Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Pressure of Perfectionism

 While living in New York we had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some incredibly talented people. We were in the cheaper part of the city which put us next to the Julliard students and other up and coming creatives. Mary Sauer is a very gifted artist. She approached me at church one Sunday and asked if she could paint me. I was so flattered to be asked. During the photo shoot I started to catch a glimpse of her vision and quickly realized that I had underestimated her. Sure enough, when I saw the final product I was stunned. I absolutely love both pieces she did. 
The smaller piece shown below was on tour and is now currently being sold for $850+. The one above is currently on tour and is not for sale yet, though I'm sure it will be even more out of my price range. For a while Mary Sauer was featured at Sloane Merrill Gallery.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Micro Fashion

 We have learned that Anna hates boots, hats, and being made to stand against the wall. She loves tags, bare feet, and clothes she can crawl around in. She is such a good sport for letting me sneak all these adorable pictures of her.
Above she is rocking my dress from the late 80's early 90's that my aunt Laura got me, she was to me as Paige is to Anna. The adoring and doting aunt. We all need one.
And as you can tell by the swim wear, we are beyond ready for some warm swim weather around here. Stir crazy is an understatement.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


 We enjoyed walking around the model homes at Daybreak. Most were outrageously huge (like 6 bed 7 bath) but it was fun to see how each was set up and decorated. Anna loved jumping on the beds. I was so tickled to find LDS literature all over one of the homes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rich's Burgers N'Grub

We enjoyed burgers at Rich's a few Fridays ago for a much needed date. Their burgers were really good, the bun made it, and the atmosphere was perfect. Its a fun little place in downtown Salt Lake that is definitely worth trying if it crosses your path. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Salt Lake Public Library

Anna and I had fun exploring the library a few weeks ago. In the children's section they have lots or nooks to sit and read a book. Anna loved the arctic room and the tree house room.  Everything was miniature size in the children's section which really made it fun for Anna. We are excited to spend more time here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bangkok Terrace

Last Monday Anna and I took the train uptown to meet Zach for dinner. We went to Bangkok Terrace and enjoyed having the restaurant to ourselves. I got the chicken wontons in vegetable soup which was very good and filling even in the small size. Zach and I finished out our meal with amazing sticky rice and mangoes. I definitely recommend getting this fresh dessert. We finished out the day walking around City Creek and taking the train home. Great family evening out.