Saturday, April 24, 2010

a fun list

I believe I've mentioned how sometimes life in dispatch gets boring (mostly around 5 am), and I like to look around at random blogs that I have nothing to do with and don't really know these people .... anyway, I found this one,
create loves, and I really like it. She's a cute little mom and she always has fun little lists on her blog. I like this one.


1. Favorite hobby?

2. Favorite tv show?

3. Favorite restaurant food?

4. Favorite thing to shop for?

(anything here)

5. Favorite animal?

6. Favorite song?

7. Favorite word?

I don't know why ....

8. Recent favorite youtube video?

9. Favorite movie?
(of all time)


10. Favorite childhood memory?

Decorating bikes in the River Heights neighborhood. Jumping on the tramp with Steph to almost dry our hair for curlers, then watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights. Catching leaves under that huge tree on the dirt road on our walk to Grandma's. Sunday hikes with KFC. The hot room. The Brianhead/Las Vegas extraveganza.

I miss being a kid.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

hiking season

So Hobblecreek Canyon is open, finally. Brok and I (and sometimes Luke) have been hiking our usual trails and exploring new ones almost daily.

Also, we went up American Fork Canyon on Monday for FHE with some of our favorite friends. Brett & MJ, Matt & Julie. Plus, a ton of dogs. Brok loves hanging out with his friends, and the 4 of them didn't stop running and chasing and exploring all night long ...

We're so lucky to have such great friends.

Also, I watched this commercial at least 3 times at work today. I don't know why I'm completely obsessed with it, but it makes me want to hike Timp. That will for sure be happening this fall ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Okay, sometimes at work we get these little old ladies calling us to say that their grandson, "Chris", just called them from Canada and they're stuck there. The grandma usually seems a little confused and sad ... they tell us this story of how worried they are about "Chris" because he's a really good kid who just went on a senior trip with his friends to Canada. They're great kids, went to seminary, sang in the choir, went on a harmless trip to Canada ... then they were robbed. So this grandchild, not wanting to bother his own parents, calls Grandma. He explains the situation, asks for her to wire some cash so he can get home. Grandma does this, because she loves "Chris" and absolutely hates that he's in danger, and in Canada.

Grandma sends the money, then calls "Chris'" mom and dad to see if they've heard from him, is he okay, etc. They tell her that "Chris" is downstairs watching TV. They know nothing about this trip to Canada ... Grandma's been had.

It's usually 5 or 6 thousand dollars, which is a lot to a Grandma on a fixed income, waiting eagerly for her social security checks each month. It's one of the saddest things we deal with at work.

My friend Fish, who is hilarious and makes me laugh out loud every time I read his blog, posted a similar story. Please read, you will love it.

And also, it's Dispatch Week! Julie explains it really well in her post, and she's super funny, read about it here.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Sometimes we do family home evening, but certainly not each week like we should ...
But sometimes we get lucky and a really awesome activity just happens to fall on a Monday night.

And Brett was planning on going also, so we took him and his buddy Jordan and made it even more of a "family evening".

For those of you unfamiliar with Muse, here is their most recent single, and a super awesome song:

And for Steph, Muse did most of the Twilight soundtrack, you might recognize this one:

The concert was awesome, and free thanks to my dear friend Kit. We had the best time!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I love Easter. I love it for the carmel Cadburry eggs and peeps, for the fake plastic grass that goes in Easter baskets. But mostly I love the reason for Easter. Here is a lovely article from President Hinckley. It's from 1996, right after he became the President of the Church. He talks about building a huge conference center someday ... I love that we have one now, an awesome one.

In the article he mentions one of my favorite hymns: I Stand All Amazed.

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.
I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.
Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me
Enough to die for me!
Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

(“I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193)

I'm so grateful for the Gospel and the knowledge that Jesus Christ lives and that we too have the opportunity for resurrection. And I'm so grateful for the chance to celebrate with such a wonderful holiday, plus conference this year!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Since we've been looking at houses and discussing the possibility of a remodel of an old house, I've been daydreaming about what I want ... here are some kitchen ideas:




range hood

I really want a chandelier in my kitchen, and I really really want a library nook.