Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Valentines Day


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Last night I went to this concert with Annie and Matt and we had a beautiful time. It was the type of intimate concert where you just bask in the beauty of an incredible voice and ponder the depth of beautiful poetry.

It was only this summer when I was introduced to Brandi's music. Annie emailed me some links to some of her songs on days when I really needed it.

I immediately loved Pride and Joy. The lyrics are so profound. Some of my favorite lines are:
Life is not a looking glass
Don't get tangled in your past
Like I am learning not to.
Where are you now?
 Do you let me down?
Do you make me grieve for you?
Do I make you proud?
 Do you get me now?
Am I your pride and joy?

"The Story" may be her most well known song. I have a new appreciation for it thanks to a special nurd who showed me the meaning. This part of the song has some of my favorite lines.
I crossed over lines
I broke all the rules
But Baby I broke them all for you.
Because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks.
You do
I was made for you.

And here is a little bit of Somewhere Over the Rainbow just so you can hear the pure, earthy, breathtaking sound of her voice.
When Brandi wails on her guitar I think "That is the COOLEST person I have ever beheld."
Here we are waiting in line to get in. She did 2 shows Thursday night and 2 shows Friday night. All the shows were sold out!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Had a fantastic time at the Killers concert!
The sounds isn't great, probably because we were so close to the speaker, and I shot it with my phone. Still, it was pretty magical.

This is right before we held hands! <3 p="p">

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2nd Annual Grassroots

Music Blend


Come enjoy live music and good company in the summer night air

Sat Aug 6th @ 7pm

Askerlund backyard (5442 Rose Willow Cir.)

(additional seating will be available in the adjacent yard if needed, the balcony seats!)

Bring a Blanket to sit on and a snack to share.

No kids please

RSVP or via facebook

Bring your neighbors and friends!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Boating and Breaking

We went down to St. George with Jon’s parents for a weekend. We spent the first day at Sand Hollow. I just love it here!







The sand is so smooth and soft and the water is so blue and warm. It is always so fun to pack a picnic and spend the day.

This time, I ended up in the Instacare with a broken nose! I was on the tube with Paige and her head hit my nose. Ouch!

This is the day it happened, Saturday, a little swollen.


Here’s the X-ray, you can see the 2 breaks.

Sunday morning:


Sunday night:






It’s getting better everyday! The swelling is down and the bruising is getting lighter and smaller everyday.

Here are some more pictures from a walk we took in Hurricane:





Every time we go it’s so fun and relaxing. The warm weather and change of environment makes it feel like a great vacation.  We feel so blessed to be able to spend time there. (And we love to go with friends, too! Winking smile)

JULY 4th and 5th 2011

There is really only one place in the world I want to be on the 4th of July. Anyone who’s been will usually echo my sentiment. IDAHO FALLS!!!

Here we are having a game of backyard baseball.



And enjoying some fireworks in the street.




Wrestling in the grass with Uncle Ben and Grandpa:



The morning of the 4th, some of us ran a 5K. Paige and Haily wanted to try it. I was very proud of them for finishing!


Then we went to a flag raising ceremony that the neighbors have hosted for many years.


Then it was off to the parade!




We had a fun BBQ that afternoon, took a nice nap, and headed out to the BIG firework show by the falls.



The next day was my birthday! I started the day by going to breakfast with 4 of my BFFs from high school and our husbands. It was so good to see everyone!

The next day I went out to gelato and a movie with some friends here at home.


Jon got me a fabulous present! This:


It’s a Nook Color! I’m still learning all it can do but so far my favorite is the scripture app and all the games…oh and the magazines!

This is definitely my favorite time of the year!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Haily turns 8

When I was pregnant with Haily, I was super sick! The sickest I’ve ever been. I tried and tried but could not hold anything down, and ended up having an IV put in for 2 months.

So, early in this pregnancy, I spent a lot of “down” time; thinking, pondering, resting. I think I got to know this little babe before she was born, more so than with any other child. I knew from the beginning she was SWEET.


Here she is just over a year old.


And here she is 4.

Last month, Haily turned 8!


She had a fun party with her friends! She just wanted to play Dance on the Xbox Kinect. They had fun!



Then a couple weeks later, she was baptized! Jon and I took her out to the dinner of her choice and she chose, the Mayan! Then we went to the mall to buy her some new shoes; and she chose:


Here she is on her special day:






We were blessed that so many friends and family could be there with us. What a sweet, beautiful, special day.