Friday, July 29, 2011


This is what dinner looked like last night. Blue cheese sliders on potato rolls, grilled utah corn, and fresh raspberries with whipped cream. Vintage tablecloth and pink dishes. Perfect backyard dinner. Good job, mom.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

looking forward...

Family reunions.
Visiting seattle, hanging out with a fantastic doggie.
Getting my hair done.
Anniversary (4 years already?).
A harry potter party.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Working full time is hard. No matter what you do. Work is work. But here's the thing. There's no homework, meaning I can come home, change into my toms and jeans, east a popsicle on the patio, and settle down to watch seinfeld. Work stays at work.

This is bliss, for now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Independence Day.

July fourth weekend felt like the real start of summer for me. We watched babies in the afternoon, and laughed and laughed. 

Evening, we got together with our disneyland friends for a picnic in the backyard, a walk through murray park, a run back to the backyard to catch the fireworks, and then a fire to roast giant marshmallows while traffic died down. We were too busy catching up, eating creamies and watermelon, and laughing to take pictures, but seriously, it was the best. Y'all better stay on touch, even when you've moved away or gone to Qatar. That's all I have to say. Love you guys.

summer sunday

First sunday of july.

Last week teaching sunbeams.

New calling, primary music leader.

Green smoothies.

Family dinner.

Holding babies.

Ice cream pie.


Monday, July 4, 2011

July, so far.

This year I've really noticed how amazing july is. Its partly because my cousin in new york always has enviable july's (and summers in general), and maybe part of it is because I'm different this year.

July started off with a day off, what with fridays off on the four-trends schedule and everything. I worked at USEE in the morning, catching up with my good friend/boss there.

Then my mom picked me up to go to lunch. We tried to go to the copper onion, at emma's suggestion(s), but it was closed for that day's lunch while the installed a new ac unit (boo). So we walked down Broadway back toward our car, looking for another lunch venue, and who did we run into? Two of my beautiful cousins, one here visiting from Arizona. We joined up with them for lunch and went to a little deli (more like sandwich joint) called Cher's. For $2 I had a blt on wheat. It was loaded with bacon and mayo, aka sinfully delicious.

It was so fun to chat with cousins I rarely see, and after lunch we browsed a few charming antique stores. Then I had to run off to each babies in draper.

The first thing L, the oldest, said to me was "will you do all my barbies' hair?" Since that was always the best part of barbies, how could I refuse? Later, N (the middle child) pointed out that we were both "all red," wearing red pants and shorts. G, the recently-turned-two-year-old, sang happy birthday to herself for a good twenty minutes. So adorable.

After babysitting, A and I had an amazing roasted vegetable dinner with my parents and a student from India who had, at the time, only been in the country for four days. Then it was off to the Eaglewood Festival of Speed in North Salt Lake.

There we saw a Lamborghini, a few Lotuses (Loti?), a Caterham, Camaros, Cobras, and even a vintage Fiat that looked just like Luigi from the movie"Cars."

A and I had a lovely rest of or evening, running around to try to find an open pharmacy, and laughing till it hurt. We ate strawberry shortcake, and it just felt like one of those times week always remember.


Now that I'm a working woman, I rarely get on my laptop. This is for a couple of reasons. First, I'm hardly ever home, giving me fewer opportunities to surf the net. Second, with my new job I have this fancy phone that lets me take the internet with me.

The new phone has turned me into much more of an internet reader than an internet poster, because I'm still not very fast at this touch keyboard thing. It has contributed greatly to the silence on this blog, but that is all about to change, because guess what?

There's an app for that. Today I found a blogger asp, so I can again share many things with you. Aren't you so excited?!

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