Saturday, July 31, 2010


You know that feeling you get when you hear a knock at the door and you suddenly remember your home/visit teachers are scheduled to come over?  I get this hot/cold panicky feeling, suddenly scanning the room like Iron Man for the biggest offending messes to clean up.  Today, I had that feeling in a whole new way.  I want people to read my blog.  Not just my family and friends, but everyone.  I want to be mega-popular like Dooce, but not in an apostate way.  I have a follower I don't know.  I feel like there's company here and I need to clean up the place.  Like-those labels, I hardly remember to use those, and my Lucy Lols, I love that idea but am so uninspired to come up with anything.  After thinking about it, I'm thinking, they can like me and my blog for who we are, boring, old labels and all.  So come on in, and take a look at the floor behind my toilet and my over flowing laundry baskets.  I'm so glad you're here.

**Thanks for the pic, Katie.


When we live in Provo, there was a sandwich from Hogi Yogi I would get all the time.  We would go to the Hogi Yogi that was right by Fat Cats.  The place with the awesome firework lights.  At the time, I wanted some of those firework lights in my front yard.  Who am I kidding, I still do. The sandwich was chicken salad on focaccia.  It was so herby and perfectly salty and the chicken salad was chunky and drippy was so good.  So, I tried focaccia for myself and it's not too bad.  This one is a little chewier than I would have liked, but that just give me an excuse to try out another recipe. 


Here is the recipe I used.  It's from, half it, it makes a lot.  
Half of the recipe filled my cookie sheet.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I decided

If she can wear pigtail braids and be in her 50s, then I can do it in my late 20s.
Thank you Madonna, and

Monday, July 26, 2010


Apparently I should have been at Comic-Con.

I could have seen all the folks from:
Big Bang

Really, who knew?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

children's books

Lucy and I are frequent visitors to our public library.  We have a couple really good ones near us.  I am finding that my favorite books to read to Lucy are ones with funny rhymes or silly accents, maybe I could have been an actress in another life.  These are a few of my favorites that I've found on accident just looking through the stacks.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Berry Farm

While Gram and Grandpa were in town, we went to the Berry Farm in Ypsi.  Raspberries might be my favorite fruit-at least in the top 5.  There were lots of bees,  I thought for sure we were going to be stung.   Lucy stayed interested the whole time and was a great little harvester.  I was impressed with how serious she was about it.  I'd like to go again in a couple weeks because there were still tons of unripe berries.  Toward the end of our outing Gram found a tiny green frog-maybe we'll get a picture of it next time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Lucy is so proud of her newest cousin, whom she refers to as "Baby Miles."
We can't wait to see him in person and snuggle him up.

Doesn't Shelly look amazing?

Congratulations, again!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer fun

Sorry-no time for blogging-too busy having fun!

Sunday, July 04, 2010


I made some of my favorite summer memories yesterday.
The best part was during the fireworks, I had brought a couple blankets to the park and I was laying on Tony's arm, Lucy was laying on my arm and we all just watched, oohing and aahing, snuggling, thinking about the joy of living in our country and the luxury of our freedom.

"...Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light."

Happy 4th of July

Friday, July 02, 2010

The important stuff.

Genny is here.  I want to snuggle her every chance I get.  She is such a lovely girl.
Doesn't my sister have the sweetest family? I'm so lucky I get to be a part of it.
Welcome to the family, Little Lucky.