Thursday, July 29, 2010

puzzle #3

this puzzle we made was very christmas-y but we didn't mind. it's of santa's toy bag and it.was.tough. great job rob and amy!


viking engravings!

so, one day, i was driving along and i pulled up behind a big truck and on the back was a big sticker that said...
-Car Windows
Hand Sculpted
AMAZING RIGHT!? i dont know about you, but i know who i'm calling for MY wedding. if you look closely at the picture you will see the first hand sculpted engraving is of two horses hoofing each other and the second is of two horses pulling a handcart... pretty crafty!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Puzzle # 2

-500 pieces
-more color
-more contrast
-more detail

fun? YES. hard? NO.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

tommy is all grown up and saving china

congratulations to the best lil' brudder in the world! Thomas Revere Buhler graduated from Alta High yesterday and we all couldn't be more proud. afterward, we all went to the Red Iguana in Salt Lake and enjoyed some really yummy mexican food. then dad asked us to go around the table saying one thing we like about thomas. everyone had a lot of good things to say about thom except madee who just said, "uh... do i say something i like or something i hate?" we all love thom pom. he has been a good example, friend, son and brother. i think he's a real winner! love you bud!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

edamame sleepover

how many different kinds of edamame are there? According to the internet, there's thousands! but the girls and i only tried 4:
1. Teriyaki & Garlic
2. Lemon & Salt
3. Bacon & Brown Sugar
4. Parmesan Cheese & Olive Oilthey were all delicious. turned out quite nicely in my opinion.

Puzzle #1

rob and i have recently discovered our joy for puzzles! puzzles are great. 1000 piece puzzles are greater. and 1000 piece puzzle solving with the best guy in the world is greatest.

tah dah! its a dock. (betcha didn't see that comin')

Monday, May 17, 2010

you've done it again regina...

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

(On the Radio by Regina Spektor)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

cleaning grams house

As i was cleaning grams house earlier today, i realized... there is SO much beauty all around and i've never stopped to notice. so today, i did. i noticed the porcelain tea set...i noticed the table lamp with the fringe meag and i used to get in trouble for playing with...i noticed the grand piano with the floral piano bench...i noticed the happiness that family brings...i noticed this beautiful ballerina that great grandma made for grandma...
and i noticed how ridiculous meagan looks next to lily... haha

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

cloudy with a chance of meatballs

i have been trying to watch this since it came out and i finally saw this great film. if you have the means, i highly recommend watching it, it is so joyous. (and kid friendly!)

"You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you've never seen a shower "meatier" than this." -- Sam Sparks

Friday, April 23, 2010

summer love

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day;
In every thing that's light and gay.
I'll always think of you that way.

I'll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new.
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you.

Billie Holiday

pistachios are...

- interesting
- delicious
- green
- salty
- unique
- asian
- ice cream
- sold at gas stations
- expensive

(thats right, a pistachio sculpture.)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

islands in the stream

my friend robby showed me this lovely gem... eat it up. i did.

Monday, March 29, 2010

i have a secret

whenever i look at the moon, it doesn't look like a moon. instead i see a face. i literally see the man on the moon. its not my fault! maybe people like ricky skaggs and feist should stop singing about this "man on the moon"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

dancing queen

about twice a week i babysit for the Youngs. 3 girls, 1 boy and lots of craziness. for some reason, they are obsessed with my ipod. let me rephrase that: they are obsessed with 3 songs on my ipod; Fashion by Lady Gaga, Thriller by Michael Jackson, and Baby by Justin Bieber. wow. such diversity. but really. we dance for hours! they absolutely love it.
(this is Ruthy, she's 5)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

moving day!

dear orem,
you have so much to offer: beautiful scenery, lovely friends, a castle for me to live in, more boys, and a long drive to work of which i can sing... by myself... in the car. splendid.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


more minutes on my phone,
more gas in my car,
more gum just for me,
more time with the girls,
more than 5 hours of sleep (for once),
more flirting.

maybe a break-up is not so bad...

Out in the Fields

a lovely poem given in relief society today that i must share...

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds at play;
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees;
Among he singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what might pass,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay;
Among the husking of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born--
Out in the fields with God.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thursday, March 4, 2010

one day

i hope that one day, a friend, who's been the best friend, will stick around even after a fight. i hope that he'll talk to me even if he doesn't want to. i hope one day that friend will come back to be a best friend, again. maybe. hopefully?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

this thing called love?

i want someone who thinks im prettier without make up.
i want someone who doesn't let me hang up the phone at night because he wants to hear me sleep.
i want someone who chooses a chick flick over an action movie because i've been dying to see it.
i want someone who holds my hand because he's proud to show me off to the world.
i want someone who isn't afraid to tell me how he really feels.
i want someone who laughs with me but not at me.
i want someone who i can talk to for hours and it feels like seconds.
i want someone who loves me all the days of my life.
thats all.
where are you?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

my favorite...

This one is Effortless,
Sparkling and Radiant,
Stunning and Charming,
Trusting and Brilliant.
This one is my favorite,
purely, Lily.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

perfect wedding

sometimes, i look at wedding pictures. i see brides all dressed up pretty. i see flowers and magical decorations. i see beautiful cakes. but most of all i see happiness. and for the quickest moment i imagine myself being married, and then i come back to reality... and i miss it.