Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The other day I was on Facebook catching up on some photos my friends had posted. As I looked I came across photos my good friend Olivia had posted on a picnic of the African Refugees of Salt Lake City.
When I lived in Salt Lake City I volunteered some with tutoring the African Refugee children, so I was excited to see the photos. Olivia's photos also had pictured many of my good friends who also volunteered their time with the refugees.
As I was flipping through the photos I came across the following of Stacie Heffield and her daughter Alyssa. I commented out loud to myself, "Oh look, there is Stacie and Alyssa, and look it's Brendan in the background."
Then I flipped to the next photo. After a few seconds a thought came to me, "Brendan?" My Virginia friend Brendan, in the background of a photo of my Salt Lake City friends.
The first time I had flipped through the picture as if there was nothing amiss with Brendan being in the background of the photo. After flipping back to the photo I remembered that Brendan had recently made a trip out to Salt Lake City for work and I had him meet with my friends the evening of the picnic. I had completely forgotten that he had been there.
It's strange having my two worlds collide, but I love it!!
The following photo was also taken by Olivia. It's of two of my favorite guy friends, Brendan and Jake. Again, I love that my two worlds have collided. I think so much of all my family and friends, so it's great when they are able to meet one another.
By the way, for all you ladies out there, these two handsome men are single :) Just email if you're interested. Jake and Brendan, you two can thank me later.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wedding Cakes...

Okay, I'm not getting married anytime soon, atleast not that I know of, so don't get all anxious about the title.

The reason I'm focusing on wedding cakes today, is simply for the fact that I love them. Almost always wedding cakes are the most beautiful cakes you will ever see.

Whenever I'm thinking of a cake I want to make I'll go trolling the internet for photos of beautiful wedding cakes, and then I begin to think of the techniques involved with making that cake.

Someday if I do happen to marry I hope to make my own wedding cake (I know call me crazy but I think it's a great idea). In my searches online I've found two cakes in particular that I absolutely love, and so far they are my own wedding cake examples.

I thought I'd take a poll and have you all tell me which one I should go with.

Cake #1


Cake #2

You tell me which one you like best!

This Old House...

The Basement - where I use to rollerblade as a child

The Family height chart on the door of the basement.

The master bedroom - which was once my old room before my parents added onto the house and took over the larger space.

The upstairs hallway - I have great memories of standing right where this picture was taken and trying to sneak past my parent's bedroom door (which was the first door on the right). By the way, those old wood floors creak, but I know every spot in which they do. It's quite a dance walking down the hallway without making the floors creak.

The room we always called the company room growing up. Guess where all the company visited? ;)

The old living room/computer area.

The eating area.

The utility room.

Stating the obvious here...but here is the kitchen.

The dining room.

View of the house from the road.

View of the house from the back.

...well that's my old house.

Since most likely only my good friends are reading this blog (only my good friends would have the patience to wait out my long absenses from blogging), you are probably aware my parents have moved out of the house I grew up in. That's right they've sold the farm and the house went with it.

Shortly before they turned over the keys, and after all the furniture was gone, I went through the house taking pictures. Boy, did I ever take photos!! I wanted to capture that house at every possible angle so I would always remember the different views I grew up with.

I thought for the curious amoung you I would post a few of those photos for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Good Intentions

Last night I had a long conversation with Jake, and at some point he mentioned having read my blog recently. Oh YEAH, I have a blog. One would think I had forgotten that with my lack of posts for the last month.

Still, I'd like to think I'm doing better than Jake with the whole "blog thing", you should really check out his blog (of course jake I added this line for your benefit - gives you a little added incentive to blog - i'm a good friend that way).

Of course as always I have good intentions of keeping my blog up and alive, but we'll see.