Saturday, August 30, 2008

I am all alone for the next few days. Skyler drove down to St. George to visit some friends. I didn't go with him because I have to work Monday. Part of me wishes I could have gone along but it's ok. It will give him a chance to catch up with some friends of his down there.

Mandy, a friend of mine, spent the afternoon with me today. Thank goodness I have friends to save me from boredom! I really don't like to be alone.

First off we went to the Farmers Market. I bought my favorite jam in the world. Bodacious Berry. It is seriously the best ever. We also bought some peaches. For lunch I was craving the soup at Olive Garden, but when we got there, there was a 40 minute wait because there was a convention going on so we went in search of plan B. We ended up at Su Casa, a cute little Mexican restaurant. After that we went to Spoon Me for a little treat. (I tried to post a link but it wouldn't let me!) Mandy was a newbie to the wonderful establishment so we just got one to share. She ended up not being a big fan so I ate most of it.

I love this place. I mean the frozen yogurt is good, but I also like that it's made with all natural ingredients and it's light tasting so you don't feel super full and regretful after you eat it. And all of their paper products and spoons will decompose within 90 days. Definitely a green store. I highly recommend you spend your dollar here!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What I've been up to

I've finally got around to starting some projects that have just been sitting around waiting for me to start them. First off, I have finally been pulled into the world of dun dun dun... scapbooking! I consider myself to be a somewhat crafty gal, at least my intentions are there. But when it comes to scrapbooking, I never had the interest. It looks way to tedious for my likes. years back I had done some for my mom because it hurt me inside to see all of her photos in such a mess and so unorganized. But other than that I've never gotten into it. But all through my zero desire to scrapbook, I have really felt that it's important. It's important to try to capture as many memories as possible with your camera, and then organize them so they can easily be viewed (by you or your descendants) way down the road. I especially wanted to get going on this task before children came into the picture. Then it would just be all too overwhemlming with the amount of pictures I know we will have.
So, I've done it and to my suprise I actually really enjoy it! I'm still catching up. I did get our wedding photos scrapbooked a long time ago, so I'm starting with anything after that point. But I'm beginning to find myself searching for something to scrapbook. I've done it all so fast that I have little to work with now.

For awhile I was using the coffe table, but that was creating too much mess in the living room, so for a better working aread I put a table in our bedroom with a large black scraf over it. This works great.

I have noticed that there is lack of light right above me though, so I ordered this. It will hang over the table and hopefully light up the area more.

I also had another idea for something I wanted to hang above the kitchen sink. I bought this plain white shelf. I sanded it to give it antique look.

Then I screwed some white hooks in and was hoping to hang some colorful mugs from this. It was a great idea until I actually tried to screw it into the wall. I was having troubles so I asked Skyler to use his drill. Come to find out, behind the paint is concrete. Lovely. Too bad the thing we had hanging there before doesn't cover it enough!

One stopy blog reading

I thought I would share a little something to make your blog reading life a little more enjoyable. I'm sure many of you already know about this, but if you don't you'll love this. It's called Google Reader. Simply put, Google Reader is a way for you to just check one page (instead of ALL of your friends and families blogs) to see whos blog has been updated. All you have to do is "subscribe" to the site, or just copy and paste their blog address, as well as all the blogs you like to read, and when you check the page, it will tell you if they have updated it or not. It also allows you to read their blog right from that same page as well. One stop blog reading! However, sometimes I will click on the persons actual blog once I see it's been updated. Just thought I'd share this little bit of information that has made my own blogging life a little easier.

Monday, August 25, 2008

7 Reasons why Utah is beautiful

That's my story and I'm stick'n to it!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I was able to have lunch with Mandi, a friend from Vegas that was visiting this week. It was nice. We went to Stone Ground and got some pizza. It was good, just a little burnt around the edges for my taste. Next time I'll have to try something other than pizza. That's all I've ever had there. It was really nice to see her. If it wern't for her coming here to visit, I'd never see her! I still can't believe we haven't been back to Vegas to visit even once since we moved from there over 2 years ago!
Janae, a friend of Skylers was married in the Logan Temple on Saturday. Neither of us had been to the Logan temple before. Such a beautiful Temple.

The weather was perfect too. Perfect wedding weather. After the wedding stuff we went to grab a bite to eat at The Bluebird. There are few times that I've been to Logan and not eaten there. But this was the first time I didn't get a chocolate malt!
And to top off a great weekend, on Sundy we went to a lovely baby blessing of a friend of mine. I don't know what else to say other than it was lovely. Lovely (and adorable) baby, lovely people, lovely to catch up with old friends.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Go C'era!

We went to cheer on Skyler's sister C'era early this morning as she finished the Provo half marathon.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hello Mr. Porcupine!

Tonight Skyler and I went for a walk over to Temple Square. It was so quite and romantic. Still in Temple Square, but on our way out, what do we see? None other than a porcupine! Of course. Why not a porcupine? This is something totally expected downtown, in an area completely surrounded by busy streets.
The little guy was waddling back and forth. Occasionally he would get on his hind legs and try to look into the windows of the building. He was actually surprisingly quite cute! I thought this as I stood on top of a bench keeping my distance (I was wearing shorts and flip flops.)
I freaked out maybe just a little bit more than necessary as Skyler got closer and closer to him. He called animals services s he followed it but apparently they don't care about these kind of animals. They are not a real threat. I was a little surprised. I was under the impression that these things can really hurt if they attack! And I also thought that even just the mere presence of someone might scare them enough to run at cheetah speeds and attack with their spiky things! I was told that no they have to really feel threatened, which usually happens if you get way too close. I suppose I need to be educated a bit more on wildlife!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Congratulations Bradley

A court of honor was held for Bradley yesterday where he was awarded his badge and officially became an Eagle Scout. We are very proud of you Brad!

He makes me feel short! Hard to believe he's almost 6 years younger than me!

Brad will be putting his mission papers in very shortly. It's hard to believe my little brother is now old enough to go on a mission! Crazy! We will be nervous with anticipation to see where he goes!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We went for a hike with some of Skylers friends, James and Mike, and Jessica, Mike's girlfriend. This was my kind of hike, Short and sweet. The hike was short but we stopped for awhile at the waterfall just to hang out. It was a neat waterfall because there were like 3 level spots where you could hang out. The weather was beautiful. It was early so it wasn't too hot yet.

Not quite sure what's going on here

The boys trying to look tough

Jessica & Mike

Group shot courtesy of a rock tripod