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This whole week I am spending time with my favorite 99 year old :) mostly we spend our time watching sports, abc specials about the Royals, eating peanut m&m's and napping, perfect ways of spending rainy days that we have been having here in Logan. Although today it was quiet sunny and bright. Since it's summer I like to wear light or brighter colors; to dress up my white shirts I like to put on some bright necklaces, bracelets/watches or prints :) I found my necklace at H&M for only $12! Here are some other ideas that are not budget breakers (always a priority right here!) :)
I hope you all are having a good summer and enjoying warmer temperatures :) 
What are your summer favorites?

xo, Meg

new things


I've always liked taking pictures, so lately I have been practicing more of doing it "officially". To see my photography please click the photography page on top of the blog. More photoshoots to come. Have a wonderful weekend :)

xo Meg

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to my favorite person in the whole world! I love you so much! You amaze me every single day! I am so happy that we are going to spend our lives together. Thanks for always encouraging me to be my best, telling me that I can do things, helping me achieve my goals and being such a great example in everything! You are my best friend and so fun to hang out with! love ya always! your wife for seriously ever! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Meg

last Saturday Night Grilling

one of the sausages rolled into the coals, these kids were trying to save it :) the coals were not positioned "correctly" so they got really hot in the middle and it was hilariously hard to pick the sausage out of the grill :) 

boys entertained themselves with new sharpened knives, Simon gave Sean an olive tree wood  knife from France, to say the least Sean was very excited

these little beauties were all over the backyard

couldn't help it, pictures of flowers are my favorite

Simone also cooked "shnitsel" a delicious pork thingy and some awesome mushroom stuff

garlic blooms 

best soda ever :) when we brought the soda in a four pack I was trying out my german accent with my not-going-away-anytime-soon russian accent and was calling it "beer", Simon actually thought it was so he brought a beer mug outside to have it, only to have me announce that it was soda and we don't "drink" oops slightly an awkward and awesome moment :) welcome to UT! 

grilling like a pro! 

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends fiance came for the summer, from Germany. So, to welcome him and start the summer we had a little grilling date. We grilled our favorite things: sausages, pineapple and eggplant. If you never tried grilled pineapple, please do, it's definitely one of the best grilled things ever. What are your favorite things to do during summer? What do you grill? 
love, Meg

How to celebrate your 99th!


My wonderful friend Ruth turned 99 years young today! She is by far the most wise and beautiful 99 year old I have ever gotten to know. She taught me how to enjoy Jazz basketball games, eat ice cream after supper and have chocolate covered cashews for snacks, wear a hat to protect my face from the sun and most of all she makes me feel loved every time she sees me! I love her so much! So here is how to celebrate your 99th:
Get phone calls from your children
Give candy bars with your name on them to all your friends (Baby Ruth :)
Eat ice cream
Only read birthday cards
Take a nap
Get visits from good friends and family
Get your favorite chocolates and enjoy them
Have your relatives post nice things about you on Facebook
Get lots of love from everyone around you
Wear your favorite color

here are just a few ideas about special birthday celebrations 

love, Meg

to a healthy summer


So happy to say that my summer has started! Yes, I totally abandoned my blog for the last weeks of school, but it definitely payed off and I got good grades :) 
Our family came from Hawaii this last weekend for my brother-in-laws graduation and we partied up. Lots of yummy food was involved, late nights, new shoes and many pictures. 

This summer I would really like to concentrate on getting a little healthier. Usually when I am eating better, exercising and not stressing out over little things I feel a lot happier. So, that said, my first item of health is drinking more water. I did a little research about the benefits of drinking more water and here is what I found: 
 5 reasons why water is great! 
1. Water is good for our skin. Skin is an organ and it needs water to function properly. Dry skin is more likely to get premature wrinkles. Also, when we exercise, if we are hydrated we will sweat and if we sweat we will clear our pores, which will help with clearing off pimples :) 
2. At times we may think we are hungry, but in reality we are just thirsty. Drinking water can help fight off a few lbs.  Water helps with digestion and it has zero calories, so drink it up!
3. Drinking water can help you feel more energized while exercising. Water regulates body temperature and fuels our muscles. 
4. Keeping us alert! Our brain is made 90% of water, so drinking water can keep us more alert and productive. 
5. Happiness! When our bodies are feeling good our minds are happy :) 
Here is to happiness this summer! 

xo Meg 

P.S. I am no way of a nutritionist and this information is just from online sources, if you don't want to drink water that's fine too :)