Thursday, December 31, 2009

this can only mean one thing...

crepe paper streamers make a comeback.
looking forward to a celebrations and a new year.
fare thee well my fine 09.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

at your own risk

dumb blog post title,
awesome night of Risk.
Let the games begiiiiin...winter 010!!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

12.09 Music To My Ears

Boy Lilikoi-Jonsi of Sigur Ros
Seahorse-Devendra Banhart
Old Old Fashioned-Frightened Rabbit
Love Vigilantes-Iron & Wine
Roslyn-Bon Iver & St. Vincent
Sunlight-Harlem Shakes
B.G. vs. Yeasayer
Acid Tongue-Jenny Lewis
Moth's Wings-Passion Pit

if you wanna hear what I listened to in October and November-- check my side bar.


This lil lady turned 58 today! Isn't she smashing?
How did I get so lucky to get a mom like her?
I've been trying to be like her my whole life.
This is my checklist:
french braid-check
grow and tend a garden-failure this year, maybe next
marry well and have chiluns-not yet
be an extraordinary cook and baker-work in progress
sew and mend-mmm, I have Kristine for that
become well versed in gospel knowledge-nope
sing well-not happening
play the piano and the guitar-that either
tennis all star-not eeeven close
look stylish always-far fetch

i have a lot to work on.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


My solo St. George drive went perfect yesterday. I was nervous for the worst but was graced with blue skies, purple mountains, and slammin mixes. Now it's December 24th and I can finally think of Christmas.
Thanks to red rocks, cute kids, most my family, good food--the holiday has begun.
sufficiently scarfed the twin and i

Sunday, December 20, 2009

muffin top cookies sans muffin top

maggie and i are best friends forever.

we made flu-fighter cookies today (but that name is just gross so I came up with a new one)
They are full of everything and joy, full of joy.

Maggie thinks they are very christmas-e cookies
that's cause she has a "christmas attitude" and cause they're full of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries

Saturday, December 19, 2009

i'm ready so hard

My family is currently gathering in St. Geo while I'm here being responsible--work's the pits.
St. Geo gets real groovy and I can't wait to be with my family for a few days.

I'm looking forward to getting dizzy at the park like here and here.
And making dance vids with E and Teen like here and here and here.
and kissing lots of babies.

but missing my brother and his family. bless them and their Virginia snow storm

Friday, December 18, 2009

crazy sexy wool

i know what i want for christmas.
how have i never heard of Wool And The Gang till now?
i'm straight up obsessin.

This Lula Hoop scarf kit is making me go crazy. It comes with yarn, needles, and a pattern. genius.

And there packaging....don't even get me started.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


1st grade girl: "Ms. Metcalf"
me: "yes"

1st grade girl: "I like your hair"
me: "why thank you"

1st grade girl: "Ms. Metcalf"
me: "yes"

1st grade girl: "and I soo like your body"
me: "mm what? thank you?"

who needs a boy when you got 22 first graders to adore you?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

just add water

R.E.I. has got it. They're like goose-bumpy-get-in-nature-good commercials. I'm a sucker for this stuff. And Summer 09 was filled with wonderful outdoor adventures.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

tantalizing tannenbaum

yip yip.
maggie and i have been doing a lot of this and fist pumps. it's how excitement feels ya know.
special thanks to: maggie for the one strand of cranberries and popcorn. and kristine for the red pom poms and glittery merry christmas, and me for the felt garland.

oh, and this turned into this.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

nebulae got my tongue

I can't really explain how much I want nebula everything.
a wardrobe like above.
a giant nebula painting in my bedroom.
maybe even a set of dishes with nebulas.

Monday, December 7, 2009

a little bit of this, a little bit of that

hi Gard!
Shauna's mom has this perfect recipe for Green Smoothie. I can't quit it.
agave, water, spinach/kale, celery, berries, lemon, banana. anything you can think of.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I can't not post these pictures

i love visits from willard and jonathan.

Friday, December 4, 2009

are you cooler than a 1st grader?

probably not.
cause I see these boots on the regs and I go gaga.

can you even handle it?

Our school's art teacher came in and worked with my 1st graders on some Santas for the display case.
Can you even handle our awesome their Santas are?
And glitter BLOWs their little minds. so great.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dad gets Goof

Look at that face. Straight up goofs.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pho you

Dined at our favorite PHO in Seattle last night.
Good for the Body and the Soul
"one of each please"
at UVillage Confectionary. What dreams are made of people.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

aw thanks

real pears.
real thankful.
really love the gingerbread cookie name placers.
real love for my parents and sibs and nieces and nephews.
real glad I have amazing friends.
real happy about being in Seattle again for a wee visit.
real lucky to have a job that I love. a real adult job.
and real grateful for my religion

see teeners post {here}

Friday, November 27, 2009

11.09 Music To My Ears

1. Everyday-Buddy Holly
2. Stan-Eminem
3. Jolene-Dolly Parton
4. Today-Smashing Pumpkins
5. Girls-Beastie Boys
6. Gardenia-Steven Malkmus & The Jicks
7. When My Time Comes-Dawes
8. Here Comes Your Man-Pixies
9. Vice Rag-AA Bondy
10. Forever Young-Jay Z
11. Alligator-Tegan and Sara
12. Ego Remix-Kanye West and Beyonce

10.09 Music To My Ears

Thursday, November 26, 2009


loved. loved. loved. Fantastic Mr. Fox

i need to see it again just so i can catch more of the incredible details.
the clothes! the soundtrack! the characters! the stop motion! the perfect voices!

that tie. need.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

need want want need need want


during an art project today I overheard this little riddle:

first grade girl: Knock Knock
first grade boy: Who's there?

first grade girl: Ms. Metcalf
first grade boy: Ms. Metcalf who?

first grade girl: "I wear really cute clothes"
first grade boy: ...........

Thursday, November 19, 2009

roll out

we got our 'roll' on at Kyoto last weekend.
It was a dream to be back in the presence of salt lake's finest.
i know. i know what you're thinking. she's the prettiest thing you've ever seen. that maggie.
showstopper she is.

behind the lens, another slam dunk (Kristine duh)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

don't get mad

This is the backpack I've been looking for. Mom---Can we figure out how to make a backpack when I'm home again?

I'm going to figure out how to do this. So, Grandma---I'll see you this week for a lesson.

I'm making this right now.

lambs ear
for me, for you

Friday, November 13, 2009


Does that car bug me? Yes.

Lunch at Lowell's. Ya know...Sleepless in Seattle...when Tom Hanks and that guy eat lunch at that counter. That one.

The "it" girl.

New Favorite Jam. Drool. And with plain yogurt. I'll never go back to pre-mixed fruit yogurt again. (okay, a little dramatic)

Honey, Honey. Flavors you haven't even heard of yet. Hazelnut Honey, Lime Honey, Lemon Honey...mind blowing honey.
It's a must-see in Seattle.
I go every time I visit home.
Thanks Mom for taking me!