- Try a new flavor of shaved ice/beyond coconut/really, you can do it!
Take a day off of work, and do nothing Make homemade strawberry ice cream Sit and relax by the pool at least three times/don't be intimidated by bikini bodies Enjoy a campfire up the canyon Roast marshmallows and of course make s'mores
- Play bocce ball/win
H-Rock walks every mornin
- Take a day trip to Eden, visit the Trappist Monastery
- Host a Sunday Brunch
- Take a cooking class
Spend an entire weekend in Park City Try a new restaurant, or five Eat outside as much as possible Make homemade salsa/eat the whole bowl
- Paint the bedrooms/or hire someone to do it for you
- Eat squeaky cheese
Get a little tiny bit tan/but never sun burned
- Try wearing hats more?
- Learn two new pieces on the piano/practice the piano
Perfect the Swiss-meringue buttercream
- Write postcards from Salt Lake to friends who live elsewhere
Take a drive to Oakley and stop for onion rings at the Road Island Diner
- Jump in a mountain lake/clothing optional
- Go on a long bike ride with BD
Have a Sunday picnic in the park Wear skirts to work Read/listen to Water for Elephants Splurge on good sushi
- Drive out to the Spiral Jetty
Walk to church
- Throw a frisbee
Go to an outdoor concert or play Make 600 mini wedding cupcakes with Brook Play tennis/make Coach proud! See the movie "Super 8" in a theater
- Shop at the farmers market
- Go camping or backpacking/don't forget Advil PM
- Go hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Bake chocolate chip cookies/eat cookie dough
- Organize your recipe collection into three-ringed binders
Sleep with the windows open Always have berries in your fridge
- Or watermelon
Host a BBQ on the patio/eat a cheeseburger without guilt
- Find the most comfy pair of flip-flops and buy them
Watch "Friday Night Lights" on Saturday mornings
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
BD has been on the hunt for a cheap commuter car that can get him to work and back a few times per week. You know, for those days when cycling 45 miles to the office just isn't convenient. I knew he had found the one when I received a g-chat that simply read:
"we need to talk"
"it's about a car"
A few days later we were in San Diago and ready to drive it home! And well, since it was in San Diego, CA and not Nowheresville, USA I tagged along for some weekend adventure. Meet Bruce.
|1984 Mercedez-Benz 190d ("d" stands for diesel and for duh! that is all BD will drive)|
Once the car was officially ours it became clear after just a few hours that this vehicle was, for sure, a male. You just know. We threw around some names, but Bruce has ultimately stuck. (runner up: Run-DMC). Why Bruce? Let me break it down:
- Bruce is a classy name; fit only for classy guys (my Uncle Bruce!) or in this case, a classy car.
- Bruce was kindofabigdeal in 1984! Not unlike a certain Bruce Springsteen.
- If Bruce could he would be sporting a knit square-end tie and wayfarers (both items I believe BD should incorporate into his wardrobe asap) to coordinate with those tan pleather seats.
- Bruce's personality is clearly laid-back and practical, which is easy to be when your automatic sunroof still works and you squeeze an impressive 40 mpg. Nicely done Bruce, nicely done.
|6.11.11 Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA|
The name fits, doesn't it? We spent our weekend in San Diego getting to know Bruce and sourcing out the best fish tacos. When in Rome, right? We also went running along the Sunset Cliffs, watched a paddle-surfing competition, devoured banana bread french toast, played a bit of tennis, and utilized all the free stuff our hotel could offer. The trip home was interesting without A/C. I assure you that chocolate milkshake from In-n-Out was for my survival only. Nothing like a drive through the desert with the windows down to remind you of just how high-maintenance you really are.
Custom-created trail-mix! Thanks to Sunflower Markets for having a huge array of bulk goodies to choose from. Perfect for a quick gift that you can customize to someone's personal tastes. Start with your basic nut and/or fruit blend, then add those specialty items you know they'll die for. Chocolate cinnamon bears for her, peanut butter pretzels for him, chocolate cherry sours for you, yogurt chips for everyone! Mix it up, bag it up, and then give it away. Because as it turns out this stuff is not low cal.
Monday, June 06, 2011
This morning a friend and fellow orchid lover sent me a picture with simple text: thinking of you. Three words embedded with a thousand more considering the bittersweet history of our connection. We've exchanged love stories of our potted plants before, how they brighten our soul and so forth. I replied with a picture. We do this every bloom. It was such a sweet gesture and took the sting out of Monday.
Yes, totally obsessing with Instagram at the moment. Really fun. Really addicting. Really. Really. Really.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
|5.4.11 Street Tacos are back|
|5.4.11 Spring lunch time walks|
|5.7.11 Midway Family Bonner Home (for sale)|
|5.13.11 barefoot on green grass|
|5.26.11 Afternoon at the theater-marvelous!|
|6.2.11 Pool's open! Waiting for sunshine|
|6.4.11 First snow cones of the season|
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
This is a brief pause from our regularly scheduled programming. As a rule, I don't use this site for pimping out anyone (besides me! duh) or any thing but now and again something comes along that requires it some pimping. Like her.
I'm typically a day late keeping up with the what-y-whats and who-de-whos (cue Jen!) in the world of HIP* and I know she's been around. You might remember her (or the hair) from the Grammy's. But she's new to me! And if she's new to you too, dive in my friend. By that I mean download.
*It's probably totally un-hip to even use the word hip. Like, if you're HIP you wouldn't demean the image by saying it because to be effectively un-hip is really to be decidedly hip? It's so confusing to be cool! If anyone knows, fill me in.