Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I am loving the ISI Mini Whip my sister in law gave us for Christmas...it is a little piece of heaven. I find myself wanting to make stuff just so I can use it. You mix fresh cream, sugar and vanilla, and then add the co2 cartridge to fluff it up and...PRESTO! You've got wonderful whipped cream that stays for up to two weeks in your fridge! Thanks Les! (found at Williams Sonoma)
If you've ever been to a rodeo, you know the heart palpitating adrenaline rush of watching the courageous (or crazy) manly men mount their bulls and ride till they can't ride no mo! One of my favorite things is to watch the cowboys in all their gear and glory standing on the "sidelines" waiting for their turn and supporting their bros- the patriotism of it all almost brings tears to my eyes.
I love feathers. I love birds too. When I was growing up my mom had a vase of peacock feathers in our living room and I had no idea how avante garde that was. Feathers are beautiful examples of how God uses nature as art. And just to let you know, feathers are hot for Fall fashion ya'll.
The hunk recently went on a motorcycle ride around the world...okay he only went to Arizona, California, and Nevada, but anyways.... he smells a perfume he really likes every now and then on lady folk and he never has the courage to ask what they're wearing. On his bike trip he smelled it again and I think because he was in the company of another man as back up he finally asked his waitress what it was. She said she was wearing Betsey Johnson perfume, so he went and snatched it up for me. I just love it! Men out there, don't be afraid to get that special one you love something yummy to wear...trust me, she'd much rather you be smelling perfume on her than on the waitress at Lacoocaracha Cantina.
When my sister Eliza went hopping around Europe she caught a little clip on her camera of the Whirling Dervishes in Turkey- we're talking about the real deal people. It is such a spiritual experience to watch them twirling to the music- I can't imagine how rad it would be to see it in person. How do they not get dizzy? How do they not fall over? How do they keep their focus when tons of people are watching them? The swirling skirts, the tilted head, the tall thimble like hat, the arms just so.....how cool are they!? (look them up on youtube)
(photo courtesy of Mr. Wright on flickr)
The book- Peace Like a River. It was such a wonderful read! I loved the characters, the story, and all of the description- there was a child like innocence about it. I don't read a lot of fiction but I highly recommend this one.
There is nothing better than standing around the piano and singing hymns. Especially when there are people to take all the different parts and harmonize. Nothing speaks to my soul more than a beautiful song. Some of my favorites are Abide with Me, Come Thou Font (to be sung at my funeral), For the Beauty of the Earth, If You Could Hie to Kolob, and Sweet Hour of Prayer.
Something about this Thom Browne outfit speaks to me...it's probably the same part of me that likes garden gnomes, Oilily, Nutella, umbrellas, and watching the old Willy Wonka movie.
Thom Browne Fall line 2008
Little boys in baseball caps.
And the token food item in my top ten this week would have to be my latest candy craving- sour patch kids...sweet, sour, shaped like little people, what's more to say?
wow, this is a really big picture
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The Model- Kraftwerk
Fashion- David Bowie
M79- Vampire Weekend
Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem
The 15th- Fischerspooner
Chick Habit- April March
Pretty Baby- Blondie
Digital Versicolor- Glass Candy
Ice Cream- New Young Pony Club
And my personal favorite…Little Bit- Lykke Li
ice cream at Coldstone after lunch at Bajio and our traditional pilgrimage to Target
Eliza is one of those amazing people that always thinks of others before herself. Completely unselfish and caring, she makes you feel like a million bucks. When I'm with her she gives me undivided attention and is totally enthralled in our conversation. She is also wise beyond her years. I find myself going to her to get advice and hear her opinion on things even though she is younger than me. I think I have the most hilarious family on earth, but Eliza would definitely rank among those that could travel with a few of us in a comedy troop. I need to wear Depends when I'm with her because she says the funniest things!
Eliza and her BFF Elaine made a scrumptious authentic Albanian meal of stuffed peppers and tomatoes, YUM!
We like to tease Eliza and call her Mother Theresa because she takes care of everyone. She babysits everyones kids, tends to the sick, nurtures the sad and lonesome hearts, and loves every soul she comes in contact with. Aside from the fact that she worked in an orphanage in Ecuador, served a mission in Albania, and interned at an adoption agency, she also completed her social work degree at BYU, and is now a certified Social Worker- which every family needs don't you think? Eliza would drop everything to help you, and on her way over she'll call to see if you need a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, or a bag of candy, seriously.
I could go on and on about her but to top off the list of amazingness she...
sings like a sparrow,
makes the BEST lemon bars,
does my dishes,
gives the BEST back rubs,
and loves me enough to tell me when my tags are poking out of my shirt.
Frankly, I'm a little boggled by the fact that she wasn't the first to get married out of us sisters because she is the most qualified...sorry to embaress you dear Lize. I am taking applications for those interested in courting her...you must meet high quality control standards, but I'm a pretty open person and everyone deserves a first date. She's going to kill me for this, but she's like a Krispy Kreme donut- Hot and Now!!
