Category Archives: Life Stories

A vignette from yesterday.

(SLC at lunchtime, yesterday) Yesterday I was having lunch at the Robin’s Nest with my friend, Barbara. It’s a charming little sandwich shop downtown SLC that is only open for lunch. I had to park a couple of blocks away and it was windy out yesterday, so when I entered the restaurant, I was a […]

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Trusting your journey

I met a woman in Atlanta who went through a very intense personal struggle. She had cancer, and during her treatment, every possible negative side effect that could be experienced was happening to her. She became deeply depressed. During this time, she received a note from a friend which contained these words: Trust your journey. […]

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this might be a ‘had to be there’ story, but here it is anyway.

It took nearly 12 hours to set up our booth at market. It was an ambitious booth, but we wanted to make a good impression. During our time setting up, we met all of our surrounding booth neighbors and most of them were very nice, and the rest of them were either interesting or entertaining, […]

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the latest.

Today Kelly D. was made the bishop of our ward. We’ve known this would happen for about a week now, and man, it is a strange thing to consider for sure. I have loved our bishop so very much. He is wonderful and I look up to him for so many reasons. There have been […]

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too many.

It was a gorgeous October day. The weather was glorious. A perfect day to be outdoors. I spent the morning photographing an event for the Utah Share organization. It is a volunteer-based group that helps families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. It was a wonderful thing to be a part of. There was […]

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asylums, phobias, and a flood.

It was a relaxing Saturday for the most part yesterday. I spent some time working in my craft room and the boys played outside most of the day. Sometimes when Josh gets bored, he comes downstairs to chat with me as I work. On this day, the topic was insane asylums. “Is it like a […]

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there is still goodness in the world

I returned home from Yellowstone Sunday night. It was amazing. So much fun. I have a post almost ready to show you pictures and tell stories, but I’m still going through the video I shot with my helmet-cam and if there is anything cool, I will add that to it. Can’t wait to finish sifting […]

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After Trek

How do I get so lucky? I have been sitting here for the last 10 minutes trying to think of an opening sentence to begin to describe the awesome adventure Trek was. I can’t find the words. So, please forgive me as I fumble around this subject that is so sweet and precious to me. […]

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Full Moon

Last night as Kelly and I lay in bed watching the news, we heard mention of the extra large moon that would be out that night. It was the closest it’s been to the earth in like 20 years. 16% larger than normal. Something to see for sure. After the news was over, Kelly got […]

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The bluff.

It was chore time. The most dreaded part of the day. The boys were complaining, doing everything except what they were supposed to do. I reminded Beck to clean up his Legos at least 10 times. At least. He has taken to yelling lately, and he is quite good at it. So, he yells, “I […]

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…but I’ve dogeared this matter for future inspection.

My parents took the boys to the circus on Saturday. They take them every year. It’s something they always look forward to. They came home so excited to tell us about the tigers who do tricks and the motorcycle guys who can ride on a ball, even an elephant named Kelly Ann, of all things, […]

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Scenes from the Farmer’s Market

Bounty Beauty Conformity Individuality Tempting Auspicious Melodious Friendly Silly And, finally, Dedicated. If a guy can get up on a Saturday morning, hitch up a piano to the back of his bike, and peddle it down to the farmer’s market to play for change and the occasional dollar bill… Well… Then I think just about […]

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true story

Yesterday I had some errands to do downtown. I decided to take my bike because (a) I had some time without children and (b) I really like the way it feels to do my errands using my own body to get me from place to place. I attached the bike trailer that is usually Beck’s […]

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epic saga

Wednesday May 26th around noonish: I see Nelly skulking around the back yard with a dead bird hanging out of her grill. I take the bird away from her, feel that it is warm (aka:fresh kill), and dispose of the body. Same day around noon-oh-five-ish: I can’t look at my sweet puppy in quite the […]

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us vs. them

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store for a few things. Milk, sour cream, yogurt…lots of yogurt, carrots, bread and Diet Mountain Dew. As I was watching the cashier scan my purchases, a man behind me in line said, “Somebody’s on a diet.” I pretended not to hear him because A) What a douche. and, […]

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