Sep 30, 2010

Labor Day 2010: Timpanogos Caves

couples stretching. it was a joke until it felt so good


really creepy

indie engagement shot

cool people inside the cave

cool stuff inside the cave

My first successful/ish jumping picture of my life

I already tried baking snickerdoodles

Now accepting remedies to any/all of the following:

-Feeling worthless in a creative profession
-Being exhausted
-Not being able to get a weird dream about a little brother being really sick out of my head (where were all my dreamcatchers on that one??)
-Having a cold sore
-Having nothing to say

Yes, I know these are all temporary

Sep 29, 2010

planet fitness

I wish there were a way to talk to my sisters/friends while I run for an hour. It'd be so easy!

Why is there a bucket of Tootsie Rolls at the front desk of a gym?

Sep 24, 2010

just for fun?

Sometimes I try really hard to have road rage

Sep 22, 2010

Fish Lake, UT

August 28-31, 2010

I am so thankful for Aspens. I think I might need them to live. Don't tell Willows but after this trip, Aspens may have inched past them on my favorite tree list. (It's been neck and neck for years)
Now we just need to get him on the Narrow Gauge

wild bill


Sep 17, 2010

Simba, you deliberately disobeyed me

Giggled through the whole thing/wanted to cry it was so beautiful. Courtney was a perfect date. I want to be a set designer. Or a bird-flyer. Rafiki. The music. The costumes. The baby elephant.

I'm addicted to Angry Birds

Sugar High

Just close your eyes and pour the sugar in the mixer. It's really really worth it.

Oatmeal Cake
1 cup old-fashioned rolledoats
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats and water and let stand while mixing the rest of the cake. Using an electric mixer, cream margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt and add to egg mixture. Add vanilla, oats mixture, and nuts, if desired. Pour into a greased 9-by-9-inch or 11-by-7-inch pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool and frost with penuche frosting.

Penuche Frosting
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream or milk
2 1/2 to 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

In a saucepan, melt butter and sugar, stirring constantly over medium heat. Add cream slowly, cooking and stirring until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar until it is the right consistency to spread on cake. Decorate with nuts, if desired.

*I doubled both recipes and it made three 8" circles and the perfect amount of frosting.

Sep 7, 2010

leamington 4/24/10

(regan was here too but he was too busy taking pictures to be in pictures)