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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Hike to Scout Falls

Last time I went to Scout Falls was in the fall. There wasn't a lot of rain that year, so there wasn't really much of a waterfall by the time I got there. So I decided I wanted to go again. Kirsten had been wanting to go on a hike, so I suggested this one and she was down. So off we went.

It was a somewhat rainy day (although we didn't get rained on at all, it just created cloud coverage which was perfect for us) so amazingly enough, it wasn't that crowded... especially for a Saturday. We were not mad about that. The weather was perfect, it wasn't crowded AND all of the wildflowers were in bloom. It couldn't have been a more beautiful and perfect hike. Just what we both wanted and needed.

We had a fun time catching up while we hiked... and played in the waterfalls when we got there. One of the three waterfalls that are there... you get to walk behind. How cool is that? Not very often do you get to go behind the waterfall.

Such a great outing with a great friend. I love days like this. When I moved to Utah... I never knew how much I would come to love the mountains.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Painting with Bob Ross... and MacKenzie

MacKenzie and I both love to craft, so I thought she might like to have a go at painting with Bob Ross. I enjoy it (even though my pictures turn out nothing like his) and it is always way more fun to do it with someone else so we can laugh together.

So MacKenzie and I choose the painting we thought would be doable for us and went for it. Again... it takes me (us) 2 hours to paint what he does in 27 minutes... but he makes it looks easy... and it really isn't that east. Ha ha.

Anyway, we had a blast. This is Bob Ross and what his painting looks like.

This is how me and MacKenzie's paintings turned out.... Definitely not the same, but not terrible either.

This one is mine...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 384

Friday... I got together with MacKenzie and Allison to watch Blacklist. We all wait so we can watch it together. We get Brasas and Sodalicious and we eat and drink and be merry while we watch a great tv show together and all catch up. It is a great tradition that we have started. I enjoy it. Then we always talk after we are done watching until we are all too tired to talk anymore.

Saturday I wanted to lay outside and get some sun. So I went to the reservoir in Springville (because it is free) and I found a spot a lone and I layed out and tried to get a tan while I listened to a podcast. Exciting life of an old single.

Later on I got together with Rachel and we had our picnic and photoshoot in the Lavender Field in Mona which I already blogged about. It was fun. After our picnic, we went to go see a movie.

Sunday was the usual Family dinner. Always nice. After I hung out with some guy I met online. Not for very long. He was just driving through and wanted to meet so we met at the park and chatted for a half hour. No big deal.

Monday after work, I drove up to Saratoga Springs to watch the Bachelorette with Heather. Always more fun watching that show with someone else rather than watch it by myself. She is super excited that I am going to start watching it with her from now on. Of course Heather is a talker... and I'm always there past midnight chatting and then I still have to drive home. It's a late night, but I enjoy it.

I didn't have anything on Wednesday, so that brings me to today... MacKenzie and I got together and went to the food truck round up and then painted with Bob Ross. It was my 3rd time painting with Bob Ross, but it was her first. It is always fun to paint with Bob Ross... it is always a good laugh. I will blog more about that.

That is the week! Until next time...

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Trucks at the Food Truck Round Up

When new trucks come to the Food Truck Round-Up... you must try them... right? Especially when one of them is serving falafel's. Mmmm.... I mean, they are not as good as the ones you get in Israel, but they were pretty good.

The other truck, is a cookie dough truck. Edible Cookie dough that they make with lots of different options of what they mix in with it. I got S'more. It was pretty good... but if I were to choose one dessert at the Roundup, it would be Art City donuts.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Picnic in the Lavender Fields

Rachel and I thought it would be fun to do a picnic in the Mona Lavender Fields... so tonight, we both didn't have anything to do, so we thought, lets do it tonight. So we went. And it was the perfect evening to be there. We didn't even see many other people around.

Rachel organized the picnic... and it seriously looked like it was straight out of a magazine... as all of her work does. So cute. PLUS... we got to smell lavender while we ate. I can't think of a better place to have a picnic!

View from the back of Rachel's car.

Of course I wanted to take a dreamy stroll through the fields while Rachel took some pictures. All that lavender makes for some real pretty pictures. The mountains and sunset doesn't hurt either.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Amos Lee Concert - Take 2

SOOOO excited that Candice and I went to this concert. Candice and I both love music. We both discovered that we loved Amos Lee AND that he was coming to SLC to perform. I saw him once 4 or so years ago and was ready to see him again. He is just that good. We looked up tickets and they were very much sold out. So we decided to look on KSL to see if anyone was selling their tickets. We were in luck!

We picked up our tickets on Monday and the concert was on Thursday. After work on Thursday we drove up to SLC and Candice had an Aunt that was at the same concert and saved us a seat on the lawn since she got there earlier.

We were in heaven listening to him sing for the night. Even though I have listened to his songs so much times, he made them new again. He performed with a band and they really jazzed up his songs, made it really fun. Felt like I was listening to a concert in the middle of New Orleans.

Oh how I love you, Amos Lee. Keep coming to Salt Lake... I will keep coming to see you.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 383

Another week! I feel like Summer is flying by and I haven't been doing as much as I want to do. I wait all year for summer... then summer comes and I don't have outdoorsy friends anymore, so I don't get to camp and road trip as much as I would like. Oh well.

My week....

I already blogged about most of it. Saturday.... the family went up to Salt Lake to go to Lincoln's first birthday party. We had some cake and sat around and chatted and watched Lincoln eat cake. Then it was back home.

