Friday, July 31, 2009

I never told you...

how beautiful you look tonight.

Whilst in St. George we took a jaunt around Dixie mountian.
The following pictures are real life:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's how It's done

in 117 degree (!!!!) St. George heat there are only a few things that you can do...
and staying in the A.C.ed condo was not one of them.
cold watermelon...yes.
sand volleyball...yes...but only after cute boys hose it down.
golden spoon and a gallon of lemonade for lunch...yep

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rave On

B&L took off to VA today.
E threw an ice cream party for them last week.
These pictures are the result of pre-partying...3 girls, a cluster of balloons, and a camera. doi. What did you think we'd do?
Then we after-partied with extra ice cream.
Gonna miss B&L and Fam ALL the time.
Already do.

Saw M. Ward a few hours ago. What are you gonna do about it?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Roids from the Road

Ya, it was a month ago. I totally understand.
We took the 'roid on the road with us and snapped some pleasing shots.



Hoover Dam!

St. George

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ring of Fire

How do I describe these moments?
Moments when my family is all together in the backyard we grew up in.
When the fire is aflame.
On a warm summer night.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

That's Ms. Metcalf to you

I got offered a job today.
I'm taking a job as a first grade teacher!
I feel entirely blessed about the whole situation.
The way things came together and all fell into place this week is truly amazing.
Lucky for me I'll be teaching with my roommate Kimberly---she teaches 3rd grade at the same school.
For the next few weeks I'll be in a furry preparing my classroom. GAH! I just got sweaty palms and a quicker pulse just thinking about it.
I taught first grade in student and here. I had the best cooperating teacher. I just wish I could have had more time with her!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Didn't you know...

Outdoor movies are major.
Snow Cones are too.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

CSA Week 4

Looks like Thursdays really are holidays around here.
I get my CSA share.
and the free outdoor music show.

This week we got our most exciting share...string beans, yellow and green zucchini, cherries, chard, and carrots.

Spotted this recipe yesterday and we made it for dinner last night. Smitten Kitchen is one of the most aesthetic food blogs I read. I am so glad I tried this recipe. With simple and few ingredients it was a refreshing way to use zucchini. We used Pillsbury pizza dough---which is great, but I'd love to try this with a homemade wheat dough. The goat cheese and fresh lemon juice are so complimentary. Try this immediately.
{Best eaten with girlfriends outside on the porch}


Friday, July 10, 2009


new favorite word.
deal with it.
bike ride with my doppelganger.
summer is officially here.
cause I went on a hike on tuesday
the pool on wednesday
and a free outdoor concert on thursday. (thank you slc!!!! jenny lewis and bon iver!!!! looking forward to thursdays to come)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Handsome Furs

My friend Monti (photographer, mustacher, surfer, partier extraordinaire) took these shots of the Handsome Furs at a show we went to a year ago in San Diego. It was at the Casbah. Great venue.
I didn't know the Handsome Furs when I saw them a year ago, but they are unforgettable. The Canadian husband-wife duo have contagious energy and I was intrigued. Their latest album 'Face Control' has me continually excited. 'I'm Confused' is a thrilling song, it has me singing along to the unmatched and unique voice of Dan Boeckner. I should really stop.
My next favorite off the album is 'All We Want, Baby, Is Everything.' I just can't get over his shakey voice and hot synthesizer wife.
Read on wikipedia about the inspiration behind Face Control. Fascinating stuff.
Also check out indie rock reviews a great site for music followers and also images from Monti.

I'm Simple least I'd like to think so

I don't have too many wants

Wants of the moment...

+Wait...these are a need.

+This backpack. cause I despise purses.

+My diana and I have been getting along really well lately. She could use this friend though.

+GASP! Drool! Must. Have. Immediately.

+I about lost my marbles when I saw these suckers in a magazine. Givenchy! I don't do designer...but this...this has me gaga.