31 July 2012

Weekend Update

This weekend was a good one! And it passed so quickly! I cannot believe that it's August tomorrow. This summer has just flown by.

  • Went shopping at the outlets in Park City. I found the perfect dress for Dinner in White and found another great summer dress for like a million percent off.
  • Went to the Deer Valley Music Festival. They performed the 1812 Overture with real cannons!! So cool!!
  • Went shooting with a group from the ward. It was my first time shooting shotguns and I actually managed to hit one of the pigeons! We also shot handguns. Turns out I like handguns a lot more.
  • We had our ward summer BBQ. They had a big slip 'n slide which kept people entertained for hours. In the interest of not breaking any bones or hurting myself (which I seem prone to do) I elected to observe.
  • Took a lovely Saturday nap
  • Went to an ABBA tribute concert!!! I kind of love ABBA. A friend on facebook posted that she had a couple tickets she couldn't use and that they were up for grabs so I grabbed them! It was the perfect night to be outside and the tribute band was actually pretty good!
  • Good ole church. Nothing too exciting. Although they did announce that we're moving buildings! Apparently it's a big deal.
  • Lots of Olympic watching. I wish I could take the next 2 weeks off to just watch the Olympics!
Should be a good week this week! One of my NYC favorites is in town, tennis lessons 3 times, and a trip to St George next weekend!!

25 July 2012

A few new favorites

I have a couple songs that I cannot stop listening to. I may have listened to the first one for most of my 10k yesterday and have had the One Direction song stuck in my head most of the day today.

This video is actually from So You Think You Can Dance. I was lucky enough to score tickets to an advance screening of Step Up Revolution on Monday night. Perfect FHE right?! Of course I went home and promptly added the soundtrack to my spotify playlists. This one actually makes for a perfect running song. And I LOVED the Step Up Revolution preview on SYTYCD. Is anyone else watching this season? It is So. Good.

I think this song is just adorable. And so catchy. Love and love!

23 July 2012

Weekend Update

This weekend was rather low key.

  • Had dinner with the fam. When we were little, me and Rissa used to take turns picking where to go for dinner on Friday and my parents would go out without us on Saturday. This week it was my turn to pick where we went and I wanted to order pizza and stay in. Pizza is pretty much the only thing you can order in around here...miss you Seamless Web! It was lovely though.
  • I fell asleep on my bed around 8:30 pm. Party animal I know. I woke up around 10:30, changed into my pjs and went to bed.
  • I think I slept for approximately 11 hours. It felt great.
  • 4.4 mile run. I didn't wake up early enough to run outside so it was another treadmill run for me. Oh that treadmill is torture. But I refuse to run in 80 degree weather. Thank you Golds Gym for the cardio cinema. Makes those miles on the treadmill pass just a little quicker.
  • Brunch time with Karen!! We went to Milcreek Cafe. It was pretty delish.
  • Ran errands...returned library books, washed car, tried in vain to pick up my dry cleaning, etc etc
  • Megan and Kathryn's birthday party!! To celebrate the last year in their 20s, they threw a 20s themed party. Those girls always do such a good job with their parties and it was fun to celebrate with them!!
  • Churchy church. We had an FHE committee meeting and I was put in charge of our Iron Chef activity next month! I'm excited-it should be fun!!
  • Dinner with the fam and Mario and Dale. For dinner I made the most delish lasagna. I got the recipe from the cookbook I bought it Italy. Such a good purchase-the lasagna tasted almost exactly like this yummy lasagna I had in Florence. Can't wait to try more recipes!!
  • Watched the Next Food Network Star finale. I am so so so disappointed that Ivan didn't win. So sad. Hopefully they'll still have him do something on the Food Network. I just adore him!
Like I said, it was a pretty quiet weekend but apparently I needed to rest and catch up. This week should be a good one! Advance tickets to Step Up Revolution, mid-week holiday, tennis lessons, and the Deer Valley Music festival!!

20 July 2012

Everything You Didn't Do

What better way to start off the weekend than with a new Jamie Cullum song. From what I can tell, this song was only released in Spain. Fingers crossed this means there are more new Jamie Cullum songs to come!

19 July 2012

New blog-check it out!

I have been working on a new blog. Check it out:

365 Days in Pictures

I have been trying to take a photo every day. All of them are on that blog with a couple sentences about the photo. Let me know what you think!

Joshua Radin comes to SLC!!

I am a HUGE Joshua Radin fan. I have lost count of how many times I've seen him in concert. Suffice it to say several. Anytime he's performing in a city that I'm in, I will be there!!

