Monday, August 29, 2011

summer closing

It's almost back to school time & I'm ready for it. I might even start my Spanish homework early. How lame is that. The truth is... I'm awful at just hanging out. With a long list of things to accomplish is when I'm happiest. Soon enough it will be here. Classes start Wednesday & my new job starts next Tuesday. My senior year, hooray! My school year goals are to cook dinner for us more since Kris is always stuck with it & he's more busy than I am, exercise more for less stress, and in general try not to sweat the small stuff. Wish me luck.

Today I took a picture of our super fun free summer activity. It consists of me strapping in my rollerblades (which I don't know how to properly stop), Kris riding his longboard (like a pro of course), all the while trying to distract Rio from dragging us both to our death by chasing squirrels, lawn workers, pedestrians, & basically anything that moves.

Friday, August 26, 2011


I haven't blogged on anything from Italy & I know my mind is forgetting already! The easiest to start with is probably this-what I passed by pretty much every single day on foot headed to our apartment far far away from most things. I miss the beautiful statues but not the endless walk along with scorching heat and shuffling art supplies. Good thing I only photographed the things I want to remember! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

clay has some great artists & is full of inspiration. I figured as long as I'm sitting on my rump eating applesauce I should find some great ideas before I'm crazy busy & living in the clay studio the rest of the semester. Here's some things I'm digging on:

Andrew Gilliat

Meredith Host

Jeff Campana

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

layed up

 Well, I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning so I'm taking it easy on the couch & occasionally drooling on myself. I figured I'd post more photos from our trip out West. These are from a hike along Slough Creek. It's a 15 mile long hike which kicked my butt but definitely worth it.  It was the most beautiful day in Yellowstone, sunny & cool with a breeze. We fished, picked wild strawberries, and saw a fox on the trail.

{cute boy with a fish}

{caught that girl all by myself!}

Saturday, August 20, 2011

She's Here!

Everleigh Harper Atkins
7 lbs. 13 oz.
19.5 inches
I'm an auntie! Yay!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Yellowstone pt.1

 While I sit here and enjoy my basil lemonade and spelt chocolate chip cookie, I'll reminisce about Yellowstone through photographs. Here goes.

Bear Tooth Pass wildflowers

awkwardly jumping on snow!
waiting on the geyser (with homework)

 To be continued...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Livingston & Bozeman

Montana has been awesome. I need a whole separate post for our days in Yellowstone so instead here are some photos from current happenings. We've spent a few days between Bozeman & Livingston, eating delicious food, fishing rivers, and exploring antique shops. I miss our tent but having a hotel with a mini fridge is nice after storing all your food in a bear locker 24/7. I love exploring new towns, eating at new places, and generally just bummin' around. Livingston was the the filming place for A River Runs Through It along with Legends of the Fall author's, Jim Harison's hometown. There are tons of crazy mansions here in the Paradise Valley, for good reason - it's beautiful! Tomorrow we're headed to Chico Hot Springs for a night and I can't wait to float all day in their naturally tapped hot spring pool...I may never leave.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lake Superior Baby Bump

Everleigh Harper Atkins will be here soon! 

Here are a few photos I took of my purty sister on the shore of Superior. The quality doesn't translate as well on here but I still love them. That belly! I couldn't stop touching it, especially the spot where her infant butt was pushing out. August 31st! Let the countdown begin.

Soon to come...Yellowstone adventures.