A few randoms over the past week.

My little sis got accepted to BYU while I was visiting this past week!
Seeing as my family are die hard fans, and that is the only place she applied HA we are all pretty thrilled.
^^ Can't believe she's going to college this coming fall! WHAT!? ^^
So proud of her.

^^ Watched her flip a time or two ^^

Couldn't find Ryan one morning for breakfast - ^^ Found him ^^
Go figure.

^^ " I like this color mommy" - and no, unfortunately I didn't choose the forest green he chose for my nails. ^^
Clearly a boy choice HA.

^^ Books and pedicures. Win, win. ^^

^^ Buddies ^^ playing while his mom and I catch up on life :)

^^ OH HEYYY winter wonderland. ^^
You are so pretty.

My mom has made this since we were kids and it is one of my all time favorite night time snacks!

Put tortilla on cookie sheet.
LIGHTLY baste a tortilla with a tiny bit of melted butter.
Sprinkle Cinnamon sugar on tortilla.
Cut into strips with a pizza cutter.
Bake at 350 until crispy.
Top with fresh strawberries and drizzle with homemade hot fudge.


If only you could hear the little grunts my child was giving while copying every move my dad did.
Ryan did a full on workout with my dad. Abs, weights, and all.
Proud mom.
^^ Start em young ^^

This is what Costco trips look like with a big family.
And yes, we go through about a gallon of milk a day. HA

^^ Morning sidekick ^^

^^ My little fishy ^^

His happy place. ^^
Within 2 inches of the animal crackers so conveniently placed at his height.

^^ Saw my littlest sister's dance competition ^^
He was so excited about it.

^^ His lunch spot ^^

Currently stuck inside book reading Dr. Seuss with Ry while hoping for sun on this rainy dreary day!
Rain rain go away!
Also, have you hear THIS mashup of this song!? It's on repeat. I love it so much.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. Such sweet pictures!! :) Looks like it was such a fun time at home!! :) Congrats to your sister! on BYU!! And look at her flip! WOW! (I was a High School Competitive Cheer Coach so I am totally impressed! :)) Hope you are having a wonderful week!!
    :) Rebecca

  2. I love everything about this!! your outfit + necklace in the selfie is THE cutest. also congrats to your sister! and my family used to totally go through 1-2 gallons of milk a week! ha hello to a big family who was raised on milk!

  3. Your house is a DREAM!! I cannot wait to see more! Congrats to your sister - SO exciting!!! PS That snack looks DELICIOUS! My Nana used to make me graham crackers and peanut butter when I stayed with her...I have a feeling I will be making it for years and passing it onto my kids/grandkids. Don't you just love little family traditions?! Have a great week!

  4. Your parents house is incredible!! Always looks like such a fun time when you visit! That late night snack idea sounds delicious, I need to try that!!

  5. Congrats to your sissy!!!! I love the fact that she only applied to one place, she obviously wasn't taking no for an answer! And I need to try that recipe, looks yummy and sounds so simple to make!

  6. Congrats little sister - so exciting!! You are too beautiful my friend x

  7. Your parents house is amazing & you guys are just adorable!! Love big families!!

  8. Seriously so happy that I got to spend some time with you

  9. Oh Stocky boy!! Mia adorrrrrrrrrres him! So glad you got to hangout with Kaylynne! I wish we all could get together! That would definitely be the BEST play date!

  10. he is such a handsome little boy!! So many exciting & fun things!!