Monday, December 3, 2012


One year ago today our little man joined our family. We are officially crazy dog people.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Best husband in all the land.

So my computer is still not working. I don't like blogging from my phone, but I don't have much of an option.

I wanted to write about our trip a few weekends ago. Nathaniel surprised me (just 'cause) and flew me to Seattle. He had it all planned out. We stayed in the Westin hotel on the 41st floor, wandered the city, tried to see the king tut exhibit (it was sold out) and then he took me to Wicked! We had wanted to see it in SLC but with him traveling back and forth it just didn't happen. I am so lucky to have such a thoughtful husband. We had a great weekend.

We still only see each other on weekends, but Nathaniel was home for the entire past week for thanksgiving. I loved having him home (as did batman) and tonight we say goodbye again for another week. Sigh. It looks like it's only another week and a half of this and then he should be home for at least a month. We will know soon whether they get the Portland job. I am not sure what I want anymore. All I know is I want us living in the same place- I don't really care where.

We had a relaxing thanksgiving. We went to the Grand America buffet and it was wonderful. My parents and brother and his wife went with us. It was so great to not have to cook or clean up. We didn't have leftovers but it really didn't matter. I hope we do it every year. Oh! And we just happened to be seated next to one of my best friends Aliah and her boyfriend and his family. What a wonderful surprise.

I got a new dress for thanksgiving that I love and I would post a picture but I feel so fat right now. I need to start running again!! Maybe this week.

Here are some pictures of our Seattle trip. We had sushi at this restaurant that used a conveyer belt and you could choose what you wanted. It was really fun.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Computer still broken . . .

So i am blogging from my phone. New job is good but I work about 55 hours a week. So when I get home I am useless. I still only see Nathaniel on weekends. But good thing batman started working out- he can protect me if we ever have intruders.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I had a dream last night that I started blogging again. So I was determined tonight to blog. Well, I opened my computer and this is what I found (see picture of red computer screen). I am using blogger on my iPhone and not quite sure how to put the pictures where I want them.

Anyway. I have also added a cute picture of Nathaniel and I in a photo booth at lagoon. We went for his new company's lagoon day and had a blast. "odysea" is our favorite ride and we also really enjoy pioneer village. In the 11 years I have been in Utah I have only been to lagoon 4 times, two of which were in 2012.

Nathaniel is working in Portland right now. He has been for a little over a month. He flies there Monday
morning and flies back Friday night. It's hard. I miss him. But it's definitely a better job situation for him. Who knows? Maybe we will end up relocating. I love Portland.

I have also added a picture of our dear baby batman on his first trip to gilgal gardens. He's been having a hard time with Nathaniel gone and having giardia (yikes right???) but thank goodness we have each other. I love that guy.

Oh yeah. I also got a new job. I am a therapist for an adolescent treatment facility. So far I really like it. I'll keep you updated on how it goes.

I'll try to blog more. But as much as I love my iPhone this blogging thing is kinda hard.

Friday, May 4, 2012

So What'cha Want?

In third grade I somehow acquired the tape "License to Ill" and I was in love. I remember sitting in the back of the bus singing "Brass Monkey", of course not knowing what the song was even about. I thought I was cool. The tape disappeared shortly after I got it. I thought I just misplaced it, but as it turns out, my mom did not think that it was appropriate music for a for an eight year old- so she threw it out (along with my Duran Duran tape). But despite my mom's wishes, that did not end my love affair with the Beastie Boys.

In High School my friends and I purchased tickets to Lallapalooza.  I think it was '94 or '95. We were SO excited to go. The line up was amazing- Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and my beloved Beastie Boys. Well, it rained so hard the stage tipped over and the concert was cancelled. We were devastated.

Freshman year in college the Beastie Boys were a staple. They were like part of the four food groups (or however many there are now). We even had "So What'cha Want?" as our answering machine message- hey, people did that at 18, remember? And my parents HATED it.

Living on K street in the Avenues in 2002. We would clean the apartment to the Beastie Boys. Whenever I am feeling like I need to have a dance party or get motivated to do something or maybe just to feel a little bit happy I often turn to the Beastie Boys.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I am sad. I feel like I lost a part of my childhood, adolescence and even adulthood today. A part of my life, in a sense. Knowing that 1/3 of the Beastie Boys is gone makes me sad and nostalgic and feel old.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I always say that I won't do resolutions, but I always end up with some anyway. I decided that I wanted them to be far more realistic this year, so I came up with a few . . . but hey, no big deal, right?

1. Be more punctual. I guess it should say BE punctual, but I am trying to be NBD about it. I just want to be on time. I have had a tendency to be 5-15 minutes late pretty much my whole life. This year I am actually making a conscious goal to change that.

2. Read more books. This is always on my list and I think I do better every year. I just REALLY want to read more books. There are so many out there and all.

3. No more soda. I stopped drinking caffeine and most soda for 2 years. And then I planned a wedding. That went down the tubes. I was practically injecting it in my veins the days before the wedding and it's been downhill from there- so I am back on the wagon. But this time ALL of it. I will indulge in the occasional shirley temple on special occassions (they are special to me).

4. Be ready to run the SLC Half Marathon in April. I signed up, I paid the money and the starting line is practically in front of my house. I started running again this week (this time with a dog in tow) and I have been struggling! But I will get there. I have too.

5. Be Healthy. Look, I realize this is a very broad, not very measurable goal, but I want to all around be more healthy. This means, be more consistent with taking my vitamins, eat smaller portions, Less to no fast food, no soda (see?), exercise. Etc.

6. Learn to sew and play the piano (to an extent- meaning more than I can now, which is I can't at all now, so whatever I do learn would be a vast improvement than my current knowledge of the two subjects- get it?) Hey, I have two hands, two feet, a piano AND a sewing machine, what more do you need?

And I think that pretty much wraps it up. All pretty selfish. None of them are very churchy (my resolutions normally are) but I feel pretty good about them.


I was called to be a sunbeam teacher and I want to be really good at it and not screw up the little 3 and 4 year olds. So far our lessons have gone from "I am a Child of God" to "Spiderman shoots webs out of his hands" and "When does my mom come get me?" I hope it gets better.