Saturday, April 26, 2008

So many many questions...

I was in a restaurant and this was hung on the wall. So so SO many questions. Why? Curlers? the light switch? and why is it red? perhaps to match her outfit? Is there a reason she's missing teeth? Is she perhaps preparing for some sort of event? one with a very lax dress code? why did someone feel the need to capture this moment? questions questions, someone help me with the answers.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I've been tagged by Effie whom I love so only for her will I do this.

10 years ago I was: A single college girl living it up in Provo. Five things on my to do list today: I lead an exciting life so proceed with caution: 1. pick up Scout awards for pack meeting. 2. Finish chores before Sara and kids get here at 10:30 3. Finish magic treasure hunt for pack meeting. 4. Go for a run. 5. Take Isaac around for his walk-a-thon. Things I would do if I became a billionaire: I'll just save you all the cliche answers filled with humanitarianism, charity, mansions and cars and just be honest: devote it all to ridding the world of Beef Jerky forever. 3 of my bad habits: Some members of my family consider my vegetarianism/veganism as a bad habit (I don't), 2. buying books (really, I can't stop) 3. being selfish.(I am a selfish selfish girl) Places I have lived: Solvang, Goleta, Provo, Orem, and American Fork. (boring boring girl)5 jobs I've had: 1. Waitress (horrible at it, really really bad) 2. Payroll Clerk (oh yes, I know what you make)3. Microsoft Assembly line (they had to shut down the whole line when I cut my finger and got blood all over the product. "Blood on the line!! We've got blood on the product!" oops) 4. Mom (best job ever) 5. Book Store Queen (ruler of bibliomania land) Something most people don't know about me: I have a tattoo of The New Kids on the Block that covers my entire back. True story.

I tag Aimee, Jenni, Chari, Sara, Patrick, Harv and YOU.

Take me back home!

While it's good to not be living out of a suitcase anymore, searching through endless bags for two matching socks, spending the kids college tuition on cali gas prices and dodging my mother's cat I still want to go back. How I miss my friends, my family, my home and the SUNSHINE.

Spring break was fun fun fun!!

We ran through the sprinklers...

We went to the zoo.

... the beach, and ...

DISNEYLAND!! Some friends and I took the kids to Disneyland. They LOVED it. The kids had a good time too.

These are friends from LA.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Hulk to the Rescue

Spring Break is coming and with it a trip home to California for the kids and I. The road from Utah to Solvang is long, lonely and slightly scary at times. I put on the brave face but the thought of doing the 12 hour drive with three kids and no phone alone terrified me to no end. Enter my hero and my brother Carter Lee (aka The Hulk). Carter is sacrificing TWO weekends for his pathetic sister. He is driving down with me flying back to Utah, working all week and THEN flying back to California to drive back with me. Who does that?? My brother, CARTER.

This picture was one we took last year sometime. We are all piled on top of each other on the floor. Carter is the one on top with the blue eyes. These are all my brothers: Me, Carter, Eric, Lance and Patrick.

"It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea." ~Dylan Thomas

Sunday, April 6, 2008


This is my beloved Cleo Book Group. Clever Ladies Educating Ourselves, Clever Ladies Eating Out, Clever Ladies who are Eccentric and Original. They all fit.
As someone who has been in MULTIPLE book groups I know when I find something unique and THIS one is. I've been plagued with inconsistent half-hearted attempts with book groups who pick the worst possible books imaginable with people who don't mesh, click or connect. Cleo is something completely different. I view it as my own personal Algonquin Round Table. Books that would have been mediocre reads have become some of my favorites because of the women I have shared them with. They have brought books I never would have read, insights I would have never thought of and countless laughs, giggles, and howls. These women challenge me, bring wisdom, and enrich my life for the better. So on our two year anniversary I celebrate these beautiful clever exceptional women.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Best weekend in the history of weekends

I spent last weekend in Santa Barbara with Jenni, my mom and Angela. It was by far the best weekend ever. So much fun was had that I didn't even take any pictures.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

4:18 on a normal day

This is my little family 4:18 on a normal day. Isaac reading a Magic Tree House. Maren is normally doing an art project or playing dolls but today she was on the Strawberry Shortcake website coloring. Jonas crawling around causing mischief and me doing my thing (which I guess is making faces).