Saturday, June 23, 2012


This ballerina has fallen down- like me! I used to be fun. I used to be funny, musical, and creative! I was looking through old photos in my Picasa albums and I think I've hit an all time creative low. Where did it all go?

Looking through my pictures I remembered the "Old Emily." She used to go on long grueling bike rides, bake cakes, draw, paint, play music in a band, dress cute, and have fun hairdo's. The "New Emily" works a lot, is encumbered with paying back student loans, worries about bills, worries about caring for step kids and a husband, and is most often in STRESS MODE.

Shoot. It's time to get some of the "old" back. Get up girl! Get up ballerina!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fascinating Womanhood

Erin and I are in the final throes of finishing the documentary, Fascinating Womanhood. It follows the story of Helen Andelin and the impact her book has made. Watch the video below and see how atrocious my hair is!

Donate to the project on Kickstarter. Thank you!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ruben and Lauri come to town

 Asher and Annika enjoyed swimming with their new cousins, Ruby and Ivy.
 Ruby is one cute weirdo. She was concerned the train was unsafe because of the lack of seatbelts, but she found she enjoyed it once she got used to it.
 In Salt Lake, we met up with Erin. This is what I found coming into the Crystal Cave in the children's section of the public library.
 Also in the children's section of the library: beautiful models

 This is my favorite street in Ogden. It is a quiet street full of mansions, in the center is a public park. Once again, Asher and Annika loved playing with Ruby. I was dropping them off at their mom's house later that evening and after telling me all about Heavenly Father, death, and how prayers are answered ("poof! my flip-flops just appeared in front of my face!"- Annika) the topic turned to their new family. Annika exclaimed, "I never get to see my Idaho cousins." Then she said she loved her Grandpa Fox. I asked "why?" And she said, "Because he's my grandpa." I love my Dad too. Thanks for  sending Lauren, Ruby,and Ivy over, we really enjoyed having them. Lauren gave me a one-on-one tutorial on how to be a mom, and they all loved and cared for my little kiddo's. Thanks! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Fav's.

visual treats and eats

my girl, jessica

art studio on my front porch
this is why I live in Utah: fry sauce.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Frills and Thrills

feeding the ducks, half of the bread didn't make it into the water. Still working on our throwing skills.
the scary and aggressive geese, coming to peck out my eyeballs.

Photo taken by Asher

I have been busy with Art Truck work, unpacking and organizing, with the occasional kid sleepover and family time. I feel a lot like Amelia Bedelia half the time, I'm not that great at the interpersonal relationships with the kids, but hey, at least I can make a German pancake every once in a while, and it seems to make up for it.