water for elephants.

April 29, 2011

a few months ago, my book club read this.

then we planned a book club + spouses-were-invited date night…

we had dinner at a fave pizzeria & went to the movie!

the movie ~

…it wasn’t “the most spectacular show on earth!” but, it was good.

beware: the animal cruelty at times is rough on the eyes. i felt a bit like a little kid when i had to plug my ears and close my eyes… my heart is tender towards animals, so those scenes were tough to watch.


“cheers!” to twelve years!

November 10, 2009
shannon & casey are one of the cutest couples around,
and on saturday we actually tagged-along on their
twelth anniversary date!

shannon has a private blog, so not all of you can read her cute engagement story she re-told for their anniversary, but it’s so sweet, I just had to post a snip-it of it here…

“(Our engagement story…)

It was in Boise that Casey surprised me with a proposal and it was those mighty home runs that paid for my ring. The Boise Hawks had a “Booster Club” that passed around “money buckets” to a nightly sold out crowd of @ 5,000 people any time one of the players hit a home run.


regina spektor

November 7, 2009
is my current all-time favorite female music artist.

talent beyond belief.

her concert was extraordinary.

my favorite song all night, regina did a capella,
here is a peak at it from the slc show…

“silly eye color generalizations”


one of these days, i’ll figure out how to take great pictures at concerts with terrible lighting. without taking my big camera. until then, these were from my iphone

beckster &


dinner & a movie…

October 24, 2009

one of my favorite combinations,
with one of my favorite couples.

we met up with the taylors in slc for delicious italian cuisine and a movie. scotty has spent time in italy, and he has great taste for choosing italian restaurants.

Michaelangelo did not disappoint. i had a caprese salad and grilled salmon that was really good.

highly recommended.

scotty and i have been friends since we were fifteen years old, he has always been such a loyal friend. i not only cherish our friendship, but i also adore his beautiful wife. literally, after 30 minutes together not only my stomach hurt from laughing –