Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Week in the Life

A glimpse at a week in my life.
July 3 - 9, 2011

Summer is here.
School is over.
Life is good.

Me and Velvet

| Big Water to Dog Lake, Millcreek Canyon

Me and Whitney

SUNDAY, JULY 3 | Little Water, Millcreek Canyon

Red v. Blue

MONDAY, JULY 4 | 2nd Annual Family Softball Game & BBQ

Internship Initiation

A photo for the photo wall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 | Lunch at Big Ed's

Beautiful view

The band signed my cd after the show

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 | Pink Martini Concert at Red Butte Gardens

| Farmer's Market

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday Girl

Happy birthday to my little sis!

For 27 years:
you have traveled, explored, and experienced the world.
you have learned, earned, and gained knowledge and education.
you have argued, disagreed, and faced sadness and sorrow.
you have cried, laughed, giggled, and smiled.
you have lived and loved.

Concert and picnic at the beautiful Ogden Nature Center

Birthday guests

Birthday cake: raspberry spice cake

Happy Birthday Jessie Bear!

p.s. I'm still taller

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I've been looking forward to seeing RENT on broadway for years.
My first wish was to see it in New York this summer but seeing it with my mom was a close second.

The music is powerful.
The characters are real.
The play is moving.
We laughed, cried, and sang along.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Five-0 Mom

Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom.

Great backyard party celebration with family and friends.

Here's to fifty fabulous years!
Thanks for making me part of 29 of them.
I love you!

p.s. thanks for the great genetics.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

A beautiful gem from an amazing night with great food and friends
supporting equality in Utah and the nation.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Dinner
Grand America gardens

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I am...

missing: rocket (my childhood dog)
wearing: jeans and t-shirts
working on: swimming and running more
eating: fruit with yogurt and granola

dreaming of: getting tickets to the Adele concert
realizing: that i just need to take one day at a time
impatiently waiting for: memorial day weekend
anticipating: my summer internship with academic advising
loving: my new planter boxes on my patio that I planted myself
thinking about: starting my integrative paper research
feeling: anxious for fresh starts
listening to: someone like you by adele
reading: saving ceecee honeycutt

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A to Z Reading Challenge: W

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

What an amazing story about love, compassion, and coming of age. I was incredibly absorbed in the behind-the-scene details of the depression-era Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show especially the lives of the memorable characters like the caring Jacob, the beautiful Marlena, and the loveable Rosie. These three characters found happiness with each other during a time of desperation and cruelty. I highly recommend this book.

For the full reading list, click here.

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