Tagged with Utah

Suriving The Inversion And A Treadmill

Suriving The Inversion And A Treadmill

Here on the western side of the Rocky Mountains we may not be socked-in with as much snow as the East Coast, but we are “buried” in our own version of winter blues. The dreaded “Inversion” [lung-crushing-toxic-smog] is once again trapped in our mountain-locked valleys due to inverted temperatures. Northern Utah has a major air quality problem in the winter. It is often more unhealthy to … Continue reading

St. George Half Marathon 2016

St. George Half Marathon 2016

Last weekend Mr. Mo and I took a road trip to sunny St. George, Utah (about a 4 ½ hour drive south of home) – for the purpose of rising bright and early Saturday morning to run the St. George Half Marathon. Thirteen point one miles. Yep, this is what we do for fun. In fact, we’ve been conquering one race per month … Continue reading

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

Daughter A and Daughter Bee are hard at work this year being Santa’s Elves in real life. They perform their magic in plain sight, but you’ve probably never seen or noticed. Most people don’t. They are a part of an army of elves – amazing unsung heroes – tirelessly ensuring that Temple Square is kept merry and bright for … Continue reading

Snow, on Snow, on Snow

Snow, on Snow, on Snow

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, on snow…” Frosty Greetings from the North Pole! [aka Northern Utah]. The past 36 hours have been an adventure in arctic survival of epic proportions. I think we might … Continue reading

Snowbird

Snowbird

Happiness is… being in the mountains. This week I get to spend 2 whole nights and 3 whole days staying at a lodge in the beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon of the Utah Rocky Mountains, at Snowbird Ski Resort. I love Snowbird. This is where I learned to ski at age eight years old. I have a … Continue reading

Pioneer Principles: Your Heritage

Pioneer Principles: Your Heritage

July 24 is a very significant date in both Mormon and Utah state history. On Saturday July 24, 1847 – after nearly 17 months, and hundreds of miles of weary wagon travel – Brigham Young led an “advance party” of 148 pioneers into Utah’s Valley of the Great Salt Lake. They sought a sanctuary where their people could live in peace, … Continue reading

Laura Osnes Sparkles With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Laura Osnes Sparkles With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Each year the Mormon Tabernacle Choir honors their Pioneer heritage with an enchanting concert at the 21,000 seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. A special guest artist is always invited, and for 2015 the 2-time Tony nominee sweetheart of Broadway Laura Osnes joined in “Music for a Summer Evening“. ~ Laura Osnes played Cinderella in the Broadway revival of Roger and Hammerstein’s classic musical … Continue reading

Gardening In The Rain

Gardening In The Rain

I’m officially gardening again! According to the Farmer’s Almanac (i.e. people that garden who actually know what they’re doing) it’s considered “safe” to plant after Mother’s Day – which really means I can’t procrastinate any longer. I’ve been putting it off mainly because every time I think “OK. This is it. Tomorrow morning is the day!” inevitibly it would be pouring … Continue reading

Opening The Windows Of Heaven

Opening The Windows Of Heaven

Last Friday I got a group email from members in my ward (congregation) spreading the word that our Stake President (spiritual leader over a group of wards) was requesting that all of us include as part of our fasting and prayers this weekend a specific request to heaven for “more moisture“, and to spread the word to others to do … Continue reading

In Like A Lion Out With The Lamb

In Like A Lion Out With The Lamb

Happy March… or, is it December? It’s snowing today in Northern Utah, and it’s predicted to snow tomorrow. This is an interesting change. We haven’t had legitimate snow here (as in, “needing to shovel the driveway”) since Christmas Day. It’s been unusually dry. I guess we thought it wasn’t going to snow again this year and we’ve … Continue reading

