April was a pretty eventful month. Here's the first part, and I'll start out with the sad news that our puppy, Honey, went to dog heaven. She was just the best. We all cried. I remember being on a date that night with someone I wasn't that into, and I just wanted to cut it short and go home to cry. I did kick him out early, and that was the last of that.
A little blurb I wrote about her on Facebook: I'll always remember choosing Honey at the humane society back in 2001. Mom and I took her into a little room to play with her, she ran back and forth between us, and we knew we just had to take her home. We didn't tell Dad, and he was pretty upset, but within a few days she'd won him over. She'd fetch the newspaper, eat Dad's nice wool socks, let you know when you'd made her mad, bother you for a rawhide stick after dinner, and just love going to the farm. Now she'll always be at the farm, watching over it. Honey dog, we'll miss you. All dogs go to heaven, right?
I went to the Czech Film Festival here and was surprised to learn there's a Czech consulate here. The director of one film came, and so many Czechs here, I was probably the only one who needed an English translation. I saw Honeymoon and Colette.
Meghan and I booked a trip to South America! Continent #6 for me. We would head there in June.
For General Conference weekend I went down to hang out with Tay and Court and the babe.
I was introduced to the magic that is Winco.
I don't think I've ever seen stuff in bulk like this.
I went down to Velour one night to see Ryan Innes, and dear Alissa was able to join me. She and her husband, Joe, were in my singles ward back in DC forever ago, and we've both ended up in UT and all of us work at the same place. I'm glad she had a night out kid-free, even though her kids are adorable.
My baloncy view again.
Chvrches was coming to town and I was definitely gonna go.
I started playing around with placement. I love that hipster painting, and that's the coolest lamp I own.
I started going to a workout studio to get my fitness on. The spring was lovely and we'd have boot camp in the park sometimes. Turns out I really liked it, and I'm still going now.
One Saturday Nathan and I went down to a film festival at BYU, so he could see some old friends. I haven't been on campus much there, and it was kinda weird. I've also discovered 'Your Mom' at Sodalicious, which is the best drink I've probably ever had. I've gotta get one every time I'm there. Dr Pepper, blackberry + coconut syrups. it'll change your life.
Random insert - while waiting for Nathan I watched Coachella on my phone. Love this band and love technology.
I was so glad to get to the BYU Museum of Art for the Sacred Gifts exhibit. It was excellent. I really must get to Copenhagen.
View from a hill in Provo.
I went to my first show in SLC since moving here - Phantogram. They're excellent, though the venue was terrible. I think it's bad enough that I'd skip any future shows there.
And in case you didn't know, I love the salsa I make and could drink it.