Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I rode out to Saltair today. Not being a local, I'd never heard of this place before. It opened up in 1893 funded jointly by the church and the Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railroad companies: "Saltair was a family place, intended to provide a safe and wholesome atmosphere with the open supervision of Church leaders. While some of the other resorts in the area were seen as "spiritually bleak," a young courting Mormon couple could visit Saltair without worrying about gossip. Train schedules from Saltair to stations near home were well known, and so long as the boy got the girl home at a reasonable time after the train arrived, parents weren't worried – in part because, from the moment of arriving at the station before the outing until they left the station coming home, they were usually never out of sight of trusted members of the community. More than once, a couple on the way home found themselves in the same car as their parents, who themselves had been dancing at Saltair." (wikipedia)

An interesting bit of history I thought. The building burnt down in 1925 and now there is another version that that is used as a concert venue. The new building was kind of tacky looking and I didn't feel like photographing it, so I didn't. But here is the lake, an old railroad car, and a nice glimpse of me in spandex.   

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


September 13th is a special day for two reasons:
1. Erin Fox was born 32 years ago on this day, see pictures below for the colorful party thrown in her honor.

it was a rainbow themed party, erin was blue
nikki was pink
i was yellow
rainbow jello shots
bryn was green.  
rainbow cupcakes
2. Henry John Schuller came into the world! Congrats to Sarah and Travis! I'm an aunt again!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


A fourth grader got kicked in the balls today, and then stomped on. I found him laying face down in the grass, tears streaming down his face, other playground mates huddled around him. The culprit was an older girl who had ran up to him, deliberately placed the kicks, and then ran away. Don't worry, we got her.

Just doing my job.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

the weeeeeks end

this picture is for Lauren, here are two great things: Galen, and a kid's meal from the BYU Creamery, check out the "world famous" fry sauce, so delicious!!! 

 swimming at deer creek reservoir

sunday dinner at the washington'sspecial guests Lewis and Seth watch Noah perform
give us a smile, Noah!

Friday, September 3, 2010

not dying

Hello all,
At least I am not dying. Each time I go to update my blog, I think "blah." Were I to write something in that state it would be called "blahgging." I am living in Salt Lake still. I work at an elementary school as a teacher aide and I am worn out at the end of each day, that is my update.

Other updates, I am getting older. The sun is setting earlier and earlier. It is still blazing hot in Utah.

Good news: Erin and her roommates are very generous and let me stay at their apartment. The teachers and students I work with are very kind. The public library here is rad. My family is great. God is good.