Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
In the design business we often tell clients there are 3 ways they can
have their design delivered:
Then we tell them to pick to. Is that the way it has to be with my
meal critiria too? I'm not willing to compromise just yet. Help me out
by telling me your favorite meals that meet ALL the critiria: healthy,
fast, cheap, and most important, yummy!
I have a lot of criteria for the perfect meal.
1) healthy and nutritious
2) quick and covenient
3) cheap (read: eat out less!)
Should eating be this complicated? I mean, life would be so much
easier if you could buy gourmet food on the McDonald's dollar menu
that is organic, low calorie, and still tastes like French Fries.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Scott's family owns a "cabin" there (if this is a cabin, my dad is the president). Actually, they share it with another family. Both families are quite large, so they use this cabin quite frequently, and there is often a crowd there, so it is easy to see how they would need so much space.
This is the view of Bear Lake from their deck.
Dad, if this is anything like your vision to retire in a house by a lake, I get it. Being here, I really felt the "family togetherness" they must have when they come with their extended family. There are activities for everyone: a tennis court, trampoline, swing sets, sand boxes, ping pong tables, etc. We didn't even leave the house when we were there, but really enjoyed ourselves. Here are a few photos of the memories we made:
Thank you Scott, Amy, Jaxon, Zachary, and Tyson, for the fun weekend!
Tom has a way of working me I think. Because, as adamantly as I insisted we wait until next Spring to put in our RV pad, then buy a trailer, and then maybe buy 4-wheelers, before I knew it we had acquired 2 4-wheelers. Tom had a buddy that wanted to buy new ones, so he was willing to sell his. Okay, I admit, it probably was a pretty good deal. Then, we found out Tom would be traveling more frequently to the job in Page, Arizona that he has been scheduling for. The job is falling behind schedule and they have need of him to be there about 3 days every week. So, he worked out a deal to get extra money for them to cover his living expenses while he is there, and he is spending that money to buy a trailer to live in while he is there. Here is our new toy hauler:
The inside is quite nice. In the back there are 2 drop down queen beds. Then the dinette and couch fold out to beds, and when we pull the 4-wheelers in, they completely fold out of the way. (The back drops down as a ramp.) In the front there is another queen bed and the kitchen and bathroom. So, maybe I'm a pushover, but I do admit I like it a little, and I'll be looking forward to using it once it is back up here when Tom's job is done, around April we hope.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Mom (Over-Achiever #1) and Me (Over-Achiever #2) made these adorable Panda cupcakes for their party. Yes, it was a lot of work. But worth it for the Kodak moments (and coordination opportunities).
Sarah is 3!!!
Abby is 6!!!
Yum! See more pictures here. Also, being the over-achiever that I am, I brilliantly under achieved and failed to blog about Tom's birthday on the 6th of this month. He is the big 3-4. Happy birthday sweetie!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
So, here is my dilemma. What wall do I put it on? I bought it with my entry way in mind, but my dining room wall would work nicely too. I originally planned to paint a mural (simple pattern or leaf motif) on my dining room wall, but now I'm worried about it competing. Anyway, I used my mad Photoshop skills to do a quick and dirty mockup of what it might look like on both walls. Readers, please help me decide! I only have enough for one wall.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
know for most if you it is like "Big deal. What else is new. Isn't
online ordering-like-so last century?" Well for us it is a big deal
and it has consumed much of my life at work the past several months.
So come visit and do a little Christmas shopping!