Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekends of Positivity

This picture of Josh pretty much sums up President's Day weekend. It rocked. We were invited to our friend's cabin in Idaho. There was at least 4 feet of snow and it snowed the whole time we were there. I cannot even begin to describe how much fun we had. The food was fantastic and the company was even better. I feel lucky to have such incredible and generous friends. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

Our band, Flashes of Quincy, recorded a couple songs this weekend.

And then we made bacon wrapped dates to celebrate. Most get-togethers at our house include these tasty morsels.

This chair is my favorite piece of furniture in our house. But there is only one problem: when people sit on it they usually fall off. I bought the chair a couple years ago from Planted Earth in Orem. I tried to remedy the problem by making a new seat for it. The original seat was made of rotting wood and was not sturdy at all. One weekend last fall my mom was in town and she helped me make the seat pictured above. But now we need to figure out a way to attach the seat to the chair because the seat still slides around. The chair was also painted bright yellow when I bought it. Yellow is my favorite color, but I just wanted to try something different so I painted it a color that worked better in out living room. Oh I just love old furniture. I wonder if this chair was functional when it was first made or if it was always consigned to a life of decoration.

Meet my aerogarden. It is so smart. It only needs water and nutrient packets to grow. And light of course. But the light turns on and off all by itself.

Top left: thyme, Top right: dill, Bottom center: basil. I think baby herbs are the cutest plants. Especially basil. I kind of don't want them to grow up.


  1. so i saw your link on facebook and have been getting lost in your blog while my baby is crying in another room. i miss you. your russia pictures are awesome... how come you are always doing cool things??? and where do you buy all your dresses? i was clicking on every picture taking fashion notes. AND you ran a half marathon?? wow. wow. wow.

  2. STALKER ALERT guess who? It's your favorite bassoonist slash beached whale! I am loving your band name...Meet Starla, our new business model!

  3. I'm sad that I didn't get to go to the cabin :( Can I be in your band? I'll play the spoons! Just don't tell Josh.

  4. Ainsley- HI! I miss you too. I love your blog! Cailin is so precious! And you dress her really cute!I love the pictures from her birthday. Her cake is awesome. Where did you get that idea from? Did you make it? Looks like California is a beautiful place to live!

    Katie- How is the beached whale? Please stop stalking me. It is beginning to freak me out. Jk.

    Jenna- You can be in the band, I won't tell Josh, but he might notice since he is in it too.