"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." --Thomas Aquinas

I'm not sure why but this quote made me think. Made me think more than most quotations do. What can it apply to? Life. Relationships. Business. Sailors?

I made banana bread on Saturday. From scratch. All by myself. And it tasted really good.

I read "The Time Traveler's Wife" for a couple hours today. And it's kinda scummy. I'm a bit disappointed. I put it out of sight under my bed so I wouldn't be tempted to read it. But I think I just need to give it away (maybe sell it? I'm broke) because every time I look at my bed it's like the book is calling to me. "Hey! Elizabeth! I'm under here! Come read me!" But I don't want to. It's scummy.

"Fireflies" by Owl City -- This is a very good song. Very. (<---click the bold letters to hear it...and see it.)


Tucker at his birthday party, with the cool cake Anna made. Happy 5th birthday, Tuck-Tuck!

Speaking of birthdays, happy day Charlie! Are you jealous of the mask I got in the mail for his party? You should be. It's SEWIOUS!

New hair cut. Not bad for $14, huh? (It actually cost $17 because they tricked me by asking if I wanted my hair washed, but didn't say it cost an extra $3! Oh, BYU, you are such cheapskates.)

Really fun invitation. I'm so over the normal, everyday, forgettable invitations that I see.
[from hellolucky.com, found also here.]

For some reason these pictures got me anxious to have a flower garden--especially if I could have some of the plants inside in beakers. Am I right?
[found here]


I was thinking today, I like how old men sing.

I like the feel of men's dress shirts.

I like baked potatoes.

I like laughing.

I like back-scratches.

I like sweatshirts and jeans.

I like my hair.

I was thinking today, I like my life.

August Playlist:

1) All My Days -- Alexi Murdoch
2) Breakable -- Ingrid Michaelson
3) The Underdog -- Spoon
4) 1234 -- Fiest
5) You are Loved -- Josh Groban
6) I Only See You -- Benton Paul
7) Jen's Song -- Benton Paul
8) Paris -- Benton Paul
9) 1901 -- Phoenix
10) Lisztomania -- Phoenix
11) Girlfriend -- Phoenix
12) Falling in Love At a Coffee Shop -- Landon Pigg
13) Don't Forget -- Demi Lovato
14) Fly with Me -- Jonas Brothers
15) Paranoid -- Jonas Brothers
16) The Calculation -- Regina Spektor
17) Dance Anthem of the 80's -- Regina Spektor

#1 is the song played during the trailer for "Away We Go." #14 is at the end of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." #3 is in "17 Again" but not on the soundtrack they sell. #8 is partially in French, but I didn't know that at first. So I just thought he was drooling out nonsensical lyrics. If you want to be one of the cool kids, listen to #4 and know who Feist is.

Where would I be without music? I'd be nearly as bad off as if I was without family. Or Sensuous Sandwich. Woah. I know. Bad.

[my favorite picture from the family reunion]


"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."

"The Monster House" -- Idaho
© E. Gosney 2009


pretty peonies.
[via projectwedding.com]

Pretty "tea-length" wedding dresses. Love them. cLiCk HeRe.

What a fun idea, huh?

[images found here.]

The Adventures of Vans 1 & 2 -- Part I

Me and my shoes spend a lot of time together, share a lot experiences, swap stories back and forth. Here are a few of the places we've been...

[San Antonio]

[The park with Kelsey]

[The park with Catherine]

[The airport]

[The dentist]


i posted a couple more photos on my photography blog.

just so you know.