July 28, 2011

4th of July

I'm a little behind on event blogging. It may not happen. But Kimmy and Chris posted some great pictures from Grandpa Rob's 80th birthday party and the 4th of July. Here you go. Isn't that Anna cute?

over and over and over again

Do you ever feel like all you do, all day long, is tidy your house? Not clean, just pick up. All. Day. Long. 'Cause that's where I'm at. All. Day. Long. I think I am genetically incapable of keeping a tidy house without constantly working at it. All. Day. Long.

I know I said this, but apparently I didn't really mean it.

Any good tips or solutions?

July 27, 2011

it must be Y linked

a sampling of what Ryan comes home with when I send him to the store for detergent and batteries.

like father, like son.

July 26, 2011

sitting pretty

Anna decided she was tired of this view

Thought she'd try this

Ended up like this

July 21, 2011

growing up

Doug caught this video last time he was in town. Guess we can't keep her little forever. She'll just be "dwowin' up."

July 12, 2011


{she's picking out her own clothes these days. very stylish}

During my formative years, my parents employed the carrot more often than the stick. Today I learned that Ella is a carrot girl as well. She wants a princess sippy cup like her friend Emma from preschool. So we made a tried and true sticker chart and viola! She's helpful, obedient and kind. 

Hope it lasts.

July 10, 2011

Cutting for Stone

If you liked this book:

Listen to this interview. You can also download it for free from iTunes.  Abraham Verghese is brilliant, in a humble way, and made me want to reread all 560 pages of his book.

July 8, 2011

dinner jacket

Yesterday our friend Justin took his Orthopedic Boards. The Boards are a 'final exam' of sorts after 9 years of training. Kind of a big deal. To celebrate Justin wanted to ride to Sundance and then dine at the Tree Room. We were in. 

Ryan and Justin at the summit of the Alpine Loop

Justin somehow sweet talked the girl at the Spa to stay late (missing yoga) and let them shower. She was supposed to charge them $30 but then felt badly because she thought she was rude to them when they first got there (because they were an hour late and she was missing her yoga) so she gave it to them for free. 

Amelia and I brought clothes for Ryan and Justin to change into.


So Justin ate in his bike shorts and a jacket we found in the car. Gave us all a good laugh, especially when he got a little warm and inadvertently unzipped his jacket. Good thing the Tree Room doesn't have a "no shirt no service" policy.

July 7, 2011


Picked up my first box from our CSA. Pretty excited about it. Also excited about the new camera Ryan gave me for our anniversary. We'll see if the camera makes the picture, or if it's still mostly operator (or photoshop) dependent.

(As I'm writing this, Ella is asking me how we get to Heaven. I told her I didn't know. She told me that she thinks "We just ride up in an airplane because Heaven is in the sky.")

July 4, 2011

snowboarding on the 4th

94" base at Snowbird.
Justin, Ryan and Alex are taking advantage.