Monday, November 9, 2009

Jewish Arts Festival

We're going to be a vendor at the
Jewish Community Center's Art Festival.
Come see us!

Jewish Arts Festival
Sunday, November 15, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Performers, Artists, Vendors, Food, Workshops,
Book Fair, Comic Books, and more!

IJ & Jeanne Wagner
Jewish Community Center
2 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Project Scarcity and Abundance

Are you interested in reading a fantastic writer's musings about getting back to basics and attempting to find abundance in the everyday?

Visit my sister-in-law's blog:

Don't forget to add yourself as a follower.

You'll enjoy it, I promise! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Meet Moab!

This is our new puppy, Moab!

She is a 7 1/2 week old golden retriever.

We got her from a family in Sandy that bread their 8-year-old male, named Gunnar, with their 1-year-old female, named Loddie. There were seven puppies in the litter; 4 females and 3 males. We think we got the pick-of-the-litter!

We picked her out 2 weeks ago, she was only 5 1/2 weeks old. We had to wait until this week to bring her home, so we picked her up on Wednesday.

She's already responding to potty training and coming when she's called (not so much to her name yet, but coming nonetheless). She's been playing fetch with us since the first night and she really likes her toys! Everything has to go in her mouth! She's got really sharp little teeth! Our first two nights haven't been as bad as I thought they'd be. She wakes up about every 2 hours and needs to go outside. So far only two oops's (none during the day).

The cats don't like her yet, but they have shown a lot of interest, especially when she's asleep.

They don't like it when she gets too close or when she barks at them. There's been moments of hissing and arched backs, but no swats.

We can't wait to introduce her to everyone, especially our dog friends!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trip to St. Louis, MO

I'm warning you now, this is a long post with lots of pictures!


On Sunday, May 10th Trent and I flew to St. Louis with Scott (Trent's dad), Debbie (Trent's mom), and Tori (Trent's sister). The main reason for the trip was to attend Alex's (Trent's brother) graduation from St. Louis University's medical school. The five of us stayed with Alex, Trisa (Alex's wife), and Cannon (our nephew) in their 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo. Picture this: Scott and Debbie in the guest bedroom on a futon, Trent and I on a blow up mattress on the floor next to Alex and Trisa's bed, and Tori on a twin sized blow up mattress on the floor on the other side of their bed, with a dog bed for their very large lab mix (Onyx) in the corner, and Cannon in a crib in his own room across the hall! It was definitely a little crowded, but surprisingly it wasn't as miserable as it sounds :). A few of us suffered through cold showers, but other than that, luckily, we never had issues with not having enough open bathrooms when they were needed.

Sunday night Trisa made a yummy dinner of spicy jerk chicken and rice with ham and garbonzo beans. Mmm!

Monday was our trip to the St. Louis Zoo and dinner at Blueberry Hill in The Loop. The zoo was great! Our favorite things were the penguin exhibit (I played tug-of-war with one and touched another one that swam right in front of me), the 5, one-year old, tigers, the prairie dogs, the ostrich playing with the baby giraffe, and admission was free!

Tuesday was our trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Our favorite part of the gardens was the Climatron, a half-acre of plants, birds, pools, and waterfalls in a natural, tropical setting housed inside a big dome. You feel like you are in a real rainforest! Oh, and the zigzag bridge in the Japanese garden and the hundreds of allium in the front of the building. That night we went back to The Loop for dinner at Fitz’s (where they make their own soda). We had the biggest and best ice cream floats…they each had 4 scoops of ice cream!!!

On Wednesday we drove 4 hours north to Carthage, IL where we visited Carthage Jail (where Joseph & Hyrum Smith were killed in 1844). Then we took a 20 minute drive along the Mississippi River to Nauvoo. We toured Joseph Smith’s home, cemetery, mansion, and store. Then drove further into town to visit a brick house (where they made the bricks for all of the buildings), the blacksmith, the bakery, and Jonathan Browning’s (gun manufacturer) house and workshop. I originally didn’t want to go, but I’m really glad we did. It was all pretty neat, and very interesting.

