Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pic of the Month!

Nothing can really compare to beautiful shots like these. Looking at this pic makes you think of a life so beautiful. A life with no boundaries. A life were you are truly free. Free to soar and be whoever you want to be. Free to take on the world. Looking at a shot like this makes you feel like anything is possible!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm a Shopaholic!

I really have shopping fever! It seems to be impossible for me to walk past a store and not go in and buy something. I was never like this before. I could spend hours in a mall and not buy a thing. Now I can buy like 8 different items in 20 minutes flat :-) it certainly is a skill.

This is the awesome shoe that I bought. Quite exciting! Now I just need to find a nice place to go so that I can wear it :) (hint hint baby)

Friday, May 21, 2010


 IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute. Look at it and really see it . . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what

Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oh the Gym!

I haven't been to the gym in two weeks. Once you get into a pattern like that it becomes so difficult to get back to gym. Every day you say that you will go back to the gym tomorrow. Then tomorrow comes and you find a reason not to go. Either it's too cold to go to gym or there will be too much traffic or you have a headache or not enough fuel. You find some excuse not to go back to gym. There is something very comforting in coming home from work and just watching TV. You get that time to gather your thoughts and just rest.

However, I have a gene that allows me to put on weight at a rapid speed and if I spend two weeks out of the gym that equals two weeks of intense weight gain. It's also so hard to lose weight that you dropped before because when you get back to gym, you have to start at the beginning again. Exercises that were once easy now become so difficult that your head starts to spin.
I made it back to the gym today. In my pilates class, I almost fell asleep. The instructor said "Roll over onto your tummy" and I rolled over and it was so comfortable I just did not want to roll back. The hour class felt like it was going on for 3 hours. I even tried to go on the treadmill but after two minutes of that, I thought that my heart was going to pop right out of my body. The fitness level is at an all time low. Even though it is winter and I would prefer to snuggle under a blanket after work, I am going to make it my mission to get back into the routine of going to gym. Need to get back into shape.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kitchen Tea-Quila!!!

On the 2nd of May we had my Kitchen Tea-quila party. Gosh it was amazing. So much of fun. It was just so wonderful to be with friends and family. We had a surprise visit form a Fernando, a dashing and interesting outlaw. I received awesome presents from everyone that made me want to start cooking right away. Few more months to go and I will be cooking every evening. Life is quite exciting right now.