it was basically a food cart vacation

Our trip to Utah got off to a slow start when we missed our flight! It was totally my fault so I didn't get upset, I just waited a tense hour hoping that I'd be able to get on a standby flight. We got to the gate 15 minutes after they shut the doors, just in time to watch our plane fly away!

I did get the very last seat on a flight to Oakland, which then connected us to Utah. It was a long afternoon, but we made it! Sam was a trooper. On the way to Utah we flew through the worst turbulence I've ever flown through. yikes.  
But! Once we made it it was a week and a half full of fun. Lots of a great food, parks, pools, sun, and of course, friends and family! 
I won't say how many times we frequented art city donuts, but let's just say we tried all the flavors we wanted to. This is my new nephew holding some of the goods when we went to provo's food truck round up, which was a lot of fun. I wish they had had that when we lived there, but then again, I do live in like the food cart capital of the world or something and I'm used to it. But we tried some burritos, burgers, grilled cheese, waffles, green smoothies and pizza. It was all delicious. We all know how I like to plan vacations around food.


Before I start posting things from our trip to Utah, I figure I'd better catch up first. These are from the 4th of July, and I guess the 24th of July is a fitting day to post about it. (I guess?)

We had some friends over for dinner (we had them over last year too and made the same main dish, so I guess we have a tradition started). We (I) hemmed and hawed about going down to the waterfront for fireworks but it was like where will we park or do we want to walk back in the dark or how will sam handle staying in the stroller (not well), ETC so we did not go down which was a little sad. And we can't see a single firework from our building which is lame, but there is always next year, right?

Plus the first night or so that we were in Utah, people were lighting fireworks fairly close to my parents house and so I saw a tiny show, just for me.

But our friends thought ahead and brought some little sparklers so we had a little toddler-friendly firework show and it was still very festive.

happy pioneer day!

july looks like this

week one: so hot. sooooo hot.

Maybe this is the month I figure out how to half-tuck my shirt without it looking dumb.

Missing Utah fireworks

Berry picking: eat alllll the raspberries. Can't wait to go back for more.

Dave wore a hat berry picking, which is literally the first time I've ever seen him in a baseball cap.

Solo flight with Sam today...a little nervous.

Thinking I finally packed without packing 10 extra clothing items, so I'd have them "just in case I really need a cardigan, etc."

I still packed all my hats because I may need all 3 of them at different times, you know?

june was like this

A lot more mediocre meals than we'd like

Forgetting I was making yogurt and burning a crockpot full of milk

Driving along and noticing a small spider floating down my window; calmly grabbing the web string and throwing it out the window. whaaaaat? I'm an adult.

Reading two books within the 3 week check out period because I couldn't renew them. Record of my adult life.

Staying under the grocery budget by $2. Record of our married life, I swear. And it's not like it's make or break, but this time it was about just doing it for the sake of knowing it's possible. The key to our success, after trying many things: one store, one time per week.

Bought beautiful, lovely fabric and then cut into it using a pattern that was scaled wrong so...yeah. Still hoping I can salvage that one. Me + sewing = 2 hours sewing, 1 hour unpicking. oi.  I did make Sam a bucket hat (another pattern scaling issue, so he needs a bigger one already) and finished the quiet book I've been working on for months.

We started watching Goldrush on netflix and I'm a little embarrassed but it's something we can't look away from. So many terrible catch phrases. So many poor decisions. Nothing really happens.

Reading the same books over and over and over...

Face-timing with my sister who was on maternity leave. Why we haven't been face-timing for the last two years regularly is beyond me.

After my no-more-lateness resolution, I was on time to a few more things. Winning. 

Lots of splash pads, parks and story times.

So much assertion of independence and frustration.

Weird stretching. Sweet love for his stuffed animals. He likes to hold them, cuddle them and bite their faces. We can't get enough of this boy! Except at 8:00 pm.

A great birthday filled with donuts, favorite sweet potato burritos, rootbeer floats, strawberry cake and salted chocolate caramel tart. Dave and my MIL can really throw a party! Also I would eat salted chocolate caramel tart every day.

A new nephew that is so so cute, who I can't wait to see next week. (this was the best part of June!)