Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Celebrating 26

. . . with cupcakes, pizza, and hot wings!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Photo A Day

I have been fielding questions all week about what a person does when one doesn't have any job to go to, no kids, and an entire summer to do it.   I know some of them want to hear that I am contributing to society in some meaningful way but the truth is that I am simply and yet significantly using the summer to just be.  Even the word rejuvenation sounds too lofty for what I am doing.  I am reading books and sitting by the pool.  I am trying to dote on my husband and even develop a few talents.

One of the talents I want to explore is photography and to hold myself accountable for progression I am taking a picture a day.  I have a fairly simple camera and not a lot of technical skill but I want to start "seeing" more things in day to day life.  

Tuesday: Walk in Cook Park with a teaching friend
Wednesday: Made summer calendar and set all my goals officially down on paper.
Thursday: Decided I should set a new goal about improving culinary creativity. 
Friday: A day of shopping and swimming with Katie. 
Saturday:  Playing Mafia with the youth during a ward camp out. 

Sunday: We both read ferociously today. 

Photos that just didn't make the cut but had to be included: 


Monday, June 9, 2008

Katie's Here

My new brown hair!

Sandcastle contest at Cannon Beach

My sister, Katie, just moved out here to start her new therapist job.  I am so excited to have her here!  Mom came out too and it was fabulous taking a mini holiday before my real summer vacation starts.