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More adventures in picky eating

“Mom, it’s Friday. We’re going out to eat tonight, right?” “Actually, your father and I are going on a date, so your cousin Meredith is coming over to babysit.” “BUT… BUT… WHAT WILL WE HAVE FOR DINNER?!” “Whoa, hey. You don’t have to worry about it. Meredith will fix you something you like.” “WHAT IF [...]


At Mother’s Day Brunch Leta’s aunt gave her a kaleidoscope, and according to sources it was THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. I love that we have all these gaming systems and computers and iPads, and yet she can still be struck by the beauty of a cardboard tube stuffed with plastic beads. Oh! And guess [...]

Ultimate dog tease

That sound you hear is me on the floor crying. (via Laughing Squid)

New Tunes – Lykke Li

This Swedish artist weaves so many genres of music into her work, and here I’m feeling a total sixties Motown vibe. The video stars Stellan Skarsgård, and at one point while I was watching this I felt exactly like I did during Black Swan and was all WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON. Except there’s [...]

For Cameron

Yesterday Eric Stonestreet who plays Cameron on “Modern Family” tweeted, “If you’re watching modern family tonight, tweet me a picture of you with post-it on your face that says, ‘little pudding cup.’” My afternoon got away from me, so I’m only getting around to posting this now. The episode last night did not disappoint. (If [...]

The Camilla Series, no. 3

When Cami wears this to church and is sitting in sacrament meeting she has to be careful that the animal around her neck doesn’t snatch the sacrament out of her hands. (BTW, she bought that second hand in Paris, so please don’t get crazy that she’s wearing fur. However, you can get crazy over that [...]

A daddy and his daughter

Marlo loves to give flowers and blooms kisses right before she bites them off and shakes her head vigorously to make sure they’re dead.

Getting older pretty much sucks

Starting last week my lower back started to flare up, a ten-year-old injury that likes to say hello every now and then. I’m not sure exactly what provoked it this time, but lately Marlo can’t decide if she wants me to pick her up or put her down and all the bending over is probably [...]

With my first born

Leta and I got dressed up and attended a Mother’s Day brunch at Jon’s mother’s home with the ladies on his side of the family. We had a lovely afternoon, and while we were eating we were joking around about kids and DNA and how every time you go to procreate you’re really just pulling [...]

The Camilla Series, no. 2

I imagine that when Cami’s fellow BYU students pass by her on the quad their first thought is, “When she gets her own planet it is going to be so rad.” (You can find Cami here: She is a lot of fun and only a little bit weird.)