Monday, June 27, 2011

Dress love

I've got major dress envy over this vintage number that Cat Deely wore on So You Think You Can Dance the other night. I may just have to attempt this dress this year just to get over my dress envy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Did I really just say that?

While I may be a girl, I do try to refrain from saying really girly things. :) It wasn't happening this last week with gems such as:

Can you help me with this? I don't want to ruin my manicure.

Yes, I have feminine products in my glove compartment.

I may have cried after I left the salon.

I can't play because I burned my finger on my straightener.

Eating that is so not worth the calorie intake.

I don't have any aspirin in my purse, but I do have midol.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friends, the beach, camping=heaven

The group
(br: Trent, Erika, Alison, Todd, Emily, Heidi, fr: Mike, Me, Dan, Hafid)

I love road trips and all that comes with it---lack of sleep craziness, great conversation, girl talk, not having to check work email. Really the list could go on and on. Add to it camping and the beach and it's the formula for brilliant adventure.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Walk of stars, street performances,
Hollywood sign, Kodak theatre, crazy people

Madam Tussards Wax Museum
uncanny likeness (mostly), grown ups playing dress-up, short movie stars

Miceli's Italian Restaurant
oldest Italian restaurant, fabulous pizza, Italian kitsch decor, "slices the size of a dinner plate"

Aneheim Angels vs. Kansas City Royals
first professional baseball game, nosebleed seats, rally monkey, AA broke seven game losing streak, beautiful weather

Taio Cruz Concert
actually knowing who Tai Cruz was, lack of sleep crazy dancing, cell phone picture

feet in the sand, waves crashing, sand castles, football, freezing water,
SUN, book reading, sea shell gathering, gorgeous sunsets, happiness

fire, marshmellow roasting, ocean cooked corn on the cob, our adopted pet aka the shunk, butchering campfire songs, good food, youtube video discussions, perfect summer activity

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Things to do this year.

The thought of turning 29 actually petrified me, so to make 29 a little more bearable I've decided to have 29 adventures this year. So if you want to join me on any, or all of the adventures, I'd love to have you along.

1. Take a cooking class
2. Become scuba certified
3. Read 100 books
4. Finish scrapbooking study abroad
5. Be a part of a flash mob
6. Cook 29 new recipes (including a soufflé)
7. Dress up for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8. Go to my first professional baseball game. First one completed: Anaheim Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, June 11 in Anaheim.

9. Learn how to sail
10. Join the DUP (Daughter of Utah Pioneers)
11. Sew a dress
12. Take a picture a day for 29 days (luckily for me February next year has 29 days)
13. Finish Jesus the Christ
14. Try a new ethnic food restaurant each month.
15. Buy a bike
16. Hike Mount Olympus
17. Lose 10 pounds
18. See The Sound of Music at Sundance
19. Have a Utah A to Z adventure
20. Go paragliding
21. Take a road trip decided by the flip of a coin.
22. Do a session at all Utah Temples
23. Do a murder mystery date
24. Write the first chapter of my novel
25. Do a bike race
26. Plan a huge croquette tournament
27. Volunteer at a local school
28. Take a dance class
29. Plan my 30th birthday celebration. It's already been decided that I'm going to be celebrating my 30th birthday in some remote and exotic location (unless something better comes along). Right now the top choices are Sweden, Guatemala, Prague, and Italy. Anybody's welcome to join me, hint, hint. :)

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ghetto Adventure=Good Times

I have the COOLEST family! Why? Because my family is always up for adventure--even if it turns out to be a slightly ghetto adventure to Hollywood Connection.

Reason #1 why our ghetto adventure was amazing. We all made "matching" spray painted shirts. Awesome.

Sara, Jane, Laura creating the awesomeness.

Reason #2 why our ghetto adventure was amazing. Ten grown people on the world's smallest roller coaster.

Reason #3 why our ghetto adventure was amazing. Bumper car domination.

Jane, Laura, Sara

Reason #4 why our ghetto adventure was amazing. Ridding the lamest rides over and over again and laughing each time we did.

Drew's first carousel ride.

Reason #5 why our ghetto adventure was amazing. It may have been mini golf, but that doesn't mean we still aren't competitive.