Saturday, June 28, 2008

On a Bed of California Stars

I just arrived back in Utah after spending an wonderful week with the Poole family. A week away from Provo was greatly appreciated and the company was very well, as usual. It made me miss California and my sister more than ever, both are fabulous. So the weeks itinerary went something like this: 12 mile run with Adam Saturday morning, lots of shopping in Huntington, Newport (where I saw dolphins for the 1st time), and Irvine, chiropractic adjustments (having a chiropractor for a brother-in-law definitely comes in handy), trips to the park with the kiddies, and bursting water pipes that left us relocating to a hotel. Adam compared it to the Suite Life of Zach and Cody. I thought that was hilarious, but it really wasn't so sweet. There was also many breakouts in song, generally preformed by K. She was born with pipes and she is always obliged to share...if only the water pipes in the house were as strong. Then, we would never worry about leaks. We also sang along to the great Edith Piaf's Rein de Rein...just slipping in some culture. Mostly the singing involved Ariel and Gwen Stefani, which I didn't mind. K also impressed me by using words like disgusting and reprimand. She even spelled "park" and she is only two and three-quarters. I am already collecting Harvard brochures for her. No doubt she'll be there in 15 years. One thing I learned from my stay was that raising kids is hard. Dana said it was like I was on that new show where they give teenagers babies. It's their attempted to shake that desire of early parenthood right out of unaware teenagers. It was like that show...only I'm not 16 with my boyfriend and convinced the next move in our relationship is towards the delivery room. But, even still, consider me shaken. I don't know though. By the end of the trip I couldn't even hear babies crying. Either way, my sister is amazing.

Other important news. I have finished the final piece in the Z clothing line. It received the best reviews of them all. It was an embroidered monkey stitched on muslin. I would post a picture, but I forgot to take one before I gave it to Dana and Adam. Maybe I can get them to take a little snap of it and send it to me. Now I am on to E's pieces. One involves birds and the others is yet to be decided, but I have some pretty good ideas to choose from. It will probably involve embroidery...

Oh...and also, my nails are growing out, so I am pretty happy about that. There's nothing like a beach vacation with la famille to set the mind at ease. I'm still trying to organize a Beasley family reunion to the great north coast beach haven, Fort Bragg. I am dying to drive through a redwood tree for eleventh time and relax with the hippies of Mendocino. Unfortunately, I don't have a personal picture of the tree with me, but I thought this would help you understand the legend of the Chandelier tree. If you ever journey up north, definitely include this stop.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer Delectables

Good News! Sweet corn is on sale at target: 40c a piece. I jumped on that and bought 6! Had one for lunch today. It was huge, delicious, and sweet!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Leave me your star dust to remember you by...

These are the baby lullabies mixes that I made for the little ones...they were made with a lot of love and, well, I think they are adorable. They are good lullabies for adults, too. They cure even my insomnia sometimes. Feel the love...

Z A:

Godspeed: Dixie Chicks
Going Whichever Way The Wind Blows: Pete Droge
Mother Nature's Son: The Beatles
Lullaby: Jack Johnson
First Day of My Life: the Bright Eyes
The Past and the Pending: The Shins
Forever Young: Youth Group
Something: Jim Sturgess
Each Coming Night: Iron & Wine
Lullaby: Dixie Chicks
Across The Universe: Jim Sturgess
Passenger Seat: Death Cab
Three Little Birds: Bob Marley
Crosses: Jose Gonzalez
Shoot The Moon: Norah Jones
La ou je suis nee - Camille
Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
Kathy's Song - Simon & Garfunkel
Can't Go Back Now - The Weepies
Forever Young - Bob Dylan

Oh man...that took a lot out of me. I will save E's CD for later. Before I go, I do want to bring attention to the Weepies newer song Hideaway. It makes me a bit giddy. Believe me, it has inspired a new mix...the beat goes on.