Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Children Will Do the Things I Never Got To

My children will do this...

Hope you're ok with that :)

Rodeos are my favorite things ever, so plan on going to as many of them as possible, mmk? 

If the first weekend of December came along and you said "Hey babe, let's go to Vegas this weekend," and that included a stop at the National Finals Rodeo, I wouldn't complain.

happy trails to you... 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011



But that's another story. And we're going to see how it goes before I tell it....

I spent the weekend kickin' it with the fam at Camp New Fork.
Definitely one of the better weekends of the summer.
There was a lot of dirt and a lot of bugs, (leading to bites in the most random and uncomfortable of places) but hey, that's nature, right?

On the way home, I stopped at Target.
I controlled myself and only spent $60! Go me!

My room/house is a disaster area. Seriously, it's ridiculous.
One of these days I'll get around to cleaning it all up.

This summer has flown by, mostly with work.
I'm off to Nashville next week for a conference and I'm super stoked about it.
However, I just remembered that I'm supposed to have my part of our presentation ready by Wednesday...
Guess that's what I'm doing tomorrow night!

My room/house is ridiculously hot.
My roommates don't seem to believe in the power of the air conditioner.
I turn it on, and the second one of them come home, it gets turned off.
It really isn't that expensive to run it, and it's SO worth it!

My body is exhausted, but not the "I can fall asleep right now" kind of exhausted.
It was that way earlier, but an hour or so ago, the second wind came.
I want the first wind back...

The Lockout is over!
As a result, 3 more Aggies were added to NFL teams.
And one of them is headed to Dallas!
Now the NBA just needs to follow suit...

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Day of Rest

Sundays are excellent days.
I loved this one in particular.

After church, I gathered up a blanket and a book. Diet Coke and leftover Chili's chips & salsa.
And then I headed up to First Dam.

This little spot in the canyon is great.
It's gorgeous. Especially during the summer.

I laid there in the shade, cruising through my latest book.
I napped a little.
I people-watched.

The family of 5. Whose parents just wanted to rest, while the kids wanted to share their excitement about everything.
The couple who clearly hadn't been together for very long. Excited about their blossoming relationship, yet still in somewhat of the awkward phase.
The elderly summer citizen couple. He, meticulously cleaning the car; getting every last spot off. She, reading the Sunday paper, while telling him "It's good enough" and wanting him to come sit with her. The best part though, was when he returned to their chairs, put in his headphones, and sang along to the classics, happy as could be.

After an hour or so, I gathered my things and took a spontaneous drive, halfway up the canyon.


And then I drove to the temple.
(seriously, having a car rocks.)

Sunday was an excellent day. 

And I'm out. Time for fireworks round 1.
Then tomorrow in Provo.
Brigham City on Monday. 
Hands down, favorite weekend of the year.