"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zlata's Diary

Zlata's Diary, a book of journal excerpts from a young Bosnian girl, was interesting and insightful. It is also the epitome of an average, privileged, and over dramatic 12-year-old girl. I'm pretty sure most girls I know were just like this, including myself, which is why it is amusing to read her journal entries.

It was an interesting read, but there are definitely more impactful pieces worth studying longer. I was young and so unaware during the Bosnian War and remember seeing news clips about it, so it was a good reminder about what happened. Do you remember the war too?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Baxter BBQ

I love when the weather is warm enough to play outside. Warm sunshine always leads us on glorious adventures, like this impromptu barbecue with the Baxters earlier this month:

Thanks, Baxters, for the fun feast and back yard romping. What does the warm sunshine lead you to do?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bridal Veil Falls

Sharing our love of the mountains with our bitty baby bumpkins is something Kirk and I both delight in. A quick little jaunt up the canyon was the perfect way to spend an afternoon.


Nothing rejuvenates our spirits as quickly as just a few minutes in the mountains. What rejuvenates you?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cemetery Traipsing

Heber City Cemetery is one that Kirk and I haven't been to before. Kirk has some family buried there, and we thought we'd check it out to see if we could find them.

It turns out that the dang place doesn't have a map or an open office...nice. We wandered around for a while, walking back and forth along each row looking for the people we were after, but weren't able to find them because of a sudden hail storm that quickly changed our plans. I did, however, find the prettiest black feather, and the drive was beautiful and relaxing, and I felt the stories of other people buried in the cemetery, so the trip was still so worth it. We're going to need to do a little more research and regroup before going back.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hike to the G

I drug my sister along for a rigorous hike. Good thing it pooped her out too much to kill me afterwards. I think the serene sunset and breathtaking panorama views were well worth the cardiac exercises required:

Thanks for being a good sport, sis, and for chugging along despite the steep inclines!