5.18.2019

Sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G...♡



(Insert girl's name) and (boy's name) sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Safe to say you know the rest of this school rhyme.
For most of my early life, I always wondered was it really that easy? Girl meets boy and next thing you know there sitting a tree. 
But really everyone around me had their special friend, as we got older they all had their first boyfriends, then their first loves then unto finding their husbands. And just like that the rest of this school rhyme was the reality of most people in my age group except mine, at least that's what I thought.
As a young girl seeing everyone experience this innocent school rhyme before my eyes I sometimes felt like maybe something was wrong with me although I felt that I can say I truly always felt happy and celebrated those that had what I couldn't. 
At that young age I knew with every fiber of my being (I know sounds that dramatic but at that age everything seems like an eternity) that one day my prince would come. 
According to me and my journals (I started writing since the age of 11) I knew I just needed patience and continue to be the best straight laced young girl I could be and that day I yarned for would come. 
Well let me tell you I was in for a rude awaking. Why? Because I waited and waited and guess what waited some more. Little me would love to say AND then IT happened but that's not the case. 
These things have yet not happened... well kinda not completely. 
 Let me explain for this is the point why I wanted to write. 
At one point for a long time I was patient but then that turned to "I deserve," not one bit proud of that but that was the feelings I started to harvest (which is never the best attitude in any situation). 
Here's the worst part I started to feel that as a young adult not because it wasn't happing right then but because I started to feel pity for my patience self all those years ago, thinking what could of been and what things I missed out on. 
What I should of remembered is that I was happy, I was full of hope and thankful. I should of reminded myself that being and doing good is done with a full heart without expecting anything in return. So yes I spent time crying and poisoning myself over "spilled milk" ...was it even that if at that point in my life I had a better perspective? 
Anyways on to the other worst part I longed for all those things from the rhyme that my church also put emphasis on and taught me I should desire WHILE I DID have multiple opportunities to experience a lot . I will share those instances on another entry since that's a long story too.
But to wrap this one up yes am not married and yes I don't have any children of my own.
HOWEVER, I was a first time girlfriend, I did have my first kiss, I did fall in love for the first time, and I did experience what it feels like to love new spirits fresh out heaven as a first time auntie. 
Everyone's story and rhyme are not the same but we all are blessed, and we will all have struggles but what is most important is to never lose hope. Never let your "happy" slip away because it's our doing. Like late President Thomas S. Monson said
"OF THIS BE SURE: YOU DO NOT FIND A HAPPY LIFE YOU MAKE IT."

with love from, 
Kris

2.08.2019

Humble Heart ♡




January is always a popular month to reflect and set goals and feel recharged for the new year. 
Well, it’s already February and lets say I have done a lot of internal reflecting. Like most people I have many at-large-goals that I would love to say “I achieved” them at the end of this year come December however I know some of those I can’t control.
So I have decided to focus on things that I can control and with a humble heart count my blessings.  
Already with only being on month two of the year I can say there so many things to be grateful for.
I have had the opportunity to have a career shift that has been wonderful and a great learning experience that challenges me. 
My sister got married to the love of her life and he couldn’t be anymore of a kind human. Am so happy she found her person and that I get to spend time with them both before they leave for grad school and new adventures. 
My new baby niece was born healthy and it’s been the sweetest experience to have my heart grow for one more special spirit sent to our family right from heaven. 
Financially I made not so smart decisions when I got my first “big girl” job and had to live with the consequences there after. But I can gladly say that the burden of those wrong decisions will be lifted soon.
Since it’s almost Valentine’s day I feel it’s fitting to address that although am single I have had the opportunity to learn more about myself and more importantly learned how to care and love others more unconditionally. 
There are always more blessings to be grateful for when we seek them with a humble heart —above I only mention a few. But these all have made life happier. 
I’ll end this blog entry with a lovely quote from Elder Uchtdorf
“You are blessed beyond measure. The world needs you and your goodness. Great opportunities await you. I love you; I admire you. Do not fear. God is with you; have faith. Use your time wisely, continue to learn, and always live worthy to have the Spirit with you.”

