26 September 2012

Weekend Update

  • I went to the circus with Emmalyn, Courtney, and Stacy!! It has been at least 20 years since I went to the circus and it didn't disappoint. I was surprised at how much fun it was! They had these motorcycle riders that rode around in this metal globe, they had tightrope people and trapeezers. Of course there were elephants and all of the big cats. They also had a part where housecats did all of these circus tricks. I have to say that I'm now a fan of the circus!
  • We had our dress rehearsal for the Relief Society broadcast at the Conference Center. It was pretty cool to be sitting in the choir seats. That place is ENORMOUS. I think I'd die if I ever had to speak there. Look for me in the broadcast! I'm sitting the 5th row up in the middle section on the left hand side, 3 seats in!
  • Karen and I went to brunch at Squatters Brewery. Pubs and breweries have some of the best food that I've found here in UT. Brunch is always a good time!
  • I had a rough afternoon full of napping and a massage.  
  • Went down to Provo with Rissa, Sam, and Melissa for papusas. They were delish and got me excited for our El Salvador trip in December!! 
  • Instead of regular church, we had the Brigham City Temple dedication. I went to the 9am session which was so lovely. Not so lovely-not knowing that the doors closed 10 minutes before the session started! Luckily there was a man letting all of the stragglers in so I made it but it was a CLOSE call.
  • FHE planning breakfast at the Cannons. We planned some fun activities!! It's going to be a great fall!
  • Sunday baking! I made caramel apple crumble bars. They were delish-especially with some vanilla ice cream
  • Last choir practice before the big day! I'm getting excited to sing on Saturday!!
This week is kind of a quiet one. We had a work tennis tournament on Monday and other than that, not really much else going on. I am going to take advantage of it because October is going to be crazy!! Every weekend is already packed-fall is going to fly by!!

25 September 2012

I Love This

Just discovered this song by Jamie Cullum. I'm of course obsessed. Enjoy!

17 September 2012

Weekend Update

  • Friday night was supposed to be a low-key night with Karen but she was super sick so instead I had a low-key night with the parents. We went to dinner with the Bosley's and then they came home and played cards. I went to watch a show and ended up falling asleep on my bed at 9. Party animal!! Turns out falling asleep at nine is not as wonderful as it sounds-I woke up wide awake at 2:30 in the morning and didn't fall back asleep until approximately 5am. UGH.
  • Went to a baby shower for my friend Annie! So fun to see her and can't wait to see her little girl next month!
  • Got a mani/pedi!! I finally found a great place here in SLC that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. That is one of the few things that is cheaper in NYC-beauty and salon services. Sure do miss Bonnie's Nails and my $45 mani/pedi/chair massage. Speaking of chair massages, they are non-existant here in Utah. These people have no idea what they're missing out on! This place was great-the regular pedicure comes with a hot stone massage and a salt scrub!
  • Spent the afternoon getting ready for Dinner in White!
  • Dinner in White was really fab. While it was not as large scale is the ones in Paris or NYC, it was still fun and it was something different to do. Me and Jennica made a delish dinner of gnocchi with pesto (made with basil from the garden), sauteed chicken, green beans, and caprese. Then for dessert we made lemon french macarons. They were a little delicate-I think that we didn't cook them long enough-but they still tasted good. It was a fun little event and hopefully next year it will be bigger and better!
  • I ran into a friend that I hadn't seen since Jr. High at the Dinner in White!! He was playing in the band that they had there. It was such a fun surprise to see him and catch up!
  • Church in the new building. Our stake rearranged the wards so now 4 singles wards all meet in the same building. It wasn't quite the logistical nightmare I had imagined-so that's good right?
  • Made these! They turned out pretty good and were a good way to kick off fall baking! One tip-if you make them, use a pastry bag to pipe in the dough. They look a lot prettier that way!
  • Choir practice dress rehearsal. We have to wear the most hideous outfits. They want us wearing extremely loose fitting, long-sleeved, white collared shirts, UNTUCKED, with a mid-calf length black skirt that has to cover our knees when sitting. I am borrowing one of Marissa's mission skirts. I look like a gem.

  • I cannot get over the untucking business. We all look so terrible. I suppose it will look good on camera or something? I couldn't bear to leave the house with my shirt untucked so I did a little bit of improvising until I got to rehearsal...

Coming up this week: dinner with some NYC friends, tennis match #2 (I'm playing up one level because there was no one else that signed up in my level....yikes!), choir dress rehearsal in the conference center, and India fest in Spanish Fork!

