Monday, May 19, 2008


So, um, I never quite know how to start my posts. I notice that I usually want to begin with so, and it has really been a conscious effort on my part not to start everyone that way. It has been a couple of weeks though, so...
Last weekend was pretty good. We went to the Living Traditions Festival on Friday with Marianne and Bryan. We always go for the food. This year I tried some tamales and papusas from El Savador. Mmmm. The papusa was yumminess itself. Really, it was a heaven of cheesy, bready, fried goodness. Maybe not so good for my hips. Really, though, my good intentions are always weak at best and I always make exceptions for Festivals and State Fairs and Farmers Markets.
Saturday I photographed Kaili. Isn't she cute? She wasn't so sure about me for almost the whole sitting, but finally took a liking at the end. The key was blowing a bunch of weeds we picked into the air. I will have to remember that for the next time. Kaili is my cousin BreeAnn's stepdaughter and BreeAnn is such a good mom to her. It was great to see them together.
The rest of Saturday was spent ripping out all of the grapevines on our fence. It took 7 hours. Whitney helped and for that I will be eternally grateful. It was a dirty, hot job. We were all sunburned, and I now have a really sweet mid calf tan. The highlight however, was the snail colony we discovered. Who knew so many slimy things were hiding under the fence? Whitney was freaked out by their sliminess, Oliver ate them and Scott threw them into the road to die; apparently the manly way to kill snails.
We are slowly making progress on the yard. I have the master plan in my mind and it is s0 hard to be patient. I want it all done now! Too bad everything takes so much time and costs so much money. Our next project is painting the porch roof. It desperately needs it. Scott was having a moment on Saturday when the sander we bought wasn't doing the job. Lucky for me we had Creamies on hand. They saved the day.


Rob & Kelli said...

What a great way to spend the weekend after a whirwind of events. You have such a great yard and I can't wait to see all your master plans come forth. We love you guys!

Taryn said...

Hey Travis would be thrilled you ate pupsas. He served his mission in El Salvadore and is always wanting me to make them. i bet your yard is coming together. You should take a picture of all your hard work so far. Love you!

caitlin said...

I do that exact same thing when I go to fairs, farmers markets, go on vacations.. It seems like in my mind I use it as an excuse, and eat, eat, eat. I also tend to shop shop shop. Luckily Bob knows that, and still loves me!

(Oh and good call on the Otter Pops, I need to stock up on those!)

Tyler & BreeAnn Fankhauser said...

That pictures is way cute of Kaili! I am glad we finally got her to spin!

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

I love love love that picture of the little girl. You should definetely put that on your website if you can. The colors are perfect! just a beautiful picture :)

PS- I love the "manly" way to kill snails :)