Wednesday, July 29, 2009


...would you ever consider living in this house?

(P.S.: Believe it or not, the inside is very cute. Well, mostly cute. It has, indeed, been remodeled. But you know how old houses have "quirks," like random rooms that are so bizarrely shaped you wouldn't know how to situate anything in there. And a creepy/possibly haunted storage room, under which an Indian graveyard may or may not be located. And a 1-inch gap between the back of the kitchen counter and the wall. And...oh, but really, it has character, doesn't it?)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Scottish Festival

Today we went to the Scottish Festival in Payson. This is one of my favorite events in the state to attend and I am pretty excited about my Scottish heritage and all that crap (although, from what I hear, the Macdougall history isn't all rainbows and puppies...I guess we were kind of jerks...) and I get even MORE pumped when this little fest rolls around each year. I love the festival and luckily I was able to share the festivities with family and friends.

Some pics:

Oh, sweet bagpipes!

Dave trying the Ginger Beer that Clan MacDonald was selling. It's like ginger ale, really, just a lot more...ginger-y.

Me, mid-swig. I'm a big ginger fan so I loved this stuff!

Some of the Celtic dancers doing their thing. Most of these girls had their hair done up in these really tight curls that bounced around when they danced.

Sisters from Clan MacDougall! Woohoo!

King Dave. He looks kinda out of it, though.

Oooh boy, caber toss! Here is a series of pictures showing you the process of tossing the caber. Getting ready to lift...

Lifting the caber...

Getting it balanced...

Running forward, getting ready to throw...

And...after the toss.

This guy is preparing to do the sheaf toss. At first, we all thought the announcer called it the "sheep toss." Good thing it's not. Poor would have been stabbed with a pitchfork and thrown over a 20-foot-high bar. haha. PETA would have been there in an instant.

We had a fun day, but we're tired! (I look emo but I was just concentrating too hard on taking the picture)

My parents were in town for this, so my whole family attended and had a great time!
Dave and I look forward to doing it again next year.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This week has been very full of events.

We spent a lot of time with Dave's family this week. Dave's brother and sister-in-law were in town, and we had a great time seeing them for the first time in about a year. We all enjoyed Aiden's birthday party and ate a lot of ridiculously delicious food and played some seriously fun games (Apples to Apples, anyone?). Oh, and of course there was Little Shop of Horrors. Um, need I say more? :)

We didn't do a lot for the 4th of July, but it was good times. We had a little get-together with family and friends, and we watched some stuff and had fun eating and chatting. I didn't get to see any fireworks, and that was a let down...but I do have reassurance in knowing that in this state the use of fireworks is stretched out for nearly a whole month, and on the 24th I'll probably get to go see some. I don't know quite what it is, but it just feels wrong for me to miss fireworks on Independence day! Like...something's missing!

Today, Dave and I went on a hike and it felt great! We try to go hiking as much a possible, although I've been recovering from bronchitis for the last 2-3 weeks and so I'm just getting back into physical activities like that.

This evening, we had a wonderful time celebrating my friend's birthday. It was actually a joint party for her, her mom, and her grandma who all have birthdays close together in July. It was such a great evening and we're happy to have them as our friends!

Pictures? There aren't any, really, since my camera isn't working so well. But I may have a few things to post soon.