Tuesday, August 23, 2011


my parents kindly let james and me mooch off their family vacation to sunriver, oregon. don't believe me? here is some documentation.

this is a coke ad AND an apple ad, all in one.
we rode marty around in a trailer behind my bike. he did not like it very much. in fact, the first time we put him in we forgot to zip the front shut and he hopped out and got ran over! poor guy.
meet my father, bobino.

we went to a fantastic mexican restaurant called el corporal and bridget ate a chip.

she also ordered an o'douls (non alcoholic!!!!)

this is the deschutes river that runs through oregon. we also white water rafted on it!
newlyweded cuties
my lovely baby sister
just chillin, having fun, being ourselves.
we noosed our dog because he tried to eat our mexican food! only joking.

five freaks, bffs, family and friends
james and marty, chillen on a rock, typical

anyway, a good time was had by all and i can't wait to go back. thanks for having us, mom and dad!

Monday, August 1, 2011

hot hot heat

utah is SOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOTTTTTT. and i'm not even being dramatic though i perhaps am being whiny.
so i made this refreshing vegan beverage! ice water with lime, mint, and frozen peaches. i suggest you make it too.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


do you love quotes? i do. here are a few memorables ones i've heard as of late.

"Love all, serve all; help ever, hurt never." -Sai Baba

"If you fail, learn and move on. You're growing." -Dove chocolate wrapper

"When an obstacle is tough, you try harder. When an obstacle is insurmountable, you change course. But you never sit down and refuse to finish." -Bethenny Frankel, "A Place of Yes"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


i saw this documentary last night.
this is what i took away from it:

babies are cute. and they're all the same. and it's not that hard to survive. and america is stupid. (jk, i already thought that. ....jk.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


exerpt from a mothers day talk given today in church:

"my friend and her mother left the church when we were sophomores in high school. she started hanging out with a new group of friends and it left me rather lonely. a few months later, my old friend asked me to go to a movie with her and some other friends on sunday. not wanting to sound like a goodie goodie, i accepted the invitation. i went home and told my mom i would be seeing a movie that sunday."

i sighed expecting to hear this:

"my mom gently told me that the sabbath was a holy day and that we don't work or make other people work, therefore don't go to movies on sunday. i trusted her advice, prayed and felt peace about it, told my friend i couldn't go, and was blessed with new friends by not making a bad decision."

much to my surprise, that's not what she said! instead it went something like this:

"first she looked at me with questioning, but then her face turned to a look of empathy. she knew how lonely i had been. she didn't feel the need to lecture me because she had taught me the principles of the gospel and trusted me to make my own choices."

now THAT'S a good mom. and a good talk.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

a tribute in haiku

marty is so cool
has red hair and a cute face
what is he mixed with?

loves his daddy
totally obsessed with me
can't serve two masters

today's his birthday
luckily he will stay small
no matter how old 

marty is my clone
hesitant 'bout his species
loves the opposite

he's obsessed with food
that, he gets from me also
we're chubby bunnies

dog parks are lovely
when it's sunny in utah
marty runs so fast

his girlfriend, mama
pomeranian corgi
she's gentle with him

best day of his life
was on the beach in cali
he loves warm weather

his soul is so pure
he's infinitely loving
he is my best friend

i love you, my sweet birthday boy.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


soo.. is it just me, or is wedding fever in the air? i don't know if it was the royal wedding (that dress!) or the fact that my baby sister is tying the knot in 1 MONTH but i am feeling all lovey dovey and it's making me miss that special day of my own that happened almost exactly 8 months ago. let's reminisce, shall we?

(some of these are mine, obviously, and the rest were saved from wedding blogs for inspiration. gorg.)