Sunday, April 30, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
This is Drago and I love him. I think Tyler and I need to have a baby, because we talk about Drago and Minnie like they're our children. But they are better than kids because they don't cry, and we only visit them once a day... and they don't cost us anything! Kell, I had to post this picture so you could show Cate what's waiting for her in Idaho.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
This isn't a pic from today, it was a couple weeks ago, but a pic of Idaho nonetheless. This doesn't do any sort of justice to how beautiful this scene was. The sky was so pretty, I actually pulled over on my way home from work to take a picture of it. Back to the present... I didn't have to work today and it was wonderful! Today was the first hot day that we have had this year, and it actually felt like summer. I love those first couple of warm days in the year, there's such a unique feel to them. So I had my first session of laying out on the lawn in the sun and reading. I'm reading the Da Vinci code right now. Pretty interesting, I love it. I was talking to Kelly earlier today about how when I'm reading it, it's just another reminder of how true the church is. Tonight Tyler and I went to an Elder's quorom dinner that was sooo yummy. Barbequed steaks, yummy salad and rolls, and of course... potatos! I really like our ward. We rode the bullet bike there and bike so that was fun. Anyway, I've got that "I was in the sun all day" glow and I love it!! I love summer, and Idaho is so beautiful this time of year. So green with big open skies, and mountains off in the distance. AND- I saw my first garage sale of the season today and it put a smile on my face! That's all for now.
Monday, April 17, 2006
For some reason these past couple months, I have been majorly lacking in self confidence, and have pretty much felt fat and ugly. I have always had little body issues, but never before like this. I didn't understand what was going on with me and why I was feeling so bad about myself, but I didn't like it. Then one night at cooking club we all decided to put on Shauna's "perfect" red lipstick... and if you've ever shopped for red lipstick, you'll know that it is hard to find. I have never really worn any lipstick, let alone red lipstick, so it was a little shocking to me at first, and I thought I looked pretty ridiculous. But after the shock wore off, something started to happen to me. I felt real cute, and real confident, and like a totally changed woman. It was incredible. I went home to Tyler totally different than I had left, and although he didn't like the color, he did like the change. Not only did it affect me that night, but even the next day I could feel its effect. I felt and dressed like I had lost 10 pounds, even though I doubt that happened overnight. So, if you haven't tried it, you need to. It is a tool of empowerment.
I just figured out how to post a picture so here's me and Tyler (sorry mom- Tyler and me), at his surprise 25th birthday party that I threw him in February.
To the right you will see my own private Utopia. I just got this journal/creative writing book that gives you questions to answer, and one of the questions tells you to describe your utopia. Immediately I thought of my cozy afternoon I was enjoying in my clean house, watching Pride and Prejudice, and eating a fiesta bowl with diet Sprite. Aaahh, bliss. Then I read on to find that they had a much bigger picture in mind than myself. I was supposed to describe a whole city. Here's what I say to that... you have to take pleasure in the little things. We can all live in a Utopian society if people would figure that out.
'Utopia: any place or state of ideal perfection'.... so what is everyone elses idea of perfection? Tell me about it in your comment.