On our way back to St. Louis we drove through a crazy storm…I’ve never seen so much rain and lightning in my life! We hit a deer, pulled over to assess the damage and had to jump back in the car because we heard tornado sirens going off! We saw a tornado forming just a few miles behind us. A very intense few minutes, to say the least! The rest of the drive home we were surrounded by an amazing lightning show.

Thursday we picked Jordan (Trent’s oldest brother) up at the airport and attended Alex’s graduation. After a quick snack at his reception we headed to dinner at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups in downtown St. Louis, across the parking lot to Busch Stadium (where the Cardinals play). Trent and I got to taste toasted (deep fried) ravioli, real St. Louis food.

(Tori, Trent, McKenzie, Trisa, Alex, Jordan)

(Tori, Jordan, Alex, Trisa, McKenzie, Trent)

Friday we went to the Arch. We rode a funny egg shaped cart (only big enough for 5 people) up 630 feet to the top. We toured the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum underneath the Arch and took a steamboat tour on the Mississippi. We really liked being at the Arch and the Mississippi River, it was an amazing place to see and visit!

(Cannon and Trent)

Friday night we went to a surprise, 80s rock ‘n roll themed, birthday party for Alex. I am not posting any pictures, too embarrassing!

Saturday morning it was back home and back to real life!

Congratulations, Alex! We are really proud of you!

Thank you so much for letting us stay with you and for showing us such a fun time! We look forward to our next trip to visit you guys in Memphis!

Updates coming soon...

It's been a busy, crazy, and fun couple of weeks for the Trent and McKenzie Myers family...

A few updates (and lots of pictures) coming soon!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is trying to spring

Mother Nature is teasing us! It was warm and sunny for a few days. Then it was cold and windy for a few days. Then it snowed again. Luckily the snow melted in less than a day. Now it is sunny and really cold.

I can't wait for the weather to get warmer and sunnier so that I can work in my yard!

Proof that Spring is coming...

I've never planted anything that I cared about until we planted tulips in the backyard last fall. I've never been so excited to see something poke out of the cold hard dirt. I can't wait for it to stay warm and for my blooms to blossom.

Here are a few pictures of my tulips.

And some of the surprise daffodils, crocus, and tulips that the previous owners planted.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I need motivation...

I need motivation to exercise.
I need motivation to clean the basement.
I need motivation to cook dinner every night.
I need motivation to work in the yard. For this, I need spring weather.
I need motivation to work on frames.
I need motivation to save money.

I obviously need a lot of motivation. Anybody have any ideas?!?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I {heart} Feb. 28

I didn't realize that challenging myself to blog every day for 28 days would be so difficult...

I have lots of excuses for not blogging every day, but none of them are very good...there were plenty of distractions: I went on a 3-day vacation, I was sick, I took naps, I was actually social and left the house a few times...blah, blah, blah...

So on the last day of February...


finding the tulips that we planted poking through the dirt

looking forward to seeing our house and yard in another season

when my husband makes me laugh and smile

sleeping in


the sparkles in the sidewalks in Las Vegas

good hair days

watching movies

spending time with my families

having a clean house (even if it only lasts a day or two)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I {heart} Feb. 11


making lists
(to do lists, I like lists, shopping lists, packing lists, wish lists, project lists, all kinds of lists)

(specifically my bamboo plants at home and my china doll plant at work)

waking up easy, not rushing to get ready, and then getting to work on time

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I {heart} Feb. 10



his unconditional love and support

his dedication to our family

our daddy-daughter dates

his love of random facts and trivia

his sense of humor and goofiness

sharing our love of food and eating, especially sauces

his love of things that are smooth
(rocks, my hair in a pony tail, his golf club with layers and layers of paint, a baby's head, etc.)

his eclectic wardrobe

his ability to influence our pet chicken with a bottle of bbq sauce

his hugs

Happy birthday, pops! I love you!