Snow Day!

It's been a few months since these were taken, but Jensen wasn't working one day during one of our first big snow storms so we decided to go on a drive up the canyon! We bundled the kids up, headed up American Fork canyon and Jensen searched for cars stuck in the snow to rescue. We actually found two different people who needed help and pulled them out! 
Dunken loved playing in the snow! Quinn tolerated it, but was having a hard time walking around because the snow was so deep.

Now that winter has been around a few months, I'm kind of ready for spring to arrive, but I don't think I would mind another big snow storm or two before it does!

An Announcement!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of food and time with family! I'm so grateful for my family, especially my husband and children. We are extra grateful this year because there will be a new little one joining our family in June to fill these shoes! 
moccasins from

The Sweetest Sale | Freshly Picked!

Jump for joy and moccasins! Their Sweetest Sale of the season starts tomorrow November 22 and last for 24 hours! At 10am mst EVERYTHING on Freshly Picked's website will be 25% off! (Including marketplace items!) You don't want to miss out, so make sure your alarms are set! 

Who: @freshlypicked
What: #sweetestsale EVERYTHING on our site will be 25% including all marketplace items.
When: The sale starts at 10 am MST on November 22nd and ends November 23rd at 10 am MST

To celebrate Freshly Picked is giving one of YOU a pair of soft sole moccasins. Head over to my Instagram @vivileen to enter! The giveaway ends Sunday night at midnight!

blogtember| day 12: Read, reading, to read

I definitely go through phases with reading. I'll binge read 5 books in a couple of weeks and then go months without reading anything. I'm currently in a non-reading phase so to be honest I haven't finished a book in quite a while.

I read In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick a while ago, but I thought I would include it because it was SO GOOD. I don't usually read nonfiction, but I really enjoyed this book.  This is the first nonfiction book I've ever read that I was unable to put down. It's the tragic story of the whaleship Essex, that inspired the climax of Moby Dick. The author's historical retelling of the story was amazing. While I was reading the book I could not stop talking about it to Jensen. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes an exciting story nonfiction or not.

I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan so I was excited and slightly skeptical for this book. So far I'm enjoying it, but I'm not a huge fan of the play format.

Up next on my reading list is The Selection. My sister recently read it and enjoyed it. It sound like a fun quick read, so I'm excited! I also haven't read a series in quite a while, so that will be fun.