calling all ice cream lovers

hi there. so i need a bit of help... do you love ice cream? What do you consider the ultimate super-premium ice cream brand? What's your go-to brand? and why? If you can just leave me a little comment and tell me these few things I will be indebted to you forever!!!!!

Thank you all. xoxo


i climbed a mountain!


I finally hiked Mt. Timpanogos with my friend Loral. My first real mountain! We consider ourselves legit mountaineers now. We got a bit of a late start, bc we kinda didn't decide to really climb it till about 1030 that morning, and didn't get to the trail head till about 12:15. But we made pretty good time. 7.5 hours of just hiking our butts off. It's no easy hike. The first few hours we were all "this is pretty easy!" and then the last 45 mins to the summit totally sucked. But we made it! and it was fun! and I highly recommend it if you live in utah. or if you don't...just bring sunscreen..bc i didn't and i paid for it. Here's some pics (from loral):

" this is easy!"

"two tough girls" as one guy called us


i love america too


I'm having fun now

As my loyal friends and readers might recall I am borderline obsessed with Jenny Lewis. Review here.

Last night I got to see her again (3rd time!) with Jonathan Rice in slc. ooh it was SOOO GOOD! She's sassy and precious and i just want to be friends with her. It was really nice too, bc the venue was pretty small (the stateroom) and it was 21 and up. (Such a difference it is going to an all ages concert vs 21& up.) It was cool because it felt like a more intimate setting, like they were just some friends putting on a show for us or something. The place cleared out pretty fast, but britt and I hung around for a bit and I was able to snag the set list and get it autographed. (not in person, but one of the crew guys took it back for me)

THEN, we were walking back to our car behind the venue and the 2 guys from her band were walking out. so i took the opportunity to get a picture and we chatted it up a little bit. See it was pretty cool because Jason Boesel is the drummer from Rilo Kiley (jenny lewis's other band) Plus he's pretty awesome so i was kinda estatic. I told him Rilo Kiley needs to put out another album...because i know me saying that will make it happen.

It was so cool.

After we got back in our car, i realized we should have been more aggressive and like tried to hang out with them or something. I just dont have any guts around "famous" people. I'm the kind of person who totally ignores people of any celebrity status. I don't know why but I dont want to be just another dumb fan, so i don't do/say anything. ha.

It was kind of surreal. Its the only time i've really ever been star struck. Now i just gotta meet Jenny. and Zooey. And then my life will be complete.


(lack of) labor day

Before I get to my weekend I just have to share the best* thing that happened to me today. I was looking for my free coldstone love-it card that i knoooowww I have somewhere, and while i didn't find it, I did find 2 things that have been lost for about 2 years. My spare car key and my most favorite of all time chapstick. Obviously after 2 years, I had accepted that they were lost forever, so i was completely ecstatic when i found BOTH of them in an old purse! Ohhh the little things in life, they'll getcha everytime...back to my weekend....(*kinda sad thats the best part of my day)
I had a grrreat weekend! I got to see my boyfriend TWO weekends in a row! pretty awesome. Last weekend we were in california and this weekend we went up to Logan and stayed with his mom. Here's some pictures from the weekend(s):

Tony Grove Lake

it was soo prettyyy

Logan Temple

Duke's croquet skills (he's p. good)