I’ve never turned down a double dog dare…

in fact, once as a little girl I was dared to throw my pants up in a tree by my friends (we were in my backyard–semi private and secluded area). The pants got stuck. It was a nightmare. My dad had to get them out of the tree later that night. Maybe I shouldn’t be writing this on my blog as it’s something I’m not too proud of. I should keep that childhood memory hidden away so the scarring can heal.

But Marci has double dog dared me to write 6 facts about myself… and for some reason this doesn’t seem as awful a thing as my pants stuck in some tree can be.

1. I am a Licensed Ham Radio Operator. In fact, I got my Ham Radio License when I was ten years old. Nerd alert!!! My call name is KC7YLN. I studied so hard to pass that test but I don’t remember much now…

2. I can eat Dill Pickles out of the jar all day long. Before breakfast, after, middle of the night. I do it all the time. Josh isn’t too fond of this habit, he hates pickles. But that just means more for me!!!

3. I bite my nails. And I don’t plan on quitting. Even though I should. I blame the chomping habit on my weak cuticles, which I think has everything to do with how many pickles I eat.

4. This summer I had to go to criminal court for two court summons. Both, a little too ricidulous to write about. Lets just say, I’ve never been pulled over for a speeding ticket in my life but my bike got me a criminal record.

5. After a long time searching, I found my dream vintage wedding gown in the basement of a bridal shop in Lehi, Utah. The owner had kept my dress, with a collection of others like it since the ’60′s so her daughters could play “dress up”. I am all about dress up. I was all about my perfect dress too.

6. I can balance on high half toe on one foot for 8 1/2 minutes. Yes, the ball of my foot is very bruised afterwards but hey, someone has to do it.

Obviously I’m not as awesome as I wish I was…
but for some reason, I’m okay with this.

They think Space Ships look cool, or something.

Thank you, dear Juilliard, for deciding to turn my school into a Spaceship in the midst of me getting my degree. Ah, how I love coming to school each day and taking a ballet barre to the lovely music of a giant drill and rehearse in the afternoons to none other than the chain saw. It’s doing wonders for my education! Really.

Bunch of Crazies

Do you know what I think is crazy? How many hours Josh and I can spend (when time permits) entertaining ourselves with a little red hat and gloves. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s what you get with no television in the apartment.






The First Thanksgiving

We had a beautiful day! So much to be thankful for, so blessed. 


{yes, maybe I stood on top of the trunk to take a photo of my lovely red tulips! and yes, maybe that is my busted compaq computer in the background.}








I made my first ever Sweet Potato Pie yesterday with the help of Sumaya! It looks like Pumpkin Pie, but it’s not, it’s Sweet Potato! {and it tastes better…}






(Maybe this is my new favorite picture of husband. Maybe I think he’s really handsome.)



{side note: husband and I didn’t trigger the fire alarm in our apartment once, and the turkey actually turned out lovely! Husband is such a wonderful cook. Come over if you want left overs, we have more than plenty.}