Multiple Free Mormon Tabernacle Choir Concerts During ACDA Week

Multiple Free Mormon Tabernacle Choir Concerts During ACDA Week

If you are lucky enough to be in Utah between Feb. 24 – March 1, 2015 then you have the unique opportunity to attend SEVERAL FREE musical concerts performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square. The Choir​ & Orchestra will present five (yes, FIVE!) separate concerts in conjunction with the epic ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) National Conference hosted … Continue reading

Come Up To The Mountain

Come Up To The Mountain

I’m blessed to live in the Rockies, and I particularly love living in the shadow of two beautiful mountains. This afternoon Mr. Mo and I set our sights on enjoying one of those mountains for another “training hike”. We ended up having our stamina really tested, but we also enjoyed some stunning vistas, and beautiful surprises on our journey. Continue reading

Mountain Time

Mountain Time

Anything feels possible when you’re standing on a mountain! For the last three days and two nights I’ve been working at a conference being held by my company on a mountain; at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. One of my “work perks” was getting to actually stay at this beautiful resort. Continue reading

Good Things To Share!

Good Things To Share!

There’s so many good things to share! This past week’s theme has been about exercising my body, mind, and soul. Sometimes we just need to focus on doing small good things each day. It all adds up. Suddenly, we are looking at our lives and realizing there’s so much to celebrate! Continue reading

In Summer – Olaf Sings Live Action

In Summer – Olaf Sings Live Action

A very talented Utah family [the Bagley family] going by the name of “Working With Lemons“ have been making a big splash on YouTube with their professional, catchy live-action musical covers. Here is snowman “Olaf” singing “In Summer” from Disney’s Frozen [I spy the Great Salt Lake & is that Sugarhouse Park?] Enjoy! – MoSop ~~ Want more? Be sure to check out their … Continue reading

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Our family celebrated Independence Day this weekend by “heading to the hills” with a fun over-night stay in Park City, Utah. We enjoyed a peaceful picnic, beautiful fireworks, good food, and topped it all off with a visit to the Utah Olympic Park where we watched a fantastic Olympic ski-team performance by the Flying Ace All-Stars! Enjoy these photos and video Continue reading

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Today Mr. MoSop and I are spending some quality “sweetheart” time together. We each picked a date activity. First up, “His” choice –  we dressed in our UofU RED and headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch the final season game for the University of Utah football team. We were treated with some beautiful sunshine as … Continue reading

Why I’m Not Blogging

Why I’m Not Blogging

If any of you are regular (or irregular?!) readers of my blog, then you may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t been “keeping up” lately. I have taken a bit of a hiatus.

Heeding The Call To Caucus

Heeding The Call To Caucus

Utah Mormons were officially called to repentance over the pulpit this month for not being more involved in our local political process. Specifically, the importance of attending precinct Caucus meetings. The concern was magnified by a recent poll that showed that less than a third of registered state voters have been showing up for a caucus. .

B.H. Roberts and Frederick Kesler Diaries Available

B.H. Roberts and Frederick Kesler Diaries Available

An exciting announcement has been made by the University of Utah Marriott Library. The personal diaries of two prominent Mormon pioneers, B.H. (Brigham Henry) Roberts and Frederick Kesler have been scanned and printed and are now available to the public! Not only are these diaries available at a very reasonable cost, but the library has also made them available free of charge to read online, through the miracle of internet and PDF… Continue reading

Snow Day At The Temple

Snow Day At The Temple

Utah ended 2011 with the warmest & driest December on record. We’ve nearly gotten used to wearing nothing more than a light jacket when we go out. Even our bicycles were (until yesterday) sitting in front of the shovels in our garage. So, when a decent sized snowstorm hit Saturday morning, we were more than a little bit surprised! It also happened … Continue reading

Sabbath of Service in Bountiful

Sabbath of Service in Bountiful

It’s been a “beautiful day in the neighborhood”! Bountiful residents were out in force on Sunday helping their neighbors clean up from Thursday’s big windstorm. We were also gearing up and “battening down the hatches” in preparation for a second storm predicted to hit tonight with 70+ mph winds. All sabbath services of The Church of … Continue reading