11 September 2012

Weekend Update

  • I went to the Greek Festival with Rissa, Jessica, and Angie. It was so much fun!! We used to go to the Greek Festival every year when we were little and it's amazing how much it's grown. We mostly just ate a lot of delish Greek food. I've made an executive decision that I must go to Greece soon.
  • After the Greek Festival we went back to our house to watch a movie and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep about 15 minutes in....ooops
  • Went to the Farmer's Market with my daddy. I love the farmer's market-it's so fun to wander around and see what people have, and the people watching is pretty great too.
  • Ran a handful of errands
  • Saturday night was the evening session of our Stake Conference. Elder Tate and Elder Scott both spoke and they both were of course great. We actually ended early so we'd have more time to mingle (oh the joys of being in a YSA stake). I get gold stars because I mingled my little heart out.
  • We were going to go up the canyon and do a bonfire for Allison's birthday but by the time conference was over it was too late so instead the girls had a get together at their house. It was fun, and of course there was more mingling since I didn't know very many people there. Between post-conference and the birthday party, I am all minlged out!
  • Stake conference was early-HOORAY FOR EARLY CHURCH! I miss the days of 9 am church so much. Elder Scott spoke again and it was super crowded. I ended up sitting all the way in the back on the stage. Mehr.
  • Birthday brunch with Amber, Allison and the roommates!! I just love brunch!
  • Baking time-I made delish mint chocolate chip cookies.
  • Choir practice-I'm excited to sing in the RS Broadcast at the end of the month!!
It was a good busy weekend! Up this week...my first tennis tournament match, book club meeting for yet another book I haven't finished, and SLC Dinner in White!!

07 September 2012

Weekend Update

Yes-I realize that it's already the weekend. I dropped the ball on this one...oops. I just love long weekends. Every weekend should be a long weekend I think.

  • Since it was a holiday weekend, my manager told me I could leave work early! HOORAY!!!
  • I love a good low-key Friday night. I caught up on my DVRed shows and took a little nap. Then Amber and I went to Cafe Rio for dinner and went to see Spiderman. Even though it was sold out, the lady at the ticket booth let us buy tickets  and told us there may be seats left. Turns out we found seats! Thanks lady!
  • Ashley and Eric were in town for the long weekend so we met up with them for breakfast! I just love seeing my NYC friends here in Utah and am trying my best to convince them all to move here. Ashley is a dear and brought me some of my favorite NYC treats: a cookie from Levain and some Trader Joes s'mores that I just love. And she brought me my passport that I left in NYC. So happy to be reunited with my passport too!!
  • Went up to Swiss Days with sister and some other girls in the ward. We used to go to Swiss Days every year when we were younger. It was always so much fun! This year didn't disappoint. We ran into a good handful of people we knew-mostly from our home ward. We ate delish scones and swiss tacos (aka navajo tacos...). I bought some really cute recipe cards from Alli's booth. She was in our home ward. She makes the cutest recipe books with some fab recipes. You know that anything that comes from the Henderson home is going to be delish. I also bought some fun cookbooks from the daughter of one of our bishopric counselors. Her cookbooks are also super cute and I can't wait to try some of the recipes!
  • Saturday night I hung out with my friend Jason who was in town for the weekend and our other friend Brad. We went to Jason's brother's wife's parent's house. Goodness. The house was out of control huge. They had an indoor wallyball court, indoor theater, home gym, chickens and horses, indoor swimming pool. It was insane. And so much fun to hang out with Jason and Brad.
  • Good ole church. I may have been late because I was hooked watching Andy Roddick's tennis match. Just love him. Can I retire when I'm 30 too?
  • Dinner with the fam and Megan and Camilla! We had a delish summer BBQ full of new recipes I had wanted to try. It was fun to hang out with Megan and Camilla! And we definitely need to take advantage of these last weeks of being able to grill out. Winter is coming. :(
  • Such a boring day for having a day off of work! I lounged around the house most of the day. Went to Home Depot to try to get this lamp fixed. I hate the lady that helped me. She was the rudest and didn't actually help me with anything. Why do people work in customer service jobs if they aren't planning on actually providing service?! Also went and returned some stuff at Target and got my car washed.
  • Went to a movie and dinner with the fam. We saw Madagascar 3 (yes, we are all grown adults). I love loved the second one. The third was good but not nearly as good as the 2nd or 1st.
It was a good weekend. This week has been decent too-more time with NYC visitors (I'm trying my hardest to convince them all to move here!), some tennis in preparation for my first tournament, and that's about it. So excited that it's the weekend again!