Thanks for reading!

With love from,
Kris 


8.15.2018

The Roof Restaurant- Salt Lake City ♡



Located at almost 170 feet high on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City,  lives the exquisite The Roof Restaurant.
If it was 1963 we could of been rubbing shoulders with President John F. Kennedy for my birthday dinner just kidding. But only because in the 1960s the Joseph Smith Building was the Hotel Utah and what now is the The Roof Restaurant was the Sky Room but many greats like President John F. Kennedy did visit the Hotel Utah.

President John. F Kennedy vist Hotel Utah, 1963
Photo Source: Temple Sqaure.com 

Hotel Utah, 1936
Photo source:  Temple Sqaure.com 

Sky Room, 1961
Photo Source: Deseret News  



All kidding aside I was very excited to spend my birthday dinner at a building with so much history and of course an amazing restaurant with a stunning view!
As I mention before The Roof Restaurant sits high on the 10th floor giving each of their guest a breathtaking view of the Downtown Salt Lake City skyline.
The beautiful roof top views make for a very romantic atmosphere as seen in the timeless movie Charlie.








However,  as a single girl I made my birthday evening a girls night out--my friends and I appreciated the views just as much as every cute couple that was present that night too. Oh and we loved the live music playing in the background!
Now on to the food! The Roof Restaurant features a gourmet dinner buffet menu full of delicious food and presented ever so lovely!





There fun specialty drinks are not a part of what you pay for but worth getting--they are so fun and tasty! We each had a different one and my favorite was the mango one!


I loved ALL the seafood options and sirloin options--all made to perfection. Lots of cold or hot sides to chose from. My favorite was the watermelon salad!




The desserts were countless and beautifully made! My favorite was the Lemon Meringue Bars and the Creme Brûlée! Wish I could of eaten everything since all the options looked so yummy!







The overall experience was outstanding, we all agreed that the service was excellent as was the food and atmosphere. For sure a restaurant you must visit if you are visiting Utah. If you live here take advantage-- it's the perfect place and mood to celebrate special occasions.



Now you know some of the history, seen the views and the food so go and experience it all for your self!

Thanks for reading!

With Love from,
 Kris

P.S. We made sure to take the latest reservations to watch the sunset and boy was it worth it!

Menu: 

Fresh Garden Salad
with Accompaniments and Dressings

Selection of Gourmet Salads

Chilled Shrimp

with Chef-Inspired Cocktail Sauce

Cold Poached Salmon

with Lemon and Dill

Imported and Domestic Cheese

Hot Soup or Chowder

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib

Honey-Baked Ham

Hot Entrées

Fresh Hot Pasta

Chef’s Choice of Potatoes

Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

Seasonal Fruits

Soft Drinks


 Contact:
15 East South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 
801-539-1911







8.07.2018

Make the Best With What You DO Have ♡



I never would of thought that I would be that girl who would get a little emotional on "aging/birthdays" but I AM. BUT I want to reflect on ALL the good that came of this last year of life.
First of all grateful to our Father in heaven for health, the gospel and my forever gift--my family--couldn't have asked for a better one. No matter the distance our closeness is always there and love.
I also am very lucky to have the best of friends maybe there not too many but they are everything I need.
As am speaking of great people in my life I also have some great new ones. I can also say I am lucky to be a part of a fun new team at work that make the every days fun!
This year I also got to experience more of life through traveling, eating, blogging and relationships.
To say I have enjoined every second of it would be a lie but I can say there was a lot of learning, stretching and good.
I yet still don't understand a lot of this "adulting, " growing up and learning from it all but at the same time I know I don't know the end from the beginning.
So I have to rely on what I do know I know He knows the end and I know there is always good from experiences, people and faith.
With that being said I am excited for a new year of life, for new opportunities to see the good and to build on what I DO have.

Below is a mash-up in no specific order of all the GOOD that I have photos of and of course there is more that are not pictured.

Thanks for reading along and making blogging a thing for me!

With Love from,
Kris
























































































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