Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bummer Summer

I'm not going to lie, with temperatures still above 100. I officially say good riddance to summer. It was taken early from me anyway with school starting Aug 2. So now that I am 35 days into the school year, I say the heat can leave as well. I'm still waiting for those temps that make people like living in AZ. Start convincing me...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


So I will confess that I am usually a bit homesick for this place:

(Go Figure)

However, lately, I have also had a bit of homesickness for this heaven on earth:

Especially since when we were in Snowflake (as previously mentioned) I found this beauty:

That is the closest thing that I've found to this beauty in America:
(The Big Bikkie)

It's so wonderful. We ate many of those. We even played many rounds of "Big Bikkie. Oh yeah. Big Bikkie #1. #1 Big Bikkie." Classic.
(I love everyone in this photo! So many stories could be told just from this photo.)

The American version wasn't as good, of course, but it was a good tide me over until I get to have my beloved Big Bikkie again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Double your pleasure, double your fun...

Almost a year ago, Michael and I enjoyed a trip to Snowflake, AZ.

Year two, we doubled the fun with these folks:

We're glad the Baers joined us for our secret escape from the still 100+ degree weather. (It's September- Does it really have to be that hot?!?)

We enjoyed serving in the temple.

Dining at the Skillet. They had the BYU game on- thus the boys couldn't be bothered to look at the camera. This was also at the beginning of the game, otherwise our faces wouldn't be so chipper.

The boys enjoyed some golfing.

The girls enjoyed the cart ride. It really is an awesome course and that's coming from a non-golfer.

So many, many pictures.

We took the scenic route home that has incredible cliffs and the boys just couldn't get golf off their minds.

It ended up being a very good pit stop because we realized that the Baers' keys were left in Snowflake. We're glad we noticed before we were all the way back. Luckily, it's such a small town that we were able to get a hold of the chief of police who conveniently knew who runs the golf course, thus enabling us to get the keys back. Good times!

PS I love the weekends!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Coming soon...

I feel a project coming on...

Monday, September 6, 2010

The house that Craigslist built...

This is the room craigslist built...

Entertainment Center- Really came from KSL but close enough- Our movers were not happy moving this solid piece around...

32" TV to fit in the entertainment center-

Our coffee table (I love the legs)

... and our end tables

Plant stand- I don't like this plant on it, but it works for now and even though it seems so simple, new plant stands are REALLY expensive. This one's vintage from the 40s too- cool story.

REAL leather chair- And yes, it's as comfy as it looks. Don't believe me, come try.

We needed something BIG and not bulky but 8' fake trees are $300+ in stores. Woot for a fraction of that!

It's fun piecing things together and finding good things that are affordable. Craigslist sure has a lot of crazy things, but if you keep your eye on it- there are some great things on there.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wonderful Date Night

This is one of my favorite restaurants:

This is one of my favorite past times:

Date night is my favorite night of the week:

On Thursday, Michael won a gift certificate to Macaroni Grill at a raffle at his work courtesy of Honeywell. On Friday, he won tickets to the movies by being caller number 12 on the radio station KNIX Country. So now we get to go on an amazingly-inexpensive, wonderful date night!
That's my husband!
Happy long weekend everyone!