Tuesday, February 28, 2012

and now I must wait

Last night I finished season 2 of the PBS series, Downton Abbey. How could I love a show more... it rules. But now I have to wait for the new season! It's probably for the best. Here I am each day, just itching to fall in bed, and then I decide to watch multiple episodes at a time and keep myself up way past midnight. It's pathetic. When the new season is here - I'll only be able to watch one at a time... good for someone who obviously has little self control when it comes to stories about privileged people who live in a really really big houses.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

somewhere in between

I don't know where I've been... somewhere between sick kids, life with a 15 month old who is convinced he is physically attached to my hip or all hell breaks loose, desperately trying to lose the baby weight that I've taken on with said 15 month old, and trying to keep my house from looking like a frat house or something off an episode of hoarders. I took on some freelance projects and watched my brother's kids at their house for a week while they were in Europe. And as I now look at how long it has been since I last posted, I am somewhat embarrassed. My apologies (mostly to Jennie, my sole follower).

All I have to offer today is the two things that have most recently made me very happy.

Item number 1: Mountain Mike's Cinnamon Dessert Pizza. Whomever created this must have made a deal with the Devil. It is perfection and I could eat 7 slices in one sitting. It is only $7, and I have found it to be my new addiction. There used to be a joint in Provo while I was at BYU called Pizza Pipeline. I was addicted to their cinnamon bread sticks. They came with a tub of frosting and the day they closed down I literally felt a part of my heart break. Mountain Mike's has healed all wounds with it's version of this amazing treat. Heaven help me... I'll never lose my baby weight if I keep eating them.

Item number 2: Josh Ritter's latest video. Ry found this for me and it is breathtaking. It was created with over 12,000 pieces of construction paper, shown as it was shot, with no effects added in post. It is amazing. I love Josh Ritter's music - but I love even more when people create things like this... it requires so much love, effort - hands on technique that I can't not be complete in awe of it.


Josh Ritter - Love Is Making Its Way Back Home from Josh Ritter on Vimeo.

Monday, February 6, 2012

a rare treat

Getting out to see my heartthrob play is getting harder and harder now that we have 3 kids. Most of Ry's shows don't even begin until after 9pm, so I always feel like I am asking too much of our babysitters, and seem to find myself going less and less. 

Luckily I have some pretty amazing sisters, grandmas and grandpas, and in-laws who often hold down the fort for me late into the night so I can attend when I make the trek. Thanks to Aunt Jennie... this weekend was a night I didn't want to miss.

It's been so long since Ryan has played his own stuff, so it was quite the rare treat to hear him play live - and the backing up band are some of the most talented musicians and friends we know... I got to hang out with some cool people, hit up Ryan's friend Bren for his latest movie reviews (he never lets me down), watch my man do his thing and get a tasty bean and cheese burrito from my favorite mexi-dive on the way home. 

All in all, it was a fabulous night.

The review is here.