I can't take much more...
Friday, January 29, 2010
I can't take much more...
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This last weekend Dave and I went up to his parent's cabin with some friends and had a glorious time! Here's a few pics. We went sledding and beat Tara and Chris down the hill - no contest people!
It was gorgeous up there with the snow falling down, really peaceful.
For awhile anyway.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I love historical movies, and the Victorian era is truly fascinating. I think Emily Blunt was fantastic in it along with Paul Bettany and Rupert Friend (Mr. Wickam in the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice - who he is also dating in real life btw).
My friend Hayley and I went to see it at the only place in Utah that you can, The Broadway Centre Theatre downtown. And I would highly recommend it. I never knew a lot about Queen Victoria other than her era of reigning changed the course of England and made it brilliant. What I learned from the movie is how truly a determined and strong woman she was, how her and her devoted husband were fantastic leaders who not only helped the poor, were patrons to the arts and science, but were completely in love.
A beautiful story and beautifully filmed (and gorgeous dresses for those of you out there that love that kind of thing - you know who you are).
Thursday, January 14, 2010
two of my sister's birthdays (poor girls),
gloomy, grey skies,
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and a day off work - wahoo!)
....but mostly it's a pretty poopy month....
I'm ready to move on.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium purple onion, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
** Modifications by me: add a dash of fresh ground pepper, add more cilantro (if you're into that kind of thing, which I totally am), add one minced serrano chile depending on your desired hotness. Oh and use one of these babies if at all possible:
(You can't 'click to enlarge' so don't try ;) My mom gave me hers because she doesn't really cook much anymore. They're only like $15 but a great investment. I hate cutting up onions and this thing did it in like 3 seconds. It also cut up garlic, cilantro, you name it. Perfect for guacamole making and many other things I'm sure.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Our 5th year anniversary of getting married at this beautiful place...
(picture taken at the Mo-Tab Christmas concert - not bad Natalie Cole,
but also not my favorite, truth be told).
Taking pictures of my brother Tyler, his wife Mar, and their cute 'lil guy, Harrison.
Mar's impromptu glamour shots (that she's going to hate me for posting). You pose perfectly btw ;)
Monday, January 4, 2010