Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A little boasting..

Carol Ann Huntington, Editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, wrote a very favorable article about Fortunatelys on her Gift idea blog! She said they are "charming and clever" and she would feel "pretty fortunate to get these unique edible gift ideas as a thoughtful little surprise" Yay!

Thought I would boast a bit as it really made my day. You can check out the article here. I have been a big fan of her site for while and have used it to find fantastic gift ideas. Its a great site and won numerous awards. Additionally, Carol is a wonderful person. If you are looking for a unique gift check out her great ideas here (but still send Fortunatleys. hehe!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

The era of no responsibility

It seems like every era of life seems to start out extremely challenging, but seems to bring forth greater joys and self discovery. I find I temporarily look back each time my life takes a new pathway. Just as you seem to say,"hey I got this. This life thing isn't so difficult after all," you get thrown in a whole new direction with a whole new set of challenges and responsibilities. Its seems as though you start out as a student and once you master that time period and feel as though you are at the top, you are pushed back down to become the student again. Your experience, however, brings greater tools and knowledge to each era. I have found that once I commit to my new direction I find life always seems to bring greater adventures, wisdom, growth and happiness. The era of no responsibility was one of the most difficult to let go, but I would never go back. I think becoming a wife and mother has been one of the most challenging eras. I'm sure more fun difficult surprises are yet to come, but its been the best era yet. However, I'm sure in 20 years I will just get the hang of this mom and wife thing and then my kids will leave and a new era will unfold to Joby and I and we will yet again become the students. And that era will then be the best to me.

Life is unpredictably wonderful and the best is always yet to come.

Below is the footage I collected from "The era of no responsibility." San Diego 2003-2008.
Its almost 30 minutes and split into 3 parts for uploading capability. Fun times and wonderful relationships can't be captured in a two minute clip! Much of video is low quality due to compressing the video. Enjoy!

Part 1 Boat dances, roomate fun times

Random times/glamis/Joshua tree/Devils punch bowl/inflatable fun

Part 3 Tea party/Karaoke ending

"The world is closing in- Did you ever think -That we could be so close, like brothers
The future's in the air-I can feel it everywhere-Blowing with the wind of change" -Scorpions

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Strange things are afoot...

Dream: So, for the fourth night in a row I continue to have the same dream. I am walking up to the shoreline of a lake and these two aquatic puppies swim up to me. You can view a very professionally drawn accurate depiction of these animals by clicking here. I pick them up, hug them and instantly fall in love with them.

Dream analysis: Does this mean that I am going to give birth to two dog fish?

On another strange note, I was speaking to my brother today and he said he would have to call me back because he had to stop his two dogs from eating his elk head.(gross!)

And a random question: Am I the only person in Utah whos daily routine doesn't consist of refilling and consuming a 44 oz cup of soda?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

No offense winter, but I hate you

Winter darling~

For two months we have enjoyed your beauty and the way you purify all that you touch.
We have laughed till we cried playing in your frozen flakes of white.
We smiled as you created a feeling of Christmas with your picturesque wonderland scene. We enjoyed the chilling nights that let us curl up by a hot fire with a delicious cup of hot cocoa and memories of winters past. And now winter, as you continue your elegance into January I just want to say.....

I hate you.

I can't go skiing because I'm pregnant. Everyday I barely miss a faceplant episode, but wake up sore the next day from the creative Acrobatics I engaged in to prevent me from falling. I can't wear flip flops and have been forced to wear socks after a 10 year sabbatical. I have been reintroduced to the annoyance of scraping my windows before driving my car. Additionally, winter, your beauty deteriorates four days after a new snow fall.

Come November, I will like you again as all is forgotten from enjoying months of spring summer and fall... until then, I hate you.