Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is me when I was about 5, I think I just lost my first tooth. I remember being in a gymnastics class at about this time, and looking in the mirror in my leotard while wiggling my tooth with my tongue.
When my parents got divorced last year the thing that made me the most sad was not being able to go on family trips anymore. Here I am at Arches when I was about 9, with my brother and sister. Arches National Park was a standard family trip as long as I can remember.
I loved my Sailor dress when I was 8, and I always wore bows in my hair. I remember one time at figure skating practice a older girl saying she was 'too old' for bows. I clearly remember thinking 'I'll never be too old for bows!'
This photo was taken when I was 15, and was the only time in my life that I cared about how my hair was styled. At this point in my life I actually showered every day. I loved to work on homework, and drink OJ while my hair curled.
And this is how it turned out, pretty damn cute if I do say so myself!
Friday, February 23, 2007
So, here is what I’m thinking I want:
1. Couch- I hate our upstairs couch, it is uncomfortable and just annoying. Now that my mom is working at Ikea, I want to get a new couch. Something wonderful yet simple, and really comfortable.
2. Kit’s Table and Chairs- I am really enjoying collecting American Girl dolls right now, and have always wanted a complete collection of any single doll. Now that I’ve chosen Kit, I want to get her table and chairs.
3. Kit’s Birthday Linens, Party Treats, and Grace- Trying to collect an entire collection is hard, so I take it in small steps, and want to get Kit’s birthday collection for my own birthday.
4. Unconditional love and incredible health (hey, isn’t that what everyone wants?)
Here is a favorite photo I took two years ago in London in March:
On a side note, this is my 100th post - go me!!
Monday, February 19, 2007
I looked out my window yesterday at our beautiful silver maple. The buds were coming out, and it was ready to start spring! E and I commented that this warm weather can’t be good for our snow pack, yet we were loving it!
This morning I woke up late (no work on President’s Day!) and peaked out the window. Utah reminded us, and our tree, that is still in fact winter. I snapped these photos out of the reading nook, because I mentioned in my previous post that the reader (or the napper) can watch the changing seasons, and this is a perfect example.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This year E and I were waiting for the worst to happen, and it did, on February 12, 2007. In Salt Lake City five innocent people were shot and killed at Trolley Square, a mall E and I love. Four of the five fatal deaths happened in a card store I love! I’ve bought birthday presents there, trinkets, and most recently, my Christmas cards.
It is so scary when a place that is familiar and safe turns into such horror. E and I both have been really hurt by this incident. And, a man I worked with about a year ago was shot in the incident, and is still in critical condition at the ICU.
However, Valentines Day was peaceful enough. E gave me a beautiful card and surprised me with a dozen roses.
The card he gave me had a caring heartfelt message inside, too personal to share here, but here is a part of it: “I think everyday how lucky I am to be married to such a wonderful beautiful person.” I have the best husband ever.
Last night we had my family over for a Valentines party, and had a really nice time.
Now I’m ready for spring!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
One year later I am better, I don’t get as upset about the divorce. I am happy starting my own little family with Ethan and hope and pray that we will always be happy together. It will take work, but I’m willing to fight for something I believe in, my family.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Well, giddy-up, I’m outa here!