Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

Just saw this movie trailer.
Loved the book. Hoping the movie does the book justice.

{p.s. I saw this movie the other day and fell in love with Ms. Chanel's style.}

Sunday, May 23, 2010

rainy days=lazy days

It's been raining a lot{for Utah standards}lately. It's great because it makes everything so green and beautiful.

The problem is that when it rains, my first instinct is to not want to go to work--but stay home in my pj's, cuddled up in a blanket and watch some good movies or read a good book and eat some comfort food.

Slim chance of that happening.

As I was coming home from work the other day I saw the most beautiful rainbow. I took some pics{of course they don't do the rainbow justice} with my phone.

Seeing rainbows reminded me of being a kid and actually thinking I'd find a pot of gold at the end.

Wouldn't that be great if that were true?


{you have to look closely, but the rainbow is there--promise.}

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Next weekend...

I will be here
I am in dire need of some lazy beach time with no care in the world other than flipping over from side to side to make sure I get an even tan.

Can't wait.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Part deux: The celebration

Remember this post a few months back? Well they celebrated with a beautiful ring ceremony and a reception.

It was great to celebrate properly.

Congrats to Mark & Mary!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My response.

They say that words can cut deeper and hurt much more than physical pain.

I agree wholeheartedly.

Physical wounds heal and our body adapts to the pain.

Wounds of the heart and mind are a whole different story.

Over the weekend some things were said about me and my family. I would be lying if I said I wasn't affected by the judgmental, thoughtless and rude opinions and remarks said.

I reacted.

I hate that I reacted, but I am human. I was angry, I cried and let my thoughts go down a path of self doubt.

What if those opinions of me were true?

Going down that path believing what was said about me would eat at me. As do most negative thoughts. They eat at you bit by bit. They consume you and before you know it that negativity has won the battle--gotten the best of you.

Or I could say NO.

No I will not let one opinion get the best of me. I will not hold harsh feelings towards that person. I will move forward and onward because there is something to be learned. There is room for me to grow, stretch, become humbled and become better.

Growing up my dad had the book, Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

He would always talk about Dr. Frankl, a Jewish holocaust survivor.

He would tell me how this man was in the worst of circumstances and how his attitude and reaction essentially saved his life.

My dad has read me this quote many times over the years and it has stayed with me time and time again.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

~ Viktor E. Frankl ~

Lessons learned:

There are dumb people sometimes.
I choose how to respond.
The golden rule is so powerful. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

and now...forward and onward.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I love my Mom

Yesterday being Mother's Day I think it appropriate for all of us to brag a bit about how great our mom's are. I adore this woman. I look up to her. One day I hope to be half as amazing as she is.

A few more reason's I love my mom:

  • She is the finest cook/baker. She makes the most amazing bread, I never tire of it.

  • She rearranges the furniture in her house every month or so--drives my dad crazy.

  • She gave me the name Beverly although she can't pronounce it correctly. She says, "Bevedly". It's quite endearing.

  • She and I have the exact same laugh--it used to annoy me growing up, now I love it.

  • She learned english by watching soap operas. Young & the Restless was her fave.

  • She is a little angel. She whips up meals for people that are sick, is constantly visiting the elderly.

Quite simply she's the best and I love her!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Burgers & Faces

We went here:
Ate yummy burgers, the beehive was mouth-watering amazing.

Then we got hyper and decided to play some face games. You know take pictures while you vibrate both your lips real fast to make it look like you just got some major collagen.

Or shout out an animal name and try and look like that animal.

It resulted in some tummy aches from giggling so much(which I love) and these:
Just as a reminder these are our normal looking faces, in case you've been scarred and forgot:

Monday, May 3, 2010


Why do I never get the memo of when and where these spontaneous dances take place?

Maybe I'll start my own in downtown Provo.

Provo could use some dancing in the streets.