Monday, December 13, 2010


Remember how Neville got really good looking?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I am alive- Picture proof

My Camera is old and falling apart. We've been through some stuff together so I don't blame it at all for wanting to be laid to rest. Anyway its all i've got in the way of capturing the places and people I spend my time at/with.

I went camping with Aaron for his birthday a while ago. We spent time in Zion and there were a million people there and I can't stop laughing when I think of how we had to collapse the tent on us one night. It was nice to just be with him.

We came across this little guy who was stuck in the dumpster. He tried to go in but his belly was too big and he was just sitting there all sad like, until we rescued him. I made Aaron pull him out. :)

My mom and dad went out of town a couple of times in October so I spent lots of time there playing with Lizzy and using her lovely kitchen to bake in. She left some old bananas for me so I made some bread. Can't remember what recipe I used but it turned out good. Still looking for that perfect (egg free) nanner bread recipe that I can call my go-to.

I got crafty.

My cats still win. Elton is kind of a jerk and he always tries to steal the treats from Coop. They go nuts for the treats I get them.

Megan played a fun outdoor show. She did so good and it was so fun to see her singing her own songs, and with a band behind her!

I got to see my sweet friend Mikol.

I was grapes for halloween and I won the award for best costume at our work party. I beat out Gumbi for the trophy (the trophy that Paula helped me make for the winner).

Life is good.

Friday, October 8, 2010

you can too

If you know me well you can testify that I'm sort of cuckoo about my hair. I tend to go from one extreme to another without warning just because I needed a change.

So I cut it all off and colored it brown. Well, no, Kayla cut it all off and colored it brown for me. She's the best. If you need a fantastic fun hairdresser you should holler at Kayla.

Kayla Morley
Just Perfect Salon

5 things

Five things I plan to do this weekend:

1- Make dinner for friends
2- Go to farmers market
3- Finish my craft project and start the next in line
4- Attempt making my own pumpkin spice latte at home and save myself the 6 dollars
5- Keep Lizzy company while my family is having fun together without me :(

Sunday, October 3, 2010


September is a wild month with lots of fantastic things to celebrate. My sister Camille and her husband have their wedding anniversary, his birthday, then her birthday all in a week span. They don't live here but it was still on my mind and I sent them a (late, sorry) package.

After that we have Megans birthday which was AWESOME. She had a gangster themed party and insisted that everyone dress up. Any type of gangster from any time period or culture. Since I had just finished reading Tough Jews, my idea of what a true legit gangster was had changed. So Aaron and I went as old fashion mobsters. He being the mobster and me being the mobsters lady. Bonnie and Clyde style except for the part where we dress better. We had a great time. I gave Meg a scarf that I never would have even dreamed of finishing if it weren't for Paulas help. She crochets about 75 hooks per minute without even looking. Anyway, Megs party was great and Aaron got to meet a lot of my friends that he probably never would have otherwise.

Then came Aarons birthday! We decided to go camping and after a night in Mesquite at his grandmas we went to Zion. I knew I had been there once when I was really little (and I hated hiking) but I didn't remember it so I count this as my first time going there. It is incredibly beautiful and we did a bunch of little hikes. It was pretty touristy in comparison with the other places i've camped and hiked at but it didn't matter. I could be down in a mine shaft with aaron and it wouldn't matter. I just enjoy his company.

In between all of that fun stuff i've still been working at Sorenson and going to school. I love school. I get A's on my math tests even though i'm horrible at math. Granted, it is only pre algebra, but fractions aren't my friends!!

Sarah and Mike are settled in London. Notting Hill to be exact. I try to email her every day and we keep in touch via the internet. I'm hoping to skype with her tonight. She seems to be having an alright time. What would you do if you got to live in London for 9 months and not even have to work? I hope she takes advantage of the time she has and really taps into her creative side. She has an eye for beauty like no one else I know and is capable of taking beautiful photos and painting wonderous things.

Life is good.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh, Albus...

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

life happens

Thing that are new in my life:

  • School! I am attending SLCC and I couldn't be more excited about it. I'm thrilled to be learning and using my brain again. I've been out of high school for 6 years and that large gap of time coupled with a few mind altering substances have left me starting out in a 7th grade level math. Hello Pre-Algebra. It's ok though. If that is where my level of knowledge is at, then that is the class I should be in. I'm also taking geography (earths surfaces and environments) and i'm so freaking jazzed about that!! I love the Earth and mother nature. Even though natural disasters like volcanos and earthquakes and tsunamis terrify me I can not wait to learn about them. I'm so happy that my parents are giving me the opportunity to return to school and learn more and get out of my dead end job. As my dad says "This is a means to an end" and I find comfort in that.
  • Also new is the part where every Monday when i'm driving to work I start to cry and wish that I could quit and work on a farm taking care of animals instead.
  • I just finished the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about what they're putting in their bodies or the environmental effects of factory farming. Or just to anyone who likes a good read. I am starting The Hunger Games next as per the Northrups suggestion.

Things that are the same in my life:

  • Cats are fat and happy. As lovable as ever.
  • I'm over summer. I've been over it since the day it started. I need to live somewhere that has light jacket weather all year long. And no wind. Where might that be?

