Kim's Moment of Fame

So Kim, one of my bestest friends that lives in LA, had the opportunity to go to the daytime Emmy's as Ellen DeGeneres' escort. She's the one in the background with long blonde hair. She might kill me for this putting this slideshow up, but I think it's fabulous!! I mean how often does somebody get this kind of experience?

Free BBQ Grill

Word on the street has it that you can get a free BBQ grill at the following Phoenix locations: Bashas, Frys, Albertsons, and Safeway. I especially like the one shown above.


Nelson Mandela

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "


Fabulous Book

I just started reading this great book called "The Lost Choice." This quote is from the prologue..."Your character is your essence; it is what you are. Your character is determined by the choices you make when no one will ever know what you did...or didn't. You must build your character daily. And immediately. All blossoms of tomorrow, and all weeds as well, are in the seeds you are sowing today. Your influence, your wealth, and ultimately your legacy will be decided by this one thing. For ultimately, no person can ever rise beyond the restrictions of his or her own character."

I love this quote!!


I hate the heat!!

I can just imagine taking an early evening walk somewhere in the canyon, such as the picture above in Alta, UT. The weather is perfect, and you only need a hoodie. The air is fresh, and the sights are absolutely magnificent. Around this time of year in Phoenix, when the temperatures are high in the 100's, I really miss Utah's summers, especially summer nights. It still gets hot in SLC during the summer, but at least it cools down in the nighttime. My friend, Adam Barker, took the photo above. He is an amazing photographer.


Me Like Ethiopian!

I was initially introduced to Ethiopian food in Africa a while ago. However, I have since been unable to leave it to forget about it. I love it. We found a really good Ethiopian restaurant in Tempe called the Blue Nile. It's definitely an acquired taste, but oh so yummy!

Humor Corner


Doggy Swimming

In the summer, Molly's favorite thing to do is go swimming. She loves to play catch in the water, and she's actually gotten to the point where she can hold two tennis balls in her mouth while swimming at the same time. That's my talented baby girl!

The Cabin

This last weekend we went up to our friend's cabin in Oak Creek, which is just North of Sedona. It was so fun and relaxing. Oak Creek is absolutely beautiful! We went on walks and hikes, we played games, watched movies, and just hung out. We went on this walk that was so incredibly neat, and along the way we took a few dips in the creek...let's just say it was a bit chilly.


A Weekend in Richfield

We were in Richfield, UT last weekend visiting Bill's grandparents that live there. My grandparents and my brother-in-law and his family met us there as well. Although there is absolutely nothing to do in Richfield and the drive down there was almost 8 hours...Bill was able to put flowers on his dad's grave, and it was so good to see everyone. I had a really good weekend.These are my cute nieces and nephews.