Saturday, June 27, 2009

SLC = Compton

Apparently i live in the hood now.
Check out this monkey business.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Adventures in Housesitting

Last week, Dustin and I had the opportunity to house and puppy sit for my good friend and ex-boss. She figured it would be great for us to try out being home and doggy owners for a week, just to make sure we were up to the challenge. I have to say, being in a house with a kitchen (albeit a small one) and backyard and neighborhoods with actual sidewalks THAT YOU CAN WALK ON, did indeed make me want a house even more.

Not to mention that I'm already pining for my little puppy (don't worry, she probably doesn't miss me that much--she goes where the treats are).

Probably the best thing about the house was that we were able to use the barbeque grill. There is nothing Dustin and I like to do more than throw a little flame at our food, so we seriously grilled almost every single day we stayed there. We had to have some non-grill days to eat all our yummy leftovers!

We loved our adventures in housesitting, but for now, we'll have to carry on with the much less glamorous adventures of househunting!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Utah Weather

Utah weather--loves it. And by love, I mean it exasperates.

Yes, this is hail the size of a dime on my husband's poor little tomato plants, and yes, the sun is shining at the same time.

Awesome. But if you'll recall, you just have to expect this sort of thing in June.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Why I'm in love with my husband

Yesterday I had kind of a crummy day. What does Dustin do? Not flowers, not candy. Nope, he takes me to Target. *sigh* Isn't he amazing?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

You never know what you'll find...

Browsing offbeat little markets is one of my favorite pastimes, and my husband is indulgent enough to come with me every once in a while like he did this evening. You never know what you'll find there, and tonight I found this:
Ok, maybe I'm just immature, but I thought it was hilarious. I'm not usually one for potty humor, but c'mon! How can you not laugh at this?! Those batty Brits!
P.S. You'll notice, it's also convenient--and quite the bargain at $5.75!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Adventures in Food Storage

My husband and his family have an odd obsession with food storage. Not that I don't appreciate it--if there's ever a natural disaster, or escalating gas prices force the minimization of food transport to WalMart--we're totally set. If you ever need some canned tomatoes or whole wheat rotini, you just let me know!

So, anyhow, when we went up to Vernal last weekend for D's beautiful sister's graduation, my mother-in-law thought it would be tons of fun to host a little canning party. Well, tons of fun it was, and I have the pictures, as well as 36 cans of assorted grain mix to prove it!

To begin:

Here's Dustin operating the "heavy machinery:"

Our final product:

In case you're wondering, it's an awesome workout to bend and scoop oats out of 6 ginormous bags into little tin cans and then lift them into your car. ;)

I know there's a facetious tone to this post, but we really did have a great time, and we really appreciate all the emergency food supplies. For more interesting adventures in food preparation click here to see what else I got to experiment with!