August Favorites

September 7, 2012
In Cedar City
  • When I took my car in because it was overheating at the drop of a hat and they couldn’t find anything wrong, so they just flushed out and replaced some fluid, didn’t charge me, and the car has now not had a problem for weeks.
  • Afternoon Tea at the Grand America with my grandparents. Such a lovely afternoon (and many thanks to Bart’s parents for watching Ella while we were gone for several hours).
  • Ella, at Top Pot Doughnuts, telling the table next to us, “I eating doughnuts! For breakfast!”
  • Spending more time doing some creative projects. It’s been just really relaxing for me to listen to my audiobooks and do something with my hands. 
  • These creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles. I bought a new popsicle mold at the grocery store a couple of weeks and now I’m obsessed with homemade popsicles. 
  • This cake stand I got my mom for her birthday – I thought it was just LOVELY. 
  • Attending three shows at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. I’ve gone with my family many many times since I was a child, and it was so fun to be there for the first time in a couple of years. I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite this year.
  • The woman who told Ella she had beautiful eyes and asked where she’d gotten them from. Ella exclaimed, “From my daddy!”
  • Several home organizational projects. I am just so happy with the changes we’ve made. I will bore you with way too many details about them over the next couple weeks, I’m sure. 
  • These red maternity jeans. I am rather obsessed with them (and trying to figure out if buying a purple pair would be overkill. . . ). 
  • Vacations, obviously.
With her cousin Peanut (Merrick‘s little boy)

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  • Reply preethi September 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Those popsicles look amazing. May need to make them as a last hurrah to summer.

    Also, am seriously tempted by those jeans you keep mentioning. I can only ever find the ones with the full panel (which I LOATHE, and which is why I have avoided maternity pants), but perhaps the low/short panel would be okay? But then, it hardly seems worth it for 2 more weeks…decisions…

  • Reply Señora H-B September 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Everything you write about Ella makes me dream of having kiddos. She is the cutest!

  • Reply Merrick September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Love that picture of our babies!

  • Reply Elaine September 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I love the story about doughnuts for breakfast. Thanks for a good laugh.
    I peeked at the red jeans and discovered that they are having a one day, 25% off sale today, so…

  • Reply Janet September 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I'm gonna say that August was a pretty good month for you! yay! 🙂

  • Reply emandtrev September 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I love this. I too love what Ella said about donuts for breakfast. Of course I'm still talking about the donuts… 😉

    I say go for that purple pair of maternity jeans! I recently found a pair of exercise capris from Old Navy. I LOVE them. I him-hawed around about getting another pair in a different color and now they aren't available. Sadness.

  • Reply alisonwonderland September 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Hearing about Ella just makes me smile!

    Which three plays did you see at the USF this year? My husband (and sometimes our kids) have been going for 15 years and look forward to it every year. We saw five of the six plays this summer, and I think my favorite was To Kill a Mockingbird (though I enjoyed them all).

  • Reply Saskia September 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    My dad and I saw The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and I loved it. The actors were having so much fun it was totally infectious.

  • Reply chanel September 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I dont know how i have stayed away for so long! your blog is the best! you give off so many cheerful vibes. i need more of you in my life- the french books are sooooo interesting to me, going to get them tomorrow! thanks! and im dying to know about you and your sisters' names- cause they're the coolest, there must be some story behind them?
    you make me want to go to Seattle too! correction: you make me want to finagle my husband's work to give him a business trip to Seattle. 😉

    and you are super brave, colored pants scare me. if you're rockin red, purple can only be more awesome, plus they're maternity- anything goes while growing humans!

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