Life is good. Here are some photos of the recent times.

Friday, August 27, 2010

better late than never?

Happy Anniversary to the coolest parents in the world.

Thirty-Two years is a long ass time. Both my mother and father are the most patient, genuine kind hearted people I've met in my short life. If you know them, you know this to be fact.
I am so grateful for the example of unconditional love they set for us. I hope someday someone will love me that much!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One year ago....

... on this very day, I went to Arizona to hangout with my sister and go to the American Idol concert. I probably haven't laughed that hard since then.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One down, one to go.

KC Has been gone for one year exactly! I remember very well driving to the MTC with everyone in the car. Sitting next to him and leaning my head on his shoulder, knowing it would be two long years before i'd see him again. Why is saying goodbye so hard? It's not like he was walking into torture and misery.... He is happy and healthy and doing quite well. I miss him every day and often just want to send him a text and remind him of something funny that happened.

One year down, One year to go. Can't wait to see him again.

Friday, July 2, 2010

tuesday wednesday heart attack

I love The Cure.
Someday I want to open up an all cure all the time dance club. Things might get sad sometimes but it would be ok.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I had a lovely weekend and it ended perfectly. Sundays are my family day. I know that no matter how hectic my week gets with work or friends or errands or life in general that I can go to my parents house on Sunday and relax. We catch up and tell stories and laugh and eat. It's wonderful, i'm so lucky.

So this last Sunday I started the day by making breakfast with Sarah. We were feeling crafty and decided to go to JoAnns to browse the fabrics. I found this really adorable bright red fabric with blue sailboats on it. In love at first sight.

Sarah helped me find a really cute pattern for a high-waisted skirt with pockets.
So I packed up my things and drove out to taylorsville for the day. I started my laundry, Talked my mom into helping me make foccacia bread while she made tortillas, and then got busy cutting out the pieces.

Paula is a big fan of "pinning properly" and after much resistance I have to agree with her. I'm lazy and pinning takes time and effort. After sewing air bubbles into the waist band I decided I liked pinning too. Sorry Mom, sometimes I have to learn the hard way.

Lizzy likes to hang out with us and get in on the action. That is clearly an action shot of the two of us. She gets fur all over everything so we have to kick her out. She steps out into the hallway and sits there, just a few feet away, watching us. To be honest, the fabric is going to get fur all over it anyway when I go home so I didn't mind.

My mom is an amazing teacher. Endless patience is necessary when working with a kid like me. I'd be a fool not to take advantage of everything she knows how to do though. I can't wait to learn more and get better at sewing. Hopefully I'll finish the skirt this week.

For more photos you can visit my moms blog.

Monday, June 28, 2010

missing you...

Missing the pink bars of soap and cereal with cream and sugar and brushing my hair in front of her vanity.

(photo courtesy of dusty kenyon)

Monday, June 21, 2010

little rascals

Just enjoying Sarah in the Salt Lake City while I can :)

And my cats of course.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

life on mars

Puppy dog paws.

My quick jaunt to Arizona was awesome. Not nearly enough time to accomplish everything we wanted. I love my sister and her husband. Thanks for letting us stay!

Monday, June 14, 2010

in the eye....

So much beauty in the world.

We just view it differently.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

word to the wise part two

I have the best family and friends ever. I know that I can call a long list of people at any given moment and all of them will be at my side right away.

Word to the wise. You mess with me, you mess with all of us! Ha!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

for better

Today I am praying in my own special way for the following:

the ability to accept parts of my life that I can't change
a calm heart
peaceful mind
happy thoughts
kind feelings for everyone around me
KC to be safe

Thats all.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

thanks to my mother

I can sort of sew! Mostly straight lines and stuff but still... I make the machine go vroom and its really cool. My mother is a wealth of knowledge. Things that she learned from her mother, I am learning from her. Its the circle of life man! Maybe I will have a kid just so I can make it be really bad ass, like me.

I've made curtains for my bedroom and for my kitchen. I plan to do some in my living room as well. I received a sewing machine for Christmas and, like a true procrastinator, it remains in the box. I was waiting until a found the perfect table to set it up on because I didn't want to set it up on my kitchen table and have to take it down and set it up every time I wanted to use it. If anyone deserves a new one its my mom for sure. I'm pretty positive hers is from 1986.

Here are a few photos of what I've done with my moms help.

Meet my moms sewing machine. It gets the job done. That there is the fabric I used for my curtains. I believe it belonged to my grandma.

That there is Lisa, posing by the curtains. She helped me put them up... it was harder than you might think.

Crappy picture but those are my bedroom curtains. They have pretty elephants on them. Kitties approve.

Dont you love it when you catch them with their tongues out?

So.. if you know me, then you know that I collect cookbooks. Its a favorite hobby of mine for many reasons. Not only do I love to cook but I love to read, and I always read them cover to cover. I love finding slightly older cookbooks (like from the 60s, not that thats old... dad...) because I know that once upon a time, in land far far away, an old lady loved that book. I know this because they scribble notes in the margins and write down additions or suggestions for serving. I especially love it when they leave bookmarks or articles in the pages. Like this:

Its a gosh darn treasure guys.