"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, June 23, 2012

if you build it.

i thinned out 
my corn stalks today.
they have been popping all week 
in rows of two,
two by two.
{i really need at least 3 rows, i've been told}
the nights are perfectly warm.
the days are getting uncomfortably hot.
my children have sticky Popsicle faces most of the day,
with drizzles of blue and red syrup down the fronts of their shirts.
or chests.
usually their chests.
as clothing is just too much of a burden to them now.
i love their little naked, sunscreen smelling selves.
with greasy hair, filthy feet, and sweat dripping foreheads.
the garage smells like freshly cut warm grass.
but in a stinky kind of way.
it reminds me of my grandparent's garage in iowa.
the smell of my garage now.
and i wish i had some mello yellow in the fridge.
or at least some dr. pepper.
but mostly just mello yellow.
if you build it,
dreams will come.
and come they may:)

chase face

i have reached the point in my life 
where i get really excited when other people poop.
not you.
i just do:)
no shame!
{watch max in the background sequence below...}
brennan had something she wanted.
brennan won:)
he will not be pawed by a pretty face.
so proud.

Friday, June 22, 2012

knock knock

"mom, this is the greatest house ever! thank you for my door!!!"
-brennan 4yrs old
a tea party in a dishwasher box.
with a door
a handle.
carved by yours truly.
you're welcome:)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"on the first day of..."

"on the first day of summer my grandma gave to me,
and she painted hers too.
happy first day of summer:)
the gibbies & grandma carol

Monday, June 18, 2012

tasted too

out with the old,
in with the new.
while our new fridge sat glowing in our kitchen, cooling itself,
 we spent the day in the pool. 
chase napped on my mom's bed in her air conditioned house.
she arrived home from hawaii this morning with treasures for us all.
a pink mumu for max,
with a matching dress for her baby doll,
a shirt with a panda for brennan.
and flip flops a'plenty
{she calls them slippers}.
i know it's almost july in utah b/c it was hot in the shade today.
but it was lovely in the pool.
especially when troy came out with his shave ice maker.
tiger's blood for all of the gibbies.
andrea told me there's 5lbs of sugar in one gallon of water in shave ice.
i wish i didn't know that.
but now you know it too.
i still say it's just juice.
basically water.
so eat up:)
because life is too short.
 the thick of summer never felt so good:)
tasted too.

just call me June Cleaver

getting a new fridge
best way to clean out your condiments past code.
the winner was Worcestershire sauce from 06/14/07.
that little beauty traveled with us from rexburg to salt lake,
and then to our new home here.
i think i used it once back in 2007.
i dare you to go into your fridge right now,
and find something dated longer than that.
this could get exciting:)
please, do share.
i've never been so excited for the 3-6pm window.
when did a kitchen appliance get so exciting???
today it did.
just call me june cleaver,
and tell me it's 1955.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


{shopping with the kids for father's day gifts}
to their dad
my dad
my grandpa's/grandfather's
a good dad is hard to come by.
i'm so glad i've come by them in "lots."