It’s time for my reminder about Mother’s Day. We love our mothers. Of course we love our mothers. But they drive us crazy. They raised us wonderfully/strangely/amazingly/poorly or they didn’t raise us at all. They fill us with love or hate or guilt or horror or remorse. We take care of them or they take care of us. Perhaps we … Read More
May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month!
Once upon a time, an angry, tiny baby was born. He was sweet and cried constantly and shredded his tender little face with his fingers. We put socks on his hands and, with doctor’s permission, duct-taped them to the sleeves of his onesie so protect his skin. Apparently it’s fine to do so if the tape never touches their skin, … Read More
My March 2023 Reads!
I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (The Book Revolution Book Group) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive … Read More
2022’s More Realistic Holiday Newsletter!
In 2014, after reading a slew of too-perfect family updates, I started writing more realistic holiday newsletters. Let’s sum up 2022! Here we go! LUKE ran a Ragnar in Arizona, went to a Mongolian throat-singing concert, and to Cancun for a vacation with his entire extended family. He caught Covid in Cancun and was relegated to the isolation hotel for … Read More
Indigenous Rock Art at Molen Seep Wash in Utah!
My friends! I want to share something very special with you. We came to visit my parents for a few days, and my dad led me around the old stomping grounds. He dropped me off at Molen’s Seep in Emery County and said, “Look around. Find yourself some rock art.” Oh. Oh, it was beautiful. There’s nothing like looking around … Read More
Happy Holidays, Dear Friends!
Itty Bit painted this at school and I thought it was terrifically charming. It’s perfect for a card filled with good wishes. May your holidays be joyous, your bounty plentiful, and may your heart be full of love. I wish you the very best, my darlings. You deserve every good thing. <3
March 2021 Reads!
I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive … Read More
What I’m Playing: .hack/GU Redemption
I loved the original .hack anime and the game series with Kite and Black Rose. Although the levels are repetitive, the story was cool and I loved how you’d get different aspects of it by the gameplay, anime, and videos. I bought the .hack/GU Recode quad on Playstation 4, and it’s been fun. I get to do everyday business things … Read More
Handel’s Messiah Streaming Tonight!
Celebrate Easter with Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square streamed on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time). Once upon a time when I was in college, I was part of the Chamber Choir. We performed Handel’s Messiah and it was such a joy! The music, the practice, the technicality, the orchestra, … Read More
Meet The Yardleys.
We’re attending a new church, and our first day went without a hitch. That’s a lie. There were so many hitches. I was wearing 4-inch heels and of course the platform suddenly peeled off the bottom of my shoe so I was rendered completely lame. My husband begged some scotch tape off of somebody so I could tape my shoe … Read More