Sunday, July 31, 2011


we got this salsa to try it out (we love chips and salsa), and found that this salsa is amazing. we at the whole jar in one sitting. we will probably get some again in the future.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Basket and Knobs

We went to walmart today, to get a basket for my bike (to better carry groceries with), and some knobs for our bathroom cabinets (they only have one knob, and need two... unfortunately they don't come in singles.). we got home and started to put the basket on my bike... it didn't fit. and the knobs on the cabinet doors... the screw weren't long enough. both were huge disappointments.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Colorado Potato Beetle Larve

These little bugs like to eat potatoes (and tomato plants too, we've heard). we found an infestation of them in our garden, eating and demolishing our potatoes. we were most disappointed. upon further research, we've discovered that most pesticides don't work, and that the ones that work well are only available for commercial use. its been a big disapointment.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


On my way up to the temple today, I passed these beautiful lilies. I just had to stop and date a picture.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Job applications

I got to start job hunting today.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Because today was Pioneer day, observed, we were able to spend some time cuddling on our new couch, watching star trek (various episodes of the original series, next gen, and voyager) and eating watermelon

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011


I more or less fixed the skirt that was falling off me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bench Grinder

When we went to the DI, we found this bench grinder for a good deal (all of $9!!).  Drew absolutely could not pass it up, and was so excited to have some "real tools"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Polynesian flowers

I'm not sure if they really are, but they look it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011


My road biking class ended today, with a century ride.  we got this sticker at the end of our ride.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Giving a ride on a dirt bike

At work today, we had a teacher call and say he was missing a test, but that he had already picked them all up.  Our supervisor, not being sure that it was in the mix he had picked up, was going to walk all the way up the hill to his office to take a look for herself.  My coworker offered her a ride on his dirt bike.  She surprised us all by accepting the offer.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Creative Bike Lock

It certainly would be harder to steal this bike.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Decorative Lamps

On my way to class most days, I pass this lamp.  I've never seen the artichokeness of it, but it is an interesting lamp nonetheless.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Growing things

We checked our garden today, and found that our lettuce is thriving.  i can't wait for it to get a bit bigger, so we can have some of our yummy home-grown lettuce. :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Welcome home President and Sister Hutchings!

My mission president came home recently, and had his homecoming talk and we had a mission reunion this weekend. it was really fun, and a good to see them again

Saturday, July 9, 2011

lil' ponies

We were down visiting Drew's grandma, and out playing with her dog. these cute guys wandered up, and we just had to take a picture

Friday, July 8, 2011

On my classes ride

I got this shot while listening to my professor tell stories about people jumping off the bridge we just crossed, and dying because they weren't smart about it. just another reminder to me to not do anything like that.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ducks playing in the sprinklers

as i was taking my daily ride through the nature park, i noticed these ducks sitting in the sprinklers, making sure to wander in and out of them. they had the right idea :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


after being so darn hot the last few days, we finally invested in a fan. and man, has it been wonderful.

Monday, July 4, 2011

chinese dragon

There was a chinese dragon in this years parade (don't worry, we had our storm troopers, princess leia, jedi knight, and darth vader too).

Sunday, July 3, 2011

even my water is hot...

It was SOOOOO hot tonight, so we moved the mattress off the bed, and put it beneath the window to try and get some of the breeze that was coming in. right before we did this, we soaked ourselves in cold water, to try and evaporate it and make it better, and as i was taking a drink, i noticed that it wasn't even just room temperature, it was hot.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rose Blooms

I sat outside for a few minutes after taking a hard test, just enjoying the sunshine, and the feeling of not doing, and not thinking, just being still. i was drawn and looked at these beautiful roses and the rose blooms next to me for a good long while, and eventually decided to share them with the rest of you.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Boat house

I've seen this before, and always wanted to get a picture. today presented a great chance. the home strech of a 40 mile ride (in 2.5 hours!), with no one waiting for me to catch up (i'm always the slowest of the group). i took the opportunity to share this wonderful part of rexburg with the general public.