29 March 2007
The other night, while listening to This American Life, I decided to have a look at SLC from my windows. The set up my tripod and set the manual settings on my camera. The night clouds and the rain/snow were drizzly... something romantic about those dark clouds. The second image is from the trees blossoming near the bakery. A friend of mine asks me every spring to shoot these blossoms. I finally decided to.
28 March 2007
the moving company packed up our shipment to go to germany by "air" on monday. today, they finished packing our "sea" shipment and got it loaded onto the giant semi truck in our driveway...and then are going to finish the job tomorrow by packing and loading all our stuff that will stay in storage...
our house is getting bare...and that always makes me a little sad. so today has been very bitter-sweet. my eyes are burning and needing to close and get some good sleep...
i love you all and am looking forward to the next time i can love you all in person...xoxoxo
27 March 2007
26 March 2007
Last week I drove to the Spiral Jetty on the Vernal Equinox (21 MAR). It is quite a site. Robert Smithson, the artist, created it decades ago. It's at the north end of the Great Salt Lake. Beautiful and desert-scape backdrop, the edge of the lake brims and bubbly pink sand crowned with white sea-foam. Very interesting. Anyways. I had my tripod, met a couple other folks out there and just enjoyed the nature. I highly recommend it.
Look at our sweet little Whitney--a few weeks ago she donated a 10 inch ponytail to Lock4love---she recently got a card in the mail personally thanking her for her donation and letting her know a child would be using her hair---way to go huh? She was so excited and does love her short hair!
21 March 2007
19 March 2007
is a couple days following. The effects are
still in my blood.
Mom, Dad, Gina, Grace, Stan, and I traveled
to Kaysville Saturday morning to hear some
of Barlow's work on Stan's sonnet, Prevenient
Grace. I've known Barlow for years and
mornings are NOT a good thing. He hid it
well and we all were welcomed into the
living room, adequately equipped with a
Feelings were really close: to heart, to skin,
to Heaven, to one another. Barlow has finished
the score. He now has to separate the parts
into orchestral and choral. Still, lots to do.
Hearing it, though, was exceptional. The
chord progression and key changes, Barlow's
crashing on the piano keyboard was something
that reminded me of late Sunday evenings
when Dad would play Laura or Debussi.
We were all quiet as we listened to this
creation taking place, realizing Stan's writing
as the backbone by which the entire body of
music will be made.
Tears. Smiling. Wondering eyes. And breathless.
16 March 2007
love you all...and does everyone have a webcam? it would be so great to see you all....while we're across the waters!!
|1st March Installmen|
this week is spring break for jess and since we have a lil' baby we decided not to go anywhere...but hey--since we are in the most historic place ever we decided to dive in. we went to historic jamestowne a few days ago and really enjoyed it. learned a little more about john smith and pochantas and that she really didn't love john smith (as Disney portrays) but loved john rolfe and married him and actually DID go back to england...aren't i such the historian?
anywho...enjoy the pics and i will see you on the blog!
oh and here is a video of little nelson...
box of spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin
12 oz chocolate chips
Heat oven at 350º. Pour the spice mix into a bowl. Do not prepare it with water, oil, or anything else. Just dumped the dry contents into a bowl. Add half of the can of pumpkin (one of the big cans). Mix. Stir in chocolate chips (I prefer the big, flat, Ghiradelli variety). Spray muffin tin with non-stick stuff. Bake for 15 minutes. They look rustic when they come out, so don't be alarmed. Taste heavenly.
This is really cool. I am just hanging out today doing stinky laundry and organizing. I am in the mood to purge. I am trying to throw away lots of stuff so I have less. I love this idea of a Blog. I am so not in the groove about this. We got rain today. Other than that we have been having perfect weather. We are in Spring Break Mode here so there is too much traffic. All the old Foggies and baseball players and spring breakers are here.
Last night Shelby and Madelyn had a flag football game. It is an actual sport here. Shelby is varsity and Mady is JV. They love it and both play Safety. They both made and interceptions. Madelyn ran it in to the end zone. Shelby made good yardage. I told Craig he may not have boys but he has girls that play sports.
Mom was hoping this would help us know about swim meets and concerts; babies and blessings; comings and goings; and even... recipes.
So, let's start. I'll do a few and we'll see how and where this heads.
Don't be shy about learning it. Dive in. Share what you'd like. I'll start out this post...
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