Wednesday, September 19, 2012


So we've been asked a few times within the last week what's new with us. I always feel a bit pressured by this question. I wish I had some super exciting thing to share with them. something like, "Oh yeah, well we went on a safari last weekend and Nate totally wrestled this crocodile to save a baby zebra." Or I could say, " Well actually when I was in Costco last week and I was picked to win a complete home theater set, a cruise, and a giant diamond ring." You know, something along those lines. Well, truth be told nothing quite along those lines is going on with us, but there are a couple new things happening in our lives.

We've become a football family. I've watched more football this fall than I have in my life! We've got tickets for BYU football this season and we're also watching the NFL so Nate can check on his fantasy football team.

This Friday I'm having my second foot surgery. Last time I had the right foot done and Friday will be the left foot. I had the right foot done 5 weeks ago and I'm healing so well and I can totally see the improvement. I'll be immobile this weekend and next week, so if you're bored, call me and come hang out! I also need to thank so many family members and friends for their well wishes and support during these surgeries. I so appreciate it.

Nate is going to be traveling for work next month. He'll be going to San Diego. It's the first time he's traveled for work, and it'll also be the first time we've been apart in over 5 years of marriage. He's excited for this new opportunity and I'm so happy for him. He'll be gone for 4 days, so I'm thinking I need to live it up while he's gone. I'm going to make soups or pasta for dinner, Nate's not a big fan of either, and I'm planning on making some fun holiday aprons.

I'm guest posting over at Lovely Little Snippets today. I'm sharing a recipe for Asian marinated steak, so head on over and check it out! Of course I'm still posting recipes over at Durfee Family Recipes too. I'm also taking a couple photography classes this fall. I have to say, even though I'm only 2 1/2 weeks into the course, my photos are improving by leaps and bounds, I'm loving it!

Also in October, Nate is going elk hunting. He's really looking forward to it. I of course want him to be successful, but then I think about the logistics of dealing with an entire elk. So if anyone sees a good deal on a chest freezer let me know. I've also heard that elk jerky is good. We'll see. Also, he is going hunting one weekend, then will be out of town for work that next week, then planning on hunting that weekend too.

So yah, that's what's going on with us.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Dear BYU Football,

I am breaking up with you. And this time it's not me, it's you. It's definitely you. I came to your game yesterday, I dressed in BYU colors, I cheered, I took some fun pictures, I tried hard to not make fun of any zoobies. And what did you do? You burned me, you burned me bad. In all my 26 1/2 years I have never ever been this sunburned! My arms, my legs, my face. Oh my face. It is all lumpy and bumpy and the skin is puckered and when I touch on accident it leaks fluid. It is so gross and it hurts so bad! Like the kind of pain that makes you call your mom. My mom says I'll live, but I feel like it's kinda touch and go right now. I did make it through the night. Cute Nate set up the air mattress downstairs for me so I could be cooler. He's nice. So long BYU football. Call me when you have a covered stadium.

Tomato Kim

P.S. My new favorite person right now is Lizzie Buhler. She gave me a tip about keeping the aloe in the fridge so it's nice and cold when you put it on. Genius! I'm pretty sure heaven is made of cold aloe.