Monday, April 30, 2007


This link is thanks to Matt. It could be the stupidest website that was ever created. Look it up if you dare (you will be rendered stupider just for reading it). BTW, for even further brain damage, try reading the comments people post.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

no apricots this year

Matt, being from an "orchard family," decided to prune our apricot tree. It was in desperate need of pruning, and I know it will be better in the long run, but I couldn't help but be a little sad for the tree. It had grown quite accustomed to being left alone.

Due to a late frost will won't be having any apricots this year. Just one more project I can put off until next year.

Our peonies are just about to bloom. Doesn't this bud look so hopeful?

our veggie garden

Matt and I have spent the last few weekends digging out grass and prepping what was once the west of our backyard into some semblance of a veggie garden. We've never had our own garden before and I am giddy with excitement about the produce in our future. We'll be planting tomatoes, zuchinni, eggplant, cucumbers, strawberries, red bell peppers, basil, dill and rhubarb. I've also planted zinnias along the north edge of the yard to add some brazen color (they make great bouquets). Now I just hope they grow.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Yesterday the Thomas' had their Easter celebration down in Orem. Matt's grandparents, his brother Dave and his family and my brother Christian came. There was an Easter BBQ as well as an egg hunt for the kids. I had been on call all night, but once again did not get called in (Yeah!). Before heading down to Orem for the festivities, I had to do a little shopping at The Black Chandelier for their 75%-off sale rack that always has some good finds. The Black Chandelier is a boutique from the Idaho-grown, Utah-based designer, Jared Gold. I found two great shirts and bought my must-have jellies (see post below).


Saturday, April 7, 2007


O.k., so my favorite pair of summer shoes when I was a kid were jellies, and I've been drawn to them ever since. I been wanting another pair for so long and now they are finally mine! And surprisingly comfortable. I'm off to a B-day party for my friend Nicole (see her beautiful bags she makes from old 60's couches here). I intend to dance the night away in my jellies; they should be unstoppable.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

spring is here

I had the day off today and Matt has spring break this week so I decided on a plan of action. First item on the agenda: yoga this morning. Second item: breakfast at Eggs in the City. Third item: meander around Red Butte Gardens. Here are some spring pictures from our meanderings. Now it is off to Home Depot for some paint samples to decided what to paint the outside of our house.