Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Bliss

Christmas was full of all the traditions, food, laughter and family that
are like a good comfort food on a cold right it can't be wrong.

It is what I look forward to each year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all very Merry Christmas!
{Pic of my little squirmy nephew and I}

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I don't think I can remember a December that I've been so busy.
It was a work hard, play hard kind of month.

There were get together's with many old and new friends.
Lot's of food.
Shopping for Christmas.
Christmas lights on each corner.
Dressy Holiday parties.
Casual Holiday parties.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.


This past Wednesday I turned 34!

Wow...I can't believe it, I'm almost to my mid-30's and you know what....
it feels awesome.

I used to think in my mid-20's the creeping age thirty was the scariest thing ever.
Then 30 came and went and poof I was still Bev.

I wasn't this old, haggard, boring person that I imagined a 30 year old to be.
Over the years I have come to realize that aging is a privilege.
The grey hairs, the smile lines and crows feet I'm beginning to get, 
not sure I'll welcome the saggy ta-ta's... 
but overall I am grateful for another year of life,
another year of experiances, 
perhaps some more smile lines
and grey hairs.

It means I get to live and change.
Become better and wiser.
Fall down and get back up.
Enjoy the beauty of earth, 
& the simple pleasures life offers.

So here's to 34
I plan on making it another beautiful year.

{Here's some pics of my birthday celebration my roomie organized.  She's a gem and it was a splendid evening with dear friends.}

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Pick-me Up

M83 Vocal Audition (Nov 3rd) from DaveAOK on Vimeo.

 I usually need a little pick-me up on Wednesdays 
to get me through the week.
{It's usually in the form of caffeine, shopping, or Yogurtland} 

This ridiculous video did just that for me.
Made me laugh so hard.
I am pretty sure this guy is either 
faking it to get attention
or dead serious.
I hope it's the latter, because it 
would only make it even more funny and ridiculous to watch.

Happy Wednesday & enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A trip to Temple Square.

On Sunday I went to the beautiful Temple Square with the familia.
It never feels like the Holidays are quite here until I go.

It's always bustling with families, couples and children. 
The children seem to always be bundled up
like the kid from The Christmas Story with noses bright red {cute cute}!

We then came back to my parents place and warmed up next to the fireplace.
The perfect ending to a great night.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Make up your mind to be Happy

Make up your mind to be happy—
even when you don’t have money, 
even when you don’t have a clear complexion, 
even when you don’t have the Nobel Prize. 

Some of the happiest people I know have none of these 
things the world insists are necessary for satisfaction and joy. 

Why are they happy? I suppose it is because they don’t listen very well. 
Or they listen too well—to the things their hearts tell them. 

They glory in the beauty of the earth. 
They glory in the rivers and the canyons 
and the call of the meadowlark. 
They glory in the love of their families,
the stumbling steps of a toddler, 
the wise and tender smile of the elderly.
They glory in honest labor. 
They glory in the scriptures. 
They glory in the presence of the Holy Ghost.

One thing I know for certain: 
the time we have here goes by far too quickly. 
Don’t waste any more time sitting on the bench watching life pass you by.

~Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin~

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Brazilian brunch.

My brother has been telling me for weeks
that we need to try out the new Brazilian restaurant 
in downtown Provo.

Saturday we met up for brunch and it was amazing.
I loved it because it wasn't buffet style, all you can eat aka 
I wear stretchy pants and get stuffed silly.

You pay for a plate and trust me it's plenty o' grub
and the meat...oh the meat is amazing.

I've been craving all week. 
Pretty sure I need to pay them another visit.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Holiday's have arrived.

It's the 1st of December...which of course means I can officially start
listening Buble's amazing Christmas album{who am I kidding, I started listening a couple weeks ago}.
Bring on all of that hot chocolate with peppermint,
movies by the fireplace,
sparkly lights galore,
my favorite Temple square, 
Holiday treats made only this time of year,
the smell of pine,
and heaps more.
The goal this year, to get my shopping done this weekend...holy moly it'd be a Christmas miracle!
I'm starting the Holiday season off by going to the Festival of Trees tonight...
should be a grand ol' time.
Let the Holiday season begin...
Happy Holidays!
{Isn't he just the dreamiest...}