Wednesday, August 27, 2014


JM was not touring again this year, so a low-key birthday was on the agenda.  I went to NJ to spend it with Jill & Chris and my cute niece. Lara and Candace came down, too.  Here's my niece with auntie Lara, looking for birds, which is her new thing. 

The next day, I was babysitting while Jill worked. So we went to the park and on the way home, stopped at this bakery, Carlo's. Their town has several bakeries, so I like to try different ones when I come visit. 

I got the chocolate peanut butter cup.  The cupcake was too dense (not moist) and not very flavorful. The frosting tasted better, but it was almost crunchy with sugar crystals.  Not too impressed. It wasn't until afterwards that I found out these are famous cupcakes by Cake Boss. Of course I've seen the show once or twice, but I didn't recognize the name. 

Luckily, Jill got us cupcakes from Cupcake Magician the night before. So much better, and cheaper, too! 

Here's my birthday flowers from KB. 

While I was babysitting, we took long walks, went to the park, and went "swimming" in the play pool in the back yard.   I'll be saying good-bye to this cute face tomorrow and going back to work!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This is Where I Leave You

I just finished this book while on my vacation and I'm totally looking forward to the movie.  Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Connie Britton... What???  How does it get better than that?

Last day in Moab

Went for a drive up the mountain. This is the part of Moab that I like.  Grandad forgot his fishing rod but it was nice to be outside for a bit, chatting and reading. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Moab 2014

I spent a weekend with my awesome sisters, their husbands and kids and my parents in Utah last weekend. I didn't take many pictures but here are the ones I have.

Riding in grandad's truck.

Climbing on some abandoned machine. 

Dressing up in grandad's boots and hats. 

Blowing bubbles with grandma Shauna