We have navigated many seasons together. There have been celebrations … both of us graduating
from college, Avery’s birth, opening our practice. There have been tears … Danny’s
needle stick, my brother’s death, crushing disappointments.
If I could go back to that 19 year old young woman, I would
tell her that marrying him is one of the best decision you will ever make. The next 10 years will be the hardest you have ever known. Anything worth having requires hard work.That is what gives it value. I would tell her
to be patient and savor these early years, they go by so quickly.
This is a snapshot taken at our reception
Finally, I would tell her, even though you can’t imagine
it, you will love him more in 19 years than you do on this day.
Danny - I would marry you again in a heartbeat. Ecclesiastes 4:12
I love it when someone shows me a food product they love. So today I want to introduce you to two of my favorite foods I get at Trader Joe's. Now, I don't know that these would qualify as the healthiest options but hey, it's the weekend.
Warning: The following items may become addictive.
God created chocolate because he loves us so much, I just know it. These morsels were introduced to me by a friend while traveling (thank you Melanie) and I’ve
been hooked ever since.The combination
of sweet and salty make me want to scream, “hallelujah!”. You may need to resist the urge to consume the above by the handful.
This second item is just as delicious and worth your purchase.Typically, I do not enjoy fruit as part of my
dessert but in this circumstance it works …
This was suggested to me by Lisa, my yoga buddy.Holy Cow! Bananas and chocolate go together just like peanut butter
and chocolate, caramel and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate... you get the idea. What are your favorites at Trader Joe's?
The weather has been really mild where we live and this girl
needs some snow.Every year we look
forward to ski season.I am trying to
hold on because in two weeks we leave to go on vacation with our friends.This is our fourth year and we are headed to
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Wahoo!
Last Saturday was Danny’s birthday and I was so excited.I came up with a great idea, to give him some
accessories to go with his gopro camera.Taking ski videos has always been so much fun on our trips.He was thrilled.Though right after he opened his gifts he
asked if this was something Kit (his BFF) had suggested.Should I be offended?
Here he is ... in all his glory after a brutal ski run at Alta last year!
As with all families, there is nothing more precious after vacation then the photos and videos. Danny has started making a book after each trip with the pics. Here is one of my favorite videos from last year...
Wasn’t that gorgeous?I will admit I'm partial because Alta is where we fell in love with
skiing.There's something about being
out in fresh snow. What a gift. Let the count down begin!
Can you believe that 2012 is over and gone?Many are glad to see it go but for our family
it was a sweet year.No particular
reason, just the joy of being together with our family and friends.
Skiing this year in Alta, Utah
Speaking of being
together, we spent the day organizing and packing up Christmas.Not fun.My house always seems to be so plain when we put away the holiday décor.We talked about just leaving it out all year
but decided to consider doing that next year. Ha!
Ladies and Gentlemen the Future of our Family
When I sat down to write this post I looked back at my New Year
post for 2012 to see if I had accomplished any of my goals (You can see the
full post here). One of my goals was to
stop putting things off and well, I don’t know if you noticed but I am posting
on January 1 and we put our Christmas things away today.Not too shabby.Another goal was to take more pictures which
I have done judging by the amount of space on my hard drive. Hooray !Finally I wanted to be more flexible in 2012
and … so far so good.I’ve been doing
Yoga consistently for the last 4 months and I think it’s really helping me.I’m certainly not even close to being a model
student but hey, progress baby!
Can you believe this woman ate approximately 3lbs of pimento cheese from the Mouse Trap in Landsdowne over the Christmas holiday? Gasp! (go ahead ... talk amongst yourselves) It made those forward fold moves in yoga that much more challenging.
Goals for 2013? I
thought you would never ask…
Blog more – Why is this so hard?I just get caught up in other things and don’t
take the time to organize my thoughts, though I take such pleasure in sharing
with you guys.We have a lot of
traveling coming up this year and I would love for you to come along.
Take more chances – I am not a fan of risk.I’ve noticed the older I get the more I crave
a good solid routine.While this can be
a good thing, I am finding that I need to push myself more. Maybe that is why I haven’t blogged a
lot.Kinda scary putting yourself out
there.That may have just been a light
2012 Repeat - be more flexible – This goes hand in hand with
my previous goals.
So as we jump into 2013 with our hearts wide open remember
that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Namaste