Monday, August 31, 2009

I'll tell ya, cause I think you should know:

that i miss you shauna

that this is a great song and reminds me of my mom. just found this Flaming Lips version. Still love you CSNY.

1st grade is the best. i'm not even lying when i say that i got the best class. i really did. and guess what??? i'm not tired yet. Hoooray. Busy, sure. But not tired.

that it's starting to smell like Fall.

and that's ok because, I'm getting in the mood to craft again.
and pumpkin stuff is great.

picture expertise done by the fine Willard Cron. I love that night. This video i'm still not sick of. "Turn the lights on" Thanks W.R.C.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chances Are

Cottage Cheese.
It has become a weekly necessity at the grocery store.
That, and eggs.
And Greek Plain Yogurt.
But cottage cheese, it's really all over the place these days.
First it was for dipping my corn chips.
Then it was to top my turkey burger.
Now to go inside my crepes.
Yes, crepes.
Another ditty discovered via Everyday Foods.

To Make:
Blend 4 eggs/ 1/4th tsp. salt/ 2 1/4 cups milk/ 2 cups flour (I do half whole wheat)/ 1/4 cup butter

1 cup cottage cheese/ 1 tbsp. sugar/ 1 tsp. cinnamon (or so)

Fill crepes with filling and roll,
place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast sliced almonds
whisk over heat 2 tbsp. apricot jam and 2 tbsp. water

Once crepes are baked sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with apricot syrup.

chances are, you're going to looohove it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Music Monday 22

Been listening to Portugal. The Man lately.
People Say
Work All Day

saw Iron & Wine (more like Sam Beam with no band) last week at the Twilight Concert series.
I was more impressed than I expected.
His voice is rich.
His guitar is swift.
I've been replaying
Boy With A Coin
Upward Over the Mountain

consistently since

Sunday, August 23, 2009


went out with these two mermaids last night.
julie and julia was a pleasant surprise of a movie. we loved every second and left hungry and wanting julia child's husband.

we have the same color eyes. we're pretty proud to be triplets.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This week in highlights:

Finishing 1st season of Mad Men...onto number 2! I wish I could sweeten my voice up like that hot red head.

Yeasayer's Daytrotter session via Jonk. Here!
"Everybody's got the bomb, but if the need stays strong we're gonna dance til we're gone."
Oh how I love you Yeasayer.

Getting stuck in an elevator. Read accounts here and here. I'd like to do that again sometime.

Afternoons at the pool. Curses to summer ending.

Doing a dating panel at a boys ranch with my roommates. (or maybe it was when a 14 year old asked me to dance the Waltz with him. gush)


it's like giving yourself a hug

A few weeks ago Teen came home with a stack of Everyday Foods magazines from Thrift Town. Since then I've been flipping through them multiple times a day. The pictures are eye-catching and I dog tag multiple pages in each one.
I gave these Cottage Cheese Pancakes a try last week, and I've cooked them up a few times since.

I start school on Monday! Can you believe it? (don't tell anybody...but I'm not ready) I'll be a real life teacher. 22 little baby first graders. Can't wait to meet them.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Punch Drunk Love

When you give a kid an Izze/Jones/Carbonation:

Seattle, WA
MFR (Metcalf Family Reunion)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


You probably didn't know that I had a great 4th of July.
I haven't blogged about it.
I'm certain you've been wondering for 2 months now.
Here's the pictures
Oh...and it should be noted (the obvious): one of the highlights of going home (or being around my mom and sisters in general) is the home cooking.
I suppose we did other things on the 4th besides eat. I don't remember though.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"home is wherever i'm with you"

i'm in love.
with THIS song.

i'm pretty sure my husband and i will sing this at our wedding.
no, wait. i'm very sure.
so maybe i haven't meet the husband yet
and i don't sing well.
this will be done.

Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa,
Not that way that I do love you.

Holy, moley, me, oh my,
You're the apple of my eye,
Girl I've never loved one like you.

Man oh man you're my best friend,
I scream it to the nothingness,
There ain't nothing that I need.

Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie,
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ,
Ain't nothing please me more than you.

Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I'm with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Mother, I'm coming home.

I'll follow you into the park,
Through the jungle through the dark,
Girl I never loved one like you.

Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls,
I've been everywhere with you.

That's true.
Laugh until we think we'll die,
Left with(?) on a summer night,
Never could be sweeter than with you.

And in the streets you run afree,
Like it's only you and me,
[ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Lyrics are found on ]
Geeze, you're something to see.

Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I'm with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Daddy, I'm coming home.

Him: Jade
Her: Alexander
Him: Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?
Her: I sure do, you came jumping out after me.
Him: Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?
Her: Yes I do.
Him: Well there's something I never told you about that night.
Her: What didn't you tell me?
Him: While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you til just now.

Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I'm alone with you.

Home. Let me come home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.

Ahh home. Yes I am ho-oh-ome.
Home is when I'm alone with you.

Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa...
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls...

Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I'm alone with you...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

foaming at the mouth

For 3 weeks now I've been on a lunatic search for a backpack (cause, you know---I despise purses and I just want a backpack)
Not just any backpack, though.
A simple one.
Canvas would be nice.
Neon orange would be spectacular.
Slightly used is preferred.
But to no avail.
The search goes on.
Then today,
For Me, For You posts about Jansport's Heritage Series. GAH, Drool, Gasp, AW!
This is it!!!
Must have.
I searched for 30 minutes today, trying to find a price and a location to purchase.
Out of stock again, and again.
I won't stop.
obsession just got taken to a whole new level.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Music Monday 21

I can't get enough of----

+Iron & Wine covering New Orders "Love Vigilantes"

+LCD Soundsystem "Yeah" Crass Remix

+Neko Case "The Pharaohs" (Bumbershoot!! Whud Up Seattle!!)

+Passion Pit "Sleepy Head"

+Mike Snow "Animal" Punks Jump Up Remix

This poem just came to my head. It happens sometimes. So I had to write it down.
tap, tap goes my feet by the car
why, why are you so far far?


Graceful in the Morning Light

Hiked Mount Timpanogas on Saturday.
This is the run down:
5:35 wake up
5:45 eat new favorite breakfast obsession {Ezekiel toast with PB and frosted flakes with fresh strawberries}
5:55 boys pick us up
7:15 arrive at parking lot and manage to make up a parking space in the over populated trail head
7:30 hike on
11:30ish reach top, realize we did not pack well (1 water bottle?? and a baggy of trail mix???--What were we thinking) Good thing our co-hikers were champs and had triscuts, pretzels, m&ms, turkey jerky galore!
3:15ish back at trail head tired, dirty, and sore

It was a gorgeous hike, the view wasn't even the impressive part. I had to remind myself to stop and look around while hiking because the mountains were spectacular. Lush green wildlife, blooming flowers, river beds, snow, and rocks.

Summer 2009 has thus proved to be full of outdoor adventure. Here, Here!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sister Act

teen and i went to the capitol in a moment to spare.

gravity does wonders for the neck muscles. (we were laying over a rocky bridge)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I try, and I try, and I try... be as pretty and domestic and hard working and faithful and spiritual and loving and stylish and thoughtful and funny as her.

{mom...second one in on the left}