Monday, November 29, 2010


she did it.
the decorations are hung and it wouldn't have been cute-ified without her.
come back teener, come back

Sunday, November 28, 2010


that Renn.
He shoveled our pavement bare last Sunday morning when the first snow hit.
can you believe that guy?
I fed him banana bread, but how do you really say thanks. I mean. We got spoiled with a friend like him.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Prep Bitz

Thanksgiving 2010
South Jordan, UT

Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2008

ain't nothin like a pie thang, baby

Apple Cranberry

Pumpkin (with a ginger streusel)

Thanksgiving 2010
South Jordan, UT

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

take your niece to work day

Elise is in 3rd grade. She's been dying to come and help me in my class. Today posed the perfect opportunity. She had no school, I had a half day. Win! She's been such a helper. I wish she could help me everyday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

one more makes four

Why do I see Ghostland Observatory any chance I get?
If you saw how he danced(minute 3:30 till the end) you wouldn't ask that question.

Seattle 2009
Salt Lake City 2008
Rexburg ID 2007 big emphasis on minute :28. Please watch. I'm real proud. If you were at this show you know what an incredible night that was.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"i'm on the phone"

i have this student.
she spent the greater part of the afternoon with her bookmark pressed up against her ear and her shoulder pushed up to keep it there---a bookmark phone!
as she was working she kept it there like that and giggled and had a fake little conversation. she even told the person next to her to be quiet cause she's on the phone.
"i know it's like..."
"ya, hang on"

it really was too awesome to have her stop.

do you remember acting like your mom on the phone? it felt so busy and important.
it reminds me of this video.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

who loves me $8 worth?

it's obvious i need this calendar for next year. via for me for you

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

friendsgiving 2010

Look how posey we are! almost can't handle it. But I love these girls.

These girls throw down. Our 2nd annual Friendsgiving was a success. I wish you could see the spread. Artisan bread + jam! Rainbow jello! Broccoli salad! Green salad! Green beans + carrots! Asparagus! Mashed cheese potatoes! Turkey! Cranberry sauce! Pumpkin roll! Cookies! Glass bottled drinks! Can you believe all these girls are in my ward too! How lucky am I?
2009 Friendsgiving


contemplate this.

pretty awesome huh.

This is the Uintas
This was taken by my b.i.l David Bourne

Sunday, November 14, 2010

pie hole

Missy's shower was yesterday and Jane Moore did a bang-up job.
We love Missy soon-to-be Fox and we celebrated in no-duh Fantastic Mr. Fox theme.
Crock pot oatmeal with all the toppings you could dream of. I wish I had a picture of it.
I made Pumpkin Pie in a jar for the favors. Seen on inchmark.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

on the brain

Kristine says I need this for my room. I certainly do.

I'd really like this coat hanger, and The Selby does it again

yeeeeaaah, so I want a haircut now

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Mighty Quinn

she turned 2 today, or 22.
I went out to party and take pictures of the little grownup.
This is my favorite shot taken right after the anticipated explosion of the owl pinata.

"come on with out, come on with in, you not seen a thing like the mighty quinn"-bob dylan

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


(obviously my favorite page in the book)

He did again.
Dallas Clayton came out with a new book and it's really something.
Please read the book here.
and watch the video too. you will smile.
and purchase it!

remember how he came to visit my 1st grade class?
and how I asked him to be my valentine?


We made this easy Lentil Vegetable Stew on Sunday.

First off, the word 'stew' is not my favorite. In fact, I'd rather not use it or hear it.

Second off, it definitely was easy and tasty too!

Third off, it makes a ton and winningly is excellent as a leftover.