We Love Eliza!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
30 of these babies were skillfully folded for Addy's class. Do you know what they are? Remember in elementary school when you use to tell eachothers fortunes or have some smart-alec remark at the end of the folded wonders, well I brought back this trend in all its origami glory. The little 10 year olds better appreciate my cleverness.
30 of these mini airplane miracles were also born last night over tivoed American Idol. They consist of a smartie, piece of gum, two life-savers, and a rubber band. I ran out of gas at the end and just slipped a piece of paper over the top of the gum that isn't the cutest, but it gets the message across.
Hopefully school will resume tomorrow, stale cupcakes will be sent with the younglings, and valentines will be dispersed, I just hope they don't bring home too many conversation hearts- I don't have good feelings about those.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Nana & Shelly
The Girls.......... Jeanne, Sara, Leslie and Shelly
We LOVE you SHELLY!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
1- What time is it- 9:56am
2- What is your full name- Sara Beth Robinson Schofield...Sumner...
3- What are you most afraid of- I'm not afraid of much, heights, and escapee zoo animals- I keep having a re-occuring nightmare that there is a gorilla loose in the neighborhood and he's trying to get into my house- I'd love to have a psychiatrist analyze that one!
4- What is the last boot-legged movie you watched- ummmmm, do I really want to answer this? Do you mean one that we copied or one that we bought already copied? We recently watched the Bourne Ultimatum that Chris "backed up". Dear Mr. FBI agent, if you're reading this, we are upstanding citizens that rarely break the law.
5- Birthplace- St. George, Utah
6- What is your favorite food- Salmon or the ultimate Sunday dinner of roast, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and chocolate cake, oh and I really like thai food and sushi, okay I guess I just like everything...except bologna.....gross.
7- What is your natural hair color- dirty blonde, that sounds way more interesting than it actually is
8- Are you a neat freak- no, I'm clean and organized but I'm not ocd and I do not keep an immaculate home- I'm a big pile person- sometimes I wish I was a neat freak, but I have too many other hang ups to add that one to the mix
9- Ever been in a car accident- unfortunately many times yes, the worst had to be that cold icy night long ago when I hit and spun a cops car on the freeway and his precious dog was inside- he was more concerned about making sure his dog was okay, than checking on me- I guess I can understand that logic considering dogs don't wear seat belts....or do they?
10- croutons or bacon bits- croutons
11- What is your favorite day of the week- Monday, a fresh start
12- Where is your favorite place to eat- The Normandy or Takashi or Blue Boar or Cafe Rio okay I better not get any more food questions because I can't stop at just one answer...
13- What is your favorite flower- ranunculas or dahlias or cherry blossoms
14- What is your favorite sport to watch- dance, yes it's a sport, and sometimes basketball
15- What is your favorite thing to drink- I'm into Vitamin Water right now, the yellow/energy kind, it's like a natural pick me up and I feel a little better about drinking it because its "enhanced water"
16- What is your favorite icecream- Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, anything coffee flavored, I know, bad me
17- Warner Brothers or Disney- Ummmmmm not sure
18- Ever been on a ship- yes, but not a rocket
19- What do you do when you're bored- I'm never bored, there's too much to do, but in my spare time when I have any I read, craft, blog, or sleep
20- Bedtime- varies, but usually 1am-ish
21- Favorite TV shows- So you think you can dance, the office, 30 rock, house, miami ink, planet earth, anything on the food network, my new fav is the high def fashion channel and art channel... and more....
22- Park or Zoo- park
23- What is your favorite color- it changes day to day, today it is charcoal
24- How many tattoos do you have- I have a little secret crush on tattoos except for when the recipient gets old and they fade and get saggy- but I think it's a great art. I don't have any because my body is a temple:) But if I had a clone I'd cover her with tattoos.
25- How many pets do you have- none, I'm a little anti pet. We've had a couple pet rats over the years and sea monkeys, but until I'm done having babies the pet thing is on hold...I know I'm a mean mom but I only want to clean up one species poop at a time.
26- Which came first the chicken or the egg- I think a little glass of something bubbly and some Barry White came first, if you know what I mean:)
27- What do you want to do before you die- Refer to my life list below
28- Have you ever been to Hawaii- no, only vicariously through the cast of Lost
29- Have you ever been outside the U.S.- I don't think the Virgin Islands count but hopefully Scotland this year
30- Time this survey ended- 10:28am, wow that took me a long time!
I'm tagging anyone that would like to answer these questions- just leave me a comment that you did so I can come check out what you had to say- and it better be ALL OF YOU!:)
Monday, February 4, 2008
I can't stop listening to these songs right now, and I especially love the dancers in the iron and wine video- I soooo do that in my house when no one is looking...who am I kidding, I'm always up for flamenco dancing in front of an audience:)
Iron and Wine- Boy with a Coin
Cary Brothers- Ride
Below is a picture from November of 2002 when we had a dinner at my old house in Lehi.