Monday. I hiked the Grand Canyon with some of my favorite people. About six years ago we all worked together at a hotel near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. During that time we all got to hike from the North Rim to the South Rim in one day. So, we decided to have a reunion and hike the canyon again together. The trip started out smoothly, we all got up on time and made it out of the campsite at the time we had planned for. But then we got to the entrance of the park, and the gate was closed! It didn't open for two more hours, so before we even started our hike we were two hours behind. The hike was difficult but fun. We made pretty good time to Phantom Ranch (our mid-point), but then came the time to hike up, up up. That was when it really became challenging. We made it out of the canyon safely at about 12:30 AM. It was a long day and a long drive back to camp. I'll just say that my body is still recovering and I have been sleeping really well. Overall, I'm really proud of how I did on the hike. It helped me to see my strengths and weaknesses physically. Dad wants to hike the canyon in November, and I'll be aiming to do even better.

The only down-side to this amazing vacation in San Diego is that McKay had to stay home. Before this trip the longest we had been apart was one night. I have officially been away from my husband for 8 days. I miss waking up to his handsome face each morning. And I miss McKay hugs. We've been able to text here and there and talk every night, which is a huge blessing of modern technology. 

As much as I miss the love of my life, I feel proud of myself that I can take a vacation for and by myself. I love being paired with McKay in ever sense, but I have loved finding myself and doing things for myself the past few months. I love finding out who I am now. I can still be independent. I feel like I can't call McKay my other half. Although we do complement each other and in a sense "complete" each other, we are whole people, not just halves. I think I forgot that for a while. But I am loving finding me again. 

Other things I've done this week:
Beach, beach, and more beach
Kayaking with Jess
Ate delicious Cuban food
Found out what peroneal tendonitis is
Visited family
Played barbies with my sweet niece
Narrowly escaped the stomach flu
Boogie boarding at the beach
Made German Chocolate Cake for Dad's birthday (YUM)
Kristen's recipe

What I'm looking forward to this week:
Spending lots of time with my brother's kids
Possible zoo trip
A few more days in California
Seeing McKay on Wednesday night
My first pack meeting for the cubscouts
More beach time
Having fun with Mom and Grandma
Seeing my puppies again

Current Goals:
Finish re-reading Joseph Smith History
Start reading the Gospel Topic Essays
Heal my foot and get back to Crossfit
Start eating a ton of veggies
Improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father

Love you all!!!