Thursday, October 2, 2014


It was so nice to have my parents in town last week. They are so lovely. My mom suggested going to Hogle Zoo in SLC- which is a fabulous idea- but I thought... I will sweat so much walking around outside... maybe an aquarium? I'm glad she settled because gosh I liked it. The penguins getting fed, the octopus suctioned on to the glass, the tunnel under the pool of sharks, ooo and the 14 ft. anaconda in the South America animals section- it made me want to go to one of the huge aquariums with whales in CA or Florida... or wherever they are. Some of us may have snoozed during the visit, I won't say who.
My teeth look miraculously white in this photo... 
Also, I wanted to say that these blog posts on a woman's career were so inspiring to me. Although currently my career is being a mom at home, and I'm mostly happy with that (it is rewarding, but you know it has it's ups and downs), it felt satisfying to me to read posts about confident career women, especially this video of Peggy in the tv show Mad Men, which is set in the 60's. 

On a separate note, Grandma Phoebe you will love to know that my good friend Whitney Lawter (the one who went to India whose blog you followed?) is expecting a baby boy at the beginning of next year! As is my other previous room mate, Kelsey, whom I don't think you know, but they are both expecting baby boys within weeks of each other. I'm so giddy for them. Was it coincidental?! I think they planned it :)

And, I found a legit website for moms and moms-to-be, It's sophisticated, talking about maternity and mom wear, nursery decor, the cool diaper bag options, and personal stories of how moms deal with twins and babies in the NICU and that sort of thing.

Some more photos under the "read more" if you're interested.

Her bum! isn't it so darling?

I'm melting at this photo. Of Brent and Ella at the restaurant Blue Lemon in Salt Lake with both his and my parents.


  1. Great pictures - wish I could have been with you all in Utah... can't wait until Christmastime to see you and little Eleanor. AND
    Congratulations to Whitney & her husband...never forget, this lass washed the feet of lepers in India AND DID NOT COMPLAIN...Brave Whitney. These lovely babies will make this world a better place for the next generation...

    1. Your comments are so sweet Phoebe. They always make me smile. What a kind and thoughtful person you are-if only we could meet in person!

  2. I love her. And I love yall too.