24 September 2010

music and the arts

Jake and I shared a fun weekend. On Friday we went and saw Brad Paisley in concert and it was amazing!! We had so much fun! Here we are sporting the cowboy hat... and I'm sorry to say that we might just look more like farmers than cowboys...

On Saturday we decided to take a 'mini getaway' and travel to FAR AWAY Salt Lake City where we enjoyed a funny and sparatic night on the town and then retired early to the Sheraton so we could read Catching Fire, which we have been reading together (ps. we loved it)

The next day we took a trip out to see Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. The Spiral Jetty is one of the most famous earthworks and being an art historian, it was about time for me to see it in person. For those who do not know what an earthwork is....it is a large-scale artwork built on the land with materials of the land, and brings consciousness to the place that you might not otherwise have because you might not go to that place if it weren't there. Pretty amazing eh?

Jake was the MAN --for the trip turned out being different than we had anticipated. It was an adventure with all the off-roading and poor Jakey had to hobble around with his torn acl, but now I can check off another item on my "to do before i die" list, right?

hoyts+jetty+sprained ankle+donuts for breakfast=a great weekend:)

**if you are an art nerd like me you might find this article written on the spiral jetty interesting.**

17 September 2010

Recap of Summer...

I am seriously baffled by how fast this summer flew by. I love the summertime and all the fun activities that are associated with it....this year for the first time in what-like 17 years or so that my summer has been extra long. It is a strange and yet glorious feeling not to go back to school with everyone else. I am sure that I will miss it soon enough but for now I am enjoying all this extra time!! Well, our summer was wonderful like always. Our top 5 highlights are as follows:

1. Our various camping trips. We were able to take some trips with family and friends and we sure had a lot of fun!

2. This summer I worked at the Springville Museum of Art at night when Jake was in class and I absolutely loved every minute!

3. The birthday week. I love having our birthdays just a few days apart so we can party all week long!
3.5 Eating warm strawberries and other delectable items from our garden:) yumm

4. Our anniversary (prev. post)... including our trip but also including all the fun things we've done together to celebrate marriage:)

5. and...last but not least, well maybe least...racking up some serious medical bills..ha.. this summer has brought us to the doctor on multiple accounts...I am basically a genius when it comes to insurance now;)
Goodbye Summer-we will miss you!