Birch/Dry Canyon Trail

In August, my mom invited me on an overnight hike up the canyon near her house. It’s called Flat Top. “Don’t look at it as you come into town” she says, “you might want to turn around.” Well of course I looked! It definitely was intimidating. It was only supposed to be 4.5 miles to […]

28 weeks?

The last 33 hours have been rough. No, that’s not the right word. They’ve been horrible. It started out with my routine midwife appointment on Tuesday morning. Everything looked good. Then she measured my belly. Listened to the heartbeat. Said something like, “Wake up little guy!”  it sounded slow to me and that was it. Then […]

Viral Virus

See this here?  (pointing to imaginary box) This is my soap box….I’m going to step up onto it for a minute. Ahem…..hem hem….. When I learn something new I am always eager to share it. This week I have learned a lot about the influenza virus. My entire family has been wiped out with this […]

Tragedy in Logan

No, there wasn’t a devastating earthquake or fatal shooting. No one tragically died (that I know of) and I’m not talking about the welfare of humanity. Well not really. No I’m just talking about the End of Blacksmith Barbell as we know it. Technically Blacksmith Barbell is still open but it’s under new ownership. It’s […]

On Monday we finally got William in for his year old shots. Ya he is 3. In governments terms we were running quite a bit behind but we obviously we not too worried about it. Well, I can’t say that actually. I was extremely worried, just not about being late. I won’t get into it […]

California Dreamin’

We got back from our Newport Beach California “vacation” a week and a half ago. Maybe you are wondering why I put “vacation” in scare quotes. Well I’ll tell you why. Unfortunately this trip could not be defined to me as a vacation. I guess technically, if you were to look up the definition of vacation […]

“Is that a snake inside?”

I’ve always been pretty active. I played soccer a little when I was in middle school, tried my hand at ballet (which I loved and still have a passionate love for) then horseback riding was the next biggest thing in my life (which if you’re thinking,”that’s not a sport or an endurance activity Anna”, well […]

Dishwasher Woes

About a month ago our neighbors below us noticed a large area of their ceiling that was sagging and soggy!  It was in their kitchen so naturally the attention was brought up to our apartment to find the culprit. Thus started the fiasco.  At first they thought maybe it was just the sink caulking that […]

Hey there

I might take pictures of our new little apartment if we ever get fully moved in and cleaned.  I’ve been able to practice lots of patience because since we’ve moved David has basically been MIA. He did his comprehensive exams which was a week of 8 hr tests followed by a 4 hr. oral test. […]

Roller Coasters = Zero Fun

My life has been quite the roller coaster lately.  And I hate roller coasters.  Seriously.   You can’t pay me to get on them…not fun, not fun at all so when I use this metaphor there is no tinge of excitement or real ‘ups’ involved.  That’s harsh.  My life has lot’s of ups…they are the […]