Monday, July 28, 2014


on the banks of the jordan river canal, you'll find one of our favorite salt lake places- the international peace gardens. the 11 acre garden was created by the salt lake council of women all the way back in 1939! 28 countries are represented in the gardens, along with monuments celebrating a variety of international symbols of peace. we always like to visit the gardens on sundays to spend some time meditating and relaxing.

in the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. our life is a long and arduous quest after truth.

-mahatma gandhi

besides, what other place can you hang out with gandhi and buddha at the same time?

love ya lots, sharry and jared.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


it's hot in salt lake city. very, very hot. but we feel so lucky to have some of our favorite wonderful, beautiful, colorful, COOLER spaces just a few minutes the mountains. i love living so close to both family and outdoor spaces like little cottonwood canyon (summer in slc is awesome!). jared and i have been together almost 10 years, and we've seen so many beautiful places around the world...but nothing quite compares to home.

^^^wading in the river... and checking out some beautiful erosion^^^

^^^just listening to the waves^^^

^^^doing some stretching in the great outdoors^^^

i went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential fact of life, and see if i could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when i came to die, discover that i had not lived.

-henry david thoreau

Monday, July 7, 2014


First- the whole Decker family got together at the family cabin....

everyone had to take their turn on the rope climb...

^^^jen's dance moves came in handy^^^

^^^then, we decided to take the motorcycle out for a spin^^^

^^^but mostly we just hung out with the family^^^

Next- we watched the fireworks, went swimming, and celebrated with the Buhanan family...

^^^kurt's family even came to town for the party^^^

we're all pretty warn out but we had lots of fun hanging out with everyone. happy 4th of july!