Friday, July 24, 2009

How I would have done it. :D


So I found this on Miriam and Daniel's blog. It made me so happy! And I realized something. I
would have done this if I knew it exsisted. For those of you who don't know, Dustin and I got
married one afternoon in our bishops office, with only our bishop his wife and two of our friends
as witnesses. I haven't regretted it at all and still don't. If we were to do it over, though,
I would have done this. That's the first time in my whole life that I have thought to do things
differently. :D hahahahha. So fun!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Less expensive than I thought


I watched this video that my aunt posted on her facebook page on the Faroe Islands. I've always wanted to go, and so I looked up flights from Iceland to the Faroe Islands. I can get a flight from Seattle to Iceland for 319 dollars and then from Iceland to the Faroe Islands for around 450 dollars! Thats round trip for one person. This sounds incredibly cheap to me! I was amazed. Melanie has been there. I wonder if any of the rest of us will go?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blog overdose. hehehe.

My new found obsession of manga has now become one with one of my old, but beloved, obsessions, Twilight. Check this out!

Can you believe it?!?!?!?!! I am oh so excited! Yippeeeee!

Oh and I have found out that in order to better obsess about the things I love I must, I must, learn Korean and Japanese. Good luck to me. I also want to learn Italian, but that's just because.

The garden and a car show




We went to a car show yesterday. It's Miaya's first. She had a good time looking at the cars, but it was a bit nerve racking because she wanted to touch the cars. There were signs EVERYWHERE that said no touching.
This first car is a Lotus. I want it. I told Dustin he should get me one. I don't think he'd mind driving it either.
This is sort of the kind of car Dustin and I want to restify some day. Restify = Resore/Modify. I don't want a low rider, but something awesome.
Miaya really liked this Mustang. It's all sparkly. You can kind of see green sparkles.
Miaya with her blanket on the rocker.
Miaya helping Dustin collect the potatoes. See them in her wagon?
Dustin pulling up some potatoes.
These are some of our potatoes. They're humungous! They were coming out of the ground, so Dustin just pulled them.
He also pulled some of our blue potatoes and onions. I love when we are able to take stuff out of our veggie garden.

K Drama Zombie

I was going to become much more diligent in posting blogs, but then the other day I found Boys Over Flowers. I loved it. It's taken up every spare moment for the last few days. So fun! I watched it all on youtube. I wish they had them more available here. I guess I just need to find somewhere to get them all. :D I heart princess hours and my girl, the korean one. And now I must go read some books that have been waiting.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Miaya Papaya

So the other day I did the 100th post and didn't even notice. Happy 103rd post to us! yippee. Not really.

But yes, I wanted to show a video of Miaya's energies. I also took pics of her this morning, and I think they are cute. I will share those.





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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moriarty's Antiques and Curiosities

So a couple of weeks ago Dustin, Miaya, and I took Mum to the family history library. On our way home, we stopped at this place I have wanted to go to for a long time. I always joke with Dustin about his boyfriends. He has many, and goes to all sorts of fun places with them on their way to and from the warehouse they work at. One boyfriend in particular went with him to Moriarty's. (This is the same boyfriend he rode a scooter with, goes to Michael's with occasionally, talks about art with! We also used to bowl with him. And he makes his own bass guitars that are pieces of art on their own.) This place is so cool! Dustin told me he had gone there once, and so he chose to surprise me this one rainy Saturday, and took us there. It is an amazing shop, and I would have gone in there just because the sign said they sell curiosities. CURIOSITIES! So great. I love this store. I didn't buy anything, but I could have spent hours upon hours just wandering around and looking at the stuff. They have antiques, obviously, but they also have pez dispensers, purses, signs, toys, phones, and anything collectible. It was such a fun store. They had some Wedgwood too. I love Wedgwood. I like the Olive colored stuff. I don't own any, but I love to see it. :) I will have to take Miriam there next time she comes up. I think she would like it. I learned recently that apparently Salt Lake has an antique district? Who knew? I sure didn't. I'm not sure exactly where, but I think it's some where between 2nd and 4th west and 4th south. I am hoping, too, to find some doors from the 1950s. We have a few doors that need to be replaced, and I really like the ones in the house already. I'm not entirely sure if they are from the 1950s, but that's when my house was built, so I figure its a good place to start. I know the 50s isn't exactly antique, but maybe I'll get lucky.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I went to playgroup today


It was an absolute first for me. And it wasn't bad! I am not the most social of creatures. I don't know if it's the way I've always been, or if it's some bad(?) habit I have acquired. Either way, I was expecting it to be awkward and uncomfortable. Which it was, but only the teeniest bit. I know these ladies, for crying out loud. hahahaha. They are all women whom I like, and their kids get along with my one. I did notice, however, not just today, but also on Saturday, that Miaya really marches to the beat of her own drum.

On Saturday, for example, the kids were all playing in these little pools. Miaya took a long time to even get into the water. After that, she was fine. There were two little pools. All the kids
ended up in one pool, except Miaya. She stayed in her little pool. The other kids are all telling her to come into the other pool, repeatedly. She just stayed there and told them she didn't want to and she didn't have to. hahahahaha. She makes me laugh. And today, she played alot by herself, but in a going where she wanted to go whether she had someone to play with or not. Exploring the new yard. I love this kid so much. She makes me laugh and smile and all sorts of stuff.

Being her Mother is quite the adventure.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

A rain video

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It rained a lot.

This much rain in Utah is so completely abnormal. I love the rain. This rain was almost, ALMOST, flood like. I haven't ever seen this much rain in my neighborhood in the last 6 years that I've lived around here. Pretty cool, though. It was all gone within a couple of hours, but it had me worried for a minute or two.
In the backyard.
My front yard became a little pond.
Yippee. This is what happens when my gutters overflow. Instead of the water flowing down the street, it flows into my front yard. Amazing. I really do need to call the city and tell them to remedy the problem.
Miaya came out of her room all decked out in Dora. The shoes and the shirt are the only Dora things she owns. I was laughed when I saw her. And then I took this pic. The marks on her face are mosquito bites! She has even more now. She scratches them until they bleed and then she scratches them some more.
Miaya in her pretty new dress. And her hair is in pigtails. You can't really see it, but they're there.