Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone!

It's been a fun-filled Halloween weekend with family and friends in the city.

Halloween in the city is the best people watching ever-in my opinion.

Friday night we went to The Procession of the Ghouls at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

It was the most interesting thing I've ever done for Halloween. A silent movie accompanied by the organ followed by a cat-walk of sorts with the most amazing costumes I've ever seen.

The ambiance was an act in itself, so amazing.

Now I'm enjoying a full tummy of home-made gnocchi's, relaxing in my pj's, hearing the door knock from trick-or-treater's and getting ready to watch Harry Potter.

What a pleasant evening--how lucky am I?!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Postcard from D.C.

Greetings from The District!

I'm here till Friday and then heading to NYC.

I've been having a fabulous time with my friend Leyah and catching up with my dearest friend Abbie.

I'll fill you in on all the fun things I've been doing later.

But for now, I'm soaking up our Nation's capital and loving every second of it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Man Up

Last week I had a less than impressive experience with a guy.

Last week I also saw this article at the grocery store as I was checking out.

How befitting.

I did a double take, because I saw the words 'Man Up & endangered species'.

Such words are super comforting to us non-marrieds.{insert sarcasm}

Don't misunderstand me, I get annoyed with the girls that man bash. Because I have the most amazing father and brothers. And I have had really great guys come into my life as well.

So I know the amazing guys are out there.

But I must say at times I feel like the real men are an endangered species.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Autumn Picnic








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Picnics are always a good idea, no matter what the season.

Well maybe not in the winter, unless I'm cozy in an igloo. But you get what I'm saying right...

We had a wonderful picnic with leaves crunching beneath us, herbal tea, mallows roasting by the fire, lomito's,{a divine traditional Chilean pork sandwich with avocado's and tomatoes, my fave}& hilarious stories told round the fire.

I think picnic's in the fall need to happen every year. I'm even thinking I'll start making my own tradition of it.

p.s. I'm watching the live coverage of the Chilean miners being rescued and I can't help but be overcome with joy for them. To think 2 months being underground and today we get to see history unfold before our eyes as they are brought up one by one. It's a modern day miracle.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally she's arrived.

{Pictures taken up American Fork Canyon}

Today was the first day it felt like autumn.

It's felt like an Indian summer here in Utah, with temperatures in the high 80's up until today.

That's fine and dandy and all, but I like to have my season's. Summer had her fair share of time.

Now it's time for that delicious chill in the air, spiced aroma's, warm drinks that soothe me, cracklin' fires, layered clothes and all the other things that make up autumn.

I am looking forward to it all.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Pie

Can you believe I made my very first pie from scratch a couple weeks ago?

It was such a monumental occasion that I have a picture of me with the pie, as seen above.

Don't get me wrong, I've assembled pies before, you know buy the crust pre-made, dump the pie filling from the can in the pre-made crust and then put it in the oven.

It's shameful I know, but I was always intimidated about making pies, because it seemed to be something that mother's and grandmother's did and had a whole science and theory behind the recipe.

Those days are from the past now.

I was watching my amazing friend and roomie Brett whip up these pies from scratch and I thought it was high time I gave it a try.

So with some direction and a recipe from Brett I made the most scrumptious apple pie.

Goodbye days of the cans and pre-made crusts and hello to all the pies I plan on making.

I have a hunch we are going to have a wonderful relationship!