Wednesday, July 31, 2013


When I work, I work hard and when I play, I play just as hard. So I have battle wounds kinda like souvenirs that remind me of places I've been or things I've done. There is one mark from a wrestling rug burn that I hate to see on the topside of my wrist. I hate it because the dude that helped it get there turned out NOT to be one of my best friends in life. Enough said. I'd love to get rid of it. I have tried several remedies others have offered, but most seem to be oily and gross. So I am now testing out Dr. Max Powers Advanced Scar Serum. 
The main ingredient in it is organic rosehip oil, which has been proven to be effective in regeneration of skin and providing results in the treatment of burns and scars. Just what I need. 
I have been using this serum and have noticed it has reduced the dark color on my wrist (hyperpigmentation) a little. It also isn't greasy and I really like that. 
The Directions say to gently rub into scar 3-4 times per day for 8 weeks on new scars and 3-4 times per day for 3-6 months on existing scars. Guess I've got a lot of work still to do! Cross your fingers for me. I'll keep you updated on my results.

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Monday, July 29, 2013


Over the weekend, I went to a funeral for a super nice kid. It was an eye opener for me to hear his loved ones say such good things about him and his character. Later that night, I watched the movie Marley & Me for the first time. (Double whammy for a cryfest I know.) Owen Wilson's character ends the film with these words:

A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?

I had a friend try to remind me of an event I couldn't remember. They insisted I was the person in their story and said, "But I know it was you because I don't know anybody else that would pick up a scarf someone dropped and run it up to them so they didn't lose it. You just go out of your way to help others." It seemed silly to me that they don't know another who would do such a simple thing, but I  took that as a major compliment. I know I'm not perfect...and I bet some have a story about that too. But I do hope that I can be a person others can turn to for ANY thing ANY time. It is my goal to make those I come in contact with to feel extra ordinary (yes, I'm singing that Extra Ordinary song by Better than Ezra now). It is my goal to be better. I guess I just need a reminder every once in awhile.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I can't find my dog, but this bear keeps following me around.
She's such a kidder.

Friday, July 26, 2013


We're so hot, not even the water park can cool us down. 
I went to Seven Peaks with my nieces and nephew last week. 
Let me start by saying that I love people. I learned that I enjoy working with people more than behind a computer one summer while I was trying out some design work in Europe. I'm just more happy talking with and learning from others. But lately, as I go out, it seems like it is the first time out in public in 10 years for many people. Seriously, why is it so hard to say please, thank you, excuse me, I'm sorry I elbowed you in the back while we are waiting in line because I don't pay attention to where I am going, etc. I'm also wondering why people think it is ok to walk across a street in front of a car staring at their cell phone and NOT look up to make eye contact with the driver. CARS. WILL. RUN. YOU. OVER. It's like the zombie apocalypse is here. Wake up.

I want to encourage everyone (including myself) to be a little better. 
*Smile a little more. 
*Put your call on hold and acknowledge the cashier when you step up to the register in a store.
*Give a thank you wave when someone let's you go in front of them.
*Recognize a kind deed (it encourages that person to continue doing them)
*Hold a door for someone
*Let a person go ahead of you in line.
*Give a stranger a compliment.
*Write a thank you note.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I love that Utah has a bonus state holiday to allow us to light fireworks.
Happy Pioneer Day!
July 24

Sunday, July 21, 2013

THE SANDLOT - 20 Years Later

I was able to attend the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Sandlot at both the Spring Mobile Ball Park and the original sandlot here in Utah this weekend.

They cast signed autographs,
posed for photos,

and showed the movie on the fields.
 A special plaque was presented to the crew dedicated to the site.

On Saturday, the director proposed to his girlfriend. The director's friend handed me a camera and asked me to follow him and take lots of photos of the proposal. It was super sweet.
(If you look closely, you can see me in the background being the unofficial official proposal photographer.)
Here are some more photos of the fun:

 Director David M. Evans
*notice the hideous hat
Producer Cathleen Summers
 The Chief
 Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
 Timmy Timmons
 Hamilton "Ham" Porter
 Michael "Squints" Palledorous
Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan
 Ham said it was too hot and was ready to hit the pool to check out the chicks. No Wendy Peffercorn in sight. Too bad they were banned forever from the pool that day...

To end the night, we stopped by Vincent Drug. Anyone remember how much the kids paid for their baseball?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


The coming-of-age, baseball filled film, THE SANDLOT is now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. In honor of the release and to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will Partner with PF Flyers, the Salt Lake Bees, and the Utah Film Commission for specials events THIS weekend.

Meet director, writer and narrator, David Mickey Evans and several cast members of the movie THIS Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th and catch screenings of THE SANDLOT in the fields! They will be available for autographs, photo opportunities, and Q&A. Lace up your mitt and get ready for baseball fun! 
Here are the event details:
Friday, 7/19/13 - Spring Mobile Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees

Screening is AFTER the Bees game

Ticket price for games includes the screening and Q&A

Saturday, 7/20/13 - Utah Film Commission original Sandlot location (Glendale, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Friday, July 12, 2013

CHICK-FIL-A: Cow Appreciation Day

Today was Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day. To celebrate, for all who dressed like a cow from head to hoof received a free meal from Chick-fil-A. Did we do it?...
You betcha!

A family that dresses like cows for free food, stays together.
Thank you, Chick-fil-A!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Scissors, tapes, ribbon, face paint, and #1 auntie status....
Check, check, check, check, AND CHECK!
Lola the butterfly!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


The 4th of July is my second favorite holiday. I have been out of the country for several years and haven't enjoyed it, but this year the holiday was all mine!
The hot air balloon fest was cancelled due to weather. So I went to the Freedom Festival Parade in Provo. 
 Next, headed to Krispy Kreme for some patriotic star breakfast.
 Third, I went to the Scera Park for the Colonial Festival. It was a fun event set up for visitors to know what life was like way back when.
 Learned all about the Constitution.
 We also learned about what it's like to be an immigrant in the US.

 To end the night, we were stuck in 1.5 hours of traffic after enjoying fireworks at Sugarhouse Park.

SO grateful for our country!