June 29, 2018

Choosing a Book

Which do I read first? The one that will keep me up tonight or the one that will make me laugh? 

June 26, 2018

Get Yourself a Friend Like Kyle

I was having some technical difficulties, so obviously the next question was how am I supposed to get married? Because melodrama!

June 24, 2018


Happy third adoptaversary to my main girl. 

Took her out to Sandy Beach to celebrate. She has been my very favorite thing about life these last few years. Here's to many more years to come. 

June 20, 2018

View from an Evening Stroll

Birthday Bike Ride

Wouldn't be a birthday ride without this lady and her muddy muddy paws. 

June 11, 2018


When you give your phone number to someone on mutual and see the dreaded green arrow. Texting android users is the worst. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE RESPONDING?!

May 23, 2018

Literary train of thought

How Democracies Die lead to The Plot Against America which lead to Brave New World which lead to The Feminine Mystique which lead to The Handmaid's Tale which lead to my current book The Bell Jar. Read by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Maggie Gyllenhaal!

Were you aware that the protagonist in The Bell Jar is five ten? 

I killed my demons at Ulta today

Get yourself a friend like Kristin. 

And also some nail polish like mine. $4.97

May 18, 2018

MC Escher, finding what you didn't come for, and my recent literary luck

Today was Alta's last day at the job we both moved to two years ago. We went to dinner and the BYU Museum of Art to celebrate her new job. In classic fashion, I ordered sweet potato fries and dessert because sometimes you just have to order exactly what you want to eat. We ate on the patio because it was the perfect spring evening. We talked about life and change and times of transition. We talked about feeling peace in the face of the unknown. I'm about to make a big life change and I feel so collected about it, just as Alta does about this life change. I have no idea exactly why I'm going to make this change other than that I have this overwhelming sense of peace and purpose that it's what I'm meant to do. 

The MC Escher exhibit was fantastic. But on the way out we stopped at this exhibit about refugees. It ended up being the real reason we were there. Dana Gluckstein's exhibit Dignity: Tribes in Transition was powerful and fragile and so personal. Alta began to cry. Touched by the humanity and the way we all work and struggle and find meaning. What else could she do? 

For information about the exhibit: click here

It's free and you will love it. 

I saw a painting I knew I needed for my bedroom, recently painted serenely gray. 

As we walked into the parking lot, the Carillon bells played Come Thou Fount and Alta began to cry again. Because it was all so assured and unassuming.I made her let me take a picture of the moment because a year from now things will be wonderful and at peace and she needs to remember today when that happens.