This week he was here in SLC! We were one of the first stops on the first leg of his tour promoting his new album (comes out July 31st! eeeek!!) As usual he didn't disappoint!

Trina, Megan and me waiting for Joshua

Amber and I with Joshua in the background

Joshua singing away. Just love him.

Video of Joshua singing one of my favorites. For whatever reason, I can't get the video to load...

Such a great show!! Can't wait for the new album to come out July 31st!! Mark your calendars, it's going to be a good one!

15 July 2012

Weekend update

It was a rather quiet weekend this weekend. Yet it passed way too fast!


  • Friday night we had a work BBQ. Pretty much everyone I work with is my parents' age but it was fun. And I wowed everyone with my delish potato salad.
  • Went to bed earlier than early so I could wake up for the Lavender Days 5k on Saturday. We're talking in bed at 10pm early.

  • Woke up practically in the middle of the night to drive down to Mona, Utah for the Lavender Days 5k. Not quite sure what possessed me to sign up for a 5k so far from home! I ended up making it down there in record time and had a while to wait before the race.
  • Ran the Lavender 5k with Megan and Karen. And by ran with, I mean we all ran it, none of us actually ran together. Ha. It was a lovely little race with great race souvenirs and yummy post-race food!

  • Had brunch with my friend Kiersten who I hadn't seen in at least a year. So fun to catch up with her!
  • Nap time!! I may have slept for 3 hours. It was so great.
  • Dinner at The Porcupine Grill with the parents and the Shermans. Love the Porcupine-their nachos are out of this world.
  • Played Shanghai Rum. I was leading the pack for a while but a few bad hands knocked me all the way to second to last place
  • Delish french toast breakfast cooked by Daddy
  • Ward choir practice. 
  • Churchy church. Can I just say 2 things: 1-why on earth is church 3 hours?! 2-we totally rocked the music number
  • Ward mingle. Got to spend some time chatting with fellow ex-New Yorker Chad.
  • Sunday relaxing time. 
  • Sunday dinner and Next Food Network Star. Please go vote for Ivan at foodnetwork.com/star. He is such a dear and would be so great on his own show!
  • Ward Prayer. So much ward time today. But it was fun!
This week is going to be great! I'm going to see Joshua Radin on Tuesday! Love love love. And I signed up for another session of tennis lessons! YAYY!!

13 July 2012

Share it maybe

I'm sure most of you have seen this floating around the internet, but just had to share incase any of you haven't. I DIED laughing.

And now I want a cookie...

10 July 2012

Weekend Update

It has been quite a while since I've done one of these. Let's be honest, it's been quite a while since I've been a consistent blogger (perhaps never?). This past weekend was a fun one!

Friday 6 July
  • Saw the Utah Symphony play at Thanksgiving Point with Jane, Megan and Trina. I had never been to a concert at the Waterfall Amphitheater at Thanksgiving Point and it didn't disappoint. It wasn't super crowded, it was perfect weather, and the symphony played all kinds of patriotic songs in honor of the 4th of July. We made a delish picnic, thinking you could eat inside the amphitheater and were disappointed when we couldn't bring in any food. We ended up spreading our blanket on a spot of grass in the parking lot and picnicking there before going into the concert. During intermission, I was lucky enough to meet Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor of the Utah Symphony. He is so precious and such a dear! The night ended with a lovely fireworks display. Such a fun night and so glad we went!

Saturday 7 July
  • Went to Tawni's baby shower! It was so fun to see Tawni. I don't know how I've been here in SLC three months and we hadn't seen each other yet. She's having a little girl in September! Eeeekk!

  • Ran errands and went and picked up my new tennis racquet! YAY!!!
  • Went to the Bees game with Amber and friends. I hadn't been to a Bees game in ages-it was fun. We sat on the grass and mostly just hung out. I don't think any of us were paying much attention to the game and they lost terribly. How embarassing! We also ended the night with a fireworks show. So fun.
Sunday 8 July
  • Picked up Sarah from the airport! She came to visit for a few days before heading down to a fam reunion in Cedar City.
  • Went to Karen's ward to see her speak. She gave such a great talk, I told her she can give all my talks in church from now on. If only that was really an option...
  • Hung out with Brad and Anita for a bit. So fun to all be reunited here in the West!

  • Made a delish spaghetti dinner for Sunday dinner. Yum.
It was a great weekend!! I loved having so many NYC friends in town!!