Positive Vibes List #1

I find that the more I focus on the happier positive things in life the hard trials are easier to take on…

My Positive List.. #1

Ability to pay for billsThis one has been on my mind a lot lately, with sudden bills from specialists & hospitals, I’m so grateful that Shane & I both have incomes to support us.

Finding  new yummy places to eatBetween Park Cafe for Breakfast & EvenStevens for Lunch we are pretty much in heaven around the clock

My JobI work with some of my closest friends, it doesn’t get much better than that

Feeding the Ducks at the Park

Staying up all night conversing with your best friend

Listening to PodcastsSerial Anyone?

Hugging a Baby Alpaca

Conquering Lake Blanche

Watching Summer Sunsets

Sunday Naps

Homemade Popcorn 

Dinner made by Shane

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Date Night Up in Park City

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When you ask your husband to take a picture of you & the Alpaca

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Best Conference Quote

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Lake Blanche

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Sunset Paradise

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Park Walks

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Shane is a Sushi Chef

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Feeding the Ducks @ dusk

 

Some More S’mores

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Summer isn’t summer without our late nights, campfires & best of friends.

Campfires are my thing & I love the smell of being outdoors & the smell of campfires.

And of course I love them because it reminds me of Shane & I’s second date ♥

Oh and lets not forget about the amazing treats!

So if you are like me, once you have a craving, YOU HAVE A CRAVING. And it doesn’t stop until you settle it, so of course mine involves chocolate..♥

So due to weather, health, or other reasons that we can’t always get our genuine campfire or our roasting sticks I had to improvise with last week’s craving of S’mores!

Introducing to you the S’more Bites!

These s’mores are perfect because they taste amazing & are perfect for those days when you don’t have the access to a campfire, plus you can make them in the comfort of your home.

The recipe below roughly makes about 16-18 s’mores bites, they are so incredible, tiny & perfect ♥

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Prep time: 2 minuets

Making Time: 10 minuets

Cleanup time: 2 minuets

You’ll need:

  • 7 graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bars, broken into individual squares
  • 12 large marshmallows, cut in half
  • mini cupcake tray
  • small mixing bowl
  • Large plastic bag*
  • rolling pin*
  • cooling rack*

* optional (see directions below)

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350•

 

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Place all seven graham crackers in a plastic bag, use rolling pin until they are a finely crushed, **this was just my method, you can finely crush them any way that you like**

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Melt your butter & mix in powdered sugar & graham cracker crumbs

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Lightly grease your mini cupcake pan & evenly distribute them until you run out, I’ve found out that you want to pack it down & fill in a good amount for the shell.

Bake them in the oven for 4-5 minuets, you’ll see the edges start to bubble (your kitchen will smell amazing!)

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While these are baking, I’ll take the time to break up my chocolates into little squares & cut my marshmallows (with scissors) in half

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Take the tray out of the oven & place 1 chocolate in each cup (they’ll start to melt, don’t worry!)

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You’ll do the same with the half cut marshmallow ( I found it easier to do the flat side down)

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Place them back in the oven on broil (for the golden marshmallow look) for 2-4 minuets (They’re almost done!!)

Watch them closely while you have them in the oven because they will change before your eyes & everyone’s oven is slightly different

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Perks to this is your entire kitchen will smell wonderful & I got wife points for making the best treat ever!

Originally I got this idea from Pintrest & adapted the recipe from thefirstyearblog.com

I want to hear everyone’s experience for making these! Seriously, my husband & I ate all of them in one night, they’re too amazing!

Side note, apparently I can’t even say the word s’mores right…I say sa-mores, I’ve been saying it like that my whole life and now my husband tells me!? Still can’t break the habit ha ha.

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Update Heart Rate ♥

I felt like I needed to give everyone an update, I apologize for not taking the time to let everyone know my circumstances day to day. Hopefully this post will make a little more sense.

 More & more doctor appointments seem to rule out more & more conclusions.

I finally got in to see my Cardiologist on July 13th. That’s when he concluded that my ultra-sound on my heart had most likely been measured wrong. These results were taken about two weeks before & that’s where we had received the information about my enlarged heart & prolapsed valve.

Together we went over my heart monitor & he could see exactly where I had passed out, but there were no extra heart beats recorded therefore he ruled out an arithmetic heart beat.

Since I had been going through phases of pain throughout my body & since I had high counts of enzymes that could be caused by blood clots, he decided it would be best for me to get an ultra sound on my legs to check for blot clots. Along with remeasuring my heart and doing a Stress Test.

No trace or sign of blood clots showed on the ultra sound on my legs, but at this point who actually knows? The stress test sucked in all honesty, getting on a treadmill having the speed & incline increase every three minuets was pure hell. I stayed on as long as I could (fourth level) and then finally when I couldn’t breathe anymore I had to get off. From that test they found no signs of anything structurally wrong with my heart.

I have a couple more appointments but after that I’m done & haven’t scheduled anymore. I really can’t afford any more time or money into it. Obviously something is wrong but at this point I just don’t think we are going to find any more answers from doctors.

I don’t know if I would necessarily say that I am getting better more that my body is just adjusting to it’s new situation.

I’m hoping that I just slowly adjust & at this point just get better on my own. Some days I feel better than others, on those days Shane & I have started walk around Sugar House Park. The hills completely kill me & I’m very slow but I’m just grateful to be out.

On other days we are entertaining ourselves by making campfires, planning future adventures together & creating new meals to eat.

So many people have reached out to me these past two months, all with sincere concern and thoughtful words of encouragement. I just want to say that every single person has a special place in my heart.

Shane & I both have some much gratitude for the people who are in our lives & that care so much about us.

Thank you ♥

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