Friday, October 30, 2009

This is how we do it.

This is how we rock Halloween. M Style.
This is how Tara and I rock Halloween. Church style.
This is how I am a raven. Martha style.


My Parents are Cool

Obviously. Check it:
Happy HaLLoWeEn!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BAM.

Jazz season. Again. Like it was never gone. Only this time we don't have to worry that Milsap wont be with us for long. Phew. Its going to be another long season. In the words of Bouler..."Buckle Up!"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Last Year

we were wiTcHes

with a cat.

Sue Quote of the Week:

Sometimes people ask me, “Sue, how come you’re so sensitive to minorities?” Well, I’ll tell you why. Because I know firsthand how hard it is to struggle as a minority in America today. I’m one-sixteenth Comanche Indian. In fact, I like minorities so much, I’m thinking of moving to California to become one.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Favorite

I am surviving work today by watching and listening to my favorite TV show. Please tell me you watch this show. It is too hilarious and awesome to miss. The soundtrack comes out shortly. I am very excited about that. Here, have a little watch and listen with me. You're welcome.





Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Fall Fall

Tyler and I went for a fall drive yesterday through Washington Park and the Arboretum. The colors are incredible right now. I hope we get a few more beautiful crisp days before the rain is here to stay!



Friday, October 16, 2009

My Elder

What better way to start out the weekend than by getting pictures of my little brother who is serving a mission for our church in Paraguay? Boy do I miss him. A lot.
But I don't think it is possible to be more proud of someone than I am of him.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is Danny

He is my baby brother who is not so baby anymore. Isn't he a stud? I am not totally sure when he got all grown up, but it has definitely been since I moved to Portland. He is a sports superstar. I have always loved going to watch my brothers games.
Especially in the fall.
I so wish I could be there right now.

What is better than a fall baseball game on Saturday morning?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A little more Plumper

We picked an absolutely beautiful fall day to visit Plumper Pumpkin Patch. It was round two for us and it was as sweet and fun as I remembered. There is nothing better than being outside and enjoying fall time activities. I love the smell of fall, and the colors of fall and the crisp air of fall. This was my kind of afternoon.
Tyler did not have total sucess on the pumpkin sling. Next year. Definitely next year.

Ty Ty enjoyed the larger than head sunflowers.


Ty Ty also enjoyed the childrens tractor.


Don't we look perfectly posed? We should be in a magazine. I know. Too perfect.
We loved Plumper round 2!


Monday, October 12, 2009

A few little European photos

I have been avoiding this post because I have been too overwhelmed with the concept of summarizing my incredible trip, and only posting a few photos. So I have finally decided to just throw up some fun pictures and call it good.

Just suffice it to say that this trip far exceeded my expectations. Which is pretty amazing considering I have been dreaming of this trip for the last 10 years. I loved every place we went, and it was so wonderful to travel with my sister and one of my dearest friends of 10 years. I am so lucky to have been able to take this trip! So here a few fun pictures. We took about 1300, so cutting it down to this was not an easy task. I hope you enjoy them.

First stop was Paris. This was the adorable little street that our hotel was on in the Marais district.
Notre Dame. So beautiful and stunning.
Victory of Somathrace.
This is my very favorite sculpture. It was an absolutely incredible experience to see her in person. She was even more beautiful than I expected.
Rickie is definitely one of my favorite people to travel with...for a lot of reasons. One is that she is funny. Very very funny. And another is that we are both very mature. Obviously.
The view from the Eiffel Tower at night.
The Eiffel Tower was gorgeous. I was so happy we were there when it lit up. I was missing my husband a lot at this romantic spot.
Germany- Bamberg, Munich, Fussen:
I cannot even begin to say how much I loved Germany. I did not expect it to be so awesome, so I was very pleasantly surprised.
Bamberg was beyond adorable.
Rickie and I loved the little rose gardens. Again, very mature.
Rothenberg. Without-a-doubt the most adorable place I have ever seen, and ever expect to see.
We loved the huge amazing Christmas stores. We spent many hours and Euros there.
Hofbrauhaus in Munich...where we discovered Apple Schrole. Joy.
Fussen Germany where the fairy tale castle was born.


Interlaken, Switzerland:
We took a train ride through the alps that was completely stunning. The final destination was the Jungfraujoch.
Ice caves were very cold and very awesome. The top of the Alps: Jungfraujoch. Gorgeous.
Paragliding.
Cinque Terre, Italy:
Have you ever seen anywhere so wonderful?
Time on the beach was so refreshing. We were so exhausted when we got here that spending the day on the beach and in the ocean was one of my favorite moments of the trip.The entrance to our adorable hotel.
The church in Monteroso.
Florence, Italy:
Florence turned out to be one of my favorite stops we made. I love this city so much.
This is at Piazza Michelangelo.
The Bernini doors. So incredible.
The Duomo was one of my favorites as well. Our hotel was in this very piazza. I loved waking up to the church bells every morning (well almost every morning).
We stopped at a beautiful church to hear a choir of monks sing. Before the concert we walked around the ground through this fabulous cemetery. I had never seen anything like it before.
Ponte Vecchio.
The Florence markets are a large part of why I fell so madly in love with this city. Just look at the setting. It was jam packed with leather belts, bags, jewelry and incredible scarves. We went a little crazy here on the shopping. It was to die for.
Last on the line up was Rome. I loved that city. A lot. A lot.

The Parthenon.
We are supermodels. Obviously. There was a lot of awesome posing going on everywhere here. We just could not help ourselves. We are at the Spanish Steps.
The Vatican. As incredible as you would expect.
St. Peters Basilica.
I could not totally love this place because of the absolute opulence. The gold, sparkles, art, sculptures etc etc was out of control. But still amazing.
La Pieta was the best part of St. Peters for me. It was so beautiful. It was so overwhelming to me to see these gorgeous pieces of art in person. They are so powerful. I don't think I will ever forget how I felt when I saw them. The David, Victory of Somathrace, Venus, La Pieta and so many more were just so incredible and so memorable.
I also have to mention the Sistine Chapel. While I wanted to die wandering through the miles of crap the Vatican houses and forces you through, the Sistine Chapel was breathtaking and so worth the trek.


The whole trip was, as I said, beyond description and beyond fabulous. I am so grateful I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine at only 23. Now I need to dream up a new location to start petitioning to visit!