Thursday, February 25, 2010


My sister has a sister-in-law who I really love, and she's super hilarious, and I would really love to be friends with her except that she's not MY sister-in-law, and she lives in Jackson Hole (jealous).
Anyway, she has a really funny blog that I like to read, and she did a great post yesterday about lists. Here it is: Gina's blog

I really loved her list, and I love her attitude about how it's so easy for her to appreciate things. And I thought, why not? I can make a list. So I did.

My favorites lately:
google reader
the highwaymen
my sweet new google phone (compliments of Lucas)
crystal lite packets
cover girl smoothers (thanks julie)
dr laura
my snuggy
the red barn in santaquin (best apples)
reading in the tub
sugar-free peanut butter
the new honda accord crosstour
giraffe print anything
Tuffy got adopted! He goes home to New Mexico on March 8th.
st george and st george hikes (maybe later I'll blog about the 2nd annual Kane-Gillrie Valentines weekend getaway)

Thanks Gina for a great idea, and if you ever happen to read this, please don't think I'm a stalker.

PS look how cute she is with her husband Glade - and our neice Halle ... twins practically.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

fantasy vacation

It's pretty snowy and gloomy here today, which I love. And I'll love it even more when we're at the Canyons tomorrow ...

(not me, or anyone I know)

But lately I've been thinking a lot about my Top 5. The Top 5 places I would go if I could go anywhere. Right now it's looking like:

1)Egypt (Red Sea scuba, pyramids ...)
2)Peru (Machuu Pichu, HIKING)
3)Thailand (beaches, Asians)
4)Ukraine (to show Luke how cool it is)
5)The Phillipines (I just really miss Adam)

I've been thinking a lot about going to Egypt lately...

Maybe that will be our next big trip....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I need a good storm ...

Usually I'm in love with winter and snow and everything and really really don't want Spring to come, but this year it's the total opposite. And I don't know why, because we've had a great time snowboarding this year, and plan on going more ... maybe it's because we haven't had a real good storm in a few weeks.
Well I went running yesterday in a t-shirt... and it was so warm and sunny and nice, and the dogs were totally panting and sweaty from running in the sunshine. I got pretty excited for it to warm up. And I started shopping for swimsuits.

Some of my favorites:




(lands end)

(victoria's secret)


I love giraffe things.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Look how great Elder Nielson is.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Lately I've been wanting to buy a hundred of these sets. I think I want to have a collection of them ...

And I secretly can't wait to have kids so I can make them wear things like this ...





(rachel devine photography)

And I'm loving Ellen lately, more than usual. Mostly her haircut ... I want it.

Or this:

Or this:

But I'm growing it out.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Sometimes I wish I lived in a yurt. Check out this family - I love them!

yurt family

It's probably a bit much for my real life, but I love the idea of it. And I love that they have a little guy who just gets hauled around all day on his mom's back...

Also, I have been wanting to visit Georgia lately. Specifically, Savannah. Lucas makes fun of me, but look how pretty this is!

Maybe I could even live there. Or in a little farmhouse in the country, like this:

In Montana maybe, or Texas. I feel restless.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

new puppy

not for us, really. just a foster.
this is Tuffy (I mostly just call him Tough, because Tuffy is a girly name for a dog).

he's really jumpy and excited, so these are the best pictures out of about a hundred.