Thursday, July 21, 2011

year 2

Reflections in teaching: Year 2
+the importance of playing with them
+the magic of Shel Silverstein, Dallas Clayton, and Dr. Seuss
+reading and singing and dancing brings us all together
+patience is practiced
+knowing what you can control, and what you have to let go (to stay sane)
+how much kids need attention.
+instill confidence
+inspire creativity
+the impact of my mood/preparation/attitude on the student's behavior
+how much they LOVE when I talk real with them and when I'm goofy or surprising
+teaching at a school with a solid staff, a perfect teaching team, and an incredible Principal will make it an easy decision to teach another year. Hello year 3.

year 1

came, went, cali-ed.

I had a really great week in California and I kinda only told Instagram about it. Sorry blogspot.

Monday, July 18, 2011

7.11 Music To My Ears

image: the selby

Whoa. Whoa. It's been over a year since I've done a Music to My Ears post. Here's the summer stew of music I've been listening to.

Beth Rest-Bon Iver
Kooks, Hunky Dory-David Bowie---from the movie Hanna. great movie.
East Harlem-Beirut---played 5x a day for 3 weeks
A Case of You (Joni Mitchell cover)-James Blake---thank you Kai
Funeral-Saves The Day
On Melancholy Hill-Gorillaz
Our House-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young---best when singing with my mom
Hard to Explain-The Strokes---best to run to
Go Outside-Cults

up top

I had Maggie in this salty city for almost a week and she was killing it.
She deserved all the "up tops" she got.

Tops for:
rocket pops
rice krispy treats
OC season 1
sunday walks

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Sunday Breakfast

gluten free muffins

Hello Kimberly (been in Portland for a stint)
Goodbye Maggie (back to DC she goes)

Eating food with friends is always a good idea.
Even better when outside on a sunny Salt Lake Sunday morning

Friday, July 15, 2011


Teen blogged about her girlfriend sleepover and they executed with such girlfriend precision, I was pretty jealous. I caught the planning portion before I left back to Utah and I knew I was missing out cause nieces and sisters make the best girlfriends. And who can resist such a structured sleepover?!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Who dat is?

Salt Lake City, UT
City Creek Canyon

Maggie's in town!!!! We celebrated with a hike and high fives.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

summer sunday

Sunday Dinner

My brother and his family are finished with VA and on there way to TX. I'm so happy they are here in UT for a bit this summer. We had good summer BBQ and incredible cookies (Annie!!!!) and ice cream. Summer Forever!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Say Sawadee

Salt Lake City, UT

Shauna + Maggie were in town over the weekend! Lucky me!
Sawadee is the easiest. Quick service and good thai.
Hot dinner table topic: OC season 1.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Cake

It's Annie Belle's birthday today!
I made her a mint chocolate bundt cake for her party on Saturday. It's a fail proof cake and a crowd pleaser.

*i didn't have a bundt thing and so I used an angel food cake pan, it was difficult. please note the giant crack in the cake

lady sunday

Laguna Niguel, CA

Jackson ordained a deacon
family BBQ

and these are all the pictures i have to show for it. worthless.