Monday, September 24, 2007

Take a Hike.

So, a few weekends ago we went on a lovely hike. It was near Sundance, but I can't remember the exact name. I was going to blog about it ages ago, but Peter, my blogging consultant, informed me that it was just too soon after my last blog. He said you don't want to be over-eager with blogging. So I intended on taking a nonchalant little break, which quickly turned into three weeks.

So, hike this:

Nice little family shot...

Rawl doing what he does best...
Milly and Billy

Find the FAT spider...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Oh. My. Gosh.

This just in.

A Zuchinni Brownie is the most amazing, succulent (rich in desirable qualities), moist, astronomically RICO dessert out there. I know I exaggerate sometimes, but I SWEAR, they were worth dedicating an entire blog to. I was just trying to get rid of my mammoth zuchinnis, and lo and behold...A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! I discovered a simply marvelous way to dispose of those baseball-bat zuchinnis that your neighbors left on your doorstep.

It's actually more like a cake, but don't be disappointed, because it was the most amazing chocolate cake type thing I have ever had. I think it would turn out splendidly as a bundt cake with a chocolate drizzle over the top.

P.S. My brownie looked even more delicious than this photo, but I forgot to take a picture in all my raptures.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Flight of the Conchords- Albi (racist dragon)

The answer to racism in America

Friday, September 7, 2007

Falling into Fall...

I kinda feel like real life began this week. You know, like the beginning of the rest of my life.
Allan started school, and I kissed him goodbye for the semester. Now he's got school and work, and is, and will, work very hard at both. So our time together has significantly dimished. Allan is hard worker, and I absolutely love that about him, but I ain't gonna lie... I miss him like crazy. Fortunately I have lots to keep my busy while he's away. First of all, my little drama queen Josie. She's been an absolutely wonderful little companion for me. Sometimes I love her so much I think my head will explode. She's been really playing with her voice lately, so all day long I hear this delightful little gurgles and coos. And she's a smiling MACHINE. When I'm out and about she instantly charms all who see her with her dazzling little toothless grin (they walk away thinking they're big news 'cause they made her smile). She's a delightful little person.

We visited Roosy again a couple weekends ago, and said goodbye to my little brother Adam who will spend this semester with my brother Merritt's fam up in Oregon. I love my brothers, and will miss them both immensely. I think I may also miss my long hair...
As some of you know, my dad is quitting medicine, and chasing his dream of starting a troubled youth home. The project is very much still in the developmental stages, but I'm so happy for him. I know he will be very happy with this change, and I also know that he will really be able to use his many talents in this project. My dad has a huge heart, and loves to help people.

And he's absolutely magic with babies. Here's "Grandad" with Josie...he put her right to sleep.

I've been thinking a lot lately about life missions--My dad is jumping into the great unknown to fulfill his...Emily was talking to me yesterday about it, and I am fascinated to think that everyone has a nook or cranny in this world that is meant just for them. Or better said, that everyone has something special--some passion, or talent, or desire--that they need to contribute to the world. I believe in that, and respect it a great deal. I have no idea what mine is, but I am going to try and find out.

I got to see my good friend Marilee this past weekend. Friends since Junior High, we've stayed in touch over the years and as life would have it, we had our first babies one day apart. (Josie was born on the third, and Laya on the fourth). It was a lot of fun, and I'm glad that we got shot of our girls together (even if they did sleep through almost the whole affair).

I also started a job this week. On Wednesdays, I will be doing storytime (actually "Music and Movement Time") at Springville City Library. Eirene will be doing storytime. I may also teach a couple gymnastic classes...we shall see.

So this is the beginning of my Fall. I love Fall best of all, and not just because my birthday is in October. You just can't beat the cool crisp air, colorful leaves, and BYU football (Allan's head may also explode any minute from excitement).

Just a follow-up...

I cut my hair.

Actually, I did it a couple weeks ago, but I've been super busy and haven't had a chance to blog recently. Anyway...

I really like it. Allan thinks it's playful, I think it's fun and easy, and Josie thinks it's more convenient because my hair doesn't fall into her face every time I nurse.

So there you go... What do you think?

Cyber Tag

I've always really dug tag.

4 Jobs I’ve had:
Construction worker (cabeling)
Fire Fighter
MTC Spanish Teacher
Storytime performer (At the library)

4 Places I’ve lived:
Mohave Desert, CA
Roosevelt, UT
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Old Greenich, CT

4 Fave TV Shows:
The Office…obviously
Man vs. Wild
The Dick Van Dyke Show

4 Favorite Foods:
Potatoes (in any form)
Asado (a big fat steak)
Pot Stickers

4 Websites I visit:
Various Blogs,

4 Places I’d rather be right now:

Your mom’s house

Jo-Ann’s Fabrics

In the water

On a plane to Taiwan or Central America…or maybe Europe.

4 Movies I love:

That Thing You Do

The Sandlot

Pride and Pred...Keira’s snaggletooth is only marginally distracting.

( I just wish she’d do her dang hair).

The Bourne Ultimatum (It’s incredible!!!)

4 People I tag:




Jules—maybe this will get her to update her blog.