Later that night I took Rachel and Candice to my favorite spot up the mountain (Buffalo Peak) to have a little camp fire. It was awesome because we got a view of the city and nobody else was around. We had a great time. That is what I love about summer nights. They are perfect. Nights around the camp fire are some of my favorites.

Sunday was family dinner as usual. A time that I always look forward to... because my family is awesome.

Monday after work... I was excited to meet up with my cousin and his family for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Hale Center Theater. It was so awesome. I love that show, but I love how they changed it and what they did with it. Of course I already blogged about it... so you already know that I knew one of the guys in the play. Small world. I love hanging with my cousins and I am glad that they think of me and invite me to stuff like this. I love to be included.

Tuesday is $5 movie night at the theaters... so Candice and her mom (Shirley) and me and Jeri went out to dinner and then went to see a movie at the Megaplex at Thanksgiving Point. We saw the Beguiled and it was the worst movie I have seen in a long time. The trailer made it look much different than I actually was. When the movie ended, almost everyone in the theater started laughing... not because it was funny... mostly because we were all thinking... that's it? What the... We had a good laugh about how bad it was after. We always have a good time together regardless.

Wednesday was our work dinner that I blogged about that was Native American themed. It was mostly fun because Candice and Drew and I have fun together. It was something to do and a reason to hang out. I'll take it.

And that brings us to tonight. Tonight was a GREAT night. Why? Candice and I drove up to Salt Lake to go to the Amos Lee concert. We both LOVE Amos Lee and got some cheaper tickets last minute on KSL. Couldn't have been more happy. This was my second time seeing him, and at the same venue and let me tell you... he does NOT disappoint. He sings with soul. I am SO glad that Candice wanted to go. That concert made me so happy. Stay tuned for that blog post...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Work Native American Dinner Party

Every summer there are some people at the company that throw a dinner party. I'm not sure exactly who is invited and why it gets put on... but they invite our department. Last year was a luau. This year they decided to have it be Native American themed. They had Navajo Taco's... which I would have been SUPER excited about if the dinner had been catered and not done by the cafe. Nothing against the cafe... they make some things really well... Navajo Tacos, not as much.

However, they also got Morning Star to do the entertainment. They are a Native American Group here that performs at different events. I had seen them perform before at American Folk Fest in Springville and at the New Years Party at the Provo Mall. So I knew who these guys were and they are pretty fun to watch. They had a group participation dance... and then after, Candice, Drew and I decided to participate in a drum circle and even learned some songs/chants. We had fun... and of course we have fun doing whatever because we like hanging out with each other. I am thankful to have good friends at work. It makes anything we do fun.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FabFitFun - Summer Box

I love getting my FabFitFun Boxes that come every season. It is like a mini Christmas at the start of each season. This is my summer box that came this week. I'm excited!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Heather was so sweet and invited me to go to see Joseph at the Hale with their family. I love Joseph and I love hanging out with the Anderson's... so I of course said that I would go.

They did an incredible job. Everyone in the cast was awesome. I also loved the changes they made to make it unique. Little things here and there, but it makes it fun to see it again.

Funny story... there was one of the Joseph's brother's... that I thought looked like this guy Tyler that I know. But I really wasn't sure with the make up and the lighting and he was far away. I did't think much of it... but as I was walking out the door... there he was standing with another one of the brother's at the door... nobody around and when I started to walk out we looked at each other and paused and he was like... HEY! How's it going and gave me a hug. We chatted for a minute and looked silly because I was by myself and he thought I went to the play by myself even though I wasn't. I guess I lost everyone for a minute. Anyway... small world. I know this guy (Tyler) because he was visiting from Australia trying to get into BYU and came to my singles ward and bore his testimony and I decided to be brave and go up and introduce myself to him and invited him on my yurt trip because we had some extra spots and he actually came. And we shared a double bed in the yurt and he cuddled up to me that night. We shared a moment. ha ha... he is now living here and is married and so seeing him again for the first time since then... a little awkward, but we are both mature people and were very nice and friendly to each other. ha ha. You just never know who you are going to run into and where.

Anyway... the play was awesome. I loved it and I am SO glad Heather invited me. Great Monday night.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Everything is Always Better Around the Campfire

Candice and I wanted to do something over the weekend... so we decided to have a little campfire up in the mountains. Rachel came as well. I introduced them both to my favorite spot... Buffalo Peak. They both loved it and nobody was around. Just us 3 girls and our campfire and an amazing view.  This is what summer nights are made for.

I also just want to say how thankful I am that Rachel and I are friends again. It is nice to have a friend to always do things with... although I wish she loved the outdoors as much as I do... but it is still nice to have her has a good friend again. And I am also SUPER thankful for Candice. She has become such a great friend and I look forward to hanging out with her at work. She is my work BFF and makes work fun and we just laugh everyday. She is the best.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Lincoln's 1st Birthday Party

Lincoln turned 1 on the 4th of July. And in true Chad and Clara fashion they threw him a Link birthday party. They love their video game parties and of course Link fits well since we call him Link short for Lincoln sometimes.

They just had family and a few friends over. A little bit of a smaller party than they usually do, which was nice. Kristy brought the sword cookies my mom brought her punch bowl and my job is always to take the pictures... which I ended up doing on a different day and I will post later. I took a few pictures at the party just to document... because that is what I do... document life.