Sunday, July 18, 2010


R ewind. Backtrack. Recap. Summer is cruising past so I better squeeze these in or it will never happen.

Cooking Thai food with LP, who was kind enough to indulge my culinary prowess and accompany me to the Viking Cooking School even though she had 4 million other things to do, I'm sure. We giggled all night over the appropriate way to chop cilantro and our goofy "celebrity" chef who instructed (?) us. In the end, we made the best sweet and sour sauce out of the whole class. So there. 
Reuniting with the Muir family at the Heber Valley Camp. I'm so grateful for my extended family and our wonderful shared heritage. We bonded over new babies, hiking, canoeing, and giant roasted marshmallows. I'll never forget how mom ditched out on the camping to rendezvous with the new hubby at a motel in Heber. Scandalous!

Enjoying summer nights in the city, where there is always something going on. Sitting on the grass of Library Square and leaning against BD, we heard the Cowboy Junkies sing Misguided Angel, and for a minute there I thought my life was complete; a moment that basically made my whole summer.
Being an Uncle. You hear everyone say that being a parent is amazing, or that having grandchildren is the greatest experience in the world. But for now, BD pretty much thinks that being an uncle is tops. He lights up at the mere prospect of playing with his niece and nephew. We can't get enough of the cheeks and the smiles and the chub rolls, and again the cheeks. So very kissable indeed.
Squeezing little puppies...We have yet another neighbor with a brand new batch of Golden's. Swoon! I honestly can't handle how cute they are. Like, right now I'm sniffing this picture for any remnants of puppy breath. I fainted right after this shot was taken because she licked my nose. P.S. I want one.
Playing with a very special visitor this weekend. It was great fun to have a little one in our home and it didn't take but 5 minutes to realize that our house is not baby proof. BD was especially thrilled to show her around the city on stroller rides and the farmers market, all of which she was completely unamused with. However, we were completely and utterly amused with her and can't wait to have Ms. Ellie Bells back soon.


Two Wheeler said...

That puppy is pretty cute, but Ellie and Cody are the cuter puppies!

..M.. said...

you guys are the best aunt and uncle out there! and ps i want one of those puppies!! where can i get one?!

gina bina said...

M, they are honestly the best puppies. The mom's name is Sky and she looks just like Sunny. Only snag is the price tag of $1000!

sarah marie. said...

hey gina thank you so much for the tip on the cake!