I had an Excellent Fourth of July

Last Saturday I was busy hanging out with the family, so I didn’t have time to post. And, next Saturday I’ll be busy hanging out with friends – so I thought I’d give you another update on what’s going on in my life. I hope eventually I’ll be able to figure out my schedule enough to write additional posts on fun recipes and books, but for now, this is what’s up.


Chris and I made our famous potato casserole for our family who came up from St. George. We were super excited to have everyone over! We partied, watched The Lego Movie, and just enjoyed each other’s company.


I was super lucky to get work off for Independence Day, so I was able to spend the day with my family. First we walked around Thanksgiving Point and saw some of the fun stuff they had there.

Then, we went to the aquarium and looked at all the amazing fish. I especially loved the shark exhibit where I could see the sharks swim overhead. It made me feel like I was in a giant underwater bubble.

breathe underwater

It’s neat stuff like this that makes me wish I could breathe underwater. I wouldn’t be afraid to go swimming (I can barely float), and I could just sink to the bottom, relax on the sand, and feel the water all around me. It’d be awesome to look at everything – or at least it would be if I lived near a nice beach or something.

Anyways, after the aquarium, Chris had to leave for work, and the rest of us went shopping at IKEA. I didn’t actually by anything, but it was fun to browse the store, and it’s a great place to go to lunch.

Not long after we got back, Chris came home from work, and we spent the rest of the night eating pizza and playing games.


Saturday morning was more relaxed. Everyone was pretty tired from all our adventuring yesterday. Sometime in the morning, Chris went to work and the rest of the family went swimming with their relatives. I had a few hours to myself and I used the time to get some of my Saturday morning chores done and to write a couple of articles to bring in some extra cash.

It’s kind of nice – I found a place where I can make $20 per article, and the articles only take me about 20-30 minutes to write. It gives a little extra spending money, and it will help take the edge off our finances when Chris finally quits his job next month. He’s going to focus on finishing his degree so he can become a full-time animator. My job is making just enough money to provide for us both (which is awesome), but the article website can help keep us afloat whenever we want to spend money on new games and whatnot.

writing for money

When they got back, we all left to a family reunion and I got to meet more of Chris’ side of the family. Everyone was super nice, and it was pretty relaxing to just hang out. After the reunion, we had to do some last minute shopping to buy enough food for everyone. By the end of the day, we were all pretty tired, so most of us napped, and ate food, and watched some movies.


Sunday morning was the end of our fun family weekend. Everyone packed up and headed home, and Chris and I spent most of Sunday just relaxing with each other. I love LOVE LOVE spending time with our family, but I also love those quiet moments when it’s just me and Chris snuggling on the couch – sometimes playing video games or sometimes watching a movie. It’s super comfy.

What’s Coming Up?

This weekend I’ll be going to Bear Lake and soaking up the sun with my wonderful husband. Of course, I sunburn easily so it’ll be more like I’m frying in the sun, but I’m excited to go anyway.

But before I go, I just thought I’d wish my brother a happy early birthday.

happy birthday jared

Love ya!

Written By JenniBee


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